Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Category: VPA Scholarships

Jayson McLean Memorial Bursary

Criteria

Jayson enjoyed mentoring young students who had a love for Theatre. He wanted them to reach their potential and success in their lives through the Arts, just as he did.  To commemorate Jayson’s dedication to the Arts in his life, we are establishing a Bursary in his name for future Arts students in the Burnaby School District (41), who are pursuing their artistic passions in life.

Intended for students in Theatrical Arts, looking to continue study in post-secondary in a Theatrical Arts related field.

Value

$500 to a Burnaby School District student

Due Date

To Ms. Mihic (paper or email) by 3pm on FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2023 BEFORE 3PM .

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.

  • Completed application
  • Transcript of grades
  • Cover letter
  • Letter of reference from a teacher in Arts or Art-related capacity
  • Proof of post-secondary registration in an Arts-related capacity
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Burnaby Art Council Scholarship

Criteria

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.

Value

$200 for a Burnaby North Student

Due Date

 To Ms. Mihic (paper or email) by FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2023 before 3PM .

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 (dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca) . Refer to “Home” tab > “Creating and Combining PDF documents” if you need help combining PDFs.

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Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

Criteria

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 2022-2023  school year.
  • enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby (SD41) secondary school for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • pursuing a post-secondary Degree or Certificate in an Arts discipline.
  • a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Value

TBD but worth it! North can submit up to three nominees

Due Date

my EMAIL or PRINT to Ms. Mihic in Student Services by March 31, 2023.

Procedure

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. e12345@burnabyschools.ca and your regular District e-mail
      password).
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