$2500 Capilano Community Leadership Awards- due March 1st, 2019

Capilano University will be introducing a new suite of Entrance awards for the 2019-2020 academic year to provide more robust supports for students entering the university from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
Applications for the new Capilano Community Leadership Awards (CCLA), valued at $2,500, are now open. These awards will recognize highschool students who are entering the university with a strong academic standing as well as leadership and volunteerism in the community. We are pleased to be able to partner with you on the nomination process for these new awards.
The Capilano Excellence Scholarships (CAPX), our premier entrance scholarship, will continue to be offered as renewable scholarships for up to 4 years. These scholarships recognize high school graduates who demonstrate excellence in academics and show leadership in their school and community.
Additional information related to entrance award applications can be found on our website at www.capilanou.ca/future-students. The entrance awards application deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 1, 2019.
Questions about our entrance awards can be directed to Capilano University Financial Aid and Awards at finaid@capilanou.ca.
Toran Savjord
Vice President, Strategic Planning, Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness
North Vancouver Campus | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada V7J 3H5 | capilanou.ca

$1000 B. Davis Scholarship -due May 24, 2019

The website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.  The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019.
Application Procedure
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:
Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com before May 24, 2019.

Click HERE for more info.



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The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019


Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000


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$40,000 UBC Centennial Scholars Award- apply before December 1

The UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award program assists students who are transitioning to UBC from secondary school or another post-secondary institution. The purpose of the program is to financially support academically qualified students who show an interest in joining and contributing to the UBC community, but who would not be able to attend without significant financial assistance. Through the program, new students can access a variety of one-time and renewable awards of up to $40,000, payable over four years. For those studying on UBC’s Vancouver campus, there are opportunities to receive full-ride awards that cover the full cost of their degree and living expenses.

Are you eligible?

You are eligible to apply for a UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award if you are a strong academic student and meet all of UBC’s admission requirements. You must also be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident if Canada who is entering UBC’s Okanagan or Vancouver campus directly from high school, or transferring from another post-secondary institution into a direct-entry program for your first undergraduate degree.

Although you can specify two undergraduate degree choices in your application to UBC, your award application will only be considered for your first-choice campus and degree. The Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is separate from the Presidential Scholars Award. You are eligible to apply for both awards, provided you meet the criteria.

How do you apply?

You and your family must complete an application to demonstrate financial need. The application also requires a reference letter from someone who is well acquainted with you and who can comment on your character, interest in UBC, and financial situation. Your reference could be – but is not limited to – a coach, a teacher, your counsellor, your principal, your supervisor from a work or volunteer position, your family doctor, or a community or religious leader.


By December 1, you must:

When is the deadline?

  • Completed applications, including student information, parent/guardian information, and reference, must be received by UBC by December 1, 2018
  • If you submit an application for the 2019/20 academic year, UBC will notify you of a decision by May 15, 2019.

Please contact me with any questions at laida.falsetto@burnabyschools.ca.

Thank you,


BCIT Career Awareness Workshop for grade 10-12 students who have an interest in science – must apply before November 2nd

Do you have an interest in science and want to do lab workshops?

The BCIT Career Awareness Workshop date has been set!

Eligible students must:
– Have an expressed interest in science-related curriculum, be enthusiastic about scientific research and lab work, and be interested in learning about careers related to biotechnology
– Be a Grade 10, 11 or 12 student
– Actively participate in the lab-based workshopsand attend all sessions
– Be able to initiate and maintain conversation with practicing professionals
at an industry site concerning occupational information and scientific focus.


In order to apply:

  1. Complete the application package in the fillable PDF form and email it to biotech@bcit.ca
  2. Pay for WORKSHOP A: December 10-14, 2018. Student payments will be processed directly through BCIT Student and Enrolment Services.  Due to the high number of cancellations for Workshop B in previous years, we will be recruiting for it in January/February 2018. Students not selected for Workshop A will be notified when recruit for Workshop B begins and offered an opportunity to attend if still interested.
  1. A BCIT student number will be required on the application form and will not be processed without one. A link to student number set up process is included on form.

Carefully review the document HERE for program details including application and payment deadlines.

Please contact Program Manager for further information at 604-432-8831 or biotech@bcit.ca.
Applications must be submitted before Friday, November 2nd, 2018.

$6000 CBC Nonfiction Contest: submit your work between January 1- February 28, 2019

CBC Nonfiction Prize


WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished works of nonfiction up to 2000 words. There is no minimum.

WHEN: The competition is open for submissions from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2019.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by creating an account through Submittable. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: You can submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles.

WHO IS JUDGING: A team of readers from across Canada will read the entries and determine the longlist. The shortlist and winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.

WANT HELP? Subscribe to the CBC Nonfiction Prize newsletter for writing tips and support along the way. We will send you writing tips, tricks and prompts every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday while the CBC Nonfiction Prize is open.

WANT SUPPORT? Join our Canada Writes Facebook group! It’s a place where writers across Canada can connect with each other, support each other and even offer each other feedback.

SUBMIT IN FRENCH: If you’re looking to submit to the French short story prize, you can enter here.

OTHER PRIZES: The 2019 CBC Short Story Prize will open in September 2018. The 2019 CBC Poetry Prize will open in April 2019.

More info is on their website: https://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/cbc-nonfiction-prize-1.4090951


$10,000 SFU Entrance Scholarship for students with grades in the 90% range: due December 3rd

Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships – Application Required

Application Status:  Open

SFU recognizes high school students who demonstrate excellence in both their academic and extracurricular activities.  The value of a scholarship may range from $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover all tuition and mandatory supplementary fees normally required for the completion of a student’s first undergraduate degree at SFU.

Scholarships are available to domestic and international high school students admitted for the fall term to an undergraduate degree in any faculty.

Further funding, in the form of a living allowance, may be offered to support exceptionally talented students with demonstrated financial need

Entrance Awards and Bursaries will open November 1, 2018.

Application Deadline: December 03, 2018
Supporting Documentation Deadline: January 15, 2019
Minimum: grades in the 90% range or have a minimum 31 International Baccalaureate points
Scholarship value: $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and mandatory supplementary fees


Up to $40,000 UBC Centennial Award for students in financial need: Due December 1, 2018

The UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award program assists students in transition from secondary school and other post-secondary institutions to UBC. The purpose of this program is to support academically qualified students who show an interest in joining the UBC community, but who would not otherwise be able to attend without significant financial assistance.

This program offers entering students one-time and renewable awards of up to $40,000 payable over four years. There are opportunities for students studying on UBC’s Vancouver campus to receive full-ride awards, ranging in value up to the full cost of a student’s program and living expenses. The Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is separate from the Major Entrance Scholarships. Students are eligible to apply for both awards, provided they meet the criteria.

Click HERE for the website.

Deadline is Friday, December 1, 2018.

Please see me with any questions.  I’m also available to help edit your responses.

Best wishes,

Ms. Falsetto



$70,000 TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership: Due November 16, 2018

TD Canada Trust is interested in hearing from students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. For example, you may be cleaning up the environment, promoting social justice, or fighting child poverty. Check out what some of the past scholarship recipients have done to improve their community.

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who:

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • Are in the final year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec)
  • Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

What is it?

The TD Scholarship for Community Leadership awards students up to $70,000 for college or university (up to $10,000 for tuition per year, $7,500 a year for living expenses) for 4 years. It’s open to students across Canada who:

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • Are in final year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec)
  • Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

That’s me! I want to apply!

If this is something you’re excited about, then you should learn more about the application process. But here is the general process:

1. Write a 600-word essay (three copies) describing your community leadership experience.

  • Why you got involved
  • How your involvement shows initiative and innovation
  • The ways your efforts have strengthened others
  • How long you have been involved
  • What you think the long-term impact will be
  • How your community has affected you

2. Tell us about the other great things you’re doing. Include a brief description of the range of your other community activities with:

  • A letter of recommendation from your school
  • Two letters of support from community groups
  • Your academic transcript

3. If you’re really trying to impress, you also have the option of including:

  • A 250-word essay (three copies) describing your family and personal life, for example your family’s employment or economic situation
  • A 250-word essay about your life experiences if you have taken a year or more away from high school or CEGEP

More information is on their website: HERE

Application details are HERE.

Applications are due November 16, 2018.

Best wishes,