January - March
NEW! The Rick Blight Leadership in Action Scholarship for Athletes
If you are an athlete living in the Lower Mainland or in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor who is passionate about leadership and has made efforts to support your personal health and wellness or that of your sports team or community, we want to hear from you. Application will be posted in Jan. http://crisiscentre.bc.ca/scholarship/
January 10: BURGER KING SCHOLARS
The applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher (67% C+) and work a minimum of 10 hours per week or 40 weeks per year (not necessarily at Burger King). Participation in community service is a requirement as well as demonstrated financial need. You must be planning to enrol in an accredited two-or-four-year college, university or vocational-technical school by the Fall after graduation. Information and online application may be found by logging on to https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php. Access key is: BKS. Application process begins on September 14.
January 31: DAVID C. LAM / TEAL FOUNDATION AWARD
This scholarship recognizes an ESL student graduating from a BC secondary school who has combined academic competence with school or community involvement, and who wishes to continue his/her education at a post-secondary level. A $2,500 scholarship is available to attend any B.C. post-secondary institution. Criteria includes ESL coursework at the secondary level. Information and application @ http://www.bcteal.org/tcf/awards-scholarships-bursaries/david-c-lambc-teal-esl-scholarships/. Under “Teal Charitable Foundation” click on “TCF Awards” then “David C. Lam/TEAL Foundation Award.”
February 1: TERRY FOX HUMANITARIAN AWARD PROGRAM
An award of up to $7,000 per year for applicants who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and who show the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship and humanitarian service while in pursuit of excellence in their academic, amateur sport, fitness, health and voluntary community service endeavours. Requires 3 letters of reference and an official transcript. Information and application @ http://www.terryfoxawards.ca/
February 1: CANADIAN HOSPITALITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Valued from $1,000- $3,500. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are in their graduating year of high school and planning to attend post-secondary school in the upcoming year or be currently enrolled in accredited college or university in Canada in the following fields of study: culinary studies, hotel, resort and restaurant management, food and beverage, hotel and food administration, tourism, chef/cook. Selection criteria is based on work experience, leadership and academic record. Information and applications available @ http://www.thechf.ca/scholarships
February 2: BC SECONDARY SCHOOLS WRESTLING ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Students must be planning to attend a BC university or college to receive this scholarship, and have a minimum “C" average in marks. Candidates must be proficient in wrestling and demonstrate good citizenship, character and leadership. Further details available @ www.bcschoolsports.ca. Under “Scholarships and Awards” click on “Sport Commission” then “Wrestling.”
February 14: WESTERN NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For students applying to Western University. Students must be nominated by the school to be eligible for awards valued from $2,000 to $65,000. See the STA Counsellor for more information, or visit the website: http://www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/national_scholarship_program.html
February 15 and throughout the year: KATIMAVIK
Katimavik is Canada's leading national youth volunteer-service program. For nine months young people, aged 17-21, live in groups of 11 and work 35 hours a week on volunteer community projects in addition to participating in structure learning activities. To apply you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, between the ages of 17-21 and have never participated in a Katimavik program before. Further information about Katimavik may be found at www.Katimavik.org
February 16: RBC ROYAL BANK SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
These Scholarships are designed for students in any stream pursuing studies in any field. We're looking to honour hard work, innovation and solid career direction. To be eligible students require a minimum grade average of 65 per cent and acceptance into a Canadian college or university for full-time study in the Fall/Winter session. Six awards of $10,000 will be distributed to students across the country. Information and application form available @ http://scholarships.rbc.com/Undergraduate.aspx
Februray 24: STEVE COWAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: ($500)
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC encourages and promotes the attainment of higher educational goals for youth who have made a positive contribution to their school and/or local or global community through voluntary humanitarian work or their strengths in leadership and or communication skills. The award is for $500; application deadline is February 24. A letter of recommendation is required. Check out the criteria and download the full information package and application form at http://crisiscentre.bc.ca/scholarship/
February 28: BCGEU STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Members and relatives of members of the BC Government Employees Union are eligible to apply. (Definition of relatives include spouse, parent, child, brother, sister, grandchild, niece or nephew.) Applicants must intend to enrol in a full or part-time post-secondary program. A "C" standing or better is required. A 1,250 word essay on one of three specific topics and a bibliography is the basis for awarding this scholarship. The application form is available online @ www.bcgeu.ca. Check under “BCGEU information” and then "Member benefits."
February 28: RBC ABORIGINAL STUDENT AWARDS PROGRAM
This scholarship is intended to support Aboriginal students (Status and Non-status Indians, Inuit and Metis), selection based primarily on academic achievements and individual financial need. Award is up to $4,000 per academic year for 2 to 4 years. Information and application available @ www.GoToApply.ca/RBC.
February 28: TRIUMF HIGH SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP
Sponsored by the British Columbia Innovation Council. BCIC annually awards the TRIUMF fellowship to graduating B.C. secondary students who have completed Physics 12 and are entering their first undergraduate year in sciences or engineering at a recognized post-secondary institution. The fellowship encourages students with a passion for science to discover the many career opportunities available in the field of physics. TRIUMF is Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, located in on the campus of The University of British Columbia. The fellowship offers full-time experience in a real research environment followed by an award of $3,000. One or more fellowships are awarded each year. Information and application @ http://www.triumf.ca/outreach/high-school-fellowship
March 1: QUEST UNIVERSITY (SQUAMISH, BC) DAVID STRANGWAY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE AND PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The recipient of this award will have achieved very high levels of academic excellence (above 90%) combined with an outstanding record of leadership and service. This award is for full tuition. Presidential and Quest University scholarships are also available, ranging in value from $1,000 to $8,000 per term. Applications available online at www.questu.ca.
March 9: REMAX QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE
ReMax will award 16 - $1000 bursaries to qualifying grade 12 students from across Western Canada. In a short essay, maximum 1250 words, students are encouraged to demonstrate their passion for and dedication to one of the following topics: Leadership, Sports, Performing Arts, Technology or Trades, Fine Arts or Community/Volunteer Service. Application must be made online, and are accepted from September to March, so get started soon! For further information and application instructions please check the ReMax website @ http://www.remax.ca/editorial/about-remax/western/re/max-of-western-canada-quest-for-excellence/
March 15: TREVOR LINDEN COMMUNITY SPIRIT SCHOLARSHIP
The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship recognizes 4 student leaders in the province of British Columbia entering their first year of post secondary education, in good academic standing that have made exceptional contributions to:
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 posses personal qualities such as dedication, commitment to helping others and strength of character will also be considered. Information and application available at http://canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=88558
March 15: DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY (HALIFAX, NS) ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Applicant must have completed Dalhousie admission application and have an 85% admissions average. (For a B.A. admission this is calculated based on English and 4 other top marks at the latest reporting period, i.e. February). There are over 200 General Entrance Scholarships, as well as some individual awards which require separate applications. Please check the Dalhousie website @ http://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/scholarships/prospective_students.html for information and application forms.
March 26: CITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER YOUTH CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Criteria for this $1,000 scholarship includes: Grade 12 graduating students with a satisfactory GPA who intend to pursue post-secondary education or training. Applicants who are not North Vancouver City residents must demonstrate outstanding (more than 30 hrs.) of community service in the City of North Vancouver. North Vancouver City residents must demonstrate outstanding community service in the City or elsewhere. Financial need is a relevant factor. Applications are available from the City of North Vancouver or on their website @ www.cnv.org/youth under "Youth Awards."
March 31: BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCCER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
From 3 to 11 awards are available each year to boys and girls who have played with a team affiliated with the BCSA for three years or more and who are currently participating in some capacity in soccer. Further information may be found on their website: https://www.bcsoccer.net/scholarships. Click on “Community” then “Scholarship applications” to download the application form, which must be submitted to your local District.
March 31: BC HYDRO POWER PIONEERS
There are twenty $1,000 awards available to B.C. students attending school full-time, who are maintaining a passing grade and who are 18 years of age and under. Candidates must have made outstanding, long-term contributions in their community or alternatively, the individual must have initiated, organized and contributed significantly to a one-time project. For more information and to download the application form, visit http://www.powerpioneers.com/Community_Projects/youth_award.aspx
March 31: THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF CANADA - VANCOUVER ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL BURSARY
This is a bursary for $1000 awarded to an applicant practicing the Roman Catholic Faith. Applicant’s mother/guardian must have been a member in good standing of a Vancouver Archdiocesan CWL council in the calendar year prior to application. Exception: where a mother/guardian is not a member in the Vancouver Archdiocese; the applicant must have been a CWL member in the year prior in the Vancouver Archdiocese. Financial need must be established. Deadline for applications is March 31. Website: http://www.vancouvercwl.ca
March 31: COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS EDUCATION AWARDS
Forty-eight awards valued from $2,000 to $5,000. The 32 Citizenship Awards are for individuals who are taking a leadership role in their communities while successfully balancing their academic and personal lives. The 16 Standing Tall Awards are for students who are working hard to overcome significant personal challenges to achieve their dreams. The eligibility and online application process is described @ www.coastcapitalsavings.com/education.
March 31 - PATHWAY TO TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (PTES) for $5000 awards 20 students in BC who intend to pursue a career in teaching. Scholarship winners will receive a voucher for $5000 to redeem upon entrance to one of BC’s faculty of education programs. Deadline is March 31. www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards
March 31: RETAIL COUNCIL OF CANADA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
To recognize individuals who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in the retail industry. Open to residents of BC or Alberta who are currently working, or have worked in the retail industry; who are currently enrolled in or are applying for a retail training program or business related post secondary program. Information and application available @ http://www.retailcouncil.org/