Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Eligibility (Basic Eligibility): 
Must be a Canadian secondary school student intending to begin university the following academic year; Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person who demonstrates superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context.
Description of Award: 
Students who have been nominated (SEE MS. MORABITO BY OCT 22 TO BE NOMINATED) by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award. The National Scholarship rewards original, creative and committed Canadian secondary school students. These are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities. Each year approximately ten students are named National Scholars (winners) and ten are named Arbor Scholars (runners-up).
The National Scholarship covers tuition, incidental and residence fees for up to four years of study. Finalists not designated as National Scholars receive Arbor Scholarships at a value of $7,500 in the first year and $1,500 per year for three additional years of undergraduate study. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.
Full Eligibility Requirements: 
Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • an original and creative thinker committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person currently in your final year of Canadian secondary school or first-year CEGEP
  • intending to begin university the following academic year
  • a National Book Award nominee or self-identify as meeting the criteria above


Wednesday, September 26, 2018


ScholarTree is still committed to helping reduce student debt in Canada by making scholarship more accessible. Most people don’t realise how many scholarships are awarded early in the school year. ScholarTree.ca has $997,500 worth of scholarships that are currently accepting applications. Students can find which scholarships are best fit for them by signing up at ScholarTree.ca.

To help with students prepare and transition to post-secondary life we have launched the ScholarTree Blog. University students write the blog because we want the information to be as relevant to current student life as possible. The main areas of focus for the blog are:
  1. Student Life: general advice and hacks
  2. Scholarship Tips
  3. Entrepreneurial Spotlight: stories about students starting their startup or not for profit
  4. How to: tips for applying and getting into prestigious programs

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Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
Deadline: October 6

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


There are over 30 Loran awards valued at up to $100,000 awarded across Canada. Potential candidates must exhibit :

  • strong academic performance over grade 11 (85% average or better)
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • excellent moral character and genuine commitment to serving others
  • ability to manage and lead others
  • determination and independent thinking
  • a willingness to take meaningful risks.
 APPLICATIONS at: apply.loranscholar.ca. Since you do not know if we will be sponsoring you please select "Applying to the direct pool " when you come across the following question:

Is your school planning to sponsor your application or are you applying to the direct pool (without sponsorship)? If you don’t know yet, don’t worry: you may return to your application and change your selection later.
SPONOSORSHIP DEADLINE: Print your application, place it in an envelope and submit to Ms. Morabito by October 5.
Central's scholarship committee will choose 3 candidates to sponsor by October 18.

DIRECT POOL DEADLINE: Missed the sponsorship deadline? You can mail your applications to Toronto for the direct pool by October 25.

Take a look at the  application overview and a sample application form. As in previous years, you will need to submit a transcript, ask a  teacher or community member to be  your reference and meet the October 5th deadline if you are seeking school sponsorship.

Find out more:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


There will be lots of scholarships posted on Burnaby Central's scholarship blog throughout the year! There are scholarships and bursaries for academics, applied skills, arts, athletics and financial need. Keep checking the blog or see Ms. Morabito in room A233 (PERIOD 3) for the scholarship that is right for you. You have nothing to lose and only FREE MONEY to gain! Good Luck !


  • TRANSCRIPTS are available with 2 days notice from the office. Complete a request form and submit.
  • REFERENCE LETTERS  -For the best reference letters please provide your references with 2 weeks notice and always use a Reference Letter Request Form. Pick up a few in room A233.
  • Check out the SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES to the right to register your profile and have suitable scholarship opportunities emailed directly to you!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


The Confratellanza Italo-Canadese Society is again offering several $1000 scholarships to eligible candidates for this year.  The scholarships are open to this year's graduating secondary school students planning to enrol in a post-secondary academic degree program.  To be eligible for this scholarship candidates must:

1) be of Italian origin i.e. as having at least one parent or grandparent of direct Italian descent
2) be living in a city or municipality within the 21-member GVRD
3) have an academic standing sufficient to qualify for entry into the post-secondary institution of their choice.

Application: Confratellanza Italo-Canadese


Monday, April 30, 2018


One of Youth Transforming Society’s goals is to promote community volunteerism among youth. To further this goal, we have created the YTS Scholarship for Community Service. These $1000 awards will recognize students for their dedication and commitment to selfless service in the community. We hope to continue to celebrate the achievements of young people who have created positive change. 

To be considered for this award, the applicant must be:
1. A graduating, grade 12 student attending secondary school in the Lower Mainland.
2. Attending a Canadian post-secondary institution on a full time basis beginning September 2018. Proof of acceptance may be requested.
3. Actively involved in voluntary pursuits of any kind (humanitarian, environmental, etc.).
4. Minimum academic average of 70%. Proof of average may be requested.

How To Apply:

1. Review the eligibility criteria, application steps, and information document.
2. Complete the application form. Click here to access the form.
3. Email us your resume detailing your volunteer experience, leadership work, and any other extracurricular activities to youthtransformingsociety@gmail.com. Title your document under your name (e.g. John Smith). Your application will be considered incomplete if you do not submit your resume by the deadline.

4. Send us a video of yourself answering the questions found below in bullet points. We ask that you email us a link to Google Drive, YouTube, or Dropbox from where we can directly download your video. Title your video under your name (e.g. John Smith). Please ensure your video is between 5-7 minutes.
– What challenges have you overcome when it comes to giving back, stepping outside of your comfort zone, and taking initiative? Please explain what steps you took to overcome these challenges.
– How do you feel when you think outside of yourself, and contribute to something bigger than you?
*PLEASE NOTE* – Send both your resume and link to your video in the same email. In the subject line of your email, please use the following format – “Your Name – YTS Scholarship.”