Burnaby North Scholarships

Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Dogwood District / Authority Scholarship

It’s time to start applying for the Dogwood District /Authority which is a scholarship targeted to students seeking a career in the “trades”. Students who have completed a Youth in Trades Program or ACE-It are a natural fit for this scholarship but anyone who fits the criteria can be considered. THERE ARE A LIMITED AMOUNT ADMINISTERED. MAKE SURE YOU APPLY AND APPLY EARLY.
Here are some things to know when filling out the application:
  • Elective areas for completion are: Fine Arts, Indigenous Language and Culture, Applied Skills, Physical Activity, International Languages, Community Service*, Technical and Trades Training.
  • “a minimum 2.5 (“C+”) Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated on the BEST 10 Grade 11 and 12, 4-credit courses including a minimum of four courses (except for Community Service) from their chosen area listed above.  One of the four courses may be Work Experience 12A or B (WEX12A or B) if it is related to the student’s chosen career path.”
  • When filling out the application, the committee is looking for students not necessarily planning on going to a university (but are going to a technical or trade school). Remember this when applying.
  • Since this is a scholarship geared towards the elective areas above, the “chosen career area”, “post-secondary institution” and “program” should reflect that meaning. This is not the scholarship for future doctors, lawyers, or venture capitalists. Also, make sure that your “career area” reflects your “elective area” meaning someone who has “Fine Arts” as their elected area will probably be rejected if their career goal is to be an accountant.
  • final decisions are made by a District committee.

31 awards to graduating Burnaby North students @ $1, 250 each if  they are attending a designated post-secondary institution or B.C. authorized trades training provider.

Due Date

EMAIL or IN PAPER to Ms. Mihic by 3pm on May 27th. 


Fill out the attached application or pick one up from the scholarship bin outside Student Services.

Below are also two samples provided for reference.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF HOW TO FILL THIS OUT, CONTACT MS. MIHIC between May 16th and 26th in the afternoons in Student Services. She will help.

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* Community Service (Volunteer Activity) specific criteria:
  • demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness
  • demonstration of extensive involvement in student government/councils
  • demonstration of significant participation and leadership in a service-oriented club
  • community service/volunteer activity hours required over grades 10 – 12 beyond class expectations and course requirements:
  • two leadership course courses with participation in a minimum 200 community service hours or
  • one leadership course with participation in a minimum 300 community service hours or
  • no leadership course with participation in a minimum 400 community service hours
  • Service can be undertaken in and/or outside of school. Work experience hours, if directly related to a service-related career that requires post-secondary training can be included
  • Students must provide evidence of their service in the form of a letter/document outlining dates and hours and a description of duties performed signed by the adult manager or supervisor of the program or organization. Letter should include full contact information of the manager or supervisor.
  • other courses outside of the chosen area (both academic and non-academic) that have a direct and obvious relationship to the chosen elective area may, at the discretion of the committee, be included provided the school does not offer sufficient courses in the specific elective area

BCGEU Scholarships


Scholarships are funded by the dues of 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.


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

Due Date

online by midnight Wednesday, June 15, 2022.


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 BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think this legislation provides adequate protection for all workers? What changes would improve this provision?
  2. The current state of the world poses many challenges—from climate change, pandemics, war, racism, poverty, homelessness, and violence. It can feel overwhelming. Tell us why you have hope for the future. How can a democratic labour movement bring forward these changes? What is the role of workers in creating a different world?
  3. Tell us about a recent union action that inspired you (job action, strike, membership drive). What did you learn? How can those lessons be applied to create change for workers?
  4. What changes or resources can employers and governments provide to support the good health of workers and their families? What systemic changes are needed in workplaces, schools, and governments to support the mental and physical health of our communities?
  5. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action were released in 2015. In the past seven years, little significant action has been taken by governments. What steps should be taken to move this process forward in a meaningful and impactful way? What Call to Action do you believe should be prioritized and why?

More details @ https://www.bcgeu.ca/2022_bcgeu_scholarship_program  and

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Elmer Helm Youth Fund

Provide financial assistance to deserving students who wish to pursue post-secondary training in the artistic, academic or technical fields.
It is the aim of the fund to make such education possible for students who may otherwise not have the financial means.
  • under the age of 25
  • accepted into post-secondary training in artistic, academic, or technical field
  • significantly involved in their community in a volunteer capacity
  • strong academic achievement and potential is important, however, it is more important that the applicant has demonstrated a significant contribution to the life of their community to exemplify the Neighbourhood House values of community service
$1,500 (paid in 2 increments of $750.00 in late August and January)
Students who receive this award are eligible to apply for renewal on an annual basis up to a maximum of four years.
Due Date

June 30, 2022 before 5PM.


Please submit the following information in the following order via one of these methods:

email to central@anhbc.org or as a single PDF file fax to 604-875-1256

postal mail or in-person to:
The Alexandra Foundation for Neighbourhood Houses
c/o Grant Administrator
203 – 3102 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
V5T 3G7

1. A completed Contact Information Form (attached).
2. A letter from the candidate outlining personal goals, career goals, and an explanation of
why the candidate believes he or she should be selected for the award.
3. Documentation regarding academic standing and other accomplishments, i.e. transcript(s).
4. Three letters of reference from members of the community or from schools.

Elmer Helm Youth Fund Information Package (1)

Metal Supermarkets Trade School Scholarship


Metal Supermarkets is proud to support the skilled trades, and we want to make it easier for students to pursue one of these viable, stable and well-paying careers.

  • Students accepted to and attending a post-secondary trade school program with a semester beginning in 2022.
  • Open to citizens, permanent residents and resident aliens legally residing in the USA or Canada with a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s certified trade school in the United States or Canada.
  • Winner must enroll or already be enrolled in the upcoming semester.
  • Employees of Metal Supermarkets Franchising Family of Companies, its franchisees, franchisee staff or their family members may not enter.

4 x $2,500 directly paid to institution

Due Date

online by June 30, 2022.


Apply online at https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/trade-school-scholarship/ 

CFIG National Scholarship Program


To be eligible for the awards:

  1.  Applicants must be Canadian residents studying in Canada.
  2.  Applicants must be enrolled or expected to enroll in a post-secondary program of at least 2 years.
  3.  Applicants must be working for a current CFIG member (retail, associate, affiliate) or be a family member of an employee of a current CFIG member.
  4.   All essays must be properly referenced.

Six regional essay awards of $2,000.00 each are awarded as follows: (4)university/college (East & West)– (1) high school in the East– (1) high school in the West–

Two regional video submission awards of $5000 are awarded as follows: (1)East, (1)West

Due Date

Friday, July 8, 2022.


Essay OR video submission details and info can be found @ https://cfig.ca/NATIONAL-SCHOLARSHIP/#1509033685588-43fa897a-56d9


Confratellanza Italo-Canadese 2022 Scholarship


The scholarships are open to this year’s graduating secondary school students planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution for the first time in 2021.  To be eligible for this scholarship candidates must:

1) be of Italian origin i.e. as having at least one parent or grandparent of direct Italian descent,

2) be living in a city or municipality within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (that includes Burnaby!)

3) have an academic standing sufficient to qualify for entry into the post-secondary institution of their choice

The scholarship winner will be determined by a selection committee appointed by the directors of the Confratellanza Italo-Canadese Society. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final.


multiple @ $1,000

Due Date

by MAIL  post-marked no later than June 15, 2022.


Send completed application (find below) with supporting documents post-marked no later than June 15, 2022 to:

Confratellanza Italo-Canadese
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 57091
2748 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5K 1Z9

Burnaby Teachers’ Association Scholarship


The Burnaby Teachers’ Association is awarding 2 scholarships to students on the basis of:

  • scholarship, citizenship, and need.
  • That the scholarship be paid when the recipient enters full-time attendance at a post-secondary school. Part-time attendance may be approved after Executive Council review.
  • each recipent be a student in a Burnaby school for at least one year.

Students have up to five years to register for post-secondary and claim the award.


2 x $750

Due Date

In print or by email by Friday April 22, 2022 by 3pm.


Complete applications  below and submit to due to Ms. Mihic  by email or in print by 3pm that day. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

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International Student Graduate Scholarship


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.


2 @ $500

Due Date

To Ms Mihic in Student Services or by email (dragana,mihic@burnabyschools.ca) by Friday, April 29, 2022.

  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.

Music Parents Council Scholarship


The Music Parent Council will be awarding 3 scholarships of $500 each to current graduating students at Burnaby North. These scholarships are for students who have a true passion for music and have been a contributing member of the music program at North. We are looking for students who have demonstrated leadership in the music department and have been active in the school and community.


3 x $500

Due Date

Print or email by Friday,  April 22, 2022


To apply for this MPC Scholarship, you will need to complete a short essay (250 words or less) describing how music has impacted your time here at North.

  • Your experiences, passion, and involvement in the music department at North
  • How music has been a part of your high school experience
  • How this scholarship will help you achieve these goals

Please submit your essay to Ms. Mihic in 205 or Student Services or by email to dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca


BRTA Wynn Richmond Bursary


The Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Scholarship and Bursary Foundation is administered through a sub-committee of the Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association. The funds for this bursary are held and managed by the Vancity Community Foundation. As a former educator, she wished to recognize a student who meets the following criteria:

1. The student should have been enrolled in a Burnaby school for his/her two senior years and maintained a high standard of achievement.
2. The student must intend to pursue an Education Degree at one of the following B.C. post-secondary institutions:

University of British Columbia
Simon Fraser University
University of Victoria
Vancouver Island University
University of Northern British Columbia

The Bursary must be claimed within two years of receipt.


$3, 000 to a Burnaby North student


Friday, APRIL 29th before 3PM.


Please submit a 200-word essay describing how you were able to maintain balance in in school and community despite the pandemic, a resume, your transcript and submit to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email by the specified due date. If sending by email, please send a single pdf in the order above. Late submissions will not be accepted.

**** Note: You can send a single application for both the BRTA and BRTA Wynn Bursary (if the criteria apply) ****

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