Burnaby Mountain SchoolDistrict Scholarships
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What District Scholarships Are?Why District Scholarships Are Important?Scholarships that are Available for BBY Mountain StudentsBeing PreparedDefinition and Clarification of “Active Citizenship”Work Experience versus VolunteerismFrequent / Common ProblemsWinners…Where are you? & Proof
District scholarships are those scholarships that are awarded to students of Burnaby School District.This means that you will be competing against other within Burnaby…For example, your competition is North, Alpha,Cariboo.District scholarships are also scholarships that are automatically awarded to Burnaby Mountain students ONLY!
List of District Scholarships
District-Wide Competition:Burnaby South War Memorial (1 award)LouellaDowning (1 award)TedElphick(1 award)LexHenderson Memorial (1 award)Marlene Lawson (1 award)ParkcrestChildren’s Center (1 award)Royal Arch (2 awards)Marjorie Jane Stephenson (2 awards)Vancouver Port (1 award)Michael J Fox Performing Arts Scholarship( varying amounts and winners)
List of District Scholarships Awarded to Mountain 2012-2013
Burnaby Civic Employees Union-CUPE 23Harris & CompanyRICOHRotary Club of Burnaby BursaryDistrict Dogwood Scholarships
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Burnaby South War Memorial (1 award)BURSARYDESCRIPTIONIn recognition and memory of the young men and women from Burnaby who fought for Canada in World War IIELIGIBILITYThe Burnaby South War Memorial bursaries are awarded annually to two deserving Burnaby secondary school graduates who have continually demonstrated the values associated withgood citizenship - caring, sharing, responsibility and a willingness to help others.Tobe considered for a bursary a student must:be a Canadian citizen and have graduated from a School District 41 secondary school;have the desire to continue his/her education at a post secondary institution in Canada and have been accepted to attend a post secondary institution;have been nominated for the award by the staff of the school.
LouellaDowning (1 award)SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONThescholarship is awarded to a student who has excelled in the Visual Arts in secondary school and who is planning on pursuing a career in Visual Arts at a post secondary institution.ELIGIBILITYTo be considered for the award the student should have:Maintaineda good academic standingDemonstrated excellencein a minimum of two senior Visual Arts coursesDemonstrated aninterest in pursuing a career in Visual ArtsFormally submitted an application to the Burnaby Teachers' Association. Applications will then be forwarded to a committee of three teachers selected by the Burnaby Art Teachers' Association for selection.Submitted 8 – 10 photographs of original art work illustrating a range of subjects and media. Each photo must be labeled with the size and media of the art work shown.The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution in art, film or design program.
TedElphick(1 award)BURSARY DESCRIPTIONIn recognition and memory of TedElphick, a dedicated educator whose leadership and contribution to the education of challenged students provided a professional legacy for which the Burnaby School District can be proud and thankful.ELIGIBILITYThe TedElphickMemorial bursary is awarded annually to a Burnaby resident who has, throughpositive will and spirit, overcome physical or mental challengesto graduate from a Burnaby secondary school.To be considered for the bursary the student should have:been enrolled in a Burnaby school for five years;demonstrated ability and a desire to be a life long learner and continue his or her education at a post secondary institution or in a recognized training program;been nominated for the award by the school scholarship committee.
LexHenderson Memorial (1 award)BURSARYDESCRIPTIONThis bursary is awarded in memory ofLexHenderson whose legacy in Burnaby schools is found in his commitment and dedication to high school sports and educational leadership. The bursary is awarded to a well-rounded student who, while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated a passion for sports, teamwork, and good citizenship and leadership skills and has actively participated in school and/or community sports.ELIGIBILITYTo be considered for the award the student should:bepassionate about sports and committed to the spirit of "teamwork".have beeninvolved in school and/or community sports as a player, manager or other contributing rolehave demonstrated having apositive influencein the school and/or community through dedication and hard workexemplify strong character demonstrating personal responsibility and respect for othersdemonstrated plans to continue with education in a post secondary programformally submitted a completed application package to the school’s scholarship committee
Marlene Lawson (1 award)EligibilityThis award is given to a Burnaby graduate who isblind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind.To be considered the student should:Be planning on enrolling in post secondary.Demonstrate ability to set goals.Be motivated.Show responsibility.Be oriented towards independence.
ParkcrestChildren’s Center (1 award)SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONThescholarship is awarded toa past student ofParkcrestChildren’s Centrewho is a well-rounded student who, while maintaining a good academic standing, has participated in school and community activities.ELIGIBILITYTo be considered for the award the student must have:proof of attendance atParkcrestChildcare Society (ParkcrestChildren’s Centre) for a period of at least one yearbeen enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior yearsprovided evidence of volunteer or work experience, including letters of reference attesting to the student’s work ethicbeen actively involved in community service and/or volunteer workdemonstrated good citizenship and leadership skillsmaintained a good academic standingformally submitted an application form to the Burnaby School District's Scholarship Committee
RoyalArch (2 awards)SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONThescholarship is awarded to a well-rounded student who seeks acareer in Health Careand while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills through voluntary participation in assisting older adults in the community.ELIGIBILITYTo be considered for the award the student should have:been enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior yearsmaintained a good academic standingdemonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in Health Caredemonstrated community service assisting older adultsdemonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school and the community (excluding work experience)formally submitted an application form to Burnaby School District's Scholarship CommitteeThe scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution.
MarjorieJane Stephenson (2 awards)SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONThescholarship is awarded to a well-rounded student who seeks acareer in Health Careand while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills through voluntary participation in assisting older adults in the community.ELIGIBILITYTobe considered for the award the student must have:been enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior yearsmaintained a good academic standingdemonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in Health Caredemonstrated community service assisting older adultsdemonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school and the communityformally submitted an application form to Burnaby School District's Scholarship CommitteeThe scholarship will be awarded to the successful candidate upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution.
VancouverPort (1 award)SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONTheVancouver Port Corporation Scholarship, worth $750.00, is awarded annually to awell rounded studentwho meets the following criteria:ELIGIBILITYTo be considered for the scholarship the student should have:maintained a good standard of achievement;demonstrated good citizenship in school and the community;been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work.
Michael J Fox Performing Arts Scholarship( varying amounts and winners)Visit the BLOG at:http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/for the application anddeets!
Burnaby Civic Employees Union-CUPE 23SCHOLARSHIPDESCRIPTIONTheCupeLocal 23 Scholarship of $500.00 is awarded to one student in each of Burnaby’s secondary schools who meets the following criteria:ELIGIBILITYThe scholarship will be awarded to a student who has:Maintained a good academic standingDemonstrated good citizenship in school and the communityParticipated in volunteer activitiesScholarship will be awarded to a student who is going on to a BC post secondary or vocational training program.Consideration should be given to a student withfinancial need.
Harris &CompanyEligibilityTo be considered for this award the student should have excelled inLaw 12and expressed an intention to enroll in post secondary education at a recognized institute, college or university.
RICOHSCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONThe scholarship is awarded to a student who, while maintaining a good academic standing has made a significant contribution to the school by demonstrating good citizenship and involvement in school activities.ELIGIBILITYTo be considered for the scholarship the student should have:Demonstrated good citizenshipBeen actively involved in school serviceMaintained a good academic standingFormally submitted an application form to Burnaby School District’s Scholarship CommitteeThe scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary program atBCIT.Students must claim the award within two (2) years of graduating from secondary school. Consideration will be given to student withfinancial need.
Rotary Club of BurnabyBursaryThe Rotary Club of Burnaby Bursary Award is awarded to a student who meets the following criteria:Has maintained good academic standingHas demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership in school and in the communityHas participated in community service and volunteer work in the communityDemonstratesfinancial need
District DogwoodScholarshipsWho has the following?5 senior courses(Grade 11 & 12 courses) in ONE of the following concentrations…LanguagesPhysical EducationFine ArtsApplied SkillsWork Experience Placements Count as Courses for this OneIf you meet the above criteria…you need to see me for a Dogwood Application…ACE IT KIDS…I’m looking for you!
If you are applying, you MUST:Obtain and complete an application form specific to the scholarship you are applying to.Include an official transcript (1 official, the other applications can have photocopies so long as I can see the embossed stamp!)Include the “Application Form for Student Activity”..(One must be original,otherscan be copies).Include each of your applications and accompanying documentation in a separate envelope labelled with your name and the name of the scholarship you are applying for.Every scholarship you apply to, MUST have all of the documentation listed above! If some information is missing, YOU will miss OUT and I will NOT coddle you!DEADLINESDOAPPLY AND ARE FIRM!
What does it mean?Active citizenship includes the following BUT is not limited to things like:In/out of school involvementAuthenticity of your involvement.IntegrityPreparedness (Coming to class on time, homework completionetc)Regular Attendance in ALL classesWorkEthicStudent ConductDoyou think anyone pays attention to you? Can you improve?
Work Experience Versus Volunteering
Work Experienceincludes the 30 hours you MUST complete for graduation.Work Experience may also include the 90 hours/120 hours you have chosen to get CREDIT for.Volunteeringincludes anything additional to the above.What then do we look for?We are looking to identify those kids who…Demonstrate a commitment of time and passion above and beyond what is essential.We want to know…How many hours you have committed beyond the programs above.When did you commit your time? Afterschool, lunch, weekends etc.What was the nature of and in what capacity did you complete this work?Secret to Success…Successful applications clearly outline this information and they provideproofin their accompanying references.
Be sure yourdemographic informationis correct…now and in the Summer of 2013. You may be finished school, BUT the money flow hasn’t!Make sure we have your preferred name and usual name….don’t elicit confusion!Readcriteriacarefully.Provideevidencewhenever you can!Be truthful.Adhere todeadlinesand make sure your applications areCOMPLETE!Presentation is everything…check for spelling errors, don’t use 2 different coloured pens, have a respectable email account etc.Askquestions…come and see me…be prepared!
All District Scholarship Applications Are Due to Ms. Walton in Room 212 by 3:15pmWEDNESDAY APRIL 3, 2013NO EXCEPTIONSLouellaDowning is to be sent directly to the BTA Office as outlined on the application (Received by May 9, 2013)
Friendly reminder…Please email me:email@example.comSubject line: WINNERBody: Name – First, Preferred & Last NameName of Scholarship&/University/SchoolAmountFollowed by Proof…SHOW ME THE MONEY!Please see me with a letter or other proof substantiating your winning.Scholarships will not be announced, if no proof is given!
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