Burnaby North Scholarships

Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Welcome Grad 2023!

If you are new to this page, welcome! This is where all Burnaby North scholarship details will be posted.

Now is a good time to get familiar with this page and all it has to offer. Start by going through the tabs where you will find information such as how to write and ask for reference letters, filling out a profile of yourself and last year’s scholarship presentation under “Home”. After doing that, you may want to check out how to collect service hours under that tab or the handy “Calendar” tab which is where all the scholarship due dates will be posted. Lastly, if you have questions, you may want to check out the FAQ page any other questions can be directed to Ms. Mihic once school is in session again.

There will also be an ONLINE scholarship general meeting on Thursday, September 22nd at 3:45 PM.

Link to meeting:

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Make sure you are accessing the meeting through your O365 account!

RE/MAX Quest for Excellence Scholarship

Criteria

The RE/MAX Quest for Excellence scholarship program is a cash scholarship that recognizes students for their ongoing community contributions and pursuit of leadership. New in 2023, RE/MAX Canada is pleased to expand its existing Quest for Excellence scholarship program starting this year, now offering 40 scholarships of $1,000 each to students across Canada (except for Quebec).

Value

multiple at $1,000

Due Date

essay submission online from September 12, 2022 until March 13, 2023

Procedure

Are you active in your community, or do you have ideas on how to make it a better place to call “home?”

Submit an essay of  up to 1,250 words, and you couldwin $1,000.

Answer one of these questions: 1. What does a “bright future” look like for you?

2.How have you demonstrated leadership or charitywithin your community to make it a better place?

3.How can we ensure fair and affordable housing forall Canadians?

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National Book Award

Criteria:

The University of Toronto National Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional performance in a broad context. The nominee must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, intending to begin university (though not necessarily at the U of T) study in September 2023. Approximately fifteen students are selected as National Scholars (winners) and ten are named Arbor Scholars (runners-up). Additional criteria:

  • an original and creative thinker
  • committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • currently in your final year of Canadian secondary school
  • intending to begin university the following academic year
  • a National Book Award nominee or self-identify as meeting the criteria above
Amount:

The National Scholarship covers tuition, incidental and residence fees for up to four years of study. Finalists not designated as National Scholars receive Arbor Scholarships at a value of $7,500 in the first year and $1,500 per year for three additional years of undergraduate study. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.

Due Date:

Resume and cover letter due to Ms. Mihic by Friday, October 7th, students will be informed shortly after and encouraged to submit applications by  October 20, 2022 (11:59pm EDT)

Procedure:
  1. Submit a resume and cover letter to Ms. Mihic in Student Services by Friday, October 7th highlighting above mentioned criteria.
  2. Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award.

Students must submit an online application form in order to be considered for the National Scholarship.

Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation Essay Contest

Criteria

Open to all students. This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation is offering prizes of $3000, $1500, and $750 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to the question on the flyer below and attached.  Please inform your students about the contest and encourage them to participate in it.  More information about KHREF and the essays of the winners of its contests over the past 21 years may be found on khref.org.   Last year’s winner was Owen Hu from British Columbia.  To read his essay go to https://khref.org/archives/#owen-hu and to listen to an audio excerpt from an interview with him go to https://khref.org/audio-clips.

Value

varies from $2000, $1000, and $500.

Due Date

December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day).

Procedure

Write 1000-2500 on the following:

Respect for human rights seems to be eroding in many countries.  Do you agree?  If so, provide examples and explain what you think is the major cause of the problem and how it should be addressed?  If you disagree, explain the reason you disagree

Essays are due on or before December 10, 2022 (Human Rights Day) and should:

1. be 2500 words or less in length.  

2.  be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850, USA.

3.  include a cover page with the title, author’s name and grade level; name and address of the author’s high school; name of a teacher or administrator at the high school; and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”

AWARDS

Winners will be announced, and awards presented on January 16, 2023.

 

 

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.

Loran Award

This is highly prestigious scholarship focuses on character, service, and leadership. Please refer to their website in Procedures for more information. 

Criteria:

The Loran Award is one of the country’s most comprehensive merit-based undergraduate awards, valued at $100,000 over four years. There is a single application process where students apply to a direct pool of applicants. School sponsorship is no longer required.

All successful applicants must be well-rounded students who present a minimum 85% cumulative average and demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community.  Must be a Canadian citizen or have residency status.  This scholarship can only be used for a specific number of Canadian universities.

Value:

Renewable for up to four years, with a total value of $100,000, each Loran Award includes:

  • An annual stipend of $10,000
  • A matching tuition waiver from one of 25 partner universities
  • Personal mentorship from a Canadian leader
  • Access to our network and up to $14,000 in funding for summer work experiences in three different sectors
  • An orientation expedition through Algonquin Park
  • Annual retreats and scholar gatherings

Also grants up to 118 finalist and provincial awards to promising candidates who are not selected as Loran Scholars.

Due Date:

Wednesday, October 12th before 8:00pm EST

Procedure:

All eligible students are welcome to apply by filling out the application, uploading a transcript, and naming a reference. There is no limit to the number of students who may apply from a single school.

Visit www.loranaward.ca to complete the application online. NOW OPEN!

Kemper Human Right Education Foundation

Criteria

This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering prizes of $2000, $750 and $250 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to the question on the flyer below (and attached as a readily reproducible file).  Please inform your students about the contest described by the flyer and encourage them to participate in it. More information about KHREF and the essays of the winners of its contests over the past 20 years may be found on khref.org.

Value

$2000, $750, and $250

Due Date

ONLINE by December 10, 2021

Procedure

1.  There are two contests: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries.
2. Essays are due on or before December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day),
3.  Essays should be approximately 2500 words in length and be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.

4.   Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.
5.  Submissions should include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name and grade level, the name and address of the author’s high school, the name of a teacher or administrator at the high school and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”

Uggla Family Scholarship

Description

 The Uggla Family Scholarship, which will be comprised of 10 full-ride opportunities for equity-deserving students applying to either the Beedie School of Business or to a program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

We’re still finalizing all the details and requirements, but this new scholarship will be available for the incoming class of Fall 2021 and we wanted to give you a heads-up and share some high-level details:

  • The Uggla Family Scholarship program aims to support exceptional students who through their identity or life circumstances may face barriers to participating in post-secondary education.
  • Students still need to apply to SFU by the regular high school application deadline – January 31st, 2021 – and intend to pursue studies within either the Beedie School of Business or in a program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. (In future years, this scholarship may become available to all faculties/programs).
  • The student must be competitive for admission into the Beedie School of Business or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
  • Students who have already applied for admission, and also applied to our regular Entrance Awards Scholarships program (deadline of December 17th), will be invited to also apply for the Uggla Family Scholarship. A separate application will be required. They can be considered for both, although double offers will not occur.
  • Students who have already applied for admission to SFU, but did not apply for our regular Entrance Awards Scholarships program, can still apply for the SFU Uggla Family Scholarship. We’ll share more details in the next couple of weeks.