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Category: Essay Contests

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.

 

Rotary Club Adventures in Citizenship

Criteria

This is a fully funded opportunity for Burnaby youths to attend a leadership workshop in Ottawa, Ontario and:

➢ Experience what it means to be Canadian
➢ Learn how our government works
➢ Gain an understanding of our country
➢ Meet leaders and decision makers
➢ Engage with young Canadians from every province

To qualify you must:
• Be between 16 and 18 (at the time of program)
• Have excellent academic standing
• Be involved in Community Service with an emphasis on non-school related volunteering
• Have leadership abilities
• Be a Canadian citizen or have Landed Immigrant Status
Be able to go to Ottawa from May 14 – 17, 2023
• Attend an interview with a panel of Rotarians – to be scheduled at the start of February

Due Date

Send your essay/video to email below by deadline: February 3, 2023

Procedure

• Write a short essay (approx. 250 words) or film a 60-90 second video on the topic:
“What Being a Canadian means to Me”
• Send your resume and essay / video by email to lana_s@telus.net

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Big Sun Scholarship

Criteria

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in or what their capacity in that sport is.

Value

$500

Due Date

online by Monday, June 19 2023.

Procedure

Online with essay component (500-1000 words) on the following:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

 

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership

CRITERIA

The TD Scholarship for Community Leadership awards students across Canada who are finishing high school, have demonstrated community leadership and have a minimum of 75% grade average (in grade 11). There is an essay writing component to this scholarship and has an opportunity to provide “extras” for consideration.

VALUE

multiple @  $70, 000 over 4 years ($10,000/yr for tuition; $7,500/yr for living expenses).

DUE DATE

Online by November 15, 2021.

PROCEDURE

Apply online: https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians/. You will need to include two letters of support from community groups, a letter of recommendation by school, and a copy of your transcript. Essay components as well.

Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation Essay Contest

Criteria

Open to all students. This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation is offering prizes of $3000, $1500, and $750 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to the question on the flyer below and attached.  Please inform your students about the contest and encourage them to participate in it.  More information about KHREF and the essays of the winners of its contests over the past 21 years may be found on khref.org.   Last year’s winner was Owen Hu from British Columbia.  To read his essay go to https://khref.org/archives/#owen-hu and to listen to an audio excerpt from an interview with him go to https://khref.org/audio-clips.

Value

varies from $2000, $1000, and $500.

Due Date

December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day).

Procedure

Write 1000-2500 on the following:

Respect for human rights seems to be eroding in many countries.  Do you agree?  If so, provide examples and explain what you think is the major cause of the problem and how it should be addressed?  If you disagree, explain the reason you disagree

Essays are due on or before December 10, 2022 (Human Rights Day) and should:

1. be 2500 words or less in length.  

2.  be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850, USA.

3.  include a cover page with the title, author’s name and grade level; name and address of the author’s high school; name of a teacher or administrator at the high school; and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”

AWARDS

Winners will be announced, and awards presented on January 16, 2023.

 

 

Kemper Human Right Education Foundation

Criteria

This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering prizes of $2000, $750 and $250 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to the question on the flyer below (and attached as a readily reproducible file).  Please inform your students about the contest described by the flyer and encourage them to participate in it. More information about KHREF and the essays of the winners of its contests over the past 20 years may be found on khref.org.

Value

$2000, $750, and $250

Due Date

ONLINE by December 10, 2022

Procedure

1.  There are two contests: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries.
2. Essays are due on or before December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day),
3.  Essays should be approximately 2500 words in length and be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.

4.   Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.
5.  Submissions should include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name and grade level, the name and address of the author’s high school, the name of a teacher or administrator at the high school and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”