Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WELCOME BACK GRADS OF 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 4) for the scholarship that is right for you. You have nothing to lose and only FREE MONEY to gain! Good Luck !

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • 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!

$100 000 LORAN AWARD

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 9.
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, request a reference from a teacher or community member and meet the OCtober 9th deadline if you are seeking school sponsorship.

Find out more:

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

$1500 JEAN CIRIANI SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship recognizes graduating BC public school students who have displayed exemplary communication skills in the service of public organizations.

Criteria:

-Students must have a high academic standing in communication subjects and express an interest in furthering their education in communications

-Students must be graduating from a BC public school in the 2016-2017 school year

-Students must submit a completed application package

APPLICATION

DEADLINE: JUNE 16

$500 Sandra Elaine Scott-Phillips Community Service Award

The late Sandra Elaine Scott-Phillips served on the Board of Directors of the Jamaican/Canadian Cultural Association of BC for 10 years until her passing in August, 2012. Sandra also served on the board of the City of Surrey’s Diversity Advisory Committee. Sandra was the essence of compassion, duty, loyalty and spirituality. She valued community service and involvement. In honour and memory of Mrs. Scott-Phillips, her widower, Mr. Paul Phillips together with the Jamaican/Canadian Cultural Association of BC has established a $500.00 Community Service Award, which will reward a worthy graduating student with an opportunity to assist in the pursuit of their academic dreams. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. The applicant must be a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
2. The recipient of the award must be a graduating Grade 12 student, residing in the Metro Vancouver area.
3. The applicant must be recommended by an adult who is not a relative (preferably a teacher or principal). 
4. The applicant must submit the application form, together with two letters of reference before the due date.
5. The applicant must provide proof of academic achievement, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (copy of the most recent report card required); 
6. The applicant must provide two letters of reference, one from their community and one from their school.
7. The recipient must provide proof of acceptance at a Canadian University, or College.

APPLICATION

DEADLINE: JUNE 30th

Monday, May 29, 2017

$1000 JAMAICAN CANADIAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF BC

In keeping with its mandated vision, JCCABC has established an annual $1,000.00 Scholarship, to reward a worthy British Columbia graduating student with an opportunity to assist in the pursuit of their academic dreams. 

AWARD CRITERIA 

1. The applicant must be Jamaican born or of Jamaican descent (parent(s) or grandparent(s)); 
2. The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada; 
3. The applicant must submit an essay 
4. The applicant must provide an up-to-date official transcript of grades, with a minimum GPA of 3.0; 
5. The recipient of the award must be a graduating Grade 12 student, residing in British Columbia; 
6. The recipient must provide proof of acceptance or entry at a post-secondary institution

APPLICATION

DEADLINE: JUNE 30TH

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

$1250 DOGWOOD DISTRICT AUTHORITY AWARD

The DDAA rewards graduating students for excellence and continuing their studies in the following Elective Areas:

  • Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)
  • Applied Skills (Business Ed, Technology Ed, Culinary Arts and Fashion)
  • Physical Activity ( Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical Education)
  • Indigenous Languages and Culture (demonstrated at school or in the community)
  • Second Languages (including Aboriginal Languages) 
  • Community Service (Volunteer Activity)
  • Technical & Trades Training (eg. Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cook Training)
Eligibility
  • must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant)
  • must be a BC resident
  • must have excelled in one of the six areas listed above
  • must be a graduate of the 2017 Graduation Program by August 31 
  • must be enrolling in a post secondary program to continue studies in your chosen elective area. (Priority will be given to students who are enrolling in a certificate or diploma post secondary program or technical training institution)
  • a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average 
  • a minimum of FOUR courses (with exception to Community Service) from their chosen elective area listed above.  One of the four courses may be Work Experience 12A if it is related to your chosen career path.
Eligibility for the Community Service (Volunteer Activity) elective area:
  • demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness
  • courses: one leadership course in grades 11 or 12 plus extensive involvement in student government or school councils plus significant participation and leadership in a service-oriented club 
  • community service/volunteer activity hours:  participation in a minimum of 300 hours of community service/volunteer activity over grades 10 through 12 that is beyond classwork and course requirements if one leadership course taken in grade 11 or 12.
  • Or 400 hours if community service/volunteer activity over grades 10 through 12 that os neyond classwork and course requirements if no leadership course is taken in grade 11 or 12.
  • Service can be undertaken in and/or outside of school.  Work experience hours, if directly related to service-related career that requires post secondary training can be included.  Students must provide evidence of their service in the form of a letter/document outlining dates and hours and a description of duties performed signed by the adult manager or supervisor of the program or organization.  Letter should include full contact information of the manager or supervisor.
  • demonstration of good attendance, punctuality, work habits and cooperation.
Application Instructions:
1) Ask for a transcript from the office. It can take up to two days, so don't wait to the last 
    minute. 

2) Type all the information in the left-hand column. Don't forget your cell number so I can 

     contact you if I have questions about your application.

3) Type all the information at the top of the right-hand column. 

       e.g. Elective Area:              Applied Skills
              Chosen Career Area:  Accountant
              Post Secondary Inst.: BCIT
              Program:                      Business   

4) Type four  grade 11 or 12 courses from your elective area (Work Experience 12A may 

     be included if it relates to your career path) e.g Financial Accounting 11, Financial 
    Accounting 12, Business Computer Applications 11, Work Experience 12A 
  
5) List nine more grade 11 or grade 12 courses. Choose your TOP courses; the courses       which you have the highest marks. 

6) ENTER your letter grades and Final Average %.

7) DO NOT complete the GPA, Other Courses, Overall GPA or Overall Average% section.
8) Print, SIGN and DATE the application and staple the transcript behind the application 
    before you submit to Ms.Morabito.

DEADLINE: extended to June 5th, 2017 to Ms.Morabito

Dogwood District Authority Application
Successful candidates will receive vouchers in October or November 2017.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

$500 LUKA GORDIC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Dedicated to the memory of Luka Gordic a 2014 Burnaby Central graduate. Three awards will be presented to well rounded students who, while maintaining a good academic standing, have demonstrated positive interactions with the school community and have participated in school athletics. See Ms.Morabito for an application.

DEADLINE: MAY 12 to Ms.Morabito