Burnaby North Scholarships

Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

BCGEU Scholarships

Criteria

Scholarships are funded by the dues of 80,000 BCGEU members. You are eligible if you are related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU (BC Government Service and Employees Union) member or staff; and A student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution in 2021.

Value

multiple @ $2,000 (full-time students) and $1,000 (part-time students)

Due Date

online by Sunday, May 9th, 2021.

Procedure

In addition to applying online here, applicants must submit a short essay of 450 – 500 words in response to one of the following topics for their essay:

  1. The coronavirus pandemic has deemed frontline workers – like grocery store cashiers, retail shop clerks, security guards, health and social care workers, food delivery and taxi drivers, early childhood educators – ‘essential’ yet these workers continue to be poorly paid and are often forced to put their health and safety at risk. Many low-wage and racialized workers have been disproportionately impacted during the pandemic highlighting the critical role of robust public services in tackling major health and social crises. How do we build a post-pandemic world that is caring, sustainable and equitable?
  2. The earth is in the midst of a man-made climate emergency. Addressing this emergency requires system change and collective – not just individual – action. What can the BCGEU and unions do to mobilize this collective action?
  3. In 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, BC saw a surge in anti-Asian racism. There was also an intense focus on anti-Black racism and institutional violence toward Black and Indigenous people. What should the BCGEU do to challenge racism and build a union and province that is just, equitable and inclusive?
  4. The BCGEU is active in many communities where our members live and work. What are the benefits of the union’s presence at community events and why is it important?

We encourage applicants to interview a BCGEU member, or to use personal experience or original research for this essay.\

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Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Entrance and Transfer Scholarships

Criteria

Do you know a student entering an engineering or earth sciences program in fall 2021? Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Foundation offers scholarships for graduating high school students entering engineering or earth sciences programs at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, the University of Northern British Columbia, and engineering transfer programs.

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from a BC secondary school in 2021 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/Earth sciences degree (B.Sc. in earth sciences, physical geography, environmental geoscience, etc.) at a BC university.
Value

6 scholarships @ $2,500 each

Due Date

online June 30, 2021

Procedure

more information and application can be found online. Click here.

 

2021 BC Tech Scholarship

Criteria

Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Tech Scholarship Program is proud to provide grants to students who have a proven passion for technology, a desire to leave a mark in the tech sector and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a technology-related program.

Eligible disciplines include:

  1. Biotech
  2. Business & Technology
  3. Cleantech
  4. Computer Science
  5. Digital Media
  6. Engineering
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. IT & Applied Technology
  9. Management
  10. Product Management
  11. Other technical programs

Student must:

  • Show passion for the technology sector, involvement in the tech community, and desire to leave a mark in the future of technology;
  • Be accepted into a publicly funded, BC-based post-secondary educational institution in a minimum 2-year program beginning September 2021*;
  • Be a permanent resident, landed immigrant or Canadian citizen; and
  • Have a minimum 3.2 GPA.
Value

Up to 3 x $2,500 for grade 12 graduates entering post-secondary

Due Date

Online April 15, 2021. 

Procedure

To apply for the BC Tech Scholarship, you will need to provide the following required documentation:

  • Proof of enrolment / post-secondary acceptance letter;
  • Academic transcripts;
  • Two (2) reference letters addressed to the BC Tech Association;
  • A copy of your current resume;
  • An essay (max. 1000 words – worth 100%) describing:
    • Your experiences, passion, and involvement in the technology sector;
    • Your academic achievements;
    • Your career aspirations;
    • How this scholarship will help you to achieve your goals.

Accees and submit application online at: https://wearebctech.typeform.com/to/yWGJXIHk 

Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Criteria

Each year, the Michael J. Fox Theatre Society selects graduating Burnaby School District (SD41) students who have demonstrated exemplary aptitude for the Arts as recipients of the Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants to the Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship must be:

    •  a student graduating from a Burnaby School District (SD41) secondary school at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
    • enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby (SD41) secondary school for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • pursuing a post-secondary Degree or Certificate in an Arts discipline.
    • a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

AWARD CRITERIA: Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the selection committee based on the
following criteria:

    • Demonstrated interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts or in multiple arts disciplines,
      e.g. dance, drama, music, visual arts, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media
      arts
    •  History of school and/or community volunteering
    •  Additional consideration will be given to students who face financial adversity pursuing their chosen post-secondary program
Value

varies

Due Date

To Ms. Mihic in Student Services before 3pm by April 9, 2021

Procedure

Completed Applications Packages must include:

  •  Your completed Student Application Form
  •  Short Essay Responses (Instructions in Application Form)
  •  Your secondary school transcript
  •  A summary of your school and/or community volunteer activities
  • Three (3) reference letters, including one from a teacher of the Visual and Performing Arts in your school
  • a Digital Portfolio
    • Include up to four samples from your portfolio or a maximum 5-minute audio or
      video compilation
    • Please access the form to upload audition/portfolio materials through the QR code below. You must use your Burnaby School District Credentials to access form (e.g. e12345@burnabyschools.ca and your regular District e-mail password).

Additional information:

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Burnaby Sport Hall of Fame Scholarship

Criteria

The Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 2001 to honour Burnaby’s past athletic excellence.

  • 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 minimum C+ average (copy of the most recent transcript must be included)
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Be active in school and community
Value

$1,000 scholarships to a male athlete and a female athlete from Burnaby.

Due Date

BY MAIL by May 31, 2021

Procedure

Complete and mail the following to the address below:

  1. Application (attached below and extra copies can be found in “Scholarship Application” Bin outside Student Services
  2. A cover letter summarizing your athletic achievements along with your postsecondary athletic/academic goals and plans must be included with your application.
  3. Letters of support referencing school, community or athletic participation will enhance your applicationBurnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Office
    Suite 101, 4946 Canada Way
    Burnaby, B.C.
    V5G 4H7
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Grace Family Network Foundation Scholarship

Criteria

The Grace Family Network Foundation scholarship fund awards deserving high school graduates in financial need. The awards are intended to encourage students who are pursuing a post-secondary education and who have demonstrated not only academic achievement but also interest in their communities.

  • A resident of Metro Vancouver (applicable municipalites)
  • Currently registered in Grade 12
  • Criteria: students with outstanding academic and leadership achievements demonstrating financial need
  • Evidence of enrolment or application to a post-secondary school in the 2021-2022 academic year
  • A one page essay on “How has living through a pandemic changed your view of the world?” (see application form for more details)
Value

3 @ $500

Due Date

Online by May 31, 2021.

Procedure

Complete application and essay. Details below: 

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International Student Graduate Scholarship

Criteria

Scholarship monies to be awarded to a graduating international student(s)  going on to post-secondary either in
Canada or abroad. This student should be an individual who well represents international students and has been successful in their studies.

Value

2 @ $500

Due Date

To Ms Mihic in Student Services or by email (dragana,mihic@burnabyschools.ca) by April 1, 2021.

Procedure
  1. Testimonial highlighting their experience in Burnaby including criteria that includes academic, citizenship and volunteering in the school/community. (200 words total)
  2. Resume.

If selected,  you will need to complete a brief questionnaire and we would also greatly appreciate receiving a photo of the student at graduation accepting their International Award.

Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake Community Leadership Scholarship 2021

Criteria

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 postsecondary education or trades training at any approved institution.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicant students should have:
➢ 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.

Value

A scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to a Senior Secondary student in the Burnaby School District. Funds will be administered through the Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake.

Due Date

Direct mail or online by APRIL 9th, 2021

Procedure

In order to be eligible for consideration:
a. A student must complete a personal application; or
b. A staff member at the student’s school must submit a nomination form.

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
Website: www.rotaryburnabydeerlake.org

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Rotary Club of Burnaby Bursary Award

Criteria

The Rotary Club of Burnaby – Bursary Award is awarded to one student in each of Burnaby’s secondary schools who meets the following criteria:

The bursary will be awarded to a student who:
▪ 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
▪ demonstrates financial need.

The bursary will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary or vocational training program.

Value

One bursary in the amount of $1,000.00 will be awarded to a BNSS student.

Due Date

Before 3pm on Thursday, April 1st, 2021.

Procedure

Application can be downloaded below or pick up a paper copy from Scholarship Application bin in front of Student Services. Completed application DUE to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email (Dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca) by 3pm on THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021. If emailing, send all documents together as one PDF. Late applications will not be accepted.

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