Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Category: Prestigious 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.

UBC Presidential Scholars and UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards

Criteria

The Presidential Scholars Award program offers the awards available to students who are entering UBC. These awards recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. Must be a Canadian citizen.

Value:

Multiple one-time award of approximately $5,000, and renewable awards of up to $40,000 on the Okanagan campus, and $80,000 on the Vancouver campus, each payable over four years.

Due Date:

Must apply to UBC by December 1st, 2021.

Procedure:

Students wishing to be considered for a Presidential Scholars Award must apply to UBC by December 1. This includes paying the admission fee and completing all sections of your online application.

All high school applicants will be evaluated for the Presidential Scholars Award for their first-choice degree based on their Academic Profile and Personal Profile sections of the online application. We will not evaluate second-choice degrees for a Presidential Scholars Award.

Queen’s University Awards

*** Note: You must be applying and intending to enroll to Queen’s University to qualify for these awards***

Chancellor’s Scholarship

*We can nominate ONE OR TWO Burnaby North students.*

Criteria:

Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who has applied for, or is in the process of applying for, admission to Queen’s University to be eligible for this award.  Excellent academic ability (90%+), demonstrated leadership and creativity, involvement in school and community activities.  Requires nomination from the school.

Value:

Major Entrance Scholarships – varied

Chancellor’s Scholarship –  $36, 000 over 4 years

Bank of Montreal Award – $40,000 over 4 years

Due Date:

For the Chancellor’s Award, you must express your interest and completed requirements in Procedure below to Ms. Mihic or email her at dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH  @ 3:30 PM.

ONLINE BY DECEMBER 8TH, 2021

Procedure:

Note: Queen’s scholarship application process has changed from previous years. The application is submitted only after you have applied to Queen’s and have set up a SOLUS account at https://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/admission-awards/major-admission-awards. Make sure you meet the criteria and have filled a Student Profile to be considered for the school nomination. Application and additional criteria must be received by December 8th at Queen’s University. Additional info below.

 

 

Cmolik Scholarship

Criteria

Founded in 2008, The Cmolik Foundation helps students across BC access educational opportunities that shape their career aspirations and possibilities with the support of dedicated educators, mentors, sponsors and volunteers. Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a resident of BC
  • Have lived in Canada for a minimum of 7 years
  • Plan to graduate from a BC secondary school
  • Plan to attend and study full time at a post secondary university, college or trade school
  • Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care)
  •  Have experienced adversity or hardship
  • Have exhibited a good work ethic
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Evidence of leadership involvement
Value

$40,000 for tuition, books, and living expenses

Due Date

nomination application to Ms. Mihic in Student Services by January 21, 2021 by 3pm (email or paper OK).

due online February 7th, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified in late March or early April.

Procedure

Part 1: DUE January 21, 2022 by 3pm to Ms Mihic:

200-250 written response describing evidence of:

  •  adversity or hardship
  • good work ethic
  •  financial need
  •  leadership involvement

Part 2: DUE FEBRUARY 7th 2022 online IF NOMINATED from Part 1:

Go to https://www.thecmolikfoundation.com/scholarships/ for info and to submit:

  • application form
  • 2 references (1 should be a teacher)
  • official transcript or most recent report card
  • current photograph
  • Letter from the school principal stating that you are the student nominated to apply for The Cmolik Foundation scholarship from the school.  (see Ms. Mihic to arrange this last one)
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University of Toronto Scholarships

Criteria

The University of Toronto offers a wide variety of scholarships  to students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional performance in a broad context. Some examples of scholarships offered are those demonstrating financial need, claim Indigenous ancestry, international scholars, identify as Black, and out-of-province students. So if you’re intending on going to University of Toronto (currently ranked as #18 in the world and #1 in Canada! ), be sure to check out this list!

Due Dates

Varies but most can be applied for when applying to U of T.

National Scholar Award Application  due October 21, 2021. 

Procedure

Go to https://future.utoronto.ca/finances/scholarships/?_sft_awards=scholarship-on-admission&_sft_study_levels=undergraduate  to check out the list and details.

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!