Burnaby North Scholarships

Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

UBC Presidential Scholars and UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards

Criteria

The Presidential Scholars Award program offers the awards available to students who are entering UBC. These awards recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. Must be a Canadian citizen.

Value:

Multiple one-time award of approximately $5,000, and renewable awards of up to $40,000 on the Okanagan campus, and $80,000 on the Vancouver campus, each payable over four years.

Due Date:

Must apply to UBC by December 1st, 2021.

Procedure:

Students wishing to be considered for a Presidential Scholars Award must apply to UBC by December 1. This includes paying the admission fee and completing all sections of your online application.

All high school applicants will be evaluated for the Presidential Scholars Award for their first-choice degree based on their Academic Profile and Personal Profile sections of the online application. We will not evaluate second-choice degrees for a Presidential Scholars Award.

Cmolik Scholarship

Criteria

Founded in 2008, The Cmolik Foundation helps students across BC access educational opportunities that shape their career aspirations and possibilities with the support of dedicated educators, mentors, sponsors and volunteers. Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a resident of BC
  • Have lived in Canada for a minimum of 7 years
  • Plan to graduate from a BC secondary school
  • Plan to attend and study full time at a post secondary university, college or trade school
  • Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care)
  •  Have experienced adversity or hardship
  • Have exhibited a good work ethic
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Evidence of leadership involvement
Value

$40,000 for tuition, books, and living expenses

Due Date

nomination application to Ms. Mihic in Student Services by January 21, 2021 by 3pm (email or paper OK).

due online February 7th, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified in late March or early April.

Procedure

Part 1: DUE January 21, 2022 by 3pm to Ms Mihic:

200-250 written response describing evidence of:

  •  adversity or hardship
  • good work ethic
  •  financial need
  •  leadership involvement

Part 2: DUE FEBRUARY 7th 2022 online IF NOMINATED from Part 1:

Go to https://www.thecmolikfoundation.com/scholarships/ for info and to submit:

  • application form
  • 2 references (1 should be a teacher)
  • official transcript or most recent report card
  • current photograph
  • Letter from the school principal stating that you are the student nominated to apply for The Cmolik Foundation scholarship from the school.  (see Ms. Mihic to arrange this last one)
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University of Toronto Scholarships

Criteria

The University of Toronto offers a wide variety of scholarships  to students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional performance in a broad context. Some examples of scholarships offered are those demonstrating financial need, claim Indigenous ancestry, international scholars, identify as Black, and out-of-province students. So if you’re intending on going to University of Toronto (currently ranked as #18 in the world and #1 in Canada! ), be sure to check out this list!

Due Dates

Varies but most can be applied for when applying to U of T.

National Scholar Award Application  due October 21, 2021. 

Procedure

Go to https://future.utoronto.ca/finances/scholarships/?_sft_awards=scholarship-on-admission&_sft_study_levels=undergraduate  to check out the list and details.

Post-Secondary Entrance Scholarships

Most post-secondary institutions offer some sort of entrance scholarship. For most institutions, all you need to do is apply to the institution; however, read through instructions carefully to see if you need to supply “extras” to be considered for a scholarship. Most institutions do not announce scholarship winners until late in the spring . Check out the list of institutions that have applications now open:

UBC – offers the Presidential Scholars Award (formerly Major Entrance Scholarship) of  a one-time award of approximately $5,000, and renewable awards of up to $80,000 payable over four years. Apply by December 1, 2021.

SFU – open to domestic and international students and valued  from $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and mandatory supplementary fees. Initial application due December 15, 2021; supporting documents and references due by January 31st, 2022. Recipients will be notified from mid-March to mid-May 2021.

BCIT – offers range from $1.000-4,000. Check site for details.

University of the Fraser Valley – deadline to apply is March 1st, 2022. Check site for details.

Capilano University- deadline to apply is March 1st, 2022. Range in offers and criteria. Check site for details.

Douglas College – offers a variety of one-time scholarships or awards of up to $3,500, and renewable scholarships or awards of up to $20,000, payable over four years. Minimum GPA and community service required for consideration.

Langara College – deadline to apply is February 2022.  Check site for details.

Kwantlen Polytechnique – TBA

OUT OF PROVINCE SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Toronto – deadline to for early application  in November 7th, 2021; regular application deadline is January 15th. Check site for details.

McGill  University – deadline to apply is January 15,  2022.  Check site for details.

Waterloo University – deadline to apply is Feburary 18th,  2022.  Check site for details.

RBC Future Launch Scholarship

Criteria

For Canadian youth between 15-29 years old who are enrolled part-time in school or not in school at all. Grades and transcripts are not required! Must not work at RBC or a dependent of someone working at RBC.

Value

450 scholarships  @ $1,500 that can be used for workshops, courses, textbooks, certificates, etc.

Due Date

online December 15, 2021.

Procedure

Click here to register. More info about this and other RBC scholarships can be found here.

Launchpad Scholarship by Tundra Technical

Criteria

Women make up nearly half the workforce, but in some of the most important industries —Science Technology and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) — women are still extremely underrepresented.

That’s why Tundra Technical Solutions, a global IT and engineering staffing firm, wants to jump start your university career with a chance to win $1,500 towards a STEM program of your choice.

Our scholarship application will test your research skills and STEM knowledge by writing a 1500-2000 word essay or project plan to create an innovative solution to a national problem for the Government of Canada.

Value

5 x $1,500

Due Date

November 15th 2021,

Procedure

Go to Scholartree to apply: https://scholartree.ca/scholarship/the-launchpad-scholarship-by-tundra-technical/yXmqSluF_7 

Ken Michel Memorial Scholarship for Carpentry

Criteria

In loving memory of a man whose skill in the carpentry trade and the love of his people helped build the foundations of honour, pride, and strength in his community.

This scholarship acknowledges both strong work ethic and the desire to work towards the betterment of the community as a whole.

For students of Indigenous ancestry. 

Value

2 x $500

Due Date

online October 26th 2021

Procedure

Apply at Scholartree: https://scholartree.ca/scholarship/ken-michel-memorial-scholarship-for-carpentry/N5x2bzxPhy 

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership

*** Note:  One of Burnaby North’s 2021 Grads won this one last year!***
CRITERIA

The TD Scholarship for Community Leadership awards students across Canada who are finishing high school, have demonstrated community leadership and have a minimum of 75% grade average (in grade 11). There is an essay writing component to this scholarship and has an opportunity to provide “extras” for consideration.

VALUE

20 scholarships@  $70, 000 over 4 years ($10,000/yr for tuition; $7,500/yr for living expenses).

DUE DATE

Online by November 15, 2021.

PROCEDURE

Apply online: https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians/. You will need to include two letters of support from community groups, a letter of recommendation by school, and a copy of your transcript. Essay components as well.

U of T Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarship

Criteria

The international student nominee should be a creative thinker with an exceptional academic record, who demonstrates creativity, is recognized as a leader within our school, and exhibits the potential to contribute positively to the global community in the future. The candidate must intend to begin University of Toronto study in September 2022 and must be currently enrolled in full-time academic studies or have graduated no earlier than June 2021. Please read through details before applying here: https://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/about/#about  

*Burnaby North can only nominate 1 student*

Value

Full tuition over  4 years (including books)

Due Date

 Essay due to Ms Mihic in Student Services by 3pm on NOVEMBER 17, 2021 .

 

Procedure:

Interested students must write a 200 word essay describing how they are a leader in our school and 200 words on how they are a creative thinker. Essays must be handed into Ms. Mihic in Student Services by November 24, 2020.

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