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√Čcole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčScholarships 2020-2021

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‚Äč2020-2021 Scholarship Opportunities
‚Äč ‚Äč ‚ÄčSubmission and deadline dates are noted with each individual scholarship.
Please check this page for regular updates.
Questions???     Please send Ms. Robyn Renwick, Counsellor a message through MS Teams
‚ÄčExternal scholarship, bursary and financial aid helpful websites
‚ÄčFor external scholarship, bursary, and/or financial aid information, check out the following websites:
  • BC Scholarship Information - Education Planner BC helps you find public and private sector scholarships and bursaries. It also has tips for applying.
  • Scholarships Canada - This website has an extensive database to find scholarships, bursaries, and grants.  You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.
  • Yconic - Helps to match students to scholarships, bursaries, grants, and other student awards
  • Student Guide for BC Scholarships - This website contains support for scholarship specific to BC post-secondary schools
  • Scholar Tree - An online platform that supports students to find and apply for scholarships
  • Student Awards - This website includes a free scholarship search service devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. 
  • Student Scholarships - This website includes a free scholarship search service devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance.
‚ÄčName of Scholarship
‚ÄčApplies to Whom
‚ÄčApplication Deadline
Loran Scholarship
‚ÄčGrade 12 students interested in being sponsored by Handsworth for the Loran Scholarship should check for a message from Ms. Renwick in your SD44 account.  Focus is on character, service and leadership - $100,000 over 4 years.
Deadline to be considered as Handsworth's nominee is Monday, October 5, 2020
Questions???  Message Ms. Renwick through Teams
More information is available at:
‚ÄčOctober 5, 2020 (Deadline to be considered as Handsworth's nominee, contact Ms. Renwick)

October 15, 2020 before 8pm Eastern time (School-sponsored application)

October 22, 2020 before 8pm Eastern time (direct pool application, no school sponsorship)

National Book Award

‚ÄčHandsworth will be selecting one nominee from our school to compete for the National Book Award. Please see their website for eligibility criteria.

More info:
‚ÄčOctober 15, 2020 (School nomination deadline)

October 22, 2020 (Application deadline) 
Recognizes students who are leaders, but also demonstrate a well-rounded character.  All students wishing to be nominated for the BC Excellence Scholarship are invited to submit a write-up answering the following questions (500 words max):
  1. What led you to your most relevant community service, volunteer activity, and/or leadership role?
  2. Any challenges/obstacles you encountered, and how you overcame them.
  3. What you learned from this experience?
  4. How this experience will benefit you in your chosen career path?

Deadline to get this to Ms. Renwick is Friday, January 31.

One student from Handsworth will be nominated in order to apply.

More information:

‚ÄčTBD - Online applications open Fall 2020
‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships‚ÄčAre you an International student and applying to the University of Toronto?  See Ms. Renwick by November 1, 2020 to be considered as the Handsworth nominee.

It is recommended you apply for admission through the OUAC before November 7, 2020 (official deadline: December 30, 2020) as spaces in programs fill-up quickly and popular programs may close early.

More info:

‚ÄčNovember 1, 2020 (See Ms. Renwick to be considered as the Handsworth nominee)

November 30, 2020
(School nomination deadline)

January 18, 2021 (Student application deadline)
‚ÄčTD Community Leadership Scholarships‚ÄčWorth up to $10,000. Awarded to students who have consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. Minimum 75% average in most recently completed school year.

More info:  ‚ÄčTD Community Leadership Scholarships
‚ÄčNovember 13, 2020 (Application deadline)
‚Äč‚ÄčNovember - December‚Äč
‚ÄčQueens Chancellor Scholarship and other major Admission Awards from Queen's University
Handsworth will be selecting one nominee from our school to compete for the Queen's Chancellor Scholarship.  Submit your practice application into Ms. Renwick by November 7, 2020, in order to be considered for nomination.

You may apply for all awards that you are eligible for by submitting a single Major Admission award (MAA) application.

More information:
November 7, 2020 (School nomination deadline)

December 1, 2020 (Student application deadline)

‚ÄčSTEAM Horizon Awards
‚ÄčProvides a $25,000 prize towards post-secondary education for students demonstrating leadership, innovation, drive, ambition and determination and are preparing to enrol in a STEAM field at a Canadian institution.

More info:
‚ÄčJanuary 15, 2021
‚ÄčBeedie Luminaries‚ÄčFor students with potential who plan to attend a BC post secondary institution and are facing financial adversity.
  • $40,000 per student / 4-year undergraduate degree
  • $15,000 per student / 2-year college or trade-school
For more information:

‚ÄčJanuary 21, 2021 at 9:00pm PST

‚ÄčJanuary - February
‚Äč‚ÄčSCHULICH Leadership Scholarships‚ÄčAll grade 12 students wishing to be nominated for the Schulich Leader Scholarships and plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program, please submit a word document to Ms. Renwick that answers the following questions:

a) Universities and programs you wish to attend
b) Your top three achievements, academic or otherwise (50 words max)
c) A 600-word essay demonstrating why you should win
d) Any extenuating circumstances (i.e. section for describing financial need) (250 words max)
e) Short answer- where do you see yourself in 10 years? (50 words max)

These are due by January 11, 2021.

More information:
‚ÄčJanuary 27, 2021 (school nomination deadline)

February 17, 2021 (nominee application deadline)
‚ÄčDonald R. Sobey Family Scholarships
‚ÄčOpen to Canadian students attending the University of Kings College, Halifax.
More info:‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ

‚Äč‚ÄčMarch 1, 2021
(Application form and transcript)
‚ÄčDaneen Skilling Scholarship and

Julie Cole Bursary

‚ÄčOpen to students continuing their education in an accredited Occupational Health and Safety program in BC. 

Daneen Skilling Scholarship: $2,500 
Julie Cole Bursary: $500 

‚ÄčMarch 15, 2021

West Vancouver Foundation

Jeremy Dalton Endowment Award

‚ÄčThe 2021 Scholarship applications are open to Grade 12 students.  Numerous scholarships and awards are available.  Application forms, criteria and requirements can all be found on their website.

More info:

Jeremy Dalton Rugby Endowment Award - $2,500. Students submit their application directly. This scholarship is awarded to a Capilano Rugby player, male or female, who best displays the following personal attributes that were so important in Jeremy’s life:

‚ÄúAcademic Ambition, Community Spirit, and a love for Rugby‚ÄĚ

Trajan Martin Memorial Award - $1,000. This scholarship is awarded to a student from the North Shore who demonstrates compassion, adventure, integrity and exuberance for life.

Vanee Scholarship Fund - $1,000. Preference given to students going into the field of study in either Architecture or Engineering, have outstanding academic achievement or have demonstrated school leadership or community service.

More info:

‚ÄčApril 14, 2021‚Äč
‚ÄčCUPE Local 389 Scholarship
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (‚ÄčCUPE) Local 389 is offering ten scholarships for $1,000 each.

‚ÄčApplication due Friday, April 30 at 4:30pm
‚ÄčAFK and Gordon Smith Gallery Awards ‚Äč
‚ÄčThe Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation North Vancouver Young Artist Scholarship is a $2,500 award for excellence in the visual arts.

For more information:  Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation North Vancouver Young Artist Scholarship

Artists for Kids is pleased to offer three $1,000 scholarships to visual and performing arts students.
For more information:  Artists For Kids Scholarships
‚ÄčApplication due Friday, April 30
‚ÄčBC School Sports‚Äč
‚ÄčVarious awards are available to student-athletes.  the application form, along with the eligibility requirements and other important information, can be found on the BC School Sorts website:
‚ÄčApplication form due ‚ÄčMay 3 at 4:00pm
‚Äč‚ÄčJim MacCarthy Coho Society Scholarship Award‚Äč
‚ÄčThis award is valued at $1,000 for a graduating student who will proceed to a post-secondary degree program.

Evidence of significant contribution to Environmental Stewardship on the North Shore.
Have demonstrated leadership and volunteerism in school and/or community service.

‚ÄčApplication due
Friday, May 21, 2021
‚ÄčAbbott and Fenner Scholarship‚Äč

‚ÄčThe Abbott and Fenner consulting firm is continuing their efforts to help those who have the desire and ambition to succeed by providing a scholarship valued at $1,000. 

‚ÄčJune 12, 2021


‚Äč‚ÄčVarious entrance awards, bursaries, and BCIT academic awards available to incoming BCIT students.  Academic awards do not require an application and are awarded automatically. 

More information: 
‚Äč‚ÄčVarious deadlines - to be updated for 2020-2021 graduates
‚ÄčScholarships and Financial Assistance‚ÄčScholarship information is available on the Handsworth website:

The provincial scholarship program recognizes student achievement and encourages students to pursue post-secondary education.

More information:


‚ÄčHandsworth Scholarships‚Äč Questions???  Message Ms. Robyn Renwick through MS Teams.‚ÄčPlease check back for updates.
(Value shown is based on prior years' awards.)
‚ÄčOutstanding Graduate Scholarship Award
‚ÄčMost Outstanding Graduate Overall
‚ÄčStrongman All Rounder Award
(Two Awards)
  1. ‚ÄčLeadership
  2. School Citizenship
  3. Community Service
  4. Involvement in Athletics and the Arts
  5. Academic Achievement
‚Äč$2,000 each
‚ÄčTop Scholar Grade 8 - 12 Award
  1. ‚ÄčAcademic achievement, proof of post secondary application
  2. Best academic record in courses for 5 years (Grades 8 - 12)

‚ÄčTop Citizen Lynda Berry Award

1. Outstanding record of public service or community

2. Display exceptional leadership and organizational skills in a service/volunteer capacity

3. Characterized by Staff and Peers as industrious, conscientious, self-sacrificing and compassionate

4. a) Number of School / Community hours; b) Record of annual HSS Service Awards; c) Record of Grade Top Citizen Awards; d) Range of services provided (multiple venues);  e) Leadership / organization component of service

‚ÄčQuinn Keast AwardAthletic, sensitive, considerate, hard working, silent leader, academic
‚ÄčAcademic Excellence Award‚Äč1.  Diligence in achieving academic excellence
 2. Proof of registration at Post Secondary Institution required
‚ÄčStrachan Hartley Memorial Award‚Äč1.  Participates and excels in athletics

2. Commitment to academic pursuits 

3. Displays leadership in personal endeavours‚Äč

4. Involvement in community initiatives

5. Demonstrates financial need
‚ÄčNigel Moore Memorial Scholarship Award‚ÄčPassion for the Humanities
‚ÄčHandsworth Outstanding Achievement Award‚ÄčOverall‚Äč$1,000
‚ÄčHandsworth PAC Citizen Awards
(Two Awards)
formerly Earl Beaumont Citizen and Ray Noel Citizen Awards
‚ÄčHandsworth Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Award
  1. Top Citizen
  2. Service to school, community
  3. Dynamic, energetic
  4. Satisfactory academics
‚Äč$1,500 each
‚ÄčCanadian Federation of University Women Award (2 awards)‚ÄčGrade 12 Female Student academic, citizenship, community, financial need‚Äč$750 each
‚ÄčCapilano University Achievement Award‚Äč1.  Acceptance to Capilano College
2.  Academic Qualifications (80%)             
‚ÄčCentennial Scholarship Award‚Äč1.  Reside in the District of North Vancouver

2. Good student, citizen, and in need of financial assistance 

3. Not to receive other Financial Awards

4. Grade 12 and Graduating
‚ÄčGrad Council Award‚ÄčFor Leadership on Grad Council‚Äč$1,000
‚ÄčJeff Pump Award‚ÄčGiving, caring, unselfish, community oriented, interest in animal welfare‚Äč$500
‚ÄčInternational Award‚ÄčTop International Student‚Äč$1,000
‚ÄčJim Buchanan Memorial Football Scholarship Award‚Äč1.  Most Outstanding Football Player in Buchanan Bowl
2.  Five years in the program
‚ÄčNVTA Future Teacher Award‚Äč1.  Grade 12 Graduate
2.  Entering a Teacher Education Program
3.  Academic Qualifications
4.  Citizenship
‚ÄčNorth Vancouver High School Education Foundations Award‚ÄčMultiple Awards
1.  Outstanding academic record
2.  Community of School Leadership volunteer history
3.  Some awards based on financial need
‚ÄčNorth Vancouver Kiwanis Scholarship City of North Vancouver Award‚ÄčCommunity involvement and high academic achievement‚Äč$1,500
‚ÄčTeam Clarke Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Community Contribution Award‚ÄčActive in community, responsible, not necessarily marks based‚Äč$1,000
‚ÄčStudent Council Award‚Äč1.  Grade 12 Member of Student Council
2.  Show leadership and responsibility
‚ÄčDistrict Authority Award Scholarship‚ÄčMultiple Awards
1. Outstanding student in a variety of subject areas
‚Äč$1,250 each
‚ÄčStan van Woerkens Scholarship Award‚ÄčLeadership / Financial Need (Not necessarily academic)‚Äč$1,000
‚ÄčCoast Capital Standing Tall Award‚ÄčVariety of Criteria
‚ÄčMatthew Robertson Award‚ÄčExcellence in Film, Design, Arts‚Äč$2,000
‚ÄčCapilano Excellence Award‚ÄčCommitment to attending Capilano University‚ÄčTuition Waiver
‚Äč‚ÄčQuestions???     Message Ms. Robyn Renwick, Counsellor through MS Teams