GENERAL (OTHER) SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORY
Students: If a scholarship's deadline is outdated, please visit the scholarship's website for current information. Ensure that you prepare all required materials well in advance and submit these by the current year deadline.
StudentAidBC Trades Programs Grant - This program provides grant funding to encourage eligible students to attend targeted high priority programs at eligible B.C. public post-secondary institutions. There is no need to apply. You will automatically be assessed for this grant when you apply for a student loan. You may be eligible if you:
-Qualify for StudentAid BC funding for the 2015/2016 program year
-Attend full-time studies in foundation or pre-apprentice programs (listed below in link);
-Enrol at an eligible B.C. public post-secondary institution.
For details visit:
OCTOBER - JANUARY DEADLINES
Loran Scholarships Program Deadlines:
OCT 14/15 - Suggested deadline for all sponsored applications to be submitted.
OCT 21/15 - Deadline for all sponsored applications to be submitted.
OCT 28/15 - Deadline for all direct pool applications to be submitted.
The Loran Awards program is open to graduating high school students. Renewable for up to four years, and valued at up to $100,000, it includes a matching tuition waiver, an annual stipend of $9,000, access to funding and internships through a summer program, invitations to annual gatherings and forums, and one-on-one mentorship. 30 Loran Scholars are selected each year and the award is tenable at any of their partner universities.
Be in the graduating year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school. Exceptions may be considered for those who have undertaken a gap year for academic pursuits or community service-based activities.
Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
Must be 16 years of age or older as of September 1, 2016.
Loran Finalist Award ($3,000 one time award, 40 available)
$3,000 one-time entrance award
Offered to all finalists who attend national selections but are not selected as Loran Scholars.
Tenable at any accredited public university in Canada.
Loran Provincial Award ($2,000 one time award, 40 available)
$2,000 one-time entrance award
Offered by our regional committees to an outstanding semi-finalist who is not asked to attend national selections.
Tenable at any accredited public university in Canada.
Instructions for all applicants:
1. The application is entirely online. There is no need to mail anything. Complete the application at www.loranscholar.ca/apply
2. As part of the online application, state whether you are seeking sponsorship from your principal, guidance counselor, teacher or school administrator. Each high school may sponsor up to three candidates. Note: If you do not receive sponsorship from your school, your application will automatically be considered in the direct pool. Sponsored candidates get a chance to participate in regional interviews. However, Loran Scholars are discovered and selected through both application pools.
3. Request a reference from a teacher, community member or someone else who is familiar with your activities. The reference may not be a family member or a friend. Note: Reference letters and sponsorship confirmation must be complete by application deadline.
OCT 8/14 -National Merit Scholarship Program
–this scholarship is available to American citizens or those planning to become American citizens, who have taken the PSAT/NMSQT or are planning to take the PSAT/NMSQT in Grade 11. Those who meet the criteria may be eligible for 4 year renewable awards or one time scholarship amounts in the National Merit Special Scholarship category. For further info visit:www.nationalmerit.org/
*check with your Career Centre for in-school reference deadlines.
OCT 15, FEB 15 & JUN 15 annually (for Fall, Winter & Spring/Summer Terms respectively) Credit Union Foundation of BC Scholarships
The Credit Union Foundation of B.C. awards scholarships of up to $3000 per student. The primary criteria for this program is financial need. Download the application form, print, sign, and check it for completeness ensuring supporting documents are included in the submission and mail at the start of your program to: The Credit Union Foundation of BC, c/o 1441 Creekside Drive, Vancouver, BC V6J 4S7. Submissions are not accepted on-line or by fax. Further information regarding the program is available online at: http://cufoundation.org/student-application/
OCT 25/15 - Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Deadline
The application process for the 2016 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship will begin on August 1, 2015. High school seniors graduating in spring 2016 will be able to submit an online application at that time. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) 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. Visit:
Flemming Sondergaard Memorial Training Entrance Award deadline
-$3,000 Entrance Awards are available for "Earning your Wheels" professional driver training or "Red Seal" commercial transport mechanic or diesel engine mechanic training. Interested individuals must complete the entrance awards application form and have a letter of endorsement from a BCTA member company with an intent to hire based on the results of the training program. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis (not a definite deadline) for students who are planning on attending post secondary education to train for these careers. Applications and more information is available on the BCTA website at: www.bctrucking.com/sondergaard.php
or by phoning 604-888-5319 or 1-800-565-2282.
Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people of Canada. Indspire offers a number of awards and scholarships to help with Post-Secondary Education. Please visit websites below for specific application guidelines for students wishing to pursue a career in the following areas:
NOV 14/14 Allstate Canada JUST DRIVE Contest
Eyes on the road...hands on the wheel...Just Drive! Vehicle drivers are 23 times more likely to crash when they drive distracted. Do you have a solution? Send in your picture/poster, song/audio or video that provides a solution to distracted driving, and the entry form. See below for full contest rules and other details: www.justdrivecanada.ca/
NOV 2/15 - FEB 15/16- Post-Secondary Education Award Deadlines: For studies in business, science, law, engineering, computer studies, education, social work, social sciences, and technical studies, Fine Arts. Studies in health care careers such as; medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, clinical psychology, laboratory research and veterinarian medicine:
NOV 30/15 - Vimy Pilgrimage Award - The Vimy Pilgrimage award consists of a fully funded, week-long (April 3-11 2016) educational program in Belgium and France, to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort. Organized by the Vimy Foundation, a total of 20 students will be selected this year. Applicants are required to submit a motivation letter (500-word maximum) outlining the reasons why they are worthy of the award and must also include two letters of support by a teacher, guidance counselor or principal; service club; community, provincial or federal organization; or a member of the community.
Applicants must be 14–17 years of age as of April 11, 2016. All applications are to be submitted online to Canada's History. For more information about the program, including draft itinerary, full rules and regulations, and application forms. Visit:
NOV 30/15 Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Award
To be eligible to win an Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship ($700), applicants must be enrolled in an automotive aftermarket industry related program or curriculum at a Canadian college or university. This includes students pursuing their studies as an automotive apprentice. It also includes studies in any of the following automotive sectors: auto body, hard parts, heavy duty, or motive power (machinists). Visit: www.aiacanada.com/career-resources/grants-and-scholarships/
NOV 30/15 - SAGE Scholarship
application deadline. One $10,000 scholarship in Canada for a legal resident who is graduating within 12 months and will be studying in the field of business (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Economics or Finance). To enter the competition students must submit a vine video about a business related topic. For details see:http://www.sage.com/us/sage-one/resources/scholarship
DEC 1/15 Glazing Contractors Association of BC Bursary Deadline
Glaziers are the professionals who measure, cut, prepare, install and repair glass and its associated metal structures. FEN-BC / GCABC provides bursaries to persons interested in pursuing a career in the glazing installation and / or fabrication apprentice program. These bursaries can be applied to any of the three levels of training required to achieve your journeyperson status. Bursaries will be paid directly to the school. Students are required to be a registered apprentice. Candidates should possess trade aptitude. Details at: www.fes-bc.org/content/view/education-fes-scholarships#sthash.yFo65Kgs.dpuf
If you have any questions please call 604 588 0245
NOV 27/15 - TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
Involved in your community? Are you making a difference in lives? Have you demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making your community a better place?
Apply for one of the twenty (20) TD Scholarships for Community Leadership which are awarded to students in their last year of high school who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 and includes:
Up to $10,000 for tuition per year (for up to a maximum of four years)
$7,500 a year for living expenses (for up to a maximum of four years)
The key criterion is outstanding community leadership.
Pick up an application form from your Career Information Advisor, download an application or directly apply on-line atwww.td.com/scholarships
. Contact 1-800-308-8306 for further details.
DEC 4/15 Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards - Annual AFOA - Potashcorp
Three students in Grade 11/12 will be selected to attend AFOA Canada's National Conference Feb 16-18 in Montreal Quebec and to participate in a special youth program designed to introduce youth to in-demand careers in Aboriginal finance and management. Successful recipients are eligible for up to a $5,000 scholarship. For more info call 1-866-722-2362 email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.afoa.ca
DEC 7/15 Become a Page at the House of Commons
Deadline: December 7, 2015
The Page Programme is a unique opportunity to learn about the Canadian parliamentary system. Each year 40 students from across Canada are selected to that part in this program
to be Eligible to apply:
-graduating from Secondary School and entering university in the Nations Capital in the Fall of 2016.
-Have an academic average of 80%
-Can speak both official languages
-Have superior interpersonal skills and good judgement
DEC 11/15 - Schulich Leader Scholarships - deadline to apply for in-school nomination*
50 Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students across top Canadian universities. Schulich Leader Scholarships are open to all graduating high school students across Canada who have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) at one of the partner universities. Most promising students can pursue their dreams and become the next global pioneers.
In order to become a Schulich Leader and receive the scholarship, a student must first be selected by their high school or as a Schulich Leader Nominee. BC High Schools may select one Nominee each. Nominees must possess at least two of three criteria:
* Academic excellence
* Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership
* Financial need
Nominees must be enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) degree at one of our partner universities.
*For the In-School Application for nomination for this scholarship, fill out a Letter of Recommendation/Scholarship Info Sheet and give it to your counsellor.
DEC 15/15 - The Burger King Scholars Program
DEC 18/15 French for the Future - National Essay Contest deadline
-the University of Ottawa (ON)
-the Université Sainte-Anne (NS)
-the Université de Moncton (NB)
-the Université Saint-Boniface (MB)
-the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean (AB)
-the University of Lethbridge (AB)
-Laurentian University (ON)
-Glendon College of York University (ON)
DEC 31/15 The Law Society of BC ~ Essay Contest 2015
The contest was launched in March 2015 to honour of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and to support the Law Societies strategic goal of raising public awareness of the importance of the rule of law and the proper administration of justice. The essay topic is “Magna Carta and its relevance to Canada in the 21st Century.” The competition is open to public school secondary students in BC who are currently enrolled in, or have taken, Law 12 and/or Civics Studies 11 courses in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 academic years.
Students are asked to submit an essay that demonstrates an understanding of the significance of the Magna Carta to the rule of law, human rights and democratic principles. The first prize winner will receive an award of $1,000 and will be invited to a special awards presentation event in Vancouver; the runner up will receive $500. For more on the contest or how to submit an essay, visit: http://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/docs/newsroom/essay_magnacarta.pdf www.lawsociety.bc.ca
DEC 31/14 - CN Diversity Scholarship Program - CN will offer grants to support the post-secondary education of women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, military veterans and people of Aboriginal heritage in Canada. Selected students will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship, tenable for one academic year.
The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible: enrolled in a technical, undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the following fields of study: Engineering, Transportation, Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Aboriginal Studies & Law, Accounting and Finance; average of 80% or above in the last 3 semesters of studies; interested in and available for a summer internship at CN in 2015.
APPLICATION OPENS IN JANUARY 2014 - ECO Canada Scholarships - Check the website for deadline
This scholarship will not be available in 2015.
The scholarship will award $2,000 each to five students across Canada.
To qualify for the ECO Canada Scholarship program, you must:
- Have demonstrated leadership in your community relevant to environmental issues
- Be a Canadian citizen or have received landed immigrant status
- Have been accepted to an environmental program in a Canadian post-secondary institution
- Be entering your first or second year of undergraduate studies in the fall
- Must be a recent high school graduate (within the last two years)
Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have shown leadership in their communities in the areas of environmental protection, conservation and preservation of natural resources, or environmental sustainability. Students are chosen based on the reference letter and essay they submit about their environmental accomplishments and career aspirations. The award is provided for the first or second year of tuition in an environment-related program. www.eco.ca/scholarship www.eco.ca/public/career-planning/scholarships/about/146/
JAN 28/16 The Cmolik Foundation (TCF) scholarships 'in-school' deadline
The Cmolik Foundation (TCF) scholarships are awarded to deserving British Columbia students that have met adversity during their life and, have demonstrated a good work ethic, tenacity, and other commendable attributes in achieving their academic and social goals; and without TCF's support may not have the means to attend a post-secondary institution. TCF will reimburse up to a total of $35,000 for books and tuition leading to an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Award of a TCF Scholarship is conditional upon the applicant graduating from a BC secondary school and enrollment in a post-secondary institution, trade institute, or college. Individuals eligible to receive full funding for their education elsewhere cannot apply for this scholarship. All applications must be received via mail or submitted online no later than the last Friday in February of any particular year. A letter from school stating that you are one of two students nominated to apply for the Cmolik Foundation scholarship is a requirement. All applications (2 applicants per school) must be nominated/endorsed by the secondary school. To be considered for nomination at your school, complete the Scholarship/ Reference Letter Form available at your school, and submit this to your Counsellor/Scholarship contact...by the 'in-school' deadline date. If you have questions, see your Career Advisor. The nominated students must submit their application by February 26, 2016. For details visit: http://www.thecmolikfoundation.com/scholarships
Scholarship Program rules are available at: http://www.thecmolikfoundation.com/tcf-scholarship-program-rules
JAN 30/15 - 1800Wheelchair Canada Scholarship awards two $500 scholarships each year.
Participants must be enrolled at an accredited high school (grade 12), college or university in Canada and be a legal resident of Canada or hold a valid student visa, with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0. Write a poem, in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Important: Send your application via regular mail, no express mail accepted.
JAN 30/16 - BC Excellence Scholarships In-School Deadline
(Note: This scholarship is not open for direct applications, students must be nominated by their school before completing the application package. Each school will have their own posted in-school deadline to request a nomination. Please check with your Career Advisor or School Scholarship Representative for your school's deadline.)
The new BC Excellence Scholarship recognizes well-rounded BC graduates who have demonstrated community service, both inside and outside of their schools and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. Each secondary school in BC may nominate one student to apply for the scholarship. A student cannot win both the BC Excellence Scholarship and a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship. The nomination process is as follows:
- Schools nominate one student who meets the eligibility criteria
- The nominee then completes the required application package and submits it to the school office.
- Schools then send their nominee's application package to their School District office.
School Districts will then confirm that each eligible school has selected one nominee and submits the application to the Ministry of Education by March 31, 2016.
A selection committee comprised of BC teachers will adjudicate the applications and select 55 winners who will each receive a $5,000 scholarship voucher. Eligibility criteria for scholarships are as follows:
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident at the time of registration in the school year for which the scholarship is awarded
- Be a BC resident.
- Be in (or have been at the time of receipt) enrolled in, or registered as a home schooled, with a British Columbia public school (including Distance Learning schools)
- Have at least a "B" (73% or above) in their Language Arts 11 final mark and have at least a "B" average in Grade 11 final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11, Math 11 and Social Studies 11, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark. Marks lower than "C+" are not accepted
- Maintain a "B" average in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
- Submit a resume.
- Provide two references, one from their community and one from their school.
- Additional criteria such as essays, or written responses to a question will also be required.
For questions contact Provincial Scholarships Program at Awards@gov.bc.ca
JAN 31/16 (4:30 pm) - D. B. Perks & Associates Life Saving Society Scholarship
deadline - Four (4) scholarships valued at $500 each year. The award is to support and assist Lifesaving Society trained lifeguards and instructors pursuing post secondary education in BC & Yukon. Nominees must currently hold Lifesaving Society awards and be actively employed by an affiliate as a lifeguard or Lifesaving Society instructor, part time or full. Nominees must also be pursuing post-secondary education at a university, college or vocation school in BC/Yukon in the followingyear. See website for details, application instructions and forms: www.lifesaving.bc.ca/db-perks-lifesaving-society-scholarships
JAN 31/16 The TEAL Charitable Foundation Refugee Award
This award recognizes an adult or secondary student whose second language is English and who entered Canada as a refugee. The award is for a refugee who has shown courage and determination while adapting to a new language and a new culture in Canada and wishes to study in a vocational or academic program at an educational institution in British Columbia. For details visit:
JAN 31/16 - David C. Lam/BC TEAL ESL Scholarship
The David C. Lam/BC TEAL ESL Scholarship was established to recognize an ESL Permanent Resident student graduating from a B.C. Secondary School who has combined academic competence with school or community service and who wishes to further his/her education at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia.
The award is valued at up to $2500. For details, including the application and supporting documents required, visit:
FEBRUARY - MARCH DEADLINES
FEB 1/16 - Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
deadline - The Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to all abilities and all fields of study. To be considered, applicants are selected for their dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox, their courage in overcoming
obstacles, and definite marks of distinction and persistence in the pursuit of excellence in academic, athletic, and civic life. The maximum value of the award is $28,000 dispersed over four years. A stipend of $7,000 is issued directly to the institution each year in two installments of $3,500, one in September and one in January.http://terryfoxawards.ca/applicant-information/
FEB 2/16 Future Aces Foundation’s National Citizenship Scholarships 2016
The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation’s National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships to secondary students across Canada who exhibit exemplary citizenship qualities in their communities through extensive community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes. The National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program is open to every graduating high school student from coast-to-coast-to-coast. This non-renewable scholarship is valued at $1000 and tenable at any post-secondary institution. Applications will only be accepted online this year
, the 2016 scholarship application will be available in December with a deadline in January. For reference, 2016 applicants can review the hard copy 2014 application at: http://www.futureaces.org/scholarship/application/
For more information: 905-947-9131 or email@example.com
FEB 2/16 Canadian Association of Principals CAP Student Leadership Award "in-school" deadline - The purpose of this award is to provide Principals the opportunity to recognize one of their student leaders and to enter that student as a nominee for a national scholarship. Twelve (12) scholarships of $250.00 each will be awarded. Only students graduating in their final year of high school are eligible for nomination. Each school may nominate one (1) student leader who has demonstrated outstanding leadership. Nominees should be in the top 20% of their class. The method of selection of the Principal's nominee is a local decision. Contact your Counsellor/Career Advisor/scholarship committee member regarding the specific nomination process at your school.
FEB 6/15 - TRIUMF High School Fellowship Program In-School Deadline -
TRIUMF's high school fellowship program offers fellowships to graduating secondary students entering their first undergraduate year at a recognized post-secondary institution. The fellowship includes an award of $3,000 and a six-week summer research experience at TRIUMF. The intent of TRIUMF's high school fellowship program is to motivate graduating students with a passionate interest in science to pursue a career in the sciences, especially physics. Students should have a passion for physics, completed or be completing physic 11 & 12 and be entering a full-time degree program within the sciences, engineering or mathematics for Sept 2015. See website for complete instructions and contact info: www.triumf.ca/outreach/high-school-fellowship
Completed application packages must be submitted to ATRIUM in electronic format by emailing PD copies to:firstname.lastname@example.org
by Mon March 2/15.
FEB 7/14 - Zenith 2014 - Zenith in Action
Zenith in Action is an annual community projects competition hosted by RYF. This event encourages youth to demonstrate citizenship and leadership by putting their brightest ideas into action.
If you have an idea that will address a need in Richmond, and all you need is some funding to make it a reality, Zenith in Action is the perfect opportunity for you! In teams of up to four students, complete an application form telling us about the idea you have. We’ll review it, and the finalists will compete for four prizes of $250 each. These funds will go towards carrying out their proposed initiatives.
FEB 11/16 - The British Columbia School Superintendents Association (BCSSA) Scholarship - Application Deadline
The BCSSA will award six scholarships to students planning to pursue studies in Education. Applicants must be in grade 12 in BC. One finalist chosen from each of the six BCSSA provincial chapters. From these finalists one winner will be awarded $1500 and the remaining five finalists will be awarded $500 each. The scholarship committee will consider academic achievement, and 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 through volunteer work and other activities. In addition, the applicant must submit a short, one page description of how his/her volunteer service has made a difference in the lives of others. The application is available at: www.bcssa.org
FEB 11/14 Minerva Foundation for BC Women 'Learning to Lead Program' In-School deadline
*Note that in-school deadlines may vary by school - check with your Counsellor/Career Advisor to confirm the deadline at your school. This event is held on the UBC campus (St. John's College) from May 23rd to 25th, 2014. This is an all expenses paid opportunity for Gr. 11 female students to meet and interact with graduate students, young professional women and accomplished community leaders for a weekend of inspiring speakers and workshops. Each school may submit ONE application or TWO if one applicant is First Nations. To be considered for nomination at your school, contact your Counsellor/Career Advisor for direction. Only a limited number (24 from across BC) of nominated students will receive an invitation to the event. The (nominated student) application must include a reference letter from an appropriate adult, focusing on leadership activities. Academic success is not a criterion for selection. Check with your Counsellor/Career Advisor before the in-school deadline if you would like to be considered for this program: www.theminervafoundation.com/category/learn-and-lead/leadership-development/learning-to-lead
*Note that the Learning to Lead Program application for Grade 11 students is only
available from your school contact and not on this website.
FEB 14/14 - The BC School Superintendents Association and Apple Canada invite students in Grades 6-12 to participate in the LEARNING TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP program.
You can be one of the seven iPad winners by showing us your creative and innovative ideas. Design an app for a mobile device or prepare a short video on a topic of human, environmental or educational interest. The Learning Technology Scholarship program is open to BC public school students in grades 6-12.. A project submission may be created by one student, or a group of students in the same entry category. Winners from the previous school year (2012-13) are not eligible to enter.
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN February 14, 2014
Students are required to submit a fully completed entry form that provides a brief written explanation of the project and technologies used. Each entry must also include the name of the school principal or other teacher as a reference.
All content must be the original work of the entrant, otherwise, the entrant must ensure copyrighted information (incl. images, music) is used with permission by the owner/publisher. The project should not contain commercial ads or any content based on established/trademarked video games or other products.
The project entries will be carefully evaluated by a team of judges over several rounds and weeks. In determining the winners, the judges will consider where appropriate; creative use of technology (originality; innovative and unique presentation of information and materials) visual appearance and effectiveness technical quality, educational content (accurate facts; clarity in communications of ideas; potential usefulness to others)
By submitting a project, the entrant agrees: a) to the rules and decisions of the judges, which are final and shall not be subject to review; and b) to allow the program sponsors all rights to display, publish or otherwise use and to authorize others to use for non-profit educational purposes the entrant’s project submitted for this scholarship program.
THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS NOT AVAILABLE IN 2015
Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people of Canada. Indspire offers a number of awards and scholarships to help with Post-Secondary Education. Please visit websites below for specific application guidelines for students wishing to pursue a career in the following areas:
FEB 15/16 - Post-Secondary Education Award Deadlines: For studies in business, science, law, engineering, computer studies, education, social work, social sciences, and technical studies, Fine Arts. Studies in health care careers such as; medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, clinical psychology, laboratory research and veterinarian medicine:
FEB 15/15 - "Top 20 Under 20" Award deadline
Canada’s youth engagement initiatives, the Top 20 Under 20™ program recognizes 20 of Canada’s brightest youth, celebrating their innovation, leadership and achievement. This unique program empowers the next generation of young leaders who are creating positive change. Eligibility includes:
- Young person who has demonstrated extraordinary innovation, leadership, achievement and impact in their school, community, country or abroad. Under the age of 20 (no older than 19 years of age as of December 31, 2014).
- Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- Able to commit to attending the Top 20 Under 20 Leadership Summit and Award Ceremony from June 1–4, 2015. The cost of travel to and from Toronto, and room and board for the duration of the Leadership Summit will be covered by Plan Canada.
- Desire to pursue some form of education or training, whether that be Canadian secondary, post-secondary or training education (high school or equivalent, CEGEP, GED, college, university, training or apprenticeship programs).
FEB 22/13 -Young Innovator Scholarship Competition - Registration Deadline -
Offered to grade 11 and 12 students who are interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in science, digital arts+media+Design, technology and business entrepreneurship in B.C. Valued at $2,000 per award entry and in addition, depending on the number of student participants, a school will receive up to $750 to administer the competition. Scholarships are awarded through two methods, Idea MashUp Competition or a Science Fair. For further information and program forms see: http://www.sciencefairs.ca/Science-Fairs/Programs/BCIC-Young-Innovator-Scholarship.aspx
or visit your Career Centre.
Deadline for registration form (to be filled in by the school/teacher) to be received is Fri. Feb. 22/13. Deadline to submit competition results is May 24, 2013. Check with your teacher to see if your school has registered. 2014 date & revisions to come
FEB 23/16 (3:00 p.m. EST) RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship deadline
The RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship recognizes students who are pursuing their post-secondary education and are committed to making a difference by being a leader of positive change in their community. Each scholarship recipient will receive financial support of $10,000 (5 awards available for Graduating High School Students) to go towards their tuition. Plus, scholarship applicants will have a chance to apply for a Me to We Trip in addition to the scholarship. The Me to We Trip is a life-changing experience volunteering in a ‘Free The Children’ community overseas. http://www.metowe.com/volunteer-travel/
For full details visit: https://scholarships.rbc.com/StudentsLeadingChange.aspx
Exclusive to RBC Royal Bank student clients...2 of these awards will be reserved exclusively for RBC Royal Bank student clients. As long as you’re an RBC Royal Bank client from February 23, 2016 through to the winner announcement date, you can qualify.
FEB 28/16 UVic Black Press Scholarship for Business Students deadline
Thirty-seven annual scholarships of $5,000 are available to high school who graduate from high schools in British Columbia, transferring students and continuing students entering the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business. One scholarship will be awarded to a student applicant from each of these school district regions.
To qualify students must:
-complete an application to the BCom program or be a returning student to the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business.
-have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement;
-have demonstrated involvement in a community or campus organization;
FEB 28/16 - Explore Program - Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program
— Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion program. Are you looking for a spring or summer program to learn French, one of our country’s two official languages? Participants in Explore receive a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. Most expenses are covered. Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people while learning French? Go Explore! Visit:www.myexplore.ca/en/
FEB 28/16 (11:59 pm EST) RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program deadline
You are eligible to apply to the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program (up to $4,000 per academic year for educational and living expenses for two to four years) if you are Status, Non-status, Inuit or Métis and meet these criteria:
-permanent resident or citizen of Canada
-applied or are currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada
-maintain a full course load that leads to a recognized degree, certificate or diploma
-require financial assistance to pursue your education
3 Ways to apply:
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Junior Achievement BC National Awards & Scholarships 2016-
JABC is a youth business education organization in Canada. With a national office and 17 charter offices, their mission is to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy. They work in partnership with educators, volunteers and businesses to educate students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. JA offers a variety of free programs on the subjects of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness to help youth understand their potential, set life goals and succeed at school and in business. This year JA Canada has launched their 2016 National Awards and Scholarships, and details can be found on our JABC awards & scholarships page: http://www.jabc.org/awards
. Deadline dates and specific criteria vary depending on the award. Some award deadlines are as early as Feb 29/16
. Please check the webiste carefully to ensure you meet the requirements and deadlines. For more information on JABC visit: http://british-columbia.jacan.org/programs
FEB 29/16 - Stacey Levitt Memorial Award - Created in memory and celebration of her life, The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award is open to students currently attending a Canadian secondary school. Applications are reviewed by Parachute's Youth Advisory Committee, with the final recipient being selected by the Levitt family. A letter of recommendation and short essay are required. For details and to apply online visit:
FEB 29/16 - BCGEU Student Scholarship Awards deadline
The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union is offering $45,000 in scholarship awards, $3,000.00 for full-time students and $2,000.00 for part-time students who are BCGEU members or relatives of current, deceased or retired BCGEU members or staff. Visit: http://bcgeu.ca/member_resources_scholar
MAR 1/14 - (date approximate) Richmond Youth Service Agency Stay in School Awards Deadline - RYSA is accepting nominations for the Stay in School Awards program funded through the Children’s Aid Foundation and Scotia Capital for the 2012-2013 academic year. There are 2 types of awards:
1. Stay In School Awards: Students who are eligible and stay in school can be nominated for an award and if selected will receive a $200 Canada Savings Bond (for their education!) + a $50 cash cheque for elementary aged winners and $100 for high school aged recipients. Challenges to overcome could include truancy, academic issues, former drop outs, successful transition from alternative classrooms to regular ones, successful transition from basic to general or advance courses etc. They are able to recognize participation in community and excellence in academics and sports as well. In addition, children who overcome personal challenges including: culture shifts, moving, family issues, or others are also eligible.
2. Graduation Awards: .Graduation Awards were established to recognize at-risk, disadvantaged students for meeting their education goals and successfully completing Grade 7 or Grade 12. The awards are $50 for Grade 7 and $100 for Grade 12. All students who meet the general eligibility outlined above and successfully graduate from Grade 7 or 12 are eligible to receive this award. They do not have to receive a Stay in School Award; this is an automatic award based on the recommendation of a staff person and confirmation of the committee.
Student will need a nomination either from RYSA Staff or Professionals attached to the local school system including teachers, school counselors, SWIS Workers, Social Workers Youth Activity and OutreachWorkers etc.
MAR 1/16 -
(midnight local time) Beaverbrook - Vimy Prize Deadline
The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation is the generous benefactor of the Vimy Foundation’s flagship student program, the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, which offers prestigious summer scholarships to youth 15-17 years of age to study the interwoven history of Canada, France and Great Britain during the First and Second World Wars. Visit: www.vimyfoundation.ca/programs/beaverbrook-vimy-prize
MAR 7/16 - BC China Award for Excellence in Chinese Sponsored In-School Scholarship Deadline - To help 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 BC students. The BC-China Award for Excellence in Chinese was created in 2015 and is a collaborative scholarship program offering up to fifty (50) $500 Awards for B.C. students studying Chinese. Each Award is jointly funded by the BC Ministry of Education ($250) and the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver ($250).
-Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
-Ordinarily reside in British Columbia
-Be school-age (i.e., not older than 19 years of age by June 30, 2016)
-Be enrolled as a full-time Grade 12 student at a public or independent school in British Columbia
-Have completed a Mandarin Chinese language course at the Grade 11 level in British Columbia with a minimum course grade of 86 % – course completion attained through challenge, equivalency or other course credit is not eligible
-Be enrolled in or have completed a Mandarin Chinese language course at the Grade 12 level
-Have attained a letter grade of B or higher (i.e., 73% and above) in all completed Grade 11 courses.
How to Apply
Students must complete Parts I and II of the application and ensure Part III is completed by the student’s guardian. Each applicant must also be nominated or sponsored by the student’s Mandarin Chinese language teacher, or the school’s vice-principal or principal. NOTE: Each school may only nominate 5 (five) applicants for this Award.
Sponsors must complete Parts IV and V of the application (on behalf of the student).
The application must be received by the BC Council for International Education by March 31, 2016.
Please write “BC-China Award for Excellence in Chinese Application” as the subject line and submit the application in one PDF document (including this checklist) to: email@example.com.
MAR 10/16 - The Richmond Community Foundation Scholarships for Richmond Students - Application Deadline. These funds are from donations that members of our community have given to ensure that young people age 16 to 21 are supported as they pursue their post-secondary education. Scholarships are available to students who are entering a post-secondary institution directly after high school, as well as those who have taken a year off before beginning their post-secondary studies.
Etta Demerse Scholarship – UBC, SFU, or Kwantlen
Kronier Family Scholarship – Community Involvement
Richmond Community Foundation Scholarship – Community Involvement
Richmond Sunset Rotary Art Scholarship – Visual or Performing Arts
Michael Diston Memorial Scholarship – Fine Arts, General Arts (History, Social Sciences, Humanities), Trades Apprenticeship Programs
RichCity Idol Scholarship – Performing Arts
MAR 14/16 RE/MAX of Western Canada '2016 Quest for Excellence' Bursary Program deadline
The Quest for Excellence Program is a bursary program for grade 12 students in Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Each year, RE/MAX will award 16 bursaries of $1,000 each totaling $16,000 in Western Canada. Students are to convey the contributions they have made to their communities in a short online essay, maximum 1,250 words (see the link for details). In addition, the 16 bursary winners will be entered into a draw and one lucky recipient will receive a RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon ride for two. Bursary winners will be notified and all winners will be posted in April 2016. Enter online at: http://www.remax-western.ca/quest-excellence-application
MAR 15/15 - The Leonard Foundation Scholarship deadline
-80x $1,200 (approximately) will be offered to students enrolling in an accredited undergraduate degree program in a college or university in Canada. The major factor in terms of eligibility is family income/financial need. All applicants will be considered, but when necessary, preference may be given to daughters or sons of ordained clergy, licensed elementary or secondary school teachers, Canadian military personnel, graduates of a Canadian Military College, members of the Engineering Institute of Canada and members of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Canada. Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year must be submitted through one of the listed Nominators after January 2, 2015. Additional information and applications are available at http://www.leonardfnd.org/
Contact the local nominator for more information or to schedule an appointment/interview (before March 15th). The local nominator is: Carolle Sauro (Delta, BC) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAR 15/16 - The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship (The Canucks for Kids Fund)
A total of four scholarships ($2500 each) will be awarded to recognize 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
-Personal development and growth
-Good academic performance
MAR 25/16 BC School Trustees' Association (BCSTA) Scholarships for Student Citizenship deadline - The BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship recognize graduating students for outstanding contributions they have made to their school and community (three BCSTA Awards, valued at $500). Two letters of reference and an essay are required. For details visit:
MAR 31/16 - BC International Student Ambassador Scholarship for Post-Secondary Entry In-School Deadline - The International Student Ambassador Scholarship for Post-Secondary Entry is for international students graduating from a B.C. public school, independent school, or B.C.-certified offshore school and moving into public post-secondary institutions or a degree program at authorized private degree-granting institutions. B.C. school districts, independent schools, or B.C.-certified offshore schools must nominate an international student and submit the application on the student’s behalf. There are 60 entrance scholarships in the inaugural year, with 20 awards allocated to students from the People’s Republic of China, 20 awards for students from Japan, and 20 awards for students from the Republic of Korea. Eligibility for international students from additional countries may be included in subsequent years. There is a separate application form for 60 additional entrance scholarships for international students entering B.C. public or independent schools
In order to be eligible to be nominated by a school district, independent school or BC-certified offshore school, the international student must meet all of the following criteria:
-Be nominated by a B.C. school district, independent school or B.C.-certified offshore school
-Be intending to enter a public post-secondary institution or a degree program at an authorized private degree granting institution (see website for list of eligible institutions)
-Hold a valid passport from the People’s Republic of China, Japan, or the Republic of Korea
-Achieve a high academic standard, including English language ability
How to Apply and Submission Date
1.a) The application is completed and submitted by the B.C. school district, B.C. independent school or B.C.-certified offshore school
b) School districts, independent schools, and offshore schools determine their own process for identifying international student nominees
c) B.C. school districts and independent schools are encouraged to nominate a maximum of three applicants for the scholarship – one from each of the three eligible source countries: China, Japan and Korea
d) B.C.-certified offshore schools in China, Japan, and Korea may nominate a maximum of one (1) applicant for the scholarship
2.This application is separated into four parts:
Part I – Application Form (to be completed by the school district or school contact)
Part II – Consent Form (only to be completed by offshore school students)
Part III – Statement of Support (to be completed by a senior administrator)
Part IV – Application Checklist (to be completed by the school district or school contact)
a) For B.C. school districts, Parts I, III, and IV are required for each nominated student
b) For B.C. independent schools, Parts I, III, and IV are required for each nominated student
c) For B.C.-certified offshore schools, Parts I, II, III, and IV are required for each nominated student
NOTE: Successful applicants will be required to provide a Letter of Acceptance from the BC post-secondary institution prior to the award being issued. A letter of acceptance is not required at the time of application
Submit the complete application by email with a subject line reading “International Student Ambassador Scholarship Application – PSI Entry” to the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) at email@example.com
as a single secure electronic PDF file (i.e., please scan all documents into one PDF) by April 15, 2016
Please see you Career Advisor or School Scholarship Rep if you wish to be nominated.
MAR 31/16 - The Union of National Employees High School Award Deadline - The Union of National Employees (NE) is offering awards of $1000 to a student in their last year of high school in British Columbia or Yukon who is about to pursue post-secondary education. The awards aim to create awareness of the union within high schools and provide financial assistance to worthy students. As part of the criteria, student are required to write a 1200 to 1500 word essay detailing how the union movement has helped to build the social values that Canadians hold dear.
Please ensure that the criteria is met and application form is completed correctly.
MAR 31/16 - Destination Clic Bursary Program For Enrichment In French As A First Language Application Deadline
- A three-week program for students in Grades 8 and 9 residing outside of Quebec - most expenses are covered! Destination Clic offers you three weeks of cultural discoveries, exciting experiences, and new friends while exploring another francophone region of Canada. Experience, learn, and discover in French! An initiative of the Government of Canada following the adoption of theOfficial Languages Act to promote the acquisition of French and English, this program was created in 1971 to provide students with the opportunity to improve their knowledge of one of Canada’s official languages and to broaden their knowledge of the culture associated with it. The bursary is worth $2,000 (taxable income - tax receipt issued) and is paid directly to the host institution. Visit: www.destinationclic.ca/en/
MAR 31/16 - Retail as a Career Scholarship Program 2016
There are 22 scholarships available this year, one $5000 Interac Scholarship, one $3000 Canadian Retail Hall of Fame Scholarship and twenty $1000 Industry-Sponsored Scholarships. 2016 Retail as a Career Scholarship winners will receive:
- Financial assistance for their post-secondary education
- Hotel and travel expenses to come to Toronto on May 31 & June 1 to attend STORE - Canada's BIGGEST Retail Conference - and the Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala
- The opportunity to network and engage with the brightest professionals in the Canadian retail industry at STORE 2016
To be considered for one of the scholarships applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled full-time or part-time at a Canadian college or university Fall 2016
- Pursuing a retail, business or marketing-related program
- Currently working part-time or full-time within the retail industry
MAR 31/16 - Ministry of Education's Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship deadline.
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (PTES) is awarded to 20 outstanding high school students who are presently maintaining a ‘B’ average (73% or above) in all Grade 11 and 12 courses required for graduation with no more than one Grade 12 mark at a ‘C+’ level (67% or above). Each recipient will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use towards tuition in their teaching program at a designated BC post-secondary institution. Visit:
MAR 31/16 BC Hydro Power Pioneers Community Service Award deadline
The award (20 X $1,000 awards) recognizes young people (students 18 years and under), who have made outstanding contributions in their community for a considerable amount of time, or a one time project that the individual initiated, organized and contributed to significantly. No personal remuneration may be received by the volunteer for services provided. An essay and reference letters are required as part of the application package. For details visit:http://www.powerpioneers.com/community_projects/youth_award.aspx
MAR 31/14 - 2014 Cressey Arts Grant deadline extended
The Cressey Arts Grant is a bursary program open (2014 only) to grade 11 and 12 secondary students in School District No. 38, Richmond. The grant was established by Cressey Development Group (home builder) to recognize and reward the artistic and musical talents of students. To apply, students are asked to create and submit one original piece of art or music that depicts their vision for “living a healthy life in Richmond” plus a 500-word essay explaining their creation. Submissions can be created using materials of choice including but not limited to: paper, water colour and oil paint, charcoal, clay, photography, digital programs, and musical compositions. One (1) award of $3,000, plus four (4) honorariums of $500 will be awarded (finalists will be asked to attend an award ceremony), and finalists’ submissions will be displayed by Cressey Development. Application forms are available from your Career Centre or at: http://www.cressey.com/news/cressey-supports-richmond-students-with-2014-cressey-arts-grant
. Deadline: March 31, 2014. extended
APRIL - MAY DEADLINES
APR 01/16 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Society - Aboriginal Students Scholarships Program deadline.
The BC Aboriginal Student Award was established in 2008 as part of the provincial government's strategy to improve Aboriginal access to and achievement in education. Its purpose is to support Aboriginal people in pursuing post-secondary education by reducing financial barriers. The Society's programs are administered by the Victoria Foundation. Awards of $1,000 - $5,000 are available for Aboriginal people pursuing post-secondary education at B.C. public post-secondaryinstitutions or Aboriginal-run institutions. Visit: http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/aboriginal
APR 01/15 - Lifetime Eyecare Service Hero Achievement Scholarship deadline -
Lifetime Eyecare is presenting TWO (2) very special $1,000 “Service Hero Achievement Scholarships” in order to support those special graduating 12th graders who are planning to take their education to a higher level. By identifying a top “hero” who is dedicated to supporting their community, those in need or the planet in general, this scholarship is designed to assist that student in furthering their efforts by supporting their studies. Moreover Lifetime Eyecare wishes to identify a top “hero” who is also dedicated to continuing such important work in the future and that their post-secondary education will be related to their ongoing commitment to helping others, empowering others and/or educating others. Visit: http://www.lifetimeeyecare.ca/lifetime-eyecare-service-hero-achievement-scholarship/
APR 1/15 - Peter Pasula Mortgage Solutions Study Habits Scholarship Deadline
One $500 scholarship is available. To be eligible you must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the Fall of 2015. For essay details and to apply online visit:
APR 1/16 Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) Prospective Educator Scholarships Application Deadline - The PDK Educational Foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK by having a family member or teacher who is a PDK member, or through membership in the Future Educators Association®.
Individuals who meet one of the following criteria may apply directly to PDK International through the online application:
• High school senior intending to major in education who is a member of a Future Educators Association® chapter in good standing
• High school senior intending to major in education who is the child or grandchild of a Kappan in good standing
• High school senior intending to major in education who has one of his/her reference letters written by a Kappan in good standing
• An undergraduate member of an FEA or PDK chapter who is enrolled in a college education program
APR 1/15 - Scouts Canada Foundation Scholarship deadline - These scholarships provide financial support to members of Scouts Canada entering or continuing in full-time studies at Canadian Universities or Colleges. All recipients are motivated youth who, with the help of their Scouting experiences have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a desire to create a better world. Each year a minimum of 17 scholarships are awarded based on:
• Demonstrated Scouting history, involvement and achievement
• Leadership contributions to Scouting
• Community leadership and contributions outside of Scouting
• Scholastic achievements up to the time of application
• Attitude and aptitude
• A short statement, no more than 200 words, on the value of Scouting in your life
• Applicants must also provide two letters of reference (only one from within Scouting)
APR 2016 - Super Scholarship Society is offering two $1,400 scholarships for students of South Asian heritage pursuing post-secondary education in media or the arts in 2016. The April 1/2016 deadline has been extended. Awards will be made based on passion, talent, future goals and financial need.
Recognized areas of study: Journalism, Literacy, Media Arts, Communications, Music, Photography, Graphic Arts, Dance, Theatre
- Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant with a SIN
- At least 15 years of age at time of application
- A high school student graduating in 2016 or earlier planning to attend a post-secondary institution full time
- Minimum of one parent or grandparent of South Asian heritage (India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh)
For the application, visit:
APR 1/16 WorkSafe BC 2015 Student Safety Video Contest Deadline Using the theme 'Impairment at work affects everyone', create a video (maximum 2 minutes) that explores the topic in the workplace. When making your video, think of a creative way to get your message across. All styles of video are fair game: drama, comedy, documentary, music video, stop-motion, claymation, animation - the choice is yours! Remember, the sooner your video is posted, the more people will have a chance to view it. Visit:
APR 5/14 - 2014 Yes I Can! Awards Nomination deadline
The BC Council for Exceptional Children (BC CEC) would like to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of children and youth with exceptionalities throughout the province. Students can be nominated in any one of the following nine categories: academics, arts, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, independent living skills, self-advocacy and technology. Nominations may be made by teachers, principals, related service providers, friends and parents. The nominator does not need to be a member of CEC. For more information visit:
APR 5/13 - BCSSA Technology Scholarship deadline
The BC Schools Superintendents Association and Apple Canada invite students in Grades 6-12 to design a website for an opportunity to receive a Technology Scholarship. You can be one of the seven iPad winners by showing your creative and innovative ideas. Produce a website - they will be looking at content, design and use of technology. This year BCSSA would like you to design a website for a school or community group. It can be the school basketball team, the school band or a local not-for-profit organization. For details visit: www.bcssa.org/media/4918/BCSSA-TechScholarshipFlyer2013.pdf
APR 10/13 - Canadian Iranian Foundation Scholarship Not offered in 2014
- A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to immigrant students (Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada; ages 18-25years) who have an active interest in Iranian and Canadian culture and heritage. The CIF scholarship will be awarded to those who can best demonstrate academic excellence, the ability to integrate and participate within the community through volunteer and extra-curricular activities. For full details and to download the application forms visit: http://www.cif-bc.com/scholarship.html
APR 15/14 - BC Hydro Aboriginal Scholarships deadline - BC Hydro is proud to support education and skill development in B.C.'s Aboriginal communities and offers the following scholarships:
- Eight $1,500 aboriginal scholarships, available to individuals who are status/non status Indians, Inuit or Métis and are residents of B.C. who plan to enroll in a full-time public post-secondary institution in Canada. Students pursuing an education in technology or engineering will be considered priority applicants, however general admission students are encouraged to apply.
- One $2,000 Randy Brant Memorial scholarship based on a combination of academic achievement and outstanding community involvement.Completed scholarship packages should be post-marked on or before April 15 2014and mailed to: BC Hydro, Community Investment—Scholarship, 15th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R3.
APR 15/16 The Province of British Columbia Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Bursary Fund.
The Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund bursaries are awarded annually in consultation with the Ministry of Children and Family Development from a limited fund to high school graduates who are 19 years old or over and pursuing a post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program. These bursaries are only available to former permanent wards of the Ministry of Social Services and those formerly in continuing custody of the Ministry of Children and Family Development of the Province of British Columbia. These bursaries assist recipients to further their academic or vocational goals by supplementing existing funding to cover shortfalls which otherwise might cause the individual to terminate their studies prematurely.http://www.trustee.bc.ca/documents/EPTS/PGT%20Education%20Assistance%20Fund%20Application%20Form.pdf
APR 15/16 Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship Award deadline
The John Anderson family funds an annual $5,000 scholarship, awarded in June to a young aspiring BC pilot, aged 16-19.This Award may be presented annually to a deserving High School student in British Columbia to assist in completing their Private Pilot’s License. The student will have shown an interest in Aviation and will have demonstrated a commitment to complete Private Pilot training. The application for the Award is to be supported in writing by a PCTIA accredited or registered Flight Training school in British Columbia. Nominations for 2016 are now open with closing date of April 15, 2016. Winner will be announced by mid June. Download the nomination form at: http://www.bcaviationcouncil.org/awards-scholarships/
The deadline has been extended until April 15, 2016. For more information: Tel: 778-846-8987 www.bcaviationcouncil.org
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APR 15/13 - Certified General Accountants' Assn of BC Scholarship deadline (CGA)
-ten scholarships, valued at $750 each, will be awarded to graduating grade 12 BC or Yukon students who will be continuing their education in an accounting related program at a publicly funded post secondary BC institution in the 2013-2014 academic year. Applicants must have a minimum B average in Grades 11 and 12; however, scholastic achievement will not be the only criteria for selection. An essay, transcript, letter of recommendation and application will be required.
APR 17/15 - Maple Leaf Awards - The awards are designed to recognize well-rounded British Columbian students who demonstrate an understanding of Canadian identity and have exceptional achievements in one or more of the following:
-Outstanding achievements in Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Applied Arts or Digital Media
-Exemplary contributions to the community locally, nationally, and/ or internationally
-Exceptional athletic achievement.
Applications must be received by mail or in person to the address below no later than 5 pm on April 17, 2015. Late submissions will not be considered.
102 - 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5
APR 18/16 (Noon) - Coast Capital Savings 'Standing Tall' Awards In-School Deadline
Two Awards Available:
Standing Tall Award - 59 awards of $2,500 Available - Awards support youth who have faced adversity and not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This includes, but is not limited to: poverty, health, family issues, personal loss, and lack of supports I.E. youth who are or who have been in government care.
Beth Hutchinson Award
- One $5,000 Award - The Beth Hutchinson Award recognizes the young person in Surrey
who best exemplified a commitment to continue their education in the face of considerable health challenges.One individual will be selected to receive the Beth Hutchinson Award. See www.coastcapitalsavings.com/BethHutchinson
For the above awards, students must be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident. A BC resident for at least 6 months, graduating high school in June 2016 from one of the 24 school districts in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid and southern Vancouver Island and Kelowna. Planning to attend an accredited Canadian University, college or technical school in fall 2015.
APR 23/14 - Ross Lumb Memorial Scholarship (student who attended Maple Lane Elementary)
Ross Lumb, an inspirational educator in Richmond for 31 years, was a dedicated and popular teacher at Maple Lane Elementary School who passed away in November 2011. In his memory, Ross's family, professional colleagues and friends have established the Ross Lumb Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist a graduating Grade 12 student to attend a post-secondary educational institution. This memorial scholarship will be awarded annually from 2012 to 2024 to a graduate from the Richmond School District #38 public school system who attended Maple Lane Elementary School.
Applicants will be evaluated on the following:
* service/volunteer/community involvement
* academic achievements (transcript of grades)
* description of career plans
* reference letter
* applicants letter about one of the following:
-the importance of lifelong learning, or
-how you demonstrated perseverance to overcome adversity in your life to achieve a personal goal, or
-how you helped someone in need, or made a difference in your community
Applications (in-school or reference letter forms) must be submitted by April 23rd, 2013 to:
Mr. Glenn Kishi - District Administrator, Richmond School District, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond
APR 25/16 21st Annual Sears DX Canadian High School Design Competition deadline
This Design Exchange competition promotes the study and awareness of all design disciplines in schools across Canada and is open to all high school students at junior (grades 9 and 10) and senior (grades 11 and 12) levels.
Prizes are awarded at both levels in five categories:
Submission deadline: April 25, 2016
For more information, contact Pamela Smith, Programs Supervisor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or 416.216.2111 or toll-free 1.855.216.2138.
APR 27/16 - BC Technology Scholarship - deadline
Supporting the development of BC's technology workforce of the future. Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Technology Scholarship Program recognizes students pursuing post-secondary education in all technology-related fields. This includes, but is not limited to: IT, Engineering, Marketing, Digital Media, Product Management, Business Development, Sales and more. This year there are 6 x $1,000 grants available for Grade 12 grads beginning a four-year post-secondary program in September 2016.To view the full criteria, and to apply, visit:
APR 29/16 - The Catherine Logan Eddy Scholarship Deadline.
The Catherine Logan Eddy $1000 scholarship has been created to honour one of the long-time ESL educators in British Columbia. Before her retirement, Catherine dedicated more than 25 years to ESL pedagogy and research, working with both ESL learners and their teachers as mentor, advocate and scholar.
Purpose: To recognize an immigrant student graduating from a BC Secondary School who has combined hard work with school and community involvement, and who wishes to further her/his education/training at a post-secondary institution in BC. Visit:http://bctesol.ca/scholarship/
APR 30/15 - Fund Your Future High School Challenge
Scotiabank and StudentAwards present the Fund Your Future High School Challenge. Through a series of financial challenges, they hope to help students learn more about money management. There are twelve x $750 cash prizes to be awarded. Visit:http://www.fundyourfuture.ca/highschool/FAQ.aspx
APR 30/15 - The Educational Facility Managers Association of British Columbia Bursary Deadline. The EFMABC
is pleased to offer four $1,000.00 bursaries to graduates of the 2014/2015 school year. Our association is comprised of administrative and management personnel of school districts who are responsible for construction, maintenance and custodial services, etc. These bursaries are offered to secondary students who will enter a recognized post secondary educational institution in the 2015/2016 term. Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or special needs. Preference will be given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or building technology. Should there not be suitable applications received in these fields, students in other courses of study will be considered, however, all applicants MUST be dependents of school district employees in the school plant area
(i.e. Maintenance or Custodial) Visit:http://efmabc.com/education/2015-bursaries
Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people of Canada. Indspire offers a number of awards and scholarships to help with Post-Secondary Education. Please visit websites below for specific application guidelines for students wishing to pursue a career in the following areas:
APR 30/15 - SOAR Philanthropic Society Scholarships Deadline
SOAR Philanthropic Society is a registered non-profit organization in British Columbia fostered by a large group of highly motivated students seeking to make a positive impact within the community. SOAR provides financial assistance to graduating high school students wishing to attend post- secondary institutions. Students can apply to only one of the SOAR scholarships: athletics and sportsmanship, academics, community leadership, adversity or visual and performing arts.
- Currently attending a secondary school in the Lower Mainland
- Graduating secondary school student
- Will be attending a post-secondary institution in fall 2015
- Professional References (max. 2)
APR 30/15 - 2:00 pm BC Housing - Education Awards Program Deadline
These awards assist individuals living in subsidized housing or those on the Rental Assistance Program (RAP) pursue their educational goals. The bursaries and awards can be used towards post-secondary educational and training programs. Only eligible applicants currently receiving a rent subsidy may apply. Visit the website for details on the following awards:
- BC Housing Bursaries (BCHB)
- BC Housing Award for Full-Time Studies (BCHA)
- Margaret Mitchell Outstanding Achievement Award (MMA)
- Minerva Foundation Award for BC Aboriginal Women
- Kinloch Education Award for Women (KEAW)
Application forms are available on the website. Submit your application by April 30th via:
Mail: Education Awards Program, Suite 1701 - 4555 Kingsway, Burnaby BC V5H 4V8
In person: to any of the BC Housing office locations (see the website for details).
APR 30/15 - C.S.T. Consultants Inc. Guruparan & Winsor Scholarships Deadline
Established in 2012 by Sherry MacDonald, President and CEO of C.S.T. Consultants Inc., in honour of Karthiha Guruparan and Bill Winsor, our Scholarships recognize and reward graduating high school students who are academically gifted, well-rounded, and pursuing their first undergraduate commerce, finance, business program at a recognized post-secondary institution.
There are two Scholarships awarded annually valued at $6,000 each. These Scholarships help outstanding students whose parents or guardians do not have a post-secondary education or received their post-secondary education outside of Canada. Visit: http://www.cst.org/node/619
APR 30/15- 2015 IODE BC Arts Award deadline There are two awards a Senior Award (for recipients 17-18 years) of $800 and a Junior Award of $500 (for recipients 13-16 years) to assist students in their endeavours in the Arts (Visual or Performing). The winner must show great promise in his/her chosen field and show financial need. Three letters of reference are required. A personal outline must include:
- Years of formal instruction in the chosen Art and where obtained
- School achievements-transcript of most recent marks
- Other accomplishments and Goals for chosen Art
- Show financial need
- List of Certificates of achievements in the specific chosen Art
- Recent publicity (one year limit) about the students personal achievements in the chosen Art (no disks)
Please see your Career Advisor in the Career Centre for the application forms. Completed forms are to be emailed to: IODE c/o Ruth Fraser at email@example.com
APR 30/15 - post-marked by - Unlock Your Future Scholarship Deadline – Unlock Your Future Scholarships are open to graduating grade 12 high school students and first year post-secondary students who have participated in an aspect of the UYF program. This includes seminars, online webinars, individual or group sessions and writing workshops. For details visit:
APR 30/16 The Educational Facility Managers Association of British Columbia Bursary Deadline.
The EFMABC is pleased to offer four $1,000.00 bursaries to graduates of the 2015/2016 school year
. These bursaries are offered to secondary students completing their grade 12 year who will enter a recognized post-secondary educational institution in the 2016/2017 term. Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or special needs. Preference will be given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or building technology. Should there not be suitable applications received in these fields, students in other courses of study will be considered, however, all applicants MUST be dependents of school district employees in the school plant area
(i.e. Maintenance or Custodial). Application forms are to be completed in full and submitted to the EFMA Bursary Committee. Visit: http://www.efmabc.com/education/2016-bursaries
APR 30/15 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Society - International Scholarships Programs Deadline. Students taking cultural/language learning abroad.
MAY 1/15 The United Croats of Canada King Tomislav Branch Scholarship & Bursary deadline
-$500 - $1,000 will be awarded to students entering a full-time university, college or technical/vocational institute following high school graduation. Applicants must be of Croatian ancestry. Scholarships are based on academic merit and bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need. All applicants are required to submit an application, school transcript, two letters of reference and a 750-1000 word essay on the theme "My Croatian Heritage-a priceless gift". Bursary applicants must also provide a copy of the family income tax return(s). Application forms are available at: http://www.croatiancentre.com/croatian-services/scholarships
MAY 01/15 @ 4:30 pm The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) Roger Soucy Scholarship
KPMG awards one PSAC Roger Soucy Legacy Scholarship worth $2,500 and also supports scholarships for students at technical schools in petroleum-related and trades programs at Northern Lights College (BC), Keyano College, NAIT and SAIT Polytechnic (Alberta), and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Since its inception, the Fund has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships and grants to deserving recipients. For details and application visit:
MAY 1/15 Joint Diversity Scholarship The Overwaitea Food Group is proud to have partnered with UFCW Local 1518 to establish a Joint Diversity and Training Trust to support and maintain a respectful and positive working environment. Our goal is to work collaboratively to promote diversity awareness and build strong, healthy and mutually beneficial relationships within the diverse communities that we serve. Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are available to BC students who are going to be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution in the fall.
MAY 1/15 postmarked deadline - Indspire Fine Arts Awards Program
This awards program is for students with Aboriginal Ancestry to be used towards full-time certificate or diploma programs, and undergraduate/graduate degree programs from an accredited post secondary institution in the fields such as visual, performing, media, theatre, production, graphic and literary arts. Studies outside of Canada are considered only at the graduate level. Visit:https://indspire.ca/programs/building-brighter-futures/
MAY 01/16 The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition Deadline
For 132 years, the competition has inspired thousands of young writers from all over the world. Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society, this schools’ international writing contest – the world's oldest and largest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project. Each year, participants demonstrate their ability to stimulate and provoke discussions about important Commonwealth and global issues from a young person’s perspective and to showcase their critical and creative skills.
Deadline extended to MAY 04/16
MAY 1/15 - FCSSBC Youth in Care Bursary Deadine
This Youth Education Bursary was established as a means to encourage young people 25 or younger who either are or have been in care and who want to pursue post-secondary education towards a career in human social services. In 2010 this program grew to support 23 youth who received financial awards ranging from $250 to $2,000! Students are welcome to apply over multiple years as they share a long-term interest in your studies and development into social service professionals. Visit: http://fcssbc.ca/about/youth-bursary/
MAY 4/16 - Chimo Community Service Society Scholarship - in-school deadline.
This $500 scholarship is to recognize a grade 12 student who has done an exceptional amount of volunteer service and has shown commitment to their communities. Applications are available at your career centers.
MAY 5/14 - Nature's Path (formerly Que Pasa Mexican Foods) Scholarship deadline (1 X $1000)
Awarded to applicants for the purpose of pursuing post secondary education in approved academic, vocational, or technical training in food sciences or related fields at a recognized accredited post secondary educational institution within Canada. Awards are to be granted to only Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are ordinarily permanent residents attending a Richmond School District 38 Secondary School. The successful applicant will have acceptable academic standing, will be an active participant in school and/or community activities, and will have demonstrated good citizenship within the school and the community where all other criteria are equal, financial need shall be considered. The successful applicant will not have received another scholarship from the school or district scholarship program. Registration to the post secondary institution must be completed within 18 months of the secondary school graduation date.
MAY 5/14 - Hempstock Memorial Nursing Scholarship (Mae Hempstock) Deadline (1 x $500)
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who intends to pursue nursing as a career. The recipient will be a student who possesses qualities of caring and concern towards others and humanity in general. That person does not have to necessarily be a top academic student, but one who possesses practical capabilities and should be successful in doing nurse related duties. Deadline extended to May 5/2014
MAY 8/15 Khalsa Credit Union Scholarship/Bursary Awards deadline
Are you or your parents/guardian a Khalsa Credit Union member and you are graduating this year? (a requirement for the Scholarship but not for the Bursary). The Awards include:
-Academic Scholarships (x6)
-Religious Scholarships (x6)
-Sports Scholarships (x5)
All awards are valued at: $1,500 each. Deadline: 5 pm, Friday, May 8th, 2015. For more information contact: 604-507-6400 Candidates should email their application along with all supporting documentation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 9/16 Richmond Chinese Community Society Youth Leadership Scholarship
Three scholarships ($500, 300, $200) are being offered and are open to all Richmond Graduating Students that have engaged in meaningful, youth leadership an youth citizenship volunteering activities within their schools, or communities, while developing good relations with others through collaboration and co-operation. Leadership is defined as leading by organizing other groups of youth or leading by example by being involved in citizenship activities in their schools and communities.
The Richmond Chinese Community Society is also requiring the winners or a representative from their family to come to a presentation of the scholarship at their October fund raising event. Applications should be submitted before May 9,2016 to: Ms. Anne Gillrie-Carre Richmond School Board Office, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 3E3 Applications available from your career Advisor.
MAY 9/16 - Richmond Chinese Community Society Essay Contest Deadline
Three scholarships are being offered in this essay contest open to all Richmond graduating students, in the amounts of $500. $300, and $200. The topic of the essay "There are "Difference Makers" all over the world that have made significant contributions to improving the lives of others . How are you a " Difference Maker" in the lives of others? Why is this important to you. What impact has this had on those that you help and support and on you." 500-700 words, typed and double spaced. Essays should be submitted before May 9,2016 to: Ms. Anne Gillrie-Carre Richmond School Board Office, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 3E3 (Winners or a family representative will be required to attend the award presentation by the Richmond Chinese Community Society) Applications available from your career Advisor.
MAY 9/16 -Richmond Chinese Community Society Art Scholarship
Three scholarships ($500, 300, $200) are being offered and are open to all Richmond Graduating Students that have high abilities in Art (specifically drawing and painting) and who will be going to an Art School. Awards will be based on academic achievements and community service. The Richmond Chinese Community Society is also requiring the winners or a representative from their family to come to a presentation of the scholarship at their October fund raising event. Applications should be submitted before May 9,2016 to: Ms. Anne Gillrie-Carre Richmond School Board Office, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 3E3 Applications available from your career Advisor.
MAY 13/16 Richmond School Board Employees' Union (CUPE 716) Scholarship deadline
A total of five (5) scholarships are available for children of CUPE 716 members that are in their final year of high school, and planning to attend post secondary studies. To apply for one of the $500 (x4) scholarships, applicants must complete the “Richmond School Board Employees’ Union CUPE 716 Scholarship Application”. Two scholarships will be awarded for academic merit, and two for vocational ability. To apply for the $1000 scholarship, applicants must complete the “Gordon James Cameron Memorial Scholarship CUPE 716 Scholarship Application”. This scholarship is for students planning to attend an Electrical course at a Post Secondary institution. Applicants may complete the forms for both the $500 and the $1000 scholarship if the criteria has been met. The deadline for applying is: May 13, 2016. Application forms are available from your Career Advisor. If you have any questions, contact Sharon Schick at the CUPE 716 office by phone: 604‐273‐1651 (Mon - Wed, 8:30am – 4:00pm).
MAY 15/16 Richmond Fire Fighters Association ~ Family Scholarship deadline
Richmond firefighters offer an annual scholarship (maximum funds $1000) to relatives of past and present members of Local 1286. One of the most important factors is the extent of your community involvement. The award/bursary recognizes those that contribute to our community and is open to anyone attending or planning to attend a post secondary institute. Applicants are required to submit a one page cover letter with a brief history of community involvement, hobbies, athletic and academic interests. References and a recent school transcript must also be enclosed with the application. See your Career Advisor for a scholarship application.
May 15/16 - Richmond Fire Fighters Association ~ Jock Murdoch Memorial Scholarship program deadline - The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 5 in conjunction with the Richmond Fire Fighters Local 1286 offers an annual scholarship to a Richmond resident graduating from a Richmond School (maximum funds $1000). This bursary will be awarded to a student planning to major in fine arts. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with a one page cover letter with a brief history of hobbies and personal and academic interests, at least 2 reference letters from people who can comment on their artistic abilities and a recent school transcript. See your Career Advisor for a scholarship application.
MAY 15/16 Richmond Fire Fighters Association ~ Community Scholarship deadline
The Community Scholarship (maximum funds $1000) will be awarded to a high school graduate who has an exceptional record of contribution to the community. Applicants are required to submit a one page cover letter with a brief history of community involvement, hobbies, athletic and academic interests. References and a recent school transcript showing a minimum of 2.50 GPA must also be enclosed with the application. See your Career Advisor for a scholarship application.
MAY 16/14 - Richmond International Student Scholarships
There are 2 - $1000 Richmond International Student Scholarships available:
1) Academic Achievement Award - based on Gr. 12, Term 2 report GPA;
2) All Round Student Award - based on Gr. 12, Term 2 GPA and service to others in school, community, demonstrating leadership and good citizenship.
Application forms are available from the career centre, and submit your completed application to your School's International Vice-Principal before the deadline. Winners will be announced on May 30, 2014.
MAY 17/16 Barbara Brink Internship deadline
To recognize and celebrate Barbara Brink’s vision and outstanding contribution toward the founding of Science World, an internship program was established. This is a 12-week program that runs from June to August each year. The successful candidate of the internship will:
-be graduating from grade 12 this spring
-work in a paid position, alongside Science World’s dynamic and professional staff
-have the opportunity to execute one of several projects identified by the Selection Committee or propose a project of their own creation for consideration
-gain once-in-a-lifetime work experience
-upon successful completion of the project, receive a scholarship award toward their post-secondary studies
MAY 20/16 - Ukranian Community Society of Ivan Franko Post Secondary Scholarships
Type 1: Post-Secondary Scholarship in the amount of $1000.00. Submit the application form (two letters of reference, one from school and from a Ukranian community member), 300 word essay as to why you feel you are a deserving candidate, and current transcript of grades.
Type 2: Cultural Scholarship in the amount of $500.00. Students should be between 13-18 yrs. old. Submit the completed application form, two letters of reference (from school and from a Ukranian community member), a brief explanation as to why you feel you are a deserving candidate, and current transcript of grades.
Mail to: Ukranian Community Society of Ivan Franko, Scholarship Committee, 5311 Francis Road, Richmond, BC V7C 1K2.
MAY 21/14 - Show Us Your Skills - Video Contest for Trades
- Visit the Discover Trades BC page and upload a video between 12pm PST on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 to 11:59:59 am PST on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 and show the skills you have and demonstrate how passionate you are about the trade you have selected. Over $5,000 in cash and Apple products to be won by you and your school. For full information and contest rules and regulations visit: http://discovertradesbc.ca/videocontest
MAY 22/15 (before 4pm) - Robert Thomas Carkner - Legacy of Leadership Scholarship Award
This scholarship is available for Gr 12 students in the 2014-2015 school year.
Criteria for this $500 scholarship (presented by Dolphins Basketball Association in honour of Mr. Carkner's contribution to education and athletics) include:
-Leadership, Responsibility and Service within the school (extra-curricular);
-Leadership, Responsibility and Service within the community;
-Athletic Participation and Leadership; and
-Academic achievement (min. GPA 70%)
-A document (250 words) explaining how the scholarship will contribute to the applicants' development of leadership skills and goals as well as the applicants's involvement in future athletics.
Application forms and complete details are available from your Career Advisor. Applications must be received/mailed to: Ms. Anne Gillrie-Carre, District Administrator
School District No. 38 (Richmond)
7811 Granville Avenue
MAY 24/13 - Hamilton Community Association - Youth Award Deadline Up to $500 to students graduating from high school who either live, work or volunteer in the Hamilton Community, who participate in extra-curricular activities, and financial need will also be a consideration. Please see your career centre for applications. The completed applications are to be returned to the Hamilton Community Centre.
MAY 29/15 - Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) National Scholarship Deadline
The National Scholarship Program is designed to recruit and retain young employees by increasing the awareness of career opportunities within the grocery/food industry. Scholarships are awarded based on an essay, academic and community achievements.
MAY 29/15 - Thompson Community Association Phil Brown Award Deadline. The award honors a student graduating from a Richmond High School who has significantly contributed to the Thompson Community Association and the community. The award must be used toward further education, although not necessarily a tradiational posty-secondary institution. An award of $500 will be presented at the graduation ceremony (ies) of the successful applicant (s) with proof of acceptance into a post-secondary program. Application forms are available at the Career Information Office.
MAY 31/15- Betty Spalton Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 to provide financial support to individuals obtaining an education in fields associated with the road building and heavy construction industry. As one of the goals of this fund is to encourage diversity in the industry, preference is given to females and/or members of minority groups. The fund honours Betty Spalton, an industry and Association leader who died after a brief illness in 1999.
The Betty Spalton Education Fund is a merit-based scholarship, awarding up to 2 successful candidates $1,500 for study and living expenses. Please see the website for further details: www.roadbuilders.bc.ca/education_fund.php
MAY 31/15 MADD Canada Bursary Fund Deadline -
The MADD Canada's Bursary Program is for students who have had a parent, guardian or sibling killed in an impaired driving crash and who are pursuing any full time post secondary educational program that is approved by a provincial Ministry of Education. Bursaries of up to $2,000 can be awarded to qualifying students across Canada. Visit: http://www.madd.ca/madd2/en/services/youth_services_bursary.html
MAY 31/15 $500 Making Grad Great Scholarship Deadline We are pleased to announce the InviteRight SchoolTools scholarship program for graduating high school students across Canada. This scholarship goes to the Grade 12 student who best displays how they went the extra mile to make grad special at their school. Submit links to videos, web pages or Facebook pages that highlight your contributions and show off all your great accomplishments. Include the name of the supporting teacher/graduation coordinator.
MAY 31/16 - Confratellanza Italo-Canadese Scholarship deadline - The Confratellana Italo-Canadese Society is offering 2 scholarships, valued at $1,500 each, for students entering an academic degree program. Scholarships are open to graduating secondary school students planning to enrol in a post-secondary educational institution for the first time in 2016. To be eligible students must:
1) be of Italian origin ie. having at least one parent or grandparent of direct Italian descent. 2) be living in a city or municipality within the 21 member Greater Vancouver Regional District. 3) have an academic standing sufficient to qualify for entry into the post-secondary institution of their choice. 4) submit a completed application form with supporting documents post-marked no later than May 31/16. The winner will be required to provide his/her photograph and agree to allow it and a related news release to be circulated and publicized. Applications are available at you school's Career Centre.
JUNE - JULY DEADLINES
JUN 01/16 Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary Deadline.
There are three awards of $750 each for students who have experienced a mental health or substance abuse problem and are going on to higher education. For details visit:http://www.ok2bblue.com/janice-lee-blue-wave-bursary/
JUN 1/15 Fraser Institute Student Essay Contest 2015
JUN 1/15 -Nelson Education Scholarship - Application Deadline
$5000 Scholarship for a Canadian grade 12 student with a minimum 75% average, who is making a difference in their community. Apply online at: www.nelson.com/scholarship
Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people of Canada. Indspire offers a number of awards and scholarships to help with Post-Secondary Education. Please visit websites below for specific application guidelines for students wishing to pursue a career in the following areas:
JUN 1/15 - NOV 2/15 - FEB 15/16 - Post-Secondary Education Award Deadlines: For studies in business, science, law, engineering, computer studies, education, social work, social sciences, and technical studies, Fine Arts. Studies in health care careers such as; medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, clinical psychology, laboratory research and veterinarian medicine:
JUN 4/15 12 noon New Relationship Trust (NRT) Foundation Scholarship Awards
Interested and eligible BC First Nations students should apply to the NRTF Post-Secondary Scholarship Awards. There are thirty $5,000 undergraduate awards available per year. Successful applicants will be eligible for a maximum of four consecutive years of undergraduate post-secondary funding, a maximum of two years at the Master's level and a maximum of two years for the Doctorate level. Scholarships are awarded annually and students must re-apply for any subsequent years. For details visit:http://www.newrelationshiptrust.ca/
JUN 5/15 5:00pm (EDT) The Canadian Paraplegic Association is offering 2 scholarships.
- Copnick/Hilliard Scholarship
Spinal Cord Injury-Canada is pleased to offer the Copnick/Hilliard Scholarship again this year in the amount of approximately $500.00. This scholarship is provided from a Trust Fund established by contributions from the families of the late Morton Copnick and Craig Hilliard. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with a Spinal Cord Injury to advance their post secondary education. Letters of reference should address the applicant’s outstanding initiative, scholastic achievement, work as a peer volunteer and contribution to persons with spinal cord injury.
- Sun Life Financial Peer Support Scholarship
The purpose of the peer scholarship is to assist peer volunteers and participants with a spinal cord injury or other physical disability to advance their post secondary education in the disability field. The scholarships are awarded once a year, with grants averaging $1000, and successful recipients are selected based on academic standing, merit and financial need. Completed application forms and all documention must be mailed to:
Scholarship Selection Committee
Spinal Cord Injury Canada
130 Albert Street, Suite 512
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4
613-723-1913 ext. 228 fax: 613-723-1060
JUN 11/15 noon 1st call SEPT 13/15 noon 2nd call New Relationship Trust (NRT) Foundation Bursary Awards -
Interested and eligible First Nations students are encouraged to apply for the NRT Foundation post-secondary bursary awards for Certificate, Diploma and/or Trades programs. For details visit: http://www.newrelationshiptrust.ca/funding/for-students
JUN 12/15 BC Epilepsy Society Award deadline
- Education is one of the most important paths to determine future achievement. This is why access to post-secondary education is essential, particularly when you live with the added challenges of epilepsy. To assist people with epilepsy, the BC Epilepsy Society offers post-secondary scholarships to those who currently attend or plan to attend a post-secondary institution or employment training program. in 2015 four $2500 scholarships will be awarded to individuals who are BC residents, ages 16 and older, are Canadian citizens or who have landed immigrant status, under a physicians' care for epilepsy, and have a current BC Epilepsy Society membership
JUN 14/16- South Asian Family Association (SAFA) Scholarship deadline
The South Asian Family Association offers three scholarships in the amount of $1000 each in the following categories:
(1) Academic Excellence
(2) Excellence in Community Involvement
(3) Excellence in Fine Arts
In order to be eligible for a scholarship, a student must: be a student of South Asian descent, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration Act, be enrolling in his/her first year of full-time studies at a post-secondary institution in Canada or abroad, and be completing/have completed grade 12 in a British Columbia high school. For details and the application form see you career advisor. If you have questions, email: email@example.com
JUN 14/14 - Abbott & Fenner (Business Consultants) Scholarship deadline
-the A&F Scholarship is available to high school students (Canadian and US) and students currently registered in an accredited post secondary institution, and will be awarded based on the essay topic. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Value $1,000. For more information visit:
JUNE 15/16 - 2016 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship deadline
- Scholarships valued at $1500 each will be awarded to graduating students who are from a family farming operation. Students must plan on entering a Canadian post-secondary institution in a first year agriculture, food science or culinary program. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership capabilities and active involvement in their local communities. Complete applications, including an application essay, must be post-marked no later than June 15, 2016. Application forms and complete details are available at:http://www.monsanto.ca/ourcommitments/Pages/OpportunityScholarship.aspx
Questions contact Monsanto Canada at (204)985-1000
JUN 15 annually AIA and the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Program
The GAAS program was launched by several US trade associations to raise scholarship money to support deserving secondary students who want to pursue a career in the automotive aftermarket.
Selected candidates receive a $1,000 (Canadian) scholarship. As a bonus, a matching grant is awarded to scholarship recipients who become technicians in the automotive aftermarket. You may claim your matching grant up to one year after graduation.
JUN 26/15 - Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC Essay Scholarships -Application deadline.There are 3 scholarships of $750 available to:
1)Graduating High School (Grade 12) students in the BC Lower Mainland
2)Graduating students as above, but of Caribbean heritage
3)Cecil Ash Memorial Scholarship: Graduating students with Trinidad & Tobago family background
There is a 500 word essay on multiculturalism required.
JUN 26/15 - Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC ) Post-Secondary Scholarships
Two different Post-secondary scholarships are being offered. Deadline is the same for both.
1. APEGBC offers several entrance scholarships to British Columbia high school graduates entering engineering or geoscience programs at the University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, University of Victoria, British Columbian Institute of Technology or Simon Fraser University. The entry scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are awarded on the basis of a combination of factors. Applications are evaluated on the basis of academic standing, extracurricular activities,financial need and student statement. See link below for application instructions and participating post-secondary institutions.
2. For BC secondary students entering an engineering transfer program at a college or university college in Canada.
APEGBC offers several entrance scholarships to British Columbia high school graduates entering engineering transfer programs at Canadian colleges and university colleges. The entry scholarships, valued at $1000 each, are awarded on the basis of a combination of factors including academic standing, extracurricular activities, financial need and a student statement.
JUN 30/15 - Public Workers Association of BC - PWABC Scholarship deadline
Scholarships will be awarded to two successful applicants, in two $500 installments, upon submission of proof of each successful semester of study. Selection criteria:
-Must be an employee of a member municipality or public works agency or child of such employee. -Membership is defined as any member of APWA in the BC Chapter.
-Must be for full-time attendance for two semesters at a post-secondary university, community college, or technical institute.
-First priority given to students required to leave home in order to attend school. Second priority to students enrolling for the first time.
JUN 30/16 -Elmer Helm Youth Fund Award deadline - Each year, the Alexandra Foundation for Neighbourhood Houses provides financial assistance to deserving students who wish to pursue post-secondary training in the artistic, academic or technical field. Four (4) Elmer Helm Youth Fund awards are available to graduating Gr. 12 students with financial need. Each recipient will receive $1,500 in two payments of $750 in late July and January. To be eligible, students must demonstrate they are planning to pursue studies in a certificate or degree program at the college or university level. Evidence of strong academic achievement and potential is important as is significant community involvment.
Questions? Contact: Diana Hooper at 604-875-9111 Ext. 106.
JUN 30/15 - June Callwood Harmony Scholarship deadline
Applicant must be a full time student graduating from a Canadian High School and active in advocating against discrimination and promoting equity and inclusion in their schools and communities. Recipients will be each awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the annual Harmony Awards. For details regarding the application essay and to access the application form, visit:http://www.harmony.ca/scholarships/
- Looking Glass Foundation For Eating Disorders Scholarships
- Awards a total of $10,000 to four young people who have received or are currently receiving treatment for an eating disorder, and who are ready for academic pursuit. Community involvement, leadership, passion for a subject and/or financial need are considerations for these awards. A 500 word essay, a letter of recommendation, verification of student enrolment and verification of clinical treatment is also required. For the on-line application and detailed instructions see: www.lookingglassbc.com/scholarship/apply
JUL 6/16 - The National Union of Public and General Employees Scholarship Deadline - 4 scholarships for students who plan to enter 1st year of a public post-secondary institution full time and who are children of, or foster children of a National Union Member. Scholarships are awarded to the writer of the best 700 - 1000 work essay on specific topics with the following criteria:
-Tommy Douglas Scholarship $1500 - based on the above criteria
-Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship $1500 - based on the above criteria and have a disability
-Scholarship For Aboriginal Canadians $1500 - based on the above criteria and are Aboriginal Canadians
-Scholarship For Visible Minorities $1500 - based on the above criteria and are of a visible minority
JUL 31/16 - ASTTBC (Associated Science Technicians and Technologists of BC) Bursary deadline
One $1,000 bursary is offered directly from the ASTTBC Foundation each year to a Grade 12 student who is a child/grandchild of an ASTTBC member. Applicants must be a full-time student and a member of ASTTBC. The ASTTBC Student Membership is FREE. To apply for the membership, register at http://asttbc.org/careers/students/student_app.php
To apply for the scholarship, submit the following:
- Name, address and other contact information.
- Name and registrant number of parent/grandparent who is an ASTTBC member.
- Name of high school and confirmation that applicant is in final year of high school.
- Recent course marks.
- ASTTBC-accredited technology program and institute or college you plan to attend.
A brief statement on career goals (max 100 words).
JUL 31/15 - The BC Electrical Association Bursary and Scholarships Deadline
Up to $10,000 in $1,000 to $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Scholarships are available to dependents of personnel of BCEA member companies in good standing, up to a maximum of two scholarships per member company. The employee of the BCEA member company must live and work in British Columbia. Students are not required to attend school in B.C. (Maximum of three scholarships per individual). Visit: http://www.bcea.bc.ca/scholarship_bursary.php
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER DEADLINES
AUG 19/16 -The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Tanabe Bursary
The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is offering 10 bursaries of $1,000 each, to any eligible student 17 years and older, with CP, that is currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning, and is planning to continue their studies the following term.
Students who have been awarded monies through this fund before are still eligible to apply. Visit the website below for more details and to apply.
(604) 408-9484 or toll free at 1-800-663-0004 if you have any questions.
AUG 20/12 -Lovison Family Memorial Scholarship deadline -two scholarships, of $800 each, have been granted to honor the memory of three members of the Lovison family who have passed away. Applicants must be Roman Catholic, reside in the Lower Mainland, have a minimum average of a B, and be planning to attend a university, community college or technical school with the intent of completing a diploma or university degree. Applicants will need to submit a double spaced 400-word typewritten letter explaining why he/she deserves to obtain this scholarship and also submit three letters of reference, proof of acceptance and a final transcript. Evaluation will be based on the applicant's Christian character, community service and participation in athletic activities. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of October, 2012. Further information is available in your school Career Centre or contact the Lovison Family Memorial Scholarship, c/o 5576 Argyle Street, Vancouver, V5P 3J6.
AUG 29/14 Zajac Scholarship from BC Centre for Ability deadline. This $400 scholarship is for a Canadian citizen or resident who has a physical, neurological and/or developmental disability, who will be attending a post-secondary program in BC. The applicant demonstrates social interests such as volunteering and participation in community activities, believing in community inclusion. Also demonstrates strengths and resourcefulness in overcoming life challenges. For further information and application, please see:
AUG 31/12: Father Emmanuel Rosaia Scholarship deadline -two scholarships of$1,500 each will be awarded to Gr.12 students who are residents of the Lower Mainland, Italian-Canadian origin, Roman Catholic and will graduate with at least a B average. A transcript must accompany application. Applicants are expected to attend university or community college where studies will lead to a university degree. Three letters of reference and a 400 word essay explaining why they deserve the scholarship, will be required. Selection committee will belooking for students with strong academic achievement, leadership, Christian character, citizenship as well as community service. They will also be looking at applicants with a leaning towards the Humanities but will not exclude applicants whose academic focus is in the Sciences. For more information, see your career advisor or contact "The Father Rosaia Scholarship Committee", c/o 12059 188A Street, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1W3.
AUG 31/12 - 2012 SaveEveryday.com Achievement Awards deadline (4:30pm) SED is once again recognizing and rewarding the exceptional accomplishments of students in the following 6 categories: Leadership, Business and Entrepreneurship, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Science and Technology, Community and Volunteerism and Government and Politics, 25 awards up to to $2,000. Applicants must have a record of innovation, leadership and achievement, of meeting personal challenges, and of making a difference in school or the larger community. All students under the age of 20 (as of Dec 31, 2012) are eligible to apply. Students may apply for more than 1 award if they wish. A separate application must be submitted for each additional award. For further information and to download the application, please visit
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SEPT 11/15 BC Principals' & Vice-Principals' Association (BCPVPA) Student Scholarships deadline
The BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association annually awards up to 20 scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each, to students who are graduating from the BC public school system and will proceed to a post-secondary institution.
-Up to 10 scholarships are reserved for the sons and daughters of BCPVPA members.
-Up to 10 scholarships are reserved to other graduating students.
-Up to 2 scholarships will be awarded to Aboriginal students.
All applicants will be judged on academic excellence and demonstrated leadership within the school and community.
Also include a certified copy of the Ministry of Education’s official transcript of final grades (available in August), proof of paid registration at a post-secondary institution, a short essay, a letter of reference from your principal or vice-principal who is a member of the BCPVPA, (check with your Career Advisor) and an additional letter of reference. Application forms are available on: http://www.bcpvpa.bc.ca/node/10
SEPT 16/15 - BC Green Games Contest Action Plan Registration Begins
BC Green Games runs from OCT 1/15 - April 30/16.
See website link below for important date details. Science World's digital eco-storytelling contest supports BC teachers and promotes place-based environmental education. This project-style, inquiry-based program is a 21st century learning opportunity in scientific exploration, storytelling, media arts and advocacy. Document and share your green stories, win prizes and celebrate your team’s greenest achievements with BC Green Games.
In addition to cameras, workshops and travel subsidies for a free Science World field trip, BC Green Games
) awards $24,000 in cash prizes to encourage and support environmental endeavours in schools. Your green team could win up to $2,500 for your school's green initiatives! Visit: www.bcgreengames.ca/
SEPT 25/15 BC Retired Principals' & Vice-Principals' Association (BCRPVPA) Scholarship/Bursary deadline
The British Columbia Retired Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association (BCRPVPA) will be awarding four (4) bursaries/scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each, to students who graduate from the BC public school system and who are continuing their education at an accredited post-secondary institution in BC. Applicants who are pursuing education in technical and career fields, as well as those entering universities and colleges, are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be judged on their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership and service activities within the school and community. Financial need of applicants will also be considered. Also include a short essay, letter of reference, copy of the Ministry of Education’s official transcript of final grades (available in August), and proof of paid registration at a BC Educational site. The application, and details are available at: http://bcrpvpa.ca/docs/BCR_Scholarship.pdf