$1000 Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship: Deadline Friday, April 14th

Eligibility requirements:

• A graduating Grade 12 student enrolled at a B.C. secondary school (public or private). Priority will be given to those attending school in Burnaby

• A resident of Burnaby for the past three years

• Future plans to attend a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis

• Show evidence of high athletic ability and performance (this could be through photos of certificates, banners, medals, trophies…)

• Maintain a minimum of a C+ average (please include copy of transcript)

• Demonstrate leadership

• Be active in school and community

You are also required to submit a short cover letter summarizing your athletic endeavours along with your post-secondary athletic and academic goals and plans.

Application HERE.

Deadline is Friday, April 13, 2017.

$1000 Burnaby Rotary Club Scholarship for Community Leadership: Deadline Monday, April 3rd

This scholarship is well-suited for Byrne Creek students who are actively involved in leadership!

This scholarship is awarded annually to a well-rounded student who has demonstrated strong citizenship and leadership skills as demonstrated through voluntary participation in community and school activities. The scholarship shall be applicable towards post-secondary education or trades training at any approved institution.

In order to be eligible:

  1. A student must complete a personal application.  Application form is HERE;  or
  2. A staff member at the student’s school must submit a nomination form.

Criteria is HERE.

Deadline is Monday, April 3, 2017.

2-$2500 AES Engineering Scholarships. Deadline Friday, April 14th

AES Engineering is proud of our role in helping build stronger communities. Improving the morning commute, helping sick kids get better, or advancing medical research – these are some of the projects that define us, as a firm, and as individuals. Sustainability, innovation and being on the forefront of technology, are integral to our t design philosophy. We take great care in applying these values to every project, every step of the way.

Criteria for the award:

  • Academic achievement is not to be considered a factor
  • No restriction on post-secondary course of study
  • Award paid to a Canadian Post-secondary institution only
  • Final product becomes the property of AES Engineering for possible social media or  marketing/promotion use and will showcase the student for the purpose of showing the community the potential youth possess for the future.

How to apply:

Answer the following questions using whatever medium you choose (examples, PowerPoint, YouTube video, Prezi, Artwork, Essay, Illustration, Computer Program, Community Service Project)

  • What does “A Better Tomorrow” look like to you? How are you currently contributing to “A Better Tomorrow”?
  • How are you currently contributing to “A Better Tomorrow”?

More information HERE.

Application form HERE.

Deadline is Friday, April 14th, 2017.

$1000 Rick Blight Scholarship for athletes: deadline Friday, March 3rd

The Rick Blight Leadership in Action Scholarship for Athletes

If you are an athlete living in the Lower Mainland or in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor who is passionate about your sport and has made efforts to support your personal mental health and wellness or that of your sports team or community, we want to hear from you.  This scholarship is made possible by the Vancouver Canucks Alumni.  Five $1000 scholarships will be awarded.


  •   A leader in your personal mental wellness and/or that of your sports team, or community;
  •   Demonstrating a dedication to your sport;
  •   Currently enrolled in Grade 12 at a Lower Mainland/Sea-to-Sky Corridor high school;
  •   Fulfilling the requirements of the application package.

The application asks that you tell them:

1. How you have made mental wellness a priority in your life as an athlete.

2. About the contributions you have made in leadership or community service to support mental wellness within your sports team or community.

If you are wanting help writing your responses, this scholarship allows you to respond in video format.  You may also contact me for suggestions at laida.falsetto@sd41.bc.ca or by coming to B110.

More information is available HERE.

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 3rd.

Ms. Falsetto

Youth Ambassadors Program – 3 week exchange to the US: deadline Thursday, March 30th

The goals of this program are to promote mutual understanding between the US and Canada, increase leadership skills, and position youth to make a difference in their communities.  All travel expenses are covered by the Youth Ambassadors Program.

Youth Applicant Requirements:

  • Canadian citizen
  • 15 to 18 years old
  • At least 4 months of high school or CEGEP remaining (no June 2017 grads)
  • Demonstrated interest in the United States
  • Commitment to implement community service project
  • Interested in home stay experience


More information in the link below:



Powerpoint updates from today’s meeting — watch for the 5 things you need to do now

This is the time when lots of scholarship applications are due.  The powerpoint HERE summarizes key information.  We will have a more descriptive meeting once Burnaby District Scholarships are released.  This will likely be in two weeks.

In the mean time:

  • update your resume
  • contact people who will act as a strong reference
  • continue checking our website and @MsFalsettoByrne




Reminder: Apply for the Rotary “Adventures in…” Experiences: deadline Feb. 9th

The Rotary Club of Burnaby is proud to participate in a number of Adventure programs established by other Rotary clubs. These adventures take place throughout the country and are an opportunity for youth to showcase their talent, learn from industry professionals and an opportunity to further career opportunities. The club covers the registration and travel cost of the participant. The organizing Rotary Club arranges for the students to be Billeted with a host family. All other personal expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Deadline to apply for all of these is Thursday, February 9th.  All application forms and info are attached to the links. These have a $1500 value and travel experience.  Apply.

Click HERE for Adventures in Technology in Saskatoon. Travel dates: April 23-28

Click HERE for Adventures in Tourism in Kelowna. Travel dates: April 2-7

Click HERE for Adventures in Citizenship in Ottawa. Travel dates: April 30-May 3


UNESON High School Scholarships: $1000 for students who explain how the value of the union movement help build social values — deadline March 31st

Union of National Employees High School Scholarship:

The scholarships is designed to highlight union principles, as well as promote union and the labour movement in a positive way. The scholarship aim to create awareness of our 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.


Click HERE for application, criteria and process details.

Deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.