Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Category: External Scholarships

Julie Cole Bursary

Criteria

This award will support a student pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety through post-secondary studies with demonstrated genuine financial need.

  • Applications will be accepted from students enrolling in a full-time, accredited Occupational Health and Safety program at college or university in BC (BCIT, UBC) for the 2023-2024 year
  • Applications will be accepted from high school graduates and those furthering their education in health and safety graduate studies as outlined in the list of qualified programs
  • Applicants will submit abstracts showing their academic results
  • Applicants will submit an essay of 750 to 1,200 words explaining why workplace health and safety is important to them, and why they are pursuing this course of study
  • Applicants will include information about their financial need in their application
  • Applicants will be Canadian citizens or permanent residents residing in the province of B.C.
Value

$500

Due Date

Online March 15, 2024.

Procedure

Complete oonline application at https://safetyalliancebc.ca/julie-cole-bursary/ 

 

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 2023/2024 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 29, 2024. SORRY ABOUT THE LATE NOTICE!

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.

 

BC School Sports Scholarships

Criteria

Refer to .pdf for specific information on the following  scholarships:

  • Dave Gifford Memorial – 2 @ $1500 (for male and female each) & BCSS Zone Scholarship 2 @ $750 each for male and female) – essay component
  • Bert and Greta Quartermine Badminton Scholarship – Six (6) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to the most worthy candidates – minimum of Two (2) Males and Two (2) Females – essay component
  • BC Indigenous Student Scholarship (NEW) – (2) $750 for one male and one female student
  • BC Dairy Association Scholarship – 2@ $1000 each (1 female; 1 male) – essay component
Value

view above

Due Date

ONLINE by May 3rd, 2024 by 4pm

Procedure

Complete application(s) below, mail to info@bcschoolsports.ca and ensure that all documents are scanned in ONE PDF document. Most scholarships have a essay component and may require a nomination letter from the school. Plan to have all these documents completed and organized ahead of time.

Be sure to read over the criteria for the scholarships you apply to and the last two pages of the document below!

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BCGEU Scholarships

Criteria

Scholarships are funded by the dues of BCGEU members. You are eligible if you are related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU (BC Government Service and Employees Union) member or staff; and are a  student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution in 2024.

Value

multiple @ $2,000 (full-time students) and $1,000 (part-time students)

Due Date

online by midnight Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Procedure

In addition to applying online here, applicants are asked to submit an essay, video, song or infographic in response to one of three questions:

  1. The Supreme Court of Canada has recognized the right to strike as an “indispensable component” of collective bargaining. Why is this important?
  2. The current state of the world poses many challenges. How do you remain hopeful? How can a democratic labour movement bring forth change?
  3. Why is accessible, well-funded childcare important?

 

For more information on application eligibility and to apply for a scholarship, click here.

More details @ https://www.bcgeu.ca/scholarships 

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Criteria

Student must be planning to study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at one of the 20 Canadian partner universities next September and possess two of the following:  (i) outstanding community, and/or entrepreneurial leadership, (ii) academic excellence, and alternatively,(iii) financial need.  Not  for students planning a career as a medical practitioner or researcher – this scholarship is geared towards the entrepreneurially-minded student. Note: the school can select only ONE nominee.

Value

Up to 100 awards. Roughly half the awards are valued @ $120,000 for engineering scholarships and the other half is $80,000 for science and math scholarships.

Due Date

In order to be considered for the school’s nomination, you must complete and submit requirements outlined in the “Procedure” section below by Monday, January 15th (UPDATED) to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or room 2121 or by email at dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca.

Procedure

Please make sure all documents are in the following order. If emailing, combine all documents into a single .pdf rather than in multiple documents.

  1. An updated resume.
  2. 50-words each describing your top 3 achievements (academic or other).
  3. A 600-word essay demonstrating why you should win.
  4. A 250-word optional essay to discuss any additional information, including extenuating circumstances.
  5. A 50-word short answer describing where you see yourself 10 years from now
  6. Two letters of support from references (at least one academic). THESE CAN EMAILED TO Ms. Mihic DIRECTLY FROM THE REFEREE.
  7. Current transcript that include your Term 1 marks.
  8. As well, make sure you have your Student Profile completed. Your package will not be considered if one is not filled out. You can access it here:  https://forms.office.com/r/khASTg7Rau 

The successful nominee will be notified by the school in mid- to late- January.

Note: if selected, there will be time for the nominee to “tidy up” all supporting documents before formal submission by February 20th.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Criteria

To be considered for the Award, applicants must meet be In good academic standing, Canadian citizens or landed immigrants., graduating from secondary (high) school , involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated), planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic standing and a standard of humanitarian work and personal conduct which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, justifies the award.

Value

up to $28,000 over 4 years.

Note: Recipients of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award may not receive more than $15,000 in total scholarships annually (including the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award). If a student’s awards exceed this amount, any excess will be deducted from the student’s Terry Fox Award.

Due Date

Application  and supporting documents due online by DECEMBER 1ST.

Procedure

Apply online at: https://apply.terryfoxawards.ca/ 

“Applicants must provide three (3) referees and upload online an (un)official transcript detailing the applicant’s last two years of schooling (official transcripts, sealed by the issuing institution will be requested from applicants who are selected for an interview). Referees will be emailed a link requesting they complete an online Referee Form on behalf of the applicant.”

Post-Secondary Entrance Scholarships

Most post-secondary institutions offer some sort of entrance scholarship. For most institutions, all you need to do is apply to the institution; however, read through instructions carefully to see if you need to supply “extras” to be considered for a scholarship. Most institutions do not announce scholarship winners until late in the spring . Check out the list of institutions that have applications now open:

UBC – offers the Presidential Scholars Award (formerly Major Entrance Scholarship) of  a one-time award of approximately $5,000, and renewable awards of up to $80,000 payable over four years. Apply by December 1

SFU – open to domestic and international students and valued  from $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and mandatory supplementary fees. Initial application due December 15th; supporting documents and references due by January 31st. Recipients will be notified from mid-March to mid-May 2024.

BCIT – offers range from $1.000-4,000. Most applications due April 15th.

University of the Fraser Valley – deadline to apply is March 10th. Check site for details.

Capilano University- deadline to apply is March 1st. Range in offers and criteria. Check site for details.

Douglas College – offers a variety of one-time scholarships or awards of up to $3,500, and renewable scholarships or awards of up to $20,000, payable over four years. Deadline to apply is March 1st.

Langara College – deadline to apply is December 15th.  Check site for details.

Kwantlen Polytechnique – TBA

OUT OF PROVINCE SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Toronto – entrance scholarship considerations are considered automatically with application. Check site for additional scholarships.

McGill  University – deadline to apply is January 21st.  Check site for details.

Waterloo University – entrance scholarship considerations are considered automatically with application. Check site for additional scholarships.

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 10 am  November 15, 2023.

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 component.

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

by EMAIL October 8, 2023.

Loran Award

This is highly prestigious scholarship focuses on character, service, and leadership. Please refer to their website in Procedures for more information. 

Criteria:

The Loran Award is one of the country’s most comprehensive merit-based undergraduate awards, valued at $100,000 over four years. There is a single application process where students apply to a direct pool of applicants.

All successful applicants must be well-rounded students who present a minimum 85% cumulative average and demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community.  Must be a Canadian citizen or have residency status.  This scholarship can only be used for a specific number of Canadian universities.

Value:

Renewable for up to four years, with a total value of $100,000, each Loran Award includes:

  • An annual stipend of $10,000
  • A matching tuition waiver from one of 25 partner universities
  • Personal mentorship from a Canadian leader
  • Access to our network and up to $14,000 in funding for summer work experiences in three different sectors
  • An orientation expedition through Algonquin Park
  • Annual retreats and scholar gatherings

Also grants up to 118 finalist and provincial awards to promising candidates who are not selected as Loran Scholars.

Due Date:

Wednesday, October 11th before 8:00pm EST

Procedure:

All eligible students are welcome to apply by filling out the application, uploading a transcript, and naming a reference. There is no limit to the number of students who may apply from a single school.

Visit www.loranaward.ca to complete the application online. NOW OPEN!