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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:  

March 8/13 - Hugh Boyd Valedictory Scholarship Form Deadline to submit to Ms. Vaughn
March 8/13 - 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 07/13 - In-School Deadline for all sponsored applications (actual deadline is Oct. 16/13).  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 23/13 - 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 15/13 - UVIC Bursaries -  The University of Victoria awards over 3.9 million dollars in Entrance, Transfer and in-Course Bursaries.  Bursaries are non-refundable awards based on financial need and reasonable academic standing.  A student who has completed the Online General Bursary Application will be considered for all applicable awards.  There are two opportunities to apply for the general bursary each year. The deadlines to apply are June 1 for the Summer Session (May to August) and October 15 for the Winter Session (September to April).  There are some exceptional bursaries requiring a separate application which is available directly from the appropriate Athletic Coach, Faculty, School or Department. To learn more Uvic's bursaries, how to apply and view a list of the exceptional bursaries visit: http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/bursaries/bursaryinformation.html  

OCT 15/13,  FEB 15, JUNE 15/13 (for Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer semesters respectively)  -Credit Union Foundation of BCEducation Awards deadline
Awards are available for BC resident students enrolled, and are in attendance at public post secondary schools in an accredited post-secondary programs within the province.  The prime criteria is demonstrated financial need.  Acceptable grades are required.  Award Amounts vary up to a maximum of $3000. For details refer to the Student Information Section of the website: www.cufoundation.org/student-info/  Mail completed applications to: Credit Union Foundation of BC,  c/o 1441 Creekside Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4S7.   Only one application per calendar year will be accepted.  Questions?

NOV 1/ & JUN 1 13 - Indspire (formerly NAAF) Aboriginal Health Careers Program deadline - for study in health sciences such as medicine; nursing; dentistry; physiotherapy; pharmacy; clinical psychology; laboratory research and any other field in which a study of hard sciences is a prerequisite. The award is open to First Nations, Inuit and Metis students. There is no set bursary amount. Each applicant will be assessed independently and awarded funds based on academic performance; financial need; connection to the aboriginal community; commitment to the field of study. For more information visit: https://indspire.ca/indspire-awards/

Nov 8/13: University of Toronto National Scholarship Program 2013 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 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 12/13 - 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 1/13- Queens Bank of Montreal Awards (non-nominated) - Students may submit their own application by December 1/13.
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, 2013.  
Complete application package and instructions:      

DEC 1/13 - Horatio Alger Jim Pattison British Columbia Scholarship Program Deadline
The Horatio Alger Jim Pattison British Columbia scholarship program seeks to assist students who have:
  • demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • strength of character
  • financial need
  • a good academic record
  • commitment to pursue a post-secondary degree
  • a desire to contribute to society
  • Canadian citizenship
Students may apply online at www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships

DEC 1/13  - 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 6/13 - TD Scholarship deadline - each scholarship is valued at up to $70,000 and includes: up to $10,000 tuition per year; $7,500 a year toward living expenses; and an offer of paid employment at TD Canada trust. This scholarship will be awarded to high school graduates who have demonstrated outstanding community leadership, as detailed in a 600 word essay. Applicants must be in their final year and be planning to attend college or university following high school graduation and have a minimum overall average in their most recently completed full year of school of 75%. Contact: 1-800-308-8306, visit www.td.com/scholarship for more information.
All applications and supporting documents must be postmarked no later than Dec 6/13.

DEC 10/13   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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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.

DEC 13/13 - Schulich Leader Scholarships ~ In-School Deadline
This 4 year scholarship is valued up to $60,000 for students enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) programs at one of 20 participating Canadian university partners.  Students must be nominated by their school, (1 nomination per school).  Students must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and possess at least two of the three following attributes:  
1.      Academic excellence,
2.      Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership,
3.      Financial need.
To be considered for nomination, hand in a completed reference/scholarship letter form to your counsellor/scholarship committee by the in-school deadline date. Visit your school scholarship representative or the Career Centre for more info.  http://schulichleaders.com/  For details including; frequently asked questions,  http://schulichleaders.com/frequently-asked-questions   and a list of participating universities visit:  http://schulichleaders.com/universities www.schulichleaders.com **Check with your own school regarding a differing in-school deadline date**


DEC 15/13 - University of Calgary Competitive High School Awards Application Deadline - These include the Chancellor's Club Scholarship, Schulich School of Engineering and new for 2014,  Leader in Health Sciences Awards.  Criteria:  These awards have specific criteria that you must meet to be eligible to apply. Please read the award details and criteria before applying:  http://ucalgary.ca/studentfinance/awards/prospective/high             25                          

DEC 15/13 (early deadline) & 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.

DEC 20/13 @ 23:59:59/EST - French for the Future's National Essay Contest
Open to students in grades 10 to 12 across Canada, the Contest will award a total of $215,000 in scholarships, giving its winners the chance to pursue their post secondary studies partially or completely in French.  The scholarships, valuing between $1,000 to $12,000, are offered in partnership with the following 8 post secondary institutions:
the University of Ottawa (ON)
the Université Sainte-Anne (NS)
the Université de Moncton (NB)
the Université Saint-Boniface (MB)
the University of Alberta's Campus Saint-Jean (AB)
the University of Lethbridge (AB)  
Laurentian University (ON)
Glendon College of York University (ON)
Write and submit a 750 word essay in French on this year's 2013/2014 chosen theme: What defines passion, and how can it have an impact on your life?  For more information visit:

Dec. 27/13 - University of Western Ontario National Scholarship Program In-school deadline
-Five (5) President's Entrance Scholarships valued at $65,000, ($20,000 for year one, $15,000 annually for years two to four) and up to 15 at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first-year residence costs.
- Three (3) International President's Entrance Scholarships valued at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 toward first year residence costs).  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 ($6,000 annually, plus $6,000 towards first-year residence costs)
-One (1) Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award valued at $64,000 ($16,000 per academic year for a period of four years)
-Up to 50 National Merit Awards valued at $2,000 for one year.
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.  National Scholarships are available only at Western's main campus and Faculty Entrance Scholarships are available only within the faculty for which the scholarship has been awarded. You must make an admission application to Western University (main campus) to be considered for these scholarships and you must register as a full-time student. International Baccalaureate and CEGEP students are eligible for consideration. The Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award has a financial need component. A supplemental application in addition to the National Scholarship application is required for students to be considered.
Questions:  Contact Norma Merino 1-519-661-2111 ext 85958 or email:  nmerino@uwo.ca                       

DEC 31/13 - CN Diversity Scholarship Program - CN will offer grants to support the post-secondary education of women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, military veterans and people of Aboriginal heritage in Canada. Seclected students will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship, tenable for one academic year.
The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible: enrolled in a technical, undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the following fields of study: Engineering, Transportation, Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Aboriginal Studies & Law, Accounting and Finance; average of 80% or above in the last 3 semesters of studies; interested in and available for a summer internship at CN in 2014.
For details and to apply online visit:  GoToApply.ca/CNScholarship  

Jan 17/14 - Western University National Scholarship Program Suggested In-School Deadline - In order to be considered for the National Scholarship Program a school nomination is required.   It is up to each school to determine their process and appropriate in-school deadlines for students  seeking a nomination and for selecting a nominee.  Each school is able to nominate up to 4 students.  Schools are not nominating students for a specific scholarship.  The nomination is for the student to be considered for the scholarships available within the National Scholarship Program.  Deadline to submit completed application and supporting documents is February 14/14
Western is offering the following scholarships:
-5 President’s Entrance Scholarships at $65,000 ($20,000 for year one, $15,000 annually for years two to four) and up to 15 at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first year residence)
-1 Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award at $64,000; payable $16,000 per academic year for a period of four years.
-3 International President's Entrance Scholarships at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first year residence costs)
-Faculty Entrance Scholarships - Up to 15 at $30,000 ($6,000 annually, plus $6,000 towards first year residence)
National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards - Up to 30 at $2,500 for up to 4 months (one term), $5,000 for over 4 months (more than one term)
Note: These awards are not available to recipients of the International President’s Entrance Scholarships.
National Merit Awards - Those students who are interviewed for a National Scholarship but not offered a National Scholarship or a Schulich Leader Scholarship and accepting an offer of admission to main campus will receive a one-year National Merit Award valued at $2,000. Recipients will also retain eligibility for an Admission Scholarship ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000.
To Qualify:  Students must have outstanding academic performance; a minimum overall academic average of 90% on all Grade 12 courses (or equivalent) and exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities and community service.  With the exception of the International President’s Entrance Scholarship applicants, National Scholarship applicants must be Canadian Citizens or a Permanent Resident of Canada.  
Further details regarding eligibility, application/nomination instructions, submitting documents and FAQ can be found at:  http://www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/national_scholarship_program.html
The on-line National Scholarship application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by the Feb 14/14 deadline. If supporting documentation is mailed, it must be received, not postmarked, at Western by the Feb 14/14 deadline.


JAN 15/14 -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 27/14 (4:30 EST) "Top 20 Under 20" Award deadline
Success in today’s competitive world requires much more than academic skills. For this reason, the assessment criteria look beyond academics to specific skills that have a positive impact on the everyday life of our community.
Top 20 under 20 eligibility includes:
~A young person who has demonstrated significant amounts of Innovation, Leadership and Achievements in their life, school, community, province or country
~Under the age of 20 (as of December 31, 2013)
~Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status
~*New -Must submit a max. 3 minute video of self describing why you should be chosen as recipient.
~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)  
For more information visit:  http://www.Top20Under20.ca/ Toll-free: 1.866.962.4946 Email:info@youth-in-motion.ca

JAN 27/14 - University of Guelph National Scholarships Deadline - The University of Guelph offers 12 scholarships valued at $32,000 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 for consideration.  Students must achieve a minimum 90% admission average to be considered.  Students are required to submit the on-line application no later than Jan. 27/14.  Visit Website for details:  www.uoguelph.ca/president/scholars/     

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 31/14 (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 following year.  See website for details, application instructions and forms: www.lifesaving.bc.ca/db-perks-scholarship 

JAN 31/14 (4pm) - UBC Entrance Award Program Application Deadline (Note - This application requires a nomination letter. Interested students should give their chosen nominator sufficeint time to fill in the nomination form prior to the Jan. 31st deadline.) -
This award is for academically qualified students who are interested in applying to UBC, but require significant financial assistance to attend.  This program offers entering students one-time awards and renewable awards of up to $40,000 payable over four years.  The Entrance award is separate from the Major Entrance Scholarships. Students are eligible to apply, provided they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident entering UBC’s Vancouver campus or UBC’s Okanagan campus directly from high school and can demonstrate financial need.  Students apply online and applications are campus-specific.  See website for application details and online form:  http://you.ubc.ca/tuition-scholarships/entrance-award/                          06

FEB 1/13 (4:30 EST) "Top 20 Under 20" Award deadline
Success in today’s competitive world requires much more than academic skills. For this reason, the assessment criteria look beyond academics to specific skills that have a positive impact on the everyday life of our community.
Top 20 under 20 eligibility includes:
~A young person who has demonstrated significant amounts of Innovation, Leadership and Achievements in their life, school, community, province or country
~Under the age of 20 (as of December 31, 2012)
~Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status
~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)  
For more information visit:  www.Top20Under20.ca/   Toll-free: 1.866.962.4946

FEB 1/13 -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 1/14 - Beaverbrook - Vimy Prize Deadline (midnight local time)-  This prize is a 2 week trip 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 per cent average and proven leadership skills. Students are required to report their most recent French and History marks and to rank their proficiency in English and French. For further information please visit the website:  

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 1/14 - Entrance scholarships
To be considered for entrance scholarships, students must be admitted and self-report their grade 12 marks from February 1 to March 31, 2014. Students with an average of 85% or higher will be offered scholarship between $2,000 and $26,000. Note: students who self-reported their grade 11 marks in fall 2013 must self-report their grade 12 marks from February 1 to March 31, 2014, to be considered for entrance scholarships. Scholarships based on additional criteria have additional requirements. Scholarship information can be found at www.uvic/safa

FEB 5/14   TRIUMF High School Fellowship Award 'In-school' deadline
*Note* You must be nominated by your school to apply.  See your Physics Teacher/Counsellor/Career Advisor for details.  TRIUMF's high school 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 work term at TRIUMF, Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics.  For more information visit:  www.triumf.ca/outreach/high-school-fellowship     or contact: hsfellowship@triumf.ca 

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 15/13   2013 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program deadline
-20 scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded across Canada to students that have distinguished themselves through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and academic excellence.  Candidates are entering, for the 2013-2014 academic year, their first year of full-time studies at an accredited Canadian college, or university.  Candidates are required to be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or on Refugee Status and are not an employee or immediate family member of an employee of Toyota Canada inc. and its Dealers, Earth Day Canada or Panasonic Canada Inc.  A National winner will be selected from the 20 regional winners, and will be awarded the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship National Award and a Panasonic notebook computer at the National Award Ceremony.  See: www.earthday.ca/scholarship   The completed Toyota Earth Day application must be postmarked no later than Feb 15/13. www.earthday.ca/scholarship/eligibility.php www.earthday.ca/scholarship/application.php

FEB 15/13  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.

FEB 18/13 - University of Alberta Scholarships for Gr. 12 Students
Academic Excellence - no formal application required - automatic consideration for any high school student who applies with a final admission average 85% or higher.  Guaranteed to receive at least $1,000 - the higher the average the larger the scholarship.
Entrance Scholastic Distinction Scholarship - Application required.  60 awards available - top award worth $50,000.  Applicants should have 95% average or higher in Grades 10, 11 and 12.
Entrance Leadership Scholarship - 100 scholarships available with top award worth $2,0000.  Recognizes students who combine academic achievement with outstanding leadership involvement.  Must have a min. average of 80% based on Gr. 11 and/or Gr. 12 final marks. More Info at:  http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Scholarships-and-Awards/Entrance-Awards.aspx
(Note PDF Applications for both the Scholastic and Entrance awards will be available on UofA's website Dec.3/12)   

FEB 19/14 - RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships As students across Canada continue to invest in their education, many are taking the time to invest in their communities as well. In recognition of the growing number of Canadian students showing a passion to lead and inspire positive change in their community, we have created the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship.
A total of 15 RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships worth $10,000 each are being offered. There will be 5 scholarships awarded in each of the following 3 student categories: Graduating High School Students, Undergraduate Students, and Second Degree Students.
~Me to We Trip In each of the 3 student categories, 2 scholarship recipients will also be awarded a Me to We Trip. Every applicant will have the option to apply for the Me to We Trip as part of their award. This “living textbook” volunteer experience will give you an incredible opportunity to work alongside Me to We field workers on change initiatives in a Free the Children community overseas. [ http://www.metowe.com/volunteer-travel ]Click here to find out more.
~Exclusive to RBC Royal Bank student clients Although eligible for all scholarships, 2 scholarships per student category (total of 6) will be reserved exclusively for RBC Royal Bank student clients. As long as you’re an RBC Royal Bank client from February 19, 2014 through to the winner announcement date, you can qualify.
Eligibility
•     Category 1 (Graduating High School or CEGEP): Currently enrolled in their graduating year of a Canadian High School or CEGEP who will be enrolled full-time in a degree or diploma program at a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college in the fall 2014 academic term
•     Category 2 (First Undergraduate Degree or Diploma): Currently enrolled in their first undergraduate degree or diploma program on a full-time basis in a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college and planning to continue their full-time undergraduate studies in a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college in fall 2014
•      Category 3 (Second Degree or Diploma): Enrolled in their [ http://scholarships.rbc.com/StudentsLeadingChange/FAQ.aspx#6 ]second degree or diploma program in the 2013/2014 academic term on a full-time basis in a publicly funded Canadian university or college and planning to continue their full-time studies in fall 2014 in a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college, OR planning to enroll in their second degree or diploma program on a full-time studies in fall 2014 in a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college
•     All applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents with a [ http://scholarships.rbc.com/StudentsLeadingChange/FAQ.aspx#9 ]minimum 70% average in their last completed year of study
•     Students with a disability who attend or are planning to attend post-secondary school on a part-time basis are also eligible. Please see [ http://scholarships.rbc.com/StudentsLeadingChange/TermsAndConditions.aspx ]terms and conditions for full details

FEB 28/14 - RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Deadline There are 10 scholarships available for Aboriginal students (Status Indians, Non-status Indians, Inuit and Metis) of up to $4000 for students in two categories: Those majoring in fields related to financial services; and those majoring in areas unrelated to financial services. For further information see: 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 28/14 -2014 BCGEU Student Scholarship Awards deadline:  the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is offering $45,000 in scholarship awards - $3,000 for full-time students and $2,000 for part-time students who are BCGEU members or relatives of BCGEU members or staff and must be living in Canada. Applicants must be registering in either full-time or part-time post-secondary programs at a Canadian educational institution that is listed with HRSDC Canada.  http://www.bcgeu.ca/2014_BCGEU_Scholarship_information

FEB 28/13 - Envision Financial Outstanding School and Community Involvement Award
Envision Financial is pleased to award 14-$2,000 education awards to secondary and post-secondary students throughout the province who demonstrate outstanding school and community involvement.  Applicants must have a minimum 67% or C+ average, based on the current year’s marks to date.
Envision Education Award applications will be available at any Envision Financial branch or online beginning January 2, 2013 with the deadline for submissions being 5 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013. Award recipients will be notified in April.
For more details and to apply visit:

FEB 28/14 - 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 28/14  BC School Trustees' Association (BCSTA) Student Citizenship Award deadline
Each year, BCSTA selects a number of graduating BC public school students who have displayed exemplary citizenship within their school and community as recipients of the BCSTA Student Citizenship Award (two BCSTA Awards, valued at $500).  The deadline is Feb. 28, 2014. Students are invited to email submissions to: Citizenship@BCSTA.ORG.  See the application for details. You will need to create digital copies of your application materials and add these as file attachments to the application email.  http://www.bcsta.org/content/student-resources    The award information/application package is available at:   https://dsweb.bcsta.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-74529/   For questions about the Award, email/contact the award coordinator, Mike Gagel, MGagel@BCSTA.ORG.

FEB 28/14 - 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.

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 7/14  Capilano Excellence Scholarships (CAPX) deadline
Capilano Excellence Scholarships (CAPX) are the premier entrance scholarships awarded by Capilano University to high school graduates who have demonstrated excellence in academics and other endeavours and who have shown leadership in their school and community.  The award is renewable for up to three additional academic years (for a total of eight terms). Ten (10) scholarships are awarded annually and are open to both domestic and to international students.  Criteria:  Minimum 80% GPA (high school) with demonstrated leadership skills and community involvement.  View the link for more details, including essay and resume requirement.  Application Deadline: March 7, 2014 (4:00 p.m.)   http://www.capilanou.ca/entrance-awards/

March 8/13 - Hugh Boyd Valedictory Scholarship Form Deadline to submit to Ms. Vaughn

MAR 10/14 (Midnight) Re/Max "Quest for Excellence" 2014 Bursary Program Application Deadline  The Quest for Excellence Program is a bursary program for grade 12 students attending high school from September, 2013 - June, 2014 in Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives.  RE/MAX of Western Canada will award 16 bursaries of $1,000 each for a total of $16,000 to qualifying Grade 12 students. In addition, the 16 bursary winners will be entered into a draw and one lucky recipient will receive a RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon ride for two. Bursary winners will be notified in May, 2013. Only online entries will be accepted. For application instructions and to submit your max. 1250 word essay online visit: www.remax-western.ca/quest-excellence       

MAR 15/14 - The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship (The Canucks for kids Fund) - 4 x $2500 awards to recognizes 4 student leaders who are residents of BC and entering their first year of post secondary education.  Students need to be in good academic standing (cumulative high school grade point average of at least 75%) and demonstrate exceptional leadership in both in-school and extra-curricular community service.  They must have made exceptional contributions to both school and community service, initiating community development, leadership, affecting positive change, mentoring others, and/or personal development and growth.  A 600 word essay and a letter of reference is also required. Details and application form:  http://canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=85189     

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 15/14  -The Leonard Foundation Scholarship deadline
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year can be submitted through one of the listed Nominators after January 1, 2014.
-140x from $1,000 to $1,500 will be offered to students enrolling in an accredited undergraduate degree program in a college or university in Canada. Additional information and applications are available at  http://www.leonardfnd.org/    Note that the application form is to be submitted through a Nominator. A list of Nominators can be found on the above website. Contact them for an appointment/interview. This must be done before March 15th.  The local nominator is: CAROLLE SAURO (Delta, BC)  email:  csauro@shaw.ca

MAR 15/14 - Dalhousie Entrance Scholarships - Students wishing to apply for Scholarships need to:  1) Apply for admission with supporting documents by March 15, and 2) submit a General
Entrance Award Application with supporting documents by March 15.

General Entrance Award Application  
From $500 - $41,600 over the 4 years.  Applicants must have have a minimum 80% admission average. An admission average is calculated based upon the five required courses for the program to which the student has applied, OR;
minimum 26 predicted/anticipated IB Diploma points For full details and requirements see:   http://www.dal.ca/scholarships. (under prospective students)
Phone:  902-494-1432, or contact Kate Somers, Assistant Registrar Awards, at

Harrison McCain Scholarship/Bursary Application (deadline March 1/14) Four renewable scholarships of $16,000 ($4,000 per year) awarded based on leadership, character and financial need.  
Same educational criteria (noted above) applies.

MAR 29/13 -Retail As A Career Scholarship Program -  Retail Council of Canada, in partnership with industry sponsors, will award more than $85,000 in scholarships and benefits to students entering or currently enrolled in a business, marketing or retail-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Students who receive the scholarships will not only benefit from financial assistance for their post-secondary education, but will also attend STORE 2013 in Toronto where they will have the opportunity to engage with the brightest professionals in the Canadian retail industry. 26 scholarships are available this year—one (1) $5,000 Interac Scholarship in addition to twenty-five (25) $1,000 Industry-Sponsored Scholarships.
Each scholarship winner will receive the following:
•     Financial assistance for their post-secondary education.
•     Hotel and travel expenses to attend STORE 2013, the Canadian retail industry's premier conference, which will be held over June 4 & 5, 2013. While in attendance at STORE 2013, recipients of the scholarships will have the opportunity to sit in on educational sessions and network with top industry professionals.
For details visit: www.retaileducation.ca/index.php?option-com_content&view-article&ltemid-57 and click on Scholarship Program.

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 31/14  Entrance Scholarships
UVic awards entrance scholarships to outstanding September 2014 applicants. To be considered, you must be admitted and self-report your grade 12 marks (February 1 to March 31, 2014). 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, 2014, to be considered for entrance scholarships.Scholarship information is available at:  www.uvic/safa

MAR 31/14  Retail as a Career Scholarship Program 2014
There are 26 scholarships available this year – one $5000 Interac Scholarship in addition to twenty-five $1000 Industry-Sponsored Scholarships.  Winners will receive:
1. Financial assistance for their post-secondary education
2. Hotel and travel expenses to come to Toronto on June 3 & 4 to attend STORE - Canada's BIGGEST retail conference - and the Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala
3. The opportunity to network and engage with the brightest professionals in the Canadian retail industry at the 2014 STORE Conference

Mar 31/14 - Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (PTES) deadline - This New Provincial scholarship is a $5000 annual scholarship that recognizes exceptional Gr 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. The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and must be a BC resident as well as enrolled in or graduated from a BC Gr 12 graduation program and be eligible for a Dogwood Diploma by August 31st of the school year in which they are applying. For full details and the selection criteria, visit: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/topic.page?id=61BA57D5EE90467F8C45EBC139DF2FFA

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 Community Foundation Scholarships deadline
The Richmond Community Foundation holds endowment funds that have been designated for scholarships for Richmond students.
  • 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, Apprenticeship Program
  • RichCity Idol Scholarship – Performing Arts
There is no requirement for a specific grade average of any scholarship and students who are pursuing trade and diploma courses are encouraged to apply in addition to those undertaking degree studies. The criteria for all the above scholarships include the following:
1. A permanent Richmond resident.
2. Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
3. Graduating, or have graduated within the past two years, from a secondary school in Richmond
4. Applying to an accredited post-secondary school.
5. A demonstrated commitment to the community of Richmond.
Notwithstanding the above, consideration will be given to those that demonstrate financial need.
The application must arrive at the office of Richmond Community Foundation, Suite 200 6791 Elmbridge Way, Richmond, BC, V7C 4N1.  A signature is required from a School Principal or School Counselor who can verify the information that is provided on the application.  http://richmondfoundation.org/grant/apply-scholarship/  http://richmondfoundation.org/


The Steveston Community 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.

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

The Irving K. Barber B.C. Society Scholarships - Administered by the Victoria Foundation, offers post-secondary scholarships to Aboriginal students and to students studying abroad.
MAR 31/14 - The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Society Aboriginal Scholarship Deadline
For post-secondary education and for The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program.  
APR 30/14 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Society Study Abroad Programs Scholarship Deadline. Students taking cultural/language learning

MAR 31/13 - Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship Award Deadline
This annual award of $5000 is for a student age 16 to 19, who can show a dedicated interest in aviation and prove commitment to complete Private Pilot Flight Training. For further criteria, please visit the website at:

MAR 31/13 – 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 the application, see:  http://www.powerpioneers.com/Community_Projects/youth_award.aspx  For further information, contact:   www.powerpioneers.com or 604.623.3790.

APR 1/13 -Miller Thomson Foundation - 2013 National Scholarship Programme deadline
The Miller Thomson Foundation annually awards one-year scholarships of approx. $3,000 to 100 recipients from across Canada. Grade 12 students planning to attend a post-secondary institution from an accredited community college or university within Canada, in the Fall of 2013 are eligible to apply.  A minimum grade average of 87% is required in grades 10,11 and 12. Candidates must have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement, made a positive contribution to their school through involvement in extracurricular activities and have significantly contributed time and energy to community service programs.   
To access the application form (available Dec.7)


APR 1/13 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.
Eligibility:   
         -High school senior intending to major in education who is a member of a Future Educators Association® chapter in good standing
-High school senior intending to major in education who is the child or grandchild of a Kappan in good standing
-High school senior intending to major in education who has one of his/her reference letters written by a Kappan in good standing
-An undergraduate member of an FEA or PDK chapter who is enrolled in a college education program
For more information and to apply online go to www.pdkintl.org/awards/prospective.htm

APR 1/13  - 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 1/13 - Douglas College Scholarships Application Deadline - Entrance scholarships are offered each year to students graduating from or residing in certain regions and entering Douglas College in the Fall.  For a listing of these awards and the application instructions visit:  http://www.douglas.bc.ca/services/financial-aid/awards-bursaries-scholarships/entrance.html.  (Note - those scholarships that do not indicate a specific region or indicate Greater Vancouver are open to Richmond High Students)         

APR 1/14 - Peter Pasula Mortgage Scholarship Deadline
There is one $500 scholarship available
To be Eligible a student must:
1) Be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014.
2) A student can be enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer.
3) Students must be Canadian or US residents.
4) Students must answer the essay question on the website online application form. "What are the 10 best study habits tips you would recommend to a grade 9 student, and why do you believe each is important?"

APR 4/14 - WorkSafe  BC 2014 Student Safety Video Contest - Using the theme, Don't let your first job be your last, create a two-minute video that explores the topic of health and safety in your first job. Among other things, you may want to consider training, the safety gear you'll need to wear, the importance of asking questions, the need to understand workplace hazards, your right to refuse unsafe work - or how you'll balance work, home, family, and a social life.
Think of a creative way to get your message across. All styles of video are fair game: drama, comedy, documentary, music video, stop-motion film, claymation, or animation.
There are categories for students in Grades 8-10 and in Grades 11-12 with lots of prize money up for grabs. There are People's Choice awards and even a new category for the best 6-second Vine format entry.
Entries will be judged on their impact/transferable safety message, original creative concept, and technical execution. Top winners advance to the It's Your Job national young worker video contest.
Visit website for contest rules and entry form details:  http://www2.worksafebc.com/Topics/YoungWorker/Safety-Video-Contest.asp  


APR 4/14  - BC Technology Scholarship deadline
BC Technology Scholarship Fund provides six (6) $1,000 non-repayable grants to students who have a proven passion for technology and a desire to put their passion to work in a technology company. (This includes, but is not limited to: IT, Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, etc) Students must be enrolling in a full-time program in a publicly funded educational institution, be a Canadian citizen and have a min. GPA of 3.0. For more information and to apply on-line visit: http://www.bctia.org/Community/Tech-Scholarship 

APR 5/13 - WorkSafe BC 2013 Student Safety Video Contest - WorkSafeBC has teamed up with the B.C. Employment Standards Branch to host the 8th annual Student Safety Video Contest. Taking a holistic approach to the rights of youth at work, the 2013 contest invites videos on the theme "It's Your Job: What do you need to make it fair and safe"? As in past years, there are cash prizes for the students who submit a winning entry in either the grade 8-10 or 11-12 category. Plus, the schools that enrol students with the winning entries can win up to $2000 in prize money.  As well, the top three winners advance to a national contest, where they could win even more.  Visit website for contest rules and entry form details:  http://www2.worksafebc.com/Topics/YoungWorker/Safety-Video-Contest.asp 

APR 5/13- 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 at www.kwantlen.ca/apply and receive a student number
Step 2 - once you have a student number,check out the scholarship and awards website at www.kwantlen.ca/awards to apply for these awards ** Note the two (2) “Important Update” links

APR 5/13 -2013 Yes I Can! Awards Nomination deadline -
The BC Council for Exceptional Children (BC CEC) would like to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of children and youth with exceptionalities throughout the province. Students can be nominated in any one of the following nine categories: academics, arts, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, independent living skills, self-advocacy and technology. Nominations may be made by teachers, principals, related service providers, friends and parents. The nominator does not need to be a member of CEC.  
For more information visit:  http://www.bccec.org/awards.html


APR 5/13  Richmond Community Foundation Scholarships deadline
The Richmond Community Foundation holds endowment funds that have been designated for scholarships for Richmond students.
•     Etta Demerse - UBC/SFU or Kwantlen
•     Kronier Family - Community Involvement
•     Richmond Community Foundation - Community Involvement
•     Richmond Sunset Rotary - Must be pursuing studies in visual or performing arts
•     Michael Diston Memorial Scholarship - 2013 for graduates from Steveston London Secondary School pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (to include visual and performing arts), recognized apprenticeship course or Technical Program at BCIT) - From 2014 this scholarship will be available to graduates from any secondary school in Richmond.

There is no requirement for a specific grade average for any scholarship and students who are pursuing trade and diploma courses are encouraged to apply in addition to those undertaking degree studies. The criteria for all the above scholarships include the following:
1. A permanent Richmond resident.
2. Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
3. Graduating, or have graduated within the past two years, from a secondary school in Richmond
4. Applying to an accredited post-secondary school.
5. A demonstrated commitment to the community of Richmond.
Notwithstanding the above, consideration will be given to those that demonstrate financial need.
Please note the deadline for submissions for these scholarships is April 5 for graduates in 2013 - this is the date by which the application must arrive at the office of Richmond Community Foundation, Suite 200 6791 Elmbridge Way, Richmond, BC, V7C 4N1.  A signature is required from a School Principal or School Counselor who can verify the information that is provided on the application.
www.richmondfoundation.org/scholarships/index.php

Additional Scholarships Available:
In addition to the aforementioned Scholarships, the Richmond Community Foundation is also pleased to be able to offer additional scholarships:

Dr. Bud Sipko Scholarship - This scholarship has been established by the Sipko family for those wishing to pursue a career in the profession of dentistry. It is designed to support Richmond residents who are registering in any of the dentist or dental assistant professions. For more information please contact the Richmond Community Foundation.

Ethel Tibbits Scholarship - A scholarship established by the Richmond Review to honour the name of Ethel Tibbits, a pioneer publisher of the local newspaper and strong community Advocate. This scholarship is designed to assist women who require support due to family commitments, in order to upgrade their education and/or job skills. For more information on how to apply, please contact the Richmond Community Foundation.

Walter Wu Scholarship Fund - This scholarship was established by the Santos Wu Family to assist Richmond Families who have a young family member who wishes to compete in sports at a higher level and requires funding assistance to help them continue their post-secondary education while pursuing their goals as an elite athlete. For more information on how to apply, please contact the Richmond Community Foundation.

The Steveston Community 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 will be available mid-March on the [ http://www.stevestoncommunitysociety.com/ ]Steveston Community Society website. Deadline to apply is May 31 directly to Steveston Community Society at Steveston Community Centre.

APR 5/13   - BC Technology Scholarship deadline
BC Technology Scholarship Fund provides six (6) $1,000 non-repayable grants to students who have a proven passion for technology and a desire to put their passion to work in a technology company.  (This includes, but is not limited to: IT, Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, etc)  Students must be enrolling in a full-time program in a publicly funded educational institution, be a Canadian citizen and have a min. GPA of 3.0.  For more information and to apply on-line visit:  http://www.bctia.org/Community/Tech-Scholarship  

APR 5/13 - The Grade 12 Essay Scholarship provides financial assistance to BC public school students planning to pursue a teaching career. One scholarship winner will be chosen among finalists from each of the BCSSA's six regional chapters by a committee of educators. The winner will receive $1000, and the five finalists will receive $200 each. In addition to submitting an essay (1000 words maximum), applicants must provide a transcript of grades and two letters of reference attesting to school/community leadership. The topic for the 2013 Grade 12 Essay Scholarship is "Technology as learning tool - How might schools utilize technology effectively to enhance student learning?
For more details visit the website at:   http://www.bcssa.org/resources/scholarships/

APR 5/14 - 2014 Yes I Can! Awards Nomination deadline
The BC Council for Exceptional Children (BC CEC) would like to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of children and youth with exceptionalities throughout the province. Students can be nominated in any one of the following nine categories: academics, arts, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, independent living skills, self-advocacy and technology. Nominations may be made by teachers, principals, related service providers, friends and parents. The nominator does not need to be a member of CEC.  For more information visit:  


APR 10/14- 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 at:  www.kwantlen.ca/apply and receive a student number
Step 2 - once you have a student number, check out the scholarship and awards website at  www.kwantlen.ca/awards to apply for these awards, by clicking on the link for more information on awards.

APR 14/14   Maple Leaf Youth 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
For details visit:  https://www.canadianclubvancouver.com/contentpage.aspx?id=AwardsMapleLeafGeneral

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 15/14  Richmond Fire Fighters Association - Family Scholarship deadline
Richmond firefighters offer an annual scholarship ($1000) to relatives of past and present members of Local 1286.  One of the most important factors is the extent of your community involvement.  The award/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.  Scholarship applications are available at:

APR 15/14 - 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. Selection of successful applicants will be based upon financial need, past marks and stated career goals. Applicants must be at least 19 years old by the time his/her studies commence.
For  information and the application form visit:  
[ www.trustee.bc.ca/services/estate/edu_assistance.html ]www.trustee.bc.ca/services/estate/edu_assistance.html   or Call 604-775-2451
     
APR 15/13 -Certified General Accountants' Assn of BC Scholarship deadline (CGA)
-ten scholarships, valued at $750 each, will be awarded to graduating grade 12 BC or Yukon students who will be continuing their education in an accounting related program at a publicly funded post secondary BC institution in the 2013-2014 academic year. Applicants must have a minimum B average in Grades 11 and 12; however, scholastic achievement will not be the only criteria for selection. An essay, transcript, letter of recommendation and application will be required.
More information and the application is available on the website: http://www.cga-bc.org  

Apr 15/13  - 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 enrol 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.
For details and application visit: http://aboriginallearning.ca/node/248
Completed scholarship packages should be post-marked on or before April 15 2013 and mailed to: 
BC Hydro, Community Investment—Scholarship, 
15th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R3

APR 15/13 -Richmond Fire Fighter Assn Family Scholarship deadline -$500 will be offered to a high school graduate who is a relative of a current or past member of the RFFs.  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. Scholarship applications are available at:

APR 15/13  RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship deadline
In recognition of the growing number of Canadian students showing a passion for academic excellence inside the classroom, as well as a passion to lead and inspire positive change outside the classroom, RBC has created the Students Leading Change Scholarship.  A total of 6 RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships for Undergraduates (2 reserved exclusively for RBC clients.) will be awarded.  Each scholarship includes:
~$10,000 for tuition
~A Me to We Trip for Undergraduate Students  (an opportunity to work alongside Free The Children field workers on change initiatives in Kenya). http://www.metowe.com/volunteer-travel/
Eligibility:
~Students in Canada who are in their graduating year of High School who will be enrolled full-time in a publicly funded Canadian university/college in the Fall 2013.
~Undergraduate students enrolled full-time in a publicly funded Canadian university/college in 2012/2013 and planning to continue in Fall 2013.
~Students with a disability who attend or are planning to attend post-secondary school on a part-time basis are eligible. See terms and conditions for details.
~Minimum cumulative GPA equivalent to a 70% average.
~Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Deadline for applications: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. EST.  The application is available at:  http://scholarships.rbc.com/Undergraduate.aspx

APR 18/14 - Capilano Entrance Awards & Bursaries -  Recognize excellence in scholastic, athletic, and artistic achievement, as well as demonstrated commitment to community involvement and leadership endeavours. Some entrance awards are by application and some entrance awards are through nomination by either the student's high school or by Capilano University.  See Capilano's Entrance Awards Brochure for details:  http://www.capilanou.ca/entrance-awards/              

APR 18/ 12 -Richmond Youth Soccer Assoc. Scholarship Deadline -RYSA is providing three (3) scholarships in the amount of $500 ea. to the current Grade 12 graduating class of boys who have played soccer in Richmond. Candidates must have played with a team affiliated with the Richmond Youth Soccer Assoc. for three or more years and is currently participating in some capacity in youth soccer.  He must demonstrate proficiency in soccer and have shown worthwhile contribution to the sport - refereeing or coaching.  He must also demonstrate good citizenship, character and leadership qualities and have an academic average of C+ or better.  All candidates must be a resident of the City of Richmond and be proceeding to a University or post secondary institution. Applications are available from your Career Center at your school or from the Richmond Youth Soccer Assoc. website:  http://www.richmondsoccer.com  or
or phone phone: 604-271-745

APR 19/13 @ 4:30 pm:  Petroleum Services Association of Canada Education Fund Scholarship deadline  
PSAC 2013 Regular Membership Scholarships
Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Canadian youth whose parent(s) are employees at Regular Member companies to pursue post-secondary studies.  Applications are being accepted for full or part-time studies in the following categories:
• Business or IT
• Engineering, Earth Sciences or Trades
• General Studies or other
The PSAC Roger Soucy Legacy Scholarship Funded by KPMG
The goal of the PSAC Roger Soucy Legacy Scholarship Funded by KPMG is to provide financial assistance to a child of a PSAC Regular Member company employee who is heavily involved in the community and pursuing an education in a petroleum or trades related program. In 2013, one $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a child of a PSAC Regular member company employee.
Applications are being accepted from students who demonstrate a commitment to the community through volunteer, extra-curricular or other activities and are registered in one the following program categories:
• Business program;
• Engineering program;
• Health & safety program; or
• Trades/Apprenticeship program.
Applications must be submitted online. For details visit: [ www.psac.ca ]www.psac.ca   
Check back in June 2013 for information on award recipients.


APR 23/13   Ross Lumb Memorial Scholarship (student who attended Maple Lane Elementary)
Ross Lumb, an inspirational educator in Richmond for 31 years, was a dedicated and popular teacher at Maple Lane Elementary School who passed away in November 2011.  In his memory, Ross's family, professional colleagues and friends have established the Ross Lumb Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist a graduating Grade 12 student to attend a post-secondary educational institution.  This memorial scholarship will be awarded annually from 2012 to 2024 to a graduate from the Richmond School District #38 public school system who attended Maple Lane Elementary School.
Applicants will be evaluated on the following:
* service/volunteer/community involvement
* academic achievements (transcript of grades)
* description of career plans
* reference letter
* applicants letter about one of the following:
-the importance of lifelong learning, or
-how you demonstrated perseverance to overcome adversity in your life to achieve a personal goal, or
-how you helped someone in need, or made a difference in your community
Applications (in-school or reference letter forms) must be submitted by April 23rd, 2013 to:
Mr. Glenn Kishi  - District Administrator, Richmond School District, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond

APR 26/13 - C.S.T, Consultants Inc. Guruparan & Winsor Scholarships Deadline
Value:  $6,000
Number Available:  Two
Criteria:
•     Female applicant only for the Guruparan Award
•     Male applicant only for the Winsor Award
•     Aimed at students who's parents do not have a post-secondary background or received it outside Canada.
•     Be intending to pursue studies in commerce/finance/business degree/diploma from a recognized post-secondary either in or outside of Canada
•     200 word essay, academic/extracurricular activities, 2 letters of reference, copy of high school transcript and a letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution required
Website:  www.cst.org/index.cfm?pagePath=Awards/CST_Consultants_Inc__Scholarships&id=40750

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.
For eligibility criteria and full details visit http://www.lifetimeeyecare.ca/lifetime-eyecare-service-hero-achievement-scholarship/

The Irving K. Barber B.C. Society Scholarships - Administered by the Victoria Foundation, offers post-secondary scholarships to Aboriginal students and to students studying abroad.
APR 30/14 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Society Study Abroad Programs Scholarship Deadline. Students taking cultural/language learning

APR 30/14 Indspire Oil and Gas Aboriginal Trades & Technology (OGTT) Bursary & Scholarship - Indspire is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for indigenous peoples, especially youth to achieve their potential. Through the Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries and Scholarship Awards programs, Indspire has provided more than $50 million to over 15,000 Canadian Indigenous post secondary students. All Canadian Indigenous individuals who are First Nation (status or non-status), Inuit or Metis and enrolled in full-time in a post secondary institution are eligible to apply.
BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES: OGTT GENERAL PROGRAMS
To help meet the demand for trades and technology workers in Canada's oil and gas industrury in 2007 the Oil & Gas Trades and Technology (OGTT) Bursary and Scholarship program was launched with the support of major petroleum players.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Applicants must be taking Oil and Gas Trades and Technology certificate/diploma programs in Alberta, British Columbia or Ontario. Undergraduate/degree programs are not eligible. Eligible Trades and Technology field study include but are not limited to Electrician, Gasfitter, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Technician, Instrument Technician, Insulator, Machinist, Mechanic, Millwright, Pipe Fitter - Construction, Process Operator, Valve Technician and Welding. Eligible Technology fields include but are not limited to: Chemical Technologist, Control, Corrosion, Enviromental Technologist, Inspection, Instrumentation - Electrical, Board,  Systems, Voltage, Petroleum Engineering Technologist, ower Engineering and Managing Boiler.

APR 30/14 - 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.

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 -BC Hockey Scholarships Deadline - there are a variety of scholarships offered by BC Hockey to deserving recipients who are in their graduating year of high school and are presently registered members of BC Hockey or former members playing in the Western Hockey League who are in their grade 12 year. Awards will be based on Academic Achievement, Sportsmanship, Hockey participation and/or quality of contribution, and School-Community participation and service. Applicants will need to provide a completed application package, letter from their hockey coach or referee in chief, letter from league or association president and a copy of the current report card with a letter from the school principal. The application form can be downloaded at: http://www.bchockey.net/Awards/Scholarships.aspx.  For more information visit:http://www.bchockey.net  
email: info@bchockey.net   Phone Sean Orr at the BC Hockey Office at: 1-250-652-2978

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 30/14-The Richmond Girls Soccer Association (RGSA) will provide up to four scholarship awards, to a maximum of $500 each, for the upcoming year. The scholarships will be awarded to Grade 12 graduating Richmond girls who have a minimum c+ average and are currently involved in an RGSA program as a player, coach, referee or any other position within the RGSA for a minimum of four years (Applicants who are just players will not be considered). In order for an application to be considered, candidates must complete the application form in full and return it along with all the required information, documents and letters prior to (or postmarked) April 30th, 2014. For further information and application see  www.richmondgirlssoccer.com   All the details are listed as on the application form which can be accessed from the documents menu tab.

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 30/14 - The Richmond Girls Soccer Association (RGSA) has allotted $2000.00 total for scholarships this year with a maximum number of 4 scholarships to be awarded out of that amount.   The scholarships will be awarded 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.
In order for an application to be considered, candidates must complete the application form in full and return it along with all the required information, documents and letters prior to April 30th, 2014

May 1/14 - Design Exchange High School Competition Deadline - 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, and Graphic Design.  Details and application:  http://www.dx.org/index.cfm?pagepath=Education/DX_Canadian_High_School_Design_Competition&id=6614
Contact:  Emily Gove 416.216.2138 or toll free 1.855.216.2138  fax: 416.368.0684     

MAY 1/14 - Young Commonwealth Competitions (ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY) deadline
We're delighted to announce that the Competition will be run in partnership with Cambridge University Press whose support will enable us to engage even more young writers across the Commonwealth.
The Competition celebrates and nurtures the creative talents of young people across the Commonwealth, providing a platform for students to compete with their peers in each of the 54 nations which make up this unique association. Entrants are judged in two age groups and in various topics Junior (under 14 years) and Senior (14-18 years).  Essays can be submitted online. Details at:

MAY 1/14 - 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.
We help students who share this commitment by offering the Joint Diversity Scholarship.
 Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to applicants who have demonstrated involvement in diversity initiatives in their community and have not previously received the Joint Diversity Scholarship.
This scholarship is available to students who are BC residents and are going to be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution in the fall of 2014.  Students in all stages of their education are eligible.  
Applicants are asked to demonstrate how they promote diversity awareness and acceptance in their community.  For further details, visit http://www.owfg.com/diversity


MAY 1/13 -FCSSBC Youth In Care Bursary Deadline
The 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 the social services, health or education fields. Students are welcome to apply over multiple years as we share a long-term interest in their studies and development into social service professionals.
Application forms for 2013 are available now.       http://www.fcssbc.ca/about/youth-bursary


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 2/14 - FCSSBC Youth In Care Bursary Deadline
The 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 the social services, health or education fields. Students are welcome to apply over multiple years as they share a long-term interest in your studies and development into social service professionals.
Application forms are available at  http://www.fcssbc.ca/about/youth-bursary

MAY 15/14 - Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary deadline. There are 2 - $700 bursaries available for students under 19 years, who have experienced a mental health or substance abuse problem and are going on to higher education. For more information and for the online application form see: http://www.ok2bblue.com/janice-lee-blue-wave-bursary/

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 19/14  Coast Capital Savings Education Awards deadline
Coast Capital Education Awards are offered to BC residents who are entering a full-time program at an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the Fall of 2014.  Coast Capital Savings offers two awards:
~$5000 Standing Tall Awards (25 awards available) - Awarded to individuals who are working hard to overcome significant personal challenges to achieve their dreams.
~$2000 Citizenship Awards (10 awards available) - Awarded to individuals who are taking a leadership role in their communities while successfully balancing their academic and personal lives.
Coast Capital Savings’ Education Awards are open to graduating Grade 12 students, you do not need to be a member. Applications are available online (between May 5 - 19/14) at: http://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/awards.


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 23/14   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 $500.  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 $250.  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.  www.ivanfranko.ca

MAY 24/14  - 2014 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship deadline - Up to 65 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 24, 2014. Application forms and complete details are available at http://[ http://www.monsanto.ca ]www.monsanto.ca, or in the Career Centre.  Or, call Canada's CustomCare line at 1-800-667-4944

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

MAR 31/14 - 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 $5,000voucher 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:

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.  

MAY 31/13  -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 $2000 can be awarded to qualifying students across Canada. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2013.See the  information from the website and the application form for instructions:

MAY 24/13  Coast Capital Savings Education Awards deadline
Coast Capital Education Awards are offered to BC residents who are entering a full-time program at an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the Fall of 2013.  Coast Capital Savings offers two awards:
~$5000 Standing Tall Awards (16 awards available) - Awarded to individuals who are working hard to overcome significant personal challenges to achieve their dreams.
~$2000 Citizenship Awards (32 awards available) - Awarded to individuals who are taking a leadership role in their communities while successfully balancing their academic and personal lives.
Coast Capital Savings’ Education Awards are open to graduating Grade 12 students, you do not need to be a member. Applications are available online (beginning May 1st) at:

MAY 24/13 - Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franco Scholarship Deadline -students between the ages of 13 and 18 are eligible to apply. There are two types available:

Type I. Post-Secondary scholarship ($500) -available for the study of an approved college or university program.  Students will also be required to submit a completed application form, a 300-word essay as to why they feel they are a deserving candidate, and a current transcript of grades.
Type II. Cultural scholarship ($250) -available for the study of the Ukrainian culture and/or language.  A brief explanation as to why they feel they are a deserving candidate, plus a current transcript of grades.

Both scholarships require two letters of reference, one of which must be from a member of the Ukrainian community.  
Contact: Your Career Info Advisor, or Tanya Zukewich at (604) 241-2300 or the Ukrainian Community Society at 274-4119.

MAR 31/14  Richmond Community Foundation Scholarships deadline
The Richmond Community Foundation holds endowment funds that have been designated for scholarships for Richmond students.
•     Etta Demerse - UBC/SFU or Kwantlen
•     Kronier Family - Community Involvement
•     Richmond Community Foundation - Community Involvement
•     Richmond Sunset Rotary - Must be pursuing studies in visual or performing arts
•     Michael Diston Memorial Scholarship - for graduates of any Richmond Secondary School pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (to include visual and performing arts), recognized apprenticeship course or Technical Program at BCIT)
There is no requirement for a specific grade average of any scholarship and students who are pursuing trade and diploma courses are encouraged to apply in addition to those undertaking degree studies. The criteria for all the above scholarships include the following:
1. A permanent Richmond resident.
2. Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
3. Graduating, or have graduated within the past two years, from a secondary school in Richmond
4. Applying to an accredited post-secondary school.
5. A demonstrated commitment to the community of Richmond.
Notwithstanding the above, consideration will be given to those that demonstrate financial need.
Please note the deadline for submissions for these scholarships is April 5 for graduates in 2013 - this is the date by which the application must arrive at the office of Richmond Community Foundation, Suite 200 6791 Elmbridge Way, Richmond, BC, V7C 4N1.  A signature is required from a School Principal or School Counselor who can verify the information that is provided on the application.
[Link]http://richmondfoundation.org/grant/overview/

The Steveston Community 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.
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MAY 30/14  -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.  This year's essay must reference:  "Why are Independent Grocers are important to the community and the retail grocery industry?"  Each year more than $22,000 in scholarships are awarded to students across the country. In addition to a regional scholarship of $2,000, a further $6,000. national scholarship will be awarded, along with an all expense paid trip to Toronto for the winner to receive their award at the Grocery Innovations Canada 2014 event. Applicants must be sponsored by a CFIG Member Store and be Canadian resident studying in Canada.  You must be enrolled in a post-secondary program of at least 2 years and presently be in grade 12.  
  • More info is available at: http://www.secure-online-transaction.com/cfig_forms/scholarship/
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.


JUN 1/14 & NOV 1/14 - Indspire Aboriginal Health Careers Program deadline
For studies in health care careers such as but not limited to; medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, clinical psychology, laboratory research and veterinarian medicine.  Full-time certificate programs, undergraduate, professional and graduate degree programs of at least two academic years at an accredited Canadian post secondary institution.The award is open to First Nations, Inuit and Metis students. There is no set bursary amount. Each applicant will be assessed independently and awarded funds based on academic performance, financial need, connection to the aboriginal community, and commitment to the field of study. For more information visit:

JUN 2/14 - BC Sports Hall of Fame - Jack Farley Youth Sports Achievement Awards deadline.
Every year the BC Sports Hall of Fame awards these scholarships 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 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 14/13 - Langara Entrance Bursaries - Students planning to attend Langara in the fall of 2013, are eligible to apply for an entrance bursary.  Selection will be based on financial need and on acceptance and enrolment at Langara. Please pick up an application form in your Career Centre.  Students needing further information are invited to call the Langara Financial Aid Office at 604-323-5376.

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:
scholarships@abbottandfenner.com
For more information visit:  
www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm


JUN 14/14- South Asian Family Association (SAFA) Scholarship deadline - SAFA is offering 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.
Applicants must be of South Asian descent and be a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident; be enrolled in his/her first year of full-time studies in Canada or abroad and be completing/have completed grade 12 in a BC high school. Students may apply for only one of the categories and must provide the required essay and reference letters. For the details and application form visit: http://www.safa.ca/uncategorized/scholarship-applications-being-accepted-now/
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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 15/13 - Theatre BC and the Mainstage Scholarships Deadline:
Mainstage Scholarships for Secondary Students - A provincial scholarship opportunity for drama students throughout British Columbia. Theatre BC is offering ten Mainstage Student Scholarships to be awarded to selected applicants.  All students considering pursuing theatre in any form following high school are eligible to apply. Each scholarship includes an all-access 9 Day Festival Pass for the Mainstage event. It also includes a full-guided tour of the Sagebrush Theatre in Kamloops, 2 “Backstage at Mainstage” professionally led courses (3 hours of instruction) of their choice, a face-to-face meeting with the festival adjudicator, and a ticket to the Final Night Awards Ceremony.
The Jessie Richardson & The Sid Williams Memorial Scholarships - Theatre BC invites applications for its two annual $1,000 scholarships.  Applicants must have been accepted by a recognized Canadian Theatre School or post-secondary theatre department.  Grade 12 students are also invited to apply, stating the school to which they have applied. Applicants, or their parent(s), must be current members of Theatre BC.  Recipients will be announced at the Annual Provincial Theatre Festival "MAINSTAGE" Awards Ceremony held in July.  
For more information on these scholarship please contact the Theatre BC Office. To apply for these scholarships, please fill out the form available on their website:  http://www.tbcmainstage.ca/Awards_Scholarships
and mail or fax to the Theatre BC Office     

Jun 20/13 - Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Society of BC Scholarship deadline.
Graduating students are invited to apply for a $750 scholarship for post secondary education by participating in our annual Scholarship program. Awards will be made to a maximum of one (1) winner for each of the following three (3) categories:
-Graduating High School students in the BC Lower Mainland;
-Graduating students as above, but of  Caribbean heritage
-Cecil Ash Memorial Scholarship: Graduating students with Trinidad and Tobago family background. For application see: http://www.ttcsbc.org/services/scholarships

JUN 20/14 - The BigSun Scholarship Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  A short essay is required. Visit: http://www.bigsunathletics.com/

JUN 26/14  APEGBC Post Secondary Entrance 'Transfer' Scholarship
The APEG Foundation offers several entry scholarships to British Columbia high school graduates entering engineering transfer programs at British Columbia’s Colleges. The entry scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded on the basis of a combination of factors, including academic standing, extracurricular activities, financial need and student statement.
The 2014 APEGBC Post Secondary Entrance Transfer Scholarship application will be available in June 2014.  https://www.apeg.bc.ca/For-Students/Scholarships
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JUN 27/13  Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC ) Post-Secondary Scholarships - APEGBC offers several entry 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 website for application instructions and participating post-secondary institutions.
Website:  www.apeg.bc.ca/students/scholarships/entrancescholarship.html

JUN 30/13 - 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 in 2013-2014 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
Deadline for all of the above scholarship essays is June 30, 2013
Individual essay topics and application information at: http://www.nupge.ca/scholarships

JUN 30/14 - 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

JUN 26/14  Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC ) Post-Secondary Scholarships - APEGBC offers several entry 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.

JUL 31/13 -VCC Entrance Awards deadline -VCC has entrance awards available to students entering one of the college's full-time programs of at least six month duration or minimum of three University Transfer courses for four months. Award recipients will be selected based on academic achievement and community involvement. Applicants must have a B average and include a letter of reference along with the award application form. Visit http://www.vcc.ca/services-for-students/vcc_awards.cfm

July 31/13 - BC Electrical Association Bursary and Scholarship Deadline
The BC Electrical Association has scholarships ($1000 - $2000)available based on  academic performance, volunteering, employment and field of study. The bursaries ($500 - $1000) are based on financial need, and are to award  BC students who want to pursue careers in: Electrical Engineering, Electrical, Marketing and Business. For further information, please see: http://www.bcea.bc.ca/scholarship.php

2014-15- BCIT Entrance Awards recognize outstanding applicants entering full-time BCIT credential programs and part-time or full-time Bachelor's degree programs.

July 31/14 - Betty Spalton Scholarship Fund Deadline - 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 the successful candidate $1,500 for study and living expenses. Please see the website for further details: http://www.roadbuilders.bc.ca/education_fund.php
All application packages should be submitted to:

Betty Spalton Educational Trust Fund
B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association
Suite 307, 8678 Greenall Avenue
Burnaby, B.C.
V5J 3M6

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 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:



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