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For a more comprehensive list of the below opportunities please visit the District Career Website at:  http://www2.sd38.bc.ca/~CCNews@sd38.bc.ca/FOV4-0007DFD4/ 

SCHOLARSHIPS TO NOTE:

For scholarships listed by category visit the following links:



Fine Arts Scholarships:  

General Scholarships:

University Scholarships:  

Hugh Boyd Valedictory Scholarship Form Deadline to submit to Ms. Vaughn


MARCH 6/15 (Noon)  - Richmond Secondary Valedictory Scholarship Form Deadline to submit to the office

The following is a list of scholarships to note by month: (Deadlines may varry please check websites for confirmation)

Loran Scholars Program Deadlines
Oct 06/14 - In-School Deadline for all sponsored applications (actual deadline is Oct. 22/14).  Schools may sponsor up to 3 students.  Please see your school scholarship representative or your Career Advisor by this deadline if you wish to be sponsored.
Oct 29/14 - Deadline for all direct pool applications to be received at Toronto address.

No applications will be accepted after the above posted deadlines regardless of the postmark date.

The Loran Scholar program is open to graduating high school students. Renewable for up to four years, and valued at up to $80,000, it includes an annual tuition waiver and a 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.
Eligibility Criteria:
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
Other Awards:
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.
Certificates are sent directly to students in June.
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.
Certificates are sent directly to students in June.
Honour Citation
Granted to students who distinguish themselves at regional interviews but are not offered any of the above awards.
Certificates are sent directly to students in June.
Semi-Finalist Certificate
Issued to students selected for a regional interview who are not recognized in the ways listed above
Certificates are sent directly to students in June.
Please see website for application instructions and further details:  http://loranscholar.ca/apply/ 

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:

NOV 7/14: University of Toronto National Scholarship Program Deadline - Ten awards
will be given and will cover tuition and incidentals for a period of 4 years,residence support in the first year and includes additional renewable monetary award (based on financial need). Finalists not selected will receive Arbor Scholarships of $5,000 renewable at $1,500 for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years.
For more information and an application visit: www.adm.utoronto.ca/ns or contact Beth Lebans at 416-978-7960

NOV 28/14 - TD Scholarship deadline - Each scholarship includes full tuition at any approved university or college in Canada, $7,500 per year towards living expenses and offers of summer employment at TD.
While applicants must be academically capable of entering and successfully completing either university or college, with a minimum of 75%, the focus of these scholarships is not primarily on rewarding the highest marks. The key criterion is outstanding community leadership.  Contact:1-800-308-8306, visit www.td.com/scholarship for more informati

NOV 30/14  - Automotive Aftermarket Industry (AIA) - Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Award -$700. AIA is the national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. The aftermarket is a $19.4 billion industry that employs more than 420,000 people. The industry is composed of companies that manufacture, distribute and install automotive replacement parts, accessories, tools, and equipment.
Further scholarship information is on the AIA website. Paper applications are no longer being accepted.  Please apply directly online from their website.
www.aiacanada.com/ or call 800-808-2920.

Queens Admission Awards Program:  Queens financial assistance consists of two primary categories: merit-based scholarships and need-based bursaries and awards. Some are awarded automatically and some require a separate application: Students are encouraged to apply for any scholarship, bursary, or award where they believe they meet the eligibility criteria:  http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financialassistance/admissionscholarships.html.
        NOV 7/14 - Queens Chancellor Scholarship In-School Deadline - The Queens Chancellor's Scholarship requires an In-School Nomination.  The deadline to request a nomination by your school may be different than advertised, please contact your Counsellor or Career Advisor for details and instructions.   Further details at:  http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financialassistance/admissionscholarships.html
Complete application package and instructions for schools:      
(Chancellor's Nomination - instruction for schools - can be found on page 11 of the application package:  www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financialassistance/admissionscholarships/major/MAA_1415.pdf)
        DEC 1/14- Queens Bank of Montreal Awards (non-nominated) - Students may submit their own application by December 1/14.
Students may apply for both these awards, depending on the criteria, by submitting a single Major Admission Award Application.  If financial need is a criterion of a major admission award students must submit an Admission Bursary Application in addition to the Major Admission Award Application. The Admission Bursary Application will be available on your SOLUS Student Center.
Both types of scholarship applications must be received by the Student Awards Office by December 1, 2014.  
Complete application package and instructions:      

DEC 1/14  Pearson College (United World College) Scholarship deadline
Pearson College UWC is a two-year pre-university school (Grade 12 and Gap Year) for up to 200 students from over 100 countries There’s only one way to get there—by scholarship, worth $80,000 over two years.  The College was named in honour of the work done by the late Canadian Prime Minister and Canada’s only Nobel Peace Laureate, Lester B. Pearson. Prime Minister Pearson initiated the work to found a United World College “of the Pacific” as a way of continuing the promotion of peace and understanding in the world.  Pearson College is one of 13 UWC schools and colleges worldwide.  For entry in 2015, applicants should be in Grade 11 as of September 2014, and be 16 or 17 years old as of September 2015.  For more information visit:  http://www.pearsoncollege.ca/   http://www.pearsoncollege.ca/p/?pgn=Apply&subpgn=ApplyAsCanadian&pn=ApplyAsCanadian

DEC 1/14 - Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards - 9th Annual AFOA - Potashcorp
Three students in Grade 11/12 will be selected to attend AFOA Canada's 15th Anniversary National Conference in Winnipeg, MB and to participate in a special 4 day youth program designed to introduce youth to in-demand careers in Aboriginal finance and management.  Successful recipients are also eligible for a $5,000 scholarship.  For more info call 1-866-722-2362 email youthawards@afoa.ca or visit www.afoa.ca

DEC 1/14  - Glazing Contractors Association of BC Bursary Deadline
Glaziers are the professionals who measure, cut, prepare, install and repair glass and its associated metal structures.  The Glazing Contractors Association of BC (GCABC) award bursaries to persons interested in pursuing a career in Glazing installation and/or fabrication.  GCABC will pay the costs for your tuition. There are two apprentice training centers in BC. Each has their own pricing. The award will depend on the intuition fees required by each provider and will be allocated accordingly.  More information is available at:
Questions?...phone: 604.588.0245   
Deadline for submissions is December 1 of every year

DEC 3/14 (Wednesday) - In-School Deadline - Canadian Schulich Leader Scholarships
...are undergraduate scholarships for students intending to enroll in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) areas of study at a minimum of one of the 20 selected universities.  One scholarship is valued at $60,000 CAD and is designated for a Schulich Leader pursuing a degree in a science, technology or mathematics (non engineer-based program).  The second scholarship is valued at $80,000 CAD and is designated for a Schulich Leader pursuing a degree in an engineering program.
All Canadian secondary schools may submit one Schulich Leader Nominee each. Schulich Leader Nominees are selected by their individual schools and must possess at least two of three criteria:
1.     Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership
2.     Academic excellence
3.     Financial need
To be considered for nomination, hand in a completed reference letter form (available in the Career Centre) to your counsellor committee by the in-school deadline date.
**Note that each school in Richmond has their own set in-school deadline date**
See your Counsellor or the Career Centre for more info. For details visit:  http://schulichleaders.com/           FAQ'S:  http://schulichleaders.com/frequently-asked-questions

DEC 8/14 - Electronic Arts Teen Animation Scholarship Program/Arts Umbrella offers a unique opportunity for students aged 14-19 to apply for this 15 week program which runs Sundays 2:30 - 4:30pm starting January, 2015, and concludes with a showcase of work at EA Games in June, 2015.  Students will have the chance to work with professional animators from EA Games to explore ideas and experiment with animation, while developing a strong portfolio piece, and improving critical thinking and artistic practice.  Full scholarships for this program will be awarded to accepted students.  For complete information and application, visit your Career Centre or visit:
www.artsumbrella.com/programs/scholarships.  For any other questions, please contact Student Services or Sara Whitney, Co-ordinator, Visual Arts, 604-681-5268 ext. 238, or swhitney@artsumbrella.com.

DEC 8/14 - HOUSE OF COMMONS PAGE PROGRAM
Each year, 40 students are selected from high schools and CEGEPs across Canada to come to Ottawa to work as Pages in the House of Commons. Pages have the opportunity to learn about the House of Commons while witnessing the legislative process first hand.
Those hired as Pages work on a part-time basis during their first year of study at one of the universities in the National Capital Region. To qualify, you must
    • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
     • be graduating from a secondary school or a CEGEP (with no academic interruptions) and be commencing full-time studies at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region in September of the year of employment as a Page;
     • have an overall academic average of at least 80% in the transcript of your final marks from last year (Grade 11 or secondary IV or your first year of CEGEP (Québec)), and maintain this average in subsequent transcripts of your marks;
     • be able to communicate fluently in both official languages as evaluated by the House of Commons; and be accepted at one of the following universities in the National Capital Region: Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University or Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO).

DEC 10/14   UBC Major Entrance Scholarship deadline - (MES decisions will be announced at the end of April 2014).   
The Major Entrance Scholarship (MES) program offers awards available to entering students at UBC, including a one-time award of approximately $5,000 and renewable awards of up to $40,000 payable over four years.  These scholarships recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. Applications are now open for the 2014-15 academic year.  Students will be automatically considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship if they apply to UBC through the online application by December 10, 2014. This is the only way to apply for a Major Entrance Scholarship.  High school students who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible.  The information that Canadian applicants submit in their Personal Profile will be used for admissions and for Major Entrance Scholarship consideration. Students wishing to be considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship must submit their online application by December 10, 2014. This includes paying the admission fee and submitting marks as requested in the online application.  For details visit:  http://you.ubc.ca/tuition-scholarships/canada-scholarships/major-entrance/

UBC General Bursaries -Bursaries are non-repayable awards that are designed to help fill a student's "unmet need" which is the gap between assessed financial need and available government assistance.  To be eligible students must have applied for a student loan and have an unmet need for the same session.  The bursary application is separate from the student loan application and has a separate deadline.  Please visit  www.students.ubc.ca/finance for details.

                  

JAN 15/15 - Future Aces Foundation Scholarship deadline - We seek candidates who participate extensively in activities that focus on character, community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes and be in financial need to further educational plans.  The minimum amount of the scholarship is $1,000.  For more information visit: www.futureaces.org/

JAN 16/15 - University of Western Ontario National Scholarship Program 'In-school' deadline
-Five (5) President's Entrance Scholarships valued at $65,000
-Three (3) International President's Entrance Scholarships valued at $50,000. These scholarships are reserved for international students (not Canadian citizens or Permanent residents of Canada)
-Up to 15 Faculty Entrance Scholarships valued at $30,000
-One (1) Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award valued at $64,000
-Up to 50 National Merit Awards valued at $2,000
As part of the application process, students are required to obtain a nomination from their school.  Each school can nominate up to four (4) students.  All applicants must have obtained a minimum overall academic average of 90% on all Grade 12 courses.  The Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award has a financial need component. For details visit: www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/national_scholarship_program.html  Questions?  Contact Norma Merino 1-519-661-2111 ext 85958 or email:  nmerino@uwo.ca  To be considered for nomination, submit a completed scholarship/reference letter form to your scholarship representative/counsellor by the 'in-school' deadline date.  Deadline for schools is Feb 14/15    

JAN 26/15- University of Guelph National Scholarships Deadline - The University of Guelph offers 12 scholarships valued at $34,000 ea. and includes a research assistantship position and mentorship by one of Guelph's leading professors.  These scholarships reward top students from across the nation and recognize academic excellence, innovation, community and school engagement and leadership. A variety of Chancellors' scholarships as well as the Presidents' scholarships are available.Guelph no longer requires a nomination by the school - students apply directly to the University of Guelph forconsideration.  Students must achieve a minimum 90% admission average to be considered.  Students are required to submit the on-line application no later than Jan. 26/15.  Visit Website for details:  http://www.uoguelph.ca/president/scholars/ 

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 31/14 - The TEAL Charitable Foundation [TCF] Refugee 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: www.bcteal.org

JAN 31/15 (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-scholarship 

FEB 1/15 -Terry Fox Humanitarian Award deadline -20 awards of $7,000 annually, toward the cost of post-secondary studies at a Canadian institution for a maximum of 4 years or until a first degree is obtained.  Criteria includes: demonstrating the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship and Humanitarian service while in pursuit of academic, extra-curricular, amateur sports, fitness, health and voluntary community service endeavours.  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.   More information and application forms are available at: www.terryfoxawards.ca  

FEB 1/15 - Beaverbrook - Vimy Prize Deadline (midnight local time) - This prize is a two week scholarship program with fifteen Canadian, English and French students to museums, battlefields, cemeteries in England, France and Belgium to learn about WW I and II.
The application is open to 15-17 year olds with a 70% average and proven leadership skills.  For further information please visit the website: https://www.vimyfoundation.ca/Beaverbrook

FEB 1/14 - Queens Other Merit Based Awards Deadline - See website for specific award criteria:   http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financialassistance/admissionscholarships/other.html

FEB 2/15 - Future Aces Foundation Scholarship deadline - We seek candidates who participate extensively in activities that focus on character, community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes and be in financial need to further educational plans. The minimum amount of the scholarship is $1,000. For more information visit: www.futureaces.org/scholarship/application

FEB 2/15   The Canadian Association of Principals 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.  http://cdnprincipals.org/cap-student-leadership-award/   The actual application deadline is (postmarked) March 1, 2015.

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   

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.
This year’s Zenith in Action competition will be held on April 6th, 2014, and the deadline for applications is February 7th, 2014.  Visit http://www.ryfoundation.org/events/zenith-in-action/

FEB 14/14 -The British Columbia School Superintendents Association will award six scholarships to students planning to pursue post-secondary studies in Education. Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship must be currently enrolled in their final year of studies at a public secondary school in British Columbia and expected to graduate in 2014. One finalist will be 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.
In selecting the recipients for this year’s awards, the scholarship committees will consider academic achievement, as indicated on each applicant’s school transcript of grades, 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 life or lives of others.
The winners will be announced in the Spring of 2014.
Only complete applications will be accepted for the scholarship selection process. Please ensure your package contains the required information and documents.
Winners will be awarded a cheque once proof of post-secondary registration has been provided to the BCSSA.
Application form may be downloaded at www.bcssa.org

FEB 14/14 - Huron Hellmuth Scholarship Application Deadline -  Huron will award up to ten scholarships, each valued at $30,000 (over four years).  Students must have applied to Huron and meet the following criteria:  Recipients normally have a midterm average of 90%or better and have outstanding achievement in volunteer/community service, athletics, the arts, and/or student life.  Applications can be submitted by mail or email.  Visit website for details:  http://www.huronuc.ca/FS/MoneyMatters/Scholarships  
   
FEB 15/15 - Corpus Christi College Step Into Leadership Scholarship Nomination Deadline - Scholarship awards full tuition, up to 10 courses in 1 academic year, to students with a current Gr 12 GPA of 84% who have demonstrated leadership and community service.  Students must have applied to and intend to enroll in CCC for 2015/16.  Students submit 3 references and an essay. Students must be nominated by their school.  Each school can nominate up to 3 students.  For the online application form and information on the nomination process visit: http://corpuschristi.ca/step-leadership-nominated-excellence-award

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 19/15 3pm EST RBC Royal Bank Leading Change Scholarships 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 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. Please see terms and conditions. Visit  http://scholarships.rbc.com/Undergraduate.aspx

Feb 20/15- Huron University College Scholarships Deadline -
Huron Automatic Entrance Scholarships (no application required) - Scholarships range from 3,000 to $10,000 over 4 years depending on a students average. To qualify students must achieve a final admission average of 80% or better.  Scholarships will be calculated based on the students' final admission average for the program to which they are admitted.
Hellmuth Scholarship (application required) - Up to ten scholarships each valued at $30,000 (over 4 years).  To qualify students normally have a midterm average of 90% or better and outstanding achievement in volunteer/community service, athletic, the arts and/or student life. Applications available at:  www.huronuc.ca/FS/MoneyMatters/Scholarships   

FEB 27/15 - 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 BCGEU members or staff and who are currently enrolled or registering in full-time or part-time post-secondary programs within the next year at a Canadian educational institution listed with HRSDC Canada http://www.canlearn.ca/eng/tools/designated/index.shtml.

FEB 27/15  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 and announced on April 30, 2015.  A letter of recommendation and short essay are required. For details and application form visit: www.parachutecanada.org/downloads/resources/Stacey_Levitt_Memorial_Award_-_Application_Form.pdf

FEB 28/15   KPU (Surrey) Open House
Are you interested in learning more about Kwantlen Polytechnic University?  Attend the upcoming KPU Open House in Surrey (11:00am - 3:00pm).   The event includes interactive exhibits, info sessions, Education Fair, and more!  Join KPU for an afternoon of entertainment, food trucks, and fantastic prizes.  Register before February 13th for an additional chance to win great prizes!
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 12666 72 Avenue, Surrey.  For more information and to register visit:   http://www.kpu.ca/openhouse  http://www.kpu.ca/openhouse/event-schedule


FEB 28/15  UVic Black Press Scholarship for Business Applicants
A $5,000 Black Press Business Scholarship is available to high school, transfer and continuing students entering the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business in September 2014. Awards will be based on academic merit, leadership and a demonstrated desire to make a positive difference in the world. To be eligible, you must apply to the BCom program and have submitted all scholarship documents to UVic. The scholarship deadline is February 28, 2014. Visit http://www.uvic.ca/gustavson/undergraduate/future/tuition/blackpress/index.php for more information.

FEB 28/15 - RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for Aboriginal Students Deadline  There are 10 awards offered, worth up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years. This award is offered to status and non-status Indians, Inuit or Metis pursuing post-secondary education. For details visit:  http://www.rbc.com/careers/aboriginal_student_awards.html

FEB 28/14 - BCCPAC Education Award - $1,000 award granted to a Gr 12 student who demonstrates good citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship and community service and has an understanding of the importance of parent involvement in education with reference to Parent Advisor Councils (PACs), District Parent Advisory Councils (DPACs) and/or BCCPAC.  Application requires a 300 to 500 word essay, a cover letter and 2 letters of reference.  (Note:  Children of current BCCPAC board members, staff, or contractors are not eligible to apply.)  Details and an application:  www.bccpac.bc.ca/bccpac-educational-award or visit your Career Center.              

FEB 28/15 - Simon Fraser University Entrance Scholarships - competition is open to high school students entering SFU with a minimum average of 90% (31 IB points).  These scholarships recognize excellent academic performance and commitment to school and community service, leadership, volunteer activity, the arts or athletics.  Online applications must be received by February 28th.  Please see website for details and application instructions:  www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/entrance/canadianhs/es-appreq.html
OTHER ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS:
Automatic Entrance Scholarships - SFU offers automatic entrance scholarships which recognize high academic achievement.  Students who apply for admission will automatically be considered.  See Website for details:  www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/entrance/canadianhs/es-noapp.html
Entrance Bursaries and other Entrance Scholarships and Awards - Entrance Bursaries recognize students with academic performance/potential and high financial need.  A minimum average of 80% is required.  Application required, see website for deadlines and details:  www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/entrance/canadianhs/eother.html

FEB 28/15 - UVic Black Press scholarship for business applicants
A $5,000 Black Press Business Scholarship is available to high school, transfer and continuing students entering the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business in September 2014. Awards will be based on academic merit, leadership and a demonstrated desire to make a positive difference in the world. To be eligible, you must apply to the BCom program and have submitted all scholarship documents to UVic. The scholarship deadline is February 28, 2014. Visit http://www.uvic.ca/gustavson/undergraduate/future/tuition/blackpress/index.php for more information.

FEB 28/14   Explore Program - Deadline to submit Application
Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program — Most expenses are covered!
Are you looking for a spring or summer program to learn French? Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Go Explore!
Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion course. You can take the course in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the courses, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. The educational institution you will be attending receives the bursary directly.
To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following three criteria. You must:
be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (those studying in Canada on student visas are not eligible); and
be at least in Grade 11 (secondary 5 in Quebec) during the preceding school year or be at the postsecondary level by the time your Explore course begins;
and have been a full-time student for at least one term during the current school year.
For more information and to apply online go to  http://www.myexplore.ca/en/


MAR 1/14 (final deadline)- University of Calgary Awards & Bursaries based on Academic Merit, Financial Need or Extra-Curricular Activities Application Deadlines - The University of Calgary offers scholarships and bursaries to students applying to the University on the basis of their high school grades.  Value: $500 - $7,500.  Open to students entering first year in an undergraduate degree program in the Fall Term. Students entering the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program or the English for Academic Purposes + Degree program are not eligible for these awards, and should apply prior to entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program. The scholarship average is based on the final grades of five Grade 11 courses (or the final grades of five Grade 12 courses, if available).
There are two deadlines for the High School Awards competition:
EARLY DEADLINE: December 15, 2013. Students who apply by the early deadline are considered for all high school awards including Chancellor's Club Scholarships, Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships, Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Awards and BHSc Scholarships.
FINAL DEADLINE: March 1, 2014. Students who apply between December 16, 2013 and March 1, 2014 are considered for all high school awards excluding Chancellor's Club Scholarships, Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships, Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Awards and BHSc Scholarships.

MAY 1/14 - DX Canadian High School Design Competition 2013/14
Design Exchange is proud to announce the 19th Annual DX Canadian High School Design Competition. The aim of the competition is to promote the study and awareness of various design disciplines in schools across Canada. The competition is open to all high school students studying in Canada. Prizes will be awarded in five categories – Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design, Architecture / Landscape Design, Interior Design, and Graphic Design. For details visit: http://www.dx.org/ and click on  Education.

MAR 1/14 - University of Calgary Admission Scholarships Deadline - Nearly $2.5 million in merit-based scholarships available each year.  No awards application required just apply for admission by March 1, 2014  If you are currently a high school student applying for admission to the University of Calgary in Fall 2014, you will be considered automatically for admission scholarships. The admission scholarships program is currently under review, and more details will be available later this fall.  Students entering the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program or the English for Academic Purposes + Degree program are not eligible for admission scholarships or competitive high school awards, and will be considered prior to entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program in the fall term only.

MAR 1/14 -The Canadian Association of Principals' Student Leadership Award "in-school" deadline The Canadian Association of Principals and Lifetouch Canada sponsor this award.  The purpose of this award is to recognize student leaders. Twelve (12) scholarships of $750.00 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 by the above date if you would like to be considered for nomination. http://cdnprincipals.org/cap-student-leadership-award/

University of Ottawa Admission Scholarships & Bursaries 2014-15
Renewable Admission Scholarships ($4,000 to $16,000) are offered automatically if admission average 80% or higher.
French Studies Bursary $4,000 ($1,000 per year) offered automatically if enrolled in a program taught in French or French Immersion, regardless of average.
MAR 1/14 - President's Scholarship Application Deadline (Renewable) - 6 awards of $7,500 per year and 18 awards of $1,500 to finalists.
MAR 1/14 - Chancellors's Scholarship Application Deadline (Renewable) - 6 awards of $6,500 per year and 18 awards of $1,500 to finalists
Please check website for eligibility and/or renewal criteria:  www.registrar.uottawa.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=4451   

MAR 09/15 (Midnight) Re/Max "Quest for Excellence" 2014 Bursary Program Application Deadline - RE/MAX of Western Canada are once again offering (16) $1,000 Quest for Excellence bursary program bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students. This program was established  to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students are to convey the contributions they have made to their communities in a short online essay, maximum 1,250 words. Key qualities students should demonstrate are leadership, motivation and communication skills. Other attributes may include volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities. Students can enter online at www.remax-western.ca/quest-excellence-application

MAR 15/15  The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship (The Canucks for kids Fund)
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. Visit: http://canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=88558

MAR 15/14 - Destination Clic - Bursary Program For Enrichment In French As A First Language - Deadline to Submit Application
Three-week intensive language program for enrichment in French as a first language for students in Grades 8 and 9 who have their permanent residence outside of Quebec. Destination Clic offers French workshops, social, cultural, and sports activities, and guided tours in the selected region. Destination Clic covers the cost of the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation, as well as part of the travel costs. Bursary recipients have to pay a $200 registration fee. The $2,000 bursary is paid directly to the host institution.
For more information visit: http://www.destinationclic.ca/en/

MAR 15/14  2014 Cressey Arts Grant deadline
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.

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:  csauro@shaw.ca

MAR 15/15 - Dalhousie Entrance Scholarships - Students wishing to apply for Scholarships need to apply for admission with supporting documents and submit a
General Entrance Award Application with supporting documents by March 15.  
General Entrance Awards range from $500-$41,900.  Students must have a minimum 80% admission average calculated based upon the five required courses for the program to which the student has applied, OR; minimum 26 predicted/anticipated IB Diploma points.
Harrison McCain Scholarship/Bursary Application (deadline March 1/15) Four renewable scholarships of $16,000 ($4,000 per year) awarded based on leadership, character and financial need.  Same educational criteria (noted above) applies.
For full details and requirements see:   http://www.dal.ca/scholarships. (under prospective students)  Questions:  contact Kate Sommers, Assit Registrar - Awards:     902-494-1432 or email:  kate.somers@dal.ca       
MAR 23/15 McMaster Engineering Entrance Scholarships
Hatch Scholarships - two scholarships valued at $48,000 each are awarded annually ($12,000 per year) to exceptional students entering McMaster's Engineering 1 Program.
(New) Dean's Excellence Entrance Scholarships - Twenty-four scholarships valued at $7,500 each and four valued at $10,000 each, will be awarded to exceptional students entering Engineering 1, Computer Science 1, or Bachelor of Technology 1 programs.
Criteria includes: academic excellence, demonstrated leadership experience, and involvement in extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities.
For details and the online application form www.eng.mcmaster.ca/future/schol.html
                
MAR 30/15 - Coast Capital Savings Youth Team Deadline to Apply - Come and work for Coast Capital Savings for one year, part-time during the school year and full-time in the summer.  This is a paid position for ambitious students currently in Grades 11 and 12.  Over the year you will learn about teamwork, professionalism, community awareness and leadership while helping out one of our local branches, plus representing CCS at community events, initiating a volunteer project and maybe dressing up as Wally the Whale.  Applications are available online. Visit [ http://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/youthteam ]http://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/youthteam.


MAR 30/14 -The Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse League is pleased to announce the seventh annual $2,000 bursary for graduating Grade 12 players who are registered in our U19 league. Players must have good lacrosse ability, demonstrate good sportsmanship, hold a 2.5 minimum GPA, and give back to the sport of field lacrosse through coaching and/or refereeing.Please forward your lacrosse portfolio (community field lacrosse only) and include a recent transcript of your grades, along with letters of reference from, for example, coaches, teachers, your association head coach, parents of players you coach, your association head referee, etc., to:
Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse Bursary Committee, c/o Tracy Dolbec, 22552 Kendrick Loop, Maple Ridge, BC  V2X 9W5
Application packages must be received by March 30, 2014.   For complete information, visit website: www.pcfll.bc.ca/bursary.html   
**Note - The bursary recipient will be announced at the PCFLL AGM, and will be paid to the recipient upon receipt of proof of payment to a post secondary institution, and must be redeemed by December 31 of the year following the announcement.  

MAR 31/15 - Capilano University Entrance Awards Deadline - Capilano University entrance awards recognize excellence in scholastic, athletic, and artistic achievement, as well as demonstrated commitment to community involvement and leadership endeavours.  Visit Capilano's website for entrance award descriptions, selection criteria and application instructions:  www.capilanou.ca/entrance-awards/  

MAR 31/15 -  Ministry of Education's Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship Deadline - (PTES) is a $5,000 annual scholarship that recognizes exceptional Grade 12 students planning to enter the field of teaching. The PTES will be awarded to 20 graduating students intending to enter a BC faculty of education program. Scholarship winners will be awarded a $5,000 voucher to redeem upon entrance to one of BC’s faculty of education programs. For more details on eligibility and selection criteria and to print out an application form visit: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/topic.page?id=61BA57D5EE90467F8C45EBC139DF2FFA&title=Pathway%20to%20Teacher%20Education%20Scholarship

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

MAR 31/15  UVic Entrance Scholarships
UVic awards entrance scholarships to outstanding September 2015 applicants. To be considered, you must be admitted and self-report your grade 12 marks (February 1 to March 31, 2015). Students with an average of 85% or higher will be offered scholarship between $2,000 and $26,000. Note: students who self-report their grade 11 marks http://registrar.uvic.ca/undergrad/admissions/apps/self-reporting/  in fall 2013 must self-report their grade 12 marks from February 1 to March 31, 2015, to be considered for entrance scholarships.Scholarship information is available at:  www.uvic/safa

MAR 31/15 – BC Hydro Power Pioneers Community Service Award deadline
The award (20 X $1,000 awards) recognizes young people (students 18 years and under), who dedicate a significant amount of their time and energy to volunteering in their communities. Candidates must 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.  These awards are available in 15 regions of BC. For details and application visit:  http://www.powerpioneers.com/Community_Projects/youth_award.aspx
For more information visit www.powerpioneers.com Or call 604.623.3790.

MAR 31/14 - University of Ottawa Education Bursary Application Deadline (Renewable) - $4,000 ($1,000 per year)  Offered to students who demonstrate financial need.  Please check website for eligibility and/or renewal criteria:  www.registrar.uottawa.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=4451   

MAR 31/14 - Richmond Country Club Junior Golf Bursary - This is an opportunity for promising junior golfers who may not otherwise be able to maintain or afford an annual junior golf membership at a private golf club to be a member of the RCC Junior Golf Program. The current value of an annual junior golf membership is $595 + tax.
Open to boys and girls who meet the criteria set out below. The criteria may be altered by the Junior Scholarship Committee at any time without notice.
 
- Available to boys and girls aged 11 to 16
- Must actively participate in all aspects of RCC’s Junior Golf Program
- Must have and maintain a minimum average scholastic standing of 70%
- Should have a qualified resume of volunteer work and proven participation in extracurricular and community activities
- Participation on school or community athletic teams, or in zone or provincial golf tournaments, will be viewed favourably
- Successful applicants must volunteer to assist the Junior Golf Coordinator throughout the year

A maximum of four (4) annual golf memberships will be awarded each season: 2 for boys and 2 for girls. Final decisions will be made by the Junior Scholarship Committee and then recommended to the Match Committee for approval.  Please see your Career Centre for an Application form.  Applications may be faxed to 604-241-3706, or emailed to Mark Strong at mstrong@richmond-cc.org

MAR 31/15 $500 Acting Out Grad –Theatre Arts Scholarship Deadline
We are pleased to announce the InviteRight SchoolTools scholarship program for graduating high school students across Canada. The scholarship encourages students to be active and involved in their school and community. Show off your theatrics! Open to Grade 12 students. Students applying for this scholarship should describe how they express themselves through music, acting or working behind-the-scenes. Submit links to videos, web pages or Facebook pages that highlight your contributions and show off all your great accomplishments. Include the name/letter of the supporting Drama teacher.
Visit: schooltools.emsend7lnk.com/lt.php?s=a7355f5b2fbbd73202452983f3ab0e52&i=46A82A18A198

MAR 31/15 4pm 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-secondary institutions or Aboriginal-run institutions. Visit: http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/aboriginal

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)
For details and to download the application: http://www.scouts.ca/ca/how-apply-scholarship

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 - Douglas College Entrance Awards Application Deadline - Entrance awards are available to students entering Douglas College in September directly from high school.  For a complete list of awards and instructions on how to apply visit:  www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/financial/financial-aid/scholarships/applying.  (Note:  The online application forms are not available until Feb 1st)

APR 1/15 WorkSafe BC 2015 Student Safety Video Contest Deadline - Using the theme, No bullies at work - my right to a safe and respectful workplace, create a video (maximum 2 minutes) that explores the topic of bullying and harassment 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!
There are categories for students in Grades 8-10, Grades 11-12 and a new category for post-secondary students under 25 years old. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 1, 2015. But remember: the sooner your video is posted, the more people will have a chance to view it.

APR 1/15 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 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
For more information and to apply online go to http://www.pdkintl.org/awards/prospective.htm

APR 9/15- Kwantlen Polytechnic University "Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarships & General Awards"
The Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarships & General Awards are available for high school students entering Kwantlen for the first time. Online applications are available through the Kwantlen self-service system.
How to apply for a scholarship or award?
Step 1 - apply to Kwantlen
Step 2 - once you have a student number, check out the scholarship and awards website at: www.kpu.ca/awards

APR 15/15 McMaster Engineering Entrance Scholarships
Hatch Scholarship for Aboriginal Students - the scholarship valued at $32,000 ($8,000 per year) for a full time aboriginal student entering a McMaster Engineering Level 1 program
For details and the online application form www.eng.mcmaster.ca/future/schol.html

APR 15/15 The Pacific Cast Field Lacrosse League is pleased to announce the eighth annual $2,000 bursary for graduating Grade 12 students who are registered players in our U19 league.  Players must have good lacrosse ability, demonstrate good sportsmanship, give back to the sport of field lacrosse through coaching and/or refereeing and hold a 2.5 minimum GPA. Visit:  http://www.pcfll.bc.ca/bursary.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 15/15  Richmond Fire Fighter Association Jock Murdoch Memorial Scholarship deadline This bursary ($500 max per person) is in memory of Reverend John D. ( Jock ) Murdoch and will be awarded to a student planning to major in fine arts at a post-secondary institute.  Applicants will need to submit a one page cover letter with a brief history of hobbies, personal and academic interests. References and a transcripts must also be enclosed with the application.  Scholarship applications are available at:

APR 15/15  Richmond Fire Fighters Association Family Scholarship deadline
Richmond firefighters offer an annual scholarship 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/application is open to anyone attending or planning to attend a post secondary institute. Applicants will need to submit a one page cover letter with a brief history of community involvement, hobbies, athletic and academic interests. References and a transcripts must also be enclosed with the application. Visit:

APR 15/15 Richmond Fire Fighters Association - Community Scholarship Program Deadline
$1000 will be awarded to a high school graduate who has an exceptional record of contribution to the community.  Applicants will need to submit a one page cover letter with a brief history of their community involvement, hobbies, athletic and academic interests. References and a transcript showing a minimum of 2.5 GPA must also be enclosed with the application. Applications:

APR 15/15 Province of British Columbia - The Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Bursary Fund
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.  For more information visit:  

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 22/15 - BC Technology Scholarship
Supporting the development of BC's technology workforce of the future. Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Technology Scholarship Program provides grants to students who have a proven passion for technology, a desire to work in a tech company, and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a technology-related discipline (including Engineering, Digital Media, Product Management, Bio-tech, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Computer Science, and more.)
2015 Grant Amounts:
2 x $5,000 for current University and College students.
4 x $1,000 for Grade 12 Graduates entering post-secondary.

APR 24/15 - postmarked deadline - The 20th Annual Sears DX Canadian High School Design Competition
This competition promotes the study and awareness of all design disciplines in schools across Canada. The competition is open to high school students, at junior (grades 10 and below) and senior (grades
11 and above) levels. Prizes will be awarded in five categories – Architecture/Interior Design, Costume Design, Fashion and Industrial Design. Visit:  http://www.dx.org/site/design_exchange/assets/pdf/hsc2015_brief_web.pdf

APR 27/15 - BC School Sports Scholarships - application deadline16 awards totalling $8,400
Dave Gifford Memorial Awards: 2 x $700 each = $1,400
This scholarship is for one male and one female student who truly excels as a student-athlete. Applicants must have competed in at least two BCSS approved sports during grade 12. Unsuccessful applicants for the Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship will automatically be considered for their respective Zone Scholarship.
Zone Awards:  2 x $500 to each of the 7 zones (1 male/1 female) = $7,000
For information and applications see: http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/recognition/scholarships

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.​
Eligibility Requirements:
  • 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)
For details visit: http://www.soarps.org/

APR 30/14 - Deadline - BC Arts Council Scholarship (BCAC) provides scholarship funding of up to $6,000 per individual per year, to high achieving BC art students. BC Residents accepted for full-time studies and pursuing a fine arts diploma or degree at a recognized college, university, institution or academy in any country in the world can apply. Recognized areas of artistic study include:
~arts administration    
~community-based arts practice
~museology and conservation studies     
~literary (creative writing, publishing)
~dance (performance, choreography in all genres)
~media arts (film, video, television, audio/sound art, new media, interactive digital media)    
~theatre (acting, directing, technical, design, musical theatre including stage and/or film)
~music (performance, composition in all genres)         
~visual arts, craft, and curatorial practice
Note that the Scholarship Awards Program is highly competitive. Candidates must check with the BC Arts Council to confirm that the institution he/she wishes to attend is recognized by the Council. Details are available on the website.The application deadline is April 30, 2014. For more information and application forms see: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/artists/youth/scholarship_awards.html

Apr 30/14 Lifetime Eyecare Service Hero Achievement Scholarship deadline - Lifetime Eyecare is presenting two $1000 scholarships to a graduating grade 12 who is a top "hero" dedicated to supporting their community, those in need or the planet in general. The recipient must be dedicated to continuing their work in the future and their post-secondary education will be related to their ongoing commitment to helping others, empowering others and/or educating others.

APR 30/15 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Society - International Scholarships Programs Deadline. Students taking cultural/language learning abroad.

Indspire Building Brighter Future:  Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards:  http://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/
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 - Technical Education in the Oil & Gas, Trades & Technology Fields: http://indspire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/indspire-building-brighter-futures-ogtt-general-application-2015-en.pdf   
Open All Year - Oil & Gas, Trades & Technology Award - Apprenticeship:  https://indspire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/indspire-ogtt-apprenticeship-2014.pdf

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 30/14 - Sweat Your Way Out Scholarship Deadline
For the student athlete who demonstrates school spirit throughout the year. Includes special awards (MVP, team captain, league championship, class president etc.) $500. Invite Right School Tools

APR 30/14 (4pm)  BC Arts Council Scholarship Awards deadline. Up to $6,000 will be offered to students entering a full-time post secondary program in the Arts.  Recognized areas of artistic study include:
~arts administration    
~community-based arts practice
~museology and conservation studies     
~literary (creative writing, publishing)
~dance (performance, choreography in all genres)
~media arts (film, video, television, audio/sound art, new media, interactive digital media)    
~theatre (acting, directing, technical, design, musical theatre including stage and/or film)
~music (performance, composition in all genres)         
~visual arts, craft, and curatorial practice
Note that the Scholarship Awards Program is highly competitive. Candidates must check with the BC Arts Council to confirm that the institution he/she wishes to attend is recognized by the Council. Details are available on the website.  www.bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/artists/youth/scholarship_awards.html 

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 - The Richmond Community Foundation holds endowment funds that have been designated for scholarships for Richmond students. 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), Apprenticeship Programs
RichCity Idol Scholarship – Performing Arts
If you have questions about your eligibility, please call 604-270-4483 or e-mail info@richmondfoundation.org.

APR 30/15 - BC Hockey Scholarships Deadline - Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving recipients who are in their graduating year of high school and are presently registered members with BC Hockey, or former members of the organization currently playing in the Western Hockey League.
All BC Hockey members are eligible including officials, players, coaches, and volunteers. See website for the eligibility criteria, application procedures and the online form:  http://www.bchockey.net/Awards/Scholarships.aspx.
Questions contact:  BC Hockey office at 250.652.2978.    

BC SCHOOL SPORTS:  Students should check on www.bcschoolsports.ca to check for current available 2014 scholarships. 

Other BC School Sports  scholarships can be found on

APR 30/15 - post-marked by - Unlock Your Future Scholarship DeadlineUnlock 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:

MAY 1/15 - Richmond City Baseball Assoc. Scholarship Deadline (nomination letter required) - These awards, offered in denominations of $500 to $1000 up to a maximum of $2000 annually, are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in community, athletics and school.  Students must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident graduating from a British Columbia secondary school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or B average and have played a minimum of one year (season) in the RCBA within the past 5 calendar years.  Students must have applied to or is planning to attend a post secondary institution after graduation.  The application requires a nomination letter from someone who is well-acquainted with you and who can comment on your character, academic qualifications, and leadership. These individuals may include – but are not limited to – coaches, teachers, counselors, principals, supervisors from work and volunteer positions, and/or community or religious leaders.  Please see website for detailed  instructions:  http://richmondcitybaseball.ca/page.php?page_id=61572 

MAY 1/15 - Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship -Application Deadline. In this inaugural year, there will be two scholarships of $500 each that will be awarded to one male and one female student-athlete enrolled in member schools. Consideration will be given to an applicant’s participation in badminton for a school team, their volunteerism and involvement in their community. For applications see: http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/recognition/scholarships

MAY 01/15 - The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition Deadline
From 2015, the contest will be known as ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition’, in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s role as both Head of the Commonwealth and Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society.
For 132 years, the competition has inspired thousands of young writers from all over the world. Run by the RCS, this schools’ international writing contest – the world's oldest and largest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project. In 2014, nearly 10,000 young people from 44 Commonwealth countries and territories took part. For details visit:

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 1/15 - Bert & Gerta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship -Application deadline
There will be two $500 scholarships for a male and female student enrolled in member schools. Criteria for selection will include applicant's participation in badminton for a school's team, volunteerism and community involvement. More information can be found at:

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 1/14 - Air Cadet League of Canada- the Birchall Scholarship, the Dale Scholarship and  the Young Citizen Foundation Scholarship deadline. These 3 annual scholarships are open to current Royal Canadian Air Cadets who demonstrate scholastic achievement, involvement  in qualified citizenship development programs, who are in their final year of high school or have graduated, and who will go directly into a program that leads to a degree, diploma or professional or technical qualification. For further information and application see:   http://www.aircadetleague.com/en/documents/201413095224.pdf

MAY 1/14 postmarked on or before. Indspire (formerly NAAF) Fine Arts Awards Program
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. For information and to apply visit:

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 - 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/

FOR THE FOLLOWING  Six (6) SCHOLARSHIPS...USE THE WHITE 'REFERENCE LETTER REQUEST' FORM (available in our Career Centre) and SUBMIT THE COMPLETED DOCUMENT(S) TO MS. ANNE GILLRIE-CARRE AT THE RICHMOND SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE  
MAY 5/14 -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 5/2014 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)

MAY 5/14 -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.

MAY 5/14 -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.

MAY 5/14 -IODE Scholarship deadline  (1 x $500) - For a female student who has successfully completed grade 12 in a Richmond Secondary School based on outstanding student leadership and community service.  Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of life for children, youth and those in need.  Applicants should include documentation of extra-curricular activities as well as two personal references.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

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 
      
Applications received/mailed to:  Ms. Anne Gillrie-Carre, District Administrator
                                               School District No. 38 (Richmond)
                                               7811 Granville Avenue
                                               Richmond, BC  
                                                V6Y 3E3

MAY 8/15 - The Catherine Logan Eddy Scholarship Deadline
The Catherine Logan Eddy 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 tertiary institution in BC. Visit: http://bctesol.ca/?page_id=33


MAY 8/15 - Subway Soccer Scholarship - Application deadline
There will be four scholarships of $500 each that will be awarded to two male and two female student-athlete enrolled in member schools. More information on the scholarships, including specific criteria and application instructions may be found on our website: http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/subway-soccer-scholarship

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)
-Bursaries (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: kcuadmin@khalsacredit.com 

MAY 15/15 - Richmond Girls Soccer Association Scholarship (RGSA) - The Richmond Girls Soccer Association (RGSA) annually awards $2000.00 in total scholarships with a maximum of 4 scholarships to be awarded from that amount, to Grade 12 graduating girls who are currently involved in an RGSA program as a player, coach, referee or any other position within the RGSA. The successful applicant will satisfy or has achieved some or all of the following criteria:
• A minimum of four years involvement as a player in RGSA programs.
• Be currently involved in an RGSA program (as Player, Coach, Administrative Volunteer, or Referee).
• Currently, or in the past four years, has served as Coach, Volunteer, Referee in an RGSA program.
• Currently resides in the City of Richmond.
• An academic standing of a minimum C+ average.
• Has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership.

MAY 15/15 - CUPE 716 Scholarship Deadline
This year we have a total of five (5) scholarships available for the children of CUPE 716 members.
To apply for one of the $500 scholarships applicants must complete the “Richmond School Board Employees’ Union CUPE Local 716 Scholarship Application”.
To apply for the $1000 scholarship applicants must complete the “Gordon James Cameron Memorial Scholarship CUPE 716 Scholarship Application”.
Applicants may complete the forms for both the $500 and the $1000 scholarship if they meet the criteria.
Please pay close attention to the deadline for applying: May 15, 2015. Students can get the forms from their career advisors.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sharon Schick at the CUPE 716 office by phone: 604‐273‐1651 (Mon - Wed, 7:00am – 2:30pm) OR on Richnet.

MAY 15/14   Douglas College ~ Entrance Bursaries deadline
Douglas College has a 'new' entrance bursary program for the 2014/15 academic year.  There are 16 entrance bursaries available, worth $2,000 each semester, based on financial need.  The minimum requirements for the Douglas College Entrance Bursary are:
1) Financial need (to be determined by the Douglas College Financial Aid Office);
2) Be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or convention refugee;
3) Plan to, and must ultimately, enroll in a minimum 12 credit course load in any program or Faculty at Douglas College;
4) Must be graduating from a senior secondary school in Metro Vancouver
The deadline to apply is May 15, 2014.  If you have questions, contact Financial Aid at 604-527-5487; link: http://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/financial/financial-aid  The application form is available in your Career Centre.

MAY 15/15   Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko Scholarship deadline
Students between the ages of 13 and 18 are eligible to apply. There are two types available:
Type I. Post-Secondary scholarship
-available for Post-Secondary study at an approved college or university program, in the amount of $1000.  Students will be required to submit a completed application form, including a 300-word essay, two letters of reference, and a current transcript of grades.
Type II.        Cultural scholarship
-available for the study of Ukrainian culture and/or language in an approved program, in the amount of $500.  Students will be required to submit a completed application form, two letters of reference, a brief explanation as to why you feel you are a deserving candidate, and a current transcript of grades.
Note that both scholarships require that one of the letters of reference be from a member of the Ukrainian community.  
Contact: Your Career Advisor, or Tanya Zukewich at (604) 241-2300 or the Ukrainian Community Society at 604-274-4119.  http://www.ivanfranko.ca/about_us/youth_scholarships/

MAY 15/15 - 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 2015.  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 15/15.  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.           

MAY 21/14 - Show Us Your Skills - Video Contest for Trades - Visit the Discover Trades BC page and upload a video before Wednesday May 21st and show the skills you have and demonstrate how passionate you are about the trade you have selected. Over $3,000 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
                           Richmond BC
                            V6Y 3E3

MAY 28/15 - Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary Deadline. There are three awards up to a maximum 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/

MAY 29/15  - 2015 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 program in first year agricultural studies, 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 May 29, 2015. Application forms and complete details are available at:  www.monsanto.ca/ourcommitments/Pages/OpportunityScholarship.aspx.  Questions contact Monsanto Canada at 1-800-667-4944            

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 30/14 - Fraser Institute Essay Contest deadline - this contest is open to Canadian and foreign students.  High school students will be considered in a separate category with a cash prize of $500.  Winning submissions will also be published in Fraser Institute journals.   Essays should be 1000-1500 words in length.  1st Prize: $1,500 2nd Prize: $1,000 3rd Prize: $500.
For complete contest details, visit:  www.studentessaycontest.org

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 31/14  Steveston Community Society Annual Scholarship.  The Society provides an annual scholarship to each of their two catchment high schools - Steveston-London and R.A. McMath - to support a graduate who intends to pursue a post-secondary education in the field of recreation or similar program, and who best exemplifies the "Spirit of Steveston" by having a well-rounded record of service to the community. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who:
have volunteered for the Steveston Community Society
demonstrate strong leadership at school and in the community
demonstrate a strong history of volunteerism at school and in the community
are planning a career in recreation or similar field to benefit the community
An application form is posted each spring on the Steveston Community website:
[Link]http://www.stevestoncommunitysociety.com/. Deadline to apply is May 31 directly to Steveston Community Society at Steveston Community Centre.

MAY 31/14 - Making Grad Great – Graduation Scholarship Deadline
This $500 scholarship goes to the student who best displays how they went the extra mile to make grad special at their school.  Invite Right School Tools

MAY 31/14 - ABCDE Drama Scholarship deadline - the Association of BC Drama Educators will be awarding a scholarship ($750) to a Grade 12 student in British Columbia who intends to pursue a career in Theatre and will be attending a post-secondary institution. Applications are available at: http://www.bcdramateachers.com/abcde-student-scholarship.html
*NOTE that the school drama teacher sponsoring your application must be a current member of the Association of BC Drama Educators
(ABCDE) or your application will not be considered.  

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

JUN 1/15 - The Catherine Logan Eddy Scholarship Deadline
The Catherine Logan Eddy 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 tertiary institution in BC. Visit: http://bctesol.ca/?page_id=33

JUN 1/15   Fraser Institute Student Essay Contest 2015
Showcase your ideas on public policy and the role of markets.  Special category for high school students only: 1st Prize: $1,500, 2nd Prize: $1,000, 3rd Prize: $500.  Winning essays may be published in Fraser Institute journals.  See the following website to view the Essay Topic for this year.  For more information call: 1-800-665-3558, ext. 538 or email mirranda.cross@fraserinstitute.org   For more detail and the application, visit:  http://www.fraserinstitute.org/education-programs/students/essay-contest.aspx 

Indspire Building Brighter Future:  Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards:  http://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/
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:   

These students will excel in a particular sport and exemplify the values, commitment and contribution to the community held by Jack Farley, an honoured member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Winners will receive $2,000, which is to be applied to their education at a post-secondary institution here in British Columbia. Applicants must be graduating from grade 12 and demonstrate that they plan to attend a registered college or university in British Columbia within 12 months of graduation. Details: http://www.bcsportshalloffame.com/about-us/scholarships/

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
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JUN 5/15 - BC Sports Hall of Fame - Jack Farley Youth Sports Achievement Awards Deadline - These awards will go to one outstanding male and one outstanding female amateur athlete graduating from a BC secondary school.  These students will excel in a particular sport and exemplify the values, commitment and contribution to the community.  Each winner will receives $2,000 towards their education at a BC post-secondary institution.  Details and application form at:  http://www.bcsportshalloffame.com/education-programs/scholarships/

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  Epilepsy Society membership  www.bcepilepsy.com/programs_and_services/scholarships.aspx

JUN 14/14 -Abbott & Fenner (Business Consultants) Scholarship deadline
-the A&F Scholarship is available to high school 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.  Your submissions must be sent by email to:
For more information visit:  

JUN 14/15- 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 viist: http://www.safa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SAFA-SCHOLARSHIPS2015.pdf    http://www.safa.ca/youth-initiatives/

JUN 15/14 - Automotive Aftermarket Industry (AIA) - Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) $1,000 Scholarship - AIA is the national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. The aftermarket is a $19.4 billion industry that employs more than 420,000 people. The industry is composed of companies that manufacture, distribute and install automotive replacement parts, accessories, tools, and equipment.
Further scholarship information is on the AIA website. Paper applications are no longer being accepted.  Please apply directly online from their website.
www.aiacanada.com/ or call 800-808-2920.

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 - Langara Entrance Bursaries
Langara College will once again be offering Entrance Bursaries ($500) to new students entering from high schools in the September 2015 term. Selection will be based on financial need and on acceptance and enrolment at Langara. The application deadline is June 30, 2015. The application is available at:  http://www.langara.bc.ca/student-services/financial-aid/pdf/high-school-entrance-bursary.pdf#High%20School%20Entrance%20Bursary%20Application  http://www.langara.bc.ca/student-services/financial-aid/bursaries/entrance-bursaries.html

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/

JUN 30/15 -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, and must be significantly involved in their community in a volunteer capacity.
Complete application instructions at:   www.alexandrafoundation.org/elmer-helm-youth-fund.php

JUN 30/15 - SFU Erm Fiorillo - Hal Davis CKNW Orphans' Fund Entrance Bursary Deadline - One bursary will be awarded annually, on the basis of demonstrated financial need, to an undergraduate student who is entering Simon Fraser University from a BC secondary school or college.  To be eligible, applicants must be a single parent. Regular secondary school applicants must have an admissions average of 80% (not rounded up), IB diploma applicants must have the IB diploma score required for admission.   Value: $24,000 ($3,000 x 8 installments over 4 year max)  For applications instructions visit:

JUN 30/15 - Langara Entrance Bursaries
Langara College will once again be offering Entrance Bursaries ($500) to new students entering from high schools in the September 2015 term. Selection will be based on financial need and on acceptance and enrolment at Langara. The application deadline is June 30, 2015. If you have questions, contact the Langara Financial Aid Office at 604.323.5376 or finaid@langara.bc.ca.  The application is available at:  http://www.langara.bc.ca/student-services/financial-aid/pdf/high-school-entrance-bursary.pdf#High%20School%20Entrance%20Bursary%20Application  http://www.langara.bc.ca/student-services/financial-aid/bursaries/entrance-bursaries.html

JUL 6/15 - The National Union of Public and General Employees Scholarships Deadline - 4 scholarships for students who plan to enter 1st year of a public post-secondary education 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 750-1000 word 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
Individual essay topics, details and application information at:  http://www.nupge.ca/scholarships

JULY 6/15 - 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 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

BCIT Entrance Awards 2015-2016 - Recognizes outstanding applicants entering full-time BCIT credential programs and part-time or full-time Bachelor's degree programs between April 1/15 and March 31/16.
AUG 5/15 -BCIT President's Entrance Awards Deadline - -Up to 25 valued up to $4,000 available only to current Secondary School students.
AUG 5/15 - BCIT Additional Entrance Awards Deadline - Valued up to $4,500 for students entering a program starting April 1/15 to Nov 30/15
JAN 6/16 - BCIT Additional Entrance Awards Deadline - Valued up to 4,500 for students entering a program starting Dec 1/15 to Mar 31/16
Students may download copies of the BCIT Entrance Award package directly from the BCIT website at: www.bcit.ca/finaid/awards/entranceawards.shtml    

JUL 31/15 - 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 or a grandchild of an ASTTBC member. Find application criteria and how to apply at http://asttbc.org/about/foundation/about.php        Email your complete application by July 31st to the ASTTBC Foundation, c/o Heather Stevens at hstevens@asttbc.org.

AUG 5/14 -deadline BCIT President's Entrance Awards -
Up to 25 valued at $4,000 available only to current Secondary School students.
Over 60 Additional BCIT Entrance Awards Valued up to $4,500:
AUG 5/14-deadline for those applicants entering programs Apr. 1/ to Nov. 30
JAN 6/14 deadline for those applicants entering programs Dec 1 to Mar 31/14

Students may download copies of the BCIT Entrance Award package directly from the BCIT website at: http://www.bcit.ca/finaid/awards/entranceawards.shtml

AUG 8/14 (5pm) - Arts Umbrells Scholarship Application Deadline
Scholarship value: $700
• Full scholarships to 12 artists aged 14 to 19
• 12 week program, Sundays 2:30 - 5:00 pm, starting September 14th , 2014
• Concludes with a celebration at the Telus Building downtown in January 2015
• Students to work with professional artists to explore ideas
• Develop skills and critical thinking in their artistic practice
• Develop a strong portfolio piece for post-secondary school application
Applications accepted Now – August 8th, 2014
Application and portfolio must be handed in at Arts Umbrella reception
by 5pm on August 8th, at:   
Arts Umbrella,1286 Cartwright StreetGranville Island, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R8
All applications for both scholarships must include:
1. PORTFOLIO: Please submit three pieces of your best original work (unframed) and/or
examples of Digital/Multi-media work, one sketchbook which shows the full span of
your creativity.
2. LETTER OF INTEREST: Describe your interest in the program, what you would gain
from this scholarship and your commitment to actively participate for the duration of
the program.
3. ARTIST STATEMENT: Include a brief statement about your work and current artistic
practice.
See your Career Advisor for more information and an application form or visit:  www.artsumbrella.com/programs/scholarships                                     30

AUG 15/14  5:00pm (EDT) -The Canadian Paraplegic Association is offering 2 scholarships.                             
- The Sun Life Financial Peer Support Scholarship Program
The Canadian Paraplegic Association is extremely grateful to Sun Life for their generosity in donating $50,000 to create a bursary, the Sun Life Financial Peer Support Scholarship Program.

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.
Eligibility Criteria for Sunlife
The applicant must have a spinal cord injury or other physical disability.
The applicant must be a volunteer or a staff member of the Canadian Paraplegic Association.
The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant.
The applicant is attending, or will be attending, a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada.
The applicant has provided, with this application, a copy of his/her most recent transcript (unless the applicant has not been in school for the past five years)
The applicant has provided, with this application, a copy of his/her most recent vocational rehabilitation plan/detailed career plan.

- The Copnick/Hilliard Scholarship
The CPA 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.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all necessary documentation, such as letters of reference, transcripts and medical status are received by the selection committee. 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.

For more information visit: http://sci-can.ca/about-us/scholarships/

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:

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, and an additional letter of reference.  Application forms are available on:  http://www.bcpvpa.bc.ca/node/10

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

SEP 30/14 -BC Junior Golf Association Gerry Walker Memorial Scholarships Deadline -10 x $1000, will be offered to promising young "scholastic golfers" who have a minimum of 3.0 GPA (75%) in courses taken over grades 11 and 12, successful completion of high school graduation, and successful golf competitive experiences at the club, zone, provincial, national and international levels.  Applicants must be: Canadian citizens, outstanding in character and attitude, members in good standing with the BC Golf Association.  For full information please visit the website at www.britishcolumbiagolf.org/player-development/player-development-trust-fund/ or


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