Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Month: December 2023

BCGEU Scholarships


Scholarships are funded by the dues of BCGEU members. You are eligible if you are related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU (BC Government Service and Employees Union) member or staff; and are a  student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution in 2024.


multiple @ $2,000 (full-time students) and $1,000 (part-time students)

Due Date

online by midnight Thursday, February 15, 2024.


In addition to applying online here, applicants are asked to submit an essay, video, song or infographic in response to one of three questions:

  1. The Supreme Court of Canada has recognized the right to strike as an “indispensable component” of collective bargaining. Why is this important?
  2. The current state of the world poses many challenges. How do you remain hopeful? How can a democratic labour movement bring forth change?
  3. Why is accessible, well-funded childcare important?


For more information on application eligibility and to apply for a scholarship, click here.

More details @ 

RISE Awards


Beedie Luminaries has created the The Refugee & Immigrant Student Education (RISE) Awards which  have the potential to transform the lives of its recipients and enrich the communities we live in, and ultimately create a new generation of conscientious, caring and engaged Canadian leaders. You must:

  • Be a refugee who was granted permanent residency or a protected person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) after January 1, 2016, residing full-time in BC for the previous 6 consecutive months.
  • Be born between the years of 1988 and 2004. Have completed secondary school (or equivalent).
  • Plan to be a full-time or part-time student and use funding for post secondary education.
  • Apply to, or be currently enrolled at, one of the eligible post-secondary institutions.
  • Demonstrate your and/or your family’s financial adversity, and how it has affected you.
  • Be endorsed by a community organization, teacher, employer, settlement worker or someone who knows you well.
  • Up to $11,000 CAD per year for a college certificate/diploma or trades foundation programs,
    tenable for up to two years of funding OR Up to $11,000 CAD per year for a bachelors degree program, tenable for up to four years of funding. (FULL-TIME STUDENTS)
  • Up to $5,500 CAD per year for a college certificate/diploma or trades foundation programs,
    tenable for up to three years of funding OR Up to $5,500 CAD per year for a bachelors degree program, tenable for up to six years of funding. (PART-TIME STUDENTS)
Due Date

Applications for Cohort 2024 of the RISE Program are now open and will close on January 31st at 9AM (PST).


Apply online at

Horatio Algers Scholarship – for Grade 11 students!


The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $1.2 million annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in Grade 11 with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarships of Canada, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Grade 11 student with plans to graduate from high school and enter university in Fall 2025.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university
  • Prove critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Demonstrate desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 70
  • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
  • Be Canadian citizens

multiple up to $10,000

Due Date

ONLINE by March 15, 2024 at 12:00 PM EDT (Noon)


Application online @

City of Burnaby Bursary Award Program

  • 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.

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

Due Date

To Ms. Mihic (paper or email) by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd BEFORE 3PM .


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, February 2nd.  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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Western National Scholarship Program


Looking for  looking for high-potential applicants who excel in the classroom and in their extracurricular pursuits seeking to enroll at Western University in London Ontario.

  • One Neen Hodgins National Entrance Scholarship valued at $80,000 (note the special instructions in the Procedure section of this email)

  • One President’s Entrance Scholarship valued at $70,000
  • Four President’s Entrance Scholarships valued at $65,000 and up to 15 more at $50,000
  • Five James Jenkins President’s Entrance Scholarship for Black Students valued at $50,000
  • One Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Scholarship valued at $92,000
  • One Neen Hodgins President’s International Entrance Scholarship valued at $80,000 for international (visa) students
  • Three International President’s Entrance Scholarships valued at $50,000 for international (visa) students
  • Up to 15 Faculty Entrance Scholarships valued at $30,000
  • Up to 46 National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards valued up to $5,000
  • Up to 50 National Merit Awards valued at $2,000 for one year
Due Date

In order for the school to complete the formal National Scholarship nomination for a student, the
following has to happen:

Student has to go into the on-line National Scholarship application. In the application there is a
section called “Nomination” and a section called “Assessor”.

In the “Nomination” section student enters the email address for the school administrator (this is Dragana Mihic, scholarship coordinator). I will receive the email with instructions for the nomination and request for the transcript.

The section for “Assessor” is where the student enters the email address for their selected person
to write a reference letter (this is a teacher or sponsor of your choosing – ask before selecting your “assessor”). It is the student’s responsibility to complete these sections and give their school
administrator and assessor time to consider/complete their request.

February 14, 2024 online or postmarked if by mail. YOU MUST CONSULT MS. MIHIC by Friday,  February 2nd if you intend on applying for one of these scholarships!


Details can be found at: