Burnaby Mountain SchoolDistrict Scholarships
Congratulations tothe class of 2017!We are in it, to WIN it!It’s ALL in thePREPARATION
Winners…whereare you? &EvidenceWhat are District Scholarships?Why are District Scholarships Important?Scholarships that are available forBurnaby Mountain StudentsBeing PREPARED!Definition and Clarification of “Active Citizenship”Work Experience versus VolunteerismFrequent / Common Problems
District scholarships are those scholarships that are awarded to students of the Burnaby School District.This means that you will be competing against others within Burnaby…For example, your competition are students from North, Alpha, Cariboo etc.District scholarships include scholarships that are automatically awarded ONLY to Burnaby Mountain students!
List of District Scholarships(District Wide Competition)
District-Wide Competition:Burnaby Association of Senior Exempt Staff(2 awards)Burnaby South War Memorial (1 award)LouellaDowning (1 award)TedElphick(1 award)Dr. & Mrs. A.H.PontifexScholarship (1 award)LexHenderson Memorial (1 award)Marlene Lawson (1 award)ParkcrestChildren’s Center (1 award)RCMP Award (TBD)Marjorie Jane Stephenson (2 awards)AES Engineering ScholarshipMichael J Fox Performing Arts Scholarship (varying amounts and winners – on blog)
List of District Scholarships(There will be one (or many) Burnaby Mountain Winner(s)!)
Burnaby Arts CouncilBurnaby Civic EmployeesRICOHRCMP ScholarshipRotary Club of Burnaby BursaryDogwood District Scholarships
Other Scholarships to Note!
Elementary Alumni AwardsCoast Capital Awards
Why should I care?
Smaller Selection Pool =More chance of winning!We know you well…you’re great & you deserve it!FREE MONEY…less (or no) student loans!
BurnabyAssociation of Senior Exempt Staff (BASES) Scholarship(2 awards)SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONThe BASES scholarship is awarded annually to a SD41 student who meets the following criteria:Maintained a good academic standingBeen actively involved in community service or volunteer workDemonstrated leadership in Burnaby through consistent and outstanding dedication to a community initiative or making their community a better placeConsideration will be given to a student in financial need
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.
Dr. & Mrs. A. H.PontifexScholarship (1 award)ELIGIBILITYThe Dr. & Mrs. A. H.Pontifexscholarship is awarded annually to one deserving Burnaby secondary school graduate who has demonstrated service to their community and has demonstrated the values associated withgood citizenship - caring, sharing, responsibility and a willingness to help others, as well as leadership.To be considered for a bursary a student must:Be graduating from a Burnaby Secondary school;Submit a cover letter stating why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship as well as a resumeHave reference letters to support leadership, community and school service.Demonstrated a passion for, and interest in, pursuing a career in SCIENCE
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.STUDENTS NEED TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE BTA BY MAY 9
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 challenges to 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 secondaryDemonstrate ability to set goalsBe motivatedShow responsibilityBe oriented towards independenceProof of visual impairment is required
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
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.
Michael J Fox Performing ArtsScholarship(varyingamounts and winners)Visit the BLOG at:http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/mountain-scholarships/and come and see me in Room 104 for the application!
Burnaby Civic Employees Union-CUPE 23SCHOLARSHIPDESCRIPTIONTheCupeLocal 23 Scholarshipisawarded 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 withfinancialneed.
BurnabyArts Council ScholarshipSCHOLARSHIPDESCRIPTIONThe Burnaby Arts Council is offering one Arts Scholarship to a graduating student in each of Burnaby’s 8 secondary schoolsELIGIBILITYThe scholarship will be awarded to a student who has:Demonstrated excellence and achievement in the arts (performing, visual or literary) in school extra curricular programs and has the motivation to develop their abilityAdditional consideration will be given for community involvementExhibited a good academic record with letters of recommendationConsideration may be given to students with financial need
RCMP ScholarshipSCHOLARSHIPDESCRIPTIONThe scholarship is awarded to a well-rounded student who, while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills through voluntary participation in school and community activities.ELIGIBILITYThe scholarship will be awarded to a student who has:Been enrolled in a Burnaby School for the two senior yearsMaintained a good academic standingDemonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skillsBeen actively involved in community service or volunteer workPlanned on enrolling in a BC post secondary institution
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
Dogwood DistrictScholarship Criteria
Who has the following?4 senior courses(Grade 11 & 12 courses) in ONE of the following concentrations…LanguagesPhysical EducationFine ArtsBusiness EducationHome EconomicsTechnical EducationSecond LanguagesTechnical & Trades TrainingRelevant 80 hour Work Experience Placements Count as a coursefor this OneIf you meet the above criteria…you need to see me for a Dogwood Application in April…ACE IT / INDUSTRY TRAINING STUDENTS…I’m looking for you! If you are unclear as to whether or not your courses “count” – please come and see me
Forest Grove, Seaforth, Stoney Creek, Cameron,University Highlands andLyndhurst Elementary are all offering Alumni ScholarshipsSee the scholarship blog for more informationDEADLINE for these awards is FridayMarch3rdat 12:00 noon.Be prepared with your reference letter!
Coast Capital Savings /AEG Engineering Scholarships
Coast Capital Savings - StandingTall Awards support youth who have faced adversity and not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health issues, family issues, personal loss, or lack of supports (for example, youth who are or who have been in government care)AEG Engineering Scholarships ($2500 for a Burnaby student!) –Pleaseanswer the following questions using whatever medium you choose (examples, PowerPoint, YouTube video, Prezi, Artwork, Essay, Illustration, Computer Program, Community Service Project):What does “A Better Tomorrow” look like to you?How are you currently contributing to “A Better Tomorrow”?
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!)Have completed your SCHOLARSHIP PROFILE SHEET and have it on file in Ms. Martens room (104)Include each of your applications and accompanying documentation labelled with your name, securely paper clipped with the name clearly stated 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 involvementIntegrityPreparedness(comingto class on time, homework completionetc.)Regular attendance in ALL classesWork EthicStudent ConductHow can you improve on this moving forward?
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 thosestudentswho…Demonstrate a commitment of time and passion above and beyond what is essential.We want to know…How many hoursyou 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.
REFERENCES – give TIME and THANKS to your reference writersBe sure yourdemographic informationis correct…now and in the Summer of2017.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. Martens in Room 104 by3:30pmTHURSDAY MARCH 30, 2017NO EXCEPTIONSLouella Downing is to be sent directly to the BTA Office as outlined on the application
Friendly reminder…Please email me with ANY WINNINGSfirstname.lastname@example.orgSubject 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 winnings.Scholarships will not be announced if no proof is given!