Update! Spirit of BC Scholarship not available to Byrne Creek Grads this year

The Spirit of BC Scholarships are awarded annually to graduates on a rotating school basis alphabetically.  Byrne Creek is not on the rotation this year.

If you were considering the Visual or Performing Arts Spirit of BC Scholarship, I encourage you to apply for the Michael J. Fox Scholarship or Burnaby Arts Council Scholarship.

If you were considering the Athletics Spirit of BC Scholarship, I encourage you to apply for the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame (due April 15th) or BC School Sports (due May 6th).

Please email me with any questions. laida.falsetto@burnabyschools.ca

Best,

LF

Burnaby District Scholarship info

‎Hi Grads,

I hope your Spring Break is off to a great start! I just want to remind you to not spend too much time on your cover letter for the Burnaby District Scholarships. Simply write a short letter addressed to me that summarizes the list of scholarships for which you are applying. Include your phone number and email address. Last thing, please do not use any staples… only paper clips.

Please email me with any questions.

Thanks!

LF

 

UPDATE! Burnaby District Scholarships due date is MONDAY, APRIL 1st

Hello Grads,

The due date for all Burnaby District scholarships is earlier now.  They are due Monday, April 1st (no joke)! Check the powerpoint info presentation HERE for details on how to apply.  Please be sure to make sure to submit one complete application package for each scholarship for which you are applying.  Please submit your packages to Ms. Falsetto before 4:30pm.

In order to apply, you:

  • must complete a GENERAL Burnaby Scholarship application form HERE
  • must complete a SPECIFIC application for the scholarship in which you are applying
  • are asked to NOT use staples. Please use paperclips, where necessary. (This saves a lot of time when photocopies must be made for the committee members.)

More details are here:

BASES Scholarship $1000

  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work beyond that required for graduation
  • Demonstrated leadership through consistent and outstanding dedication to a community initiative or making their community a better place.
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Chad Turpin Scholarship $1000

  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work beyond that required for graduation
  • Demonstrated leadership through consistent and outstanding dedication to a community initiative or making their community a better place.
  • an interest in public administration, public policy or public service in general
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Burnaby Arts Council Scholarship $200

  • demonstrated excellence and achievement in the arts (performing, visual or literary) in school curricular and extra-curricular programs and the motivation to develop their ability. Additional consideration will be given for community involvement.
  • exhibited a good academic record with letters of commendation.
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Burnaby Civic Employee’s – CUPE Local 23 Scholarship $500

  • Must be attending a BC post-secondary or vocational school
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Demonstrated good citizenship in school and the community
  • Participated in volunteer activities
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Burnaby South War Memorial Honour Roll Bursary – $ amount TBD

  • be a Canadian citizen and have graduated from a School District 41 secondary school;
  • have the desire to continue his/her education at a post secondary institution in Canada and
  • have been accepted to attend a post secondary institution;
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Coast Capital Savings Standing Tall Award $3,500

  • Awarded to youth who have faced adversity and have not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education
  • Open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support.
  • How does the application system work?  The Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee will select one candidate to represent our school
  • Ms. Falsetto will strongly advocate for you at the Burnaby District Scholarship meeting
  • You will be notified if you are the recipient before Friday, April 12th
  • This has been awarded to Byrne Creek students for at least the past three years
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE.

Interworld Development Inc. Scholarship – $1000

To be considered for the award the student must have:

  • successfully completed a Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades program in the Burnaby School District with a high level of effort, determination and integrity
  • successfully completed 120 hours industry-recognized work experience
  • demonstrated a high level of motivation to continue to develop skills and abilities in the chosen profession
  • demonstrated plans to continue in studies in the chosen field at post-secondary or apprenticeship training
  • been nominated for the award by a Youth Train in Trades or Youth Work in Trades program teacher

Marjorie Jane Stephenson – Education Scholarship $450

  • Demonstrated community service assisting older adults (excluding work experience)
  • You will need a verification of volunteer hours letter on letter head from the supervisor of the care facility where you volunteered
  • Demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in Health Care
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school and community
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Marlene Larson Scholarship ($ amount TBD)

  • Awarded to a Burnaby graduate who is blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind
  • Be planning on enrolling in a post secondary program
  • Demonstrate ability to set goals
  • Be motivated, show responsibility and be oriented towards independence
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Michael J. Fox Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship (specific $ TBD, $15,000 available)

  • Currently enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby secondary school.
  • Documentation to demonstrate your interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts or in multiple arts disciplines, e.g. dance, drama, music, visual art, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media arts.
  • Evidence of your financial need and an explanation of why there are no other financial resources available to you.
  • Demonstrated school and/or community involvement
  • Your intent to pursue study at a post-secondary institution in an arts or arts-related area.
  • The application form attached has the wrong deadline.  This application is due on Friday, April 6th
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE. 

Parkcrest Children’s Centre Scholarship – $ amount TBD

  • Must have attended Parkcrest Children’s Centre for at least one year (Complete Proof form HERE)
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Provide evidence of volunteer or work experience
  • Participated and actively involved in school and community and/or volunteer activities
  • Demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE.

Dr. & Mrs. A. H. Pontifex $500

  • Has maintained a good academic standing
  • Has taken a concentration of, and excelled in, courses in the field of Science
  • Has demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership in school and the community
  • Has participated in community service and volunteer work in the community
  • Has demonstrated a passion for, and interest in, pursuing a career in Science
  • The recipient of the Pontifex Scholarship often has many experiences in Science including volunteer opportunities, science projects, and a very high standing in several science courses
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

RICOH $250

  • Must be attending BCIT in the next 2 years (proof of registration required)
  • Demonstrated good citizenship
  • Actively involved in school service
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Rotary Club of Burnaby Bursary $1000

  • Has maintained a good academic standing
  • Has demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership in school and the community
  • Has participated in community service and volunteer work in the community
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • The application form, CLICK HERE

Ted Elphick Memorial Bursary ($ TBD)

  • Candidate selected should be a Burnaby resident who has, through will and spirit, overcome physical or mental challenges to graduate from a Burnaby secondary school.
  • Must have been enrolled in a Burnaby school for five years.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to be a life long learner and continue his or her education at a post secondary institution or in a recognized training program
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Best wishes,

Ms. Falsetto

$1250 Royal Canadian Legion Scholarship for academics and leadership: Due April 30th

This Scholarship is to recognize those students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in academics as well as leadership. To qualify for a Legion sponsored scholarship the applicant must meet the following criteria.

  Complete the attached application. Please use a pen and print clearly.

  Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) at the time of registration in the school year for which the scholarship is awarded.

  Must be a BC resident.

  Must reside in South Burnaby.

  Must be finishing Grade 12 and have a minimum grade average of 80% (please provide transcript).

  Provide the name and address of the accredited College, Trade School, Technical School or University you will be attending.

  Plan to be a part-time or full-time student.

  Must be attending post secondary school the academic year following completion of your secondary education.

  Funds will be sent to the Institution directly on behalf of the student for post-secondary education.

  Demonstrate community involvement and leadership.

  Must not have received any other educational funding from any other Legion or Legion affiliate within Canada.

More information is available HERE.

Scholarship Application form is available HERE.

Bursary Application form is available HERE.

Application is due on April 30th, 2019.

Want help writing scholarship applications? Free writing workshop Wednesday, March 13 at 6pm at Burnaby Central

Burnaby Central Secondary will be hosting a Scholarship Writing Workshop and Panel Discussion (#NSNWrites) in collaboration with National Student Network to discuss  key topics in preparing and writing scholarship and post-secondary entrance essays. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce high school students to various tools and provide student advice on how to compose a thoughtful and compelling essay that strongly reflects the students achievements and communication skills. Students will also be joined by skilled senior graduate and professional program students who will describe their experiences and share their insights in scholarly writing. The workshop is free of charge and students are encouraged to submit a writing sample to the NSN Editorial Team for feedback and comments.
Interested in this event? Register!
Location: Burnaby Central Secondary School (ROOM A206)
When: March 13, 2019 
 
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Registration DeadlineMarch 4, 2019

Indo Canadian Business Association (ICBABC) Scholarships for academics, sports, and special needs: Due April 12th

Indo Canadian Business Association (ICBABC) Scholarship

This year, the Indo Canadian Business Association of British Columbia (ICBABC) is proudly celebrating its 20th Annual Student “Achievement Awards” Banquet on May 10, 2019 and it is with great pleasure that we once again extend an invitation to your students to apply.

Since its inception in 1992, ICBABC has been a non-profit organization that promotes networking within the Indo-Canadian business community. The Achievement Awards were introduced in 1997, and $400,000 in scholarships funds has been awarded to students across the lower mainland to date.

ICBABC is working with SFU for a Punjabi Language full credit course since 2016 and is committed to contributing a total of $30,000 to promote and expand the Punjabi Language and other cultural programs. ICBABC’s Annual Student Achievement Awards support outstanding students as they further pursue their academic endeavors within a post-secondary institution. The vision of the awards program is to invest in and develop strong leaders who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement, a moral force of character, instincts to lead, and commitment to intellectual and personal development.

Each year, we receive a number of applications for these awards from exceptional students across British Columbia.

We would appreciate your assistance in encouraging students to apply for any of the three categories: Academic, Sports, and Special Needs.

Applications are open to all students in their final year of secondary school, graduating this upcoming summer.

Applicants can submit their applications in person or by mail at: #201-7945 132nd Street Surrey, BC V3W 4N2

Apply online at  https://icbabc.com/.

Please advise all applicants that completed application forms must be received by midnight on April 12, 2019.

Up to $2,000 BCGEU Scholarships: Application is due April 28th

Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.

Applicants must be:
  • A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff[1], and
  • A current or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution[2] in 2019.
In addition to personal information and details of your education plan, applicants will be asked to submit a 450 to 500-word essay on one of the following topics:
  1. How can unions lead the way on climate change?
  2. How can unions lead the way on reconciliation with Indigenous people and communities?
  3. How can unions lead the way on affordable housing?
We encourage applicants to base their essays on an interview with a BCGEU member, personal experience or original research. Applicants with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may submit their essay as an audio or video file to scholarship@bcgeu.ca.
[1] Eligible relatives include spouses, (same or opposite and common law spouses); parents; and children and grandchildren (including foster, adopted and stepchildren and grandchildren).
[2] Eligible educational institutions must be recognized by Employment and Social Development Canada. A list can be found here.)
You may also be eligible for one of the scholarships offered by NUPGE, our National Union of Public and General Employees.
Application is due at midnight on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

$500, $1000 United Croats of Canada Scholarships and Bursaries: Due May 1

The United Croats of Canada King Tomislav Branch Scholarships and Bursaries

The United Croats of Canada, King Tomislav Branch, is a nonprofit organization registered under the Societies Act of British Columbia. As one of its objectives the United Croats of Canada, King Tomislav Branch, contributes to the enhancement, and promotion of Croatian culture among the people of Croatian ancestry. This is partly manifested through the many activities of the Croatian Cultural Centre such as teaching folk dancing, music, and song; providing the Croatian language instruction; and other similar activities. In addition, The United Croats of Canada, King Tomislav Branch, has established a Scholarship and Bursary Fund. This fund is maintained by donations from the United Croats of Canada, King Tomislav Branch, and from the Croatian and broader communities. All charitable donations made by the public are income tax deductible. A receipt is issued by The United Croats of Canada, King Tomislav Branch, for this purpose.

Scholarships in the amounts of $500 and $1,000 are available for full time attendance either at a university, college, or a technical/vocational institute. In the event of a large number of qualified applications lesser amounts may be awarded. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, involvement within the community and written essay. They are intended for initial post-secondary schooling and are not available for graduate work. All successful applicants will have previously demonstrated a capacity for high achievement. This will be established through the applicant’s school transcript, two written letters of reference from the applicant’s teacher(s) or school counselor, and a secondary letter may be from work, volunteer experience, or extracurricular activity, and a short essay on a topic chosen by the committee. Scholarships are normally provided for a term of one year or less. Applicants may reapply for a scholarship but if funds are limited preference will be given to students in their initial year of post-secondary schooling.

Bursaries in the amounts of $500 and $1,000 are available for full time attendance either at a university, college or a technical/vocational institute. In the event of a large number of qualified applications lesser amounts may be awarded. They are intended for initial postsecondary schooling and are not available for graduate work. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need and previously demonstrated capacity for successful completion of a program of studies. Capacity for successful completion of a course of studies will be established through the applicant’s school transcript, two written letters of reference from the applicant’s teacher(s) or school counselor, and a secondary letter may be from work, volunteer experience or extracurricular activity, and a short essay on a topic chosen by the committee. The applicant must also complete an application form that provides their financial background as well as that of their parents. The applicant must also complete an application form that provides their financial background as well as that of their parents. This is partly accomplished by providing a copy of the family’s last completed income tax return(s). The information from the income tax return(s) will be held in the strictest of confidence. Bursaries are normally provided for a term of one year or less. Applicants may re-apply for a bursary but if funds are limited, preference will be given to students in their initial year of post-secondary schooling.

How can you get an application form?

Application form is available HERE.

Applications are available from the office of The United Croats of Canada, King Tomislav Branch, (Croatian Cultural Centre) at 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4E4, or by telephoning the Centre at 604.879.0154.

Applications are also available for downloading from the Centre’s website at www.croatiancentre.com (click on Croatian Services / scholarships).

Applications are accepted at any time of the year. However, completed applications should be received by May 1 to be considered for the fall term or semester.

Applicants will normally be advised by June 1 of the status of their applications. In some instances final decisions may not be made until government examination results are made available to the committee. Applications, though, may signify a start date other than the fall term or semester for the applicant’s school program. All completed applications should be sent to the Croatian Cultural Centre at the address above or e-mailed to scholarships@croatiancentre.com. All scholarship or bursary awards must be claimed by December 31st of the year in which it is awarded.

Burnaby District Scholarships and Bursaries info here: Applications are due Monday, April 1st, 2019.

Dear Byrne Creek Graduates,

Please review the criteria and apply for the awards that best suit you! Speak to your references this week to ask for a reference letter. Take time over Spring Break to prepare your applications.  If nothing else, completing the application questions is a great self-reflection activity!

In order to apply, you:

  • must complete a GENERAL Burnaby Scholarship application form HERE
  • must complete a SPECIFIC application for the scholarship in which you are applying
  • are asked to NOT use staples. Please use paperclips, where necessary. (This saves a lot of time when photocopies must be made for the committee members.)

More details are here:

BASES Scholarship $1000

  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work beyond that required for graduation
  • Demonstrated leadership through consistent and outstanding dedication to a community initiative or making their community a better place.
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Chad Turpin Scholarship $1000

  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work beyond that required for graduation
  • Demonstrated leadership through consistent and outstanding dedication to a community initiative or making their community a better place.
  • an interest in public administration, public policy or public service in general
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Burnaby Arts Council Scholarship $200

  • demonstrated excellence and achievement in the arts (performing, visual or literary) in school curricular and extra-curricular programs and the motivation to develop their ability. Additional consideration will be given for community involvement.
  • exhibited a good academic record with letters of commendation.
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Burnaby Civic Employee’s – CUPE Local 23 Scholarship $500

  • Must be attending a BC post-secondary or vocational school
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Demonstrated good citizenship in school and the community
  • Participated in volunteer activities
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Burnaby South War Memorial Honour Roll Bursary – $ amount TBD

  • be a Canadian citizen and have graduated from a School District 41 secondary school;
  • have the desire to continue his/her education at a post secondary institution in Canada and
  • have been accepted to attend a post secondary institution;
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Coast Capital Savings Standing Tall Award $3,500

  • Awarded to youth who have faced adversity and have not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education
  • Open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support.
  • How does the application system work?  The Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee will select one candidate to represent our school
  • Ms. Falsetto will strongly advocate for you at the Burnaby District Scholarship meeting
  • You will be notified if you are the recipient before Friday, April 12th
  • This has been awarded to Byrne Creek students for at least the past three years
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE.

Interworld Development Inc. Scholarship – $1000

To be considered for the award the student must have:

  • successfully completed a Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades program in the Burnaby School District with a high level of effort, determination and integrity
  • successfully completed 120 hours industry-recognized work experience
  • demonstrated a high level of motivation to continue to develop skills and abilities in the chosen profession
  • demonstrated plans to continue in studies in the chosen field at post-secondary or apprenticeship training
  • been nominated for the award by a Youth Train in Trades or Youth Work in Trades program teacher

Marjorie Jane Stephenson – Education Scholarship $450

  • Demonstrated community service assisting older adults (excluding work experience)
  • You will need a verification of volunteer hours letter on letter head from the supervisor of the care facility where you volunteered
  • Demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in Health Care
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school and community
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Marlene Larson Scholarship ($ amount TBD)

  • Awarded to a Burnaby graduate who is blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind
  • Be planning on enrolling in a post secondary program
  • Demonstrate ability to set goals
  • Be motivated, show responsibility and be oriented towards independence
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Michael J. Fox Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship (specific $ TBD, $15,000 available)

  • Currently enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby secondary school.
  • Documentation to demonstrate your interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts or in multiple arts disciplines, e.g. dance, drama, music, visual art, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media arts.
  • Evidence of your financial need and an explanation of why there are no other financial resources available to you.
  • Demonstrated school and/or community involvement
  • Your intent to pursue study at a post-secondary institution in an arts or arts-related area.
  • The application form attached has the wrong deadline.  This application is due on Friday, April 6th
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE. 

Parkcrest Children’s Centre Scholarship – $ amount TBD

  • Must have attended Parkcrest Children’s Centre for at least one year (Complete Proof form HERE)
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Provide evidence of volunteer or work experience
  • Participated and actively involved in school and community and/or volunteer activities
  • Demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE.

Dr. & Mrs. A. H. Pontifex $500

  • Has maintained a good academic standing
  • Has taken a concentration of, and excelled in, courses in the field of Science
  • Has demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership in school and the community
  • Has participated in community service and volunteer work in the community
  • Has demonstrated a passion for, and interest in, pursuing a career in Science
  • The recipient of the Pontifex Scholarship often has many experiences in Science including volunteer opportunities, science projects, and a very high standing in several science courses
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

RICOH $250

  • Must be attending BCIT in the next 2 years (proof of registration required)
  • Demonstrated good citizenship
  • Actively involved in school service
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

Rotary Club of Burnaby Bursary $1000

  • Has maintained a good academic standing
  • Has demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership in school and the community
  • Has participated in community service and volunteer work in the community
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • The application form, CLICK HERE

Ted Elphick Memorial Bursary ($ TBD)

  • Candidate selected should be a Burnaby resident who has, through will and spirit, overcome physical or mental challenges to graduate from a Burnaby secondary school.
  • Must have been enrolled in a Burnaby school for five years.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to be a life long learner and continue his or her education at a post secondary institution or in a recognized training program
  • To access more criteria, CLICK HERE
  • To access the application form, CLICK HERE

There will be a Burnaby District Scholarship meeting Thursday, March 7th at lunch and after school in B110 to review this info and answer any questions.

Best wishes,

Ms. Falsetto