Up to $100,000 Loran Scholarship for Character, Service, Leadership: Application deadline Monday, October 16th

Loran Scholars Foundation:

In partnership with universitiesdonors and volunteers across the country, we’re investing in the future of Canada. We offer the country’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate award (valued at $100,000) to young Canadians on the basis of character, service and the promise of leadership.

Byrne Creek can sponsor up to three candidates. If you are not selected to be sponsored, you are encouraged to apply into the Direct Pool (details below).



In order to be sponsored by Byrne Creek, please respond  to the questions listed below. You must submit these responses to Ms. Falsetto and the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee before Monday, October 16, 2017. You will be notified the following day if you are sponsored.

Please recognize that your full sponsored application is due to https://apply.loranscholar.ca/candidate_profiles/new on Wednesday, October 18th.

  1. Describe what you consider to be your most significant volunteer contribution to date in terms of its value to your school or larger community. Why was it important to you and others?
  2. Describe a time you challenged yourself by taking on a task/project you felt was beyond your scope and capability at the time. Why did you do it? What happened?

3A) Please list up to three significant leadership roles where you were responsible for organizing a group of people in order to achieve a common goal or task.

3B) Choose the leadership role above that was the most challenging for you. What goal did you establish with your group? Describe the steps you took to reach your goal. What difficulties did you face with the group, and how did you resolve them? Whether or not you reached your goal, tell us what you learned about yourself and others in the process.

  1. Describe a time when you took the initiative to address an unmet need at school or in the community. What was the need and what steps did you take? What were the results of your actions?


What Loran Looks For: As you know, our selection criteria are character, service and leadership. We are looking for young people who deeply value honesty, are curious by nature and are interested in a wide range of subjects. The scholars we select are willing to take meaningful risks and prioritize results over appearances. Each one has shown a sustained commitment to service in the community, has taken the initiative to create positive changes and is interested in working for a better world.

Direct Pool: If more than three students are interested in applying, please encourage the other students to apply to our direct pool. We understand that there are sometimes more qualified candidates than there are sponsorship spots, and offer the direct pool process for this reason. Although sponsored candidates have historically received more provincial awards and honour citations, we select Loran Scholars through both application processes.
Eligibility criteria for high school students

  • Be in their final year of uninterrupted full- time studies in high school.
  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older as of September 1st, 2018.

Important Dates:

October 18: Deadline for all sponsored applications to be submitted

October 25: Deadline for all direct pool applications to be submitted

Grade 12 students can start their application today at apply.loranscholar.ca. They may also view our application overview and a sample application form.

See Ms. Falsetto with any questions or email at laida.falsetto@sd41.bc.ca or Twitter @msfalsettobyrne.


Best wishes,

Ms. Falsetto

$5000 Horatio Alger Scholarships for Community Service: Deadline October 25th


To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be graduating high school with plans to enter a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018 or must be CEGEP students planning to pursue a university education
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a degree at a post-secondary institution (in Quebec a three year vocational program or a two year preparatory program followed by a university degree are acceptable)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
  • Be Canadian citizens

Details on the website HERE.

Deadline is October 25, 2017.

$1000 RE/MAX Quest for Excellence: Submissions opened on September 11th

RE/MAX of Western Canada has renewed the Quest for Excellence bursary program. This year we are once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students.

This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca.

2018 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from September 11, 2017 until midnight March 12, 2018. Only online entries will be accepted.

Click Here for More Quest Info

Click Here for Quest School Poster

Click Here for Quest Info Poster

Deadline: March 12, 2018

PUT THIS IN YOUR CALENDAR… it seems like a long way away but it will come up quickly.



$500 AES Scholarship. What would it take for you to consider your life successful? Deadline October 6th

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00

The winner(s) will be announced within 2 weeks of the deadline.

 Each winner will be personally notified by email.

Website link is HERE.


Deadline: October 6, 2017

$5000 Scotiabank National Scholarship – earlybird deadline Sept.20 / regular deadline November 2

There is $80,000 available in scholarships:

  • five early bird scholarships of $1000 (due September 20)
  • fifteen scholarships at $5000 (3 of these are for International students)

What do you have to do?

In 150 words or less, tell Scotiabank what word, quote, or phrase best represents your life as a student and why.

Information video HERE.

Advertisement poster HERE.

Early bird deadline: Wednesday, September 20

Regular deadline: Thursday, November 2

Welcome back to school, Grads of 2018!

This is an exciting year that will present many new experiences, opportunities and success! There are many organizations that want to recognize you for your hard work, determination and perseverance in the form of scholarships.

Start thinking about the successes you have achieved through hard work and write down what you have learned from those experiences. These lessons will help you describe why you are the best candidate for scholarships that arise.

I have posted a PowerPoint presentation that outlines some key points HERE.

In the coming months, I will post information about scholarship opportunities on this website, on Twitter @MsFalsettoByrne, and in the School Bulletin.  Feel free to email me at laida.falsetto@sd41.bc.ca if you have questions.

Sending my best,

Ms. Falsetto