Type 1 Community Scholarships are available by filling out the Student cohort profile yearly. This year's profile is not yet available. Once the profile is online, students will be notified. The information below is for reference only and will be updated as donors are notified.
Please read through all the available scholarships/bursaries and make sure you fill out the application profile with as as much detail as possible in order to ensure the Scholarship Committee can properly determine which ones you qualify for.
Each of the awards below are available for students to apply for in one simple online application form (click here). Please see Ms. Wiltshire for any questions.
Criteria: Students are required to be full time students at LVR/DESK, taking at least 5 out of 8 courses.
Completing the online survey form (click here) enters you automatically for all the awards listed below.
ANGELO MASTROBUONO BURSARY (Amt changes yearly, can be divided, from $500 - $1000 per award, depending on number applicants)
CRITERIA: Consideration will be based upon financial need.
HISTORY: In memory of Angelo Mastrobuono, a City of Nelson employee, killed accidentally on the job. Angelo will be remembered for his great work ethic and his dedication to learning.
BARRY CRISPIN MEMORIAL (SPONSORED BY H&R BLOCK) BURSARY ($300)
CRITERIA: Students pursuing their education in the field of business.
HISTORY: In memory of Barry Crispin, a former student of L.V. Rogers.
BRIAN McGRATH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY (Amt changes yearly, can be divided, from $400 - $800 per award, depending on number of applicants)
CRITERIA: Consideration will be given based on financial need.
HISTORY: In memory of Brian McGrath, a former teacher at L.V. Rogers.
CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP (Elizabeth Wallach Scholarship) ($1000)
CRITERIA: A young woman entering university or college, good academic standing, community involvement and financial need. Please contact Cathy Leugner, President for more information at email@example.com
CAITLYND PIDERMAN BURSARY (Amt changes yearly, can be divided, from $200 - $800 per award, depending on number of applicants)
CRITERIA: For a student who is trying to overcome health challenges, or student must be an athlete that shows superior determination, effort and commitment to sport.
HISTORY: Caitlynd was a 2006 L.V. Rogers graduate who loved basketball.
CITY OF NELSON EMPLOYEES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2x $750)
CRITERIA: Preference to children of City of Nelson employees in permanent positions with greater than five years of service. If none, then open to general student population. Equal weight to community oriented, academic/trades, leadership and athletics.
CIVIC THEATRE SOCIETY AWARD ($500)
CRITERIA: Students who hold/held employment/volunteer hours with the Civic Theatre and are entering post secondary studies in digital film or media arts studies related field.
COLUMBIA POWER CORPORATION BURSARY ($500)
CRITERIA: Student must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution within one year of high school graduation. Demonstrates excellence in achievement during Grade 12, not necessarily highest GPA, but has worked hard and shows a real desire to excel. Award can only be used towards tuition and or books specific to program enrolled in.
DELANE H. REED - FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES #22 SCHOLARSHIP (2 x $500)
CRITERIA: One male and one female furthering their education in non-academic studies (trade school, business administration, etc.).
HISTORY: In memory of Delane H. Reed, a Past President and long time active member of Nelson Lodge #22.
Fraser Memorial Scholarship (2 x $400)
CRITERIA: To worthy students who plan to continue their post-secondary education to include college, university, trade, vocational or artistic training and private music lessons.
HISTORY: Established in 1991 by Jim Fraser, a teacher at Nelson High School in the name of his wife Margaret and himself.
GRADS BC PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO - EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA AWARDS ($500)
CRITERIA: A student pursuing post secondary education in the arts - photography, video or graphics/design.
GYRO CLUB OF NELSON SCHOLARSHIP (2 x $750)
CRITERIA: Strong academics. Preference will be given to a student with a Gyro family member.
HOME HARDWARE STUDENT AND ATHLETE SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP (2 x $1000)
CRITERIA: For students who have been successful & dedicated to their school work and also in their chosen sport. Should be passionate about their sport and be continuing at post secondary level. One male and one female scholarship awarded.
HORIE FAMILY BURSARY (2 x $1000 for 2020 only)
CRITERIA: Student is proceeding with post-secondary education in media/visual arts and has a demonstrated financial need.
HUESTIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($350)
CRITERIA: Student has a strong interest in sports, music or art and they reflect determination and humility. Financial need is also significant.
HISTORY: Established in 1986 in memory of Bob Huestis Jr. He is remembered as a unique individual with a wide range of interests including sports, art and music.
**NOTE, NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2020 GRAD YEAR** IODE (KOKANEE CHAPTER) FINE ARTS/TECHNOLOGY/TRADES SCHOLARSHIP
CRITERIA: Pursuit of a career in fine arts, a technology or a trade. Two awards are available.
**new** James Hamilton Allan Scholarship - Nelson United Church (one or two awards, $500 to $1500)
CRITERIA: Preferably male students who have completed grade 12 and expressed the intention of acquiring higher education at a Canadian college or university. Preference will be given to students under the preceding clause in the following order: 1-Students intending to enter the Ministry of the United Church of Canada, 2- Students intending to enter the Ministry of any other Protestant denomination, 3- to other students.
John Carter & Bill Bing Memorial Bursary ($500)
CRITERIA: Proceeding with post-secondary education in the fields of natural history, environmental studies or parks management.
HISTORY: Carter and Bing were two avid outdoorsmen with respect for and appreciation of the wilderness. In 1996, both men gave their lives in the pursuit of safety for others. John by an avalanche while patrolling ski runs and Bill by a plane crash while searching for a downed plane.
JESSIE ANN WARD BURSARY ($500)
CRITERIA: Student in fine arts program.
Kerry Dyck Memorial Scholarship ($750)
CRITERIA: Applicant must be a student athlete from LVR who shows committment to excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. High preference to athletes who are dedicated to soccer. Must have a minimun of a B average for course work in grades 11 & 12.
KOOTENAY LAKE HEALTHCARE AUXILIARY (NELSON CHAPTER) SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)
CRITERIA: Student is pursuing post-secondary education in any field of health care, and is a resident of Nelson or surrounding area. Applications include present activities, future plans and financial need. Volunteering in a medical facility and letters of support will be considered by the selection committee.
KOOTENAY LAKE DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
CRITERIA: A student who excels both academically and in the community.
KOOTENAY LAKE PRINCIPALS’ & VICE-PRINCIPALS’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
CRITERIA: A minimum grade point average of 3.2 over your best seven courses.
KOOTENAY SAVINGS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BURSARY($1500)
CRITERIA: MUST be a member or have an immediate family member of Kootenay Savings Credit Union. Your KSCU membership number must appear on the application. Must be enrolled full time in a post secondary institution - technology, university, college or vocational. For more information, please contact Aron Burke at 1-250-368-2683.
LOIS MCKINNON LEGACY FUND SCHOLARSHIP (Amt changes yearly, can be divided, from $300 - $1000 per award, depending on number of applicants)
CRITERIA: Provide one or more bursaries for graduates, with preference to those pursuing post secondary studies in nursing.
LOUIS & MARGUERITE SANTOR BURSARY ($500)
CRITERIA: High academic achievement. Furthering education in the field of medicine, including veterinary medicine. Preference may be given to a student with evidence of financial need.
NELSON ITALIAN CANADIAN SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP (2 x $750)
CRITERIA: Preference to member of the Nelson Italian Canadian Society Club.
Two awards: One for a student attending post secondary, and one for student enrolled in a trades program.
NELSON LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP (2 x $1000)
CRITERIA: One male and one female. Preference will be given to a son or daughter of a Nelson Lions Club member. Consideration will also be given to a good school record in a variety of subjects(C+ average) as well as evidence of leadership, community service and/or involvement in the arts.
Nelson Covenant Church Leadership Recognition Scholarship ($1500)
CRITERIA: This Scholarship will be awarded to a "student leader" who exercises transformational leadership in his/her community. A transformational leader is one who uses their influence to support the well being and growth of others. Transformation leaders empower, humbly serve others and use their talents and skills to help encourage others to develop their potential. Applicants must meet graduation requirements, be currently enrolled in SD8 and planning on attending post secondary enrollment. More information available from Susan in the office.
NELSON AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
CRITERIA: Student pursuing business administration or related field.
NELSON AND DISTRICT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION ($500)
CRITERIA: Student who is interested in education or human resources at university, college or trade school.
NELSON HIGH SCHOOL REUNION 1937-1952 SCHOLARSHIP ($400)
CRITERIA: Pursing further education.
HISTORY: Established in 1991 by the reunion committee.
NELSON MASONIC LODGE SCHOLARSHIP (2 x $750)
CRITERIA: One male and one female based on citizenship, group/club activities, fine arts involvement, C+ average.
NELSON MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP ($300 each, number awarded determined by number of eligible applicants)
CRITERIA: Student has been involved in Nelson Minor Hockey, displays dedication, sportsmanship and shows respect on and off the ice.
NELSON PILOTS’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP ($400)
CRITERIA: Pursuing a career in the aviation industry (e.g. air crew, aeronautical engineer, aircraft maintenance).
NELSON ROAD KINGS SCHOLARSHIP (2 x $750)
CRITERIA: For students whose post secondary plans are related to the automotive field. This may include mechanics, body repair and sales as well as welding, electrical and millwright/machinist.
ORMOND FAMILY BURSARY ($500)
CRITERIA: High degree of excellence in Fine Arts with first consideration to a Theatre Arts student.
PHARMASAVE SCHOLARSHIP ($300)
CRITERIA: A student that is interested in sciences and has demonstrated community service.
SCHOOL DISTRICT #8 ABORIGINAL EDUCATION AWARD ($1000)
CRITERIA: To a deserving student that has been actively involved in the Aboriginal Education Program.
SELKIRK PAVING BURSARY ($500)
CRITERIA: The successful candidate must plan to continue their post-secondary education including college, university, trade or vocational. They must demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and involvement in school or community activities along with tenacity, effort, and attitude.
SHELLY SARTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (SELKIRK EYECARE) ($500)
CRITERIA: Pursuing a career in science/health care.
In memory of Shelly Sarton.
STROMSTEAD BURSARY ($400)
CRITERIA: Furthering his/her education in a science or mathematics related field. Demonstrates interest and knowledge in the area of information technology.
HISTORY: Established in 1997 by Edward and Gladys Stromstead for L.V. Rogers students furthering their studies.
T.A.S.K. BURSARY (Amt changes yearly, can be divided, $100 - $500 per award, depending on number of applicants)
CRITERIA: This achievement award is for students with special needs.
T.A.S.K. SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
CRITERIA: Student enrolling in social work, early childhood education, community support worker, residential support worker or other related human services field.
WEST KOOTENAY TELUS COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS BURSARY ($1000)
CRITERIA: Preference given to applicant with immediate family connection to Telus/BC Tel (current or retired). If no family, min. C+ avg., leadership, community service and/or involvement in the arts, enrolling in post-secondary institution.
ZEABIN MEMORIAL BURSARY ($400)
CRITERIA: Applicants who are furthering their education in language study.
HISTORY: Kenneth Zeabin was born in Nelson in 1971. He believed in equality and that “life must go on”. He enjoyed life to the fullest and fought bravely his battle against muscular dystrophy.