Belty Spalton Education Scholarship

The Betty Spalton Trust Fund was established in 1999 to provide financial support to individuals obtaining an education in fields associated with the road building and heavy construction industry. As one of the goals of this fund is to encourage diversity in the industry, preference is given to females and/or members of minority groups. The fund honours Betty Spalton, an industry and Association leader who died after a brief illness in 1999.

The Betty Spalton Education Fund is a merit-based scholarship, awarding the successful candidate $1,500 for study and living expenses.

Application Requirements:

  • Any student entering or continuing studies leading to a career in road building, road maintenance or heavy construction.
  • Preference will be given to students who are female and/or members of minority groups.
  • Program of study may be either full or part-time at any BC college, university, technical or trades institute.
  • Individuals returning back to school to upgrade their skills and knowledge are welcome to apply.
  • The judges reserve the right not to award the scholarship if no suitable candidates apply.
  • Canadian citizens.

Applications must include:

  • A brief 250 – 500 word essay explaining interest in obtaining an education in the field and career goals.
  • Transcripts from any secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.
  • A resume.

DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2016

All application packages should be submitted to:

Betty Spalton Educational Trust Fund
B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association
Suite 307, 8678 Greenall Avenue
Burnaby, B.C.
V5J 3M6

BC Tech Scholarships 2016


BC Technology Scholarship Program provides grants to students who have a proven passion for technology, a desire to work in a tech company, and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a technology-related discipline (including Engineering, Digital Media, Product Management, Bio-tech, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Computer Science, and more.)

Scholarship Criteria

  • Be accepted into a publicly funded, BC-based educational institution
  • Be pursuing a full-time, minimum 2-year program beginning in September 2016
  • Be a permanent resident, landed immigrant or citizen of Canada
    (Proof of status will be required before grants will be awarded)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need

Grant Amounts

  • 2 x $5,000 for current University and College students.
  • 6 x $1,000 for Grade 12 Graduates entering post-secondary

For more information and application form please visit room B102 or follow this link…

DEADLINE: APRIL 27, 2016 11:59:59PM PT

2016 Burnaby Teachers Association Essay Contest

ebc9e1c80efd56420f72ae8f7bd4fcc1        The Burnaby Teacher’s Association (BTA) has launched an essay contest about climate change. The essay is aimed at senior students with a prize of $500 to two winners and at junior students with a prize of $50 in gift certificates to two winners.

Entry form is at Ms. Fujiki’s room(B102)

The deadline for the essay is March 31, 2016


R2R Film Festival


Reel 2 Real International Youth Film Festival is rapidly approaching and there are some great opportunities we want to share.

Talent Lab

Talent Lab is an excellent opportunity for youth to develop media literacy, cultural awareness, and global understanding. These weekday matinee screenings of thought-provoking films are followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, producers and actors for in depth discussion about content, message and aesthetic. Viewing guides are provided to all participating teachers, offering  useful questions, activities and additional resources for integrating each program’s content into the classroom

Fee: Film (per student) $5
Film + Workshop* (per student) $8

Teachers and Chaperones are free

Youth Media Conference
This day-long conference combines a panel discussion on Representation in Popular Culture, New Perspectives (a short film program), a job fair for the local entertainment industry, and a showcase for youth-made content. The 3rd annual Youth Media Conference is designed to inspire young people to become creators, and will align them with the tools to engage in constructive critique (see flyer and web for details)

Fee: $10 / student in advance (pre-registration is required)


Contact to register your class. Bookings will be handled on a first-come first-served basis. We accept registrations from school groups, home learners and individual elementary school students with a guardian, and individual high school students with school and parental consent.

For more information…

April 8-15, 2016

The Burnaby Optimist Club

The Burnaby Optimist Club is an affiliated service organization carrying the motto Friend of Youth”. Since 1994 the Burnaby Optimist Club has donated over $150,000 and committed thousands of volunteer hours of service to community events and projects.


Application Requirements

  • A resume outlining the community groups/organization/activities you have been and are currently involved with – provide details of position (s) held and list any awards received
  • A current transcript of your grades
  • One letter of reference from a representative of an organization of an organization you are currently involved with
  • One additional reference letter from an individual who represent a different organization – preferably one that you are still involved with
  • A complete application form

Those wishing to apply for this scholarship can pick up an application form in Room B102.


Attention all Grade 12s that are attending the School Leaving Ceremony


This year, Graduates will have the opportunity to personalize one aspect of what is said as they cross the stage at the School Leaving Ceremony on Monday, May 30th. Awards (such as honour roll, service awards, scholarships etc.) will already be mentioned. The deadline to enter your write up is April 1st click here to add your submission.

Due date is April 1st

2016 Student on Ice Arctic Expedition


The student on Ice is an award-winning organization offering unique educational expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic. We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the generous support of our many partners and supporters, numerous scholarships are available for interested youth  They are now accepting applications for the 2016 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition.

The 16th annual Students on Ice Arctic Expedition will be a profound hands-on experience for youth to expand their knowledge of the changing circumpolar world, foster a new understanding and respect for the planet, and gain the inspiration and motivation needed to help lead us to a healthy and sustainable future.

Activities will include wildlife encounters, visits to remote Arctic communities, as well as the opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge and insight into the dynamics of climate change, traditional Inuit knowledge, scientific research, policy, and other important Arctic and global issues.

The expedition will involve 120 youth from around the world along with a team of world-class scientists, Inuit Elders, educators, artists, musicians, CEO’s, dignitaries, journalists, authors, and innovators. Students will develop a deeper connection to nature and the inspiration, education and motivation to become leaders in their community and beyond.

The expedition dates are July 21 to August 05, 2016. The expedition begin in Ottawa, ON and will travel together to Kuujjuaq, QC and sail through the eastern Canadian Arctic and western Greenland.

Details and instructions are online! For Student Application form and criteria click HERE

For more information

The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for our 2016 Arctic Expedition!

Deadline: March 11, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST

2016 Union of National Employees BC/YK High School Bursary

The Union of National Employees’ (UNE) high school scholarships are designed to highlight union principles, as well as promote the union and the labour movement in a positive way. The scholarships aim to create awareness of this union within high schools and provide financial assistance to worthy students. This initiative will encourage youth to become more involved in union activity or social justice activities.
Here is the criteria:

  • A Scholarship is offered to a high school student in each of the Union of National
    Employees’ regions.
  • This scholarship is intended for full-time or part-time study at a post-secondary
  • Applicants must submit a completed application form to the Union of National
    Employees no later than March 31. They must also submit a 1200 to 1500-word
    essay detailing how the union movement has helped to build the social values that
    Canadians hold dear.
  • In reviewing essays, passion, content and knowledge of the subject matter are part of the evaluation criteria.
  • The scholarships will be awarded in each of the Union of National Employees
    respective regions.
  • Recipients must provide proof of registration before a cheque will be released to

For more information on application guidelines & awards click here

The application form can be found on this website

Please ensure that the criteria is met and application form is completed correctly.

Deadline March 31, 2016

Coast Capital Savings


The Coast Capital Savings, knows that paying for an education can be challenging. It can be especially challenging for youth who’ve faced more than their share of personal hurdles. That’s why they created the Youth Get It Education Awards. This year they are offering two awards, Standing Tall Award and the Beth Hutchinson Award.

For 2016, we’re offering at total of 60 Education Awards, as follows:

Standing Tall Award
59 Awards of $2500 Available
Our Standing Tall Awards support youth who have faced adversity and not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health issues, family issues, personal loss, or lack of supports (for example, youth who are or who have been in government care).
Beth Hutchinson Award
One $5000 Award Available
One individual will be selected to receive the Beth Hutchinson Award.  This award recognizes the young person in Surrey who best exemplified a commitment to continuing their education in the face of considerable health challenges.

Beth was an inspirational Standing Tall winner in 2012, and we’re honouring her memory by making the Beth Hutchinson Award available to a student from her home community of Surrey, BC.

To be eligible to receive an award, students must not have previously received an Education Award from us, and be:

  • A Canadian Citizen or permanent resident
  • A BC resident (for at least 6 months)
  • Graduating high school in June 2016 from one of 24 School Districts (see attached) in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid and southern Vancouver Island and Kelowna
  • Planning to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in Fall 2016

For lists for The Youth Get It Awards please, follow this link.

For application please, follow this link.

All awards will be presented by June 30, 2016.

BCIT Entrance Awards 2016-2017


We are pleased to announce that the following Entrance Awards are available to students who are planning to attend BCIT. The Entrance Awards recognize academic and non-academic achievements of students entering an eligible full-time BCIT program, including part-time and full-time Bachelor’s degrees. Up to 25 BCIT President’s Entrance Awards are available for current Secondary School students, valued up to $4,000 each.

We have attached a copy of our Entrance Awards package for your reference, as well as a poster to be placed where grade 12 students will see it.  Copies of this package can also be downloaded directly from our web site at

Application Forms

Entrance Awards Selection Criteria

All Entrance Awards are adjudicated on a competitive basis. Selection is based on academic standing in secondary school and/or post-secondary studies. Other factors may be taken into consideration such as participation in school activities, community involvement and demonstrated leadership qualities. Where applicable, these additional criteria are listed under the Award-specific Information section in entrance award descriptions. All BCIT Entrance Awards applicants are notified of decisions in writing.

Entrance Awards Eligibility Criteria

  • must have applied for admission to BCIT and have been assigned a BCIT ID.
  • must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • must commence full-time studies between April 1, 2016and March 31, 2017.
  • must complete one BCIT entrance award application with all supporting documentation attached.
  • entrance award application must be received at the Student Financial Aid and Awards office by 4 pm on the earliest deadline date of your selected entrance awards.
  • must remain registered as a full-time student during the academic period for which an award is given.
  • must maintain satisfactory academic standing during the academic period for which an award is given.
  • if you are under disciplinary review or placed on a student performance contract you may be restricted from receiving an entrance award disbursement.
  • Entrance awards are tenable only at BCIT and are not transferable.
  • Entrance awards are not deferrable and must be accepted in the year in which they are awarded.
  • Failure to adhere to all entrance award criteria will result in the award being revoked. At that time, you will have 30 days to repay the amount of the award in full.

Visit Room B102 to see all the scholarships available and find which one you are eligible for. Application forms can also be found in Room B102.

Deadline August 5, 2016 and January 6,2017