Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Category: Essay Contests

BRTA Wynn Richmond Bursary

Criteria

The Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Scholarship and Bursary Foundation is administered through a sub-committee of the Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association. The funds for this bursary are held and managed by the Vancity Community Foundation. As a former educator, she wished to recognize a student who meets the following criteria:

1. The student should have been enrolled in a Burnaby school for his/her two senior years and maintained a high standard of achievement.
2. The student must intend to pursue an Education Degree at one of the following B.C. post-secondary institutions:

University of British Columbia
Simon Fraser University
University of Victoria
Vancouver Island University
University of Northern British Columbia

The Bursary must be claimed within two years of receipt.

Value

$3, 000 to a Burnaby North student

DUE DATE

Friday, APRIL 29th before 3PM.

PROCEDURE

Please submit a 200-word essay describing how you were able to maintain balance in in school and community despite the pandemic, a resume, your transcript and submit 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.

**** Note: You can send a single application for both the BRTA and BRTA Wynn Bursary (if the criteria apply) ****

PAC’s “We Believe in You” Scholarships

Criteria

Your Parent Advisory Council (PAC) offers eight awards of $750 each for graduating students. This award is given to students who can demonstrate a passion and a determination to succeed in their chosen career path, and who plan to pursue post-secondary education.  A grade average of “C” is all that is required.  It is easy to apply – simply write an essay of up 500 words telling us about yourself, your passions, and why you should get the award.

You must have attended Burnaby North for the last 12 months, are planning to attend a post-secondary institution by September and have maintained a minimum “C” average in grades 11 & 12.

Value

8 @ $750 each

Due Date

in PAPER or by EMAIL to Ms. Mihic in 205 or Student Services or  Dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca by APRIL 14, 2022 by 3PM.

Procedure

Access application below or in Student Services Please organize all documents and, if emailing, save as one PDF (click here to learn how) in the following order:

  1. Application
  2. Essay
  3. Transcript
  4. Resume

Net Solutions Scholarship Giveaway 2022

Criteria

Open to anyone currently enrolled as a full-time student in a 4-year program at Burnaby School District OR anyone with an acceptance letter for a 4-year program. Coursework must be directly related to, or leading to a degree in, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or other related areas. The student must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher if already enrolled in a program.

Value

$2,500 USD

Due Date

online by July 15, 2022.  Winned to be announced on August 12, 2022.

Procedure

Submit a 1,000 – 2,000-word essay on:

“The role of technology companies in transforming the world and altering the social fabric.”

Online applicationhttps://forms.gle/6VUbWC9TZNQYXNDu6

Seaforth PAC Scholarship

Criteria

The Seaforth Parent Advisory Council is proud to be offering a $500 scholarship for École Seaforth Elementary School alumni. At École Seaforth Elementary School, our mission is to provide a happy, safe, supportive and challenging learning environment where our children learn to become compassionate citizens able to contribute in a global community. Requirements:

  • a “respectable” grade point average
  • 500 word essay  exemplified qualities where  students that have gone outside of the home or classroom to make a difference in the community and make this community a better place to live.
  • teacher or a school/community official reference letter
  • dates the student attended Seaforth.
Value

1 at $500

Due Date

EMAIL  by May 30, 2022.

Procedure

Complete the package in order above (essay, reference, dates attended) and submit  as one PDF by email to seaforth.PAC@burnabyschools.ca

 

Clean Energy BC Secondary School Scholarship

Criteria

Thanks to the generous funding of Ecofish Research Ltd., the Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) is pleased to offer a scholarship of $2,000 to a student who is interested in pursuing a future in clean energy at a post-secondary institution. Must be a BC secondary school student (full-time, currently enrolled) that is graduating in 2022.

Value

$2000

Due Date

DEADLINE: FRIDAY MAY 6, 2022

Procedure

Please submit your application by email to admin@cleanenergybc.org

1. Applicants must submit a 1-2 page paper in pdf format (approximately 500 words) responding to the following question:

Why is clean energy important to me as a young person in BC?”

Please cite relevant experience with school projects or volunteer/community work and indicate any career or academic aspirations related to clean energy. Be sure to list the post-secondary institutions you have applied to, as well as any acceptances.

2. Applicants must provide one letter of reference. This could be from a teacher, employer, community representative, or coach. The reference letter should speak to your character and work habits.

3. Please include your contact information in the application (name, address, phone number, and e-mail).

The winner will be notified in early June 2022.

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 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.
Value

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

Due Date

submit online by Monday, February 28, 2022

Procedure

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

  1. Students are to email submissions to bcsta@bcsta.org.
  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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Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation Essay Contest

Criteria

Open to all students. Essays must include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name, name and address of the high school, name of a teacher or administrator at the high school, author’s grade level, date submitted, 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.” 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.

Value

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

Due Date

December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day).

Procedure

Write 1000-2500 on the following:

Does the distribution of income and wealth in your country and/or between countries violate human rights and if so what can and should be done about it?

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.”

 

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership

*** Note:  One of Burnaby North’s 2021 Grads won this one last year!***
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

20 scholarships@  $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.

AES Scholarships

Criteria

This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of  character determined by the evaluation of a 500-1000 word essay based on the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

More details can be found here.

Value

$500.

Procedure

Submit essay to:   by email at scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Due Date

October 8, 2021.

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, 2021

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.”