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April

April 1: BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME JACK FARLEY YOUTH SPORTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The applicant for this award must plan to attend post secondary school in BC and show evidence of high athletic ability and performance, as well as leadership skills, and active participation in their school and community, and be maintaining a C+ average. The applicant must also be a B.C. resident for the last 12 months and a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Application available at www.bcsportshalloffame.com Under “About us” click on Scholarship application.

April 1: ENVISION FINANCIAL EDUCATION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Award 16 - $2,000 scholarships annually to deserving secondary and post-secondary students who are members of Envison Credit Union prior to July 1 of the preceding year. In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following criteria: Secondary school applicants must be planning to enroll in a Community College, University College, University, or Technical Institute recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education within the year following the competition. The applicant’s permanent residence must be in one of the communities Envision Credit Union serves. Applicants must have a minimum 67% or C+ average, and extensive community and/or school involvement. Information and application @ www.envisionfinancial.ca

April 1: GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA SCHOLARSHIP AND THE ROBERTA BONDAR SCHOLARSHIP
These awards are for well rounded, active members of the Girl Guides of Canada. Application form and criteria may be obtained from the Girl Guides of Canada Office, the provincial offices, or print a copy from their website @ www.girlguides.ca

April 1: SCOUTS CANADA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
(Award value $1000) This award is for currently active and registered members of Scouts Canada. Candidates will be selected based upon the following characteristics: demonstrated scouting history, involvement and achievement, leadership contribution to scouting, community leadership and contributions outside of scouting. Obtain application from your local Scout office or print an application from their website @ www.scouts.ca. Check under Foundation, then Scholarships.

April 1-May 15: BC SCHOOL SPORTS ASSOCIATION
This group administers scholarships from various sports commissions, including gymnastics, field hockey, basketball and rugby. Check their website for details and deadlines @ http://www.bcschoolsports.ca. Under "Scholarships and Awards" click on "Sport Commission" for a listing of awards by sport with application deadlines.

April 1: CANADIAN RETAIL INSTITUTE RETAIL AS A CAREER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Over $75,000 in scholarships and benefits available to applicants who will be attending a Canadian college or university full or part-time in the Fall, pursuing a retail, business or marketing-related program, and who have been working full or part-time within the retail industry. Check their website @www.retailcouncil.org/education/programs/scholarship.asp for information and application.

 April 5: BC COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN YES I CAN! AWARDTo acknowledge the achievements of BC children (ages 2-21) with exceptionalities (an identified disability), with up to 18 winners in nine categories: Academics; Arts; Athletics (including motor skills); Community Service; Employment; Extracurricular activities; Independent living skills; Technology; Self-advocacy. Information and Nomination form available @ www.bccec.org/awards.html

April 7: DOGWOOD DISTRICT AUTHORITY AWARDS
The purpose of these awards is to acknowledge superior achievement (minimum 80%) in the following specialty areas: Fine arts, music, art, drama, visual arts, physical education/recreation, computer studies, leadership, second languages and Applied Skills. If you are currently taking classes in school or extra-curricularly in any of these areas and think that you may pursue this field after graduation.  A project, portfolio or presentation will be required at the adjudication evening,(Wednesday, April 19, 2017) so students should begin working on their presentations / portfolios at this time. (Note that your Planning portfolio is a good basis for this requirement). Please request the required reference letters a minimum of two weeks before the deadline. Click here for information and guidelines as well as for the application form.

April 11: CAROL ANNE LETHERAN LEADERSHIP AND SPORT SCHOLARSHIP
This is a national, three-year, $1,500 per year, university scholarship awarded to an outstanding female high school graduate (minimum 85%) who is an accomplished athlete in high school, community or provincial level competitive sport(s). Athletes competing at a national level (junior or senior) will be given preference. The student should be presently applying to a Canadian University or college in Business, Sport Management, Marketing, physical education of related fields. Information and application available @ www.olympic.ca Check under "Funding programs." 

April 15: CGA (CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANTS OF BC)
Ten $750 tuition credits are offered to students who are interested in an accounting related career. Students must have a B average in grade 11 and 12. Application available from Mrs. Maledy or @ http://www.cga-bc.org/. Select "Become a CGA." On that page select "Scholarships" and then "Grade 12."

April 15: BC SECONDARY SCHOOLS GIRL'S FIELD HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIPS 
A $500 scholarship is available to a graduating BC secondary student who will be entering her first year of full-time studies at a Canadian university or college. The applicant must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in girl's field hockey at her school in their Grade 12 year, have a minimum 75% average and demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in the school and/or community. Check their website for details and deadlines @ http://www.bcschoolsports.ca. Under "Scholarships and Awards" click on "Sport Commission" then look for the award listed under "Field Hockey." 

 April 15: JAMES CAMERON SCHOOL BURSARY

 An award of up to $500 is available to graduates of this elementary school who are seeking post-secondary education. Students must be planning to attend an accredited vocational school, college or university in September. An application for the bursary can be obtained directly from the school. Please see the Scholarship Coordinator for contact information if you qualify for this award.

April 15: WORKSAFE BC STUDENT VIDEO SAFETY CONTEST
Create a 60 second film about safety in construction. Win great cash prizes. Have your work featured online and in public. Two categories: Grades 8-10 and Grades 11-12. Submissions, scripted as a short training video or awareness raising commercials, should focus on preventing injuries in construction. Information about dangers faced by construction workers can be found on the WorkSafe BC website. Information about the contest and application forms available @ www2.worksafebc.com under “safety by topic” click on “Young workers.”

April 15: LIONS GATE QUILTERS' GUILD SCHOLARSHIP
$500 is available to a graduating student on the North Shore who has demonstrated excellence in clothing and textiles and plans to pursue their interest in this area. Please see the Scholarship Coordinator for information and application.

April 15: RBC STUDENTS LEADING CHANGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATES
Available to students with a minimum of 70% average, Canadian citizens or permanent residents who will attend a full time program of studies in a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college in the Fall. There are six scholarships available in Canada worth $10,000 each and this scholarship includes a Me to We Trip. More information online at: http://scholarships.rbc.com/Undergraduate.aspx
(Employees, directors, and officers of Royal Bank and its subsidiaries, and any child of any of the foregoing are not eligible for the Scholarships.)

April 16: MAPLE LEAF YOUTH AWARDS
Designed to recognize well-rounded BC students who demonstrate an understanding of Canadian identity and exceptional achievements in one or more of the following areas: (1)Outstanding achievements in Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Applied Arts or Digital Media; (2) exemplary contributions to the community – locally, nationally, and or internationally; (3) exceptional athletic achievement. A 500 word essay on the following topic is required: “What does it mean to be a Canadian citizen in the 21stcentury?” Three awards will be given - $1,500; $1,000 and $750. Award nominees will be invited to a reception event hosted by the Canadian Club of Vancouver in mid-May. Applications must be received by the deadlineGrade 11 and 12 students are eligible to apply. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; reside in BC and have a minimum grade average of 73% (B). See the website for application documentation required. www.canadianclubvancouver.com - click AWARDS.

April 23: B.C. & YUKON COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS ASSOCIATION
This scholarship is open to all high-school students in B.C. and the Yukon. Applicants must write a 500 word on a specified essay topic. This essay, along with school and contact information must be submitted to the North Shore News office by the due date. There will be three recipients: 1st place $5000, 2nd place $3500 and 3rd place $1500. Please note that the essay topic changes each year. Application and essay topic available @ www.bcommunitynews.com

April 25: LINDSAY GORDON MEMORIAL SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP
Applicant must have played at least a portion of her soccer career with the North Shore Girl's Soccer Club. Students must have demonstrated excellence in three areas: soccer, academics and community service. It must be her intention to enroll in post-secondary institution. Application forms available from their website @ www.nsgsc.ca under Documents / Forms.

April 26 C.S.T. CONSULTANTS INC. GURUPARAN AND WINSON SCHOLARSHIPS
Two $6,000 scholarship awards are granted to Canadian citizens who are academically gifted, well-rounded, and pursuing their first undergraduate commerce/finance/business degree/diploma at a recognized post secondary institution. These awards are aimed at students whose parents/guardians do not have a post-secondary education or received their post-secondary education outside of Canada. Applicants must intend to pursue their first undergraduate commerce/finance/business degree/diploma at a recognized post secondary institution in or outside of Canada. http://www.cst.org/

April 30: CAPILANO UNIVERSITY EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Capilano University offers 10 full tuition Board Entrance scholarships for students with a minimum 80% average who are planning to take full-time (12 credits or more) studies at Capilano University. Demonstrated excellence in athletics or the arts, and active involvement in community leadership are required. The awards are renewable for up to 4 years based on excellent grades and overall achievement, and potentially worth up to $12,000. Details available at the Capilano University website @www.capilanou.ca/services/financial/financial/scholarships/entranceawards/capx.html

April 30: NORTH SHORE CWL BURSARY
Applicants must have a mother, aunt or grandmother currently involved in the CWL. A bursary for $1200 will be awarded to a qualifying male or female Gr. 12 student who plans to pursue post secondary studies. A letter from a pastor, a 300 word essay on spirituality and community experiences, a copy of most recent transcript and two reference letters are required. Click here for Application Form. Deadline for applications is April 30. Please submit the application to your CWL Parish Council President.

April 30: JACK DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP
The Jack Davis Scholarship awards $3,000 to the top North Shore high school graduate with the best all-round excellence and public service record to assist in their studies at UBC. Go to www.jackdavisscholarship.ca for information and the on-line application. Deadline is April 30

April 30: NORTH VANCOUVER CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION SIR JOHN A MACDONALD MERIT BURSARY
The N.V.C.A. offers a merit bursary of $1,000 to a student graduating from a North Vancouver secondary school who for at least three of the last five years has been involved in school and community activities and service and who has maintained an acceptable level of academic achievement. The purpose of the bursary is to assist in funding the student's post-secondary education. Membership in the Conservative Party of Canada is not a condition for application. The application can be from http://www.northvanconservative.ca/

April 30: SUBWAY BC SECONDARY SCHOOL SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP 
Candidates must have proficiency in soccer and have shown worthwhile contributions to the sport and or the community, as well as demonstrated good citizenship, character and leadership, and a minimum "C+" average. The student must be proceeding from Grade 12 to a Canadian university or other post-secondary institution. There will be a total of $3,500 available to each tier and gender for a total of 36 scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000. Information and application available @ http://www.bcschoolsports.ca under “Scholarships and Awards” click on “Sport Commission” then scroll down to “Soccer”

April 30: VANCOUVER COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN SCHOLARSHIPS
Tuition scholarships available for qualified students who begin classes in the summer or Fall. Programs include Graphic design; Web design; Marketing and merchandising for fashion; 3D modelling animation art & design; Fashion design; Interior design. Information and applications @ scholarshipinfo.vcad.ca.

April 30: BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS 
Junior Awards of up to $2000 are available for course work and study programs up to and including the second year of a university or community college program. Preference is given to students attending fine arts schools and academies in Canada. Recognized disciplines eligible for grants include: creative writing, dance, media arts, theater, music, visual arts and crafts, film and video. Further information is available at www.bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/artists/youth/scholarship_awards.html

April 30THE JIM MACCARTHY COHO SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 
Established in 2014 to recognize a Gr. 12 student who intends to enter a post-secondary school in the fall,who has made a significant contribution to Environmental Stewardship on the North Shore and who has demonstrated leadership and volunteerism in school and/or community service. $1000 is available. The application requires a 500 word essay. See Mrs. Maledy for details. All applications must be received (not postmarked) by April 30, 2015