February Newsletter


New or Updated Scholarships & Other Post-Secondary Information


Trevor Linden Community Spirit Award

If you are a young British Columbian who has made a difference in your community, we want to hear from you! The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and exemplary contributions and commitment to enriching the lives of others in the community.

We are looking for:

• School and community service, leadership;

• Initiating community development;

• Affecting positive change;

• Mentoring others;

• Personal development and growth;

• Good academic performance;


Please submit your application to (please note no electronic applications will be accepted):

Jessica Hoffman
Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship
89 West Georgia
Vancouver, BC
V6B 0N8


Drop them off in person at 89 West Georgia to the attention of Jessica Hoffman, Program Manager, Community Partnerships.

DUE March 15th, 2017

For more information and to access the application form, click here: http://canucks.ice.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=88558

BCIT Information Session

Come to BCIT's BIG Info March 1

Great opportunity to learn more about BCIT!

We're inviting your students to join us at BIG Info on Wednesday, March 1st at our Burnaby campus from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Speak to instructors, meet grads and students, and see what BCIT is all about.

Attendees also get a chance to win 1 of 3 $1000 tuition credits.

The event is free and open to anyone!

UBC Updates

Although UBC's application deadline has passed, some programs are still accepting applications. Remaining program applications may close at any time without notice, so submit your applications ASAP!


Self-reporting period opens from March 3 to March 20. Students will receive an email from UBC outlining what information they will need to self-report.

  • Students in a semestered curriculum will be asked to report their grades for semester 1 as soon as possible.
  • Students in a linear curriculum will have until April 14 to report their grades, if they receive a later term 2 report card.

English Language Admission Standard

All UBC applicants must meet the English Language Admission Standard (ELAS). There are a number of ways to meet this requirement, but the most common ways include:

  • Completing three years of full-time English curriculum studies in Canada
  • Completing four years of full-time English curriculum studies outside of Canada
  • Achieving a minimum score on an English language proficiency test

Summer program deadline

UBC offers high school students the opportunity to experience the university setting on the Vancouver campus with two-week summer programs: Future Global Leaders and Experience University Life. The deadline to apply for Canadian students is April 30, and the deadline for international students is June 30.

Campus tours

We continue to offer weekly campus tours on our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses, and are able to accommodate school group tours. You can also learn more about programs, services, and spaces available for Aboriginal students on our Vancouver campus. Please connect with Chloe Erlendson, at chloe.erlendson@ubc.ca, to arrange a tour for Aboriginal students. If you are unable to make it to our campuses, you can take a virtual campus tour.

UBC Sauder BCom Information Sessions

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Information Sessions and Building Tours at the UBC Sauder School of Business are available. These gatherings provide a casual setting for prospective students in grades 8-12 to visit the UBC Vancouver campus and learn more about the BCom program. Dates are as follows:

  • · February 17, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
  • · February 24, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
  • · March 24, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
  • · May 8, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
  • · May 29, 2017: 12:30PM – 2:00PM

Click here for registration.

University of Alberta - Vancouver Advising Sessions and Info Night

Advising Sessions:

This event is for Grade 12 students who may still have questions about the University of Alberta. Students are invited to register for an advising session on February 24 to answer any questions they might still have about their program, or the University of Alberta in general. Limited spots are available for one-on-one advising sessions with their faculty of choice or a general advisor.

Click here to register.

Information Night:

We’ll be in Vancouver for Info Night on February 23. This event is primarily for Grade 10 and 11 students to learn more about the University of Alberta. Grade 12 students are also welcome.

Students will have the chance to:

  • Explore program options at faculty booths
  • Get admissions questions answered
  • Hear from a current student and alumni
  • Enjoy food and beverages
  • Win prizes and more!

Click Here for more details.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: The Cmolik Foundation Scholarship

TCF awards scholarships to deserving B.C. students that have demonstrated a good work ethic, tenacity and other commendable attributes in achieving their academic and social goals, and who without our support may not have the means to attend a post-secondary institution.

Please be sure to read the Scholarship Criteria prior to completing the application form below. You must print the Application Form (PDF) and submit your application to Ms. Lo (mailbox) no later than Friday, February 16th, 2017.

Interview Date: March/April date to be announced

ICBA BC Scholarship Application 2017

The Indo-Canadian Business Association of BC (ICBABC) is proudly celebrating our 18th Annual Student “Achievement Awards” Banquet on Friday May 5th 2017. It is with great pleasure that we once again extend an invitation to students to apply for the ICBABC Scholarships.

ICBABC’s Annual Student Achievement Awards support outstanding students as they further pursue their academic endeavors within a post-secondary institution. The vision of the awards program is to invest in and develop strong leaders who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement, a moral force of character, instincts to lead, and commitment to intellectual and personal development.

Academic achievement is the foundational requirement of the scholarship, however, we will also award two Athletic Achievement Awards and one Special Needs Award, in addition to the existing Academic Awards.

The deadline to submit applications is March 31st, 2017.

There are two ways an applicant can submit their applications:

(1) email

(2) mail addressed to: #201, 7945 132nd Street, Surrey, BC, V3W 4N2.

If applicants have further questions about the scholarship, they are welcome to email us. For application forms, please see Ms. Lo in room 320 at the end of the school day (period 5 or after).




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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 lo_m@surreyschools.ca)
  3. Personal Descriptor (ONLY for students that are applying for a bursary)

For further information & details, click here.


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 must be submitted by hand (not email) to Ms. Domingo's office in the Counselling area. For any questions or concerns, please email Ms. Lo at lo_m@surreyschools.ca.

The application deadline is April 7th, 2017 @ 3:30 PM PST.

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


Ministry District/Authority Awards

District/Authority Awards are $1,250.00 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 2017

BC Sports Scholarships

1. BCSS ZONE SCHOLARSHIPS 14 Scholarships of $500 each


Applicants must have competed in at least one BCSS approved sport during grade 12. They must be enrolled in a B.C. School who are graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College. Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS sanctioned sport, have a minimum grade percentage of 75% and have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and/or community.

Application due date is May 1st, 2017

Click here for the scholarship overview and application form.

2. DAVE GIFFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 1 Scholarship - Male for $1,000, 1 Scholarship - Female for $1,000


Dave Gifford was a BCSS Director from 1988-90, and received the BCSS Honour Award in 1992. He was a teacher and Administrator in Vancouver, and died in 1992. In his honour, this scholarship is for one male and one female student who truly excels as a student-athlete.

Applicants must have competed in at least two BCSS approved sports during grade 12. Unsuccessful applicants for the Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship will automatically be considered for their respective Zone Scholarship. (Please DO NOT complete two applications)

Application due date is May 1st, 2017.

Click here for the scholarship overview and application form.

3. BERT & GRETA QUARTERMAINE BADMINTON 6 scholarships, $1,000 each


BC School Sports is pleased to advise that the Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship fund will be increasing the available scholarships this year. This year, there will be six scholarships of $1,000 each that will be awarded to three male and three female student-athletes enrolled in member schools. Consideration will be give to an applicant's participation in badminton for a school team, their volunteerism and involvement in their community.

Scholarship deadline is May 1st, 2017.

Click here for the scholarship overview and application form.

4. BC Dairy Association Scholarship 2 scholarships, $500 each


BC Dairy Association, a proud sponsor of BC School Sports, is pleased to announce this year’s Scholarship Fund. BC Dairy Association is dedicated to assisting worthy student-athletes in their desire to attend an accredited Canadian University or College by sponsoring this year’s BC Dairy Association Scholarship.

The BC Dairy Association Scholarship rewards student-athletes who exemplify school spirit, practice a healthy lifestyle, and engage with their community. Consideration will be given to those in Gymnastics or Track & Field.

Scholarship deadline is May 15th, 2017.

Click here for the scholarship overview and application form.

For a variety of other BC Sports Scholarships, click here.

International Education Scholarships and Awards

Applications are now open for two Ministry of Education international education awards.

The awards, along with two other awards / scholarships available later this year, promote intercultural knowledge in support of BC’s new education curriculum. The awards also contribute to accomplishing the goals of the B.C.’s International Education Strategy (PDF), increasing the two-way flow of students, teachers and ideas between British Columbia and the world.

The four awards / scholarships, first introduced in 2015/16, include funding for:

  • groups of British Columbia students and for individual teachers to study abroad
  • international, high-school level and international post-secondary level students to study in British Columbia, and
  • British Columbia students to study Chinese.

The British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) is a partner in the administration of all four awards. BCCIE will receive and evaluate award applications and distribute awards to successful applicants.

To be considered for these awards, please see Ms. Lo or Ms. Garbe for further details.

To apply for BC International Student Ambassador Scholarship award, please write a written statement of no more than 1 page addressing what an “ambassador” is, and how you might fulfill the role of an ambassador as an international student in B.C. (representing your country) and as an ambassador of B.C. (in your home country). Please email this to Ms. Lo at lo_m@surreyschools.ca by the deadline below.

Deadline: March 8th, 2017.

BC Secondary Schools Rugby Union Scholarships

Multiple scholarships will be offered in 2017. All are valued at $750.00.

Scholarships shall be awarded to graduating students proceeding to a full-time program of studies at an accredited Canadian university or college.

Candidates must demonstrate:

  • excellence in rugby;
  • strong scholastic achievement; and
  • proven character, citizenship and leadership.

In addition to meeting the requirement of scholastic achievement, they will have been leaders within their school and/or community and have made a valued contribution to their school rugby program, though not necessarily have been selected for representative teams at the zone, provincial or national level.

Click here for the application & more information.

Deadline: Thursday, April 13, 2017th.




GPS Meetings @ Senior Lunch (Career Centre)

February 10th

March 3rd

Gap Year Fair

Date of event: Saturday, February 18th at 1:00 PM

Where: MYP Gym, Stratford Hall

(See Bottom of Newsletter for further details)




February 1st - Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

February 1st- CWA Foundation Secondary School Awards (Welding)

Febraury 1st - W. H. "Howie" McClennan Scholarship

February 1st- Kin Canada Bursaries

February 2nd - First Contest Deadline for Scotiabank Bursaries

February 2nd - The Future Aces’ National Citizenship Award

February 3rd- Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Awards

February 10th- GPS Meeting: Topic - EMS/District Scholarships

February 14th - National Scholarship Program (Western University)

February 15th - Explore French Immersion Bursary Program

February 15th- Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

February 15th - SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

February 16th - Cmolik Foundation Scholarship EMS Nomination (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

February 20th - Richard P. Erickson Scholarship


February 28th - RBC Scholarship Deadlines

February 28th- BCCPAC Award

March 1st - Stacey Levitt Memorial Award

March 1st - Chacko and Lize Simon Scholarship

March 1st - Students On Ice Expedition Application and Scholarship

March 1st- University of Fraser Valley Deadline

March 1st- Prospera Educational Awards

March 3rd - The Rick Blight Leadership in Action Scholarship for Athletes

March 3rd - The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship

March 3rd- BCSTA Scholarship

March 3rd - Minerva Learning to Lead Application (Grade 11 Girls)

March 8th - EMS Deadline for Ministry of Education International Student Scholarship

March 11th - Tall Clubs of TCI Foundation Scholarship

March 12th- BCGEU Scholarship

March 13th- RE/MAX Western Canada Quest for Excellence

March 15th- Girl Guides of Canada Scholarships

March 15th - Trevor Linden Community Spirit Award

March 31st - International Education Scholarships and Awards

March 31st- Ringette Canada Scholarships

March 31st- Union of National Employees Scholarships and Bursaries

March 31st - Retail as a Career Scholarship

March 31st - ICBABC Annual Student Achievement Award (Indo-Canadian)

April 7th- EMS/District/Ministry/Partner36 Scholarships EMS DEADLINE

April 7th - Keep Canada Green Contest Deadline

April 11th- KPU Major Entrance Scholarships Deadline

April 15th- Optimist International Essay Contest

May 31st - Tessa Beauchamp Foundation Scholarship

May 22nd - B. Davis Scholarship

June 30th - RightLab Grad and Arts Scholarship

June 30th - BC Lung Association Bursary

June 30th - University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business (Black Press Scholarship)

Please stay tuned by following @gradEMS for hourly/daily/weekly/monthly updates




CWA Foundation Award (Welding)

The CWA Foundation Secondary School Awards Program was founded in 2014 for the purposes of promoting and encouraging the pursuit of post-secondary education in welding. The awards are for students who show an aptitude and passion for the welding industry and/or financial need, and are applying to a certified welding program offered by a publically funded Canadian College or University.

The CWA Foundation will be selecting 80-100 secondary school students from across Canada to receive an award of $2,000 - $2,500 each. The number of students and amount awarded will be dependent on the number of applications received

Deadline for receipt of applications is on or before February 1st, 2017.

For more information, click here.

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC’s nine Faculties of Education.


  1. Complete the application package (PDF), including the written statement worth 60% overall, and the resume worth 40% overall. It must be completed online using the mandatory format, printed, signed, and submitted by mail. Scoring guides (PDF) are available for reference. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  1. Completed applications must be submitted to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2017, to:

    Provincial Scholarships Program
    Ministry of Education
    PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria BC V8W 9T6

Your application package must include:

  • Resume in the mandatory format
  • Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school
  • A written statement, maximum 500 words, which describes why you want to be a teacher.

2017 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

The Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships are available to SPIE student members located anywhere in the world, in high school (pre-university/secondary), undergraduate and graduate programs, who are studying optics, photonics or related fields.

The Education Scholarship award amounts vary from $2,500 to $11,000. If awarded the Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship, funds must be used for the 2017-2018 academic year (Aug 2017-Jul 2018).

Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship Application

Deadline: 15 February 2017

Explore French Immersion Bursary Program

Explore is a five-week intensive French-immersion bursary program that is offered during the spring or summer for people with any skill level in French. Explore participants are awarded a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation. You will discover another region of Canada while learning French in classes adapted to your language level. Through classroom instructions, workshops, sociocultural activities, and field trips, you will not only improve your language skills, but discover the culture of a new region as well, all while exploring, meeting new people from across the country, and exchanging ideas in a stimulating environment perfect for learning the French language. Experience something new and discover your country and your strengths through Explore!

Click here to apply!

Deadline is February 15th, 2017

Richard P. Erickson Scholarship

More than 300 children or grandchildren of previous and current Lifetouch employees have benefited from the Richard P. Erickson Scholarship program since its inception in 1998. These exceptional students have been nurtured, encouraged and inspired by family, educators and others around them to accomplish, both in academia and the communities in which they live. Learn more about the Richard P. Erickson Scholarship in the 2017 Richard P. Erickson Scholarship brochure.

Interested students must complete the 2017 Richard P. Erickson Scholarship application and send it with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America, postmarked no later than February 20, 2017. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, it is important to answer all questions as completely as possible.

Gordon Smith Youth Environmental Stewardship Fund

Gordon Smith was dedicated to serving people and the environment and was one of the finest people many of us ever met. He was passionate about stream and wetland stewardship and very active in conservation projects in Aldergrove and Delta.

To continue Gordon’s legacy, a group of his colleagues and friends came together after his death to create the Gordon Smith Environmental Youth Endowment Fund. Supported by Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, the Parks Partnership and private donors the fund is administered through the Pacific Parklands Foundation.

The fund allows a modest bursary in Gordon’s name to be awarded each year at the annual Metro Vancouver Regional Parks’ Celebrating Partnerships event which is normally held in March. The award is open to any youth in the Region who has shown a passion for involvement in the environment and who intends to pursue post-secondary education in an environmental field.

Each year nominations are invited for the Gordon Smith Youth Environmental Stewardship Fund which provides a $500 bursary for a student 19 years of age or under who has contributed to environmental stewardship through their volunteer efforts. The recipient will have shown leadership in conservation inspiring other youth and intends to pursue a related field of study. Two letters of reference/support should be submitted with the nomination form.

Please submit this nomination by Friday, February 24th, 2017

BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils Educational Award (student)

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.

RBC Royal Bank Scholarships

We recognize it takes a combination of both hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goals. That’s why we’ve developed a diverse set of scholarship programs worth over $500,000 a year to help address the critical need for student funding across Canada. Please review the chart below to see which scholarship is right for you.

Click here for a list of RBC Scholarships

Deadlines vary beginning February 28th, 2017

The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award

The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of her life. On August 30, 1995, Stacey was struck and killed by a car while jogging in North Toronto. She was only 18 years old.

Stacey loved life, and this annual student award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals, and Parachute’s overarching goal of a long life lived to the fullest, while maintaining an approach that is rooted in risk management and injury prevention. The selected recipient will receive $2,500 to do just that.

The award is open to anyone currently attending a Canadian secondary school. The deadline to apply is March 01, 2017. The successful recipient will be selected by the Levitt family and announced on April 30, 2017

Application Process:

The application consists of three parts, all which must be submitted to Parachute to be considered for the award. Please ensure all three parts are included in the submission package.

  1. A completed application form.

  2. A letter of recommendation from an individual with first-hand knowledge of the applicant’s involvement in their school or community.

  3. A short essay (maximum 2 pages, double-spaced, font size 12) addressing the following questions:
  • How do you demonstrate a long life lived to the fullest and how are you helping others to achieve this?
  • How do you demonstrate Parachute’s goals, and brand values of nobility, courage, and inclusivity?
  • If successful, how do you intend to use the funding provided by the Stacey Levitt Memorial Award?

Student's On Ice Scholarship

Students on Ice offers many different scholarships to participate on our expeditions. The majority of these scholarships support high school students travelling on our Arctic expeditions, though there are several scholarships for high school students wishing to participate on our Antarctic expeditions as well. All of our scholarships are offered by our partner organizations; these partners fund scholarships with specific criteria, and many also have supplementary questions that applicants need to answer. Please read the section below to understand how to apply for our scholarships and note the application deadline for this year.

How to Apply for a Scholarship:

Students can apply for a scholarship at any time. All you need to do is fill out and submit our online Student Application Form and follow the specific instructions below.

Please note that if you are not selected to receive a scholarship, you can secure a spot on the expedition only by fundraising or paying for the expedition fee.

Several scholarships are available for the Students on Ice 2017 Arctic Expedition, and these are made possible through the generous support of our partners. Students can apply for a scholarship through our online application form. In the “Paying the Expedition Fee: Self-financing, Fundraising, & Scholarships” section of the form, be sure to check off that you will apply for a scholarship. This will allow us to enter your application into various pools if you are eligible for different scholarships. If you entered into a specific scholarship pool, you will receive an email notice informing you of any additional requirements that are needed to complete your application.

Unless otherwise specified, all scholarship applications for the 2017 Arctic Expedition are due on March 1st, 2017 at 5pm EST.

University of Fraser Valley Scholarships

Students only need to fill out one application online through their myUFV student account.

We are pleased to highlight the following entrance scholarships for the graduating class of 2017:





Details of these and other awards can be reviewed here.

UFV is once again offering the prestigious UFV President's Entrance Scholarship. The value of each UFV President's Engrance Scholarship is $4000 per year, renewable for up to three additional years.

Deadline: March 1st, 2017.

Prospera Credit Union Education Awards

Prospera Credit Union believes in the power of higher learning and post-secondary education. That's why we offer $1,500 Neutron Awards, $1,500 Quasar Awards, $1,000 Nebula Awards and $1,000 Super Nova Awards.

Who Qualifies?

Applicants must be residents of British Columbia, but may attend a university or college anywhere in Canada.

• High school graduates wishing to pursue postsecondary education on a full-time basis.

• New and existing Prospera Credit Union members (account can be opened any time prior to submitting application).

Deadline: March 1st, 2017

The Rick Blight Leadership in Action Scholarship for Athletes

If you are an athlete living in the Lower Mainland or in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor who is passionate about your sport and has made efforts to support your personal mental health and wellness or that of your sports team or community, we want to hear from you. This scholarship is made possible by the Vancouver Canucks Alumni.

Download the application here: Rick Blight Scholarship Application

BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship

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 Scholarship. In 2010, BCSTA added one extra Student Citizenship Scholarship, in honour of the late Jean Ciriani, a former communications director for the Association.


Information regarding eligibility and the application process is contained in the application form (please read and follow all directions). Applications will be accepted until March 3rd, 2017.

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program was established in 2002. This Program is supported by donations of the members of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) and by the generous contributions from the Algar family, Doreen Laszlo (spouse of Dr. Charles Laszlo) and MED-El. We encourage applicants to review the eligibility criteria before applying to the CHHA Scholarship Program.

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 scholarship application form is now available online, with a deadline of March 3rd, 2017 at 3 pm (EST). Please use the "Apply Now!" button below to access the application:

Apply Now!

BCGEU Scholarship Program

Annually, The BCGEU offers $45,000 in scholarship awards for students who are BCGEU members or relatives of BCGEU members or staff ($3,000 to full time students and $2,000 to part time students).

DEADLINE: Sunday, March 12, 2017

Click here for the online application



a) must be a student enrolling at KPU for the first time
b) must identify as Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis or Inuit
c) must satisfy one of the following academic requirements:

- an 80% average in English 12 and 3 other academic Grade 12 courses, or
- the equivalent of a 3.67 transfer GPA on a minimum of 24 transferable university credits

d) must demonstrate leadership, community involvement and volunteerism


a) enrolling in any KPU program
b) registration in a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits per semester
c) required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.0 for the duration of the award period

Value & Quantity

Fall Semester Intake:

a) 2 awards
b) $5000 per student

Spring Semester Intake:

a) 1 award
b) $5000 per student

Important Information:

*application deadline: April 11, 2017





Huron University College Rewards

Huron University College rewards academic excellence and provides a number of automatic scholarships as well as scholarships that require an application.

Huron guarantees a scholarship to any Canadian secondary school applicant with a final admission average of 80% or higher.

Click here for a list of Huron University Scholarships.

Deadlines vary.


The fair will provide students with a broad exposure to gap year programs that emphasize experiential education and personal growth. Opportunities for face to face conversations with gap year program providers, trip leaders, advisors and gap year alumni offer attendees a personal and individualized experience. By attending the fair, one can gain a better sense of which gap year programs might suit their own unique interests and aspirations.

Gap year programs usually fall under one of the following categories: Academic, Adventure & Trips, Community Service, Environmental Conservation, Gap Year Advisors, Internships & Work Experience and Travel & Culture. The Question & Answer session will provide participants with an opportunity to inquire into the benefits of different types of programs, where to start their search, costs & budgeting, applications and university deferment process, studies and statistics, questions to ask at the fair, etc.

Date of event: Saturday, February 18th at 1:00 PM

Where: MYP Gym, Stratford Hall

To register, click here.

Minerva Foundation Learning to Lead Program

Minerva is once again offering the highly successful Learning to Lead™ program for 50 BC grade 11 girls on May 26th – 28th, 2017 at St. John’s College on the UBC campus.

Minerva is looking for applicants with strong leadership potential and a desire to create a better world. We want to reach those students who may not usually have access to this type of unique programming.

Throughout this interactive weekend, the girls will participate in workshops on values-based leadership, assessing their strengths, systems thinking as it relates to building community, and the power of mentorship and networks. These workshops will guide each participant as they explore their own leadership style and potential.

Selection Process:

BC high schools are allowed to recommend one outstanding female Grade 11 student who wants to make a difference in the world. Each school may submit one nomination or two if one applicant is Aboriginal. Fifty Grade 11 students from British Columbia are selected to attend.

This program is tuition-free. All costs are paid for through the generous support of sponsors and donors.

All potential candidates are required to submit a maximum of 500 word essay (font size 12, 1" margins, double-spaced) by 3:30PM on Friday March 3rd, 2017, to Lo_m@surreyschools.ca. The subject line must read Minerva Foundation Learning to Lead Program.

Essay Question:

Outline how you have demonstrated the following:
· Independent thought
· Taking on and overcoming challenges
· Desire to contribute to a better world


For more information about Learning to Lead™ please contact Ashley Milbury at:

ashleym@theminervafoundation.com or 604-683-7635 ext. 221 .

Keep Canada Green Contest

At Gaspard, we are proud of our Canadian heritage. We are also extremely proud of our Canadian youth. After all, what good is a great country without bright and ambitious young contributors to help nurture and grow its magical legacy?

Gaspard is once again hosting a cross-Canada online scholarship contest worthy of the imagination and intelligence of our environmentally savvy students. It is our way to help you succeed and to contribute to a happier and healthier world.

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!


The Art Institute Scholarships

Through a range of competitions and other opportunities, The Art Institute is offering over $135 million in full and partial scholarships to new and current students in the 2015-2016 school year. They also offer a variety of financial resources to help qualified students meet their costs. Their dedicated Student Financial Aid Officers will help you explore all your options-including grants, loans, and scholarships-as you start on your journey toward bringing your ideas to life.

Use the links below to learn more about grant and scholarship opportunities:

Scholarships for High School Students

Earn up to 20% of your tuition with The Art Grant.

PSI Selections Form

Are you planning on attending Post-Secondary next year? If so, your transcripts can be sent to various universities, colleges and institutes using the Student Secure Web on the BC Government website.

Prior to graduation, you can indicate which institutions you plan to apply to and have your transcripts sent electronically to them. Complete the Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) Selections form using Student Secure Web. PLEASE NOTE, THAT POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS MAY STILL ASK YOU TO SEND THEM TRANSCRIPTS SEPARATELY. MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS!

Students access the online PSI Selections form from the Student Secure Web at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/. Schools do not have access to this site. This is a personal document that requires students to provide authorization for the ministry to release their information to outside institutions.

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Quest University Canada

Some Important Dates and Deadlines:

The Recommended Application Deadline is February 1, 2017 – we recommend students complete their Admissions application by February 1 due to the limited number of spots available for the Fall 2017 class. We will review applications after this date if space is available.

The Scholarship Deadline is March 1, 2017– a student’s Admissions application must be complete before applying for scholarships. If a student is applying for both scholarships and financial aid, these applications must be submitted at the same time. Scholarships recognize the achievement and contributions students have made to their school and local community, contributions we expect they will continue to make at Quest. All students, regardless of their country of origin, are eligible to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid. All Quest Scholarships are considered entrance awards and cannot be applied for after the application deadline leading to your first year at Quest.

Counsellor Visits to Quest:

The best way to learn about Quest is to experience it. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit us, we encourage you to do so. We now offer travel grants for high school counsellors and educators who would like to attend an on-campus Preview Day.

Click here to learn more and register.

B. Davis Scholarship ($1,000)

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2017.

Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

The deadline for applications is May 22, 2017

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com

RE/MAX Western Canada Quest for Excellence Bursary ($1,000)

RE/MAX of Western Canada has renewed the Quest for Excellence bursary program. This year we are once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students.

This program 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. Students can enter online at Students can enter online at www.remax.ca > about RE/MAX > In the Community > Quest for Excellence.

2017 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions until midnight March 17, 2017. Only online entries will be accepted.

Western University National Scholarship

National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning. National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate's commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life.

Deadline: February 14th, 2017.

For more information, click here.

Douglas College Entrance Scholarships

Entrance Awards and Scholarships are available to students entering Douglas College in September directly from high school. The deadline to submit online applications is April 1, 2017.

Students can apply for the Douglas College Entrance Awards and Scholarships through a single online application between February 1, 2017 and April 1, 2017.

Each candidate for an Entrance Scholarship or Award is required to submit:

•a completed application form

•an official transcript showing final marks for Grade 11 and interim marks for Grade 12,

•Evidence of community and/or school involvement. Students can list their activities with dates in the appropriate section of the online application

•Letters of reference

If students are wishing to be considered for Entrance Awards they must include:

• a letter outlining personal and/or family financial circumstances

• a reference letter from a high school counsellor attesting to their financial need.

Additional supporting documentation can be forwarded to financialaid@douglascollege.ca . All documentation must be attached to a single email with the subject line "Douglas College Entrance Scholarship," quoting the student’s full name and Douglas student number in the body of the text.





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