$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


Indspire Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards for Indigenous Students. Deadline August 1st

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to help make that happen.
The first deadline for Indspire’s BBF:  Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards deadline is August 1, 2018. Indigenous students enrolled in full-time post-secondary programs or apprenticeship, skilled trades and technology programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to apply.
If you scroll to the bottom, below my email signature, you will find an email blast for your students, as well as a checklist of the 4 documents students are required to submit with their application.
Access the online application at Indspire’s website or by clicking APPLY HERE!
TheHow-to-Apply’ webinar, which takes you step-by-step through the online application form, is also available online or by clicking How-to-Apply.
Please encourage students to watch the webinar and to email education@indspire.ca with any questions.
Tina Styres
Tina Styres
Regional Representatives Program Coordinator
Box 5, Suite 100
50 Generations Drive
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
direct: 519-445-3036
1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747)
fax: 416.926.7554
Help Indigenous youth soar! Make a donation now or become a monthly donor.
To subscribe to Indspire News Click Here.

For poster information, CLICK HERE.


$3000 CGTrader Scholarships: Our life on a spaceship… Deadline December 14, 2018

CGTrader is the largest 3D model platform for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

How to enter?

Write and submit an original essay on the topic “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”.

We want to encourage students to think about how life will change when people are confined to weightlessness in limited spaces. What devices will they use? How will their minds and languages change when notions taken for granted like ‘up’ and ‘down’ or ‘day’ and ‘night’ no longer make intuitive sense? How will their environment look, feel, and operate? Will social structures revert to those of our ancestors when people start living in smaller groups, again?


  • Write an essay on “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”
  • Essay length is 500-1000 words
  • Submit your essay via online form
  • Submission deadline – December 14, 2018
  • The winners will be announced January 4, 2019, on the CGTrader blog and notified directly via email provided upon the registration


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Enrolled full-time in an academic institution Jan 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Visit the website HERE for more information.

Helpful tips for a smooth start in university/college from Smooth Space Education!

Dr. Chris Erickson, Ph.D. Founder and Director of Smooth Space Education Inc.

First year can be, and often is, really overwhelming.

Drawing on the experience and expertise of both myself and a group of colleagues – all recognized as outstanding educators – we developed the framework for the Smooth Start workshop. Our work was directed by a central question:

“If you could go back and do it all over, what do you wish you knew?”

After considerable research, we identified the primary areas that trip students up and the methods to avoid those obstacles. The information was packaged into a six hour, one day format and the Smooth Start workshop was born.

We will be offering workshops beginning in the Spring of 2018.

For more information, CLICK HERE or see our website http://www.smoothspaceeducation.ca

Dr. Chris Erickson, Ph.D. Founder and Director
Smooth Space Education Inc.DrErickson@smoothspace.ca www.smoothspaceeducation.ca



Scholartree.ca still has $935,500 worth of scholarship openings over the summer. Personal Budget template provided here.

Just because the school year is over doesn’t mean the scholarship opportunities stop. ScholarTree.ca has $935,500 worth of scholarship openings over the summer.

We have created an Excel personal budget template for anyone to download, we hope this is a useful tool that will help students plan financially for post-secondary education: 


$300 Vietnamese Culture Bursary: Deadline July 31, 2018

To preserve Vietnamese Culture and encourage post-secondary studies and volunteerism among Vietnamese students in the community, the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Association in Surrey will grant bursaries to Vietnamese students who continue Post-Secondary studies and have history of volunteering in the community.


  1. Graduated from Grade 12 and will ontinue post-secondary studies
  2. Volunteer in the community
  3. Understand and speak basic conversational Vietnamese
  4. Must be Canadian or Permanent Resident

Application Process:

  1. Complete application form (see below)
  2. Provide Grade 12 Transcript or report card
  3. Letter of reference for your volunteering or contact information
  4. Letter of acceptance from your post-secondary institution
  5. Proof of your Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

Mail complete application to:

Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Association

11365 Kendale Way

Delta, BC  V4C 3P8

For more information, you may email: vietnameseculturalbursary@gmail.com or call Mr. Phan van Hop at 604.518.5167. For the application form, click HERE.

Deadline is July 27th, 2018

Best wishes,