Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

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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.)

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.

 

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

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 2022 and must be currently enrolled in full-time academic studies or have graduated no earlier than June 2023. Please read through details before applying here: https://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/about/#about  

*Burnaby North can only nominate 1 student*

Value

Full tuition over  4 years (including books)

Due Date

 Essay and transcript due to Ms Mihic in Student Services by 3pm on November 16th .

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 in Student Services by November 16th. Students must intend to  apply to the University of Toronto by December 14, 2022.

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.

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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:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3acpV_GM8Gvwu1k6U7oepyBHmq1i7TY-q07lC2I1QgGV81%40thread.tacv2/1663703353821?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22c1ec5e2d-9413-4aac-9e69-bf7d21d6b642%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2255f1dbed-4d3c-4672-bc6f-3fca46c1608e%22%7d

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

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