Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Save-On Foods and UFCW Local 1518 $1000 Scholarship

Each year Save-On -Foods partners with with UFCW Local 1518 to offer ten scholarships valued at $1000 each to individuals who have played a significant role in diversity initiatives in their schools and/or communtiy

Eligibility Criteria:
* Canadian Citizen pursuing a full or part time post secondary
* Demonstrated involvement in diversity  initiatives in their schools or community (ex. LGBTQ club, helping with immigrants or refugees, help with the homeless, etc)

Apply online now at

Deadline date is May 1, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Have you been offered a scholarship?

Hey Grads,

Have you been offered a scholarship? If so, please come and tell me as soon as possible to let me know. Please bring the email or letter you received from the institution or private group.

If you don't plan on taking the scholarship, I still need to know!

See you in room 303 to tell me the good news.

Seaforth Elementary Scholarship

Are you a graduate of Seaforth Elementary School? Have you shows the spirit of community and academic focus?

Seaforth Elementary School is again giving two scholarships of $250 for a graduate of Seaforth Elementary.
You will have to write a 500 word essay that shows the qualities of leadership, community and academic focus.
Come get your application from Mrs. Da Silva in room 303

Deadline date is March 1, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Triumf High School Fellowship in Physics

TRIUMF's High School Fellowship program offers fellowships each year to graduating secondary students entering their first undergraduate year at a recognized post-secondary institution. The Fellowship includes an award of $3,000 and a six-week summer research experience at TRIUMF.

The intent of TRIUMF's high school fellowship program is to motivate graduating students with a passionate interest in science to pursue a career in the sciences, especially physics, by offering them the opportunity to experience a real life research environment.

Go to for more information.

Courage to Come Back Award

Do you know someone who has had the COURAGE to come back from adversity? Does this person inspire you and others around them? 

Every year, Coast Mental Health Foundation hosts the  Courage To Come Back Awards,  recognizing British Columbians who have overcome adversity or illness, and have gone on to make a positive difference in their community.
Celebrate a courageous person in your life by nominating them to receive an award at our 20th Anniversary gala in Vancouver next May.
Nominations are free, so nominate as many people as you like! All residents of British Columbia are eligible for nomination, if they meet the nomination criteria.
  • Nominations are open only to residents of BC
  • Any material submitted to Coast Mental Health Foundation will not be returned
  • Coast makes every effort to verify nominee stories but takes no responsibility for errors or omissions
  • Coast Mental Health Foundation reserves the right to place nominations in another award category
  • We regret that we cannot accept video or CD nominations at this time
Nomination Guide
Tell the nominee’s story of a courageous comeback accurately and in detail.
Please submit only one (1) nomination form for the Nominee, and submit only three (3) letters of support and testimonials.
For ideas, take a look at past recipient stories by following this link to the 2017 recipients.
Once you have clicked “submit” an immediate message should appear confirming your nomination has been successfully submitted. You will also receive a confirmation email.
Nominations will not be considered complete or eligible until a completed nomination form and all mandatory letters of support have been received.
More questions? Check out our FAQ
Deadline: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
To download a paper version of the nomination form, click here

BCSTA Scholarship for Student Citizenship $1500

BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship 
Each year, BCSTA selects graduating BC public school students who have either:
  • Displayed exemplary citizenship within their school and community as recipients of the BCSTA Student Citizenship Scholarship.
  • Excelled at communication studies and have expressed an interest in using their communications skills in the support of public policy and education as recipients of the Jean Ciriani Scholarship for Communications.
For 2018, BCSTA is awarding a single scholarship in the amount of $1,500 in honour of the late Jean Ciriani, a former communications director for the Association. 

The application deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018. Submissions are only accepted via email. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Jamaican/Canadian Scholarship

You must be Jamaican born or of Jamaican descent (parent(s) or grandparent(s))
You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada; and
You must be a student graduating from a BC Secondary School at the end of the current school year
Your Application Form must include the following:
the required essay as outlined in the Application Form;
an up-to-date official transcript of grades, as outlined in the Scholarship Information Form;
reference letters as outlined in the Application Form;
Your complete package must be submitted by June 30, 2018
Scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the selection committee

Cmolik Scholarships

TCF awards scholarships to deserving British Columbia students that have met adversity during their life and, in the opinion of the Student Selection Committee, demonstrated a good work ethic, tenacity, and other commendable attributes in achieving their academic and social goals; and without TCF's support may not have the means to attend a post-secondary institution.
BC students that have lived in Canada for a minimum of 8 years are considered by the Student Selection Committee based on a submitted written application and personal interviews.  TCF reserves the right to award scholarships in its sole discretion.  Decisions made by the Student Selection Committee are final.  Reasons for the decisions will remain private to TCF and will not be shared.  All applications submitted to the Student Selection Committee remain the property of TCF and will not be returned to the applicant.
TCF estimates the total cost of an undergraduate degree from a Canadian university, college, or trade school is approximately $7,500 for books and $27,500 for tuition.  Therefore, TCF will reimburse up to a total of $35,000 for books and tuition leading to an undergraduate degree or equivalent.  This amount will be paid as reimbursements throughout the duration of the recipients' post-secondary enrollment provided that the progress of the student meets the TCF's scholarship criteria.  Transcripts, a brief summary of student's progress, and original receipts must be submitted for reimbursement.  TCF reserves the right to change scholarship amounts and limits based on decisions made by the Board of Trustees of TCF to reflect current education costs.


  • TCF will provide the successful candidate with a scholarship paid out over time, subject to the student meeting the criteria of TCF, by reimbursing the cost of tuition and books at the beginning of each semester.
  • TCF may advance funds to first year students to pay for their tuition and books, if required, by paying the amount directly to their school.  Advance notice to TCF Administrator is required for approval.
  • Transportation and living expenses are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Tuition fees reimbursed will not exceed the levels determined by the Board of Trustees of TCF, in its sole discretion. The levels will generally reflect those of major British Columbia universities; however, the Board will consider the institution and program selected by the student and may customize a scholarship that matches a student’s tuition needs within TCF's guidelines.
  • Master or Doctoral programs are not eligible for sponsorship reimbursement.
  • The maximum duration for funding is five (5) consecutive years from the start of the initial semester.  Students are expected to begin their post-secondary education in September of the same year they are awarded the scholarship.  Any exception requires pre-approval by the Chair of the Student Selection Committee.
  • Students must take a minimum of FOUR (4) COURSES PER SEMESTER, unless the Chair of the Student Selection Committee pre-approves this requirement prior to the student commencing that particular semester.   (Exception is the summer semesters where there is no minimum requirement).
  • To continue with the scholarship program, students must obtain passing grades in a minimum of three (3) courses per semester. If a student takes more than four (4) courses per semester, they must not fail more than one course to remain with the program.  A withdrawal from a course after the school's deadline is considered a fail.
  • The cost of a failed or withdrawn course reimbursed by TCF will be deducted from the student's next reimbursement.
  • The estimated total maximum value of this scholarship is $35,000 or $7,000 per year.
  • At the end of each semester, the candidate will provide TCF with a copy of their transcript from the institution they are attending (or at the end of the school’s reporting period, if not on a semester schedule), together with a brief written summary of their progress.
  • Students agree to, sometime in their future, fund a non-related person in furthering his or her post-secondary education either personally or by donating to TCF.
  • Scholarships are for consecutive school years and cannot be deferred from one year to the next without prior written permission from TCF.


Scholarship applicants must graduate from a British Columbia secondary school and have resided in Canada for the last eight years.  They must plan to attend and study full time at a post-secondary university, college, or trade school.  Students who have previously received a scholarship from TCF and did not meet the requirements will not be eligible to reapply unless invited to do so. Upon acceptance the student must remain in the program specified in the student’s original application to be eligible for further funding, or submit a Change Request Form to apply for a change.  Pre-approval must be received from the Chair of the Student Selection Committee prior to the change.
  • Award of a TCF Scholarship is conditional upon the applicant graduating from a BC secondary school and enrollment in a post-secondary institution, trade institute, or college.
  • Individuals eligible to receive full funding for their education elsewhere cannot apply for this scholarship.
  • Scholarships received by students in excess of $2,500 per semester from other sources will be deducted from TCF scholarship reimbursement amount.

Application Submission and Review Timeline

Scholarship applications must be submitted to the student's secondary school for approval.  All applications must be endorsed by the secondary school and a letter nominating the student be attached to the application (sample letter can be found under Secondary School Resources).  Each BC secondary school can submit one application.  In some situations, with prior approval of the TCF Student Selection Committee, schools may submit a second application.  Please contact the TCF Student Selection Committee Chair for approval at  All applications must be received via mail or submitted online no later than February 15th of any particular year.   The Student Selection Committee will review all applications and select a short list of candidates to interview. Candidates will be contacted by telephone to set up an interview time on a pre-determined interview date. Final selections will be made after all interviews are completed and communicated to the candidates as soon as possible and will be conditional on the student being accepted into the post-secondary institution specified in the application for TCF Scholarship.  
For applications submitted by students commencing their post-secondary education in September, please note the following information:
Application submission deadline: February 15th                                                                      
Interview Date: 4-8 weeks after submission deadline

How to Apply

The following information is to be submitted to the Student Selection Committee when applying for the scholarship:
1. Completed application form
2. Two reference letters, one letter should be from a teacher or faculty member if currently in school. In the letter, the person you choose must verify the following:
  • You require financial assistance to be able to attend a post-secondary institution.
  • You have the ability academically and emotionally to succeed in a post-secondary educational environment.
  • You are of good character.
  • You demonstrate the tenacity to achieve your goals.
  • They believe you will be a contributing member of society once you have achieved your educational goals.
3. Official transcript of Grade 12 and/or post secondary institution OR most recent report card
4. Current photograph
5. Letter from school stating that you are the student nominated to apply for the Cmolik Foundation scholarship from the school (Sample Cover Letter Template can be found under the Secondary School Resources tab)
Please submit online or mail your application to:

The Cmolik Foundation

c/o Foundation Administrator

210-2121 152nd Street
Surrey, BC  V4A 4P1

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

BC China Award of Excellence in Chinese


British Columbia’s Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the B.C.-China Award for Excellence in Chinese. The award promotes the study of Chinese language and cultural by B.C. students developing their intercultural awareness and skills.
The B.C.-China Award for Excellence in Chinese is a collaborative scholarship program offering up to fifty (50) $500 Awards for B.C. students studying Chinese. Each Award is jointly funded by the BC Ministry of Education ($250) and the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver ($250).
Applicants must:
•    Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
•    Ordinarily reside in British Columbia
•    Be school-age (not older than 19 years of age by June 30, 2018)
•    Be enrolled as a full-time Grade 12 student at a public or independent school in British Columbia
•    Have completed a Mandarin Chinese language course at the Grade 11 level in British Columbia with a minimum course grade of 86 % – course completion attained through challenge, equivalency or other course credit is not eligible
•    Be enrolled in or have completed a Mandarin Chinese language course at the Grade 12 level
•    Have attained a grade of 73% and above in all completed Grade 11 courses
BCCIE is a proud partner in the administration of this award and will be receiving and evaluating award applications and distributing awards to successful applicants.
The deadline for applications is March 29, 2018.

For more information on the 
B.C.-China Award for Excellence in Chinese including applications and eligibility criteria, see theMinistry of Education website.

Monday, January 8, 2018

BCSSA Awards Grade 12 Essay Scholarship

Each year, the BCSSA awards a scholarship for a graduating student in the amount of $1000 to a deserving student in each chapter. 
Please find attached the Scholarship Guidelines and application forms:
The deadline for application is February 9, 2018. 

BCCPAC Educational Award

BCCPAC Educational Award (student)
The BCCPAC Educational Award honours Ona Mae Roy, president of the BC Home and School and Parent-Teacher Federation (now the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils) from 1978 to 1980.
Ona Mae Roy was dedicated to improving the quality of life of all children through the advancement of their health, welfare, and education. In pursuing this goal, she gave strength and encouragement to all who advocate for children. It is the wish of BCCPAC and those who have contributed to this award that children will continue to benefit in memory of a valiant lady.
The BCCPAC Educational Award is granted annually to a well-rounded student in Grade 12 who is involved and interested in many things and has an understanding of the importance of parent involvement in education. The student must be from a school that has a PAC that is a member of BCCPAC. The following must be submitted:
  1. Complete the BC Educational Award application showing specific plans as to immediate future academic, technical, or vocational education or training studies.
  2. Prepare a 300 to 500 word essay, on the value of parent involvement in education, with reference to Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), District Parent Advisory Councils (DPACs), and/or BCCPAC.
  3. Include a cover letter with information about interests and evidence of good citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship, and community service.
  4. Include two letters of reference: one from an educator, and one from a community member, but not a relative of the applicant. The references should comment on the applicant’s good citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship, and community service.
  5. Provide copies of Grade 11 and Grade 12 report cards or transcripts to date.
Important:  Children of current BCCPAC board members, staff, or contractors are not eligible to apply for this award.
This provincial award is in the amount $1000.
Completed applications must be received by the BCCPAC office by February 28th each year.

Herbert H Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Scholarship and Citizenship Award

The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation’s National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships to secondary students across Canada who exhibit exemplary citizenship qualities in their communities through extensive community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes. The National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program is open to every graduating high school or CEGEP student from coast-to-coast-to-coast.  This non-renewable scholarship is valued at $1000 and tenable at any post-secondary institution. We’ve awarded over $700,000 to Canada’s best and brightest students, and we’re not going to stop now!

Applications are now open for 2018.

Thank you for your patience, the application for our 2018 Scholarship Program is now available through the link above.  The deadline for Applicants will be February 4th, references will be able to submit their letters of recommendation until February 11th, 2018.
The application process will take place entirely online this year. Please fill out the online application and Addendum form.  You may download the document below now.  Please note that there was an issue uploading the 2018 Addendum.  Remove everything except Exhibit E for the application.  Exhibits B, C, D, and F are in the new application.
Questions can be directed to

BCIT Entrance Awards

   BCIT Entrance Awards

Entrance Awards recognize academic and non-academic achievements of students entering an eligible full-time BCIT program, including part-time and full-time Bachelor's degrees. The deadline for BCIT Entrance Awards is August 5 and January 6 each year.

     2017 - 2018 Entrance Awards

New - Additional Awards added (not listed in the booklet)
The 2017 - 2018 BCIT Entrance Awards are for individuals who begin a BCIT program between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. 

The 2017 - 2018 Entrance Award information and application forms are available for viewing and downloading: 
To view these PDF files you will require the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe. Download Acrobat Reader.

     Entrance Awards selection criteria

All Entrance Awards are adjudicated on a competitive basis. Selection is based on academic standing in secondary school and/or post-secondary studies. Other factors may be taken into consideration such as participation in school activities, community involvement and demonstrated leadership qualities. Where applicable, these additional criteria are listed under the Award-specific Information section in entrance award descriptions. 

All BCIT Entrance Awards applicants are notified of decisions in writing. 

     BCIT President's Entrance Awards

BCIT President's Entrance Awards are available to students that have graduated from a B.C. Secondary School during the period September 2016 to June 2017. The selection of candidates is based on an evaluation of academic achievement, participation and contribution to school activities, leadership and citizenship as well as volunteer and/or community service. The BCIT President's Entrance Award can be applied to any full-time BCIT credential program. 

The deadline to apply for BCIT President's Entrance Awards is August 5. 

BCIT Entrance Awards application deadlines

BCIT Entrance Awards have two distinct deadlines that depend on when you begin your full-time studies at BCIT and the program you are registered in. The deadline for each BCIT Entrance Award is listed under each specific entrance award.  

For awards with a singular August 5 deadline, applicants must commence their program between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. 

For awards with two deadlines, the following applies:  
  • August 5, 2017 for those applicants entering their BCIT program April 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017. 
  • January 6, 2018 for those applicants entering their BCIT program December 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
The BCIT Student Financial Aid and Awards office is closed weekends and holidays. A deadline that falls on a day when the office is closed will be automatically extended to the next working day at 4 p.m.

      Ready to submit your BCIT Entrance Awards                           application?

Submit your completed BCIT Entrance Awards application by mail, fax or email to:
Student Financial Aid and Awards
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Building SW1, Room 2132
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2
Tel.: 604-432-8555
Fax: 604-454-0941

Adventures Programs Deadline Reminder

Hey All Grads!

Happy 2018! Hope you had a great holiday
I am still looking for three grade 12's interested in the following opportunities

The Adventures Program is a wonderful fully paid trip for one student to go on in their grade 12 year

We still need candidates for the following:

Adventures in Citizenship:  Trip to Ottawa to meet political leaders, senior government officials and attend museum and university tours

Adventures in Technology: Trip to Saskatchewan for anyone interested research, advancement in technology, engineering and development.

Adventures in Tourism: Trip to Kelowna to look at the growing tourism field-includes trip to UNBC, Wineries and other tourist destination in the Okanagan area.

Deadline for applications is Jan 15. Come see me in room 303 to apply.

BCIT Pathways to Success Scholarship

If you plan on attending BCIT in the fall, we are being given 2 $3000 scholarship for the Burnaby School District

Award Criteria (you do not need all of these but here are some to think about):
Volunteer service in the community/school
Work experience
involvement in extra curricular activities

Come and get your package from me in room 303
Deadline to hand in package to me is April 1, 2018