Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Category: Adversity/Hardship Scholarships (Page 1 of 2)

PGT Educational Assistance Fund

Criteria

An applicant must:

•  be a former permanent ward of the Ministry of Social Services of British Columbia, its predecessor or successor, or have been in continuing custody of the British Columbia Ministry for Children and Family Development under the Child, Family and Community Services Act or predecessor laws;

•  be at least 19 years of age as of the date studies commence;

•  be a high school graduate or equivalent currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program;

•  submit a completed current year application form;

•  provide transcripts from the last year of school attended; and

•  have other sources of funding for the educational year. The bursary shall not be the sole means of support.

(Note: Permanent ward or continuing custody means a child, who by court order, was placed in the permanent or continuing custody of the Province of British Columbia. The custody order terminated when the child attained the age of 19 years, was married prior to attaining the age of 19 years, or the court cancelled the order prior to the child attaining the age of 19 years.)

2. Financial Need

3. Post Academic Performance

4. Career Goals

Details to all can be found: https://trustee.bc.ca/services/estate-and-personal-trust-services/Pages/pgt-educational-assistance-fund.aspx 

Value

Successful applicants are awarded annual bursaries ranging in value up to a maximum of approximately $4,530.00 (amount is indexed annually with the cost of living).

Due Date

April 15, 2022.

Procedure

Click here for a copy of the current application form or contact:

Personal Trust Administrator
Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia
700 808 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC V6C 3L3
Phone: 604.660.0957

Applicants will be advised of the status of their application by mid-July of each year.​

 

Jaymie-Lynn Robertson 2022 Memorial Bursary

Criteria

This award will be presented in memory of Jaymie-Lynn to a student whose life has been impacted
by epilepsy. This award will not be granted based on academic achievement, but the recipient must
demonstrate financial need and submit a 300-word essay on how epilepsy has impacted his or her
life.
Additionally, a student must:

  • Be between 17-19 years of age entering into college or university studies in a BC postsecondary institution.
  • A Canadian citizen.
  • Become a member of The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education British Columbia
Value

3 x $1000

Due Date

MAIL to address below by March 31, 2022

Procedure

Complete the application below and submit all components including essay to:

The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education British Columbia
Unit 112- 32868 Ventura Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 6J3

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Coast Capital Savings Youth Education Awards

Criteria

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.

Value

3 Burnaby Students @ $3,500 each

Due Date

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

Procedure

More information and application can be accessed via https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/media/4573/2022-education-awards-application-form.pdf 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 (Dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca. If emailing, send all documents together as one PDF> Instruction can be found here . Late applications wil not be accepted.

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Burnaby South War Memorial Scholarship

Criteria

In recognition and memory of the young men and women from Burnaby who fought for Canada in World War II

The Burnaby South War Memorial bursaries are awarded annually to two deserving Burnaby secondary school graduates who have continually demonstrated the values associated with good citizenship – caring, sharing, responsibility and a willingness to help others.

To be considered for a bursary a student must:

  •  be a Canadian citizen and have graduated from a School District 41 secondary school;
  • have the desire to continue his/her education at a post secondary institution in Canada and have been accepted to attend a post secondary institution;
  • have been nominated for the award by the staff of the school.
Value

2 x $950 for Burnaby students

Due Date

3PM by Friday March 11, 2022

Procedure

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

 

Jean Ip Scholarship Foundation

Criteria

This scholarship is intended to provide support to a student who (i.) demonstrates contribution to their community and (ii.) is graduating Grade 12. Preference will be given to applicants who have had to overcome adversity in the pursuit of their education and who have demonstrated leadership qualities. The scholarship is awarded based on the recommendation of the Board committee from the participating Lower Mainland School Districts. The award is not dependent on Grade Point Average (GPA).

Value

$2,000 for a Burnaby North Student

Due Date

3PM by Friday March 11, 2022

Procedure

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.

1) Jean Ip Foundation Scholarship Application
2) Cover letter including statement of financial need
3) Two (2) letters of reference
4) Transcript of grades for grade 11 and 12 courses
5) Media Consent Form

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Burnaby Association of Senior Exempt Employees (BASES)

Criteria

The Burnaby Association of Senior Exempt Employees (BASES) is pleased to be awarding three scholarshipin 2020 to well-rounded students graduating from a high school in School District #41 (District) who are furthering their education at an accredited BC post-secondary college or university, or attending a vocational training program at a designated post-secondary technical, trades or vocational institution.  

Students applying for the scholarships must meet the following criteria:   

  1. BASES Community Leader Scholarships – Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $1000 each will be awarded to students who have: 
    • 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.   

Note: One of the above scholarships will be awarded to a student who is pursuing academic education at a college or university and the other will be awarded to a student who is pursuing vocational training program at a designated post-secondary technical, trades or vocational institute. 

Value

2 Burnaby Students @ $1000 each

Due Date

  To Ms. Mihic (paper or email) by 3pm on TUESDAY, MARCH 29TH, 2022 .

Procedure

  • a cover letter stating why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship
  • a copy of your Grade 11 and 12 transcript
  • resume
  • 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 “Home” tab > “Creating and COmbining PDF documents” if you need help combining PDFs.

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BCRPVPA Scholarship

Criteria

British Columbia Retired Principals and Vice Principals Association presents scholarship for:

  • Applicants who are pursuing education in trades, technical and career fields, as well as those entering universities and colleges, are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants will be judged not only on their academic achievements but their demonstrated leadership and service
    activities both within the school and community.
  • Financial need of applicants will also be considered
  • Scholarships are offered to students who are attendingan institution in CANADA
Value

9 @ $1000

Due Date

by MAIL Thursday, March 31, 2022

Procedure

Mail/courier/hand-deliver applications to:

BC Retired Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association
#200 – 525 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K9

More info:

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Shashi Assanand Bursary

Criteria

Open to female students in the Metro Vancouver schools who are completing grade 12 and are children of refugees or immigrants to Canada. Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in social work, education, psychology, nursing or social service and possess academic grades sufficient to allow admission into their chosen area of study/educational facility and demonstrate financial need. Read below for additional criteria.

Value

$1000

Due Date

in print or email by May 15, 2022

Submit the completed apply to the Selection Committee – Shashi Assanand Bursary,
Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society, Suite 306 – 4980
Kingsway, Burnaby, V5H 4K7 or email to Selectioncommittee_SAB@vlmfss.ca

Procedure

Applicants are requested to complete the following:

  • application (below)
  • share their story, in not more than 500 words about their individual and family experiences in Canadian life, how they impacted the lives of others in their community and their plans for the future.
  • submit 2 reference letters from a school official and a community member representing a community-based organization that highlight the applicant’s transition into the life in Canada, aspirations and career goals for the future.
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Criteria

Schulich Leader Scholarships

APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BURNABY NORTH’S SCHULICH NOMINEE DUE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12th. Note: This has been updated from the previously reported date of the 7th to accompdate the late return.

READ BELOW FOR MORE INFO.

Note: the school can select only ONE nominee.

Criteria

Student must be planning to study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at one of the 20 Canadian partner universities next September and possess two of the following:  (i) outstanding community, and/or entrepreneurial leadership, (ii) academic excellence, and alternatively,(iii) financial need.  Not  for students planning a career as a medical practitioner or researcher – this scholarship is geared towards the entrepreneurially-minded student.

Value

Up to 100 awards. Roughly half the awards are valued @ $100,000 for engineering scholarships and the other half is $80,000 for science and math scholarships.

Due Date

In order to be considered for the school’s nomination, you must complete and submit requirements outlined in the “Procedure” section below by Wednesday, January 12th, 2022. to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email at dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca.

Procedure

Please make sure all documents are in the following order. If emailing, combine all documents into a single .pdf rather than in multiple documents.

  1. An updated resume.
  2. 50-words each describing your top 3 achievements (academic or other).
  3. A 600-word essay demonstrating why you should win.
  4. A 250-word optional essay to discuss any additional information, including extenuating circumstances.
  5. A 50-word short answer describing where you see yourself 10 years from now
  6. Two letters of support from references (at least one academic). THESE CAN EMAILED TO ME DIRECTLY FROM THE REFEREE.
  7. Current transcript that include your midpoint semester 1 marks.
  8. As well, make sure you have your Student Profile completed. Your package will not be considered if one is not filled out. You can access it here:
    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=LV7swROUrEqeab99Ida2Qu3b8VU8TXJGvG8_ykbBYI5UQ0swREQxSlpHSDFDTEQ4Q00wOFEyU0kxUC4u 

The successful nominee will be notified by the school in mid- to late- January.

Note: if selected, there will be time for the nominee to “tidy up” all supporting documents before formal submission in mid February.

Beedie Luminaries Scholarship

Criteria

Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident since 2019. Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% for grade 11 and available grade 12 marks based on Universities Canada’s Calculation of Average. Must demonstrate financial adversity and use funding towards a post-secondary institution, trade school or college in which you will be enrolled full-time.  Two letters of reference required (1 teacher; 1 community-based) in addition to transcript and application. Eligibility details below or at: https://beedieluminaries.ca/eligibility/

“This year, in light of the labour shortage within the skilled trades sector, we would like to particularly encourage students considering a career in the trades to apply.”

Value

up to $40,000/ 4 years for a Bachelor’s Degree Program or Trade School Program.

Due Date

An application with all supporting documentation must be submitted electronically to Scholarship Partners Canada no later than the application deadline of January 13th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. PST

Procedure

Submit an online application by visiting
https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca/welcome/BeedieLuminaries/

More details:

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