Burnaby North Scholarships

Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

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Post-Secondary Entrance Scholarships

Most post-secondary institutions offer some sort of entrance scholarship. For most institutions, all you need to do is apply to the institution; however, read through instructions carefully to see if you need to supply “extras” to be considered for a scholarship. Most institutions do not announce scholarship winners until late in the spring . Check out the list of institutions that have applications now open:

UBC – offers the Presidential Scholars Award (formerly Major Entrance Scholarship) of  a one-time award of approximately $5,000, and renewable awards of up to $80,000 payable over four years. Apply by December 1, 2021.

SFU – open to domestic and international students and valued  from $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and mandatory supplementary fees. Initial application due December 15, 2021; supporting documents and references due by January 31st, 2022. Recipients will be notified from mid-March to mid-May 2021.

BCIT – offers range from $1.000-4,000. Check site for details.

University of the Fraser Valley – deadline to apply is March 1st, 2022. Check site for details.

Capilano University- deadline to apply is March 1st, 2022. Range in offers and criteria. Check site for details.

Douglas College – offers a variety of one-time scholarships or awards of up to $3,500, and renewable scholarships or awards of up to $20,000, payable over four years. Minimum GPA and community service required for consideration.

Langara College – deadline to apply is February 2022.  Check site for details.

Kwantlen Polytechnique – TBA

OUT OF PROVINCE SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Toronto – deadline to for early application  in November 7th, 2021; regular application deadline is January 15th. Check site for details.

McGill  University – deadline to apply is January 15,  2022.  Check site for details.

Waterloo University – deadline to apply is Feburary 18th,  2022.  Check site for details.

RBC Future Launch Scholarship

Criteria

For Canadian youth between 15-29 years old who are enrolled part-time in school or not in school at all. Grades and transcripts are not required! Must not work at RBC or a dependent of someone working at RBC.

Value

450 scholarships  @ $1,500 that can be used for workshops, courses, textbooks, certificates, etc.

Due Date

online December 15, 2021.

Procedure

Click here to register. More info about this and other RBC scholarships can be found here.

Launchpad Scholarship by Tundra Technical

Criteria

Women make up nearly half the workforce, but in some of the most important industries —Science Technology and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) — women are still extremely underrepresented.

That’s why Tundra Technical Solutions, a global IT and engineering staffing firm, wants to jump start your university career with a chance to win $1,500 towards a STEM program of your choice.

Our scholarship application will test your research skills and STEM knowledge by writing a 1500-2000 word essay or project plan to create an innovative solution to a national problem for the Government of Canada.

Value

5 x $1,500

Due Date

November 15th 2021,

Procedure

Go to Scholartree to apply: https://scholartree.ca/scholarship/the-launchpad-scholarship-by-tundra-technical/yXmqSluF_7 

Ken Michel Memorial Scholarship for Carpentry

Criteria

In loving memory of a man whose skill in the carpentry trade and the love of his people helped build the foundations of honour, pride, and strength in his community.

This scholarship acknowledges both strong work ethic and the desire to work towards the betterment of the community as a whole.

For students of Indigenous ancestry. 

Value

2 x $500

Due Date

online October 26th 2021

Procedure

Apply at Scholartree: https://scholartree.ca/scholarship/ken-michel-memorial-scholarship-for-carpentry/N5x2bzxPhy 

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.

U of T Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarship

Criteria

The international student nominee should be a creative thinker with an exceptional academic record, who demonstrates creativity, is recognized as a leader within our school, and exhibits the potential to contribute positively to the global community in the future. The candidate must intend to begin University of Toronto study in September 2022 and must be currently enrolled in full-time academic studies or have graduated no earlier than June 2021. Please read through details before applying here: https://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/about/#about  

*Burnaby North can only nominate 1 student*

Value

Full tuition over  4 years (including books)

Due Date

 Essay due to Ms Mihic in Student Services by 3pm on NOVEMBER 17, 2021 .

 

Procedure:

Interested students must write a 200 word essay describing how they are a leader in our school and 200 words on how they are a creative thinker. Essays must be handed into Ms. Mihic in Student Services by November 24, 2020.

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!

AES Scholarships

Criteria

This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of  character determined by the evaluation of a 500-1000 word essay based on the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

More details can be found here.

Value

$500.

Procedure

Submit essay to:   by email at scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Due Date

October 8, 2021.

Kemper Human Right Education Foundation

Criteria

This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering prizes of $2000, $750 and $250 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to the question on the flyer below (and attached as a readily reproducible file).  Please inform your students about the contest described by the flyer and encourage them to participate in it. More information about KHREF and the essays of the winners of its contests over the past 20 years may be found on khref.org.

Value

$2000, $750, and $250

Due Date

ONLINE by December 10, 2021

Procedure

1.  There are two contests: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries.
2. Essays are due on or before December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day),
3.  Essays should be approximately 2500 words in length and be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.

4.   Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.
5.  Submissions should include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name and grade level, the name and address of the author’s high school, the name of a teacher or administrator at the high school and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”

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