Scholarship Information

For more information please contact your school’s Scholarship Committee Chair:

Alpha: Ms. McChesney 604-296-6865  ext. 514234
Burnaby Central: Ms. Morabito 604-296-6850  ext. 514029
Burnaby Mountain: Ms. Martens 604-296-6870  ext. 514414
Burnaby North:  Mr. Scaligine 604-296-6875  ext. 604019
Burnaby South: Mr. Kwan 604-296-6880 ext. 605032
Byrne Creek: Ms. Falsetto 604-296-6885  ext. 513286
Cariboo Hill: Ms. Dasilva 604-296-6890  ext. 514483
Moscrop: Ms. Clowers 604-296-6895  ext. 513073

Burnaby School District offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities for students. In addition to school-based scholarships and awards provided by both the school community and the local business community and post secondary scholarships and bursaries, a number of district scholarships are available through the district office:

BURNABY ARTS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
The Burnaby Arts Council is offering one ARTS scholarship to a graduating student in each of Burnaby’s eight secondary schools.

ELIGIBILITY
The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has:

  • demonstrated excellence and achievement in the arts (performing, visual or literary) in school curricular and extra-curricular programs and the motivation to develop their ability. Additional consideration will be given for community involvement.
  • exhibited a good academic record with letters of commendation.

Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is going to continue with their education in a full-time accredited post-secondary program, with a concentration in the arts, leading to a professional status in theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing or music.

Consideration may be given to students with financial need.

BURNABY CIVIC EMPLOYEES’ - CUPE LOCAL 23 SCHOLARSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
The Cupe Local 23 Scholarship is awarded to one student in each of Burnaby’s secondary schools who meets the following criteria:

ELIGIBILITY
The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has:

  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Demonstrated good citizenship in school and the community
  • Participated in volunteer activities

Scholarship 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 with financial need.

BURNABY SOUTH WAR MEMORIAL HONOUR ROLL BURSARY
BURSARY DESCRIPTION
In recognition and memory of the young men and women from Burnaby who fought for Canada in World War II

ELIGIBILITY
The Burnaby South War Memorial bursaries are awarded annually to two deserving Burnaby secondary school graduates who have continually demonstrated the values associated with good citizenship – caring, sharing, responsibility and a willingness to help others.

To be 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.
DAWN HARRIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
The scholarship is awarded to a well-rounded female graduating student from Alpha or Burnaby North Secondary School who, while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills and has actively participated in the school’s athletic program.

ELIGIBILITY
To be considered for the award the student should have:

  • been enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior years
  • maintained a good academic standing
  • been involved in the school’s athletic program
  • demonstrated outstanding citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school
  • formally submitted an application form to the Dawn Harris Memorial Scholarship Committee
  • demonstrated plans to continue with education in a post secondary program

The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution.

HARRIS & CO LAW SCHOLARSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
The Harris & Co Law Scholarship is awarded to one graduate from the Burnaby School District who meets the following criteria.

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for the award the student should have:

  • Excelled in Law 11 or 12 course and
  • Expressed an intention to enroll in post secondary education at a recognized Institute, College or University (Proof of registration not required)

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

One scholarship in the amount of $200 will be awarded annually to a graduating student from a Burnbay secondary school. Scholarship will rotate annually between schools.

LEX HENDERSON MEMORIAL BURSARY
BURSARY DESCRIPTION
This bursary is awarded in memory of Lex Henderson 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.

ELIGIBILITY
To be considered for the award the student should:

  • be passionate about sports and committed to the spirit of “teamwork”.
  • have been involved in school and/or community sports as a player, manager or other contributing role
  • have demonstrated having a positive influence in the school and/or community through dedication and hard work
  • exemplify strong character demonstrating personal responsibility and respect for others
  • demonstrated plans to continue with education in a post secondary program
  • formally submitted a completed application package to the school’s scholarship committee

The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution (tuition receipt is required). Priority will be given to applicants who have financial need. The chosen candidate will have up to 5 years to claim the award.

LOUELLA DOWNING VISUAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
The scholarship 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.

ELIGIBILITY
To be considered for the award the student should have:

  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Demonstrated excellence in a minimum of two senior Visual Arts courses
  • Demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in Visual Arts
  • Formally 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 must submit their application forms to

Burnaby Teachers Association
#115 – 3993 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6P7

Applications deadline: May 9

MARJORIE JANE STEPHENSON - EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
The scholarship is awarded to a well-rounded student who seeks a career in Health Care and while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills through voluntary participation in assisting older adults in the community.

ELIGIBILITY
To be considered for the award the student must have:

  • been enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior years
  • maintained a good academic standing
  • demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in Health Care
  • demonstrated community service assisting older adults
  • demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school and the community
  • formally submitted an application form to Burnaby School District’s Scholarship Committee

The scholarship will be awarded to the successful candidate upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution.

MARLENE LARSON BURSARY
BURSARY DESCRIPTION
To provide post secondary assistance to Burnaby students who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind.

ELIGIBILITY
The Marlene Larson Scholarship is awarded to a Burnaby graduate who is blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind.

To be considered for the scholarship the student must have:

  • been planning on enrolling in a post secondary program
  • demonstrate ability to set goals
  • be motivated
  • show responsibility
  • be oriented towards independence

The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary program.

PARKCREST CHILDREN’S CENTRE SCHOLARSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
The scholarship is awarded to a past student of Parkcrest Children’s Centre who is a well-rounded student who, while maintaining a good academic standing, has participated in school and community activities.

ELIGIBILITY
To be considered for the award the student must have:

  • proof of attendance at Parkcrest Childcare Society (Parkcrest Children’s Centre) for a period of at least one year
  • been enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior years
  • provided evidence of volunteer or work experience, including letters of reference attesting to the student’s work ethic
  • been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work
  • demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills
  • maintained a good academic standing
  • formally submitted an application form to the Burnaby School District’s Scholarship Committee

Note: The scholarship monies will be paid to the recipient upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution. The recipient must be registered in a post secondary institution within 18 months of their secondary school graduation or the award will expire.

PONTIFEX SCHOLARSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
The Dr. & Mrs. A. H. Pontifex Scholarship Award is awarded to a well-rounded student who excels in Science and has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills through voluntary participation in school and community activities.

ELIGIBILITY
The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student from a Burnaby secondary school who has:

  • maintained a good academic standing
  • taken a concentration of, and excelled in, courses in the field of Science
  • demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership in school and the community
  • participated in community service and volunteer work in the community
  • demonstrated a passion for, and interest in, pursuing a career in Science

The scholarship will be awarded to a student upon proof of registration in a post secondary program focused in the field of Science.

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES
One scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a graduate from one of the eight Burnaby secondary schools.

The secondary school’s Scholarship Committee will screen appropriate candidates based on the scholarship criteria and forward the nomination to the Chairperson of the Burnaby School District’s Scholarship Committee. The District Scholarship Committee will review all eight applications and choose the candidate that best exemplifies the award’s criteria. Appropriate supporting documents (letters of reference, transcript of marks, evidence supporting scholarship criteria – citizenship, leadership, community service and volunteer work) and other pertinent information must accompany the application.

RICOH OFFICE SOLUTIONS SCHOLARSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
The 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.

ELIGIBILITY
To be considered for the scholarship the student should have:

  • Demonstrated good citizenship
  • Been actively involved in school service
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Formally submitted an application form to Burnaby School District’s Scholarship Committee

The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary program at BCIT. Students must claim the award within two (2) years of graduating from secondary school. Consideration will be given to student with financial need.

ROTARY CLUB OF BURNABY BURSARY
BURSARY DESCRIPTION
The Rotary Club of Burnaby – Bursary Award is awarded to one student in each of Burnaby’s secondary schools who meets the following.

ELIGIBILITY

The bursary will be awarded to a student who:

  • has maintained a good academic standing
  • has demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership in school and the community
  • has participated in community service and volunteer work in the community
  • demonstrated financial need

The bursary will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary program or vocational training program

TED ELPHICK MEMORIAL BURSARY
BURSARY DESCRIPTION
In recognition and memory of Ted Elphick, 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.

ELIGIBILITY
The Ted Elphick Memorial bursary is awarded annually to a Burnaby resident who has, through positive 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.
UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S CLUB OF VANCOUVER – LOUELLA DOWNING VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
The scholarship is awarded to well-rounded Burnaby North students who, while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated good citizenship through voluntary participation in school or community activities and has focused their secondary school course program of studies in the Visual or Performing Arts. Two scholarships will be awarded to students who have focused their secondary school course program in the Visual or Performing Arts areas. One scholarship will be awarded in the Visual Arts with a focus in Drawing and Painting, Sculpture and/or Animation and one scholarship will be awarded in the Performing Arts with a focus in Stage, Music and/or Band.

ELIGIBILITY
To be considered for the award the student should have:

  • Been enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior years
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Demonstrated good citizenship
  • Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work
  • Formally submitted an application form or be nominated by staff to Burnaby North Secondary School’s Scholarship Committee

The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution. Students must claim the award within two (2) years of graduating from secondary school.