Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Category: External Scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarships

APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BURNABY NORTH’S SCHULICH NOMINEE DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 8TH. 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 7th, 2022. 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).
  7. Current transcript that include your midpoint semester 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-January.

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

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

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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 1, 2021.

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, 2021.

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, 2021; supporting documents and references due by January 31st, 2022. Recipients will be notified from mid-March to mid-May 2021.

BCIT – offers range from $1.000-4,000. Check site for details.

University of the Fraser Valley – deadline to apply is March 1st, 2022. Check site for details.

Capilano University- deadline to apply is March 1st, 2022. 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. Minimum GPA and community service required for consideration.

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, 2021; regular application deadline is January 15th. Check site for details.

McGill  University – deadline to apply is January 15,  2022.  Check site for details.

Waterloo University – deadline to apply is Feburary 18th,  2022.  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, 2021.

Procedure

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

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.

Loran Award

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

Criteria:

Note: There are new procedures for the Loran application. 

The Loran Award is one of the country’s most comprehensive merit-based undergraduate awards, valued at $100,000 over four years. Moving forward there will be a single application process, as opposed to our former dual system of school sponsorship and the direct pool. All eligible students will be welcome to apply by filling out the application, uploading a transcript, and naming a reference. 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 13th before 8:00pm ET  (previously reported date, the 18th, was WRONG)

Procedure:

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

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.