External Scholarships and Bursaries N-S
Designated for students of Aboriginal ancestry
Designated for students with a disability
NATIONAL INDIAN BROTHERHOOD (NIB) TRUST FUND
Funds in the NIB Trust have been made available through the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and are available to First Nations and Metis citizens and organizations to access through a competetive process.
AVAILABLE TO: First Nations and Metis individuals over the age of 18 with a valid social insurance number (Preference given to former students of residential schools)
APPLICATION: NIBTF Application 2016/2017
DEADLINE: June 24, 2016
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
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5K4
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
NEW RELATIONSHIP TRUST FOUNDATION
AVAILABLE TO: First Nations students in British Columbia.
OVERWAITEA FOOD GROUP (in partnership wtih UFCW Local1518)
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
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.
Or contact the funding officer for the Canadian Wildlife Foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
PACIFIC SALMON FOUNDATION BURSARY
AMOUNT: 2 @ $2,000
AVAILABLE TO: Applicant needs to be a resident of BC; demonstrate financial need; be an active member of the aquatic stewardship volunteer community; be enrolled full-time in an education or training program at a recognized BC college, university or technical institute
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
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
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 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
or click here: Public Guardian & Trustee Educational Assistance Fund Application
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.).
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
RELIANCE FOUNDRY - BOLLARDS IN MY COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE TO: Students currently enrolled in post-secondary institutions, or planning to be enrolled in a post secondary institution.
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.
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:
Chairman, Rixon Rafter Scholarship Committee
The W. Ross MacDonald School
Brantford, Ontario N3T 3J9
Telephone: (519) 759-0730
ROBERT CATON SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE TO: Eligibility requires graduate-level attendance in a University Program in the Province of British Columbia with course work and future plans that include scientific and environmental issues. The applicant should be able to demonstrate a commitment to studies, volunteering and/or employment in one or more of the following areas: air quality science processes such as meteorology and atmospheric chemistry; weather, air quality and ecosystem/health effects models that would lead to more reliable tools used for air quality management decision making; monitoring methods that provide cost-effective and accurate measures of emissions, meteorology, ecosystem and human health effects; emissions control approaches that include clean fuels, improved processes, newer technology and market-driven programs; links between air quality and human health impacts; public communication/behaviour-change approaches related to air quality; economic valuation of air quality benefits/impacts; air quality/health/climate change linkages; air quality policy
APPLICATION INFORMATION: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/bcairquality/plans/pdf/2012_rbc_dvb_application.pdf
ROD HUDSON SCHOLARSHIP FOR ANY ARTS DISCIPLINE
AVAILABLE TO: Applicant must be prepared to pursue full time education in the Fine Arts Field which includes visual, performing and literary arts or a multimedia discipline with a qualified instructor, a Professional Company or a recognized Post-Secondary Institution; Applicant must be a past or present resident of Chilliwack and currently in high school graduating year or over 18 years of age; Applicants are eligible to receive one Chilliwack Community Arts Council award per year.
HOW TO APPLY: Application forms can be requested from
Chilliwack Community Arts Council
#20 – 5725 Vedder Road
Chilliwack BC V2R 3N4
Phone – 604 769 2787
Complete applications will include:
- One letter of reference.
- Personal letter giving a brief summary of your accomplishments in your chosen field and your expectations for your future.
- Also submit a written description of the discipline you have chosen to pursue. If not attending a recognized School or Institute please submit the credentials of the Instructor with whom you plan to study.
- Applicant should be prepared to submit samples of his or her work and have a personal; interview if requested.
DEADLINE: April 1
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.rcnbf.ca/en/index_en.htm
SARAH GAULIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
VALUE: $1,000 per scholarship
AVAILABLE TO: A student who is registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have an ongoing mental health condition for a minimum of 2 years.
APPLICATION FROM: www.GaulinFoundation.org
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
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 V8T 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 email@example.com
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