Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Category: External Scholarships

Horatio Alger Scholarship Awards

Criteria:

The Horatio Alger Association scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students in Canada who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Must graduate the spring of 2022 and commit to pursue and complete a post-secondary degree and be a Canadian citizen. A variety of scholarships offered including those to grade 11 students,  Indigenous, voacational and technical students.

Value:

multiple @ $3,000, $5,000, $10,000.

Due Date:

ONLINE by  March 15, 2023 (EDT noon). 

Procedure:

More information: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/ 

To participate in the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program students must submit an online application at: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/85190-Horatio-Alger-Association 

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.

 

Sikh Heritage BC Scholarships

Criteria

Sikh Heritage BC’s Education project is an opportunity for teachers to create Sikh content for classrooms. In the past, this project was aimed towards educators in the K-12 system looking to incorporate Sikh Heritage in their classrooms. This year, we are expanding our project to include a set of five scholarships.

In keeping with our mandate, Sikh Heritage BC has established five $1,000 scholarships to provide funding for post-secondary to students residing in British Columbia at the time of the application. This scholarship is available to anyone that is attending a Post-Secondary Institute in September 2023. Various scholarships available to students of both Sikh and non-Sikh ancenstry.Preference, however, will be given to those that will be completing high school in June 2022.

Value

various

Due Date

due online by January 15, 2023. (sorry I’m late on this!)

Procedure

Specific criteria vary. View and apply online: https://www.sikhheritagemonthbc.ca/scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarships

APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BURNABY NORTH’S SCHULICH NOMINEE DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2023. Note: This has been updated from the previously reported date of the 7th to accompdate the late return.

READ BELOW FOR MORE INFO.

Note: the school can select only ONE nominee.

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.

Value

Up to 100 awards. Roughly half the awards are valued @ $100,000 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 Friday, January 13th, 2023. to Ms. Mihic in Student Services 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/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=LV7swROUrEqeab99Ida2Qu3b8VU8TXJGvG8_ykbBYI5UQ0swREQxSlpHSDFDTEQ4Q00wOFEyU0kxUC4u 

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 in mid February.

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 15; supporting documents and references due by January 31st. Recipients will be notified from mid-March to mid-May 2021.

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 October 15th. 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 31st.

Langara College – deadline to apply is February 2022.  Check site for details.

Kwantlen Polytechnique – TBA

OUT OF PROVINCE SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Toronto – deadline to for early application  in November 7th; regular application deadline is January 12th. Check site for details.

McGill  University – deadline to apply is February 7th.  Check site for details.

Waterloo University – deadline to apply is Feburary 1st.  Check site for details.

RBC Future Launch Scholarship

Criteria

For Canadian youth between 15-29 years old who are enrolled part-time in school or not in school at all. Grades and transcripts are not required! Must not work at RBC or a dependent of someone working at RBC.

Value

450 scholarships  @ $1,500 that can be used for workshops, courses, textbooks, certificates, etc.

Due Date

online December 15, 2022.

Procedure

Click here to register. More info about this and other RBC scholarships can be found here.

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.

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. School sponsorship is no longer required.

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 12th 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!