External Scholarships and Bursaries N-S
Designated for students of Aboriginal ancestry
Designated for students with a disability
NANCY RYCKMAN SCHOLARSHIPS
AVAILABLE TO : Students who have completed at least one year at an university or college and who attended school in the East Kootenays for three years, of which two years must have been immediately prior to entrance to the university or college. Consideration is given to character, intellectual promise and need.
APPLICATIONS FROM :
Office of Awards and Financial Aid:
1036 - 1874 East Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
NATIONAL ABORIGINAL ACHIEVEMENT FOUNDATION (NAAF)
Is a nationally registered charity with a mandate to provide financial support to Aboriginal individuals who are pursuing education and professional development. Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of a growing list of enlightened corporate partners who are currently working with The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation in delivering scholarship assistance.
Aboriginal Health Careers Scholarships and Bursaries
AVAILABLE TO: Canadian resident Aboriginal people: status and non-status First Nations, Metis and Inuit students who are pursuing full-time post-secondary studies in Canada.
Aboriginal Social Work Scholarship
AVAILABLE TO: Established by Mrs. Diana Fowler LeBlanc, this scholarship will provide funding to enable Aboriginal students from all provinces and territories, including First Nations, Inuit and Metis, to pursue a degree in social work at recognized Canadian educational institutions. It is intended primarily, but not exclusively, to encourage mature students who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Social Work, and who may already be doing valuable work in their own communities.
Business, Sciences and General Education Program
AVAILABLE TO: Canadian resident Aboriginal people: status and non-status First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
Fine Arts Scholarship Program
AVAILABLE TO: All Canadian resident Aboriginal people: First Nations status and non-status, Metis and Inuit.
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
Suite 33A, 70 Yorkville Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B9
Fax: (416) 926-7554
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FRENCH CANADIAN WOMEN
AVAILABLE TO: A francophone woman living in a minority situation
302-450 Rue Rideau
Ottawa, ON K1N 5Z4
Telephone: (613) 241-3500
Fax: (633) 241-6679
NATIONAL YOUTH IN CARE: KEN DRYDEN SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE TO: Youth under the age of thirty who have been in the care of the Canadian child welfare system and are Canadian citizens
The National Youth in Care Network
20-99 Fifth Avenue
TELEPHONE: (613) 230-8945
Fax: (613) 230-4383
NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA
The Navy League of Canada/Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund Scholarship
AVAILABLE TO: Serving and former Royal Canadian Sea Cadets entering their first year in a university course leading to a degree, or a community college or technical institute leading to a diploma and must be an active serving cadet at the time of application.
Chief Petty Officer Jack Scholarship
AVAILABLE TO: Former members of the Naval Forces of Canada and their dependents and serving and former members of the Sea Element of the Canadian Forces of Canada and their dependents. Royal Canadian Sea Cadets whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) is a member or former member are also eligible to apply.
The Secretary Treasurer
Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund
P.O. Box 505, Station B
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5P6
OVERWAITEA FOOD GROUP (in partnership wtih UFCW Loacal 1518)
AVAILABLE TO: Individuals who have played a significant role in diversity initiatives in their school and/or community.
OKANAGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Student Essay Contest
AVAILABLE TO: Students currently in any post-secondary institution in British Columbia.
Jessie Ann Gamble
Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0
TELEPHONE: (250) 546-9416
OLD AGE PENSIONERS OF B.C. SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY
AVAILABLE TO: Students enrolled in post-secondary programs related to the health and well-being of senior citizens in the province of BC.
Applicants for scholarships should forward letters of application and supporting documentation to our secretary to be received by Oct 31:
33553 - 1st Avenue
ORVILLE ERIKSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
AVAILABLE TO: Full-time students pursuing a career in the field of Wildlife and Conservation who are registered in a recognized Canadian educational institution.
APPLICATIONS FROM :
Jan Delman, Funding Officer
Orville Erikson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Canadian Wildlife Foundation
350 Michael Cowpland Drive
Kanata, ON K2M 2W1
Telephone: (613) 599-9594
Fax: (613) 271-9591
Or contact the funding officer for the Canadian Wildlife Foundation at: email@example.com
OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT LLP NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION
AVAILABLE TO: Full time undergraduate students enrolled in non-professional faculty of a Canadian university or Cegep.
AVAILABLE TO: Part-time adult learners who are attending a registered public or private post-secondary educational institution, who are a resident of BC, 19 years or older and able to demonstrate financial need.
P.A.C.E. Bursary Committee
c/o Literacy BC
601-510 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1L8
PACIFIC COAST FISHERMEN'S MUTUAL MARINE INSURANCE CO. — HAROLD ARVID CHRISTENSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE TO: Dependents and legal wards of past or present members or employees (or persons to whom a past or present member or employee stood "In Loco Parentis") of the company.
PAM KOCZAPSKA MEMORIAL AWARD
AVAILABLE TO: Student planning a career in education or any professional field which will benefit First Nations people,
- who is graduating from high school
- who has successfully completed one year in a college/university prep program
- who is enrolled in a university level program, ie. counselling, NITEP, ECE etc.
- who has financial need.
Pam Koczapska Memorial Award
Coqualeetza Cultural Education Centre
Box 2370, Sardis Main Station
Chilliwack, BC V2R 1A7
Telephone: (604) 858-9431
PAT CORBETT BURSARY
AVAILABLE TO: A student studying in British Columbia who has completed (or currently is finishing) one or two full-time year(s) of instruction in a tourism/travel/ hospitality program in a public university, college or institute or through a private institution accredited through the Private Post Secondary Education Commission.
Council of Tourism Associations of BC
100 - 535 Thurlow Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2
TELEPHONE: (604) 685-5956
PAUL AND HELEN TRUSSELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE TO: Support a promising student who has matriculated form the Kootenay-Boundary region pursuing studies in natural or applied sciences leading to a career in applied and industrial research.
British Columbia Innovation Council
PEO Program for Continuing Education
AVAILABLE TO: Women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to resume studies due to changing demands in their lives.
PEO Educational Loan Fund
P.E.O. provides low interest loans to women students who are within 2 years of their goal, are citizens of North America, and have a co-signer. We also offer grants for women whose education has been interrupted for 24 months or more, is within 2 years of their goal, and is a citizen of North America. Please take a look at the public page of our website http://www.peointernational.org/ for more information and descriptions of all our projects. Do let me know if you have any questions. There are 2 chapters in Chilliwack and we want to help women with their education.
AVAILABLE TO: Women students who are citizens or legal residents of the United States or Canada; who are recommended by a local PEO chapter; who are high school graduates or equivalent; who are enrolled full time or part time in an accredited school, and who are within two years, but not less than four months, or completing the course of study for which the loan was approved.
PEO International Peace Scholarship
AVAILABLE TO: International women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.
PEO Scholar Awards
AVAILABLE TO: women of the United States and Canada who are either pursuing a doctoral level degree or engaged in postgraduate study or research at an accredited college or university.
APPLICATIONS FROM: local PEO chapters
PETRO-CANADA OLYMPIC TORCH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
AVAILABLE TO: A member of a Canadian national team in a Pan American, Paralympic, winter and/or summer Olympic event. Canadian citizen attending a Canadian high school, university, college and/or recognized educational institution.
Petro-Canada Olympic Torch Scholarship Fund Program
c/o Canadian Olympic Association
Suite 1400, 85 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6A4
PIOLAT FOUNDATION - FINE ARTS BURSARY
AVAILABLE TO: Students pursuing studies in any of the fine arts who either use French in daily communication or who have studied French sufficiently to be at ease in the language.
M. Walter Herring
Secretaire des Bourses
La Fondation Andre Piolat
1575 avenue 7ieme ouest
Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1
TELEPHONE: (604) 263-5639
PIPING INDUSTRY JOURNEYMAN TRAINING AND INDUSTRY PROMOTION FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
AVAILABLE TO: Students entering their first year at any B.C. university or community college, and proceeding to a full program of studies leading to a university degree or college diploma in any field.
APPLICATION FROM :
University of British Columbia
Office of Awards and Financial Aid
Brock Hall 1036-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
THE PISAPIO SCHOLARSHIPS TRUST
AVAILABLE TO: Students who are in years 2, 3, or 4 of an undergraduate program, whose homes are in Nelson, BC or within a fifty mile radius of Nelson, or in the East or West Kootenay regions.
The Pisapio Scholarships Trust
421 Baker Street
Nelson, BC V1L 4H7
PROSPERA SCHOLARSHIP & BURSARY PROGRAM
AVAILABLE TO: Applicants must be members in good standing of Prospera Credit Union for a least 1 year prior to the application deadline. Applicants must be residents of British Columbia, but may attend a university or college outside of the province. The following members are encouraged to apply:
- high school graduates wishing to pursue post-secondary education on a full-time basis,
- university or college students (including mature students) continuing their post-secondary education on a full-time basis,
- any person planning to pursue an event deemed to promote a specific culture.
PUBLIC HEALTH BURSARIES/ SCHOLARSHIPS
(Administered by the Health Officers Council of British Columbia)
B.C. Associated Boards of Health/ Dr. Ken Benson Memorial Bursaries
AVAILABLE TO: Full-time students who are or who wish to engage in post-graduate study in a field of Public/Community Health Practice within an applicable discipline (e.g. nurses, nutritionists, environmental health officers, etc.). Physicians are not eligible for this bursary.
The Isabel Loucks Foster Public Health Scholarship Fund
AVAILABLE TO: Full-time students who are or who wish to engage in post-graduate study in a field of Public/Community Health Practice within an applicable discipline (e.g. nurses, nutritionists, environmental health officers, physicians, etc.).
PUBLIC GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FUND
AVAILABLE TO: Students who are former permanent wards of the Ministry of Social Services of British Columbia, its predecessor or successor, or have been in continuing custody of the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, who are currently enrolled or planning to enrol in post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program.
Personal Trust Administrator
Public Guardian and Trustee of B.C.
Educational Assistance Fund
#700 - 808 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3
QUEEN ALEXANDRA FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
The David Mason Educational Fund
AVAILABLE TO: A person with a disability who has been a student at the Queen Alexandra Centre at one time or another to undertake or continue his/her post-secondary education. Monies awarded could be used for tuition fees, books, equipment, transportation, resident and support worker costs.
Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children
2400 Arbutus Road
Victoria, British Columbia, V8N 1V7
QUEEN ELIZABETH II SILVER JUBILEE ENDOWMENT FUND FOR STUDY IN A SECOND OFFICIAL LANGUAGE AWARD PROGRAM
AVAILABLE TO: All disciplines - except translation - are eligible.
Higher Education Scholarships
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
350 Albert Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1
RCGA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Geordie Hilton Academic Scholarship
AVAILABLE TO: A promising university student who intends to continue in an undergraduate or graduate program in sport/business administration.
The RCGA Foundation Academic Scholarship Program
AVAILABLE TO: Full-time students pursuing a post-secondary degree program in Canada or abroad.
1333 Dorval Road, Suite 1
Oakville, Ontario L6M 4X7
TOLL FREE: 1-800-263-0009
REGISTERED NURSES FOUNDATION OF B.C. BURSARIES
AVAILABLE TO: Students in basic nursing education programs.
Registered Nurses Foundation of B.C.
2855 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3Y8
Telephone: (604) 736-7331 local 337
Toll Free: 1-800-565-6505
Fax: (604) 738-2272
RETAIL AND WHOLESALE UNION LOCAL 517 SCHOLARSHIPS
AVAILABLE TO : Dependents or legal wards of members of Local 517 who are proceeding from Grade 12 to any accredited university or college in B.C. in a full program leading to a diploma or degree.
Office of Awards and Financial Aid: Brock Hall
1036-1874 East Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
RETAIL AS A CAREER SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE TO: A student attending a Canadian college or university full-time or part-time, pursuing a retail, business or marketing-related program. Working part-time or full-time within the retail industry.
Canadian Retail Institute
c/o Retail Council of Canada
1255 Bay Street, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A9
TELEPHONE: (888) 373-8245
AVAILABLE TO: Students applying for, or currently enrolled in, a retail training program or business-related post secondary program
Retail Scholarship Program
c/o Retail BC
1758 W 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J 1V6
TELEPHONE: (604) 736-0368 or 1-800-663-5135
FAX: (604) 736-3154 or 1-877-222-9966
RIXON RAFTER/JUDGE BRIAN STEVENSON SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE TO: Students that are blind or visually impaired and attending post-secondary studies in a Canadian institution.
The CNIB Awards Committee
100-5055 Joyce Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5R 6B2
Telephone: (604) 431-2020
Fax: (604) 431-2099
COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:
Rixon Rafter Scholarship Committee
The W. Ross MacDonald School
Brantford, Ontario N3T 3J9
Telephone: (519) 759-0730
ROTARY FOUNDATION AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The primary purpose of any Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.
Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for one regular academic year of full-time study at an institution assigned by The Rotary Foundation Trustees. Funding is provided to cover round trip transportation, one month of intensive language training, tuition fees, reasonable room and board; some educational supplies.
Multi-year Ambassadorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for two years of full-time degree-oriented study at an institution assigned by The Rotary Foundation Trustees. The scholarship may be used for almost any field of study, as long as the scholar is enrolled in a specific university degree program and takes course work which relates directly to the completion of one degree.
Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship
This scholarship for either three or six months of intensive language training and cultural immersion at a language school selected by The Rotary Foundation Trustees. The three-month scholarship is most appropriate for studying a foreign language in which the applicant may already be somewhat proficient. The six-month scholarship is more appropriate for studying a language that presents a challenge to the applicant. In addition to meeting the general eligibility requirements, applicants are expected to have completed at least one year of college-level course work or equivalent of the proposed language of study. Funding is provided to cover round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for language training, and home stay expenses.
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have completed at least two years of university or college course work (or must have a secondary school education and have been employed in a recognized vocation for at least two years) when the scholarship begins. All applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary club. Initial application must be made through a local Rotary club in the applicant's legal or permanent residence, or place of full-time study or employment. Persons with disabilities and members of Rotaract clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Any local Rotary Club
Rotary Grants for University Teachers
AVAILABLE TO: Instructors who hold or have held a full-time college or university appointment for three or more years.
THE ROYAL ARCH BURSARY
AVAILABLE TO: Children and grandchildren of Royal Arch Masons of BC and Yukon. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of economic need to the limit of available funds for post secondary education at Canadian universities and recognized British Columbia colleges and technical institutes who need assistance to continue their education at a Canadian university,
Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Mason of BC and Yukon
#103-1495 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver BC V6H 1C9
Telephone: (604) 732-3625
Fax: (604) 736-5097
ROYAL BANK NATIVE STUDENT AWARDS PROGRAM
AVAILABLE TO: All status Indians, Non-Status Indians, Inuit or Metis students who have been accepted or are already attending a university or college, in a discipline relevant to the banking industry (e.g. business, economics, computer science).
RBC Royal Bank Aboriginal Student Awards
RBC Royal Bank
300 Front Street West, 10th floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3B5
Telephone: (416) 348-6947
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION (British Columbia/Yukon Pacific Command)
AVAILABLE TO: Students attending university, college, vocational or trade facilities on a full-time basis for two consecutive semesters. Post Graduate studies does not qualify.
COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
The Royal Canadian Legion
3026 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 4P7
TELEPHONE: (604) 736-8166 FAX: (604) 736-1635
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BC/YUKON COMMAND - LADIES AUXILIARY BRANCH NO. 160 COMOX
AVAILABLE TO: A student who has attended Highland School in the Comox Valley, or is a direct affiliate of a member of the L.A. or Branch 160 of the Royal Canadian Legion, and is planning to attend post secondary education, continuing or trade school and who has marks that will allow them to succeed.
Secretary, Ladies Auxiliary
Royal Canadian Legion
1825 Comox Avenue
Comox, BC V9M 3M3
ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL BENEVOLENT FUND
Please see information under "The Navy League of Canada/Royal Naval Benevolent fund Scholarship” or visit the website for this award at: www.navyleague.ca/eng/scholarship
SANDRA GARVIE MEMORIAL FUND AWARD
AVAILABLE TO: Students wishing to pursue a course of study or research relating to the library or information aspects of public legal education.
The Sandra Garvie Memorial Fund
c/o Lois Gander, Director
4-36, 8303 - 112 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4
Or visit the University of Alberta website at: www.extension.ualberta.ca/lsp/sgmf.htm
SCIENCE COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
IBM Canada Limited Pacific Development Centre Scholarship
AVAILABLE TO: Students at any BC high school graduating from grade 12 and entering the first year of a full-time post-secondary program (within the information technology sector) at a qualifying BC institution in the year of application.
Paul and Helen Trussell Science and Technology Scholarship
AVAILABLE TO: Scholarships will be awarded annually on a competitive basis to students entering the second to last undergraduate year at a BC or Alberta university or university college. Students must have completed their secondary school training in the Kootenay-Boundary area.
Science Council of BC
Canada, V5H 4M2
TELEPHONE: (604) 438-2752
Toll free: 1-800-665-7222
FAX: (604) 438-6564
SCOTTISH RITE BURSARIES PROGRAM
AVAILABLE TO: Students studying for careers in human services/ developmental services and who are referred to the Scottish Rite program by provincial Associations for Community Living.
Kinsmen Building, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Telephone: (416) 661-9611
Fax: (416) 661-7001
TTY: (416) 661-2023
SCOUTS CANADA'S REGINALD K. GROOME SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE TO: Members of Scouts Canada entering or continuing full time studies at a Canadian university or college. Applicants must not have reached their 25th birthday on January 1st of the year in which they apply.
APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION FROM:
Fondation Scouts Canada Foundation
1345 Baseline Road
Ottawa ON K2C 0A7
SILVER CROSS ABILITY ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE TO: Leagal residents of the USA or Canada (or hold a valid student visa), who use a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter (exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis). Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited college of university within the USA or Canada as an undergraduate or graduate student, and have completed at least one full year of college/university with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION FROM:
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS TRANSFERRING FROM A REGIONAL COLLEGE
Honourable William M. Hamilton Scholarships
Recognizes high academic achievement and leadership potential.
Ken Caple Scholarships
AVAILABLE TO: Simon Fraser Entrance scholarships are available to applicants who are Canadian Citizens, permanent residents, or landed immigrants. All scholarship applicants should have high academic standing. Only BC College students transferring their college credit directly to Simon Fraser University are eligible for Entrance Scholarships. If you are transferring credit from universities in BC or outside BC you are not eligible for these scholarships.
Simon Fraser University
Office of the Registrar
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
SONS OF NORWAY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
AVAILABLE TO: Students who have shown interest in Norwegian Culture, History, or Language, and who show evidence of sound academic performance and financial need.
Sons of Norway Foundation in Canada
3204 Kingsley Street
Victoria, BC V8: 4J6
TELEPHONE: (250) 592-2651
SOROPTIMIST FOUNDATION OF CANADA GRANTS FOR WOMEN AWARDS
AVAILABLE TO: Canadian graduate women students attending Canadian Universities and planning careers that will improve the quality of women's lives.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN 'S OPPORTUNITY AWARDS
The Women's Opportunity Awards is an annual program that begins at the local Soroptimist club leve, where award amounts vary. Club recipients become eligible to receive region-level awards, which are granted through soroptimist's 28 geographic regions.
AVAILABLE TO: Mature women who must enter or return to the job market, who are completing undergraduate programs or entering vocational or technical training programs.
UFV Financial Aid and Awards (available when posted on bulletin board).
THE SPINA BIFIDA AND HYDROCEPHALUS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
AVAILABLE TO: Awards are available for Canadians with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus in their efforts to pursue an education. Applicants may be enrolled at university or another recognized program at any post-secondary facility.
TELEPHONE: 1-800-565-9488 or
ST. JOHN AMBULANCE NURSING BURSARY AWARD
AVAILABLE TO: Any individual about to enter a nursing diploma or baccalaureate program, or a registered nurse studying at the master’s or doctoral level.
Your local St. John Ambulance branch
STOREWELL ANNUAL FOSTER CHILD BURSARY
- Applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or American foster care program and agrees to having the above organization verify the same.
- Applicant will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or USA as of September 2012.
- Applicant is a Canadian or American Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application.
- Winner agrees to having his/her name, photo and post secondary institution displayed on the Storwell website.
APPLICATION PROCESS: (1) Complete the application online at http://www.storwell.com/bursary-application (2) Scan & Email a copy of your transcript and proof of citizenship to firstname.lastname@example.org
SURREY WHITE ROCK BURSARY FOUNDATION — SURREY/WHITE ROCK UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S CLUB
AVAILABLE TO: Female students who have completed two or more years of a university degree program, have graduated from a secondary school in Surrey/White Rock or lived in the Surrey/White Rock area for the previous five years.
Surrey/White Rock Bursary Foundation
White Rock, BC V4B 5L3
Donna Freeze: (604) 538-8210