April Newsletter



April 9th, 2015: KPU Entrance Scholarship Deadline

April 10th, 2015: District/Authority & EMS Scholarship Application Deadline

April 10th, 2015: Keep Canada Green Contest

April 11th, 2015: US College Expo Vancouver

April 15th, 2015: KPU Limited Intake Programs Current Grade Report Deadline

April 15th, 2015: Partners36 Scholarships Deadline

April 17th, 2015: 2015 Maple Leaf Youth Awards

April 22nd, 2015: BCTIA Scholarship

April 30th, 2015: Sweat Your Way to Grad Athletic Scholarship Deadline

May 1st, 2015: KPU Open Intake Programs PSI Deadline

May 1st, 2015: Honey Hooser Scholarship

May 1st, 2015: Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund Bursary

May 15th, 2015: 2015 Lotus Light Charity Society Scholarship

May 15th, 2015: The White Rock Social Justice Film Society

May 31st, 2015: Betty Spalton Education Scholarship

May 31st, 2015: Making Grad Great Scholarship Deadline

June 1st, 2015:Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarships

July 1st, 2015: CISC Steel Scholarship Deadline



Keep Canada Green Scholarship Contest

Last year, Gaspard introduced a cross-Canada online scholarship contest worthy of the imagination and intelligence of our environmentally savvy students. It was our way to help you succeed and to contribute to a happier and healthier world.

We were blown away by the response! So, our Keep Canada Greenresearchers and copywriters have been hard at it again to provide you with a landfill of current and compelling environmental realities to ponder. This year’s contest is not only highly informative, it’s also edutaining and inspirational!

Keeping Canada Green is not about pointing fingers at the world. It’s about each of us making a difference in our own unique and special way, one step at a time, through empathy, knowledge, commitment and resolve!

Armed with education, foresight and passion; we believe our Canadian youth can change the world. Let’s do this!


Partner36 Scholarship NEW ADDITION!!!

Coast Capital is allocating 4 “standing tall “ awards ($3500 each) and 1 “Beth Hutchinson” award ($5000) for Surrey students graduating this current school year.

Standing Tall Award: recognizes individuals who have faced significant hardships and not only rise up against the odds, but demonstrate a commitment to continue their education. Significant hardships include, but are not limited to: poverty, health, family issues, personal loss, and lack of supports, i.e., youth who are or who have been in government care.

Beth Hutchinson Award: Worth $5000 recognizes the young person who best exemplifies a commitment to continuing their education in the face of considerable health challenges.

Please email Mr. Krembenios krembenios_b@surreyschools.ca with the subject line “Beth Hutchinson Award Form Request” or “Standing Tall Form Request” for a PDF application.


2015 BC Technology Scholarship

The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) is now accepting applications for the2015 BC Technology Scholarship.

Established in 2005, the BC Technology Scholarship is an industry-funded program designed to support the next generation of tech leaders in British Columbia. By providing grants to students who have a passion for technology, the BC Tech Scholarship recognizes students pursuing post-secondary education in a technology-related field. (This includes, but is not limited to: IT, Engineering, Marketing, Digital Media, Product Management, Business Development, etc)

This year there are 4 x $1,000 grants available for Grade 12 Graduates preparing to begin their post-secondary education. There are also 2 x $5,000 grants available for current University or College Students, should you have an alumni community where you can share this news.

Successful applicants will be notified in early May, and the grant recipients will be formally presented during the 2015 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) on June 4th, 2015. (Ability to attend the TIAs does not affect chances of being a grant recipient.)

Applications for the BC Technology Scholarship are done completely online.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 22, 2015

To view the full criteria, and to apply, visit www.bctia.org/scholarship

2015 Honey Hooser Scholarship

The City of Surrey has established the $500 Honey Hooser Scholarship to be awarded each year to a Surrey resident who is one of the following: 1) a post-secondary arts student, 2) a senior secondary student or; 3) an individual with disabilities who has demonstrated an interest in arts and crafts.

The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit the community by encouraging persons having an interest in arts and crafts to pursue studies in these areas. This interest may be interpreted in a broad fashion, including the study of the visual, graphic or performing arts, or the development of the tools to facilitate these arts.

Eligible candidates are required to include a cover letter (no more than 250 words) detailing their involvement in local arts and crafts as part of their application. Submissions can be made as follows: Honey Hooser Scholarship, c/o City Clerk, Legislative Services Division, 13450 - 104 Avenue, Surrey BC V3T 1V8, or via email at clerks@surrey.ca.

2015 Honey Hooser Scholarship applications will be accepted until 12 Noon on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund Bursary

Some bursaries are awarded from the Poppy Trust Funds to students who are children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Canadian Veterans and who are in need of assistance. These bursaries may be awarded at any stage of a college or university program. Other bursaries and scholarships may be awarded from other Legion funds and the criteria are established by the respective branch or Provincial Command.

If you are a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a Canadian Veteran, please contact Mr. Krembenios krembenios_b@surreyschools.ca with the subject line "Royal Canadian Legion Branch Bursary Opportunity."

DEADLINE: MAY 1st, 2015

The White Rock Social Justice Film Society

Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to submit an essay, a short film, or a poem or song on the subject of Social Justice. We will be judging submissions on impact, writing skills, and the relevance of content. The submission must be an original work, and has not been copied from any other source, i.e. No plagiarism please.

ESSAY: 1000-1500 words

FILM: 3 minutes maximum.

The submissions must be sent by email to yukoner@gmail.com between May 1st and May 15th. The winning submission will be decided upon by the directors collectively, and this year’s winner will be announced at the society’s Annual General Meeting.

The award this year will be $250.

Betty Spalton Education Scholarship

The BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association is a non-profit association that represents construction and maintenance contractors as well as industry-related service and supply companies.

Our industry proudly employs thousands of people across the province- both men and women who are instrumental in building and maintaining British Columbia’s unique transportation network. From flaggers and heavy equipment operators to project managers and engineers, the road building and heavy construction industry has countless career opportunities.

The heavy civil construction industry offers a unique opportunity for young people to acquire well-paying jobs that can lead to management and ownership opportunities; once an individual gets started in the industry, there is no limit to what can be accomplished.

The association takes pride in supporting young people who have a keen interest in our industry. Each year, we proudly offer the Betty Spalton Education Scholarship. This merit-based program presents up to two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to successful candidates pursuing educations that will lead to careers in the road building and heavy construction industries.

I have attached a news release and poster for your review; additional information related to the scholarship can be found on our website at: www.roadbuilders.bc.ca/education_fund.php

DEADLINE: MAY 31st 2015.

Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarships

Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarships support community-minded student leaders in achieving their educational goals. Three $5000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and determination in their commitment to civic engagement and leadership. Deadline is June 1, 2015 at 9:00 PM PST.

Applications now being accepted. APPLY NOW



Partners36 Scholarships

Surrey Schools is pleased to offer a number of scholarship and bursary opportunities to its graduates, called Partners36 Scholarships. They are made possible through the contributions of individuals, corporations and community service organizations.

Students attending a district secondary school or learning centres are eligible. See the full eligibility requirements below.

Completed applications should be submitted by hand (not email) to the Earl Marriott counselling area, in Ms. Domingo's office. For any questions or concerns, please email Mr. Krembenios krembenios_b@surreyschools.ca

The application deadline is on or before April 15th, 2015.

For more information and a list of available scholarships click here.


Earl Marriott Scholarships & Bursaries

Earl Marriott Scholarships are awards intended​ to reward students for excellence in both academic and non-academic fields. These scholarships have been generously donated from the school, local businesses, organizations and individual people with the intentions of assisting in tuition costs associated with a student's post-secondary education.


  1. Online Application (Google Doc Form)
  2. Statement of Activities (submitted electronically to krembenios_b@surreyschools.ca)
  3. Personal Descriptor (ONLY for students that are applying for a bursary)

For further information & details, click here.


District/Authority Awards 2015

​District/Authority Awards are $1000.00 awards intended to reward students for excellence in non-academic fields. These scholarships are meant to assist in tuition for furthering students' post secondary education.


District Authority Scholarship Application 2015.pdf



2015 Maple Leaf Youth Awards

The Maple Leaf Youth Awards link students with the promotion of Canadian identity and issues of national significance

Now in its fourteenth year, the Canadian Club's Maple Leaf Youth Awards (MLYA) are given to recognize Grade 11 and 12 students in BC who demonstrate exceptional achievements in athletics, arts, and technology, as well as show exemplary contributions to the community while maintaining academic excellence.

This year’s essay topic is: February 15, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag. Write an informative essay about the debate and principles surrounding the choice of flag for Canada. Include in your discussion how successful our flag has been in representing Canada and carrying out the objectives of its creators.

  • The required essay will be given considerable weight by the judges
  • There are three Maple Leaf Awards: $750, $1000 and $1500
  • The application submission deadline is April 17, 2015; and all applications must be received in the Club offices by close of business on that date.

The full information and application package is available here.

2015 Lotus Light Charity Society Scholarship

Any Canadian student who is 17 years or older and will be beginning or continuing their studies at a recognized post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis may be eligible to receive the Lotus Light Charity Society (LLCS) Scholarship to assist in those studies. Applicants will be assessed on scholastic record and community volunteer involvement.

The 2015 LLCS Scholarship application submission period is March 1 to May 15, 2015; successful applicants will be notified at end of June. NOTE: Students who have completed or are in their final years of their post-secondary study at the closing date of the application period are not eligible.

All applications must be submitted via postal mail or drop-off (i.e. no email submissions, no fax submissions), addressed as follows:

Lotus Light Charity Society – Scholarship
#200-357 Hastings Street East
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P3

Download 2015 LLCS Scholarship Application Form

Canadian Institute of Steel Construction – BC Region “STEEL SCHOLARSHIP”

Applicants for the CISC BC Region Steel Scholarship will have an interest in pursuing ‘specific training’ [Such as: welding, fabricating, ironworking, detailing, etc...] that leads to a career in the Steel Construction Industry;

To be eligible to receive this award, the recipient must be enrolled in an accredited British Columbian training institution (This includes the ACE-IT & SSA Programs). The Scholarship must be used towards tuition, books or related course fees. Successful Applicants must provide proof of enrollment before CISC-BC Region can issue payment. Selection is based on…

· Extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership skills

· Academic achievement

· Future goals & career plans

· Motivation and interest in the steel industry

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to info@solidrocksteel.com no later than July 1, 2015

Please email krembenios_b@surreyschools.ca with the subject line "CISC STEEL SCHOLARSHIP" for a .DOC application.

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City of Surrey SPIRIT Volunteer Opportunity

The city of Surrey is enabling more members of their community with disabilities to participate in Surrey Parks, Recreation & Culture activities to improve their health and wellness, education, and/or personal development with the support of a volunteer.

SPIRIT (Support Participation and Inclusion ~ Reach out, Involve and Transform!) embodies the desire to strengthen community and increase involvement and participation. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get involved in their communities.

Get started & get connected here.



University of British Columbia UPDATE

Destination UBC: Along with their offer of admission to UBC Okanagan or Vancouver, students will be invited to Destination UBC,an all day on-campus event in May which will connect them with the class of 2019 and their future UBC home. For students who must travel to attend either of these events, the cost is on us! Please visit and refer students to our website for more information about the days' activities and the travel reimbursement program.

For your aspiring doctors: The UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program on UBC's Okangan campus is hosting an info session for local high school students and families to learn all about the program, admission requirements and the application process. WHEN: Tuesday, May 5th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre at UBC Okanagan. RSVP: Contact Warren Brock,warren.brock@ubc.ca or 250.807.8601.

Self Reporting: Please be reminded that self reporting is now open until April 7, 2015 and we hope to be making the majority of our offers by mid April. If a student has made an error self reporting, please have them email us with details including UBC student number, at grades.canada@ubc.ca.

Simon Fraser University UPDATE

Self-Reporting Marks FAQ:

All BC/YUKON high school students must self-report their grades. If we have not received grades by the deadline their application will be cancelled. Familiarize yourself with the details on the 'what', 'when' and 'where' of self-reporting.

Surrey Campus Open House:

Join us at the Surrey Campus on Wednesday March 4 from 4:30 to 8:30 for the Global Community Open House. Experience how SFU Surrey is engaging the world through teaching and research excellence of students, faculty and staff. Read More…

Computing Science Dual Degree Program:

SFU’s School of Computing Science offers a unique Dual Degree program with China’s Zhejiang University that allows students the unique opportunity to earn two Computing Science degrees – one from each highly ranked university - while gaining a life-enriching international experience.

SFU 101: Blueprint for success

SFU 101 is a free online course designed to help all new students transition to SFU and prepare for academic success. Students will learn about the academic culture, degree requirements, course enrollment procedures, and a wide range of opportunities and resources available to them at SFU.

KPU General Entrance Awards

Again for this year, we are offering one online application where students can apply to both Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance scholarships and General Entrance award programs.

Students must have a KPU student I.D. number to access the online system through myKwantlen.

Application Deadline: April 9, 2015

Please read the information on the links below carefully before proceeding to the online application:

Fall 2015 Leaders of Tomorrow Criteria

General Entrance Award Descriptions

Documentation Requirements

Request for Interim Grades

The online awards application is located by logging into myKwantlen and clicking on the online self-service tab. You will need your KPU User I.D. (Student Number) and your PIN to log in.

After logging-in, please follow these steps:

  1. Click on “Student Menu”

  2. Click on “Student Awards and Financial Assistance”

  3. Click on “Award Application”.

  4. Ensuring that the Application Type you have selected is Fall Term 2015 - High School Entrance Awards (Fall), click “Apply” and begin completing the application.

  5. You must be a graduating high school student, entering Kwantlen for the first time in the Fall 2015 semester.

  6. Important – ensure you click “Yes” to the terms & conditions on the Personal Declaration page in order for your application to be submitted successfully.

  7. Hand deliver or mail in all your supporting documentation (in duplicate) by the application deadline.

    Apply Now!

University of Victoria

Requirements: for September 2015 admission to UVic are available online throughout the Undergraduate Admissions website at www.uvic.ca/programreq . Program and deadline changes are as follows:

    • New application deadline - February 28, 2015 is the new application deadline for all undergraduate programs. For detailed deadline information as well as program-specific document deadlines, visit www.uvic.ca/deadlines .
    • UVic BEd Elementary Education - Students applying for September 2015 will now be able to apply directly from high school to the Elementary Education BEd program. The on-line application will be available December 1, 2014.
    • UVic Nursing - The School of Nursing at UVic and the Department of Nursing at Camosun College have announced that they will not establish a joint-degree partnership at this time. Applicants to the program will continue to apply through Camosun College and those accepted will take the first five terms of the program at Camosun. These students will make a formal application to UVic in term five of the program and those meeting the transfer requirements will complete the final terms of the program at UVic. For more information visit www.camosun.ca/learn/programs/nursing .

Student For a Day Program: Current high school students who have applied to UVic can register to experience a day on campus as a UVic student. Participants will attend an actual lecture, enjoy a complimentary lunch with a current student in the new West Coast themed "Mystic Market", take a campus tour and meet with various campus representatives. Program is free of charge and includes parking. Students can visit www.uvic.ca/tours to register.

Self-Reporting Changes: Current Grade 12 students must self-report their interim/final grade 11 and 12 marks from February 15 to March 31, 2015 to be considered for admission and grade-based entrance scholarships for September 2015 entry. Complete details are available at www.uvic.ca/selfreporting .

Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Students should apply before our early admission deadline of March 1, 2015. This deadline is solely for submission of their online application.

Students applying to open intake programs (Faculty of Arts, Business, Science) which are non-competitive must fill out their PSI form by May 1st, 2015. These students do not need to submit transcripts, we will simply receive the Ministry download in mid-May to confirm their interim grades.

Students applying to limited intake programs (ie. Nursing, Engineering, Design, etc) which are competitive entry will need to submit current grade reports only for courses required for admission by April 15th, 2015. We understand that this is still difficult for students taking some of their required courses in second semester, but we will accept grade reports signed by their teacher so that the programs can start moving forward with their evaluation process, then we will confirm offers once official interim data is received by the Ministry in mid-May.


Our application for major entrance scholarships will remain April 9th, 2015. However, given the timing issues schools might be facing for issuing interim transcripts, this deadline will only be for the online scholarship application. Extensions will be granted to accommodate any student needing extra time in order to submit interim grades.



US College Expo 2015

Saturday, April 11th, 10-11am

655 Burrard Street

Vancouver, BC

Are you planning on attending a US College? Do you have questions? Do you need answers?

If so, you’re going to need some advice:

  • What programs do schools offer?
  • What are their entry requirements?
  • How do you succeed in an alumnus interview?
  • How many SAT Subjects tests should you take to impress the admissions staff?

The questions go on and on. At the US College EXPO you’ll be able to talk to representatives from top American colleges and universities to get the answers you need to succeed.

To register, click here.



Post-Secondary Institutions Selections Form

Access the online form by logging into the Student Secure Web (SSW), www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/, and clicking the menu option "Post Secondary Institutions Selections".

  • You will need your PEN and the password you created (minimum of 6 characters including at least one number) when you created your account.

  • Students who do not yet have a SSW account will need to create one at the SSW website prior to gaining access to the PSI Selections form. Students must enter their First Name, Last Name and Date of Birth exactly as it is currently recorded at the Ministry of Education, along with their Personal Education Number (PEN).

  • If a student can’t access their account and it has been more than 1 year since they logged in, they need to recreate their account by using the “Create Account” link.

  • If it has been less than 1 year since a student last logged into their account, they should use the “Forgotten your password?”link. An email will be sent with their log-in information.

Step by step instructions can be downloaded here.

Applying to Post-Secondary Schools in Ontario?

Considering post-secondary education in Ontario? The resources you need to apply to an Ontario university is right at your fingertips at: www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/ . The OUAC 105 website is for:

  • Canadian residents not currently attending an Ontario high school;
  • International applicants living in Canada or abroad.

You can find program admission requirements at: www.electronicinfo.ca . (Please note that courses will be coded as Ontario courses; please see your counsellor for an equivalent BC course.)

Twinbro Scholarship Program

Twinbro is a not-for-profit organization that empowers youth to take action towards a successful future. Our innovative keynotes, workshops and resources have inspired thousands of B.C. students to do better in school, apply and win high level scholarships, build successful careers, and become more engaged citizens within their communities.

Click here for more information!

UBC Personal Profile

In order to assess your preparedness for university, UBC will evaluate you on a broad range of criteria including your academic achievements and personal experiences. That’s where the Personal Profile section of UBC’s online application comes in.

Knowing more about you through your Personal Profile helps UBC determine whether you will flourish here – not just because of your grades, but also because of the experiences and ambition you bring with you.

The Personal Profile is required of all high school students applying to all UBC programs on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. The Personal Profile is also required of all transfer applicants into the Bachelor of Commerce & Kinesiology programs on the Vancouver campus, and Nursing & Education students on the Okanagan campus.

Check out the Personal Profile video for tips and advice here.

Applying to an American University or College?

Check out www.collegedata.com for information on different US colleges and universities, hints on how to fill out the Common App, how to prepare for your SAT/ACT exams.

Check out www.collegeboard.org for information on SAT test dates and also information on US colleges and universities.


You will need to register as an athlete on the NCAA Eligibility Centre (http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp). Be careful when you are looking as some websites are actually recruiting websites that will "assist" you for a fee.

School Finder

SchoolFinder.com helps students, parents and counsellors explore schools across Canada and around the world. Go ahead and compare program prerequisites and costs all in one place!

Student Awards

StudentAwards.com, powered by yconic, offers YOUR Student Platform. It is the place where students can give and get help they want to manage student life. StudentAwards partners with top organizations who share our passion for authentically helping youth.

With over $100 million in financial awards available to StudentAwards members, students from across Canada come to us to find Money for School. We have scholarships, bursaries, contests, specialized student offers, giveaways and other financial assistance to help students win, earn and save the money they need for their education.

Student Scholarships

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Scholarships Canada

ScholarshipsCanada.com is Canada's foremost web site for scholarships, student awards and bursaries.