Living a Long Life to the Fullest
The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of her life. On August 30, 1995, Stacey was struck and killed by a car while jogging in North Toronto. She was only 18 years old.
Stacey loved life, and this annual student award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals, and Parachute’s overarching goal of a long life lived to the fullest, while maintaining an approach that is rooted in risk management and injury prevention. The selected recipient will receive $2,500 to do just that.
A short essay (maximum 2 pages, double-spaced, font size12) addressing the following questions:
- How do you demonstrate a long life lived to the fullest and how are you helping others to achieve this?
- How do you demonstrate Parachute’s goals, and brand values of nobility, courage, and inclusivity?
- If successful, how do you intend to use the funding provided by the Stacey Levitt Memorial Award?
Detailed application info is available HERE.
Application is due Friday, March 1st.
DAVID LAM/BC TEAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER SCHOLARSHIP
The application deadline for the David Lam/BC TEAL English Language Learner Scholarship is January 31st of each year. Successful applicants will be notified within six weeks of the application deadline.
David Lam/BC TEAL English Language Learner Scholarship was established by the TEAL Charitable Foundation to honour David C. Lam, the 25th Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia. During his lifetime, David C. Lam was respected for his commitment to excellence and public service. The TEAL Charitable Foundation honours his contributions to British Columbia through the David Lam/BC TEAL English Language Learner Scholarship.
The Scholarship is valued at up to $3,000. It recognizes an English language learner graduating from a BC secondary school who has combined academic competence with school and community service, and who wishes to further his/her education at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia.
Please note that applicants for the David C. Lam/BC TEAL ELL Scholarship must be documented permanent residents of Canada. International students on student visas are not eligible for this award.
Applicants are evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Must be a BC Grade 12 student who wishes to attend a BC post-secondary institution
- Documented English language coursework at the secondary level (Grades 9 to 12)
- Consistent improvement in academic courses at the secondary level
- Documented school or community service
Applicants are required to submit:
- A short description of the applicant’s life before coming to Canada
- A personal essay (original copy signed by the applicant):a. Two pages in length, double-spaced, approximately 500 words
b. Topic: How a post-secondary education will enable the applicant to make a positive contribution to Canadian society
- Two letters of reference:a. One from a teacher regarding academic performance
b. One from an administrator, counsellor, coach, sponsor, or coordinator regarding service to others
- Documented proof of permanent residency of Canadian citizenship
- Grade 9 to 11 transcripts, including all English language coursework
- Grade 12 transcripts to date
- Completed application and supporting documents. Click here to download the David Lam/BC TEAL English Language Learner Scholarship.
Disbursement of Funds
Funds will be disbursed as follows:
- The recipient is expected to commence post-secondary education within one year of receiving the scholarship.
- The recipient must submit registration receipts from a BC post-secondary institution prior to the disbursement of funds.
Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to send your application by mail, it should be postmarked on or before the deadline and sent to:
TEAL Charitable Foundation
Attention: David Lam/BC TEAL English Language Learner Scholarship
#206 – 640 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G4
All information is available HERE.
Application is due January 31, 2019.
Triumphing over adversity
The Cmolik Foundation awards scholarships to youth who have faced adversity in their lives and demonstrated tenacity. Many of our students would not be able to access post-secondary education without our help. With hard work and our support, their dreams can become reality.
For every BC student
Students who have lived in British Columbia for at least seven years and have experienced adversity in their lives are eligible to apply. They may not have top grades through high school but must be capable of succeeding at the post-secondary level.
In order to be eligible for a TCF Scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a BC resident for at least 7 years,
- Be in Grade 12 or a recent secondary school graduate,
- Have demonstrated financial need,
- Have faced adversity,
- Plan to be a full-time student,
- Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care),
- Use funding for a post-secondary institution, trade or college, and
- Be endorsed by their school principal.
In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, student applications will be adjudicated by a selection committee that will consider the student’s proven resilience in the face of adversity, their positive work ethic, their academic suitability, their contributions to their community, the clarity of their educational goals, their focused commitment, their fit with the organization, and the support of their references.
The Cmolik Foundation reimburses up to $35,000 for books/tuition for an undergraduate degree or equivalent, provided the student makes appropriate academic progress in keeping with the scholarship guidelines.
We only fund undergraduate programs or equivalent. Transportation and living costs are not eligible. Students receiving scholarship funding greater than $2,500 per semester from another agency will result in a reduction in our payment.
The maximum duration for funding is five (5) consecutive years from the start of the first semester. Students must take a minimum of four (4) courses per semester, unless pre-approved. Students must pass a minimum of three (3) courses per semester. Failed/withdrawn course costs are deducted from the scholarship.
Further details will be provided to successful candidates upon acceptance into the scholarship program.
Preliminary Applications are due to the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee on Friday, February 8th, 2019. Once shortlisted, the official application is due February 15th of each year for post-secondary enrolment commencing not later than September of that year.
All applicants must be endorsed by their secondary school. The principal’s nomination letter must be included with the application.
Each BC secondary school may only nominate one application unless prior permission received. Applications must be completed online.
Application is due Friday, February 8th, 2019.
To help promote the study of Chinese language and culture in British Columbia, the British Columbia Ministry of Education and the Education Office of the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver have partnered to jointly fund scholarship awards for B.C. students.
The BC-China Award for Excellence in Chinese offers up to fifty (50) $500 Awards for B.C. students studying Chinese. Each Award is jointly funded by the B.C. Ministry of Education ($250) and the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver ($250).
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Ordinarily reside in British Columbia
- Be school-age (not older than 19 years of age by June 30, 2019)
- Be enrolled as a full-time Grade 12 student at a public or independent school in British Columbia
- Have completed a Mandarin Chinese language course at the Grade 11 level in British Columbia with a minimum course grade of 86 % – course completion attained through challenge, equivalency or other course credit is not eligible
- Be enrolled in or have completed a Mandarin Chinese language course at the Grade 12 level
- Have attained a grade of 73% and above in all completed Grade 11 courses
More information is available HERE.
Application due March 1, 2019.
BC School Sports is pleased to announce the renewal of the following scholarships:
2 x $1500 (one male and one female) Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarships.
Applicants must have competed in at least two (2) BCSS approved sports during their grade 12 year. Unsuccessful applicants for the Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship will automatically be considered for their respective Zone Scholarship. (Please DO NOT complete two applications).
2 x $750 (one male and one female) Zone Scholarships.
Applicants must have competed in at least one (1) BCSS approved sport during grade 12. They must be enrolled in a BC School and must be graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College. Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS approved sport, have a minimum grade percentage of 75% and have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and/or community.
Two scholarships for $750 will be awarded for each athletic zone (one male and one female).
• Zone A – Kootenay • Zone B – Okanagan Valley • Zone D – Northwest • Zone E – Vancouver Island •Zone G – Fraser Valley • Zone C – North Central • Zone F – Lower Mainland
Application info is HERE. Due Monday, May 6th, 2019.
6 x $1000 Bert & Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship.
To qualify for the Badminton Scholarship, the applicant must:
• Have played badminton for a BC School Sports member school
• Demonstrate leadership and volunteerism within their school or community
• Plan to attend an accredited Canadian post-secondary school
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Application info is HERE. Due Monday, May 6th, 2019.
2 x $1000 BC Dairy scholarship.
To qualify, applicants must have competed in BCSS approved sports, specifically, girls volleyball or ultimate during the applicant’s grade 12 school year. Applicants must be enrolled in a BC secondary member school, be graduating this 2018-19 school year and will be entering their first full-time studies in a Canadian University of College. Applicants must have demonstrated school spirit, a healthy lifestyle, and community involvement in order to be considered.
Application info is HERE. Due Monday, May 6th, 2019.
All information can be found in the awards section of the BC School Sports website: http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/awards/scholarships
Each winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.
Download the 2019 Application package
Email applications before noon before Friday, February 8, 2019.