Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Category: VPA Scholarships

Dogwood District / Authority Scholarship

It’s time to start applying for the Dogwood District /Authority which is a scholarship targeted to students seeking a career in the “trades”. Students who have completed a Youth in Trades Program or ACE-It are a natural fit for this scholarship but anyone who fits the criteria can be considered. THERE ARE A LIMITED AMOUNT ADMINISTERED. MAKE SURE YOU APPLY AND APPLY EARLY.
Here are some things to know when filling out the application:
  • Elective areas for completion are: Fine Arts, Indigenous Language and Culture, Applied Skills, Physical Activity, International Languages, Community Service*, Technical and Trades Training.
  • “a minimum 2.5 (“C+”) Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated on the BEST 10 Grade 11 and 12, 4-credit courses including a minimum of four courses (except for Community Service) from their chosen area listed above.  One of the four courses may be Work Experience 12A or B (WEX12A or B) if it is related to the student’s chosen career path.”
  • When filling out the application, the committee is looking for students not necessarily planning on going to a university (but are going to a technical or trade school). Remember this when applying.
  • Since this is a scholarship geared towards the elective areas above, the “chosen career area”, “post-secondary institution” and “program” should reflect that meaning. This is not the scholarship for future doctors, lawyers, or venture capitalists. Also, make sure that your “career area” reflects your “elective area” meaning someone who has “Fine Arts” as their elected area will probably be rejected if their career goal is to be an accountant.
  • final decisions are made by a District committee.

31 awards to graduating Burnaby North students @ $1, 250 each if  they are attending a designated post-secondary institution or B.C. authorized trades training provider.

Due Date

EMAIL or IN PAPER to Ms. Mihic by 3pm on May 27th. 


Fill out the attached application or pick one up from the scholarship bin outside Student Services.

Below are also two samples provided for reference.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF HOW TO FILL THIS OUT, CONTACT MS. MIHIC between May 16th and 26th in the afternoons in Student Services. She will help.

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* Community Service (Volunteer Activity) specific criteria:
  • demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness
  • demonstration of extensive involvement in student government/councils
  • demonstration of significant participation and leadership in a service-oriented club
  • community service/volunteer activity hours required over grades 10 – 12 beyond class expectations and course requirements:
  • two leadership course courses with participation in a minimum 200 community service hours or
  • one leadership course with participation in a minimum 300 community service hours or
  • no leadership course with participation in a minimum 400 community service hours
  • Service can be undertaken in and/or outside of school. Work experience hours, if directly related to a service-related career that requires post-secondary training can be included
  • Students must provide evidence of their service in the form of a letter/document outlining dates and hours and a description of duties performed signed by the adult manager or supervisor of the program or organization. Letter should include full contact information of the manager or supervisor.
  • other courses outside of the chosen area (both academic and non-academic) that have a direct and obvious relationship to the chosen elective area may, at the discretion of the committee, be included provided the school does not offer sufficient courses in the specific elective area

Music Parents Council Scholarship


The Music Parent Council will be awarding 3 scholarships of $500 each to current graduating students at Burnaby North. These scholarships are for students who have a true passion for music and have been a contributing member of the music program at North. We are looking for students who have demonstrated leadership in the music department and have been active in the school and community.


3 x $500

Due Date

Print or email by Friday,  April 22, 2022


To apply for this MPC Scholarship, you will need to complete a short essay (250 words or less) describing how music has impacted your time here at North.

  • Your experiences, passion, and involvement in the music department at North
  • How music has been a part of your high school experience
  • How this scholarship will help you achieve these goals

Please submit your essay to Ms. Mihic in 205 or Student Services or by email to


Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships


Each year, the Michael J. Fox Theatre Society selects graduating Burnaby School District (SD41) students who have demonstrated exemplary aptitude for the Arts as recipients of the Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship.

Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the selection committee based on the
following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts or in multiple arts disciplines, e.g. dance, drama, music, visual arts, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media arts
  • History of school and/or community volunteering
  • Additional consideration will be given to students who face financial adversity pursuing their chosen post-secondary program

Applicants to the Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship must be:

  • a student graduating from a Burnaby School District (SD41) secondary school at the end
    of the 2021-2022 school year.
  • enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby (SD41) secondary school for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • pursuing a post-secondary Degree or Certificate in an Arts discipline.
  • a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

TBD but worth it!

Due Date

my EMAIL or PRINT to Ms. Mihic in Student Services by Thursday March 31, 2022.


Completed Applications Packages must include:

  • Your completed Student Application Form
  • Short Essay Responses (Instructions in Application Form)
  • Your secondary school transcript
  •  A summary of your school and/or community volunteer activities
  •  Three (3) reference letters, including one from a teacher of the Visual and Performing Arts in your school
  • a Digital Portfolio
    • Include up to four samples from your portfolio or a maximum 5-minute audio or
      video compilation
    • Please access the form to upload audition/portfolio materials through the QR
      code below. You must use your Burnaby School District Credentials to access
      form (e.g. and your regular District e-mail
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Burnaby Art Council Scholarship


The Burnaby Arts Council is offering one ARTS scholarship to a graduating student in each of Burnaby’s eight secondary schools.

Applicants must:
a) demonstrate excellence and achievement in the arts (performing, visual or literary) in school curricular and extra-curricular programs and the motivation to develop their ability. Additional consideration will be given for community involvement.
b) exhibit a good academic record with letters of commendation.
c) be continuing with their education in a full-time accredited post-secondary program, with a concentration in the arts, leading to a professional status in theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing or music.
d) consideration may be given to students with financial need. The Burnaby Arts Council reserves the right to grant scholarships only if suitable candidates are found.


$200 for a Burnaby North Student

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.