Scholarship Info During School Closure

All Scholarships that were due to be handed in to Ms Belyea after the break (ie: BASES, Chad Turpin, Forest Grove and MJ Fox) will still be due by noon on March 31. Please email your application packages to me at tammy.belyea@burnabyschools.ca

Continue to watch this website for more postings coming soon.

District Scholarship #4

The deadline for these two district scholarships is March 31 by noon.   You must have a student profile on file with me to be considered for these awards.  Please bring completed application packages to Ms Belyea in room 304.   Packages should include:

· cover letter stating why you are a suitable candidate.

· application form (Links to the application forms are found below the award criteria).

· financial need statement explaining your need for financial assistance (if criteria requires)

· resume – these awards emphasize service to the school and community so focus on these areas in your resume.

· activity form: http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/activity-form/

· copy of both your grade 11 & 12 transcripts.

· MINIMUM of three reference letters that support your community and school service. This is a crucial part of your application and MUST be included. If you state volunteer activities in your application, make every effort to include some documentation in the form of a letter, certificate, etc. signed by adult supervisor to provide evidence of your involvement as well as the duration of your involvement.

BASES Community Leader Scholarships

Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $1000 each will be awarded.  One will be awarded to a student who is pursuing academic education at a college or university and the other will be awarded to a student who is pursuing vocational training program at a designated post-secondary technical, trades or vocational institute.

Students must have:

  • Maintained a good academic standing;
  • Been actively involved in community service, volunteering, and/or have work experience beyond that required for graduation;
  • Demonstrated leadership in Burnaby through consistent and outstanding dedication to a community initiative and/or in making their community a better place.

Application:  http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/application-bases-scholarship-6/

The Chad Turpin Scholarship

One (1) scholarship in the amount of $2000 will be awarded to a student who:

  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Is interested in pursuing a career in public administration, public policy or public service
  • Demonstrates a need for financial assistance to pursue their education, for example, a student that must secure employment while attending school.

The recipient(s) will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a qualified program in order to receive their scholarship payment.

Application:  http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/chad-turpin-app/

Deadline:  Please submit complete application packages to Ms Belyea (room 304) by noon on March 31

Forest Grove Elementary PAC Scholarhip

Forest Grove Elementary is a school that believes that a school is the heart of a community. We have a solid history of encouraging community-building through initiatives such as Monster Mash, Movie nights, and the Garden Club. While our focus is sometimes on fundraising for our children, we recognize that to develop the ‘whole child’ we must offer opportunities for support, involvement, leadership and community support. We encourage connections between our school and the high school as we recognize the value in mentorship and understand the need for bridging ties between elementary and secondary for easy transitions between them.

 

Criteria:

The Forest Grove Alumni Scholarship will be presented to a former Forest Grove student who has demonstrated a commitment to her/his community in such a manner and exhibits similar values to those expressed above.  This will be weighted in conjunction with commitment to academics as well as extracurricular activities.

 The criteria are expected but not limited to the following:

Applicants must:

  • Be a grade 12 Burnaby Mountain student
  • Have attended Forest Grove Elementary School for a minimum of one school year during the intermediate years
  • Have demonstrated ongoing commitment to her/his community and Forest Grove Elementary School, high school or in the community at large

Award recipient will also be requested to attend the Forest Grove Assembly in June for a special honour presentation.

 

Amount: $500

 

Application:   

  • Write a 500-word essay on your post-secondary plans and how your commitment to community has helped form a solid foundation for your future
  • Include a brief letter of support for this scholarship from a teacher or school staff

 

Deadline: Submitted to Ms Belyea by noon on March 31, 2020

 

 

Remax Quest for Excellence

The Quest for Excellence program is a bursary program for grade 12 students in Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regard to leadership and community contribution initiatives.

Criteria:

The Quest for Excellence is open to all Grade 12 students attending high school from September 2019 – June 2020. Grade 12 students may not have participated in graduation commencement ceremonies in the past.

Application:  

Students are to convey the contributions they have made to their communities in a short online essay, maximum 1,250 words. Key qualities students should demonstrate are leadership, motivation and communication skills. Other attributes may include volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities.

Apply at https://blog.remax.ca/quest-for-excellence/

 

Amount: $1000

 

Deadline :March 9, 2020

 

 

Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake Community Leadership Scholarship 2020

This scholarship is awarded annually to a well-rounded student who has demonstrated strong citizenship and leadership skills as demonstrated through voluntary participation in community and school activities. The scholarship shall be applicable towards post-secondary education or trades training at any approved institution.

 

Criteria:

➢ demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills.
➢ been actively involved in community service and / or volunteer work.
➢ been actively involved in youth initiatives, activities and events in the Burnaby community.
➢ been actively involved in school-based activities; and
➢ actively pursuing relevant school coursework.

 

Amount:  $1000

 

Application:  http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/rotary-club-of-burnaby-deer-lake-2020-scholarship-application-or-nomination-form-1/

 

Deadline:  April 3, 2020

All applications / nominations are to be submitted directly to:
Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake, Scholarship Committee
Box 63019 RPO Highgate
Burnaby BC V5E 4J4

 

 

 

Cameron Elementary Alumni Scholarship

PAC has rated Cameron’s community feel as the number one strength of our school.  The Cameron Alumni Scholarship is presented to a former Cameron student who exhibits involvement, leadership and contribution to their community.

Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Attended Cameron Elementary School
  • Is a grade 12 student at Burnaby Mountain Secondary
  • Demonstrated service to their community (at Cameron, high school or other)
  • Accepted at a post-secondary institution

 

Amount: $500

 

Application:

  • One to two page, double-spaced essay, describing.
    • Volunteer or community involvement
    • The role Cameron and its community played in it (e. Did a teacher or student inspire the applicant? Did applicant learn about something while at Cameron that affected or influenced their involvement in the community?)
    • How the involvement has influenced the candidate’s future plans
  • Brief letter of support for this application from a teacher or community official
  • Proof of post-secondary enrollment (i.e. copy of acceptance letter)

Please note: this award is not solely based on academics or post secondary aspirations. Weight is given to those applicants who have excelled in community service.

 

Deadline: Bring completed application package to Ms Belyea (Room 304) by noon on  March 6, 2020

 

Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

For students pursuing a post secondary arts education.

Criteria:

You must be a student graduating from a Burnaby secondary school at the end of the
2019-2020 school year. You must be a Canadian citizen or Landed Immigrant.

• 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.
• A statement of any financial challenges you are facing in pursuit of post secondary arts education.
• 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.

 

Amout: TBD

 

Application:  http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/mjf-scholarship-info-and-application-2020/

 

 Deadline:  March 31 (please ignore the April 3 deadline that is on the application)

 

 

University Highlands Elementary Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Scholarship

The University Highlands Alumni Scholarship is presented to a former University Highlands student who exhibits involvement, leadership and contribution to the community.

 

Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • attended University Highlands Elementary School
  • is currently a grade 12 student at Burnaby Mountain Secondary
  • has demonstrated service to the community (at University Highlands, Burnaby Mountain and/or the wider Burnaby Community)
  • has been accepted to a post-secondary institution

 

Amount: $500

 

Application:

 

  1. a one to two page, double-spaced essay, describing:
  • your volunteer or community involvement
  • the role University Highlands and its community played in your commitment to community (e.g. Did a staff member or fellow student inspire you? Did you learn about something while attending University Highlands that affected or influenced your involvement in the community?
  • how your community involvement has influenced your future plans
  1. a brief letter of support for this application from a teacher or community official
  2. proof of post-secondary enrollment (i.e. copy of acceptance letter)

 Please note: this award is not solely based on academics, consideration is given to those applicants who have excelled in community service.

 

Deadline:  Please submit to Ms Belyea in Room 304 by noon on March 6

 

 

Canadian Hearing Services National Scholarship

Canadian Hearing Services proudly offers scholarships to Deaf and hard-of-hearing students to help break down barriers to higher education and build brighter futures.

The Canadian Hearing Services National Scholarship Program is based on grit over academics and is the only scholarship of its kind in Canada offering a new generation the opportunity to be educated, employed and empowered.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must have documented hearing loss of 50dB or greater, pure tone average, in each ear (50dB or greater in the left ear AND 50dB or greater in the right ear);
  • Applicants must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2020 as first-time or returning students.

 

Amount: $3000

 

Deadline: May 20, 2020

 

Application: https://scholartree.ca/scholarship/canadian-hearing-services-national-scholarship/asm3D6CXp5

 

 

District Scholarship #3

The deadline for all district scholarships is March 6 by noon.   You must have a student profile on file with me to be considered for these awards.  Please bring completed application packages to Ms Belyea in room 304.   Packages should include:

· cover letter stating why you are a suitable candidate.

· application form (Links to the application forms are found below the award criteria). 

· financial need statement explaining your need for financial assistance (if criteria requires)

· resume – these awards emphasize service to the school and community so focus on these areas in your resume.

· activity form: http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/activity-form/

· copy of both your grade 11 & 12 transcripts.

· MINIMUM of three reference letters that support your community and school service. This is a crucial part of your application and MUST be included. If you state volunteer activities in your application, make every effort to include some documentation in the form of a letter, certificate, etc. signed by adult supervisor to provide evidence of your involvement as well as the duration of your involvement.

 

INTERWORLD DEVELOPMENT INC. SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence and achievement in a Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades program and meets the following eligibility criteria. ($1000)

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

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

Consideration is to be given to a student with financial need.

The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary or apprenticeship trades training program.

 

Application:   http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/application-interworld-development-scholarship-3/

 

 

RICOH OFFICE SOLUTIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Must be attending BCIT within the next two years.  One scholarship in the amount of $250 is awarded to a student who, while maintaining a good academic standing has made a significant contribution to the school by demonstrating good citizenship and involvement in school activities.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Demonstrated good citizenship
  • Been actively involved in school service
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Consideration will be given to student with financial need

Application:  http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/application-ricoh-8/

 

 

BCIT Pathways 

This scholarship is awarded to a Burnaby student who is planning to enter into a full-time first year technology, technical studies or trade program (excluding Apprentice).  ($3000)

  •  Must have applied for admission to BCIT and have been assigned a BCIT ID 
  •  Must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
  • Must demonstrate leadership skills and/or additional responsibilities such as: taken leadership training/courses, volunteer and/or community service or work experience, captain/president of sports team or group, involvement in extracurricular activities,play a major role in supporting their family, financially or otherwise.

Application: http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/sfaa-21_a/

 

 

Coast Capital Standing Tall

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. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support. ($3500)

  •  a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • a resident in BC for at least six months;
  • graduate from high school during the 2018/19 school year,
  • plans to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the 2020/2021 school year;
  • have not previously received a Youth Get It™ Education Award.
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Application:  https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/about-us/our-community/programs-for-youth/youth-education-awards

 

 

Burnaby Artist Guild Scholarship

This scholarship is provided as a legacy fund resulting of strong visual arts in Burnaby.  One scholarship amount of $500 will be awarded to a well-rounded student who, while maintaining a good academic standing, have demonstrated a passion for visual arts – drawing and painting, sculpture, animation through samples in a portfolio submitted to the scholarship committee. 

 The student should:  

  • demonstrate evidence through a portfolio of work for visual arts 
  • have demonstrated having a positive influence in the school or community through community service or volunteer work and through dedication and hard work 
  • exemplify good citizenship and strong character and demonstrating personal responsibility and respect for others 
  • maintained a good academic standing  
  • demonstrated plans to continue with education in a postsecondary program 
  • formally submitted a completed application package to the school’s scholarship committee 

 The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a postsecondary institution (tuition receipt is required). 

 

Application: http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/application-burnaby-artist-guild/