Scholarship information

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

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

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

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DB Perks & Lifesaving Society Scholarships

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

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

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

SELECTION
These scholarships are administered through the BC & Yukon Branch of the
Lifesaving Society. All applications are reviewed for eligibility and eight finalists are chosen. Finalist applications are then rendered anonymous and sent for review by Doug Perks and his scholarship committee for determination of the four successful candidates.

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

TIMELINE
Application and reference letters must be received in the Branch by 4:30 pm January 31.
Award recipients will be chosen by the end of February.
Scholarships will be awarded at the Branch Annual General Meeting in March.

Submit your application to info@lifesaving.bc.ca

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

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

The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship recognizes four student leaders in the province of British Columbia who are entering their first year of post secondary education, are in good academic standing and have made exceptional contributions in the following areas:

  • School and community service, leadership
  • Initiating community development
  • Affecting positive change
  • Mentoring others
  • Personal development and growth
  • Good academic performance

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

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RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest for Excellence Bursary Program 2019
Value:  16 at $1,000 each

This program 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.  Students must enter online at http://www.remax.ca (only online entries will be accepted)

Eligibility:  Grade 12 Students

For more information and applications: http://www.remax.ca

Application Deadline:  Midnight Monday, March 11, 2019


SPEATBC Scholarships 2019
Value:  5 at $1,000 each in the following categories (Entrance Scholarship, Post Secondary Scholarship, Women in Engineering Scholarship, New Immigrant Scholarship, International Student Scholarship)

Eligibility:  Grade 12 Students
Purpose:  To promote strong leaders in our communities, engineering and technology to youth.

For more information and applications: http://www.speatbc.org or email application.speatbc@gmail.com

Application Deadline:  Friday, January 5, 2019


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

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

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

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

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2019


Jean Ciriani Scholarship for Communications
Value:  1 at $1,500

Requirements:  This award recognizes graduating BC public school students who have displayed exemplary communication skills within their school community.  More details can be found online.

For more information and application: jolstead@bcsta.org or http://www.bcsta.org

Application Deadline:  March 4, 2019


British Columbia-China Award for Excellence in Chinese
Value:  up to 50 ($500 awards)

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

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

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2019


British Columbia Excellence Scholarship

Value:  eligible students receive a $5,000 scholarship voucher

BC Excellence Scholarships recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates.  winners have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, shown aptitude for and commitment to their chosen career paths.  You must be nominated by your secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship.

For more information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/bc-excellence-scholarships)

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2019


British Columbia Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

Value:  students receive a $5,000 scholarship voucher

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching.

For more information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/basic-eligibility-requirements

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2019


BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship
Value:  2 at $1,000

Eligibility:  Grade 12 Students going into full time studies in the Health Sciences field in Post Secondary, Trade School or Business Colleges.

For more information and application: http://www.cmwac.ca or email info@cmwac.ca

Application Deadline:  TBA


BCSSA Grade 12 Scholarship
Value:  6 at $1,000 (one for each of the 6 provincial BCSSA chapters; Fraser Valley, Kootenay-Boundary, Metro, Vancouver Island, Northern, Thompson-Okanagan)

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

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

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

Application Deadline:  TBA


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

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

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

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

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

Application Deadline:  TBA


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

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

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

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

Application Deadline:  TBA


UFCW & OFG Joint Diversity Scholarship
Value:  10 at $1,000

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

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

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

Application Deadline:  TBA


Coast Capital Savings Youth Get It Education Awards (Standing Tall Awards)
Value: 2 @ $3,500

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

Eligibility:

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

For more information and applications:  coastcapitalsavings.com/awards

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

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


Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund
Value:  Varies (up to a value of $3,300)

Eligibility:  Must be at least 19 years of age as of the date studies commence, and a former permanent ward of the Ministry of Social Services of BC, or have been in continuing custody of the BC Ministry for Children and Families under the Child, Family and Community Services Act or predecessor laws.  For more information please see below.

For more information and application: http://www.trustee.bc.ca under “Featured Information” or “Estate and Personal Trust Services”, PGT Educational Assistance Fund”

Application Deadline:  TBA


Community Mental Wellness Association Canada Bursaries
Value:  2 at $1,000

Eligibility:  Grade 12 Students going into full time studies in the Health Sciences field in Post Secondary, Trade School or Business Colleges.

For more information and application: http://www.cmwac.ca or email info@cmwac.ca

Application Deadline:  TBA


BCGEU Scholarships
Value:  $2,000 for full time students and $1,000 for part time students

Eligibility:  Must be a BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff (eligible relatives include spouses, parents, and children or grandchildren (including foster, adopted and step children and grandchildren); and a student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible education institution in 2018.

For more information and application: http://www.bcgeu.ca/scholarships

Application Deadline:  TBA


BCGEU – National Union (NUPGE) awards
Value:  5 @ $1,500

For more information and application: http://www.nupge.ca

Application Deadline:  TBA


BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship
Value:  2 at $1,000

Eligibility:  Grade 12 Students going into full time studies in the Health Sciences field in Post Secondary, Trade School or Business Colleges.

For more information and application: http://www.cmwac.ca or email info@cmwac.ca

Application Deadline:  TBA


2018 EFMABC Bursaries
Value: 5 at $1,000

The Educational Facility Managers Association of BC is pleased to offer five bursaries to graduates of the 2017/2018 school year.

Eligibility: Secondary students completing their  grade 12 year who will enter a recognized post secondary educational institution in the 2018/2019 term.  Preference will be given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or building technology.  All applicants MUST be dependents of school district employees in the school facilities area (i.e. Maintenance or Custodial).

For more information and application: Please see your school career planning department

Application Deadline: TBA


BC Soccer Scholarship
Value: Varies

BC Soccer is proud to award scholarships every year to players and referees proceeding on to post-secondary education. The Scholarships are presented at the annual Awards and Scholarship Luncheon. Applications must be signed off by your Youth District Soccer Association Chairperson or Adult League President. The completed application can either be forwarded to BC Soccer by the Youth District/Adult League or the individual who is applying for the scholarship application.

Eligibility: Proceeding from grade 12 to any university in the province or other secondary institution approved by the Awards and Scholarship committee.  See BC Soccer website for more information.

For more information and application: Please go to https://bcsoccer.net/awards-scholarships

Application Deadline: TBA


 


 


 



 


 


 

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Softball BC: Kassandra Kaulius Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline is June 1, annually

Sotftball BC

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

Application deadline is August 1, annually

Softball Canada

Ed Bitz Scholarship (umpire)

Application deadline is April 30, annually

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

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

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

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Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarships: $1,000 x 30. Deadline to apply: December 14th. Link to apply: https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/

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Schulich Leader Scholarships: Eligibility: Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident. Be entrepreneurial minded and plan to enroll in STEM at one of the partnering universities. Meet at least two out of the following: Academic excellence, Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial), Financial need. To be considered as the school’s one nomination, please write a 250 word essay about your top 3 achievements and hand to Ms. Lemieux by November 22nd. For more information, please visit: http://www.schulichleaders.com/

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Loran Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Minimum cumulative average of 85%, Canadian citizen or permanent resident. For more information please visit: http://www.loranscholar.ca/

Renewable for up to four years, with a total value of $100,000, each Loran Award includes:

  • An annual stipend of $10,000
  • A matching tuition waiver from one of 25 partner universities
  • Personal mentorship from a Canadian leader
  • Access to our network and up to $10,000 in funding for summer internships in three different sectors
  • An orientation expedition through Algonquin Park
  • Annual retreats and scholar gatherings

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

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

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

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

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

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List of Scholarships in B.C.: Scholarships spreadsheet

SD#42 Financial Awards (for students in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows): The new book comes out the beginning of January 2019)

Scholarship Book 2017_2018 

Scholarship Presentation Slideshow: GSS scholarship presentation

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SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT!

Student Aid BC application status and more. https://studentaidbc.ca/ – Grants & Scholarship information. There are many programs available that can help with the cost of post-secondary education. Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid. https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships

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