Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Category: External Scholarships (Page 1 of 2)

CFIG National Scholarship Program


To be eligible for the awards:

  1.  Applicants must be Canadian residents studying in Canada.
  2.  Applicants must be enrolled or expected to enroll in a post-secondary program of at least 2 years.
  3.  Applicants must be working for a current CFIG member (retail, associate, affiliate) or be a family member of an employee of a current CFIG member.
  4.   All essays must be properly referenced.

One National scholarship winner receives $15,000 – Winner invited to annual Independent Grocer of the Year Gala in Toronto.

Four regional essay awards of $3250 each are awarded as follows:

  • (1)university/college (East)
  • (1)university/college (West)
  • (1) high school (East)
  • (1) high school (West)

Submissions must be made in the format of a 1000 word essay with a short video (max 5 minutes) that introduces the student and identifies the resources used.

Due Date

Friday, July 7, 2024.


Applications MUST include:

  1. A 1,000 word essay, with proper referencing on the following question: (essays longer than the 1000 word limit will not be judged)
    Examine the impact on grocery consumer behavior caused by value shopping trends. How can retailers stay relevant and retain customers in this rising price conscious era? What strategies can grocers adopt to enhance value, customer loyalty and overall shopping experience? Could technology, sustainability and community engagement help shape the future of grocery retail? Can balancing cost effectiveness, quality and customer satisfaction help grocers thrive in the value driven consumer landscape?
  2. A short video (max 5 minutes) introducing yourself and the resources you used to write your essay.
  3. A list of academic achievements, awards, and extra-curricular activities.
  4. An official Grade transcript of your last completed year. Can be email to or mailed to:
    105 Gordon Baker Rd. Suite #401,
    North York, ON M2H 3P8
  5. A complete application form with all pertinent information properly filled.

Essay OR video submission details and info can be found @


VPABC Scholarship Foundation


Do you have Vietnamese Heritage? To advance education by providing scholarships and bursaries to Vietnamese-Canadian graduate high school students and post-secondary students.



Due Date

ONLINE by June 30, 2024


More information and application on following link: 




Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Entrance and Transfer Scholarships


Do you know a student entering an engineering or earth sciences program in fall 2021? Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Foundation offers scholarships for graduating high school students entering engineering or earth sciences programs at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, the University of Northern British Columbia, and engineering transfer programs.

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from a BC secondary school in 2021 and entering one of the following programs:

  • Engineering degree (B.Eng., B.A.Sc., or similar) at a BC university
  • Engineering transfer (diploma, certificate, or similar) at a Canadian university or college
  • Geoscience/Earth sciences degree (B.Sc. in earth sciences, physical geography, environmental geoscience, etc.) at a BC university.

6 scholarships @ $2,500 each

Due Date

online June 24, 2024


more information and application can be found online. Click here.


Confratellanza Italo-Canadese 2024 Scholarship


The scholarships are open to this year’s graduating secondary school students planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution for the first time in 2021.  To be eligible for this scholarship candidates must:

1) be of Italian origin i.e. as having at least one parent or grandparent of direct Italian descent,

2) be living in a city or municipality within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (that includes Burnaby!)

3) have an academic standing sufficient to qualify for entry into the post-secondary institution of their choice

The scholarship winner will be determined by a selection committee appointed by the directors of the Confratellanza Italo-Canadese Society. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final.


multiple @ $1,000

Due Date

apply ONLINE or MAIL by June 15, 2024.


Deatilas here:

Apply here: 

or mail package to

Confratellanza Italo-Canadese
Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 57091
2748  East Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V5K 1Z9

Note: Each winner will be required to provide his/her photograph and agree to allow their photo and related news release to be circulated and publicized.  Each winner or his/her representative will be required to attend, as a guest, the Confratellanza’s Christopher Columbus banquet at the Italian Cultural Centre in October 2024.

*TIME SENSITIVE* Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship


Looking for BC student leaders  who are entering their first year of post secondary education, are in good academic standing and have made exceptional contributions in the following areas:

  • School and community service, leadership
  • Initiating community development
  • Affecting positive change
  • Mentoring others
  • Personal development and growth
  • Good academic performance

4 @ $2,500

Due Date

Please submit your application by 5 PM APRIL 19, 2024 to (please note no electronic applications will be accepted):

MAIL to:
Attn: Carly Lum
Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship
89 West Georgia
Vancouver, BC
V6B 0N8

** Applications will only be accepted by mail. Emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. **


Download and complete the following application:

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Recipients will be notified at the end of June.

BCSSA Grade 12 Scholarship


The British Columbia School Superintendents Association will award six regional scholarships to students planning to pursue post-secondary studies. Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship must be currently enrolled in their final year of studies at a public secondary school in British Columbia and expected to graduate in June 2022. One winner will be chosen from each of the six BCSSA provincial chapters (Fraser Valley, Kootenay-Boundary, Metro, Vancouver Island, Northern, Thompson-Okanagan).



Due Date

Email all documents in one PDF file before noon April 16, 2024


• A completed application form
• One-page description of how you have made a difference in the life or lives of other (450 words maximum)
• Two letters of reference
• Demonstrated distinctive leadership by providing two examples, including a brief description, this can include an inspirational artifact, a short video, newsletter, photo, story, or other media.
• Copy of the official school transcript of your grades to date
• Proof of application/entry to a post secondary institution (apprenticeship, college, university) Email all documents in
one PDF file

Email all documents in one PDF file before noon April 14, 2023, to:

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Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake Community Leadership Scholarship


This scholarship is awarded annually to a well-rounded student who has demonstrated strong citizenship and leadership skills as demonstrated through voluntary participation in community and school activities. The scholarship shall be applicable towards postsecondary education or trades training at any approved institution.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicant students should have:
➢ demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills.
➢ been actively involved in community service and / or volunteer work.
➢ been actively involved in youth initiatives, activities and events in the Burnaby
➢ been actively involved in school-based activities; and
➢ actively pursuing relevant school coursework.


A scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to a Senior Secondary student in the Burnaby School District. Funds will be administered through the Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake.

Due Date

Direct mail or email ( by APRIL 19th, 2024


Instructions can be found on website at:

In order to be eligible for consideration:

  1.  A student must complete a personal application; or
  2. A staff member at the student’s school must submit a nomination form.

All applications / nominations are to be submitted directly to:
Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake, Scholarship Committee
Box 63019 RPO Highgate
Burnaby BC V5E 4J4

Julie Cole Bursary


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.


Due Date

Online March 15, 2024.


Complete oonline application at 


BCSTA Scholarship for Student Citizenship


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.

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!


Please read this section carefully. Improperly submitted applications will not be considered. More info: 

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


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

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Due Date

ONLINE by May 3rd, 2024 by 4pm


Complete application(s) below, mail to 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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