Up to $5,000 Lisa Huus Bursary for persons with disabilities: Deadline is Thursday, May 31st

LISA HUUS BURSARY assists persons with physical disabilities to begin or continue post-secondary education in British Columbia.

About the Bursary
The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund provides bursaries in the range of $500 to $2,000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education for academic credit at the University of Victoria or other accredited post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs.

  • Persons with disabilities studying at the University of Victoria or another accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia.
  • Persons attending a qualifying post-secondary institution who require a personal attendant, are dependent on a mechanical device for mobility or maintenance of body functions, require major continuing therapies, or have other significant special needs.
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Only complete applications that meet all stated criteria will be considered for funding

Bursary Amount: Up to $5,000 per student

For eligibility requirements, to learn more, or to apply CLICK HERE.

Deadline to apply: Thursday, May 31st


2 x $1,750, 1 x $1,500, and 1 x $2,500 Looking Glass Scholarships for students who have received or are receiving treatment for an eating disorder: Deadline is July 6th

Each year, the Looking Glass Foundation awards several thousand dollars to BC students who have received, or are currently receiving, treatment for an eating disorder. They are now accepting applications for our Persevere, Rise Above, and Pursue Your Passion scholarships, to be awarded to 3 promising students!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Applications are open to all genders and ages, in any program area
  • Eligible scholarship recipients are Canadian students enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited BC post-secondary institution,
    are BC residents enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Students should be commencing or returning to full-time studies between September 2018 and January 2019
  • The application deadline is July 6th, 2018
  • You can apply online on March 1st! Application forms, rules, and full instructions will be made available on our webpage at that time

Please contact scholarship@lookingglassbc.com with any questions or concerns.

Details of the scholarships available: 

Rise Above Scholarship: $1,750
The Looking Glass Foundation awards this scholarship to someone who is making a difference through community service and leadership. This year, we are delighted to award the Rise Above scholarship in honour of two highly valued members of the LGF Community: Jeff and Sonia Hayes. The Hayes have been generous donors, supporters, and volunteers with Looking Glass for nearly a decade, and we look forward to awarding the Jeff and Sonia Hayes Rise Above Scholarship to a deserving recipient this year!

Pursue Your Passion Scholarship: $1,750
The Looking Glass Foundation awards this scholarship in recognition of someone’s passion, excitement, and enthusiasm for a goal or ideal – around which they have special aspirations for higher learning.

Persevere Scholarship: $1,500
The Looking Glass Foundation awards this scholarship to someone who demonstrates a need for financial assistance in reaching their academic goals. The recipient of this scholarship will also be awarded the Elise Skoglund Bursary of $1,000.

Elise Skoglund Bursary – $1,000

The Elise Skoglund Bursary is funded by Elise, her family and friends. It was created to honor and recognize Elise’s own triumphs and setbacks in her struggles with the disease; as well as her many contributions to the wellness of others through her involvement in the Eating Disorder peer support community. The bursary is linked to the Persevere Scholarship and is intended to provide additional financial support and recognition for individuals pursuing academic goals.

More information about the Looking Glass Foundation:

Hand in Hand Support Program

This popular, in-demand program is designed to provide meaningful, weekly support to people ages 16+ who are struggling with an eating disorder. Each participant is matched with a trained volunteer mentor* who offers compassion, judgment-free listening, and acceptance, as well as guidance in setting positive goals and boundaries. We emphasize the importance of self-care, and help our participants to explore what “recovery” means for them personally.

Hand in Hand is available either in-person or via Skype, and is available to to people of all genders and backgrounds, ages 16+. It’s free, and there is no limit to how long you wish to receive support. To learn more, or to register, please visit our webpage: https://www.lookingglassbc.com/hand-in-hand/

Individualized Support Service

This new, customized program is similar in some ways to Hand in Hand, except that all of the support takes place in a private, anonymous, online setting. Each participant is given their own private forum space where they can safely share their struggles,  goals, hopes, and triggers with a team of trained volunteer mentors.* Participants can access the forum space 24/7, and their posts will receive an encouraging, supportive, thoughtful message from one or more volunteers within 24 hours.

ISS is available to people of all genders and backgrounds, ages 14+. It’s free, and there is no limit to how often, or for how long you wish to receive support. To learn more, or to register, please visit our webpage: https://www.lookingglassbc.com/individualized-support-service/

*Our volunteer mentors are required to pass both a Criminal Record and a Vulnerable Persons background check.

$1250 Dogwood Scholarship information now posted: Deadline Tuesday, May 29th

Dogwood District/Authority Scholarship Application

The Ministry of Education will award twenty-two $1250 scholarships to Byrne Creek students who have excelled in one of seven elective areas (listed below).  These students will also be enrolling in a post-secondary program to continue their studies in that elective area.

To apply, please complete THIS preliminary application and submit it to Ms. Falsetto in room B110 before Tuesday, May 29th. If your preliminary application is approved, you will be contacted to complete the official district application. All official applications will be forwarded to the District Scholarship Committee for consideration and selection will be based on final percentage and experience in the area.

You must demonstrate excellence in one of the following elective areas:

Elective area Course/experience requirement
Fine Arts Visual, Dance, Drama, Music
Applied Skills Business Ed, Tech Ed, Home Economics, Cooking or Culinary ACE_IT
Physical Activity Athletics, dance, gymnastics. Not limited to Physical Education-i.e. provincial volleyball, sports camps, etc.
International Languages Taken more than two languages with IRP’s or External Assessments, including AP courses.
Technical and Trades Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cooks Training, Construction and any of the tech/trade Ace-It programs
Community Service Must have two or more leadership type classes, be going into a field of service and must have two or more letters demonstrating over 300 hours of community involvement. There is a demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness.
Indigenous Languages and Culture Portfolio of work showing participation in school or community. Community service/volunteer activity in this area: participation in a minimum of 300 hours of community service/volunteer activity in this area over grades 10 through 12. Demonstration of good attendance, punctuality, work habits and cooperation.


  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and must have demonstrated superior achievement in one of the elective areas listed above.
  • You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (C+ average) based on your best 10 grade 11 and 12, 4 credit courses AND you must have taken a concentration of courses (at least 4 at the grade 11 & 12 level) in one of the elective areas listed above.
  • One of the 4 courses can be Work Experience 12A, provided it was done in your chosen elective areas. Other courses outside of the chosen area (both academic and non-academic) that have a direct and obvious relationship to the chosen elective area may also be counted among the FIVE. (If you are in doubt about this submit your application and we will decide)
  • You must graduate from high school before August 31, 2018 and be enrolled in post secondary program to continue studies in your chosen elective area.
  • You must demonstrate good attendance, punctuality, work habits and cooperation.
  • You must pass English 12 or Communications 12.
  • You CAN receive both a provincial scholarship (based on provincial exam results) as well as one of these scholarships-this was not the cast in past years.

Application form is available HERE.

Deadline is Tuesday, May 29th.

Please note: This is the day before the Grad Ceremony.

















$2000-$5000 Automotive Industry Scholarships for students who come from a low income family: Deadline Saturday, June 30th

The Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc. will award in 2018 a total of 10 Scholarships & Bursaries up to $20,000.

The awards were developed to aid low-income individuals ($40,000 or less combined family income) enrolled in a post-secondary automotive industry related program.

The Foundation has asked for help in promoting the awards to our students and encouraging you to apply.

The new awards are:

Ed Coates Memorial Red Seal Automotive Trades Scholarship            – $5,000 (quantity 1)
William (Willie) Freeburn Memorial Automotive Glass Technician Scholarship    – $500 (quantity 2)

The seven existing awards doubled for 2018:

Bob Clarke Memorial Scholarship        – $2,000 (quantity 1)
BC Auto Recyclers Bursary              – $2,000 (quantity 2)
Automotive Trades Development Scholarship          – $2,000 (quantity 2)
Apprenticeship Scholarship – 2nd year applicants    – $2,000 (quantity 1)
Apprenticeship Scholarship – 3rd year applicants     – $2,000 (quantity 1)

For the Automative Retailers Foundation Inc. website, CLICK HERE.

For the application form, CLICK HERE.

Deadline to apply is Saturday, June 30th. 

Up to $3,500 in grants for students with a passion for technology: Deadline May 4th

BC Tech Scholarship Program is proud to provide grants to students who have a proven ​passion for technology,​ a desire to ​leave a mark in the tech sector,​ and are pursuing a ​post-secondary education in a technology-related program.​

2018 Grant Amounts:

  • Up to ​3 x $3,500​ for current University and College students
  • Up to ​3 x $2,500​ for Grade 12 graduates entering post-secondaryEligible Disciplines Include:
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Biotech
  • Cleantech
  • IT & Applied Technology
  • Business & Technology Management
  •  Product Management
  •  Digital Media
  • and other technical programs.Scholarship Criteria:

    Please click HERE​  to find out more about the scholarship criteria for University/College students and Grade 12 graduates entering post-secondary.

    Deadline to Apply: 11:59 PM Friday May 4, 2018

    If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Mok at ​amok@wearebctech.com.​

For general information, click HERE.

Up to $7000 scholarship for students wanting to get certification as a Commercial Heavy Duty Mechanic: Deadline June 30th

The Association of School Transportation Services of British Columbia (ASTSBC) will award a scholarship to eligible student(s) attending an educational facility in the Province of British Columbia for the express purpose of attaining certification as a Commercial Heavy Duty Mechanic. The Association will sponsor a maximum of four (4) students at any one time.

Eligibility Criteria for the ASTSBC Scholarship:

The applicant must:

  1. a)  be registered at an approved (authorized or certified) British Columbia educational facility;
  2. b)  have a minimum GPA of 3.5;
  3. c)  be a Canadian citizen;
  4. d)  submit a complete, up-to-date, official high school transcript from Grade 12 or proof of equivalency;
  5. e)  complete and submit the Scholarship Application, which includes 2 essays to be written by the applicant.

    Question 1: Describe the importance of a Commercial Heavy-Duty Mechanic as it relates to the Kindergarten to Grade 12 educational system.

    Question 2: What do you think is the greatest advancement in the various technologies used in heavy-duty vehicles over the last 10 years?

Please submit applications by June 30 or December 31.

For more information and application form, click HERE.

If you have any questions, please email to info@astsbc.org with “ASTSBC Scholarship” in subject line.

$1000 Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship: Deadline Friday, April 27th

Criteria for the BRTA Scholarship:

  1. The student has been enrolled in a Burnaby school for his/her two senior years and has maintained a good standard of achievement.
  2. The student intends to register at a post-secondary institution and has financial need.

Additional Factors for consideration:

The student has:

  • Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work: tutoring, peer counselling, church, clubs, recreation, etc.
  • Been actively involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, leadership, government, dance, music, athletics, debating, etc.]
  • Demonstrated special skills, hobbies, interests, and/or training
  • Demonstrated responsibility

If you meet the above criteria, please submit a short statement (no more than one page, double spaced) explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this $1000 scholarship to Ms. Falsetto before Friday, April 27th.

This scholarship will be presented at our School Leaving Ceremony on Wednesday, May 30.

$3000 Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association Wynn Richmond Scholarship for students intending to pursue an Education Degree: Deadline Friday, April 27th

The Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association is offering one $3000 scholarship to a Byrne Creek student who intends to pursue an Education Degree.

Criteria for the BRTA Wynn Richmond Bursary Fund:

  1. The student should have been enrolled in a Burnaby school for his/her two senior years and maintained a high standard of achievement.
  2. The student must intend to pursue an Education Degree at one of the following B.C. post-secondary institutions:
  • University of British Columbia
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Victoria
  • Malaspina College/University
  • University of Northern British Columbia

If you meet the above criteria, please submit a short statement (no more than one page, double spaced) about your interest in an Education Degree and why you are a suitable candidate for this $3000 scholarship to Ms. Falsetto before Friday, April 27th.

The Bursary must be claimed within two years of receipt.

This scholarship will be presented at our School Leaving Ceremony on Wednesday, May 30.

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 27th

$1000 Youth Transforming Society for dedication and commitment to selfless community service: Deadline May 4th

$1000 awards will recognize students for their dedication and commitment to selfless service in the community. We hope to continue to celebrate the achievements of young people who have created positive change.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for this award, the applicant must be:

1. A graduating, grade 12 student attending secondary school in the Lower Mainland.
2. Attending a Canadian post-secondary institution on a full time basis beginning September 2018. Proof of acceptance may be requested.
3. Actively involved in voluntary pursuits of any kind (humanitarian, environmental, etc.).
4. Minimum academic average of 70%. Proof of average may be requested.

How To Apply

1. Review the eligibility criteria, application steps, and information document.

2. Complete the application form. Click here to access the form.

3. Email us your resume detailing your volunteer experience, leadership work, and any other extracurricular activities to youthtransformingsociety@gmail.com. Title your document under your name (e.g. John Smith). Your application will be considered incomplete if you do not submit your resume by the deadline.

4. Send us a video of yourself answering the questions found below in bullet points. We ask that you email us a link to Google Drive, YouTube, or Dropbox from where we can directly download your video. Title your video under your name (e.g. John Smith). Please ensure your video is between 5-7 minutes.
– What challenges have you overcome when it comes to giving back, stepping outside of your comfort zone, and taking initiative? Please explain what steps you took to overcome these challenges.
– How do you feel when you think outside of yourself, and contribute to something bigger than you?

*PLEASE NOTE* – Send both your resume and link to your video in the same email. In the subject line of your email, please use the following format – “Your Name – YTS Scholarship.”

Click HERE to access the website.

Deadline is Friday, May 4th.