Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Month: April 2022

Dogwood District / Authority Scholarship

Criteria
It’s time to start applying for the Dogwood District /Authority which is a scholarship targeted to students seeking a career in the “trades”. Students who have completed a Youth in Trades Program or ACE-It are a natural fit for this scholarship but anyone who fits the criteria can be considered. THERE ARE A LIMITED AMOUNT ADMINISTERED. MAKE SURE YOU APPLY AND APPLY EARLY.
Here are some things to know when filling out the application:
  • Elective areas for completion are: Fine Arts, Indigenous Language and Culture, Applied Skills, Physical Activity, International Languages, Community Service*, Technical and Trades Training.
  • “a minimum 2.5 (“C+”) Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated on the BEST 10 Grade 11 and 12, 4-credit courses including a minimum of four courses (except for Community Service) from their chosen area listed above.  One of the four courses may be Work Experience 12A or B (WEX12A or B) if it is related to the student’s chosen career path.”
  • When filling out the application, the committee is looking for students not necessarily planning on going to a university (but are going to a technical or trade school). Remember this when applying.
  • Since this is a scholarship geared towards the elective areas above, the “chosen career area”, “post-secondary institution” and “program” should reflect that meaning. This is not the scholarship for future doctors, lawyers, or venture capitalists. Also, make sure that your “career area” reflects your “elective area” meaning someone who has “Fine Arts” as their elected area will probably be rejected if their career goal is to be an accountant.
  • final decisions are made by a District committee.
Value

31 awards to graduating Burnaby North students @ $1, 250 each if  they are attending a designated post-secondary institution or B.C. authorized trades training provider.

Due Date

EMAIL or IN PAPER to Ms. Mihic by 3pm on May 27th. 

Procedure

Fill out the attached application or pick one up from the scholarship bin outside Student Services.

Below are also two samples provided for reference.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF HOW TO FILL THIS OUT, CONTACT MS. MIHIC between May 16th and 26th in the afternoons in Student Services. She will help.

APPLICATION
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SAMPLE APPLICATION – TRADES
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SAMPLE APPLICATION – PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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* Community Service (Volunteer Activity) specific criteria:
  • demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness
  • demonstration of extensive involvement in student government/councils
  • demonstration of significant participation and leadership in a service-oriented club
  • community service/volunteer activity hours required over grades 10 – 12 beyond class expectations and course requirements:
  • two leadership course courses with participation in a minimum 200 community service hours or
  • one leadership course with participation in a minimum 300 community service hours or
  • no leadership course with participation in a minimum 400 community service hours
  • Service can be undertaken in and/or outside of school. Work experience hours, if directly related to a service-related career that requires post-secondary training can be included
  • Students must provide evidence of their service in the form of a letter/document outlining dates and hours and a description of duties performed signed by the adult manager or supervisor of the program or organization. Letter should include full contact information of the manager or supervisor.
  • other courses outside of the chosen area (both academic and non-academic) that have a direct and obvious relationship to the chosen elective area may, at the discretion of the committee, be included provided the school does not offer sufficient courses in the specific elective area

Confratellanza Italo-Canadese 2022 Scholarship

Criteria

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.

Value

multiple @ $1,000

Due Date

by MAIL  post-marked no later than June 15, 2022.

Procedure

Send completed application (find below) with supporting documents post-marked no later than June 15, 2022 to:

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

Burnaby Teachers’ Association Scholarship

Criteria

The Burnaby Teachers’ Association is awarding 2 scholarships to students on the basis of:

  • scholarship, citizenship, and need.
  • That the scholarship be paid when the recipient enters full-time attendance at a post-secondary school. Part-time attendance may be approved after Executive Council review.
  • each recipent be a student in a Burnaby school for at least one year.

Students have up to five years to register for post-secondary and claim the award.

Value

2 x $750

Due Date

In print or by email by Friday April 22, 2022 by 3pm.

Procedure

Complete applications  below and submit to due to Ms. Mihic  by email or in print by 3pm that day. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

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International Student Graduate Scholarship

Criteria

Scholarship monies to be awarded to a graduating international student(s)  going on to post-secondary either in
Canada or abroad. This student should be an individual who well represents international students and has been successful in their studies.

Value

2 @ $500

Due Date

To Ms Mihic in Student Services or by email (dragana,mihic@burnabyschools.ca) by Friday, April 29, 2022.

Procedure
  1. Testimonial highlighting their experience in Burnaby including criteria that includes academic, citizenship and volunteering in the school/community. (200 words total)
  2. Resume.

If selected,  you will need to complete a brief questionnaire and we would also greatly appreciate receiving a photo of the student at graduation accepting their International Award.

Music Parents Council Scholarship

Criteria

The Music Parent Council will be awarding 3 scholarships of $500 each to current graduating students at Burnaby North. These scholarships are for students who have a true passion for music and have been a contributing member of the music program at North. We are looking for students who have demonstrated leadership in the music department and have been active in the school and community.

Value

3 x $500

Due Date

Print or email by Friday,  April 22, 2022

Procedure

To apply for this MPC Scholarship, you will need to complete a short essay (250 words or less) describing how music has impacted your time here at North.

  • Your experiences, passion, and involvement in the music department at North
  • How music has been a part of your high school experience
  • How this scholarship will help you achieve these goals

Please submit your essay to Ms. Mihic in 205 or Student Services or by email to dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca

 

BRTA Wynn Richmond Bursary

Criteria

The Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Scholarship and Bursary Foundation is administered through a sub-committee of the Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association. The funds for this bursary are held and managed by the Vancity Community Foundation. As a former educator, she wished to recognize a student who meets the following criteria:

1. The student should have been enrolled in a Burnaby school for his/her two senior years and maintained a high standard of achievement.
2. The student must intend to pursue an Education Degree at one of the following B.C. post-secondary institutions:

University of British Columbia
Simon Fraser University
University of Victoria
Vancouver Island University
University of Northern British Columbia

The Bursary must be claimed within two years of receipt.

Value

$3, 000 to a Burnaby North student

DUE DATE

Friday, APRIL 29th before 3PM.

PROCEDURE

Please submit a 200-word essay describing how you were able to maintain balance in in school and community despite the pandemic, a resume, your transcript and submit to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email by the specified due date. If sending by email, please send a single pdf in the order above. Late submissions will not be accepted.

**** Note: You can send a single application for both the BRTA and BRTA Wynn Bursary (if the criteria apply) ****

BRTA Scholarship

Criteria

The Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Scholarship and Bursary Foundation is administered through a sub-committee of the Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association. As former educators, we wish to recognize a well-rounded student who meets the following criteria:

1. The student has been enrolled in a Burnaby school for his/her two senior years and has maintained a good standard of achievement.

2. The student intends to register at a post-secondary institution and has financial need.

ADDITIONAL FACTORS FOR CONSIDERATION

Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work: tutoring, peer counselling, church, clubs, recreation, etc.

Been actively involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, leadership, government, dance, music, athletics, debating, etc.

Demonstrated special skills, hobbies, interests, and/or training.

Demonstrated responsibility.

Value

$1, 000 to a Burnaby North student

Due Date

FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH before 3PM.

Procedure

Please submit a 200-word essay describing how you were able to maintain balance in in school and community despite the pandemic, a resume, AND  your transcript to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email by the specified due date. If sending by email, please send a single pdf in the order above. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Burnaby Sport Hall of Fame Scholarship

Criteria

The Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 2001 to honour Burnaby’s past athletic excellence.

  • A graduating Grade 12 student enrolled at a B.C. secondary school (public or private). Priority will be given to those attending school in Burnaby
  •  A resident of Burnaby for at least the past three years
  •  Future plans to attend a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis
  • Show evidence of high athletic ability and performance
  • Maintain minimum C+ average (copy of the most recent transcript must be included)
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Be active in school and community
Value

$1,000 scholarships to a male athlete and a female athlete from Burnaby.

Due Date

BY MAIL byJune 30, 2022

Procedure

Complete and mail the following to the address below:

  1. Application (attached below and extra copies can be found in “Scholarship Application” Bin outside Student Services
  2. A cover letter summarizing your athletic achievements along with your postsecondary athletic/academic goals and plans must be included with your application.
  3. Letters of support referencing school, community or athletic participation will enhance your applicationBurnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Office
    Suite 101, 4946 Canada Way
    Burnaby, B.C.
    V5G 4H7
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