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Selected Scholarships for BC High School Students (students should also use the search engines available on the VC website to research other scholarships for which they may be eligible).

Aboriginal Canadians Scholarship

A scholarship of $1500 will be awarded to a deserving applicant who is an Aboriginal Canadian child of National Union of Public and General Employee members. Application materials and additional information is available at: 
www.nupge.ca .  

AES Engineers Scholarship (Not restricted to engineering students)

The AES Engineers Scholarship is awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays that are submitted.  Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study.  The award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  Students are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Information and applications can be found at:  www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm .

APEGBC Post Secondary Entrance Scholarships

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Foundation offers scholarships to graduating students entering UBC, SFU, UVic, BCIT or UNBC and pursuing a degree program in engineering or geoscience.  Each scholarship is valued at $2500. Selection is based on grade 12 academic achievement, extracurricular activities, references, financial need, and the student's written statement outlining reasons for entering the profession. Applications are available at www.apeg.bc.ca .

BCGEU Scholarship Awards

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union 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. For more information please visit:  www.bcgeu.ca . Click 'for members', 'member programs', and then 'scholarships.

BC Hockey Scholarship

Awarded to current registered members of BC Hockey who demonstrate academic achievement, sportsmanship, high quality of participation and contribution in hockey, and school and community participation and service.  www.bchockey.net/awards/scholarships.aspx .

BC Hydro Scholarships

BC Hydro offers a wide variety of scholarships, endowments, and bursaries. See https://www.bchydro.com/community/community_investment/scholarships.html for more information and applications

BC Ministry of Education's Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is a $5000 annual scholarship that recognizes exceptional grade 12 students planning to enter the field of teaching. The scholarship will be awarded to 20 graduating students intending to enter a BC faculty of education program. For more information go to: 
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/topic.page?id=61BA57D5EE90467F8C45EBC139DF2FFA Application materials can be accessed at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/DownloadAsset?assetId=C041FFAB3F2D424286C2B16F5B68F9A4

BC Sports Hall of Fame Jack Farley Youth Sports Achievement Awards

Awarded 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.   www.bcsportshalloffame.come/about-us/scholarships

BC Sports Scholarship Program

 

David Gifford Memorial Scholarships - Two scholarships of $700 each, Zone Scholarships - Two scholarships of $500 each. More information and application form available at  www.bcschoolsports.ca/recognition .

 

Better Business Bureau Student Ethics Award Program

Recognizes students who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, and overall personal integrity and academic history.  www.mbc.bbb.org/studentethics/award .

Betty O'Flynn Memorial Fund Bursary

The Vancouver Archdiocesan Central Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is offering a $500.00 scholarship to a qualifying high school student. Applicants should be Vincentians, family members of Vincentians, or (past or present) beneficiaries of the Society, residents of BC and complete an application available from Ms. Beck.

Burger King Scholars Program

Awarded to student who have a cummulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and who plan to enrol in a full time post secondary program for two or four years.  www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/bksp_scholarship_eligibility.html

Catholic Health Association of BC Bursary for Graduating Students

The Catholic Health Association of BC is granting two bursaries - each in the amount of $250.00 - to two graduating students enrolled in a Catholic secondary school, or who are members of a BC or Yukon parish and enrolled in a public secondary school or are home-schooled. Interested students are invited to submit a 500 word essay to the Association by February 28th that demonstrates an awareness and understanding of the significance of Spirituality in Health Care.  While in some places in our province public health care facilities have reduced or eliminated the funding for spiritual, religious and pastoral care to patients and residents, the provision of this service is recognized in our Catholic and other faith-based care facilities as a core of service. There is a recognition that care and attentiveness to spiritual health is an integral part of holistic care.  In the essay, students should explain why they believe that care of the spirit is just as significant as care for the body, and for Catholics, why spiritual care is particularly important in tending to the sick and dying, to their families, and to those who care for them.  Essays may be sent by regular mail to:  Catholic Health Association of British Columbia, 9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby, B.C., V3N 4C3 or by email to:  smhouse@shawlink.ca .  Applicants should include information about the school and the date and place of the graduation ceremony.  A committee of the CHABC Board of Directors will evaluate all submissions that are received by the specified due date and announce the recipients of the bursaries before the deadline, February 28, 2015. For further details check the CHABC website at www.chabc.bc.ca under upcoming events.

 

Chinese Government Scholarships

The Chinese Government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, is offering scholarships for eligible B.C. students to study abroad. The purpose of the scholarships is to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from the whole world, and to develop cooperation and exchange in the fields of education, science, culture, economy and trade between China and other countries. Full and partial scholarships are offered to successful applicants to study in China. B.C. high school graduates, post-secondary students and scholars wishing to participate in Chinese language studies, academic study at the undergraduate or graduate level, or research are all eligible. The language of instruction is primarily Chinese; however, the program may sponsor and recommend remedial Chinese language studies for applicants who are not applying for the Chinese language study program. For information on e ligibility criteria, application forms and procedures visit:  http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/offshore_schools/os_scholar.htm 

 

Confratellanza Italo-Canadese Scholarship

Open to students of Italian origin i.e. having at least one parent or grandparent of direct Italian decent and have an academic standing sufficient to qualify for entry into the post secondary institution of their choice.  Applications for the 2015 scholarship will be available from Ms. Beck.

Corpus Christi College

Step into Leadership Nominated Excellence Award – Awarded to one student per high school who exemplifies academic excellence, service to community, and commitment to leadership. Students will be awarded with full tuition for one year and commit to be an ambassador for CCC. Corpus Christi offers a number of other entrance awards. Information and applications are available at: www.corpuschristi.ca . Students must be nominated by the school, have a current GPA of at least 84%, have demonstrated leadership and community service, and must have applied to and intend to enroll at CCC. The CCC deadline is the end of February; therefore nomination requests (cover letter with completed Student Biography Form) must be submitted by the first week in February.

C.S.T. Consultants In Guruparan and Winsor Scholarships

CST Consultants are offering two $6000 scholarships to Canadian citizens who are academically gifted (in the top 20% of their high school graduating class), well-rounded, and pursuing their first undergraduate commerce/finance/business degree/diploma at a recognized post-secondary institution in or outside of Canada and whose parents either do not have a post-secondary education or received their education outside of Canada. More information and applications are available from Ms. Beck. The deadline for materials for 2015 is TBA

Dogwood District Authority Awards

Grade 12 students interested in applying for the Dogwood District/Authority Awards which acknowledge superior achievement (minimum 80%) in fine arts, applied skills, physical activity or sports leadership, and second languages are invited to speak to their specialty teacher or an external teacher or coach if appropriate.  The purpose of the Dogwood District/Authority Awards is to acknowledge superior achievement (minimum 80%) in the following specialty areas:  fine arts, applied skills, physical activity, sports leadership, and second languages.  Download the Dogwood Application.

 

Father Emmanuele Roasaia Scholarship

Two scholarships of $1500 each will be awarded in the name of Father Emmanuele Rosaia, a Franciscan Missionary Priest who gave unselfishly of his time and energy to many a person and to the Italian community in particular. Applicants must be Roman Catholic and of Italian-Canadian origin, expected to graduate with a B grade point average or higher and have plans to attend a university or community college where studies will lead to a university degree in Canada or another country.  Applicants must submit a word processed letter of no more than 400 words, double spaced, with full contact information, explaining why they deserve to be the recipients of the scholarship.  Applicants must also submit no less than three letters of reference, one of which must be written by the applicant's parish priest and one of which must be writen by a current teacher of the applicant, supporting the scholarship application explaining why he is an appropriate candidate for the scholarship.  2014-2015 requirements and deadlines will be posted when they are received. All correspondence should be forwarded to:  The Father Rosaia Scholarship Committee, c/o 12059 188A Street, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 1W3.  The selection committee will put particular focus on the following:  strong academic achievement, the strength of Christian character of the candidate, especially leadership and citizenship qualities, as well as community services rendered within the candidate's own community and school.  Applicants, who in their studies, have a leaning towards the humanities:  languages, literature, philosophy, history, psychology, fine arts, etc.  This does not, however, exclude applicants whose academic focus is in the sciences.

Horatio Alger Jim Pattison Alberta and British Columbia Scholarship Programs

The Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs provide financial assistance to students who have critical financial need and have exhibited academic potential and strength of character, as well as integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  Scholarship criteria include involvement in extracurricular and community activities, commitment to pursue and complete a degree or diploma at a post-secondary institution in Canada and Canadian citizenship  The scholarships awarded to deserving students each year are valued at $5000. Applications are available on line at www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships .

Loran Scholarship

Loran Awards each year to deserving students. Criteria for eligibility include an 85% minimum average calculated on the most recent three years of final grades, strong academic performance and moral character, commitment to serving others, great potential as a leader, independent thinking, and a willingness to take meaningful risks. The Loran Award (renewable for up to four years) includes an annual tuition waiver, a stipend of $8000, access to funding and internships through their summer program, and mentorship opportunities. Requests for sponsorship can be made by submitting a letter of interest/eligibility to Ms. Beck or Mr. Accili by October 1st (VC deadline). Late requests will not be considered. Students may also apply directly.More information and applications can be found on the Loran website at:  www.loranaward.ca .

Lovison Family Memorial Scholarship

The Lovison Family Memorial Scholarship is meant to encourage and support young people of the Catholic faith who strive for excellence in post-secondary education.  It exists to honour the memory of three members of the Lovison family who have passed away. The Lovison Family Memorial Scholarship serves to honour their memory by assisting two promising young candidates with their post-secondary studies by granting them scholarships of $800 each. Applicants must be Roman Catholic residents of the Lower Mainland who are in grade 12, expect to graduate with a B average or higher and are poised to begin attending full time at a university, community college or technical institute in pursuit of a degree or diploma.  Application packages must contain:  a double spaced, word processed letter of application of no more than 400 words explaining why the candidate is a fitting candidate for the scholarship and containing full contact information, including a telephone number and an email address, letters of support from a parish priest, a teacher or school administrator, and a third person, a B.C. Ministry of Education transcript, and proof of acceptance into a post-secondary institution. Lovison Family Memorial Scholarship, c/o 5576 Argyle Street, Vancouver, B.C., V5P 3J6.  Evidence of strength of Christian character, a proven track record of community service, and sportsmanship and team building qualities will figure prominently in the selection of candidates. .

 

 

 

National Union of Public and General Employees Scholarship

The National Union of Public and General Employees is offering four scholarships to students who are children, grandchildren or foster children/grandchildren of a National Union member. The scholarships include:  Scholarship for Visible Minorities ($1500), Tommy Douglas Scholarship ($1500), Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship ($1500), and Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians. Applications are available from Ms. Beck.

Overwaitea Food Group/UFCW Local 1518 Joint Diversity Scholarship

Ten $1000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to applicants who have demonstrated involvement in diversity initiatives and have not previously received the Joint Diversity Scholarship.  Applicants are asked to demonstrate how they promote diversity awareness and acceptance in their community.  This could include:  participating in clubs that promote cooperation between cultures, volunteering with organizations to assist  persons with disabilities, assisting programs that support seniors, helping new Canadians learn about their community, and/or fundraising to support diversity awareness, e.g. cultural awareness, homelessness, elder care, etc. Go to www.owfg.com/diversity http://www.owfg.com/diversity   to apply.

Passport to Education Award

Awarded by the school on the basis of academic achievement, effort, work habits, citizenship, and school and community involvement.  Download the application form.

Provincial Scholarships

The Ministry of Education recently announced that all optional provincial exams beyond the five which are mandated (English10, Mathematics 10, Science 10, Social Studies 11, and English 12) will be discontinued.  Provincial exam scholarships will now be based on the following criteria:  a blended grade of 'B' in English 12, and one 'A' and three 'B' grades in four of the five required exams. 

ReMax Quest for Excellence

ReMax of Western Canada are offering (16) $1000 bursaries to recognize grade 12 students who have demonstrated significant leadership and community contribution initiatives. More information and applications are available at http://www.remax-western.ca/quest-excellence

 

RBC Royal Bank Scholarship Awards for Undergraduates

Available to RBC clients who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents who will be enrolled in a full time post secondary program at a publicly funded Canadian university or college and who have a 70% or higher cummulative GPA. http://scholarships.rbc.com/Undergraduate.aspx

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Students enrolling in post secondary programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are eligible to request to be nominated for the Schulich Leader Scholarships. Scholarship criteria include two of the following:  exceptional high grades, demonstrated leadership in school life and community life, or evidence of entrepreneurial talent, and/or financial need. The school is able to nominate one student for the scholarship.  If you are interested in being nominated for this award please complete a Student Biography Form, with an attached cover letter indicating why you believe you are a worthy candidate, to Ms. Beck or Mr. Accili by the first week in January. Late submissions will not be accepted. For detailed information about the program, please visit:  www.schulichleaders.com

SeniorsZen Scholarship

SeniorsZen, is offering a new scholarship to Canadian students intending to pursue a post secondary education within Canada. More information is available at www.seniorszen.com/scholarship

Steve Cowan Memorial Scholarship

The Steve Cowan Memorial Scholarship encourages and promotes the attainment of higher educational goals for youth who have made a positive contribution to their school and/or local or global community.  The value of the award is $500.00.  Detailed information and application forms are available at:  www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/about-us/scholarship/

TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership

TD Canada Trust awards scholarships, valued up to $70,000 each, are awarded to selected students who have shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community.  Each scholarship includes full tuition at any approved university or college in Canada, $7500 a year towards living expenses and an offer of summer employment at TD.  The focus of these scholarships in not primarily on rewarding the highest marks. The key criterion is outstanding community leadership, in balance with the student's academic performance. More information and application materials are available at  http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/index.jsp . The deadline for requests for letters of reference at VC for the TD scholarship is three weeks prior to the TD deadline.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program recognizes students who demonstrate the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship, as well as courage in overcoming obstacles, involvement in humanitarian service and participation in sport, fitness, and community service. Each award is valued at up to $7000 annually, for a maximum of four years or until a degree is obtained.  Additional information and application forms are available at www.terryfoxawards.ca .

Top 20 Under 20 National Awards and Mentoring Program

The Top 20 Under 20 National Award recognizes and awards youth under the age of twenty who have demonstrated significant levels of innovation, leadership, and achievement, in all disciplines and fields.  Be it through business, philanthropy, charitable works, government, or entrepreneurship, Top 20 Under 20 alumni have shown that young Canadians can make a difference.  For more information and application instructions visit:  www.Top20Under20.ca .

Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship

The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks for Kids Fund are once again proud to offer the Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship to four grade 12 students who have a minimum GPA of 75% have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and exemplary contributions and commitment to enriching the lives of others in the community. Applications are available at www.canucks.com/scholarship .