BC Tech Scholarship – $1000

Applications are now open for the 2017 BC Tech Scholarship!

Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Technology Scholarship Program is proud to provide grants to students who have a proven passion for technology, a desire to leave a mark in the tech sector, and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a BC-based technology-related discipline.

New to the program this year is our Equality Scholarship powered by Discovery Foundation, which aims to support the education of underrepresented groups in the community. The goal is to develop not only a diverse but inclusive workforce where everyone feels that they belong.

There are up to 6 x $1,000 grants available to Grade 12 Graduates entering post-secondary in September 2017. As for the Equality Scholarship, there is 1 x $1,000 available to University/College students or Grade 12 graduates who belong to the following groups:

  • Women
  • First Nations
  • Persons with disabilities
  • New immigrants

To view the full criteria, and to apply, visit www.wearebctech.com/scholarship.

Deadline to Apply: May 10, 2017


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YTS Scholarship for Community Service – $1000

Youth Transforming society (YTS) is a registered, student-led group based out of Surrey, BC that aims to raise awareness for humanitarian issues and encourage community volunteerism. Founded in 2010, they have since raised $20,000 for various organizations and have helped hundreds of students get involved. For more information about their organization, please visit:


To further their goal of inspiring volunteerism, they have created the YTS Scholarship for Community Service. This year, YTS will be giving out three $1000 scholarships. Each scholarship will recognize a student’s dedication and commitment to selfless service in the community.  They hope to celebrate the achievements of three young individuals who have created positive change in their communities.

Eligibility criteria:

To be considered for this award, the applicant must be:

  1. A graduating, grade 12 student attending secondary school within the lower mainland
  2. Attending a Canadian post-secondary institution on a full-time basis beginning September 2017.
  3. Actively involved in voluntary pursuits of any kind (humanitarian, environmental, etc…)
  4. Minimum academic average of 70%

Application form:


Deadline:  March 31, 2017

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Grace Family Network Foundation Scholarships – $500

GFNF is a non profit organization that aims to provide financial awards and support community organizations working with under-resourced children in the Greater Vancouver area.

Selection Criteria:

  • financial need
  • academic achievement
  • leadership
  • pursuing post-secondary education

Deadline:  May 31, 2017

For more information:  http://www.gfnf.org/scholarship.html

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Canadian Parents for French Scholarship – $250

The Burnaby chapter of Canadian Parents for French is offering a $250 scholarship for a graduating French Immersion student from Alpha.  Families of the student do NOT have to be members of CPF .   The deadline is April 28, 2017.

Click here for more information and an application form.

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Attention Adopted Students or Students in Foster Care:

Adoptive Families Association of BC is offering two scholarships for $1000 each: The Howard Legacy Youth Fund and the AFABC Youth Bursary.

The deadline for both is April 30, 2017.

  • The Howard Legacy Youth Fund was established with a donation from Peggy Howard in 2012, and is made available to applicants who are current or former youth in care of the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.
  • AFABC Youth Bursary was established in 2014, with funding from the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and accepts applications from youth who have joined their family by legal adoption.

Completed applications will be accepted, by mail or electronic delivery, until midnight on April 30, 2017. No late applicants will be considered. Winners will be announced June 1, 2017.

For more information and to download the application, please visit this website:


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Attention Acting and Film Students!

Berridge Programs is offering scholarships for their summer acting and filmmaking programs this year.

For the past 10 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. Their program offers 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.

They have a two types of scholarships available this year,  a Merit Scholarship in the amount of $1500 and a Financial Need Scholarship for up to 70% off the program tuition.  You can find more information about their scholarships here: https://www.berridgeprograms.com/details

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Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity Bursary – $500

The Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity offers a bursary to graduating students who have lost a parent and/or sibling.  

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

Click here  for more information about how to apply.

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