√Čcole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
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‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč(This page is regularly updated, please check back for new 2023-2024 Scholarship ‚Äčinformation.)

‚Äč2023-2024 Scholarship Opportunities
‚Äč ‚Äč ‚ÄčSubmission and deadline dates are noted with each individual scholarship.
TIP!   Please check this page for regular updates.

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčStudents who wish to submit applications to be considered to be Handsworth's nominee(s) for external awards should regularly check the Grad 2024 Teams page

New!        If you would like to be considered for a school based award,
               please complete this form by January 31, 2024 at 11:45pm.
We will not be chasing students down to apply for these awards, so please remind yourself of the deadline.
Only those students who complete the application form will be considered for awards. https://forms.office.com/r/tEC3sd3Pcq
Questions???     Please contact Ms. Sofia Frith, Scholarship Coordinator by email:  sfrith@sd44.ca‚Äč
‚ÄčHelpful 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.
  • Global Scholarships‚Äč - Scholarships for International Students.‚Äč
  • North Vancouver High School Education Foundation Awards - A limited number of application forms are provided to North Vancouver secondary schools.  The counsellors select appropriate students to apply for the awards and forward their completed applications to the Foundation. The successful applicants are selected by the Foundation's directors.
  • Scholar Tree - An online platform that supports students to find and apply for scholarships.
  • 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.‚Äč
  • 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 Guide for BC Scholarships - This website contains support for scholarship specific to BC post-secondary schools
  • 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.
  • Yconic Student Awards‚Äč - Helps to match students to scholarships, bursaries, grants, and other student awards‚Äč

Scholarship Name
‚ÄčApplicable to whom‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčApplicat‚Äčion deadline
‚ÄčLoran Scholarship
Eligible applicants:
  • Be entering university for the first time in September 2024.
  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.

Renewable for up to four years, with a total value of more than $100,000, each Loran Award includes:

  • An annual stipend of $11,000
  • A tuition waiver of up to $11,000 annually from one of 25 partner universities
  • Personal mentorship from a Canadian leader
  • Experiential learning through summer work experiences in three different sectors with funding up to $14,000
  • An orientation expedition through Algonquin Park
  • Annual retreats and scholar gatherings
  • Lifelong membership in a community of values-driven individuals

‚ÄčOctober 11, 2023
Before 8:00 PM
(Eastern time)
‚Äč‚ÄčTD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples‚Äč
‚Äč‚ÄčTogether with AFOA‚Äč Canada, a not-for-profit led by Indigenous Peoples, we‚Äôve worked to build a scholarship for Indigenous Peoples. Through it, 25 scholarships are available to be awarded annually, worth up to $60K over 4 years.
‚ÄčNovember 6, 2023
‚ÄčCommunity Leadership Scholarships - TD Canada Trust‚Äč
‚ÄčNovember 15, 2023
‚ÄčQueen's Chancellor Scholarship‚Äč
‚ÄčThe Major Admission Award (MAA) application must be submitted online through the Queen‚Äôs SOLUS Student Centre. Students are encouraged to submit their Queen‚Äôs admission application through the OUAC‚Äč by November 15 so as to allow enough time to gain access to SOLUS and submit the online MAA application by the December 8 deadline. A practice MAA application is available on the Student Awards website to assist students in preparing their responses in advance of the deadline.
‚ÄčNovember 15, 2023
‚ÄčLester B. Pearson Student Scholarship‚Äč
‚ÄčThe Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships at the University of Toronto‚Äč provide an unparalleled opportunity for outstanding international students to study at one of the world‚Äôs best universities in one of the world‚Äôs most multicultural cities. The scholarship program is intended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.

2024 Lester B Pearson International Scholarship:  Nomination Form
‚ÄčNovember 15, 2023
11:45 PM
(Eastern time)
‚ÄčUniversity of Guelph Top Scholarships‚Äč
‚ÄčApplication for U of G's Top Scholarships | Student Financial Services (uoguelph.ca‚Äč)

You are eligible to apply if you:

Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
Are entering the first semester of any degree program at the University of Guelph;
Have not previously attended a post-secondary institution;
Have at least a 90% admission average;
Have made significant leadership contributions to your school and/or community.
‚ÄčThe application for Fall 2023 will be available in late November.



‚ÄčQuestions???     ‚Äč
‚ÄčPlease contact Ms. Sofia Frith, Scholarship Coordinator by email:  sfrith@sd44.ca‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčPlease check back for updates.
‚ÄčHandsworth Scholarships‚Äč

(Value shown is based on prior years' awards.)
‚ÄčOutstanding Graduate Scholarship Award
‚ÄčMost outstanding graduate overall
‚ÄčSeanna and Nicole Strongman
"All Rounder Award" (2 Awards)
  1. ‚ÄčLeadership
  2. School Citizenship
  3. Community Service
  4. Involvement in Athletics and the Arts
  5. Academic Achievement‚Äč
‚Äč$2,000 each
‚ÄčTop Scholar Grade 8-12 Award

  1. Academic achievement, proof of post secondary application
  2. Best academic record in courses for 5 years (Grades 8-12)‚Äč
‚ÄčQuinn Keast Foundation Award
‚ÄčAthletic, sensitive, considerate, hard working, silent leader, academic
‚ÄčAcademic Excellence Award
(2 awards)

  1. ‚ÄčDiligence in achieving academic excellence
  2. Proof of registration at Post Secondary Institution required
‚ÄčStrachan Hartley Memorial Award

  1. Participates and excels in athletics; intends to pursue sport at post-secondary school
  2.  Commitment to academic pursuits
  3.  Displays leadership in personal endeavours
  4.  Involvement in community initiatives‚Äč
  5.  Demonstrates financial need
‚ÄčHandsworth Outstanding Achievement Award
‚ÄčAwarded to a student who is well-rounded academically, athletically, and/or in the arts. Contributions to school/outside community. Good place to recognize a student that deserves an award but is not receiving one elsewhere.
‚ÄčHandsworth PAC Citizen Awards
(2 awards)

‚ÄčPAC Award
  1. Top Citizen
  2. Service to school, community 
  3. Dynamic, energetic
  4. Satisfactory academics
‚Äč$1,500 each‚Äč
‚ÄčCanadian Federation of University Women Award (2 awards)
‚ÄčGrade 12 Female Student academic, citizenship, community, financial need
‚Äč$750 each
‚ÄčMatthew Robertson Award
‚ÄčExcellence in Film, Design, Arts
‚ÄčDistrict of North Vancouver Centennial Award (2 awards)
‚Äč1. Reside in the District of North Van 
2. Good student, citizen, and in need of financial assistance 
3. Not to receive other Financial Awards
4. Grade 12 and Graduating‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčGrad Council Award
‚ÄčFor Leadership on Grad Council
‚Äč$1,000 (may be broken down to give to more than one student)
‚ÄčInternational Award

‚ÄčTop International Student
‚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

‚ÄčVarious awards
1. Outstanding academic record
2. Community or 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

‚ÄčTeam Clarke Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Community Contribution Award
‚ÄčActive in community, responsible, not necessarily marks based
‚ÄčStudent Council Award
‚Äč1. Grade 12 Member of Student Council
2. Show leadership and responsibility
‚Äč‚ÄčDistrict Authority Award Scholarship
‚ÄčMultiple Awards
Outstanding student in a variety of non-academic subject areas
‚Äč$1,250 each
‚ÄčStan van Woerkens Scholarship Award
‚ÄčLeadership / Financial Need (Not necessarily academic)

‚ÄčCoast Capital Standing Tall Award‚Äč

‚ÄčVariety of Criteria
‚ÄčOnni Property Management Services Ltd Scholarship Award (2 awards)
‚Äč1. Recipient is grade 12 graduate
2. Excellent school citizenship and community involvement
3. Financial need for post-secondary education
4. Above average scholastic achievement
‚ÄčCUPE Local 389 Scholarship

‚ÄčChosen by CUPE
‚Äč‚ÄčUpside Venture Law Business Excellence Award
‚ÄčYELL student demonstrating business excellence

‚ÄčArtona Scholarship

‚ÄčPhotography/film preferred, but up to Handsworth‚Äôs discretion
‚ÄčNorth Vancouver Kiwanis Scholarship City of North Vancouver Award
‚ÄčCommunity involvement and high academic achievement; available to students going to US universities
‚ÄčNeil Salkus Volleyball Scholarship Award

‚ÄčSenior volleyball team member
Ms. Sofia Frith, Scholarship Coordinator
Handsworth Secondary School
email:  sfrith@sd44.ca‚Äč‚Äč