Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

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Singh Excavating BC Scholarship

Criteria

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.

Refer to document below for specific application instructions.

Value

1 per Burnaby student  x $1000

Due Date

to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or via email by March 15, 2024 before 3PM.

Procedure

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

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Granly Legacy Fund Scholarship

Criteria

The scholarships are open to any student in one of those schools and who meets the following eligibility criteria: 

  1. a) A permanent residence status in Canada
    b) Attended one of the eight high schools for their grade 12 year and is a well rounded student in need of financial assistance to further their education or learning a skill.
    c) Registered at an accredited post-secondary educational institution in Canada.
    d) Must be a kind-spirited individual with a good academic standing and have  demonstrated interest in community volunteering opportunities. 
Value

1 BNSS student x $1000

Due Date

in print or email to Ms. Mihic by March 15, 2024 before 3PM.

Procedure

Complete the following requirements in the document below. If emailing, send documents in order specified as one PDF (look under “FAQs” if you need help with this.

 

 

 

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, 2024.

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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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, 2024. SORRY ABOUT THE LATE NOTICE!

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.)

Marlene Larson Scholarship

Criteria

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. 

Value

$500 to one Burnaby student

Due Date

To Ms. Mihic (paper or email) by 3pm on FRIDAY, MARCH 15th, 2024 BEFORE 3PM .

Procedure
  • 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

 

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 2023/2024 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 29, 2024. SORRY ABOUT THE LATE NOTICE!

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.

 

ETRO Scholarship

Criteria

Are you interested in pursuing a career in construction? Do you have anything to date showing an interest in the field such as a Youth in Trade completion or work experience? Are you graduating in June 2024?

1. Trades Apprenticeship Program

2. Industry Training Post Secondary Program

3. Women in Construction

Applicants must also:

  • Maintained a good academic standing; 
  • Been actively involved in community service, volunteering, and/or have work experience beyond that required for graduation; 
  • Demonstrated leadership in Burnaby through consistent and outstanding dedication to a community initiative and/or in making their community a better place.   
Value

1  @ $1000 

Due Date

  To Ms. Mihic (paper or email – dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca) by 3pm on FRIDAY, MARCH 15th, 2024 BEFORE 3PM .

Procedure

  • a cover letter stating why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship
  • a copy of your Grade 11 and 12 transcript
  • resume

OPTIONAL:

  • a reference letter(s) to support your volunteer experience
  • a reference letter(s) to support your leadership in the community

Download or pick up a paper form and submit all forms, in order,  to Student Services or email to Ms. Mihic (dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca) by due date. Refer to “FAQ” tab > “Creating and Combining PDF documents” if you need help combining PDFs.

 

Parkland Burnaby Refinery Award

Criteria

The Burnaby Parkland Refinery is offering a scholarship to each of the Burnaby secondary graduates. Students must demonstrate good to excellent academic standing, school and/or community involvement,  and will be attending post-secondary in one of the following areas.

  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Business
Value

$1000 for a BNSS student

Due Date

PAPER or ONLINE to Ms. Mihic by Friday, March 15, 2024 before 3PM.

Procedure

Must submit a cover letter including intended area of post-secondary studies, resume including school and/or community involvement and a recent copy of your transcript  to Student Services or as a single PDF by email to Ms. Mihic (dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca) by due date.

Refer to “FAQ” tab > “Creating and Combining PDF documents” if you need help combining PDFs.

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, 2024.

Procedure

Note: there is no nomination process required for this award. 

1.    Written statement (500 words)

  • Save this written statement template (DOCX) to your computer
  • Write your statement in the template, following the instructions provided
  • Your written statement may build upon a related experience listed in your resume; keep the marking guidelines in mind
  • When you are ready to submit your Pathway to Teacher Education application online, upload your written statement into the online application form where prompted
  • The written statement is worth 60% in the overall assessment of the application; all written statements are assessed, and those assessments are used to shortlist applications

2.    Resume

  • Save the sample of the online application (PDF) to your computer
    • You can reference this as you prepare your information and responses offline
  • Resumes are worth 40% in the overall assessment of the application; they are only reviewed for those applications that are shortlisted

3.   Two reference letters (one community-related and one school-related)

  • Save these reference letter instructions (PDF) to your computer
  • Share the instructions with your two referees and have them return signed letters to you
  • Save digital copies
  • When you are ready to submit your Pathway to Teacher Education application online, upload your two letters into the online application form where prompted
  • The marking team does not mark reference letters but does consider them when reviewing resumes
  • Some referees prefer to submit a letter directly to the Ministry; in this case you must include a brief note (PDF) from the referee in place of the reference letter
    • This brief note must include the referees email address and confirmation that they will provide a reference letter to the ministry by the deadline
  • Ready to submit? Be prepared to complete the application in one session. You cannot save your progress.

U of T Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarship

Criteria

The international student nominee should be a creative thinker with an exceptional academic record, who demonstrates creativity, is recognized as a leader within our school, and exhibits the potential to contribute positively to the global community in the future. The candidate must intend to begin University of Toronto study in September 2024 and must be currently enrolled in full-time academic studies or have graduated no earlier than June 2024. Please read through details before applying here: https://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/about/#about  

This scholarship is intended for International students planning to attend the University of Toronto.

*Burnaby North can only nominate 1 student*

Value

Full tuition over  4 years (including books)

Due Date

 Essay and transcript due to Ms Mihic by email or in Student Services by 3pm on Friday, November 17th .

Procedure:

Interested students must write a 200 word essay describing how they are a leader in our school and 200 words on how they are a creative thinker. Essays and a copy of your school transcript  must be handed into Ms. Mihic by email or in Student Services by November 17th. 

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