$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

Burnaby District Scholarship info coming this weekend

The following scholarships will be offered this year by the Burnaby School District.  Search these scholarships in the search bar and start preparing your responses.  Full details will be posted this weekend.

These applications are due Tuesday, April 2nd.

BASES
CHAD TURPIN
BURNABY ARTS COUNCIL
BURNABY CIVIC EMPLOYEES
BURNABY SOUTH WAR MEMORIAL
MARJORIE JANE STEPHENSON
MARLENE LARSEN
MICHAEL J. FOX
ROTARY CLUB OF BURNABY

TED ELPHICK
INTERWORLD
SPIRIT OF B.C. (new)

Best wishes,

LF

$500 Urban Spirit Scholarship for students of Aboriginal ancestry: Due May 15th

Urban Spirit Foundation Scholarship

Two awards of $500 each to students of Aboriginal ancestry who apply for the scholarship and meet the following criteria:

* are of Aboriginal ancestry

* embodies the goals of the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement

o Demonstrates a sense of identity and culture

o Demonstrates ongoing involvement within the school and greater community

o Strong academic standing

* be enrolled in a post-secondary institution (full time)

* demonstrate financial need

The District Scholarship Committee will review all applications in consultation with Aboriginal Education to determine the students to be honoured with this award.

Application form is HERE.

Due May 15th, 2019.

$750 BTA Aboriginal ancestry scholarship: Due April 2nd

The Burnaby Teachers’ Association annually awards a scholarship of $750.00 to a student ofAboriginal Ancestry who will be graduating from Grade Twelve in a Burnaby public school. As with all BTA scholarships, we make the award and then issue the money when we receive confirmation of enrolment in any post-secondary institution.

Application form is available HERE.

Due April 2nd to Ms. Falsetto and the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee.

$15,000 in Michael J. Fox Scholarships available for Visual and Performing Arts students: Due April 1st

Are you a Visual and Performing Arts student who shows 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?  This scholarship may be for you!

Criteria:

  • Confirmation that you are 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.
  • A history of your school and/or community involvement (i.e. school productions, student government, choir member, volunteer work, charity work, service clubs).
  • A copy of your secondary school transcript to demonstrate that your grades are high enough for acceptance to a post-secondary educational institution.
  • A statement that indicates your desired post-secondary Degree or Certificate in an Arts discipline and your Career Goal.

More information and application form is HERE.

Application is due to Ms. Falsetto on Monday, April 1st. Then, the Byrne Creek VPA department will narrow down our candidates for this District scholarship. Finally, Ms. Falsetto will submit your application at the Burnaby District Scholarship meeting on April 10th.

3 x $1,000 South Burnaby Metro Club bursaries: Due March 31, 2019

The South Burnaby Metro Club will be awarding 3 x $1,000 bursaries representing our youth soccer, basketball, and baseball programs. The bursaries are open to all graduating grade 12 students who have been in the past or present actively involved with one of our programs for a minimum of three years.  Multiple sport applications will be accepted, however, you must have participated for at least three years in each specified sport.

More information is available HERE.

Applications are due Tuesday, March 31, 2019.

$1,000 Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame Scholarships for athletes: Due April 15th

Since it was incorporated in 1892, Burnaby has produced many fine athletes. The Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 2001 to honour Burnaby’s past athletic excellence. The Hall also encourages future excellence in athletics, academics and sportsmanship by offering $1,000 scholarships to a male athlete and a female athlete from Burnaby.

Eligibility requirements:

• A graduating Grade 12 student enrolled at a B.C. secondary school (public or private). Priority will be given to those attending school in Burnaby

• A resident of Burnaby for at least the past three years

• Future plans to attend a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis

• Show evidence of high athletic ability and performance

• Maintain a minimum of a C+ average (a copy of the most recent transcript must be included)

• Demonstrated leadership

• Be active in school and community

Application form is available HERE.

Application is due April 15th, 2019.

2 x $1,000 Lumen Scholarships for graduates impacted by invisible illnesses: Due April 30th

​LUMEN Society is offering 2 scholarships, of $1000 each, for 2019 high school graduates who have been impacted by invisible illnesses. 

Invisible illnesses are health conditions that are not visibly apparent, including mental health conditions, autoimmune diseases, and learning disabilities. This scholarship is open to people who have been impacted by invisible illnesses in any way. Whether you have an invisible illness yourself or someone in your life has an invisible illness that has impacted you, you are eligible to apply.

Website and application info is HERE.

Application due April 30th, 2019.