Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

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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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City of Burnaby Bursary Award Program

Criteria
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of the City of Burnaby;
  • Be in Grade 12 and eligible to graduate (within the year of application) from a public secondary school in Burnaby’s School District
  • Be accepted to a program of studies at a post-secondary institution in Canada, such as universities, community colleges, technical schools – proof of registration in a minimum of three courses in a post-secondary institution shall be required before any bursary award payment is made to a recipient
  • Preference will be given to a student who has participated in a community program prior to graduating and can demonstrate outstanding community involvement and volunteerism; and,
  • Students who demonstrate financial need (family income below $50,000) will be given priority.
Value

$1,000 to a BNSS student (each school gets one)

Due Date

Completed applications  to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email by 3pm  March 11, 2022. Recipients will be informed after a City Hall meeting sometime in May or June. 

Procedure

Download and complete fillable pdf below  or pick up a paper application in Scholarship Applications folder by Student Services entrance. These forms must be in to Ms. Mihic by Friday, March 11 .  The school can nominate up to 3 applicant whereupon the City of Burnaby will select a successful applicant and inform them and the school.

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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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Interworld Development Scholarship

Criteria

Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence and achievement in a Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades program and meets the following eligibility criteria.

To be considered for the award the student must have

  • successfully completed a Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades program in the Burnaby School District with a high level of effort, determination and integrity
  • successfully completed 120 hours industry-recognized work experience
  • demonstrated a high level of motivation to continue to develop skills and abilities in the chosen profession
  • demonstrated plans to continue in studies in the chosen field at post-secondary or apprenticeship training
  • been nominated for the award by a Youth Train in Trades or Youth Work in Trades program teacher

Consideration is to be given to a student with financial need. The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary or apprenticeship trades training program.

Value

$1000 will be awarded to a graduating student from BNSS who meets the above eligibility criteria.

Due Date

Before 3pm on 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.

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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CUPE Local 23 Scholarship

Criteria

The CUPE Local 23 scholarship is awarded to one student in each of Burnaby’s secondary schools who meets the following criteria:

The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has:
▪ Maintained a good academic standing
▪ Demonstrated good citizenship in school and the community
▪ Participated in volunteer activities

Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is going on to a BC post secondaryor vocational training program. Consideration should be given to a student with financial need.

Value

$500 to 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.

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University of Waterloo Entrance Scholarships

Criteria

A variety of scholarships for graduating students entering Waterloo University including (apply via Quest):

  • President’s  Scholarship  of Distinction ($2, 000)
  • President’s Scholarship ($2, 000)
  • Merit Scholarship ($1, 000)
  • Entrance scholarships sponsored by alumni and donors ($1, 000 – $5, 000)
  • International Student Entrance Scholarships ($10, 000)

Others (additional applications required); valued from ($1, 000 – $20, 000):

Value

see above

Due Date

upon early May admission or April 15, 2021.

Procedure

go to https://uwaterloo.ca/future-students/financing/scholarships for specific details.

 

Kwantlen Polytechnique Major Entrance Scholarships & Awards

Criteria

For students (including international) big admitted to KFU for Fall 2022.

Value

KPU Major Entrance Scholarships

  • The President’s Scholarship ($20,000)
  • The Merit Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The Indigenous Entrance Scholarship ($5,000)

Donor-funded Entrance Awards

  • Awards range in value from $1,000 to $3,000
Due Date

April 14, 2022 

Procedure
  • High school transcript including final Grade 11 marks and interim grades for English Studies 12 and all other academic Grade 12 courses, if available, or
  • Transfer document showing equivalent of a 3.67 transfer GPA on a minimum of 24 transferable university credits.

More details @ https://www.kpu.ca/awards/entrance-scholarship

 

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