Scholarship information

If you win a scholarship – please see Ms. Domitruk in the Career Centre with your letter of confirmation from the issuing institute or organization. We want to be able to recognize and congratulate you at the Grad Ceremony!

Obtaining a post-secondary education requires a considerable financial investment. Students need to make a plan for their education, on both a short-term and long-term basis. Every year, millions of dollars in federal and provincial loans, grants and awards are available. Explore the web pages below for more information or contact the college or university you are applying to for Entrance Scholarships.

Please find a Brag Sheet form attached .brag sheet  This is an excellent tool when asking someone for a reference letter.

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SD#42 Financial Awards Booklet: scholarship book 2018_2019 january 10 2019

Scholarship Powerpoint Presentation:

Fillable application forms:

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appendix-e cupe 703

appendix-f whonnock community

appendix-h mrta bursary

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appendix-j royal canadian legion

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scholarship table

Student Voice Champion Scholarships: They believe strongly in recognizing those students who help further student voice in their schools, communities, provinces, and right across Canada. Students across the country are leaders, advocates, and visionaries through their everyday actions that bring attention to issues, take up causes for others, and work for the betterment of their fellow students, schools, and communities.

$10,000 Academic Merit Scholarship

The Academic Merit Scholarship is open to all Canadian secondary students that have:

1. A cumulative academic average of 90%; and
2. Shown a commitment to student voice.

$10,000 Community Service Scholarship

The Community Service Scholarship is open to all Canadian secondary students that have:

1. A cumulative academic average of 60%;
2. An outstanding record of community service; and
3. Shown a commitment to student voice.

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Harmony Awards

 

Harmony Movement is proud to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations who are doing amazing work to promote equity and diversity in their communities and in the classroom. Applications and details at: https://www.harmony.ca/awards/

 
BC Dairy Association Scholarship deadline: May 6/19

The BC Dairy Association Scholarship rewards student-athletes who exemplify school spirit, practice a healthy lifestyle, and engage with their community. There are two $1,000 scholarships available to applicants who have competed in BCSS approved sports, specifically girls volleyball or ultimate during their grade 12 year.

Applicants must be enrolled in a BC secondary member school, be graduating this 2018-19 school year and will be entering their first full-time studies in a Canadian University of College.

Details are available at https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/…/bc-dairy-association-schola…

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Jonah Christensen Memorial Scholarship application deadline: MAR 31/19

This scholarship is for grade 12 students attending post-secondary school in the fall of 2019 and is based on a 750 word essay. For further information, see:
https://celebratethechild.me/jonah-christensen-memorial-sc…/

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National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) Scholarships

Each year, the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers 6 scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers.

Entrants must be the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of members or retirees of the National Union’s Component unions or its affiliates and who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis in 2019.
All scholarships awarded will be based on the best 750- to1,000-word essay as listed below. Essays will be marked on the basis of content and style. The deadline for applications and essays is July 4, 2019, and scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted below.

Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship must be entering a field of study in health care, criminal justice, community services or policing. The essay topic is — The importance of their field of study in either policing, criminal justice services, or health care in delivering public services to Canadians.
https://nupge.ca/…/f…/pdf/PDF%20Brian%20Fudge%20Combined.pdf

Scholarship for Indigenous Students
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students must identify as an Indigenous person. The essay topic — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Indigenous peoples.
https://nupge.ca/…/files/pdf/PDF%20Indigenous%20Combined.pdf

Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students must identify as an LGBTQ2 student. The essay topic is — The importance of trade unions in supporting the LGBTQ2 communities.
https://nupge.ca/…/de…/files/pdf/PDF%20LGBTQ2%20Combined.pdf

Scholarship for Students of Colour
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Students of Colour must identify as a person of colour. The essay topic is — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people of colour in Canada.
https://nupge.ca/…/PDF%20Students%20of%20Colour%20Combined.…

Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship must identify as a person with a disability. The essay topic is — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.
https://nupge.ca/…/fil…/pdf/PDF%20Terry%20Fox%20Combined.pdf

Tommy Douglas Scholarship
There are no other requirements, other than the general requirements above, for applying for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship. The essay topic is —
How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a country with a more just and equitable society.
https://nupge.ca/…/files/pdf/PDF%20Tommy%20Douglas%20Combin…

Applicants are advised that the winners and winning essays will be publicized on our website, and their high school will be notified of their win.
For further information please phone 613-228-9800, or email scholarship@nupge.ca.

Visit: https://nupge.ca/c…/national-unions-scholarship-program-2019

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Indo Canadian Business Association of British Columbia (ICBABC) 2019 Scholarship

ICABC is proudly celebrating its 20th Annual Student “Achievement Awards” Banquet on May 10, 2019. Last year 16 scholarships were awarded to students and the association is hoping to do the same, if not more, this year. The application is accessible as an online fillable PDF document at https://icbabc.com/

The application requires students to submit their complete transcripts and two reference forms. For students applying for the Sports Achievement Award or the Special Needs Award category, an additional essay has been added. Questions? Email awards@icbabc.com, or contact jasleenr.8@hotmail.com.

Deadline is: April 12th

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The BCSS Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship – application deadline

This scholarship rewards excellence in both scholastic and athletic pursuits. This year there will be six scholarships of $1,000 each that will be awarded to the six most worthy candidates (a minimum of two males and two females) enrolled in member schools who apply, and who meet all of the criteria. The successful applicants will be student-athletes who have balanced their achievements as badminton athletes with significant success as leaders and contributors to their community.

For full details visit:
https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/…/schol…/badminton-scholarship

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BCSS Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarships & Zone Scholarships Deadline

Two scholarships for $1,500 each will be awarded to one male and one female who demonstrates excellence in both scholastic and athletic pursuits as well as community service. Candidates must have competed in at least two BCSS approved sports during grade 12. Unsuccessful applicants for the Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship will be automatically be considered for their respective Zone Scholarships (please do not complete two applications)

For full details visit: https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/…/bcss-dave-gifford-memorial-…

Zone Scholarships – Two scholarships for $750 will be awarded for each athletic zone (one male and one female).

Zone scholarships require that applicants must have completed in at least one BCSS approved sport during grade 12. They must be enrolled in a BC School who are graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University of College.

Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS sanctioned sport, have a min 75% average and have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and /or community.

See website for more details and the online application form: https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/…/scho…/bcss-zone-scholarships
Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in member schools: https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/member-services/member-schools

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2019 Tikkun Olam Youth Award: Three years ago, Temple Sholom, a reform synagogue located at Oak at 57th Avenue in Vancouver, created the “Tikkun Olam Youth Award” to support the visionary efforts of young people (ages 13-18) working to foster change in their communities. Tikkun Olam, translated as “repair of the world,” is a Jewish commandment to contribute to the healing of our planet, be it working towards improving the environment, helping animals, supporting refugees, feeding the homeless, educating youth, promoting female empowerment, addressing cyber-bullying, etc.

There are two awards (a Builder’s Award and a Dreamer’s Award) with a combined value of $2,070. Any Jewish teen in the Lower Mainland may apply by March 1st, 2019.
For more information: http://www.templesholom.ca/tikkun-olam-youth-awards/

The Tim Hortons Scholarship Program: 200 scholarships are given out to Canadians  yearly to eligible Time Hortons team members, their children and grandchildren. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000. Submit proof of volunteer and/or community service and/or leadership hours.. For more information, please visit: https://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/corporate/restaurant-oppotunities.php?openmode=#accordion.

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Girl Guide Bursaries and Scholarships: https://www.girlguides.ca/web/BC/Member_Services/Membership/Awards_Recognition/Scholarship/BC/Volunteers/Guider_Resources/Awards___Recognition/GGC_Scholarships.aspx?hkey=eb92477e-cc04-4dc6-b3f6-467865cdef6e

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Stacey Levitt Memorial Award: This annual high school student award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals. For more information, please visit: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C413

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The Adoptive Families Association of BC is pleased to announce their 2019 Youth Bursary for someone currently in care or a former youth in care. The deadline date to apply is April 30th. To apply and for more information, please visit: https://www.bcadoption.com/bursary?fbclid=IwAR0wes26Aa4t8kQVEV6jYsTS3bEx4Bp0mb9f8r3XcP_8upyo-JNGyCMd1HQ

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DB Perks & Lifesaving Society Scholarships

OBJECTIVE

To support and assist Lifesaving Society lifeguards and instructors trained and working in BC & Yukon who are pursuing post-secondary education.

AWARD VALUE

Three Scholarships of $1000.00 each will be awarded each year.

ELIGIBILITY

Nominees must be holders of current Lifesaving Society awards and be actively employed by a BC & Yukon Branch Affiliate as a lifeguard or Lifesaving Society Instructor, part-time or full time. Nominees must also be pursuing post-secondary education in the subsequent school term at a university, college or vocational school.

SELECTION

These scholarships are administered through the BC & Yukon Branch of the

Lifesaving Society. All applications are reviewed for eligibility and eight finalists are chosen. Finalist applications are then rendered anonymous and sent for review by Doug Perks and his scholarship committee for determination of the four successful candidates.

APPLICATION

Applicants must submit the standard form along with a resume outlining aquatic experience, both paid and volunteer, accompanied by letters from one work reference and one personal reference. Volunteer involvement in the aquatic community is an asset.

TIMELINE

Application and reference letters must be received in the Branch by 4:30 pm January 31.

Award recipients will be chosen by the end of February.

Scholarships will be awarded at the Branch Annual General Meeting in March.

Submit your application to info@lifesaving.bc.ca

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Provided by: Vancouver Canucks $2,500(x4) Applications open: January 1st, 2019

If you are a young British Columbian who has made a difference in your community, we want to hear from you! The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and exemplary contributions and commitment to enriching the lives of others in the community. 

The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship recognizes four student leaders in the province of British Columbia 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

Taking the time to do something for others during difficult times in one’s own life requires particularly outstanding commitment. This is why, as part of the selection process, the personal circumstances and/or challenges of each applicant will be considered. Applicants who possess personal qualities such as dedication, commitment to helping others and strength of character will also be considered.

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STEAM HORIZON AWARDS

Value:  5 at $25,000 (2 of the 5 prizes will go to Indigenous youth)

Founded in 2016, the STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).

Eligibility: Must be between 16 and 18 years old at the time of application and maintaining a minimum academic average of 85%.  Must either be preparing to enroll in Fall 2019, or currently enrolled, in their first year of post secondary education and must be in a STEAM field in Canada.

For more information and application: https://steamhorizonawards.ca/#

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2019


BCSSA Grade 12 Scholarship

Value:  6 at $1,000 (one for each of the 6 provincial BCSSA chapters; Fraser Valley, Kootenay-Boundary, Metro, Vancouver Island, Northern, Thompson-Okanagan)

Eligibility:  Grade 12 Students expecting to graduate in June 2018.

Selection of recipients will be considered on demonstrated exemplary service and leadership within the school and community.  Letters of reference will be required affirming the applicant’s accomplishments and efforts to improve the quality of life for young people and others through volunteer work and other activities.  In addition, the applicant must submit a short description (450 words max) of how his/her volunteer service has made a difference in the life or lives of others.

For more information and application: http://www.bcssa.org or email information@bcssa.org

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British Columbia-China Award for Excellence in Chinese

Value:  up to 50 ($500 awards)

To promote the study of Chinese language and culture in British Columbia, the British Columbia Ministry of Education and the Education Office of the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver have partnered to jointly fund scholarship awards for B.C. students studying Chinese.

For more information: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/international-education/scholarships-awards/bc-china-award-for-excellence

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BC International Student Ambassador Scholarship for K-12 and Post Secondary Institutions

The BC International Student Ambassador Scholarships provide partial support for international students who come to BC with a breadth of different perspectives and experiences that enrich our classrooms and communities.

Students cannot apply for this award directly.  Students must be nominated by a BC school district, independent school or certified offshore school.

School districts and schools determine their own criteria for selecting their nominees.

For more information: visit your school counseling/career planning departments andhttp://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/international-education/scholarships-awards/bc-international-student-ambassador

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Cmolik Foundation Scholarships 

The Cmolik Foundation awards scholarships to deserving BC students who have demonstrated good work ethic, tenacity and other commendable attributes in achieving their academic and social goals and who, without our support, may not have the means to attend a post secondary institution.  The Foundation looks for students that have faced adversity, but through hard work and determination have been successful in achieving their goals.  Applicants must have been residents of BC for the past 8 years.

The Foundation will reimburse up to $35,000 for books and tuition leading to an undergraduate degree.  The maximum duration for funding is 5 consecutive years from the start of the student’s initial semester.  Reimbursements are paid in installments throughout the duration of the program provided the students meet the Foundation’s scholarship criteria.

Each school may put forth one student who they feel meet the criteria.  In certain circumstances, with prior approval, schools can submit an application for a second student (contact Kirsten Evanish at Kirsten@thecmolikfoundation.comfor approval).   Endorsement by the secondary school principal stating that the student has the academic ability to be successful in a post-secondary educational environment is required.

Applications must be received by the Foundation by February 15th of any particular year.  Applications, eligibility requirements and directions on how to apply can be found at http://www.thecmolikfoundation.com/scholarship-criteria-policies.


UFCW & OFG Joint Diversity Scholarship

Value:  10 at $1,000

Each year, Save-On-Foods partners with UFCW Local 1518 to offer 10 scholarships to individuals who have played a significant role in diversity initiatives in their school and/or community.

Eligibility:  Students who are pursuing a part-time or full-time post-secondary program in BC in Fall 2018 and demonstrated involvement in diversity initiatives in their school or community.

For more information and applications: http://www.owfg.com/diversity or email scholarships@saveonfoods.com

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Coast Capital Savings Youth Get It Education Awards (Standing Tall Awards)

Value: 2 @ $3,500

Awarded to youth who have faced adversity and have not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support.

Eligibility:

  • haven’t previously received a Youth Get It Education Award
  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • have been a BC resident for at least 6 months
  • are graduating high school in the 2017/ 2018 school year in one of 23 School Districts in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid and southern Vancouver Island and Kelowna. (See Award & Deadline Information document for more details)
  • plan to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in Fall 2018

For more information and applications:  coastcapitalsavings.com/awards

Download the Youth Get It Awards Application form and submit your printed application to your school counsellor.

Application Deadline:  Check with your school counsellor and/or Career Planning Department

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Softball BC: Kassandra Kaulius Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline is June 1, annually

Sotftball BC

Gordon McDonald/Margo and Dorene Thoms Bursary Application (umpire)

Application deadline is August 1, annually

Softball Canada

Ed Bitz Scholarship (umpire)

Application deadline is April 30, annually

For more information and applications visit:  www softball.bc.ca/resources/452/scholarships-grants

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Kin Canada Bursaries: $1,000 x 30. Deadline to apply: January 31st. For more information please visit: https://www.kincanada.ca/bursaries

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Aiden Serr Memorial Scholarship: Aiden was a dedicated, skilled lacrosse player with the club for multiple years.  By all accounts, he exemplified all of the characteristics we strive to build in kids as they move through Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse.  These characteristics include integrity, hard-work, a positive attitude and compassion for others. Therefore, with the support of Aiden’s parents – Mike and Kirsten – we are pleased to announce the creation of the “Aiden Serr Memorial Scholarship”.  This is a yearly scholarship to be awarded to one male and one female current or former player each calendar year. Applications and guidelines can be found at rmburrards.com

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In 2018, the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC awarded over $40,000 in education grants to students pursuing careers in the automotive industry. Grants range in value from $500 to $2,500 and are provided as tuition credit (grant funding is made to the post-secondary school with restricted use for tuition).

The Foundation awards CarCareerBC education grants to eligible students in BC who wish to pursue post-secondary education or training leading to a career in the automotive industry.

This may include but are not limited to: service or repair training, business degree, marketing diploma etc. CarCareerBC grants provide financial support towards the cost of tuition and books for recipients enrolled in applicable apprenticeship, training or education. Applicants must be attending post-secondary school in the  2019-2020 school year. Your 2019 application MUST BE postmarked or received on or before April 12, 2019.

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Schulich Leader Scholarships: Eligibility: Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident. Be entrepreneurial minded and plan to enroll in STEM at one of the partnering universities. Meet at least two out of the following: Academic excellence, Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial), Financial need. To be considered as the school’s one nomination, please see Mr. Page. For more information, please visit: http://www.schulichleaders.com
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Loran Scholars Foundation Scholarship
 
Eligibility: Minimum cumulative average of 85%, Canadian citizen or permanent resident. For more information please visit: http://www.loranscholar.ca/

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 $10,000 in funding for summer internships in three different sectors
  • An orientation expedition through Algonquin Park
  • Annual retreats and scholar gatherings

We also grant approximately 104 finalist and provincial awards to promising candidates who are not selected as Loran Scholars.

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KIWANIS CLUB OF GOLDEN EARS Extracurricular Activity Funding Application
 
The Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears provides funding to help students in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District participate in non-school sponsored extracurricular activities. The student’s parent or guardian must apply for the funds, with the support of the school principal. The funding is intended to provide opportunities for students whose families are experiencing financial hardship. Funding applications may be submitted at any time, and are awarded three times a year: September 20, February 28, and May 31. Students may only receive funding once per year, to a maximum of $150.
 

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Scholarships in B.C.: Scholarships spreadsheet

SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT! 

For College & University Entrance Scholarship websites please open the following document: University and College website for scholarships

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