Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

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Scholarship Reporting

It’s not too late to report your offers! At this point it is strictly for reporting purposes. You do not need to fill this form out if you were offered a scholarship at School Leaving ceremonies but please go ahead and tell us the ones we haven’t heard from. All of these offers are confidential unless we approach you. 🙂

2023 Project LEAP Scholar


Project LEAP is committed to helping students develop their leadership skills, cultural competency, and international network. Our program offers a range of features that prepare students for success in their future endeavors, including:

  • 4 in 1 Aptitude Testing: Students will take a comprehensive assessment test that evaluates their academic strengths, leadership potential, personal interests, and career goals.
  • International College and Career Advising: Students will receive personalized guidance from our team of experienced counselors and mentors, who will help them navigate the college application process and identify potential career paths.
  • Leadership Development: Students will participate in a variety of leadership workshops, seminars, and community service projects to enhance their skills and broaden their perspectives.
  • Networking Opportunities: Students will have the opportunity to connect with other high-achieving students from around the world and build their professional network.

Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Up to $25,000 USD in scholarship funds to use towards their college education
  • A graduation cord indicating their participation in Project LEAP
  • A letter of recommendation from our program director

We encourage all eligible students to apply and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to prepare for success in their college and career goals.


We have also included a time conversion chart in the application packet to help students determine the application deadline and program start time based on their time zone. Typically, applicants from Canada apply to their prospective time zone.

There are no additional requirements for non-US applicants, but they must be able to comfortably read, write, and speak English in a class setting.

Linked you will find the Project LEAP Application Packet that includes a QR code to access the application.



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 Programare 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 26th. 


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 during periods 7 and/or 8 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

Singh Excavating BC Scholarship


We are looking for a student that is in need of financial assistance, gives back to their community as a volunteer, is engaged as a student, and has plans to move on to college, university or trades based education.


1 x $1000

Due Date

to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or via email by Thursday, May 4th.


Complete following application and components. If emailing, send documents in order specificied as one PDF.

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École Brantford Elementary Alumni Bursary Award


This spring 2023, the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) at École Brantford Elementary is
offering one $500 alumni bursary award to a student in Burnaby pursuing their
post-secondary education and training.

• Attended École Brantford Elementary School for a minimum of one school year between grades 4 to 7.
• Be eligible to graduate (within the year of application) from a public secondary school in Burnaby School District 41.
• Applied/accepted to a post-secondary institution.
• Demonstrated academic or personal growth, as defined by the applicant, during their secondary studies.
• Require financial support to complete their post-secondary studies.



Due Date

Applications are to be submitted by email to and must be received by May 8, 2023. Applicants will get an “Application Received” email within two business days of submitting their application.


Student information: first and last name, secondary school, year(s) they attended École Brantford Elementary, contact information (email and phone number).

• Brief letter of support of their application from a teacher or school staff.
• Description of the following (suggested total of 250 words):

1. Their intended post-secondary program or field of study.
2. Their academic or personal growth, as defined by them, during their secondary studies.
3. Their intended use of the $500 bursary award to pursue their post-secondary

The applications will be reviewed by the PAC executive committee and the student chosen to receive the bursary award will be contacted no later than May 31, 2023 and will be announced on the Brantford PAC website ( Questions? Please email


Artona Diversity Scholarship Award – TIME SENSITIVE


This Scholarship is for a Burnaby School District BIPOC student that is interested in pursuing Industry Training or a Post-Secondary program.


$500 for 1 Burnaby student

Due Date

to Ms Mihic by email or paper by Monday, April 10 by 3PM (THIS IS LESS THAN A WEEK!)


Submit your application to Ms. Mihic as a SINGLE PDF or package and attach the following documents in the order listed:

  • cover letter stating why you are a suitable candidate.
  • application form (or a computer-generated replica allowing you more space to respond)
  • resume – these awards emphasize service to the school and community so focus on these areas in your resume.
  • copy of both your grade 11 & 12 transcripts .
  • MINIMUM of one reference letters that support your community and school service. This is a crucial part of your application and MUST be included.  If you state volunteer activities in your application, make every effort to include some documentation in the form of a letter, certificate, etc. signed by adult supervisor to provide evidence of your involvement as well as the duration of your involvement.

BRTA Scholarship


The Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Scholarship and Bursary Foundation is administered through a sub-committee of the Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association. As former educators, we wish to recognize a well-rounded student who meets the following criteria:

1. The student has been enrolled in a Burnaby school for his/her two senior years and has maintained a good standard of achievement.

2. The student intends to register at a post-secondary institution and has financial need.


  • Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work: tutoring, peer counselling, church, clubs, recreation, etc.
  • Been actively involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, leadership, government, dance, music, athletics, debating, etc.
  • Demonstrated special skills, hobbies, interests, and/or training.
  • Demonstrated responsibility.

$1, 000 to a Burnaby North student

Due Date

FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH before 3PM.


Please submit a 200-word essay describing your future goals, a resume, AND  your transcript 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.

Marlene Larson Scholarship


Marlene Larson was invited to establish the Itinerant Program for Blind and Visually Impaired Students in 1976.  This scholarship was presented to her upon her retirement in 2010.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide post-secondary assistance to Burnaby students who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind. 

The Marlene Larson Scholarship is awarded to a Burnaby graduate who is blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind.   

To be considered for the scholarship the student should: 

  • be planning on enrolling in a post- secondary programs
  • demonstrate ability to set goals; be motivated; show responsibility
  • be oriented towards independence

Proof of visual impairment in the form of a letter from the student’s eye care specialist, CNIB or their vision teacher is required.  

Scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post- secondary program. 


$500 to one Burnaby student

Due Date

To Ms. Mihic (paper or email) by 3pm on FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2023 BEFORE 3PM .

  • Transcript of grades
  • Cover letter
  • Letters of reference from teacher, vision teacher, CNIB, etc.
  • Proof of visual impairment from eye care specialist, CNIB or vision teacher


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