Student Scholarships Bursaries & Awards Handbook 2012/2013 - Stikine Scholarship Committee Telephone: (250) 771-4440 Fax: (250) 771-4441

 
Student Scholarships Bursaries & Awards Handbook 2012/2013 - Stikine Scholarship Committee Telephone: (250) 771-4440 Fax: (250) 771-4441
Student Scholarships
Bursaries & Awards Handbook
          2012/2013

        School District #87 (Stikine)

      Stikine Scholarship Committee

        Telephone: (250) 771-4440
           Fax: (250) 771-4441
            Revised March 22, 2013
Table of Contents

Summary of Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Available ……………          page 1

Stikine Teachers’ Association Scholarship…………………………………..               page 3

Dogwood District/Authority (District Scholarship)………………………             page 4

Stikine District Bursary……………………………………………………….                         page 6

Leslie Swann Scholarship……………………………………………………..                         page 7

Law 12 Scholarship- Harris and Company…………………………………                    page 8

£ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship………………………………………………...                     page 9

Canadian Union of Public Employees (C.U.P.E.)………………………….               page 10

Stikine Fine Arts Scholarship………………………………………………...                     page 11

Additional Scholarships & Bursaries……………………………………..                    page 13

Larry Ozero Memorial Bursary…………………………………………….                         page 14

B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU)………………              page 18

B.C. Superintendents’ Association…………………………………………..                    page 19

Northern Healthcare Education Scholarship……………………………….                 page 20

School Plant Officials Association of British Columbia Bursary…………     page 22

Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship Award……………………              page 26

BCSSA Apple Technology Scholarship……………………………………..                     page 28

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship………………………………..                 page 29

Public Guardian and Trustee of BC…………………………………………                      page 30

Stikine Scholarship and Awards Application Form………………………               page 31

General Tips on Scholarships and writing letters of application………..   page 32
Summary of District
                        Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards
                                   Available

Stikine Teachers’ Association Scholarship - $ 500.00
     • Student must have attended a Stikine School for a minimum of 3 years
     • Student must submit a 500 word essay
     • Based on Grade standing (grade 11 & 12 )

Dogwood District/Authority Award
   • District Award - $500.00
     (As per criteria of Committee)
   • District Scholarship - $500.00
     This additional $500.00 is available to the student when he/she enrolls in a full-
     time program at an approved post-secondary institution before September of the
     year following graduation

Stikine District Bursary - $500.00
   • For a student strong or talented in non-academic areas, such as music, art, shop,
      business education, etc. and enrolled in a post secondary institution.

Leslie Swann Scholarship - $300.00
     • Applicants pursuing Accounting and/or Business Education Programs

Law 12 Scholarship - Harris and Company - $200.00
    • Applicant must preferably have completed Law 11 or 12
    • Student demonstrates he/she excels in this course of study
    • Applicant intends to enroll at a recognized post-secondary institute.

Canadian Union of Public Employees-C.U.P.E. (local 3234) Bursary - $500.00
    • For students interested in pursuing non-teaching careers and occupations
    • Applicants must submit a 500 word essay regarding the students chosen field
    • Students must graduate from grade 12

Stikine Fine Arts Scholarship - $500.00
     • This scholarship was established to recognize students who have shown a talent
       in fine art during their high school career and who want to purse post secondary
       education. A portfolio of work is required along with other criteria that must be
       met.

£ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship - $300.00
     • This scholarship was established by Louise Framst and is for a student of Tahltan
       descent who has de3monstrated achievement in all areas: academics, athletics,
       art and citizenship in home and community.
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Additional Scholarship & Bursary Opportunities

    • Larry Ozero Memorial Bursary
    • B.C. Government and Services Employees Union (BCEGU)
    • British Columbia School Superintendents’ Association
    • Northern Healthcare Education Scholarship
    • BC Association of Health- Care Auxiliaries Scholarship
    • School Plant Officials Association of British Columbia Bursary
    • BC Government and Service Employees’ Union

      Please contact the above organizations directly for the most recent information
      concerning criteria, how to apply and submission dates.

              Important information for candidates

Most of the listed scholarships and bursaries ask for supporting documentation. If
applying for more than one scholarship each scholarship requires a separate
application. The scholarship Committee expects that each candidate will submit the
following as evidence of supporting documentation:

         Transcript of grades received to date for grades 11 and 12 (copies of report
         cards or Ministry transcripts / verification reports)

         •Letters of support from teachers, community members or leaders.
         •Essays which support why the candidate is applying for a particular
         scholarship or bursary (a different essay, written by the student, for each
         scholarship or bursary applied for).

      The Committee further suggests that candidates pay close attention to the criteria
      and / or requirements and any considerations for each award they apply for.
      Applications may be rejected if supporting documentation is not provided.

      If in doubt with how to proceed please ask your principal or a teacher for
      assistance.

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Stikine Teachers’ Association Scholarship

Background and General Information:

The Stikine Teachers’ Association Scholarship of $500.00 will be awarded to a Stikine
student based on his/her grade standing (grades 11 and 12), regardless of the type of
educational program the student was enrolled in. Trades and academic programs are
equally valued.

Candidates wishing to apply should consider the following:

Criteria / Requirements:

     • The candidate’s parents/guardians must reside in the Stikine.
     • There must be no unsatisfactory grade registered in any of the subjects for grades
       11 and 12.
     • Candidate must enter a post-secondary institution by September of the following
       year ( i.e. student who receives scholarship in June of 2013 must enter post-
       secondary training by September of 2014)

How to Apply

     • Complete the Stikine Scholarship, Bursaries, and Awards Application Form at
       the end of this document.
     • Ensure that you meet all the preceding requirements (be prepared to show
       proof).
     • Candidate must submit an essay of no more than 500 words outlining his/her
       plans for the future ( i.e. student must show a real interest in the scholarship and
       demonstrate that in fact they will be needing / continuing onto post-secondary
       training.)
     • Candidate must provide transcripts of grades for course work completed in
       grades 11 and 12.
     • Attach supporting documentation to the application form and mail or fax by the
       deadline, June 01, 2013 to the Stikine Scholarship Committee.

Considerations:

     • Student contribution to the community and school will be considered after essay
       and academic considerations.

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Dogwood District/Authority Award (District Scholarship)

Background and General Information:

    • Each District will be allotted Dogwood District/Authority Awards are based on
      1% of its September 30 grade 12 enrollment. Stikine receives one. The
      disbursement of this award is as follows:
   • Each qualifying candidate receives a $500.00 cheque, and a $500.00 voucher.
   • A student can redeem their voucher within five (5) years from September 30 of
       their graduating year.
    • Validated vouchers, which verify that the candidate is enrolled in and attending
      a full program in a bona fide post-secondary institution will be processed by the
      examinations branch. The award amount will be sent directly to the student at
      the address listed on the validated voucher. The Ministry of Finance and
      Corporate Relations issues these award cheques.

Criteria / Requirements:
A student must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident (landed immigrant)
    • Not have won a Provincial or District Scholarship in the past
    • Be enrolled in a British Columbia public school (including Distance Education
      and Continuing Education Students, Satellite Program.
    • Students attending independent or Catholic schools must apply through the
      Federation of the Independent Schools Association, not the district
    • Display superior achievement in his/her chosen field(s). (District criteria may
      also include such factors as attendance, punctuality, work habits and
      cooperation)
    • Fulfill the graduation requirements of either the Grade 12 Graduation Program
      or the Adult Education Program by August 1, 2013

How to Apply:

    • Complete Stikine Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards Application Form at the
      end of this document.

    • Attach supporting documentation to the application form and mail or fax by the
      deadline, June 01, 2013 to the Stikine Scholarship Committee.

Considerations:

    • The District Scholarship Committee may request a display of student projects, an
      oral report in front of the committee, or a demonstration of a skill. The

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procedures chosen will ensure that the candidate has attained a high standard of
      achievement.

    • This display will be based on the applicants’ ‘chosen field’. The type of display
      will be announced once the application form has been received.

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The Stikine District Bursary

Background and general Information:

    • The Stikine District Bursary was established by the Board of School Trustees to
      assist students who have non-academic interests but wish to further their
      education. The Bursary awarded annually is in the amount of $500.00.

    • Interested applicants should consider the following when applying:

Criteria/ Requirements:

    • The candidate’s parents/guardians must reside in the Stikine

    • You must have attended a school in School District #87 (Stikine) up to, and
      including, grade 10.

    • You must enroll in a post-secondary program.

How to Apply:

    • Complete Stikine Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards Application Form at the
      end of this document.

    • Attach proof of attendance up to grade 10 at a school in School District #87
       (Stikine).

    • Attach supporting documentation to the application form and mail or fax by the
      deadline, June 01, 2013 to the Stikine Scholarship Committee.

Considerations:

    • The successful candidates sends a copy of registration at a post-secondary
      institution to the Stikine Scholarship Committee, School District # 87 (Stikine),
      P.O. Box 190, Dease Lake B. C. VOC 1LO. (The money will be held in trust until
      September of 2014).

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The Leslie Swann Scholarship

Background and general Information:

The Leslie Swann Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Leslie Swann who
worked for School District #87 (Stikine) in Business Administration. The intent of the
scholarship is to recognize a student who is entering the field of business. The
scholarship which is awarded annually, is valued at $300.00.

     • Interested applicants should consider the following when applying:

Criteria/ Requirements:

     • The candidate’s parents/guardians must reside in the Stikine

     • Must have attended a school in School District #87 (Stikine) up to, and including,
       grade 10.

     • Achieves a letter grade of C+ or better with no course failures.

     • Enrolls in a post-secondary training program (i.e. CGA or CMA) or a post-
       secondary institution majoring in Business Administration or an affiliated area
       such as accounting.

How to Apply:

     • Complete Stikine Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards Application Form at the
       end of this document.

     •    Attach proof of attendance up to grade 10 at a school in School District #87
          (Stikine).

     • Attach supporting documentation to the application form and mail or fax by the
        deadline, June 01, 2013 to the Stikine Scholarship Committee.

Considerations:

     • The successful candidate writes a letter of appreciation indicating marks and a
       personal history to Maxine Swann, Suite 1012-755th Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta
       T2G 5B4

     •   The successful candidate sends a copy of registration at a post-secondary
         institution to the Stikine Scholarship Committee, School District # 87 (Stikine),
         P.O. Box 190, Dease Lake B. C. VOC 1LO. (the money will be held in trust until
         September of 2014).
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Law 12 Scholarship - Harris and Company

Background and General Information

The Law 12 Scholarship- Harris and Company awards a Stikine Student for excelling in
and successfully completing Law 11 or 12. It encourages students to enter into Law or a
Law related field upon graduation from high school. $200.00 will be awarded to the
successful candidate. In the event that a Law 11 or 12 courses are not offered the
Scholarship committee will consider an alternate course.

     • Interested applicants should consider the following when applying:

Criteria/ Requirements:

     • The candidate’s parents/guardians must reside in the Stikine

     • Must have attended a school in School District #87 (Stikine) up to, and including,
       grade 10.

     • Applicant must have successfully completed Law 11 or 12.

     • Applicant demonstrates excellence in this field.

     • Applicant intends to enroll at a recognized post-secondary institution.

How to Apply:

     • Complete Stikine Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards Application Form at the
       end of this document.

     • Attach proof of attendance up to grade 10 at a school in School District #87
        (Stikine).

     • Attach supporting documentation to the application form and mail or fax by the
        deadline, June 01, 2013 to the Stikine Scholarship Committee.

Considerations:

     • The successful candidates sends a copy of registration at a post-secondary
       institution to the Stikine Scholarship Committee, School District # 87 (Stikine),
       P.O. Box 190, Dease Lake B. C. VOC 1LO. (The money will be held in trust until
       September of 2013).

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£ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship

Background and General Information:

The £ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship was established by Louise Framst as a ‘keet' for those
who contributed to the Tahltan Cookbook series (see list at end of this document). The
scholarship is to go to a student of Tahltan descent who has demonstrated achievement
in all areas: academics, athletics, art and citizenship in home and community. The
scholarship is to be awarded annually and is for the amount of $300.00. Note: More than
one scholarship may be given out in a year.

Interested students should consider the following when applying:

Criteria / Requirements

    •   Is of Tahltan descent
    •   Enrolls in a post-secondary program
    •   Students enrolled in Grade 12 or a post-secondary program are welcome to
        apply

How to apply:

•   Fill out the Stikine Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Form;

•   Attach a document which:
          • Traces Tahltan ancestry
          • Includes an essay of 500 words or less, discussing the meaning of £ãni Etiè
              and how it applies to them, stressing all-round personal development.

•   Attach supporting documentation to the application form and mail or fax by the
    deadline, June 1, 2013 to the Stikine Scholarship Committee.

Considerations:

    1. The successful candidate(s) writes a letter of appreciation, indicating personal
       achievement and a photograph, which will become part of a permanent record.
       Send to: Louise Framst, 3041 Bona Dea Drive, Prince George, BC V2N 5L1
       250-964-4158

    2. The successful candidate(s) sends a copy of registration at a post-secondary
       institution to the Stikine Scholarship Committee, School District #87 (Stikine),
       Box 190, Dease Lake, BC VOC 1LO. Monies will be held in trust until September
       2014

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Canadian Union Of Public Employees (local 3234) Bursary(C.U.P.E.)

Background and General Information:

   •    The C.U.P.E. Bursary of $500.00 will be awarded to a Stikine student who is
        interested in pursuing a career or occupation in a field other than academic
        education (i.e. trades, technology, business, etc.).

Criteria/ Requirements:

       • The candidate’s parents/guardians must reside in the Stikine

       • Candidate must have attended a school in School District #87 (Stikine) up to, and
         including, grade 9.

       • Candidate must enter a post-secondary institution by September of the following
         year (i.e. student who receives scholarship in June of 2013 must enter post-
         secondary training by September of 2014).

How to Apply

       • Complete Stikine Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards Application Form at the
         end of this document.

       • Attach proof of attendance up to grade 9 at a school in School District #87
         (Stikine).

       • Candidate must submit an essay of no more than 500 words outlining his/her
         plans for the future ( i.e. student must show a real interest in the scholarship and
         demonstrate that in fact they will be needing / continuing onto post-secondary
         training).

       • Attach supporting documentation to the application form and mail or fax by the
         deadline, June 4, 2013 to the Stikine Scholarship Committee.

Considerations:

       • The successful candidates sends a copy of registration at a post-secondary
         institution to the Stikine Scholarship Committee, School District # 87 (Stikine),

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P.O. Box 190, Dease Lake B. C. VOC 1LO. (The money will be held in trust until
      September of 2014).

                           Stikine Fine Arts Scholarship

Background and General Information:

    • The Stikine Fine Arts Scholarship of $500.00 will be awarded to a Stikine student
       based on his/her grade standing in all Fine Arts courses during grades 8 – 12 as
       well as an original portfolio of work.

    • Candidates wishing to apply should consider the following:

Criteria / Requirements:

    • The candidate’s parents/guardians must reside in the Stikine.
    • There must be no unsatisfactory grade registered in any grade 11 or 12 subject.
    • Must have attended a school in School District #87 (Stikine) up to, and including,
      grade 10.
    • The candidate must provide a portfolio of original art work [a minimum of seven
      (7) pieces originals, slides, photographs, PowerPoint presentation, video of work,
      CD or DVD] to the committee accompanied by a letter, written and signed, by a
      teacher who is familiar with the student’s art work. Copies of other artistic works
      are not acceptable.
    • Candidate must enter a post-secondary institution by September of the following
      year (i.e. the student who receives this scholarship in June of 2013 must enter
      post-secondary training by September of 2014)

How to Apply

    • Complete the Stikine Scholarship, Bursaries, and Awards Application Form at
      the end of this document.
    • Attach proof of attendance up to grade 10 at a school in School District #87
        (Stikine).
    • Ensure that you meet all the preceding requirements (be prepared to show
      proof).
    • Candidate must submit a written statement of no more than 500 words outlining
      his/her plans for the future (i.e. student must show a real interest in the
      scholarship and demonstrate that in fact they will be needing / continuing onto
      post-secondary training).
    • Candidate must provide transcripts of grades for course work completed in
      grade 11 and 12.

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• Attach supporting documentation to the application form and mail or fax by the
      deadline, June 1, 2013 to the Stikine Scholarship Committee.

Considerations:

    • Artistic contribution to the school or community will be considered after written
      statement and academic considerations.

    • The successful candidate must send a copy of registration at a post-secondary
      institution to the Stikine Scholarship Committee, School District # 87 (Stikine),
      P.O. Box 190, Dease Lake B. C. VOC 1LO. (The money will be held in trust until
      September of 2014).

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Additional Scholarship & Bursary Opportunities

Applications to these scholarships are made
directly to the individual/group named on
 the scholarship. Please check the website
           for current information.

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LARRY OZERO MEMORIAL BURSARY

DESCRIPTION

An annual bursary has been established by the Northern Interior Branch of the British Columbia
School Trustees' Association to honor the memory of Larry Ozero for his contributions as a
business official to the British Columbia public education system. The purpose of this bursary is to
provide financial support to students graduating from a school of Northern Interior Branch Boards.
It is intended that award applicants will have combined high academic achievement with a strong
involvement in their school and/or community. The award recipient must enroll in the University
of Northern British Columbia.

AMOUNT OF AWARD

$500.00

NUMBER OF AWARDS: 1 (One)

ELIGIBILITY

1. Candidates must be graduating from secondary schools of member boards of Northern Interior
   Branch of the BCSTA. The following school districts are member boards: SD No. 57, 59, 60,
   81, 87 and 91.

2. Candidates must show a high record of academic achievement over the last two years of
   secondary school.

3. Candidates must demonstrate strong involvement in school and/or community activities. A
   written summary describing the type and extent of involvement is required. A minimum of one
   and not more than three testimonial letters substantiating the candidate's involvement is
   required.

4. Financial need will be considered where two or more applicants have equal academic ability.

5. The following representatives of the Northern Interior Branch will make the final selection of
   the candidate: President, Vice-President and Education Committee Chairperson.

6. Successful candidates must enroll in the University of Northern British Columbia in the year
   following graduation. A letter asking for a one-year extension will be considered.

7. Applications should be received before June 1, 2013 and mailed to :

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Larry Ozero Memorial Bursary
                                        c/o Secretary-Treasurer
                                School District No. 57 (Prince George)
                          2100 Ferry Avenue, Prince George, B.C. V2L 4R5

                              Please use application form attached

             LARRY OZERO MEMORIAL BURSARY ($500.00)
                                      APPLICATION FORM

Name:

Address:

Home Phone No:                                                     S.I.N.:

School:

Address:

SELECTION CRITERIA:

   1. Candidates must be graduating from secondary schools of member boards of the Northern
      Interior Branch of the British Columbia School Trustees’ Association.

   2. Candidates must show a high record of academic achievement over the last two years of
      secondary school. (Please have Section #2 completed by your school).

   3. Candidates must demonstrate strong involvement in school and/or community activities. A
      written summary describing the type and extent of involvement is required. A minimum of one
      and not more than three testimonial letters substantiating the candidate’s involvement is required.
      Please fill out Section #1 below.

   4. Financial need must be considered where two or more applicants have equal academic ability.

   5. The final selection of the candidate will be made by the following representatives of the Northern
      Interior Branch: President, Vice-President and Education Committee Chairperson.

   6. Successful candidates must enroll in the University of Northern British Columbia in the year
      following graduation. A letter asking for a one-year extension will be considered.

   7.     Please outline, separately, your education plans and provide any further information that might
          be useful to the Awards Committee. Emphasize special circumstances or qualifications not
          already noted on this form. A typewritten response is preferred.

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SECTION #1

Career Ambition:
Program of Study:
Other Plans:
Activities:
Community:
School:
Offices Held:

SECTION #2                  THIS SECTION IS FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
                    Schools are requested to complete this page on behalf of each applicant.
                     The Principal’s signature will attest to the accuracy of the information.

Name:

                                                 GRADE 11
                                   Subject                     Final Grade            %
                     English 11
                     Social Studies 11
                     Math 11 (specify course)
                     Science 11 (specify course)

                                                 GRADE 12
                             Subject                        Final/Current Grade              %
                English 12 or Communications 12

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Calculation of Grade Point Average
    1. Thirteen courses are used to calculate G.P.A. – including required ones listed.
    2. The calculation of the G.P.A. must include 3 additional courses numbered “12”.
    3. Use final grades whenever possible (e.g. Grade 12 semester).
    4. Use midterm grades or information available at last reporting period (e.g. Term 2).
    5. Use the following values for calculating G.P.A.:       A=7, B=6, C+=5, C=4, P=3
    6. All candidates with a 7.00 G.P.A. must provide percentages for the best 13 courses required for graduation.
    7. For the 7.00 G.P.A. candidates only – using the best 3 provincially examinable subjects, calculate the
        average percentage.

        Average Percentage                               Grade Point Average

Student has fulfilled graduation requirements

Transcript certified correct:
                                                             Principal’s Signature

                    Applications should be received before June 1, 2013 and mailed to:

                                      Larry Ozero Memorial Bursary
                                           c/o Secretary-Treasurer
                                    School District No. 57 (Prince George)
                                             2100 Ferry Avenue
                                       Prince George, BC V2L 4R5

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B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCEGU):

Description:

The BCEGU offers ten $2000.00 - 3000.00 scholarships awards each year to students who
are BCEGU members or relatives of BCGEU members or staff,

Who is eligible:

     • Members of the BCGEU in good standing are eligible to apply.
     • Relatives of BCGEU members or staff in good standing or relatives of deceased
       or retried members are eligible to apply. Definition of a relative: a spouse of
       same or opposite sex, parent, child, including a step-child or foster child, brother,
       sister or grandchild.
     • Applicants must be registering in a full-time or part-time post-secondary
       program at a Canadian education institution that is listed with HRSDC Canada (
       www.hrsd.cgc.ca,click “CanLearn,ca”) in 2013. Winners will not be awarded
       money until proof of post-secondary registration is received.
     • For students with special needs who have an IEP (Individual Education Plan)
       you have the choice of submitting your essay as per the criteria or alternatively,
       you can submit in DVD format, video ( i.e. acting/skit) or audio (reading). It
       must be at least 15 minutes in length.
     • Previous BCGEU scholarhip winners and Members of Unions affiliated with the
       BCGEU are NOT eligible to apply.

For further information please visit:
http://www.bcgeu.ca/member_resources_scholar

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B.C. School Superintendents Association

Description:

The B.C. School Superintendents Association will award six scholarships in the amount
of $1000.00 each to students who graduate from B.C. public schools in 2013 to enter the
field of teacher education.

Applicants will be judged on academic excellence, as indicated on certified graduation
certificates, and demonstrate exemplary leadership and service within the school and
community. Two letters of reference will be required affirming the students
achievement and efforts to improve the quality of life for children through volunteer
work or other activities. In addition applicants must submit a 700 word essay
addressing topics in education outlined further outlined on the BCSSA website.
Successful applicants will be notified no later than April 20 of each year (this date may
vary). Please contact BSSSA at (604) 687-0590 with any questions.

For further information please visit: http://www.bcssa.org/scholarships.html

     • All applications must be submitted on or before March of any given year
       (deadline may vary) to:

                             BCSSA Grade 12 Essay Scholarships
                             Suite #208, 1118 Homer Street
                             Vancouver BC V6B 2X6

The following information must be included with your application form:

     • A completed application form
     • Your essay (double-spaced)
     • Two letters of reference
     • Official school copy of your Transcript of Grades to date

Only completed applications will be accepted for the scholarship selection process.
Please ensure your package contains the required information and documents.

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Northern Healthcare Education Scholarship

Purpose

The Healthcare Education Scholarship provides financial support to northern students
enrolled in undergraduate health care education programs at a post-secondary
institution in BC. The scholarship is targeted to students registered in a health sciences
degree or diploma program.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to receive this scholarship, applicants must:

     • Have completed or be completing their grade 12 at a public or private school
       located within the geographic boundaries of Northern Health
     • Be registered in a health sciences degree or diploma program
     • Be intending to work within the geographic boundaries of Northern Health upon
       Graduation

Application

To apply for the scholarship, an applicant provides:

    • A copy of his/her secondary school transcripts
    • A current copy of registration form showing enrollment in one of the education
      programs shown above
    • A written statement (two page maximum) demonstrating the applicant’s history
      of commitment to Northern communities through past or current community
      leadership or volunteer activities

For further information please visit: http://spiritofthenorth.ca/about/

The application deadline is June 17 (Date may vary) of each year. Complete
applications can be forwarded to:

              Canfor/Spirit of the North Healthcare Education Scholarship
                      Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation
                                  1475 Edmonton Street
                                   Prince George, B.C.
                                        V2M 1S2

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Selection Criteria

Successful applicant(s) are chosen by the following criteria:

   • Applicants satisfy all eligibility requirements
   • Academic achievement
   • Demonstrated commitment to northern communities

Adjudication

An adjudication committee is composed of one representative from the following
organizations:

    • The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation
    • Northern Healthcare
    • The College of New Caledonia, Northern Lights College or Northwest
       Community College
    • A school district within the geographic boundaries of Northern Health
    • The University of Northern British Columbia

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SPOA BC BURSARIES

The School Plant Officials Association of British Columbia is pleased to again offer four
$600.00 bursaries to graduates of the 2012/2013 school year. Our association is
comprised of administrative and management personnel of school districts who are
responsible for construction, maintenance and custodial services, etc.

These bursaries are offered to secondary students completing their grade 12 year who
will enter a recognized post secondary educational institution in the 2013/2014 term.
Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or special needs.

Preference will be given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or
building technology. Should there not be suitable applications received in these fields,
students in other courses of study will be considered, however, all applicants MUST
be dependents of school district employees in the school plant area (i.e.
Maintenance or Custodial).

Application forms, available from your school Counselor or your district's Maintenance
SPOA BC member, are to be completed in full and submitted to:

                           SPOA BC Bursary Committee

    Glenn Miller, Co-Chair                       John Garossino, Co-Chair
School District No. 61 (Victoria)            School District #82 (Coast Mountain)
      491 Cecelia Road                               3211 Kenney Street
         Victoria, BC                                    Terrace, BC
           V8T 4T4                                         V8G 3E9

    The deadline for receipt of Bursary applications is April 30 (Date may vary)

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2013 SPOA BC BURSARY APPLICATION
                                                   (Please Print)

Applicant's Name

                                    surname                                 given names
Postal Address

                                    street                           city                     postal code
Home Phone Number           (      )
                                   (area code)
Secondary School Attended                                            in School District # ___(                  )
                                                                                            S.D. # & name of
area
Contact Person at School                                              School Phone # (       )
                                                                                            (area code)
A.     FAMILY INFORMATION

       Parent / Guardian _______________________ Job Title:
       (Must be a School Plant employee, i.e. Maint. or Custodial)

       Parent works for School District # ___ (                                                                 )
                                                  #                         (name of area)
       or for affiliated College: _______________________________________________

   ____ (# of dependents in family) & ____ (# of dependents enrolled in post-sec.
education)
       Family's total yearly income from all sources:
                                 less than $ 40,000                   $ 70,001 - $ 80,000
                                 $ 40,001 - $ 50,000                  $ 80,001 - $ 90,000
                                 $ 50,001 - $ 60,000                  $ 90,001 - $100,000
                                 $ 60,001 - $ 70,000                  more than $100,001

       Note any special circumstances in your family that impact your need for bursary funds.

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B.   POST SECONDARY EDUCATION INFORMATION:

     Post Secondary Education Institution you plan to attend next year

     Program of studies to be undertaken

     Ultimate ambition/occupation

     Years of education required to reach occupational goal
                                                                                    cont’d. on pg. 2
     over…

C.   SCHOLASTIC RECORD

     List Grade 11 and 12 subjects taken with final or most recent marks achieved: (please provide
     certified transcript of marks)

                                             Mark (% or                                           Mark (% or
              Grade 11 Subjects             letter grade)              Grade 12 Subjects         letter grade)

D.   SUPPORT DATA

     Please provide following information with your application: check ()to indicate enclosed
             Certified transcript of secondary school marks to date.
             Letter of recommendation from senior secondary school representative.
             Copy of post-secondary institution entrance application receipt.
             Brief hand-written note outlining:
             i)    your involvement in school, community and family
             ii) why you should receive one of our bursaries.
             Date of Awards Ceremony for Grade 12's:
      .

E.   APPLICANT'S DECLARATION

     I hereby declare the information given in answer to all bursary application questions is true and
     complete in all respects.

Applicant signature                                                date
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I hereby declare I have read the information provided herein and, to the best of my knowledge, judge
    it to be correct.

            Parent/Guardian signature)                                         date

Please return completed application form with enclosures to:
      Glenn Miller, Co-Chair                               John Garossino, Co-Chair
  School District No. 61 (Victoria)                    School District #82 (Coast Mountain)
        491 Cecelia Road                                       3211 Kenney Street
           Victoria, BC                                            Terrace, BC
             V8T 4T4                                                 V8G 3E9

   The deadline for receipt of Bursary applications is April 30 (Date may vary)

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Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship Award
This Award may be presented annually to a deserving High School student in British Columbia to assist in
completing their Private Pilot’s License. The student will have shown an interest in Aviation and will have
demonstrated a commitment to complete Private Pilot training. The application for the Award is to be
supported in writing by a PCTIA accredited or registered Flight Training school in British Columbia.

Award Criteria:
   1. The scholarship fund is set up to be awarded annually, if the BCAC determines that a suitable
       application has been submitted.
   2. The intent is to help a young, serious student with their fixed or rotary Private Pilot License only.
   3. Student must show some commitment to training and finishing, such as showing a dedicated
       interest in aviation, a commitment to complete the program, completed ground school and/or
       completed a minimum of 10 hours of flight training.
   4. The application must include a letter of recommendation from a PCTIA accredited or registered
       flight school advising on candidate’s potential to complete the program.
   5. The application must be supported by a BCAC Member in good standing (either a flight school or
       individual BCAC Member).
   6. Student to be between ages 16-19.
   7. Student must provide need/reasoning for financial assistance.

 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING MONETARY AWARD. Applications
 must be received no later than March 31, 2013. The BCAC Awards committee will review
 applications and, if a winner is chosen, make recommendations for approval by the BCAC Board. The
 winner, if any, will be announced on June 15, 2013 and flying training can commence shortly after
 that. The Award will be formally presented at the BCAC Silver Wings Gala in October.
 PRIVATE PILOT - FLIGHT TRAINING --$5,000
 This Award may be presented annually to a deserving High School student in British Columbia to
 assist in completing their Private Pilot’s License. The student will have shown an interest in Aviation
 and will have demonstrated a commitment to complete Private Pilot training. The application for
 the Award is to be supported in writing by a PCTIA accredited or registered flight training school in
 British Columbia.

 Basic Nominating Criteria: -
     • For Private Pilot Licence training only.
     • High school or flight training academic standing. Mark(s)                       (attach mark
     transcripts - copy ok)
     • Application to include letter of recommendation from a PCITA accredited or registered flight
     school advising on
         candidate’s potential to
         complete the program.
     • Student will be recommended by a BCAC Member (either the flight school or Individual)
         • Student must show some commitment to training and finishing, such as showing a dedicated
         interest in aviation, a commitment to complete the program, completed ground school and/or
         completed a minimum of 10 hours of flight training.
     • Student to be between 16-19.
     • Student to provide a written narrative explaining need/reasoning for financial assistance.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA AVIATION COUNCIL

Please attach the necessary narrative and provide accurate
information with your application.
NOMINEE:

Name:
Address:

Tel:                                          Email

School:
Birth date:

Note: Applicant must attach a detailed narrative summary of the achievements and qualifications for
the award (200

– 400 words). Provide as much information as you can so the selection committee is better able to
render its final decision. The better your presentation the better opportunity you will have. This
narrative must be co-signed by the recommending flight school.

A statement from the applicant should also be included indicating why he/she should receive the
award.
Note: Funds will be paid to the flight school chosen by the Scholarship Recipient.

Nominator:                                                         Tel:
                        (print)

Email:

Signature:                                                         _Date:

Return application form to be received no later than March 31, 2013 via email, fax or mail to:

                      BC AVIATION COUNCIL, PO Box 31040 RPO Thunderbird, Langley, BC V1M 0A9
                                         Office: 604-278-9330;
                                          Fax: 604-278-8210;
                                  Email: info@bcaviationcouncil.org;
                                   Web: www.bcaviationcouncil.org

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The BCSSA Apple Technology Scholarship

 The BCSSA Apple Technology Scholarship and the BCSSA Grade 12 Essay Scholarship program
                        details have now been posted to the BCSSA
                  website: http://www.bcssa.org/resources/scholarships/

Grade 12 Essay Scholarship

The Grade 12 Essay Scholarship provides financial assistance to BC public school students
planning to pursue a teaching career. One scholarship winner will be chosen among finalists
from each of the BCSSA's six regional chapters by a committee of educators. The winner will
receive $1000, and the five finalists will receive $200 each. In addition to submitting an essay
(1000 words maximum), applicants must provide a transcript of grades and two letters of
reference attesting to school/community leadership.

The topic for the 2013 Grade 12 Essay Scholarship is "Technology as learning tool - How might
schools utilize technology effectively to enhance student learning?"

2013 Application Package:
   1. A completed application form
   2. Your essay (double-spaced) (Please also email a copy to laspinall@bcsa.org)
   3. Two letters of reference
   4. Official school copy of your Transcript of Grades to date

Applications must be received by BCSSA no later than April 5, 2013

Send to:

Grade 12 Essay Scholarship
#208-1118 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5

Only complete applications will be accepted for the scholarship selection process. Please
ensure your package contains the required information and documents.

Application form may be downloaded at www.bcssa.org

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Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

This $5,000 annual scholarship recognizes exceptional Grade 12 students planning to enter the
field of teaching. The PTES will be awarded to 20 graduating students intending to enter a BC
faculty of education program. This new scholarship will support outstanding students in
pursuing a career path in teaching. Scholarship winners will be awarded a $5,000 voucher to
redeem upon entrance to one of BC’s faculty of education programs. The scholarship’s first
eligible cohort of students will be graduating in the 2012/2013 school year.

Applications for this scholarship will be accepted this year up to March 31, 2013. Application
materials for students can be accessed at: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards/

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Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia

The Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund was established in June 1989.

The Fund was derived from the generous donations of three private benefactors. The
charitable intention of all three benefactors was to financially assist British Columbians in
pursuing educational development for their future careers. In establishing the Fund, the
government of British Columbia has attempted to reflect the charitable intentions of the
original benefactors.

Since 1989, the Fund has provided annual bursaries to individuals who meet the requirements
of the terms of the trust document and demonstrate a strong desire to develop a future career
path through their educational goals.

Eligibility:

An applicant must:
   • Be a former permanent ward of the Ministry of Social Services of British Columbia, its
       predecessor or successor, or have been in continuing custody of the British Columbia
       Ministry for Children and Families (Permanent ward or continuing custody means a
       child, who by court order, or under the provision of the Family Relations Act, was
       placed in the permanent or continuing custody of the Province of British Columbia. The
       custody order terminated when the child attained the age of 19 years, or was married
       prior to attaining the age of 19 years.);
   • Be at least 19 years of age within the calendar year in which the bursary application is
       made;
   • Be a high school graduate or equivalent currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a
       post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program;
   • Submit a completed current year application form;
   • Provide transcripts from the last year of school attended; and
   • Have other sources of funding for the educational year the bursary shall not be the sole
       means of support

How to Apply:

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR EACH YEAR IS APRIL 15TH. Applications received after
April 15th will NOT qualify for bursary consideration. Forward all completed applications to:

                                  Personal Trust Administrator
                                Public Guardian and Trustee of BC
                                  700-808 West Hastings Street
                                     Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3
                                      Phone: (604)660-0957

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Stikine Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards Application Form

Student’s Name      ___________________________________.

Home Address        ___________________________________.

Phone Number        ___________________________________.

School Name _________________________________________.

I am applying for the following Scholarships, Bursaries and or Awards.
(Please put an ‘X’ beside the ones you are applying for).

______        £ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship

______        Stikine Teachers’ Association Award and Scholarship

______        Stikine District Bursary

______        Leslie Swann Scholarship

______        Law 12 Scholarship-Harris and Company

______        C.U.P.E. (local 3234) Bursary

______        Dogwood District/Authority (District Scholarship)

______        Stikine Fine Arts Scholarship

Please attach all documentation and application requirements to this completed
application form and fax or mail to:

              Stikine Scholarship Committee
              School District #87 (Stikine)
              P.O. Box 190
              Dease Lake B.C. VOC 1LO
              Phone: (250) 771-4440
              Fax: (250) 771-4441

 Application and supporting documentation must be received by June 01, 2013
unless otherwise indicated.

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General Scholarship Tips

   •   Survey the range of scholarships available.

   •   Determine which scholarships are realistically available by consulting the
       application criteria and deadlines pertinent to each scholarship.

   •   Maintain a high Grade Point Average (GPA). Note those scholarships for which
       candidates are screened according to GPA. (In some cases the relevant GPA may
       be based on grades achieved in a specialty area over a two-year period.)

   •   Begin the application procedure early in the school year (September, or no later
       than October). The process of acquiring an application form, completing the
       form, gathering letters of reference and recommendations, and returning all
       relevant documents can take a considerable length of time. Remember that
       applications for out-of-province scholarships may take extra time to complete.

   •   Chart the scholarships for which you intend to apply, making special note of the
       deadlines for each. This exercise will help you establish your own personal
       timeline.

   •   Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Note those for which you can make
       one application for several scholarships and those for which you must apply
       individually.

   •   Apply for a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) if you do not have one.
       Recipients of scholarships are often required to have one.

   •   Prepare a letter of application early in the school year. Review and rewrite this
       letter a number of times throughout the year. In many cases, the initial screening
       of candidates will be based on the letter of application. Make sure you keep a
       copy of the letter for future reference.

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Writing Scholarship Letters of Application

The content of your letter should follow the format suggested by the individual
institution. Make certain that the letter is neat and legible and use 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper,
one side only. Include all relevant information, paying attention to details specified on
the application forms. Keep the tone of the letter businesslike - be straight forward and
concise. This letter should usually contain:

   •   a brief outline of your interests, hobbies, and activities;

   •   a brief summary of positions and offices held by you in school, youth
       organizations, and the community;

   •   a short statement of your purposes in seeking to attend a post-secondary
       institution;

   •   information concerning awards, scholarships, and prizes you have won in any
       field;

   •   Details of your employment in the last two years (including part-time and
       summer employment).

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