Sheila Carter
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Mar 01/19 Capilano's Entrance Awards
The new Capilano Community Leadership Awards (CCLA), valued at $2,500, recognize high school students who are entering the university with a strong academic standing, as well as leadership and volunteerism in the community. 

The premier entrance scholarships are the Capilano Excellence Scholarships (CAPX), valued at up to $40,000 each. Ten of these four year renewable scholarships are available to high school graduates who demonstrate excellence in academics and show leadership in their school and community. 

Full details on all of our entrance awards, including eligibility, is available at:

Mar 01/19 Deadline to Apply - New! Thompson Rivers University Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering Program 

​High School Admission Requirements:

1. BC Grade 12 (or equivalent). 
2. BC English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent). 
3. Pre-Calculus 12 with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent). 
4. Physics 12 with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent).
5. Chemistry 12 with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent). (You will still be considered for admission if you do not fulfill the Chemistry 12 requirements, however,  you may need to complete an extra Chemistry course) 
Applicants  must meet all entrance requirements. 
The deadline may be extended beyond March 1/19 program, space permitting.​
​For more information visit:

Thompson Rivers University Entrance Scholarships & Awards
Undergraduate entrance scholarships are available to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents who have not previously attended a college or university other than having completed up to 12 transferable university credits on a part-time basis.
Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships - deadline March 1
TRU Potential Entrance Award - deadline April 1
TRU Undergraduate Regional Entrance Awards - deadline April 1
TRU Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship - priority April 1, deadline July 31
Listing of all Entrance Awards (including Donor Awards)
TRU MBA Entrance Award (closed)
Ken Lepin Research Graduate Student Award - deadline August 15
Dr. Sherman Jen Graduate Entrance Award - deadline April 1
BC Graduate Scholarships - deadline Dec 1

Mar 11/19 Richmond Community Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are available to Richmond students who are entering a post-secondary institution directly after high school. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please call 604-270-4483 or email

Current Scholarships

  • Audrey Fricker Scholarship - Students who are affiliated with the Richmond Orchestra & Chorus Association, and are pursuing musical studies
  • Derek Dang and Dr. Margaret Yeung Scholarship – Any Post-Secondary
  • Pursuit, Including Academic, Vocational, and Apprenticeship Programs
  • Etta Demerse Scholarship – UBC, SFU, or Kwantlen
  • Kronier Family Scholarship – Community Involvement, Any Post-Secondary Pursuit, Including Vocational and Apprenticeship Programs
  • Michael Diston Memorial Scholarship – Fine Arts, General Arts (History, Social Sciences, Humanities), Apprenticeship Programs
  • RichCity Idol Scholarship – Performing Arts
  • Richmond Community Foundation Scholarship – Community Involvement
  • Richmond Sunset Rotary Art Scholarship – Visual or Performing Arts
  • Walter Wu Scholarship - Students who wish to compete in sports at a higher level, but require funding assistance to help them continue their post-secondary education while pursuing their goals as an elite athlete

There is no requirement for a specific grade average for any scholarship and students who are pursuing trade and diploma courses are encouraged to apply in addition to those undertaking degree studies. The criteria for all the above scholarships include the following:

  • A permanent Richmond resident
  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • Graduating, or have graduated within the past two years, from a secondary school in Richmond
  • Applying to an accredited post-secondary school
  • A demonstrated commitment to the community of Richmond
Along with your application, you will need to include 2 reference letters which you can upload at the end of your online application. The application allows you to apply for multiple scholarships at once, so be sure to select all for which you are eligible.

Notwithstanding the above, consideration will be given to those that demonstrate financial need. 

Apr 12/19 Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada (CMWAC) Bursary deadline

There are four (4) X $500 bursaries available to Gr 12 students in Vancouver and Richmond school districts who are going into full-time studies in any of the following fields: Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Counselling.

To be eligible, a student must:
  • ​Be experiencing financial hardship
  • Have graduated from Grade 12 by August 31 of the current year and be enrolled in full-time studies in any of the following fields: Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Counselling
    • ​​​​Note: Bursaries are awarded to the selected candidates only after their proof of enrollment or continuing studies letter have been received by CMWAC
  • ​​​Submit a copy of their latest report card
  • Complete the application form:
    • Describe any extracurricular activities, hobbies and/or volunteer history in a paragraph
    • In addition to describing career objectives, research interests, and how the CMWAC bursary program will meet your career goals, the personal statement (500-700 words) Include a resume
    • The Topic is “You(th) & Mental Health”
  • ​Provide two letters of recommendation
  • ​Available to attend the award ceremony at a fundraising event

For full details and the application form:

Apr 30/19 - The AFABC Youth Bursary application deadline. This $1000 bursary was established in 2014, with funding from the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and accepts applications from youth who have joined their family by legal adoption.
For more information , visit our bursaries webpage:

Apr 30/19 - The Howard Legacy Youth Fund application deadline. 
This $1000 bursary was established with a donation from Peggy Howard in 2012, and is made available to applicants who are current or former youth in care.

Jul 4/19 National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) Scholarships Application Deadline
Each year, the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers 6 scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers.
Entrants must be the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of members or retirees of the National Union's Component unions or its affiliates and who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis in 2019.  
All scholarships awarded will be based on the best 750- to1,000-word essay as listed below.  Essays will be marked on the basis of content and style.  The deadline for applications and essays is July 4, 2019, and scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted below.
Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship must be entering a field of study in health care, criminal justice, community services or policing.  The essay topic is — The importance of their field of study in either policing, criminal justice services, or health care in delivering public services to Canadians.
Scholarship for Indigenous Students
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students must identify as an Indigenous person. The essay topic — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Indigenous peoples.
Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students must identify as an LGBTQ2 student.  The essay topic is — The importance of trade unions in supporting the LGBTQ2 communities.
Scholarship for Students of Colour
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Students of Colour must identify as a person of colour. The essay topic is — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people of colour in Canada.
Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship must identify as a person with a disability. The essay topic is — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Tommy Douglas Scholarship
There are no other requirements, other than the general requirements above, for applying for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship. The essay topic is —
How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a country with a more just and equitable society.
Applicants are advised that the winners and winning essays will be publicized on our website, and their high school will be notified of their win.
For further information please phone 613-228-9800, or email

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Mar 1/2019 Tikkun Olam Youth Award
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Three years ago, Temple Sholom, a reform synagogue located at Oak at 57th Avenue in Vancouver, created the “Tikkun Olam Youth Award” to support the visionary efforts of young people (ages 13-18) working to foster change in their communities. Tikkun Olam, translated as “repair of the world,” is a Jewish commandment to contribute to the healing of our planet, be it working towards improving the environment, helping animals, supporting refugees, feeding the homeless, educating youth, promoting female empowerment, addressing cyber-bullying, etc.

There are two awards (a Builder’s Award and a Dreamer’s Award) with a combined value of $2,070. Any Jewish teen in the Lower Mainland may apply by March 1st, 2019.

To learn more about the award and the criteria for consideration, click this link:

Mar 11/19 RE/MAX of Western Canada 2019 Quest for Excellencequest-blue-690x310.jpg

Offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students graduating in 2019.

This program was established to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at

Mar 11/19 Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse League Annual Bursary In-School Application deadline

The Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse League is pleased to announce the annual $2,000 bursary for graduating Grade 12 students who are registered players in the U18 League.
Players must have good lacrosse ability, demonstrate good sportsmanship, hold a 2.5 minimum GPA, and give back to the sport of field lacrosse through coaching and/or refereeing.

Application packages must be received by Sunday, March 31, 2019. However, the in-school application deadline is Monday, March 11, 2019.

Mar 15/19 Daneen Skilling Scholarship deadline
This annual scholarship of $2,500 is offered by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC to support a worthy student pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety through post-secondary studies at a college or university in BC (BCIT, UBC, SFU, UVIC, UNBC, or Okanagan College) for the 2019-2020 year. An essay and submission of grades is also required.
For full details visit:

Mar 22/19 - WorksafeBC 14th Annual Student Safety Video Contest Submission Deadline
With the intention of raising awareness about workplace rights, Grades 8-12 students are invited to join the 2019 Worksafe BC Student Video Contest. Create a video that explores the theme, "You're the Employer: How do you keep your young workers safe?" Submit the video on or before March 22, 2019, Friday.
Winning student gets $1,000.00. Winning school receives $1,500.00. The student team which creates the best film will be awarded the Actsafe Aspiring Filmaker Award.

For details, send an email to and check

Mar 28/19 KPU Entrance Scholarship and Awards deadline.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers Major Entrance Scholarships and Awards of $5000 and $20,000 in addition to many donor funded entrance awards. For information and instructions for applying online see:

Apr 12/19 Indo Canadian Business Association of British Columbia (ICBABC) 2019 scholarship 

ICABC is proudly celebrating its 20th Annual Student “Achievement Awards” Banquet on May 10, 2019. Last year they were able to award 16 scholarships to a group of outstanding students. This year, they hope to be able to grant just as many, if not more scholarships, as thus the Scholarship Committee has been diligently raising funds since the banquet last May.


The application is accessible as an online fillable PDF document


The application requires students to also submit their complete transcripts and two reference forms. For students applying in the Sports Achievement Award or the Special Needs Award category, they will have to answer an additional essay in addition to the two essays all applicants will answer, as indicated on the application.


If applicants have further questions regarding the scholarship, they are welcome to email, or to contact

Mar 31/19 – Jonah Christensen Memorial Scholarship application deadline. This scholarship is for grade 12 students attending post-secondary school in the fall of 2019, and is based on a 750 word essay.  For further information, see:

Apr 15/19 Steveston Community Society for Steveston-London and R.A. McMath Secondary students who intends to pursue a post-secondary education in recreation. Priority consideration will be given to students who:

  • Have volunteered for the Steveston Community Society
  • Demonstrate strong leadership at school and in the community
  • Demonstrate a strong history of volunteerism at school and in the community
  • Are planning a career in recreation or similar field to benefit the community

Apr 15/19 2019 Carol Young ScholarshipCarol Young is a testament to success through hard work and perseverance. During her time at the Chamber she overcame adversity, but nonetheless grew as a leader in the Richmond community and was an inspiration to all staff who had the pleasure of working with her, and all Members who crossed her path over her quarter century at the Chamber. In 2014, Carol Young was honoured with the Ethel Tibbits Community Professional Award, a testament to her commitment to making Richmond a better place to live and work. 

This $2,500 scholarship is intended to recognize students who exemplify the traits which Carol lives by and to assist them in beginning their post-secondary journey, be it academic studies or the trades. 

The Carol Young Scholarship will be awarded to students who have overcome significant adversity in their lives. In spite of the challenges they have faced, they will have demonstrated improvement through their work ethic and have inspired fellow students. 

Apply following the details below or contact your Career Information Advisor for more information.

Carol Young Scholarship Program 2019 FINAL[1] (1).pdf

Aug 5/19 BCIT Entrance Awards are available to students who are planning to attend BCIT commencing April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.


Up to 25 BCIT President’s Entrance Awards, available only to current High School students
Valued up to $4,000 each.
Deadline: August 5, 2019
Over 125 additional BCIT Entrance Awards
Valued up to $6,000 each.
Deadlines: August 5, 2019 and/or January 6, 2020

More information about BCIT Entrance Awards and the application forms can be found at: