AES Scholarship Renewed 2018

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on their site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
 
We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.
 
Amount of award:   $500.00
Deadline for entry: 
October 6, 2018
Further information, including previous winners, is available on their web site at: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
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Are you planning on attending Capilano University next year?

2018-2019 Capilano University Entrance Award applications are now open for students planning to begin their studies at CapU in the Fall 2018 term.

2018/2019 Premier Entrance Scholarships 

  • Capilano Excellence Scholarships (CAPX) *

2018/2019 Entrance Scholarships, Bursaries, & Awards

  • Anthony Kot Memorial Entrance Scholarship
  • Athletic Entrance Awards
  • Canadian Daughters’ League – Marjory and George Riste Entrance Award
  • Capilano Achievement Scholarships (CAPA) *
  • Capilano Program Awards (CAPP) *
  • Capilano University Athletic Awards
  • Capilano University Entrance Award
  • Capilano University Graduate Program Entrance Award *
  • Chartwell’s Indigenous Entrance Award
  • Ernst, Helene and Walter Kienzl Entrance Award
  • Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Entrance Award
  • International Student Entrance Award *
  • Jazz Studies Merit Entrance Scholarship
  • Scotiabank Entrance Award for Business Studies
  • Universal Music Canada/Verve Entrance Scholarship

More information can be found at capilanou.ca/entrance-awards/.

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Are You Working Towards a Career in Tourism?

Adventures in Tourism – a tourism industry camp sponsored by the Rotary Club

Program Details:
The Rotary Adventures in Tourism program promotes a greater level of understanding and appreciation for the value tourism represents to communities across Canada. The program will promote an understanding of the vocational opportunities present within this growing and important industry. This program will expose students to the inner workings of a variety of specific tourism based industries with the intent of clarifying both the question of how these operations function and why they are integral components of our communities.

Dates: March 25 – 30, 2018 | Travel Dates: March 24 & 30 | Location: Kelowna, BC

Applicants must:
1. Be a Grade 11 or 12 student between 15-18 years of age on January 1
2. Submit an application form, along with the Statement of Interest and Character Reference by January 19, 2018.

Interview Process:
1. Each High School will select one candidate to be interviewed by the Rotary Club of Burnaby.

If you want to be Alpha’s candidate, come and see Ms. McChesney in room 325 by Monday, January 8th for an application form.

2. Date of Interview: January 31, 2018 between 12:30pm and 3:30pm

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Are You Working Towards a Career in Technology?

Adventures in Technology – a technology camp sponsored by the Rotary Club

Program Details:
Adventures in Technology is a comprehensive, carefully planned four and one-half day event that allows students to explore: advanced technology, research, development and applications. During your visit, students tour an exciting array of some of Canada’s finest corporations and research facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, Areva Resources Ltd, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, and the Canadian Light Source. These organizations offer tours, provide hands-on opportunities and informative lectures. The experience enhances each participant’s awareness and understanding of
technology, the many ways it affects our lives, and the opportunities it holds for tomorrow.

Dates: April 15 – 20, 2018 | Anticipated Travel Dates: April 15 & 20 | Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Applicants must:
1. Be a Grade 11 or 12 student between 15-18 years of age on January 1
2. Provide a max. 1 page double spaced typed Statement of Interest as to why you wish to attend
3. Provide a character reference from one of your teachers
4. Submit an application form, along with the Statement of Interest and Character Reference by January 19, 2018.

Interview Process:
1. Each High School will select one candidate to be interviewed by the Rotary Club of Burnaby.

If you want to be Alpha’s candidate, come and see Ms. McChesney in room 325 by Monday, January 8th for an application form.

2. Date of Interview: January 31, 2018 between 12:30pm and 3:30pm

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Are you interested in Theatre or Film?

Berridge Programs

For the past 11 summers, Berridge Programs has been welcoming students from around the world to the Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France to live in community, develop their unique talents and experience another culture. Our program offer the perfect blend of performing arts camp and travel abroad experience. You can read about their program here www.berridgeprograms.com.

The Acting Program includes classes in Shakespeare, On Camera Acting, Movement, Acting Techniques, Modern Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Writing and Improvisation.  The Film Program guides students in making their own professionally quality short film suitable for festival submission. Our programs are taught exclusively in English however there are plenty of opportunities for French speakers to practice their language skills both on the program and out in the wider community on field trips and excursions.

2018 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
We offer two types of scholarships:

  1. MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Our Merit Scholarship is a set award of $1500 off tuition open to all students. You will need to submit a letter of reccomendation from a teacher, preferably a media or theatre teacher.

    2. FINANCIAL NEED SCHOLARSHIP

Our Financial Need Scholarship is a flexible award for up to 70% of the program tuition based on financial information submitted with your application. If you attend a fee paying school, you will need to be on scholarship at your school to qualify for this award.

https://www.berridgeprograms.com/details

In addition, this year Berridge is offering all of our Canadian applicants a 20% discount off tuition to compensate for the US/CDN exchange rate.  

For the past 11 summers, Berridge Programs has been welcoming students from around the world to the Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France to live in community, develop their unique talents and experience another culture. Our program offer the perfect blend of performing arts camp and travel abroad experience. You can read about their program here www.berridgeprograms.com.

The Acting Program includes classes in Shakespeare, On Camera Acting, Movement, Acting Techniques, Modern Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Writing and Improvisation.  The Film Program guides students in making their own professionally quality short film suitable for festival submission. Their programs are taught exclusively in English however there are plenty of opportunities for French speakers to practice their language skills both on the program and out in the wider community on field trips and excursions.

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BC Excellence Scholarships – $5000

There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners will have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. They will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use for post-secondary tuition.

Nomination and Application

  1. You must be nominated by your secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship. Only one student from each school may be nominated. Please inquire at your school if you would like to be considered for nomination. You must confirm your nomination by having your school principal sign and date the verification section of the application form.

    Completed applications must be sent to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2018, to:

    Provincial Scholarships Program
    Ministry of Education
    PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria BC  V8W 9T6

  2. The application package (PDF), includes a written statement worth 60% overall, and the resume worth 40% overall.  It must be completed online in the mandatory format, printed, signed, and submitted by mail. Scoring guides (PDF) are available for reference. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  3. Selection of winners will be finalized after August 31, 2018.

If you would like to be considered for nomination, please see Ms. McChesney in room 325 or send her an email to express your interest by Monday January 29th.

Eligibility

Nominees must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Be in their graduation year with graduation to occur by August 31 of the school year in which they are nominated
  • Be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and fulfill graduation requirements of the 2004 Graduation Program by August 31, 2018
  • Have at least a:
    • “B” (73% or above) in their Language Arts 11 final mark
    • “B” average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one “C+” (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)
  • Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
  • Write and pass a Language Arts 12 provincial examination

You cannot win both a BC Excellence Scholarship and a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship.

Your application package (PDF) must include:

  • Resume in the mandatory format
  • Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school
  • A written statement, maximum 500 words, which must describe:
    • What led you to your most relevant community service, volunteer activity, and/or leadership role, and
    • What you learned from this experience, and
    • How this experience will benefit you in your chosen career path.

Conditional winners and their schools will be notified by email in May. Winners will be notified directly in September when eligibility is confirmed. They must redeem their voucher within 5 years of graduation. Expiry dates are shown on the vouchers.

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Writing Contest

BCTELA Voices Visible Provincial Writing Contest

BC student writers, grades 2 to 12, are invited to enter their poems and short stories in the 2017/18 competition.
Winning entries will be published in the Voices Visible Student Writing Journal.
Contest details and entry form are at http://www.BCTELA.ca/publications.

All submissions must be received by April 30, 2018.

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