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1 We are in it, to WIN it! It’s ALL in the PREPARATION Burnaby Central Secondary School District Scholarships

2 Today’s Agenda What District Scholarships Are? Why District Scholarships Are Important? Being Prepared Definition and Clarification of “Active Citizenship” Work Experience versus Volunteerism Frequent / Common Problems Winners…Where are you? & Proof

3 District Scholarships District scholarships are those scholarships that are awarded to Burnaby School District students. This means that you will be competing against other within Burnaby…For example, your competition is Moscrop, Alpha, Cariboo etc. Some District scholarships are automatically awarded to Central students ONLY!

4 District Scholarships Burnaby South War Memorial (1 award) Burnaby Civic’s Employees (1 award) Louella Downing (1 award) Rotary Club of Burnaby Bursary (1 award) Ted Elphick (1 award) RICOH (1 award) Lex Henderson Memorial (1 award) Marlene Lawson (1 award) Parkcrest Children’s Center (1 award) Royal Arch (2 awards) Marjorie Jane Stephenson (2 awards) Vancouver Port (1 award) Michael J Fox Performing Arts Scholarship(varying amounts and winners) BCIT Pathways Award DISTRICT WIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BURNABY GRADS AUTOMATIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CENTRAL GRADS

5 Why should I care? Smaller Selection Pool = More chance of winning! We know you well…you’re great & you deserve it! FREE MONEY!!!

6 Scholarship Criteria Burnaby South War Memorial (1 award) BURSARY DESCRIPTION In recognition and memory of the young men and women from Burnaby who fought for Canada in World War II ELIGIBILITY The Burnaby South War Memorial bursaries are awarded annually to two deserving Burnaby secondary school graduates who have continually demonstrated the values associated with good citizenship - caring, sharing, responsibility and a willingness to help others. To be considered for a bursary a student must: be a Canadian citizen and have graduated from a School District 41 secondary school; have the desire to continue his/her education at a post secondary institution in Canada and have been accepted to attend a post secondary institution; have been nominated for the award by the staff of the school.

7 Scholarship Criteria Louella Downing (1 award) SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION The scholarship is awarded to a student who has excelled in the Visual Arts in secondary school and who is planning on pursuing a career in Visual Arts at a post secondary institution. ELIGIBILITY To be considered for the award the student should have: Maintained a good academic standing Demonstrated excellence in a minimum of two senior Visual Arts courses Demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in Visual Arts Formally submitted an application to the Burnaby Teachers' Association. Applications will then be forwarded to a committee of three teachers selected by the Burnaby Art Teachers' Association for selection. Submitted 8 – 10 photographs of original art work illustrating a range of subjects and media. Each photo must be labeled with the size and media of the art work shown. The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution in art, film or design program.

8 Scholarship Criteria Ted Elphick (1 award) BURSARY DESCRIPTION In recognition and memory of Ted Elphick, a dedicated educator whose leadership and contribution to the education of challenged students provided a professional legacy for which the Burnaby School District can be proud and thankful. ELIGIBILITY The Ted Elphick Memorial bursary is awarded annually to a Burnaby resident who has, through positive will and spirit, overcome physical or mental challenges to graduate from a Burnaby secondary school. To be considered for the bursary the student should have: been enrolled in a Burnaby school for five years; demonstrated ability and a desire to be a life long learner and continue his or her education at a post secondary institution or in a recognized training program; been nominated for the award by the school scholarship committee.

9 Scholarship Criteria Lex Henderson Memorial (1 award) BURSARY DESCRIPTION This bursary is awarded in memory of Lex Henderson whose legacy in Burnaby schools is found in his commitment and dedication to high school sports and educational leadership. The bursary is awarded to a well-rounded student who, while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated a passion for sports, teamwork, and good citizenship and leadership skills and has actively participated in school and/or community sports. ELIGIBILITY To be considered for the award the student should: be passionate about sports and committed to the spirit of "teamwork". have been involved in school and/or community sports as a player, manager or other contributing role have demonstrated having a positive influence in the school and/or community through dedication and hard work exemplify strong character demonstrating personal responsibility and respect for others demonstrated plans to continue with education in a post secondary program formally submitted a completed application package to the school’s scholarship committee

10 Scholarship Criteria Marlene Lawson (1 award) Eligibility This award is given to a Burnaby graduate who is blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. To be considered the student should: Be planning on enrolling in post secondary. Demonstrate ability to set goals. Be motivated. Show responsibility. Be oriented towards independence.

11 Scholarship Criteria Parkcrest Children’s Center (1 award) SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION The scholarship is awarded to a past student of Parkcrest Children’s Centre who is a well-rounded student who, while maintaining a good academic standing, has participated in school and community activities. ELIGIBILITY To be considered for the award the student must have: proof of attendance at Parkcrest Childcare Society (Parkcrest Children’s Centre) for a period of at least one year been enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior years provided evidence of volunteer or work experience, including letters of reference attesting to the student’s work ethic been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills maintained a good academic standing formally submitted an application form to the Burnaby School District's Scholarship Committee

12 Scholarship Criteria Royal Arch (2 awards) SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION The scholarship is awarded to a well-rounded student who seeks a career in Health Care and while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills through voluntary participation in assisting older adults in the community. ELIGIBILITY To be considered for the award the student should have: been enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior years maintained a good academic standing demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in Health Care demonstrated community service assisting older adults demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school and the community (excluding work experience) formally submitted an application form to Burnaby School District's Scholarship Committee The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution.

13 Scholarship Criteria Marjorie Jane Stephenson (2 awards) SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION The scholarship is awarded to a well-rounded student who seeks a career in Health Care and while maintaining a good academic standing, has demonstrated good citizenship and leadership skills through voluntary participation in assisting older adults in the community. ELIGIBILITY To be considered for the award the student must have: been enrolled in a Burnaby school for the two (2) senior years maintained a good academic standing demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in Health Care demonstrated community service assisting older adults demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school and the community formally submitted an application form to Burnaby School District's Scholarship Committee The scholarship will be awarded to the successful candidate upon proof of registration in a post secondary institution.

14 Scholarship Criteria Vancouver Port (1 award) SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION The Vancouver Port Corporation Scholarship, worth $750.00, is awarded annually to a well rounded student who meets the following criteria: ELIGIBILITY To be considered for the scholarship the student should have: maintained a good standard of achievement; demonstrated good citizenship in school and the community; been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work.

15 Scholarship Criteria Michael J Fox Performing Arts Scholarship($1000-$3000 ) Confirmation that you are currently enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby secondary school. Documentation to demonstrate your interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts or in multiple arts disciplines, e.g. dance, drama, music, visual art, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media arts. Evidence of your financial need and an explanation of why there are no other financial resources available to you. A history of your school and/or community involvement (i.e. school productions, student government, choir member, volunteer work, charity work, service clubs). A copy of your secondary school transcript to demonstrate that your grades are high enough for acceptance to a post-secondary educational institution and that you have an aptitude for the Arts discipline you hope to pursue following graduation from Grade 12. Your intent to pursue study at a post-secondary institution in an arts or arts-related area. DEADLINE : March 28 MORE info on Central’s Scholarship BLOG at: bcsss@blogspot.com

16 Scholarship Criteria Burnaby Civic Employees Union-CUPE 23 SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION The Cupe Local 23 Scholarship of $500.00 is awarded to one student in each of Burnaby’s secondary schools who meets the following criteria: ELIGIBILITY The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has: Maintained a good academic standing Demonstrated good citizenship in school and the community Participated in volunteer activities Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is going on to a BC post secondary or vocational training program. Consideration should be given to a student with financial need.

17 Scholarship Criteria RICOH SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION The scholarship is awarded to a student who, while maintaining a good academic standing has made a significant contribution to the school by demonstrating good citizenship and involvement in school activities. ELIGIBILITY To be considered for the scholarship the student should have: Demonstrated good citizenship Been actively involved in school service Maintained a good academic standing Formally submitted an application form to Burnaby School District’s Scholarship Committee The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary program at BCIT. Students must claim the award within two (2) years of graduating from secondary school. Consideration will be given to student with financial need.

18 Scholarship Criteria Rotary Club of Burnaby Bursary The Rotary Club of Burnaby Bursary Award is awarded to a student who meets the following criteria: Has maintained good academic standing Has demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership in school and in the community Has participated in community service and volunteer work in the community Demonstrates financial need

19 Scholarship Criteria District Dogwood Scholarships Who has the following? 5 senior courses (Grade 11 & 12 courses) in ONE of the following concentrations… Languages Physical Education Fine Arts Applied Skills Work Experience Placements Count as Courses for this One If you meet the above criteria…you need to see me in MAY for a Dogwood Application…ACE IT KIDS…I’m looking for you!

20 Being Prepared If you are applying, you MUST: Obtain and complete a GENERAL application form and a SPECIFIC application form for the scholarship you are applying to. Include an official transcript (1 official, the other applications can have photocopies so long as I can see the embossed stamp!) Include a separate cover letter for each scholarship/bursrary you are applying for. Include each of your applications and accompanying documentation in a separate envelope labelled with your name and the name of the scholarship you are applying for. Every scholarship you apply to, MUST have all of the documentation listed above! If some information is missing, YOU will NOT be considered! DEADLINES ARE FIRM!

21 Active Citizenship What does it mean? Active citizenship includes the following BUT is not limited to things like: In/out of school involvement Authenticity of your involvement. Integrity Preparedness (Coming to class on time, homework completion etc) Regular Attendance in ALL classes Work Ethic Do you think anyone pays attention to you? Can you improve?

22 Work Experience Versus Volunteering Work Experience includes the 30 hours you MUST complete for graduation. Work Experience may also include the 90 hours/120 hours you have chosen to get CREDIT for. Volunteering includes anything additional to the above. What do we look for? We are looking to identify those kids who demonstrate a commitment of time and passion above and beyond what is essential. We want to know… How many hours you have committed beyond the programs above. When did you commit your time? Afterschool, lunch, weekends etc. What was the nature of and in what capacity did you complete this work? Secret to Success… Successful applications clearly outline this information and they provide proof in their accompanying references.

23 Frequent/Common Problems Be sure your demographic information is correct…now and in the Summer of 2013. You may be finished school, BUT the money flow hasn’t! Make sure we have your preferred name and usual name….don’t elicit confusion! Read criteria carefully. Provide evidence whenever you can! Be truthful. Make sure your applications are COMPLETE! Presentation is everything…check for spelling errors, don’t use 2 different coloured pens, have a respectable email account etc. Ask questions…come and see me…be prepared!

24 Due Dates All District Scholarship Applications Are Due to Ms. Morabito in A233 by: MARCH 25, 2013 by 3:15pm NO EXCEPTIONS Louella Downing Application is to be sent directly to the BTA Office as outlined on the application (Received by May 9, 2013)

25 Winners Have you won a scholarship? Or when you win won don’t forget to please tell me or email me: maria.morabito@sd41.bc.ca Subject: WINNER Body: Name – First, Preferred & Last Name Name of Scholarship/University/School Amount $ Please provide me with a letter or other proof substantiating your winning. Scholarships will not be announced at the Ceremony, if no proof is given!


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