$1,000-$2,500 Engineers and Geoscientists BC Foundation Scholarships: Due June 30th, 2019

Do you know a student entering an engineering or geoscience program in fall 2019? The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Foundation offers scholarships for graduating high school students starting these programs.

Six entrance scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, and one transfer scholarship, valued at $1,000, are available.

Applicants must be graduating from a BC secondary school in 2019 and entering one of the following programs:

  • Engineering degree (B.Eng., B.A.Sc., or similar) at a BC university
  • Engineering transfer (diploma, certificate, or similar) at a Canadian university or college
  • Geoscience degree (B.Sc. in Earth sciences, physical geography, environmental geoscience, etc.) at a BC university.

Check out our website here for full eligibility criteria and to apply.

We’ve created a poster here.

Due date: June 30th, 2019.

$1250 Scholarship for International students: Due April 30th

International Student Ambassador Scholarship

The International Student Ambassador Scholarship for Post-Secondary Entry was created in 2015 for international students graduating from a B.C. public school, independent school, or B.C.-certified offshore school and moving into a B.C. public post- secondary institution (PSI) or a degree program at authorized private degree-granting institution. Eligibility for international students from multiple countries are now available.

B.C. school district Heads of International and independent school senior administrators are encouraged to submit a maximum of five (5) nominations for the scholarship.


The following criteria must be met to be eligible for the Student Ambassador Scholarship for PSI Entry. Nominees must:

  • be nominated by a B.C. school district Head of International, independent school or B.C.-certified offshore school;
  • be intending to enter a B.C. public PSI or a degree program at an authorized private degree-granting institution (see NOTE below for list of eligible institutions);
  • hold a valid passport from an eligible country; and,
  • achieve a high academic standard, including English language ability.NOTE: Programs at public PSI and degree programs at authorized private degree-granting institutions in British Columbia are eligible for the PSI entry scholarship. Please consult the list of institutions and programs eligible for thePost-Graduation Work Permit Program in British Columbia to confirm the institution and intended program are eligible – institutions/programs on this list are the same as those eligible for the PSI entry scholarship.

Website link and more information is HERE.

Please see Ms. Fujiki or Ms. Falsetto to be nominated.

Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2019



Are you planning to go to BCIT? Last call for PATHWAYS Scholarship

LAST CALL!  This application is past due.

There are still 2 x $3,000 BCIT Scholarships available.

Please submit your complete application package to Ms. Falsetto before this Tuesday.

Information is below:


  The School District selection committee will select the BCIT Pathway to Success Award Recipient(s).

  Selected students must meet or exceed the program’s entrance requirements. BCIT entrance requirements are program specific. For further information visit bcit.ca.

  Students must have applied to a full time first year technology, technical studies, or trade program (excluding Apprentice) and have a BCIT student number before being considered for an award.

  The School Districts will keep all original award selection documents and send a photocopy of their selected recipients BCIT Pathway to Success Award application.

  The award offer is subject to the student receiving full acceptance into a full-time BCIT program. Should the student(s) not gain full acceptance or not register for a full time program, the award will automatically be withdrawn.

Application flyer is HERE.

Application form is HERE.

$500-$5,000 Automotive Retailers Foundation (ARFI) awards: Applications due June 30th

The Automotive Retailers Foundation (ARFI) is dedicated to promoting the Automotive Industry as a viable source of employment in British Columbia. Statistics show that there is an increasing demand for skilled labour in the Automotive Industry. Properly trained technicians will be able to find well-paid, life-long, viable employment in the Automotive Industry in B.C.

In order to help students gain the training and experience they need to become certified technicians the ARFI is offering ten awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 each. The awards are comprised of eight scholarships and two bursaries.

Please note: Students must be enrolled full-time for the year of the scholarship. For instance, applicants who apply in 2019 must be enrolled for the September 2019-2020 academic year.

The following 10 awards are offered in 2019:

ARFI – Bob Clarke Memorial $2000 (quantity 1)

ARFI – BC Auto Recyclers Bursary $2000 (quantity 2)

ARFI – Scholarship – Automotive Trades Development $2000 (quantity 2)

ARFI – Scholarship – Apprenticeship – 2nd year applicants $2000 (quantity 1)

ARFI – Scholarship – Apprenticeship – 3rd year applicants $2000 (quantity 1)

ARFI – Ed Coates – Automotive Red Seal Trade Award $5000 (quantity 1)

ARFI – William (Willie) Freeburn – Automotive Glass Technician Award $500 (quantity 2)

New for 2019: Training, Education & Career Advancement Bursary

Four bursary awards providing up to $2000 for continuing education tuition related to an automotive career. This bursary focuses on all aspects of the Automotive Industry in B.C., not just ‘hands-on’ trades.  Accounting, Sales, Management, Payroll, Human Resources, Marketing, Computer Support, Technical Occupations, and many other areas are equally critical to business success. To be eligible, applicants must have graduated from secondary school. The training / education applied for must be offered through a recognized training provider/facility and relate to some aspect of the Automotive Industry in B.C.

Here is the link to the outlines and application forms for the ARFI awards.


The Foundation would like your help in promoting the awards to your students and encouraging them to apply. Garth, we thank you in advance for your time and assistance in helping students to find the help and training they need to succeed.

The application deadline for awards is fast approaching, June 30, 2019.

$2,500 and $3,500 BC Tech Grants: Due April 14th

Investing in the future of tech talent is one of the keys to success for the BC technology sector. Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Tech Scholarship Program is proud to providegrantstostudentswhohaveap​ rovenpassionfortechnology​,ad​ esiretoleave amarkinthetechsector​andarepursuingp​ ost-secondaryeducationina technology-related program.

2019 Grant Amounts:

●  Up to ​3 x $3,500​ for current University and College students

●  Up to ​3 x $2,500​ for Grade 12 graduates entering post-secondary

Eligible Disciplines Include:

●  Engineering

●  Computer Science

●  Entrepreneurship

●  Biotech

●  Cleantech

●  IT & Applied Technology

●  Business & Technology Management

●  Product Management

●  Digital Media

●  Other technical programs

Scholarship Criteria:

Please go to h​ttps://wearebctech.com/bc-tech-scholarship​ to find out more about the scholarship criteria.

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

If you have any questions, please contact ​tias@wearebctech.com


Attn current grade 10 students interested in sports!

BC School Sports is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for two student-athletes (one male, one female) who will be enrolled as grade 11 students for the 2019-20 school year. The two recipients of this scholarship along with a school based chaperone (athletic director, administrator or school based coach) will attend the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 22-24, 2019. The NSLS will focus on relevant and contemporary issues affecting today’s students in education-based athletics. Students will sharpen their leadership skills and will realize the privilege and power of their influence in their school and community.

Please see the included information from the NFHS.


Each BCSS member school can nominate one male and one female student-athlete who will be enrolled at their school in grade 11 for the 2019-20 school year. These worthy individuals must be involved in school sport as well as be identified as a leader in the school community. The selected students must be accompanied by a school based chaperone. The chaperone will attend the conference as an adult ambassador.


BCSS will pay 100% of the transportation costs for the two student scholarship recipients, as well as 50% of the chaperone’s transportation cost. NFHS covers all other expenses for both the students and chaperones: hotel room, materials, meals and local ground transportation.

Student Application Instructions

Students wishing to apply must complete the application form on page 2 of this document and attach the following:

• 400-500 word essay outlining why learning to be a better leader in school sportsis important to you.

• Letter of support from a school administrator (or his/her designate) certifying the applicant’sleadership skills and involvement in school sports.

Application Deadline:

Completed and signed application form, together with supporting documents, must reach the BC School Sports office by email (info@bcschoolsports.ca) no later than April 30, 2019.

Click HERE for more info.


Full ride scholarships to Vancouver Film School: Due April 14th

Are you interested in a career in Acting, Game Design, Programming or Animation?

Vancouver Film School has just launched some huge scholarship offers including 5 full ride scholarships and up to $750,000 in partial scholarships for runner up applicants.

Emily Bett Richards – Acting Scholarship

  • One Full Ride Scholarship to VFS’ Acting for Film & Television Program
  • One Full Ride Scholarship to VFS’ Acting Essentials Program (4 month)
  • Up to $250K in partial scholarship funding to runner-up applicants

Victor Lucas – Game Design & Programming Scholarship

  • One Full Ride Scholarship to VFS’ Game Design Program
  • One Full Ride Scholarship to VFS’ Programming for Games, Web and Mobile Program
  • Up to $250K in partial scholarship funding to runner-up applicants

Michal Makarewicz – 3D Animation Scholarship

  • One Full Ride Scholarship to VFS’ 3D Animation and Visual Effects Program
  • Up to $250K in partial scholarship funding to runner-up applicants

Scholarships are for enrollment in the 2019 school year and are open to student applicants from anywhere in the world that are 17 years of age or older at the time of application.

Scholarship deadline is April 14, 2019.












Aliza Amarshi

High School Outreach Coordinator


Vancouver Film School

T. 604.631.3569

E: aamarshi@vfs.com



198 West Hastings Street.

Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H2


Up tp $2625 Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) Immediate Entry Bursary for Indigenous Students: July 31st

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) is BC’s Indigenous Public Post Secondary Institute.  A bursary is available for grade 12 students of Indigenous ancestry.  Please go to https://www.nvit.ca and click HERE for bursary information.

Students must apply, be accepted and registered at NVIT by July 31st.

Arts Umbrella Scholarship for students in the CREATIVE SECTOR: Due May 3rd

Are you dedicated to a future in the Arts? If yes, this scholarship may be for you.


This needs-based scholarship is designed specifically to help students overcome socio-economic barriers that may prevent them from enrolling in a post-secondary program in the creative sector.

Creative Launchpad can be used for programs such as:

  • Visual & Media Art
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Arts Administration
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Music Production
  • Game Design
  • Fashion, Makeup, and Hair

Qualifying Applicants
Qualifying applicants are those who:

  1. Will be graduated from secondary school with a Dogwood Diploma by August 31, 2019
  2. Are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents residing, or having completed high school in BC
  3. Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  4. Will be pursuing full-time studies in an approved post-secondary program in the creative sector
  5. Have two adults complete a “Nominator Form” to be submitted alongside their application form

More information and application form is HERE.

Due Friday, May 3rd.


Cover letter and application clarification for Burnaby District Scholarships- due on Monday

Hello Grads,
When you submit your applications on Monday, your cover letter to the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee simply addresses the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee and LISTS the scholarships for which you are applying.  Include your phone number and email address on this letter.  You only need ONE copy of this letter on top of ONE of your applications.
Please only use PAPERCLIPS on your package.  This saves A LOT of time when I make copies of your application for the committee(s).
Each scholarship package must include (and in this order):
•General Scholarship/AwardsApplication Form (found on our website)
•Specific Application form for EACH scholarship (found on our website)
– Example: BASES, Chad Turpin, Marlene Larson Scholarship…
– include all details that the specific application requires
•Financial need statement (if applicable)
– Do you live in a single-income home? Do you work part-time to help with family responsibilities? What is the nature of your parents’ job(s)? How will this money make an impact on your financial stress?
•Updated Resume
•Copy of your grade 11 and 12 transcripts (accessible through MyEd)
•Minimum of THREE reference letters to support community and school service
– Be sure to ask your reference to include the quality of your involvement, number of hours, dates, and any details of your involvement
•Include documentation like certificates, pictures of trophies or medals…
– copies of these recognitions boost your package
When you submit your application(s) on Monday to room B110, you will see a folder for each scholarship.  You will place your application in each applicable folder.  The Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee will finalize our nominees before Friday, April 5th.  The Burnaby District Scholarship Committee will finalize our winner before Friday, April 12th.  Winners will be notified before Friday, April 19th.
There are MANY private scholarships available as well.  Please keep applying for scholarships and bursaries.  And remember, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”.  Wayne Gretzky.
Best wishes,