√Čcole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
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‚Äč2021-2022 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 Scholarship channel of their CLC MS Team.
Questions???     Please send Ms. Robyn Renwick, Counsellor a message through MS Teams or by email:  rrenwick@sd44.ca 

‚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.
  • 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.
Scholarship Name
‚ÄčApplicable to whom‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčApplicat‚Äčion deadline
Loran Scholarship
‚ÄčGrade 12 students interested in submitting an application for the Loran Scholarship should apply before October 13, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern time.  Focus is on character, service and leadership - $100,000 over 4 years.

Please note that school sponsorship is no longer required for consideration for this award.

More information is available at:  https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/
‚ÄčOctober 13, 2021 before 8 PM Eastern time‚Äč

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe National Scholarship‚Äč
‚ÄčThe National Scholarship rewards students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context.

This award covers tuition, incidental, and residence fees for up to four years of study.

More information:  https://future.utoronto.ca/national-scholarship/about/
‚ÄčOctober 21, 2021 at 11:59 AM Eastern time 
(Application deadline)‚Äč
‚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, 2021 to be considered as the Handsworth nominee.

It is recommended you apply for admission through the OUAC before November 7, 2021 (official deadline: December 14, 2021) as spaces in programs fill-up quickly and popular programs may close early.

More info:  https://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/‚Äč

‚ÄčNovember 10, 2021
(Deadline to be considered as Handsworth's nominee.  See MS Teams for how to apply)

November 30, 2021
(School nomination deadline)

January 17, 2022
(Nominated 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 15, 2021
(Application deadline)
‚ÄčQueens Chancellor Scholarship and other major Admission Awards from Queen's University
Handsworth will be selecting two nominees from our school to apply for the Queen's Chancellor Scholarship.

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 10, 2021
(Deadline to be considered to be Handsworth's nominee.  See MS Teams for how to apply.)

December 8, 2021‚Äč
(Student application deadline)
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award‚Äč
This award looks for students who are involved in voluntary humanitarian activities.

The maximum value of the award is $28,000, dispersed over four (4) years. A stipend of $7,000 is issued directly to the institution each year in two installments of $3,500, one in September and one in January. For students who do not pay tuition fees, the award is $3,500 per year, issued directly to the institution in two installments of $1,750 each. 

‚ÄčDecember 1, 2021
(Application deadline)‚Äč

‚Äč‚ÄčJanuary - February 2022
‚ÄčBeedie Luminaries‚Äč

‚Äč$10,000 per year for up to four years given to students who will attend a BC post-secondary school and have faced financial adversity.

‚ÄčJanuary 13, 2022 at 9am EST (Deadline to submit application and all supporting documents)‚Äč

‚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: https://steamhorizonawards.ca/
January 14, 2022
(Application deadline)

‚Äč‚ÄčSCHULICH Leadership Scholarships‚ÄčAll grade 12 students who plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program may consider the Schulich Leader Scholarship.

More information:  https://www.schulichleaders.com/
‚ÄčJanuary 5, 2022
(Deadline to be considered to be Handsworth's nominee.  See MS Teams for how to apply)

January 26, 2022 (School 
nomination deadline)

February 16, 2022 
(Nominee application deadline)
‚ÄčBC Excellence Scholarships‚Äč

Recognizes students who are leaders, but also demonstrate a well-rounded character.

One student from Handsworth will be invited to apply.

‚ÄčMore information:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/bc-excellence-scholarships

‚Äč‚ÄčNew date, please contact Ms. Renwick directly!
January 14, 2022
(Deadline to be considered to be Handsworth's nominee.  See MS Teams for how to apply)

February 2022
(Online applications due)
‚ÄčCmolik Foundation‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčUp to $40,000 for post-secondary school, one-to-one mentoring, and other support available to students who demonstrate good work ethic in the face of adversity and/or hardship and have financial need.

‚ÄčJanuary 5, 2022
(Deadline to be considered to be Handsworth’s nominee. See MS Teams for how to apply)
February 7, 2022
(Application deadline)

‚ÄčDonald R. Sobey Family Scholarships
‚ÄčOpen to Canadian students attending the University of Kings College, Halifax.

More info:‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮhttps://donaldsobeyfamilyscholarships.ca/apply/

‚Äč‚ÄčMarch 1, 2022
(Application deadline)
‚ÄčDaneen Skilling Scholarship

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

Daneen Skilling Scholarship: $2,500

‚ÄčMarch 15, 2022
(Application deadline)‚Äč

‚ÄčWest Vancouver Foundation‚ÄčScholarship 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-awards/scholarships/

‚Äč‚ÄčApril 1, 2022

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

Not yet updated for 2021-2022 school year‚Äč

‚ÄčAFK and Gordon Smith Gallery Awards ‚Äč
‚ÄčThe Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation North Vancouver Young Artist Scholarship is a $2,500
April 29, 2022
(Application deadline)

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčNorth Vancouver Conservative Association Sir John A Macdonald Merit Bursary‚Äč
‚Äč$1,000 bursary for students who demonstrate good citizenship, character, and personal initiative.


‚Äč‚ÄčApril 30, 2022 @ 11:59pm(Deadline to apply)

‚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:

Application packages will be available early February 2022

‚ÄčVarious entrance awards, bursaries, and BCIT academic awards available to incoming BCIT students.  Students may apply for multiple entrance awards with a single application.

More information:  https://www.bcit.ca/financial-aid/awards-scholarships-bursaries/entrance-awards/‚Äč
‚ÄčApril 15, 2022
(Application deadline)

‚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.
Not yet updated for 2021-2022 school year‚Äč

‚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, 2022
‚ÄčFoster Children Bursary Program‚Äč
‚ÄčStorwell offers an annual bursary of $2000 in support of foster children

‚ÄčSeptember 1, 2022 (Application deadline)
‚ÄčJuly - August
‚ÄčSeptember 2022
‚Äč‚ÄčUBC French as a Second Language Bursary‚Äč

$3,000 bursary for students entering UBC and continuing their studies in French at the university level.

‚Äč‚ÄčOctober 10, 2022
(Deadline to apply)


‚Äč Questions???  Message Ms. Robyn Renwick through MS Teams.‚ÄčPlease check back for updates.
‚ÄčHandsworth Scholarships‚Äč
(Value shown is based on prior years' awards.)
‚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
  1. Acceptance to Capilano University
  2. Academic Qualifications (80%)‚Äč
Centennial Scholarship Award
  1.  ‚ÄčReside 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
Grad Council Award‚Äč‚ÄčFor Leadership on the Grad Council ‚Äč$1,000
‚ÄčJeff Pump Award
‚ÄčGiving, caring, unselfish, community oriented, interest in animal welfare
‚ÄčInternational Award
‚ÄčTop International Student

‚ÄčJim Buchanan Memorial Football Scholarship Award
  1. ‚ÄčMost Outstanding Football Player in Buchanan Bowl
  2. ‚ÄčFive years in the program‚Äč
‚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
‚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 Woekens Scholarship Award

‚ÄčLeadership / Financial Need (Not necessarily academic)
‚ÄčCoast Capital Standing Tall Award
‚ÄčVariety of Criteria

‚ÄčMatthew Robertson Award
‚ÄčExcellence in Film, Design, Arts

‚ÄčCapilano Excellence Award

‚ÄčCommitment to attending Capilano University
‚ÄčTuition Waiver
‚Äč‚ÄčQuestions???     Message Ms. Robyn Renwick, Counsellor through MS Teams