2020-2021 Scholarship Opportunities
| Submission 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|
|External scholarship, bursary and financial aid helpful websites||For 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.
|Name of Scholarship||Applies to Whom||Application Deadline|
|Loran Scholarship||Grade 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: https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/
|October 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)
|Handsworth will be selecting one nominee from our school to compete for the National Book Award. Please see their website for
|October 15, 2020 (School nomination deadline)|
October 22, 2020 (Application deadline)
|BC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS||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):|
- What led you to your most relevant
community service, volunteer activity, and/or leadership role?
- Any challenges/obstacles you encountered,
and how you overcame them.
- What you learned from this experience?
- How this experience will benefit you in your chosen
Deadline to get this to Ms. Renwick is Friday,
One student from Handsworth will be nominated
in order to apply.
More information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/bc-excellence-scholarships
|TBD - Online applications open Fall 2020|
|The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships||Are 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: https://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/
|November 1, 2020 (See Ms. Renwick to be considered as the Handsworth nominee)|
November 30, 2020 (School nomination
January 18, 2021 (Student application deadline)
|TD Community Leadership Scholarships||Worth
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. |
Community Leadership Scholarships
|November 13, 2020 (Application deadline)|
|||November - December|||
Queens 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: https://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/admission-awards/major-admission-awards
|November 7, 2020 (School nomination deadline)|
December 1, 2020 (Student application deadline)
|STEAM Horizon Awards||Provides 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
More info: https://steamhorizonawards.ca/
|January 15, 2021|
|Beedie Luminaries||For 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
|January 21, 2021 at 9:00pm PST|
|||January - February|||
|SCHULICH Leadership Scholarships||All 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:|
and programs you wish to attend
Your top three achievements, academic or otherwise (50 words max)
A 600-word essay demonstrating why you should win
Any extenuating circumstances (i.e. section for describing financial need) (250
Short answer- where do you see yourself in 10 years? (50 words max)
are due by January 11, 2021.
|January 27, 2021 (school nomination deadline)|
February 17, 2021 (nominee application deadline)
|Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarships||Open to Canadian students attending the University of Kings College, Halifax.|
More info: https://donaldsobeyfamilyscholarships.ca/apply/
|March 1, 2021|
(Application form and transcript)
|Daneen Skilling Scholarship and|
Julie Cole Bursary
|Open to students continuing their education in an accredited Occupational Health and Safety program in BC. |
Daneen Skilling Scholarship: $2,500
Julie Cole Bursary: $500
|March 15, 2021|
West Vancouver Foundation
Jeremy Dalton Endowment Award
|The 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: https://westvanfoundation.ca/grants-scholarships/scholarships
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: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.
“Academic Ambition, Community Spirit, and a love for Rugby”
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: https://westvanfoundation.ca/grants-scholarships/scholarships
|April 14, 2021|
|CUPE Local 389 Scholarship||The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 389 is offering ten scholarships for $1,000 each.||Application due Friday, April 30 at 4:30pm|
|AFK and Gordon Smith Gallery Awards ||The 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.
|Application due Friday, April 30|
|BC School Sports||Various 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:|
|Application form due May 3 at 4:00pm|
|Jim MacCarthy Coho Society Scholarship Award||This 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.
Friday, May 21, 2021
|Abbott and Fenner Scholarship||The 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. ||June 12, 2021|
|BCIT||Various 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: https://www.bcit.ca/files/finaid/pdf/entrance_award_descrptions.pdf
|Various deadlines - to be updated for 2020-2021 graduates|
|Scholarships and Financial Assistance||Scholarship information is available on the Handsworth website:|
scholarship program recognizes student achievement and encourages students to
pursue post-secondary education.
More information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships