Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

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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 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)

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 @


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 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, 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.

Coast Capital Savings Youth Education Awards


Coast Capital’s Standing Tall Awards support youth who have faced adversity and have not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health issues, family issues, personal loss, or lack of supports (for example, youth who are, or who have been, in government care).

Coast Capital is committed to improving access to post-secondary education for equity-seeking young people in racialized communities, including Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC). Therefore, a minimum of 30% of our awards will be directed to IBPOC students.


3 Burnaby Students @ $3,500 each

Due Date

to Ms. Mihic in PAPER ir EMAIL before 3pm on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.


More information and application can be accessed via or pick up a paper copy from Scholarship Application bin in front of Student Services. Completed application DUE to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email ( If emailing, send all documents together as one PDF> Instruction can be found here . Late applications wil not be accepted.

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Dawn Harris Memorial Scholarship


The scholarship is awarded to a well-rounded female graduating student from Alpha or Burnaby North Secondary School who, while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills and has actively participated in the school’s athletic program.

To be considered for the award the student should have:
▪ been enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior years
▪ maintained a good academic standing
▪ been involved in the school’s athletic program
▪ demonstrated outstanding citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school
▪ formally submitted an application form to the Dawn Harris Memorial Scholarship Committee
▪ demonstrated plans to continue with education in a post secondary program

The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution.


One award in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded annually to a graduating student from Alpha OR Burnaby North Secondary School.

Due Date

3pm Friday March 11, 2022


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

BCSTA Scholarship for Student Citizenship


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 2021/2022 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.

3 @ $500 (to be paid directly to recipient’s post-secondary institution)

Due Date

submit online by Monday, February 28, 2022


Please read this section carefully. Improperly submitted applications will not be considered.

  1. Students are to email submissions to
  2. The email must have the following subject, as it appears below (replace “your name” with your first and last name, but do not change anything else):
    Application – Your Name – BCSTA Scholarship
  3. The attachment must use the following naming convention: lastname-firstname-scholarship.pdf. Please include the dashes. For example, if your name is Jane Doe, your pdf will be called: doe-jane-scholarship.pdf
  4.  Applications must be submitted as a single PDF document and must be arranged in the following
    order using the forms included in this document.
    1. Student Application Form
    2. Student Consent Form
    3. Student Activities/Clubs Form
    4. Student Essay – Maximum 500 words from the student on the following subject:
    How does good citizenship support resilient, healthy communities? 
    5. School Reference Letter
    6. Community Reference LetterImage files, Word files and other submissions not in PDF format will not be accepted
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