Burnaby North Scholarships

Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

BC Excellence Scholarship

Criteria

The BC Excellence scholarship is awarded to 55 well-rounded high school graduates who have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and who show aptitude for and commitment to their chosen career paths. You must be nominated by your secondary school to qualify for this scholarship and each school may nominate one student only.

Value

$5000. Students have five years to redeem their BC Excellence scholarship vouchers; an expiry date is printed on each voucher and extensions are not possible.

Dates

Key dates

  • February 3, 2023: nomination application due to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or email by 3pm.
  • February 15, 2023: online applications due by 2:59 pm PST
  • Early June 2023: conditional recipients and their schools notified by email
  • September 2023: conditional recipients checked against eligibility requirements
  • October 2023: paper scholarship vouchers mailed to confirmed recipients
Procedure

Before starting, review all the details for this process outlined here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/bc-excellence-scholarships#eligibility-requirements 

You must submit the 500-word response, two references,  and resume using the Ministry format. Schools may only submit one nominee for this scholarship. You must submit a 500 word response on the following question:

Statement question: Describe how your relevant life or volunteer or work experiences have prepared you for your intended career or area of post-secondary study.

This is due to Ms. Mihic  by February 3rd to be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

Students selected as conditional recipients of the BC Excellence scholarship must meet the following requirements by August 31 of their graduating year to be confirmed as a recipient and receive their scholarship voucher:

  • meet basic eligibility requirements;
  • be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma);
  • fulfill the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program;
  • be graduating in the same year the scholarship is awarded; and
  • have the following final marks.
    • Minimum “B” average in grades 11 and 12 courses required for graduation.
    • Minimum “B” (73% or above) in Language Arts 12.
    • Minimum “B” average, no more than one “C+” (67% or above), and no marks lower than “C+” in courses that fulfill graduation requirements for Science 11 or 12, Math 11, and Social Studies 11 or 12Note: students may apply for both the BC Excellence scholarship and the Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship but they can only be awarded one.

How applications are evaluated

  1. Written statements are assessed by teams of B.C. teachers using the marking guidelines
  2. A subset of candidates is shortlisted.
  3. The resume packages for these students are assessed by the scholarship committee, which includes B.C. teachers, using the marking guidelines.
  4. Fifty-five candidates are named as conditional recipients.

Apply

BC Excellence scholarship application

·        Students are encouraged to inform their high schools of any address changes. In the fall, the Ministry mails paper scholarship vouchers to recipients using the home addresses reported by schools.

Questions?

Please contact the Provincial Scholarships Program team: scholarships@gov.bc.ca .

Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

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.

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

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 2022-2023  school year.
  • enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby (SD41) secondary school for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • pursuing a post-secondary Degree or Certificate in an Arts discipline.
  • a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Value

TBD but worth it! North can submit up to three nominees

Due Date

my EMAIL or PRINT to Ms. Mihic in Student Services by March 31, 2023.

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).
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BC Hydro Power Pioneers Community Service Award

Criteria

The BC Hydro Power Pioneers are recognizing youth who have excelled in community service. There are up to twenty $500 awards available throughout British Columbia.

We’re looking for students who have made outstanding contributions in their local community for a considerable amount of time or have initiated, organized or contributed significantly to a one-time project.

Priority will be given to students who volunteer in their local communities.

Value

multiple @ $500

Due Date

BY MAIL March 31, 2023.

BC Hydro Power Pioneers Community Service Award,
333 Dunsmuir Street, 15th Floor, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 5R3.

Procedure

The following information must be included with your application to be considered for this award:

  1. Completed application form (link below),
  2. 500 word essay of voluntary contributions you have made to your community,
  3. Reference letter(s) from the community organization(s) you have worked with,
  4. Reference letter from a teacher, counsellor or principal at your school,
  5. Confirmation of a passing grade,
  6. Proof of age and citizenship or status.

Please fill in, print and attach all the required information and mail in before the deadline of March 31.

Your application must be postmarked no later than March 31.  Mail in early to avoid missing the deadline.

Application here:

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Please note: they are unable to accept applications by email. Successful award recipients will be notified by June 30 or earlier. 

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Women’s Cyber Security Scholarships

Criteria
  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity, information assurance or similar field.
  • You may be a senior in high school, an undergraduate student, graduate or post graduate student to be eligible.”
  • GPA must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
  • You may be a citizen of any country (US citizenship not required).
  • May be attending on campus or online.
  • May be attending full time or part time
  • May be attending in the US or Internationally
  • You do not currently need to be enrolled, however no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university.

SCORING CRITERIA

Applicants will be scored by members of (ISC)² and scholarship sponsors (if applicable). Scoring will be based upon three categories:

  1. Passion
  2. Merit
  3. Financial Need
Value

$5,000

Due Date

FEBRUARY 28, 2023 AT 11:59 PM EST

Procedure

Go to https://isc2foundationscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx to apply:

  1. Unofficial transcripts from your current (or most recent) educational institution. If awarded; no funds will be disbursed until official transcripts have been received.
  2. One Letter of Recommendation outlining the following:
  3. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
  4. What skills or abilities does the applicant have that will support him/her in completing a degree?
  5. What other information about the applicant should be taken into consideration?
  6. NOTE: Academic references are preferred; however, you may submit a professional letter of reference addressing the points above.
  7. Resume/CV – No more than 3 pages maximum. Do not include links to publications.
  8. Essay questions to be filled out in application::
  9. Tell us why you should be chosen to receive this women’s cybersecurity scholarship and what makes you stand out from your peers?
  10. Describe why you need the scholarship.
  11. Describe your personal and education backgrounds.
  12. What – or who – inspired you to pursue a career in cybersecurity? What makes you a candidate for success in information security and what are your goals for your professional career.
  13. When you graduate and secure a career in our industry, what steps can you take to “pay it forward” by supporting other women (currently in school, recent graduates, mid career transition) new to our field?
  14. Describe any contributions to the cybersecurity field i.e., volunteer work, articles, etc., and any other hobbies or extracurricular activities and what they mean to you. (Do not include links to articles)

 

BCCPAC Educational Award

Criteria

The award is open to any Grade 12 student attending a BCCPAC-member school  (WE ARE MEMBERS!) who is planning to pursue post-secondary studies (academic, vocational, technical or training). The award honours a well-rounded student who is involved and interested in many things and has an understanding of the importance of parent involvement in education.

Value

1 @ $1,000

Due Date

February 28, 2023.

Procedure

Application can be found: https://bccpac.bc.ca/index.php/members/awards/educational-award/ed-award-app

Will need to include:

  • A cover letter outlining good citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship and community service interests.
  • Two letters of reference; one from an educator and one from a community member (not a relative).
  • Grade 11 and Grade 12 transcripts to date (must confirm current year enrollment – recommended: school transcript of grades or BC Diploma Verification).
  • An essay (300-500 words) on the value of parent involvement in education (with reference to the role of PACs, DPACs and/or BCCPAC.)

Horatio Alger Scholarship Awards

Criteria:

The Horatio Alger Association scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students in Canada who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Must graduate the spring of 2022 and commit to pursue and complete a post-secondary degree and be a Canadian citizen. A variety of scholarships offered including those to grade 11 students,  Indigenous, voacational and technical students.

Value:

multiple @ $3,000, $5,000, $10,000.

Due Date:

ONLINE by  March 15, 2023 (EDT noon). 

Procedure:

More information: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/ 

To participate in the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program students must submit an online application at: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/85190-Horatio-Alger-Association 

BCSTA Scholarship for Student Citizenship

Criteria

The BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship recognize graduating students for outstanding contributions they have made to their school and community. Additional criteria:

  • This scholarship recognizes graduating B.C. public school students who have displayed exemplary citizenship within their school and community.
  • Students must be graduating from a B.C. public school in the 2022/2023 school year.
  • Students must submit a completed application in the required format by the application deadline.
  • The scholarship is only available to residents of B.C.
Value

3 @ $750 (to be paid directly to recipient’s post-secondary institution)

Due Date

submit online by 3PM, February 28, 2023.

Procedure

Please read this section carefully. Improperly submitted applications will not be considered. More info: https://bcsta.org/resources-and-services/bcsta-scholarships/ 

Improperly submitted applications will not be considered.

Students are to submit their applications using the form below.

A supporting document, saved in PDF format, containing a signed consent form and two reference letters (school and community), must be included as part of the submission.

Applicants must use the following naming convention: lastname-firstname-scholarship.pdf. For example, if your name is Jane Doe, your file will be named doe-jane-scholarship.pdf. The order of supporting documents must be as follows:

  • Student Consent Form
  • School Reference Letter
  • Community Reference Letter

Download the consent form

Download instructions for sponsors

Review BCSTA’s privacy policies before submitting your application.

 

Rotary Club Adventures in Citizenship

Criteria

This is a fully funded opportunity for Burnaby youths to attend a leadership workshop in Ottawa, Ontario and:

➢ Experience what it means to be Canadian
➢ Learn how our government works
➢ Gain an understanding of our country
➢ Meet leaders and decision makers
➢ Engage with young Canadians from every province

To qualify you must:
• Be between 16 and 18 (at the time of program)
• Have excellent academic standing
• Be involved in Community Service with an emphasis on non-school related volunteering
• Have leadership abilities
• Be a Canadian citizen or have Landed Immigrant Status
Be able to go to Ottawa from May 14 – 17, 2023
• Attend an interview with a panel of Rotarians – to be scheduled at the start of February

Due Date

Send your essay/video to email below by deadline: February 3, 2023

Procedure

• Write a short essay (approx. 250 words) or film a 60-90 second video on the topic:
“What Being a Canadian means to Me”
• Send your resume and essay / video by email to lana_s@telus.net

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Friends of BC Rugby Scholarship

Criteria

The Friends of BC Rugby is a team of passionate rugby people who are trying to give back and grow our sport. One of their initiatives is a scholarship program in which a total of 10 scholarships valued at $ 2000 each will be awarded to talented young rugby student-athletes who are hoping to combine their journey in sport with education. Five scholarships will be awarded to male student-athletes and five scholarships will be awarded to female student-athletes. This opportunity is available to all graduating high school students.

Value

10 x $2000

Due Date

TBD but the sooner the better!

Procedure

Dowload and complete attached form before sending to  tmurdy@shawnigan.ca.

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Pathways to Teacher Education Scholarship

Criteria

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching.

Value:

$5,000 scholarship voucher to redeem when registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC’s nine Faculties of Education. Up to 7 years to redeem voucher.

Due Date

ONLINE by FEBRUARY 15, 2023.

Procedure

For eligibility and application visit online at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/pathway-to-teacher-education-scholarship

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