Aboriginal Awards – UBC Vancouver

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A separate application is available online at:
http://www.students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances/awards/aboriginal

Awards for Aboriginal Students are non-repayable scholarships and bursaries for UBC students who are First Nations, Metis, or Inuit. Scholarships are based on merit such as academic achievement, community involvement, or leadership. Bursaries are based on demonstrated financial need.

General Award Requirements

To be considered for awards for Aboriginal students, you must:

  • Be an Aboriginal student
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Provide supporting documentation as required
  • Be in full-time studies in the study period you’re applying for
  • Meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in UBC’s Regulations Governing University Awards

Aboriginal Entrance Scholarships – UBC

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UBC has a number of Major Entrance Scholarships available specifically for Aboriginal students applying directly from high school.

Students must self-identify and complete UBC’s online application for admission by December 1.

All Nations Trust / Development Corporation Bursary

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The ANTCO/ANDEVCO have designed a Bursary to reward Aboriginal students who have demonstrated courage and commitment to overcome obstacles to successfully complete Grade 12. The award recognizes the determination and dedication of these exceptional students who believe in their own abilities and have the will power to persevere and succeed despite tremendous barriers and challenges in their lives.

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The primary criteria for awarding this scholarship is that the applicant is of Aboriginal ancestry and has demonstrated courage and commitment to overcome obstacles in order to complete their high school graduation.

Criteria

  • Aboriginal ancestry [status, non-status, Inuit, Metis]

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students must submit the following:

  • A fully completed and signed ANTCO/ANDEVCO Application Form
  • 1-2 page Essay describing the barriers you have overcome to successfully complete Grade 12.
  • Description of any school/community activities [on application form]
  • Most recent Grade 12 transcript
  • Proof of admission to a recognized, accredited BC post-secondary institution
  • Two [2] Letters of Reference from a teacher, principal, counsellor, First Nations Support Worker or community member.

Completed application packages must be submitted on/before the deadline to:
All Nations Development Corporation
ATT: Susan Keenan
520 Chief Eli LaRue Way
Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1

The ‘ANTCO/ANDEVCO Application Form’ is available on the SAA Website.

All Nations Trust Endowment Fund Award

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All Nations Trust Company has develop annual, educational achievement awards to reward and recognize Aboriginal secondary and post-secondary students who are committed to attaining personal and educational success. These awards are open to individuals who are currently living within or are originally from one of the following Tribal Regions: Kootenay; Lillooet; Okanagan; Shuswap; and Thompson.

All Nations Trust Company will be presenting a total of five awards in the amount of $500.00 each on an annual basis, to two post-secondary students in each of the above five regions. These rewards are designed to reward academic achievement and assist Aboriginal students in their pursuit of post-secondary education.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be graduating from high school and/or be registered in a post-secondary institution in the following year on a fulltime basis in any discipline or field of study.
  • Applicants must be of Aboriginal ancestry [status, non-status, Inuit, Metis]
  • Applicants may live on or off reserve and must currently live within or are originally from one of the five Tribal Regions.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Community involvement and Personal Achievements
  • Academic achievement and Grade Point Average [GPA]
  • Work Experience
  • Personal and Professional Recommendations

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply, students must submit the following:

  • A fully completed 2017 Endowment Fund Award Application Form
  • Resume
  • Statement or Letter describing career objectives, and involvement in activities
  • Evidence of Aboriginal ancestry [ie. photocopy of status card]
  • Description of any school/community activities [on application form]
  • Most recent Grade 12 transcript
  • Proof of admission to a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Two [2] Letters of Reference: one personal, one professional

Completed application packages must be submitted on/before the deadline to:
All Nations Development Corporation
Att: Susan Keenan
520 Chief Eli LaRue Way
Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1

The All Nations Endowment Fund Application Form is available on the SAA website.

BC Association of Health-Care Auxiliaries Scholarship/Bursary

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Application Procedure: Use application attached: [pdf.]

The British Columbia Association of Health-Care Auxiliaries Scholarship/Bursary is awarded to a British Columbia student enrolling in first year studies in a human healthcare field at an accredited Canadian Post Secondary institution of advanced learning. The recipient must attend the first year upon graduation from Secondary School or default the Bursary, unless unusual circumstances prevail and the Tribute Fund Board approves the deferral.

Selection Basis: B.C. resident and volunteer service to an accredited health-related facility (minimum 40 hours, but in the past all short listed candidates exceeded 100 hours over some years). Note that Career Prep DOES NOT count as volunteer hours.

  • Intend to enroll in further education in a health-related field.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Need for financial assistance.

 

Contact B.C.A.H.A. Tribute Fund Board

200 – 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver BC    V6H 4C6

Phone: (604) 714-2392   FAX   (604) 736-2715

BC Catholic Basketball Championships Scholarship

The B.C. Catholic Basketball Championships offers scholarships to students involved with high school basketball, who also have a record of strong academic standing and school / community involvement. HSBC Bank, the Crusader Youth Foundation and The BC Catholic Basketball Championships have each provided two of these awards.

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These scholarships, which recognize academics and service, in addition to athletics, are awarded to students who demonstrate a dedication to high school basketball indicate future ambitions at the college or university level.

Criteria

  • Strong academic standing
  • Demonstrated school/community involvement
  • Proof of admission to a post-secondary program

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students must submit a completed application form, which includes or requires attaching the following:

  • Academic standing, verified by school [On application form]
  • Community involvement, endorsed by teachers [On application form]
  • Letter of Reference, preferably from someone outside of the school who can describe your character and involvement within the community.
  • Personal Letter on basketball and post-secondary plan, written within the space provided on the application form.

Completed application packages must be submitted on/before the deadline. The application form is available in the Student Services office.

BC Cattlemen’s Association Awards

http://www.cattlemen.bc.ca/bursarygrant.htm

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The BC Cattlemen’s Association offers and administers several bursaries, grants and scholarships on behalf of the ranching industry. BCCA bursaries and grants are funded through monies raised at the Annual General Meeting silent and live auction fundraiser and through the generous matching contribution of the Beef Cattle Industry Development Fund. Money raised at this event enables the cattle industry to foster post secondary education and give back to ranching communities.

The BC Cattlemen’s Association and Beef in BC Magazine will provide bursary, scholarship and grant winners with a one-year free subscription to our industry magazine & monthly newsletter to promote interest and understanding of British Columbia’s beef industry.

ONLINE APPLICATION: There is one common online APPLICATION FORM for the following four bursaries at http://www.cattlemen.bc.ca/bursarygrant.htm

Martin Riedemann Annual Bursary

This bursary was established in 1975 in honour of Martin Riedemann of Alkali Lake Ranch who passed away in a boating accident at the lake. At the time of his passing, Martin Riedemann was Vice-President of the BC Cattlemen’s Association.

Value: $1,000
Application deadline: April 15
Criteria: The purpose of this bursary is to assist worthy students from ranching families of BCCA members to further their education in any desired field of study.

BC Cattlemen’s Association Bursary

Value: $1,000
Application deadline: April 15
Criteria: The purpose of this bursary is to assist worthy students from ranching families of BCCA members to further their education in any desired field of study.

Applicants must be son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a BC Cattlemen’s Association member(s).

Rob Starr Memorial Bursary

Value: $1,000
Application Deadline: April 15

This bursary is provided by the family and friends of Rob Starr, who operated Miocene Simmentals and was a long-time supporter of the 4-H movement and the beef industry.

RBC Dominion Securities – Criterion Capital Group Bursary

Value: $ 1,000
Application deadline: April 15
Criteria: The purpose of the RBC Dominion Securities – Criterion Capital Group Bursary is to assist worthy students from ranching families of BCCA members to further their education in any desired field of study.

Bostock & Fallis Families of Monte Creek Heritage Fund Bursary

The Bostock and Fallis families have ranched in the Monte Creek area of B.C. since 1888. During that time, they have been instrumental in the development and activities within the interior of B.C. including politics, newspapers, charitable organizations, cattle organizations and the 4-H movement. To give back to the community, a fund has been established through the BC Interior Community Foundation to award two annual bursaries within the area serviced by the BC Interior Community Foundation.

Apply with online application: http://www.cattlemen.bc.ca/bursarygrant.htm
Value: $2,000
Number of Awards: Two (2)
Application deadline: April 15th

Criteria: These bursaries are intended to provide financial assistance to students who can show financial need and wish to further their studies after completing high school and are enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution (trade school, college or university) within Canada.

Applicants must have graduated from a secondary school within British Columbia and east of a line from Hope to Terrace. Two bursaries of $2,000 each will be awarded annually should suitable candidates apply.

Gung Loy Jim Scholarship

These scholarships were established in 2003 by the Jim family as a way to give back to the cattle industry, encourage the ranchers of tomorrow, and recognize their late father. Little Fort Herefords continues as a thriving purebred & commercial family ranch in Little Fort, British Columbia, run by the Jim family

Apply with online application: http://www.cattlemen.bc.ca/bursarygrant.htm
Value: $2,000
Number of Awards: Two (2)
Application deadline: April 15th

Criteria: Two scholarships are awarded each year to assist worthy students from British Columbia, especially those from rural areas where cattle are raised, to further his/her education in whichever field they desire.

Ownership Identification Inc. Brian Hill Memorial Scholarship

Apply with online application: http://www.cattlemen.bc.ca/bursarygrant.htm
Value: $500.00
Number of Awards: Two (2)
Application Deadline: April 30th

Criteria:

  • Agriculture or related field of study
  • Must be enrolled or entering post secondary education
  • MAY OR MAY NOT have been a 4-H member
  • Must be residents of British Columbia
  • May be entering or attending a recognized university or college in any Canadian province or the United States.
  • Proof of acceptance to the applicant’s school or college of choice must be forwarded to Ownership Identification before the scholarship is paid. Payment will be made directly to the school.

Applications should be mailed to:

Ownership Identification Inc., 102 1402 McGill Rd, Kamloops, BC V2C 1L3

OR

BC 4-H, 2743 30th Street, Vernon BC V1T 5C6

For more information on these scholarship opportunities, please contact:

Ownership Identification Inc.

Ph 250-314- 9686 or Email: info@ownership-id.com

BC Foster Parents Association Awards

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Awards Available:

Fine Arts for Kids Fund

General Scholarship Fund

Merv Davis Bursary

Natural Child Bursary

William Curtis Memorial Fund Bursary

 

Contact: BCFFPA Federation Office

207-22561 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge  BC   V2X 3K1

Phone: 1-800-663-9999

Web Site   http://bcfosterparents.ca/bursaries/

 

Application Procedure: Information regarding criteria for application is available online. Please note requirements for supporting documents. Application form is available online at:http://bcfosterparents.ca/bursaries/ (in the spring) or by calling 1-800-663-9999

Selection Basis: Any individual, presently or formerly under the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development, who currently resides in B.C., and will be continuing their education in B.C. by attending high school, a vocational training institute, a community college, or a university. The highest marks will be the only determining factor in the awarding the bursary. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

BC Hockey Association Scholarships

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Web Site   http://www.bchockey.net/Awards/Scholarships.aspx

Applications are available between February and April 30th and reviewed by a selection committee. Monetary awards vary from $1,000 to $2,000.

To be eligible for a BC Hockey scholarship, an individual in his or her graduating year of high school and must be a current registered member or a former BC Hockey member playing in the Western Hockey League. Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, sportsmanship, hockey participation and / or quality of contribution, as well as school and community participation and service.

Application Procedure: The number of awards available and value change from year to year; ensure that you are accessing the application for the current year.

Selection Basis: Hockey ability, sportsmanship, school and community participation. Must be currently registered with BC Hockey or former members playing in the WHL. Proceeding to post-secondary institution.

BC Hydro Scholarships and Awards

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BC Hydro Scholarships
Aboriginal Scholarships and Bursaries
BC Hydro Engineering Scholarships
BC Hydro Endowment Awards
Power Pioneer Youth Community Service Awards

BC Hydro offers a wide range of scholarships and awards, including several that are administered directly by the Financial Aid & Awards offices at BC Post-secondary institutions.

Application Procedure:
Complete details are on the website:
http://www.bchydro.com/community/community_investment/scholarships.html?WT.mc_id=rd_scholarships

BC Hydro Power Pioneers Award

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Contact:
Power Pioneers Award
1500 – 333 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5R3
Phone: 1-800-992-5616 FAX (604) 623-3794
Email power.pioneers@bchydro.com

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Information and applications forms available from website: http://www.powerpioneers.com/Community_Projects/youth_award.aspx

With the completed application form include:

  • one page summary of voluntary contributions you have made to your community;
  • reference letter from a representative of the community organization that was the recipient of your volunteer service;
  • reference letter from a teacher, including information confirming full time attendance and grade point average;
  • photocopy of birth certificate or document providing proof of age.

 

Selection Basis:

B.C. residents attending school full-time who are maintaining a passing grade and are 18 years of age and under. Outstanding contributions in community for a considerable amount of time; or a one-time project that the individual initiated, organized and contributed to significantly. No personal remuneration may be received by the volunteer for services provided.

BC Moose Association Scholarship

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Application Procedure: Forms available from Moose Lodge.

Mail to: Secretary, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1552

983 Moncton Avenue, Kamloops, B.C., V2B 1S2

Selection Basis: For the son/daughter of a member, to be paid when in attendance at college or university. Good academic standing, financial need, school and community participation, leadership potential and future promise.

BC Soccer Referees Association Scholarship

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Web Site: https://www.bcsoccer.net/scholarships

 

Application Procedure: Application Form available on website: http://www.bcsoccer.net/files/MemberService/Scholarships/2013-2014BCSoccerScholarshipApplicationV1%201.pdf

 

Selection Basis: The British Columbia Soccer Referees Association (BCSRA) will be awarding up to two scholarships. If you are a registered referee and are interested in being considered for a BCSRA scholarship, please consider the following BCSRA specific criteria when completing your Scholarship Application Form:

 

  • Working to progress in refereeing
  • Refereeing Experience: How many years refereeing? In what role: CR or AR?)
  • Contribution to Refereeing Community (Mentoring, assigning, instructing SSG, organizing referee awards etc.)
  • Effort to self-improve (Number of hours of education attended including candidates program, BCSRA meetings etc.)
  • Level of professionalism applied to refereeing
  • Reference letter from Club Head Referee (Please ensure one of your three reference letters is from your Club Head Referee)
  • Evidence of good Communication
  • Special qualities shown in the application, not covered above

 

Contact BC Soccer, 250 – 3410 Loughheed Highway Vancouver BC    V5M 2A4

BC Youth Soccer Association Scholarship

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Web Site   http://www.bcsoccer.net

 

Application Procedure: 14 awards of up to $500 each. Applications on website.

Selection Basis: For students who have played three or more years with a team affiliated with BCYSA and be currently involved. Must have ‘C+’marks or better and be proceeding to post-secondary studies.

Contact BC Soccer, 250 – 3410 Loughheed Highway, Vancouver BC   V5M 2A4

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kamloops Award

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region offer the following Bursary opportunities to the youth involved both as Bigs and Littles. On the website,read through the descriptions of each bursary, then follow the link at the bottom to the online and printable application forms.

 

Gordon Inskip In Memoriam Bursary $500.00

Ev Jones In Memoriam Bursary $500.00

The Brant Zwicker Bursary $500.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region Bursary $500.00

http://www.bbbskamloops.ca/en/Home/bigslittlesparents/bursaries/default.aspx

Brian Hill Memorial 4-H Scholarship

www.ownershipid.ca Click here for application

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Web Site   http://www.ownership-id.com/

Application Procedure: Application Form and detailed information available online at above website.

British Columbia Arts Council Scholarship Awards

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Application Procedure: Application and guidelines are available online at: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/artists/youth/scholarship_awards.html

Please read application guidelines carefully. A link for the application form is available from the bottom of the “Guidelines” page.

Lengthy Application form: Portfolio is an important part of the application process. Acceptable disciplines include theatre (acting, directing, or technical), dance (performance or choreography), music, film and video, creative writing, visual arts, arts administration, museological and conservation studies.

Application form is available approximately six weeks prior to the deadline date: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/terms/artists/youth/scholarship_terms.htm
Selection Basis: Awards are up to $4,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years. Applicants must demonstrate first-class standing in their field of study.

 

Contact:
Box 9819, Stn Prov Govt., Victoria  BC V8W 9W3

Phone   250-356-1718  

FAX   250-387-4099

Email   ingmarie.thunander@gov.bc.ca

Web Site   http://www.bcartscouncil.gov.bc.ca

CAN-ITAL Ladies Scholarship

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The Can-Ital Ladies Society invites graduating students from any secondary school within School District #73 or St. Ann’s Academy to apply for this scholarship, which will be presented, upon proof of admission to a post-secondary institution, at their school’s year-end awards assembly.

Criteria

  • Italian ancestry
  • Minimum average marks of C+
  • Intent to pursue a post-secondary program in any area or discipline
  • School and community involvement

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students complete and submit the following:

  • A completed Can-Ital Scholarship Application form.
  • A 500-word Essay elaborating on the student’s educational objectives, career goals and the significance of this award on the student’s future. [Suggested that students also detail their school and community involvement activity.]
  • Official high school transcript.
  • Two [2] Letters of Reference; at least one from St. Ann’s Academy.

The application package must be received on or before May 1 by:
Can-Ital Ladies Scholarship Committee
Box 1116, Stn Main,
Kamloops, BC V2C 6H2

Completed applications must be received at the above address on/before the deadline day stated above.

Canada Post Corporation Scholarship

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Application Procedure: Further information available from Canada Post.
Selection Basis: Available to children of full and part time employees of Canada Post. Applicant must have a B average and maintain leadership involvement in school or community. May be renewed for two years.

Canadian Hospitality Foundation Award

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Web Site   http://www.thechf.ca/scholarships

Application Procedure: Application forms are available at the College’s or University’s Awards office (see list of participating colleges under the College and University scholarships links on website). TRU and UVIC are both participating institutions for the University award.

Selection Basis: Intended for students pursuing a degree program in Food or Beverage or Hotel programs.  

Canadian National (CN) Scholarships for Women

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Web Site   http://www.cn.ca/en/careers-offer-scholarships.htm

Application Procedure: See website for applications

Selection Basis: Women entering a Canadian Technical Institute seeking a career in a non-traditional field in trades, technology or operations. CN defines a non-traditional field for women as a “technical and/or skilled trade occupation in which the participation of women has, to date, been limited or non-existent”. Scholarships are awarded regardless of any other financial assistance obtained by applicants

Catholic Health Association of British Columbia Bursary

This bursary, provided by the board of Directors of the Catholic Health Association of BC is available to graduating students enrolled in a Catholic secondary school, or who are members of a BC or Yukon parish and enrolled in a public secondary school or are home-schooled.

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Interested students are invited to submit a 500-word essay that demonstrates an awareness and understanding of the significance of Spirituality in Health Care.

While in some places in our province public health care facilities have reduced or eliminated funding for spiritual, religious and pastoral care to patients and residents, the provision of these services is recognized in our Catholic and other faith-based care facilities as a core service. There is recognition that care and attentiveness to spiritual health is an integral part of holistic care.

In your essay, please explain why you believe that care for the spirit is particularly important in tending to the sick and dying, to their families and to those who care for them.

Application Procedure:
Essays may be sent by email [smhouse@shawlink.ca] or by regular mail to the address below. Applicants must also include a return address as well as information about the school they are attending, and the date and place of their graduation. All of this information is required before submissions will be considered. Emailed submissions must be received prior to midnight on the 28th of February, and those sent by regular mail must be date stamped on/before this deadline.

Award Procedure:
A committee of the CHABC board of directors will evaluate all submissions received by the deadline date and announce the winners on/before April 30th.

Catholic Health Association of British Columbia
9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 4C3 604-524-3427

Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Award

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Contact:
Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa ON
Email: education@warmuseaum.ca

Application Procedure:
Please see website for information and application form:
http://www.warmuseum.ca/education/programs/the-colonel-douglas-h-gunter-award/

Selection Basis:
Awarded to a graduating high school student who is entering university studies, preferably in the field of history. Must submit an original work using one of the following media:

  • Text
  • Visual Art
  • Web Design
  • Audio or Video Production

Each year there is a different theme for projects. Please check the website for current theme and guidelines for submissions.

Council of Forest Industries Scholarship

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The Council of Forest Industries is the voice of the BC interior forest industry with membership ranging from large integrated global scale public companies to medium sized family owned operations to smaller independent niche players. Proceeds from the success of the annual COFI Convention go towards supporting ten $1,500 Entrance Scholarships to be awarded to students enrolling in professional, technical or trades studies at one of the 10 BC Interior Colleges or Universities, leading to a career in the Forest Industry.

Criteria

  • This award is open to Grade 12 students in BC who are pursuing post-secondary studies next fall in an eligible program at one of the 10 interior post-secondary institutions [see Application Form for list of eligible institutions and programs.]
  • Preference is given to students entering a forestry-related program

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Complete the COFI Scholarship Application Form and attached the following:

  • A one-page letter outlining your educational goals, how you think you qualify for this scholarship, and plans for future employment in the forest industry.
  • Two [2] Letters of Reference, which can be from your principal, classroom teacher, a community reference, and/ or past/current employer.
  • A copy of your most recent transcript from High School.

Application to be submitted to:
Council of Forest Industries
Email forest.education@cofi.org (preferable)
or mail to:
101-2666 Queensway
Prince George, BC, V2L 1N2
Att: Manager, Forest Education

Award Procedure:

Scholarships will be awarded on receipt by COFI of documentation confirming registration and proof of payment (copy of tuition receipt) at an approved post–secondary institution. Scholarships have to be used for the 2016-17 academic year; deferral of up to one school year is possible for special circumstances.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Credit Union Foundation of BC Bursary

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Application Procedure:

Amount of awards varies based on your application. Please see the website for additional information and application form:
http://cufoundation.org/student-application/

Selection Basis:
The prime criteria is demonstrated financial need. It is expected that the main funding is in place and every effort through normal channels available to students to access funds has been made.

  • Acceptable grades are required.
  • Applicants must be B.C. residents who are Canadian Citizens or have Landed Immigrant status and are in attendance at public post secondary schools within the province.
  • Applicants attending accredited private schools will only be considered if the program is not offered at a public school.
  • Applicants attending at a school out of province will only be considered if the program is not offered within B.C.
  • For students whose home town is near the Alberta border and it makes economical sense to attend school in that province, requests will be considered.
  • Students requiring funds to take part in overseas field trips or exchange programs are not eligible unless it is a requirement to obtain the degree.
  • Programs of study may be vocational, technical, technological or academic.

CUPE Local 900 Scholarship

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Application Procedure: Applicant must submit (1) a 250-word essay outlining how Unions have affected your life and (2) a 250-word essay outlining your future plans.

Selection Basis:All graduating dependents of CUPE Local 900 members going to post secondary training. CUPE Local 900 represents employees of the Cities of Kamloops and Merritt, Villages of Ashcroft, Chase, Cllinton and Lytton, TRU, Kamloops Wildlife Park and the North Thompson Sportsplex.

Contact:
CUPE Local 900, 387 4th Avenue, Kamloops  BC V2C 3P1
Phone  (250) 374-0042

CWL – BC & Yukon Molly Boucher Bursary

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For more information and application form go to http://www.bcyukoncwl.com/page8.html.

CWL – Holy Family Parish Award

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The Catholic Women’s League of Holy Family Parish offers a scholarship/bursary award to a son or daughter of a member of the Parish graduating from St. Ann’s Academy or any other local high school and planning to enter post-secondary study. For 2017, there will be four [4] awards of $250.00 each available.

The Bursary will be presented to the successful applicant at the High School Awards Day, but funds will not be released until the student has provided proof of admission to a post-secondary program. The successful applicant will have up to 18 months to meet the condition of post-secondary admission. Depending on the number and quality of applications, the CWL reserves the right to not award a bursary for any given year.

Criteria

  • Applicant family must be members of Holy Family Parish.
  • Applicant is expected to regularly attend Mass at one of the Kamloops Catholic churches.
  • Applicant must meet Grade 12 Graduation requirements

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students must complete the 3-page Holy Family Scholarship Application Form, which will ask students to provide information on post-secondary plans, career objectives, involvement in parish, involvement in school and community, and a two-paragraph explanation of why student feels they deserve this scholarship.

Applicants must also submit:

  • Completed Confidential Pastor’s Reference Form [in application package]
  • Transcript of high school marks

The ‘Holy Family CWL Award Application Form’ is available in the Student Services office and on the SAA Website. Completed applications must be received at the Parish Office in a sealed envelope marked Grade 12 Bursary Application, on or before the deadline day stated above.

CWL – Sacred Heart Cathedral Scholarship

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This scholarship was established by the Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Women’s League to assist a practicing Catholic student attending either St. Ann’s Academy or a public education institution with their post-secondary education goals.

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Criteria:

  • Student must maintain a ‘B’ average in their chosen course of studies.
  • Student must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution.
  • Student must demonstrate commitment and service to parish and/or school.

Application Procedure:

  1. Student to provide a typed ‘Letter of Application’ addressing the criteria for the award and outlining:
    • Involvement in the Parish
    • Future goals and objectives
    • Community involvement
    • School involvement
  2. Student to provide two letters of reference supporting the letter of application.
  3. Student to provide a copy of transcripts for Grade 11 and 12.
  4. Application to be sent or delivered to:
    Sacred Heart Cathedral CWL
    Chairperson of Education & Health – Scholarship
    255 Nicola St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2P3
    Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

Award Procedure:

  1. To claim the award, students will need to provide proof of acceptance and registration at a post-secondary institution, including their Student #. This information should be sent to the address above.
  2. If student decides to postpone their education, this award will be held for 18 months.

CWL – St. John Vianney Parish Bursary

The Catholic Women’s League of St. John Vianney Parish offers a financial award to any graduating student of St. Ann’s Academy any other local high school student who is a member of the Parish and entering a post-secondary program in the fall.

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The Bursary will be presented to the successful applicant at the High School Awards Day, but funds will not be released until the student has provided proof of admission to a post-secondary program. The successful applicant will have up to 18 months to meet the condition of post-secondary admission. Depending on the number and quality of applications, the CWL reserves the right to not award a bursary for any given year.

Criteria

  • Applicant must be a member of St. John Vianney Parish
  • Applicant must meet Grade 12 Graduation requirements

The Bursary will be awarded based on the following:

  • Active involvement in the parish
  • Demonstrated citizenship
  • Demonstrated need

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students should write a Letter of Application outlining their involvement in the parish and elaborating on citizenship [school and community involvement] and financial need.

Applicants must also submit two [2] Letters of Reference, as follows:

  • One from an active adult in the parish who is not a family member
  • One from the high school which the applicant is attending

Completed applications must be received at the Parish Office in a sealed envelope marked Grade 12 Bursary Application, on or before the deadline day stated above.

CWL – BC & Yukon Council Life Member’s Art & Culture Award

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The Catholic Women’s League of Canada – BC & Yukon Council offers an award to the daughter/granddaughter or son/grandson of a CWL member in the BC/Yukon region, planning to enter post-secondary study in the area of arts and culture.

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Award money will be given directly to the post-secondary institution, specifying to be deposited when recipient registers for classes. This must be done before December 31st of the year following the Application, or the Award will not be paid. A ‘Proof of Acceptance’ must be provided before the end of September.

Criteria

  • Applicant must be a High School Graduate planning to enter post-secondary.
  • Applicant must be a daughter and/or granddaughter or son and/or grandson of a Catholic Women’s League Member or a League member in good standing.
  • Applicant must be involved in and entering into further education in an accredited school in the field of Fine Arts & Culture (e.g., dance, voice, speech/drama, music, painting/art, design, etc.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students must submit the completed Application Form, available on the website [wwwbcyukoncwl.com] along with the following:

  • Letter signed by Council President or Organization Chairperson to validate Mother, Grandmother, Guardian or League member is a member in good standing with the Catholic Women’s League.
  • Two [2] only current Letters of Reference – 1 from high school and 1 from applicant’s (Catholic) Pastor.
  • Personal letter detailing goals and aspirations, career area chosen, reason for pursuing this career, summary of volunteer work, achievements, interests, and activities in the school, church and community, and outlining the need for the Award.
  • Information regarding family as in parents’ profession, number of siblings, financial situation, (not amount earned, rather ability to help defray education cost for applicant

Applications are also available through the Catholic Women’s League in your area. Complete and mail the Application Form and other Required Documentation to:
Provincial Life Member Liaison

Look for address on the BC & Yukon CWL website bcyukoncwl.com or contact your Diocesan President for updated mailing address.

Faxed material and Email submission will not be accepted.

Proof of Acceptance: Successful Applicant must ensure that the ‘Proof of Acceptance’ is received before September 30th of the year of acceptance into the program; otherwise the Award will lapse.

CWL – Kamloops CWL Diocesan Bursary

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For more information and application form contact Rose Kalin at rkalinfamily@hotmail.com or 250-546- 3445.

CWL – National Bursary

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Dogwood District Authority Awards

The Dogwood District/Authority Awards acknowledge excellence in the areas of:

  • Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music), or
  • Applied Skills (Business Education, Technology Education, Information Communication Technology, Home Economics), or
  • Physical Activity (not limited to Physical Education)
  • Second Languages (including Aboriginal Languages).

An Independent School Selection Committee established by the Federation of Independent School Associations (FISA) determines Dogwood District/Authority Awards for independent school students. This committee is comprised of representatives from independent schools around the province.

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A total of 3000 awards are given out across the province. Applications are reviewed in April/May and recommendations sent to the Ministry of Education in May/June for verification. The first half [$500] is paid by cheque in November, and the second half by voucher for post-secondary attendance. The award is valid for up to five [5] years after graduation.

Criteria

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must be enrolled in a Group 1, 2 or 4 independent school.
  • Must fulfill BC Ministry of Education graduation requirements.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students must complete and submit the following:

  • Two-page Application Form, indicating which specialty is being applied for.
  • A Personal Letter of Application [one page typed] introducing themselves, describing superior achievements in chosen area of specialty, and future educational and career goals.
  • Transcript of Grade 10 and 11 marks, and interim Grade 12 marks.
  • Marks Release Statement [See application package]
  • Letter of Support from a school administrator or counsellor.
  • Letter of Recommendation [one page typed] from a teacher in the applicant’s specialty area.
  • Presentation of Evidence of Superior Achievement [this can be presented in several formats – SEE the Application Package for detailed information.]

Application Forms with all required documents are submitted to the School Counselling Office.

The detailed ‘Dogwood District Authority Application Package’ is available in the Student Services office. Completed applications must be received in the St. Ann’s Academy Student Services office by 3:00 pm on the deadline day stated above, or on the preceding Friday, if that date falls on a weekend.

Gabriel Palmer (Ignace) Memorial Award

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This scholarship / bursary award has been established by the Ron Ignace Family in memory of their son, Gabriel Palmer (Ignace). Selection of the award recipient is based on a combination of factors, but the primary criterion is that applicants must be of Aboriginal ancestry.

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The primary criterion for awarding this scholarship is that the applicant is of Aboriginal ancestry, and plans to attend a post-secondary program. Funds for the award will be credited directly to the post-secondary institution after proof of registration in courses is provided.

Criteria
• Aboriginal ancestry
• Minimum GPA of 2.5
• Proof of admission to a post-secondary program

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students must complete the Gabriel Palmer (Ignace) Application Form and submit it with all other required documentation.
Applicants must submit the following with the completed application form:

  • A demonstrated appreciation for First Nations culture and language by:
    • Showing they regularly participate in First Nations events/celebrations
    • OR Writing a one-page essay on “What role First Nations culture has played in my life”.
  • Transcript of high school marks
  • Proof of admission to an eligible post-secondary institution
  • Demonstration of Financial Need [on application form]
  • Description of school/community volunteer activities [on application form]

Completed application packages must be submitted on/before the deadline to:
Renee Spence, Administrator
225 – 345 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1

The ‘Gabriel Palmer (Ignace) Scholarship/Bursary Application Form’ is available in the Student Services office and on the SAA Website.

Girl Guides Scholarship and Bursary Awards

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Students who have been involved in Girl Guides may be eligible for one of several Provincial and/or National scholarships and bursary awards.

 

BC Council Awards include:

BC Council – Bursary of Honour $1,500.00

BC Council – Marg Dumphries Scholarship $   500.00

Girl Guides BC Council, 1476 West 8th Ave., Vancouver   BC V6H 1E1

Information and application forms are available from the website:

http://www.girlguides.ca/web/BC/Volunteers/Guider_Resources/Awards___Recognition/GGC_Scholarships.aspx

 

National Awards – Application Deadline: April 1st, 2016

There are many national Girl Guides of Canada scholarships available. Please ensure that you are using the proper application for the award you are applying for.

https://www.girlguides.ca/WEB/GGC/Volunteers/Membership_Opportunities/Scholarships/GGC/Volunteers/Membership_Opportunities/Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx

Horatio Alger Jim Pattison British Columbia Scholarship

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Contact:
Adam Daifallah
Email  adaifallah@hatleystrategies.com

Application Procedure:
The application form can be found on the Horatio Alger Association of Canada’s website at http://www.horatioalger.ca

Selection Basis:
Horatio Alger Scholarships are awarded to deserving students in financial need who have overcome significant adversity while demonstrating strength of character, strong academics and a commitment to pursuing higher education, as well as desire to contribute to society. Funds can be used for vocational or university studies.

Any student who meets the following criteria is encouraged to apply:

  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a degree at an accredited public or private post-secondary institution in Canada
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or less net income per family is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community activities
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend a high school and reside in British Columbia
  • Be a Canadian citizenship

Interior Savings Credit Union High School Bursary

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Interior Savings Credit Union offers a bursary to a qualified student graduating from St. Ann’s Academy every year. To qualify, students need to have been a member in good standing of Interior Savings for at least one year prior to application, and entering a full-time program at a recognized post-secondary institution.

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Applications are submitted to the Student Services Office, and the recipient selected by the Scholarship/Bursary Committee. The bursary will be paid upon proof of payment of full-time registration for post-secondary education. Bursaries are valid until December 1st of the year they were issued, but may be deferred for an additional year upon written request to Interior Savings. Students whose parents are employed by Interior Savings or its subsidiary companies are eligible for bursaries through this program.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be members of Interior Savings, and in good standing, for at least one year prior to application.
  • Applicant must be registering to attend full-time in a degree, diploma or trade certification program at a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Applicants must exhibit financial need, good character and potential for their chosen field.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students complete and submit the SAA Application Form.

Completed applications must be received at the SAA Student Services Office on or before the deadline day stated above.

Interior Savings Credit Union ‘Million Dollar’ Bursary

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To help support young people in our communities and their plans for furthering their education, Interior Savings has introduced a new component to its Member Rewards Program. The Million Dollar Bursary provides up to 1,000 post-secondary bursaries to high school students graduating in the Interior Region of BC.

Interior Savings has made a commitment to providing this bursary for three years (2014, 2015, and 2016), representing a total funding pledge of up to $3 million. For the 2015 bursary allocation, eligible students must be a member of Interior Savings by February 1, 2015 and apply for the bursary by May 1, 2015.

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Criteria

  • Must have been a member of Interior Savings by February 1st
  • Applicant must be registering to attend full-time in a degree, diploma or trade certification program at a recognized post-secondary institution.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Students should apply online.

Completed applications must be received on or before the deadline day stated above.

Jack Farley Youth Sports Achievement Award

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Application Procedure: Nomination forms are available online at:

http://www.bcsportshalloffame.com/education/scholarships/

Must enrol in BC post-secondary program within 12 months of graduation. Please check website for application.

Selection Basis: Awarded to one male and one female amateur athlete from a BC secondary school that have participated in community or school sports.

Kamloops & District 4-H Alumni Bursary

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Application Procedure: Amount of the award varies from year to year according to the interest generated by the fund.

Contact: Helen Fraser, RR1, Louis Creek, BC V0E 2E0, phone: (250) 672-9989

Selection Basis: Open to all previous Kamloops & District 4-H members, who are members in good standing of the 4-H Provincial Alumni. If monies available, it will be awarded on the basis of registration in any recognized post secondary school or institution according to need. The Bursary Committee will review this. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum 60% course load.

Kamloops & District 4-H Light Horse Club Scholarship

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Application Procedure: Apply to:

Kamloops & District 4-H Senior Council’s Scholarship Committee

c/o B.C. Ministry of Agriculture

162 Oriole Road

Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7

or phone Helen Fraser (250) 672-9989
Selection Basis: First year student enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and a member or a past member. Selection based on 4-H achievement, personal attributes, and educational plans and financial need. Students need not be in their first year to apply for the above scholarship. Applicants must be pre-registered in post secondary institution. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum 60% course load.

KAMLOOPS 4-H – Willie Sedgewick Memorial Scholarship

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Application Procedure: Write to:

Kamloops & District 4-H Senior Council Scholarship Commitee

c/o BC Ministry of Agriculture,

162 Oriole Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7

or phone Helen Fraser (250) 672-9989.

 

Selection Basis: Past/present member Kamloops 4-H Club enrolled in an accredited post-sec. program – preferably Agriculture. Past 4-H achievement, personal attributes, educational plans and need. Students need not be in their first year to apply for the above scholarship.

Kamloops Arts Council – Julia Appley-Mitra Youth Scholarship

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The Kamloops Arts Council is a community-based, non-profit society devoted to the development and enhancement of the arts in the city of Kamloops. The KAC’s Julia Appley-Mitra Youth Scholarship is intended to support local emerging artists.

Ms. Mitra was, and continues to be, a strong advocate for the inclusion of all artists in the growth of the arts community in Kamloops.

Two (2) scholarships are awarded annually to individuals graduating from Grade 12 who are pursuing post-secondary studies in art & graphics, music, drama or dance.

Selection Basis: Applications must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of recommendation from the teacher named on the application
  • A portfolio (Fine Arts and Visual Arts students)
  • A CD or DVD of your work (Performing Arts students)

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in June.

Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club Scholarship

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The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club provides a scholarship to a graduating St. Ann’s Academy student who intends to pursue post-secondary education. The award is given to a student who is highly involved in community / school activities and maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA [C+] average. Preference is given to students not receiving other major scholarships.

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The school will select the successful applicant, based on the direction of the donor that the chosen student will not receive any other major scholarships available. Upon proof of registration at a post-secondary institution, the successful applicant will receive a cheque at the Kamloops Blazers office.

Criteria

  • Demonstrated community/school involvement.
  • Demonstrated athletic participation.
  • Reasonable academic standing [C+ minimum]
  • Proof of admission to a post-secondary program

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students must submit the following:

  • A fully completed Application Form; details on community involvement and athletic participation can be attached to the form if necessary.
  • Most recent official transcript of grades.
  • Two [2] Letters of Reference: one from a member of the community, and one from the school to indicate involvement.

Completed application packages must be submitted on/before the deadline to the St. Ann’s Academy Student Services Office.

The ‘Kamloops Blazer Scholarship Application Form’ is available in the Student Services office and on the SAA Website.

Kamloops Curling Club Scholarship

The Kamloops Curling Club Bursary was established through contributions of its members to assist junior curlers with their post-secondary education goals. The awards are available through the Kamloops Foundation.

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Criteria

  • Must have participated in junior curling for a minimum of 2 years at the Kamloops Curling Club.
  • Must also be curling in his/her Grade 12 year
  • Demonstrated commitment and service to the sport of curling
  • Maintaining a ‘B’ average in chosen course of studies
  • Planning to attend a post-secondary program

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students must submit the following:

  • A typed Letter of Application, outlining involvement in the Kamloops Curling Club, future goals and objectives, school and community involvement and athletic activities.
  • Two [2] Letters of Reference supporting information in Letter of Application.
  • Grade 11 final transcript and current Grade 12 transcript of marks.

Completed application packages must be submitted on/before the deadline to:
Kamloops Curling Club
700 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B6

Kamloops Honda Bursary

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One $500 Bursary will be awarded to a graduating student from St. Ann’s Academy who has been admitted to TRU, and who can demonstrate financial need and community / school involvement.

Criteria:
Applicants must meet these criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Academic standing of ‘C+’ or better
  • Attending TRU next year (any academic, career or trades program)
  • Evidence of community and/or school involvement

Application Procedure:
To apply, students must provide the following:
1. Completed SAA Application Form
2. Cover letter that shows evidence of the following:

  • Community and/or school involvement
  • Academic standing of C+ or better
  • Admission to TRU program (attach a copy of the admission letter)
  • Indication of future education interests
  • Demonstrate of financial need

Completed applications must be received in the St. Ann’s Academy Student Services office by 3:00 pm on the deadline day stated above.

Kamloops Kappa Sigma Alumni Scholarship

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For male students planning to attend Thompson Rivers University.

Contact:  Jeremy @ Kappa Signma Alumni

Application Procedure: Applicants must provide the following:

  • Letter of introduction (500 – 1000 words) describing yourself and your achievements in school or the community that demonstrate your commitment to one or more of the Four Pillars of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
  • Official copy of your most recent transcript.
  • Letter of reference from a school faculty member or an individual in the community.
  • Proof of registration at Thompson Rivers University (required for receipt of award).
  • Completed applications can be faxed to Jeremy at 250-372-3467 by June 15.

 

Selection Basis: Applicants must:

  • Be a male graduating student.
  • Demonstrate community and/or school involvement.
  • Have an academic standing of C+ or better.
  • Be attending Thompson Rivers University full time in the Fall Semester.

The recipient will be chosen by a selection committee consisting of the Alumnus Advisors to the Omicron Theta Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at TRU.

Kamloops Minor Hockey Association Scholarships

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Kamloops Minor Hockey – JOAN WRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP   $500.00

Kamloops Minor Hockey – KIRBY KENNEDY BURSARY   $500.00

Kamloops Minor Hockey – RANDY LINDROS BURSARY   $ 500.00

 

Information and applications available on the website:

http://www.kamloopsminorhockey.com/default.aspx?p=scholarships

Kamloops World Curling Society Scholarship

The Kamloops World Curling Society Scholarship was established through legacy funds from the hosting of the 1998 Ford Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships held in Kamloops.

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Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment and service to the sport of curling.
  • Demonstrated success in educational pursuit.
  • Must be continuing their education at a post-secondary institution in BC.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, students must submit the following:

  • A typed Letter of Application outlining how the applicant meets the criteria for this award.
  • Two [2] Letters of Reference supporting information in Letter of Application.
  • Grade 11 final transcript and current Grade 12 transcript of marks.

Completed application packages must be submitted on/before the deadline to:
Kamloops Curling Club
700 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B6

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