Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Month: March 2022 (Page 1 of 2)

Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship

Criteria

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
Value

4 @ $2,500

Due Date

Please submit your application by MAY 1st, 2022 to (please note no electronic applications will be accepted):

MAIL to:
Jessica Hoffman
Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship
89 West Georgia
Vancouver, BC
V6B 0N8

Procedure

Download and complete the components of the application. Note: there is an essay component related to your community service.

Additional info  at https://www.nhl.com/canucks/community/lindenscholarship

Recipients will be notified at the end of June.

Lisa Huus Bursary

Criteria

The Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary Fund was established in 1988 by Lisa’s family and has been supported by personal donations in memory of Lisa and by fundraising activities undertaken by the Huus family and the bursary committee. An applicant must:

  1. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be enrolled in an accredited college or university in British Columbia.
  3. Be a person with significant physical disabilities or ongoing health challenges, such as someone who:
  • requires a personal attendant
  • is dependent on a mechanical device for mobility or maintenance of body functions
  • requires major continuing therapies OR
  • have other significant special needs.

Applicants with mental health challenges are invited to apply only if they also have a significant physical disability.

Value

up to $5,000.

Due Date

by EMAIL: May 31, 2022.

Procedure

If this is your first time applying for the Lisa Huus Bursary, send the following documents in one email to bursaries@islandkidsfirst.com by May 31, 2022:

a. Application form first-time applicant application please include:

  1. A 500-1000-word statement outlines your personal goals and update on your experience pursuing higher education over the past year.
  2. A detailed budget.
  3. Contact information for reference: Name, phone number, and email address.

b. Proof of permanent residency (only for an applicant who is not a Canadian citizen)

c. Letter of disability certification from a physician, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist.

d. Official academic transcript for the two most recent years of study.

Your referee will need to complete and submit the 2022 Lisa Huus Bursary reference form and email it to bursaries@islandkidsfirst.com by May 31, 2022. This form must be completed by a teacher or instructor that has taught the applicant since their last application cycle. The committee may contact the referee directly for additional information.

The committee may take into consideration additional factors including volunteer work, community involvement, and individual financial need.

 

PGT Educational Assistance Fund

Criteria

An applicant must:

•  be a former permanent ward of the Ministry of Social Services of British Columbia, its predecessor or successor, or have been in continuing custody of the British Columbia Ministry for Children and Family Development under the Child, Family and Community Services Act or predecessor laws;

•  be at least 19 years of age as of the date studies commence;

•  be a high school graduate or equivalent currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program;

•  submit a completed current year application form;

•  provide transcripts from the last year of school attended; and

•  have other sources of funding for the educational year. The bursary shall not be the sole means of support.

(Note: Permanent ward or continuing custody means a child, who by court order, was placed in the permanent or continuing custody of the Province of British Columbia. The custody order terminated when the child attained the age of 19 years, was married prior to attaining the age of 19 years, or the court cancelled the order prior to the child attaining the age of 19 years.)

2. Financial Need

3. Post Academic Performance

4. Career Goals

Details to all can be found: https://trustee.bc.ca/services/estate-and-personal-trust-services/Pages/pgt-educational-assistance-fund.aspx 

Value

Successful applicants are awarded annual bursaries ranging in value up to a maximum of approximately $4,530.00 (amount is indexed annually with the cost of living).

Due Date

April 15, 2022.

Procedure

Click here for a copy of the current application form or contact:

Personal Trust Administrator
Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia
700 808 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC V6C 3L3
Phone: 604.660.0957

Applicants will be advised of the status of their application by mid-July of each year.​

 

PAC’s “We Believe in You” Scholarships

Criteria

Your Parent Advisory Council (PAC) offers eight awards of $750 each for graduating students. This award is given to students who can demonstrate a passion and a determination to succeed in their chosen career path, and who plan to pursue post-secondary education.  A grade average of “C” is all that is required.  It is easy to apply – simply write an essay of up 500 words telling us about yourself, your passions, and why you should get the award.

You must have attended Burnaby North for the last 12 months, are planning to attend a post-secondary institution by September and have maintained a minimum “C” average in grades 11 & 12.

Value

8 @ $750 each

Due Date

in PAPER or by EMAIL to Ms. Mihic in 205 or Student Services or  Dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca by APRIL 14, 2022 by 3PM.

Procedure

Access application below or in Student Services Please organize all documents and, if emailing, save as one PDF (click here to learn how) in the following order:

  1. Application
  2. Essay
  3. Transcript
  4. Resume

Net Solutions Scholarship Giveaway 2022

Criteria

Open to anyone currently enrolled as a full-time student in a 4-year program at Burnaby School District OR anyone with an acceptance letter for a 4-year program. Coursework must be directly related to, or leading to a degree in, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or other related areas. The student must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher if already enrolled in a program.

Value

$2,500 USD

Due Date

online by July 15, 2022.  Winned to be announced on August 12, 2022.

Procedure

Submit a 1,000 – 2,000-word essay on:

“The role of technology companies in transforming the world and altering the social fabric.”

Online applicationhttps://forms.gle/6VUbWC9TZNQYXNDu6

Seaforth PAC Scholarship

Criteria

The Seaforth Parent Advisory Council is proud to be offering a $500 scholarship for École Seaforth Elementary School alumni. At École Seaforth Elementary School, our mission is to provide a happy, safe, supportive and challenging learning environment where our children learn to become compassionate citizens able to contribute in a global community. Requirements:

  • a “respectable” grade point average
  • 500 word essay  exemplified qualities where  students that have gone outside of the home or classroom to make a difference in the community and make this community a better place to live.
  • teacher or a school/community official reference letter
  • dates the student attended Seaforth.
Value

1 at $500

Due Date

EMAIL  by May 30, 2022.

Procedure

Complete the package in order above (essay, reference, dates attended) and submit  as one PDF by email to seaforth.PAC@burnabyschools.ca

 

Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

Criteria

Each year, the Michael J. Fox Theatre Society selects graduating Burnaby School District (SD41) students who have demonstrated exemplary aptitude for the Arts as recipients of the Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship.

Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the selection committee based on the
following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts or in multiple arts disciplines, e.g. dance, drama, music, visual arts, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media arts
  • History of school and/or community volunteering
  • Additional consideration will be given to students who face financial adversity pursuing their chosen post-secondary program

Applicants to the Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship must be:

  • a student graduating from a Burnaby School District (SD41) secondary school at the end
    of the 2021-2022 school year.
  • enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby (SD41) secondary school for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • pursuing a post-secondary Degree or Certificate in an Arts discipline.
  • a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Value

TBD but worth it!

Due Date

my EMAIL or PRINT to Ms. Mihic in Student Services by Thursday March 31, 2022.

Procedure

Completed Applications Packages must include:

  • Your completed Student Application Form
  • Short Essay Responses (Instructions in Application Form)
  • Your secondary school transcript
  •  A summary of your school and/or community volunteer activities
  •  Three (3) reference letters, including one from a teacher of the Visual and Performing Arts in your school
  • a Digital Portfolio
    • Include up to four samples from your portfolio or a maximum 5-minute audio or
      video compilation
    • Please access the form to upload audition/portfolio materials through the QR
      code below. You must use your Burnaby School District Credentials to access
      form (e.g. e12345@burnabyschools.ca and your regular District e-mail
      password).
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Jaymie-Lynn Robertson 2022 Memorial Bursary

Criteria

This award will be presented in memory of Jaymie-Lynn to a student whose life has been impacted
by epilepsy. This award will not be granted based on academic achievement, but the recipient must
demonstrate financial need and submit a 300-word essay on how epilepsy has impacted his or her
life.
Additionally, a student must:

  • Be between 17-19 years of age entering into college or university studies in a BC postsecondary institution.
  • A Canadian citizen.
  • Become a member of The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education British Columbia
Value

3 x $1000

Due Date

MAIL to address below by March 31, 2022

Procedure

Complete the application below and submit all components including essay to:

The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education British Columbia
Unit 112- 32868 Ventura Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 6J3

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City of Burnaby Bursary Award Program

Criteria
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of the City of Burnaby;
  • Be in Grade 12 and eligible to graduate (within the year of application) from a public secondary school in Burnaby’s School District
  • Be accepted to a program of studies at a post-secondary institution in Canada, such as universities, community colleges, technical schools – proof of registration in a minimum of three courses in a post-secondary institution shall be required before any bursary award payment is made to a recipient
  • Preference will be given to a student who has participated in a community program prior to graduating and can demonstrate outstanding community involvement and volunteerism; and,
  • Students who demonstrate financial need (family income below $50,000) will be given priority.
Value

$1,000 to a BNSS student (each school gets one)

Due Date

Completed applications  to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email by 3pm  March 11, 2022. Recipients will be informed after a City Hall meeting sometime in May or June. 

Procedure

Download and complete fillable pdf below  or pick up a paper application in Scholarship Applications folder by Student Services entrance. These forms must be in to Ms. Mihic by Friday, March 11 .  The school can nominate up to 3 applicant whereupon the City of Burnaby will select a successful applicant and inform them and the school.

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