$100,000 Schulich Scholarships in STEM: due January 21

Dear Grads,

Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) programs at our 20 Canadian partner universities.

50 Schulich Scholarships are awarded each year:

  • 25 at $100,000 for engineering
  • 25 at $80,000 for science, technology or mathematics

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Graduate high school or Cégep in the 2018/19 academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Plan to enroll in STEM at one of our partner universities (there are 20 in Canada)
  • Meet at least two of the following criteria:
    • Academic excellence
    • Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial)
  • Financial need
  • Planning to pursue a career in technology, innovation, engineering, or scientific research
  • Not planning a career as a medical practitioner or in medical research

How do you apply?

Submit an application package with the information below to Ms. Falsetto. Based on the information you provide, the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee will nominate one student.

  • indicate which universities you wish to attend
  • indicate your top three achievements (academic or other)
  • submit a 600 word essay demonstrating why you should win
  • submit an optional 250 word essay outline extenuating circumstances
  • submit a short answer to identify where you see yourself in 10 years
  • submit two single-page letters o reference that include email and telephone contact information for verification
  • submit a copy of up-to-date transcript

Deadline to apply to the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee is Monday, January 21, 2019.  The official deadline to apply to the Schulich Foundation is Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

More application information is available HERE.

Schulich website is HERE.

Last year, a Burnaby Mountain student won a Schulich award. Go Burnaby! I hope you apply for this award.  Please contact me with any questions.

Best wishes,

Ms. Falsetto

$10,000 Horatio Alger Scholarships for students who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity: due date October 25

Hi Grads,

There are many Byrne students who commit quality services and countless hours to our community. Take a close look at this scholarship and apply.

The Horatio Alger scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students in Canada who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • be graduating high school with plans to pursue a university education in the fall
  • exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program
  • demonstrate critical financial need (annual net income of $65,000 or less)
  • be involved in co-curricular and community activities
  • display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • attend a high school and reside in Canada
  • be a Canadian citizen

More information:

The Association offers two levels of award. Only one application is needed to be considered for both scholarships. The National Entrepreneurial Scholarship will be awarded to ten students in the amount of $10,000. National Entrepreneurial Scholars will also attend an all-expenses paid conference in April held in Washington, DC. An additional one hundred and sixty students will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 for the Canadian Scholarship.



Apply before Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Please contact me with any questions.

Best wishes,



$1000 RE/MAX Scholarship for leadership and community contributions: due date March 11, 2019 (put this in your calendar)

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.
2019 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from September 10, 2018 until midnight March 11, 2019. Only online entries will be accepted.    
Together we can make a difference in the lives of our students by touching on their passion and spirit.    

$500 AES Scholarship for character: Due date: October 6, 2018

Scholarship Criteria

AES is 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
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year. For more information, visit: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

The winner(s) will be announced within 2 weeks of the deadline.
 Each winner will be personally notified by email.
Best wishes always,

$100,000 Loran Scholarship for Character, Service, and Leadership : Due date October 10, 2018

Dare to make a difference.

Become a Loran Scholar.

Commit to creating positive change.


Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes study at one of the partnered universities, summer internships, mentorship and a community of supporters and alumni working towards a better country and world.

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 Wednesday, October 10th, 2018. 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 17th.

  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, the selection criteria involves character, service and leadership. They are looking for young people who deeply value honesty, are curious by nature and are interested in a wide range of subjects. The scholars selected 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, other students are encouraged to apply to the direct pool. Loran understands 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, Loran Scholars are selected 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, 2019.
Find out more:
We will grant up to 34 Loran Awards, each valued at $100,000 over four years of undergraduate studies, as well as up to 104 finalist/provincial awards ($5,000 or $2,000 each, respectively) to promising candidates. Please post the promotionalposter at your school, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Important Dates:

October 17: Deadline for all sponsored applications to be submitted

October 24: 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 the application overview and a sample application form.

Fun fact: Byrne Creek’s Nazampal Jaswal (Grad 2010) won a $70,000 Loran Scholarship!

Go to www.loranscholar.ca for more information.

See Ms. Falsetto, email at laida.falsetto@burnabyschools.ca or check Twitter @MsFalsettoByrne with any questions.

Best wishes always,

Ms. Falsetto



Welcome back, Grads 2019! Scholarship information here:

Hello Graduating Class of 2019!

I am the Scholarships Coordinator at Byrne Creek. I will be receiving scholarship information throughout the year from various donors.  When information comes my way, I will share it with you by:

  • Posting it on this website
  • Tweeting the link on @MsFalsettoByrne and linking @ByrneCreekSS
  • Posting information in the school bulletin

There are hundreds of thousands of dollars available in scholarships.  In order to access the information, you are encouraged to search for scholarship opportunities online, keep up-to-date with my posts and ask around. You may also register your information with www.scholartree.ca.  It is a great place to find scholarships.

While scholarships often require good academic standing, many are awarded to students who have experienced significant learning in their life.  This may be from working through challenges, dealing with adversity, or overcoming hardship.

There will be an information meeting on Monday, September 17th (B104). If you miss this meeting, I will repeat it on Thursday, September 20th (B110) at lunch. 

You are welcome to email me at laida.falsetto@burnabyschools.ca with questions.

Best wishes always,

Ms. Falsetto