Type Two Community Bursary, Scholarships and Awards are a mixture of opportunities for a variety of students with different backgrounds, experiences, skills and community connections. Please read each of the descriptions below and decide which ones are most suitable for you to apply for - they are listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. Please see Ms. Wiltshire for specific questions or contact the sponsor directly.
SOME APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE SPONSOR.
PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION COMPLETLY AND APPLY AS INDICATED BY THE SPONSOR. Most scholarships/bursaries have different deadlines so please read the information under each name for a full description and dates for submission.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR GRAD 2020 WILL BE SET IN FEBRUARY 2020.
NOT ALL CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE. PLEASE READ EACH SCHOLARSHIP FOR CRITERIA AND HOW TO APPLY.
PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHMENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR THE MOST CURRENT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE.
PLEASE CHECK WITH COUNSELLING AT LVR FOR ASSISTANCE.
Association of BC Land Surveyours, Kootenay Group ($750)
CRITERIA: For a student entering a full time geomatics program at a Canadian college, technical institute or university. Student must plan to work within the land surveying profession, preferably in BC, and must be from the Kootenay Region of BC.
Note: Send your application directly to sponsor - application deadline August 29, 2020
More information at www.abcls.ca/becoming-a-land-surveyor-in-bc/scholarships/
application also available at LVR counselling office.
Avalanche Skills Training Bursary ($750)
CRITERIA: For students who are interested in gaining skills in avalanche awareness and who may be planning to get into outdoor education, guiding or be safe recreationalists in our backcountry. Students need adequate ski or snowboard skills that are regular prerequisites for AST 1 & AST 2 or level 1 professional avalanche course. Training needs to be completed within the next ski season.
HISTORY: Established by Mark Dumont, outdoor enthusiast.
For information, please contact Mark Dumont at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information form also available in the counselling office
Bring completed application the counselling office by the due date.
Bev Lapointe Memorial Scholarship for Women in Trades ($2000)
(Kootenay Career Development Society) Applicants must be registered as a full time or part time female student in the trades and be a permanent resident of the region that Kootenay Career Development Society serves (Nelson, Castlegar, Salmo, north shore to Kaslo and the Slocan Valley as far north as the Village of Slocan.
Open to any individual who self-identifies as a woman.
For information regarding this scholarship, please contact Jessica Lunn at Jessica.Lunn@kcds.ca
2020 application is available here: Bev Lapointe Scholarship Application 2020
Deadline for submission is May 31, 2020
Construction, Maintenance and Allied Workers Local 2300 Bursary ($500)
Criteria: Bursaries of $500 each will be awarded to students in school districts within the east and west Kootenay who are pursuing an apprenticeship in Carpentry/Joinery of Millwright. Applicants must write a short essay between 300-500 words to explain why they are choosing a career in their chosen field.
Application form available from the counselling office at LVR and here: Construction,Maintenance, Allied Workers Bursary 2020
Essays and application form must be mailed (not emailed) to CMAW Local 2300, Education Committee, 2-2320 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar BC V1N 2X1 before April 5, 2020
Also available the Construction, Maintenance and Allied workers Carpentry Pre-apprentice Bursarys.
Application form available here:CMAW Pre apprentice Carpentry bursary
Columbia Basin Trust - Youth Community Service Award (3 x $2000)
CRITERIA: Service and leadership to the community and strong academics.
Application form and information available here:
CBT Youth Community Award application
CBT Youth Community Award Information
Bring completed application to the counselling office by April 17, 2020.
CUPE Local 748 ($300)
CRITERIA: Son or daughter of a member of CUPE 748 and C+ average during final year. Attendance and punctuality, school participation and community involvement are considered.
HISTORY: Established in 1995 for deserving students who are sons or daughters of CUPE local 748 members and who are graduating from a high school within School District #8.
Application form for 2020 not yet available online. Previous years application available at bottom of this page.
Applications can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Cupe Local 748, Kootenay Lake School District Employees, Box 410, Nelson BC V1L 5R2
Application deadline postmarked by May 1, 2020
Ernie Gare Society ($500 to $1000)
CRITERIA: Outstanding athletic achievement throughout high school, maintain high academic and leadership qualities in school and community. Number of awards to be determined.
HISTORY: In memory of Ernie Gare, a sports enthusiast and coach who was very active in the Nelson community. Students are advised that they are able to use extra pages in their application and not be limited to the space provided in the application.
Information and application available here: Ernie Gare Information and Application.
Please apply directly to sponsor, Jamie Rennie, Ernie Gare Scholarship, Box 747, Nelson BC V1L 5R4 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
**new** Greg Bezaire Leadership and Community Minded Volunteer Scholarship ($1500)
CRITERIA: The successful candidate is a person who shows leadership by volunteering their time to make a difference in their community, and affecting others by doing so. This may be inside school, or outside in the community. The scholarship applicants will be evaluated on merit, not academic achievements.
HISTORY: Greg Bezaire was a true leader in the community, championing such boards as the Economic Development Commission, Co-Chair of both the Blewett and Trafalgar schools Parent advisory Committees and on the Board of Directors for Nelson Glacier Gymnastics. He had a passion for life and would help personally or professionally whenever or for whatever was needed, without hesitation. Greg battled a rare form of cancer with tenacity and positivity, but passed away on Jan 30th, 2019. Before he passed, this scholarship was created in his name, and he was proud and honored to be able to provide funding to help a worthwhile student.
Applicants must write a detailed letter introducing themselves and outlining their accomplishments and reasons why they feel they should be the recipient of this award. Applicants must also provide 2 reference letters, from a teacher and/or community member or outside agency confirming their participation and accomplishments. Applicants can ask their counsellor to have their reference letters scanned and emailed from the office if needed. Application must be emailed to email@example.com before Friday, May 15th 2020.
Application forms and reference letter templates are available here:
Greg Bezaire Volunteer Scholarship form
Reference letter from Community Member template
Reference letter from Teacher template
International Program Leadership & Cultural Integration Scholarship ($500 can be more than one awarded)
CRITERIA: Integrity, dedication, magnanimity, honesty, respect friendly and connected to friends from Canada, fair, assertive, sense of humour and cross cultural competence.
Deadline for submission directly to Michele Lelievre, International Program Coordinator before May 1, 2019.
Note: Please contact the School District 8 Board Office for details - 811 Stanley Street, Nelson, BC V1L 1N8, 250-352-668
Kootenay Co-op Member Scholarship ($1000)
CRITERIA: This Scholarship is open to an active Co-op member, or the child of an active Co-op member. Applicants must make an effort to explain how their field of studies connects back the Co-op's vision, Mission and Values, and how this scholarship will make the world a better place.
Note: Send completed application directly to the Kootenay Co-op at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline is April 25, 2020.
Kootenay District Council Bursary (CUPE) ($500)
CRITERIA: Awarded to graduating son or daughter of a K.D.C. affiliated member. Applicant must be pursing post-secondary studies at a community college, university, or institute of technology.
Application form for 2020 not yet available.Previous years applications at bottom of this page.
Send completed application directly to Michelle Bennett – Email
Kootenay District Council Women's Committee (CUPE) ($200)
CRITERIA: Awarded to the son or daughter of a K.D.C affiliated member. Requires an Essay on “The Union’s Involvement in Women’s Issues”.
Application form for 2020 not yet available. Previous years applications at the bottom of this page.
Send completed application directly to Michelle Bennett: Email
Kootenay Savings Community Champ Bursary (4 x $2000)
CRITERIA: Open to Grade 12 students who have shown exceptional leadership and demonstrated commitment to their community.
Application information available here: Kootenay Savings Community Champs Bursaries
Application period is from March 1 to April 1, 2020
Information available from email@example.com by calling 250-368-2683
A.F Timber Company - Kyle Levy - Pride In Logging Bursary ($1500)
An annual bursary of $1,500 to a student entering the field of logging or a full time forestry or trade program at a Canadian college, technical institute or university. Trades program defined as a British Columbia school offering heavy duty mechanics, professional truck driving, heavy duty machine operators course, welding course or similar training program that leads to employment within the logging industry. Please see https://aftimber.com/kyle-levy-logging-bursary
Applications are available from Erin Fitchett - Erin@aftimber.com
Application available here: AF Timber Bursary application
Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship ($10,000 divided between 2-4 applicants)
The family of Neil Muth and Columbia Basin Trust are pleased to announce a new scholarship for people who have triumphed over adversity and want to pursue post-secondary education.
Application information and guide available in the counselling dept at LVR and here: Neil Muth CBT Scholarship guide/application.
If unable to submit online, contact 1-800-505-8998
Deadline is April 16 2020
Nelson and District Credit Union Awards (3 awards at $500 each)
1. Community Spirit Award
CRITERIA: Preference will be to a member in good standing of the Nelson and District Credit Union. For students that show demonstrated involvement in community, school, regional, provincial, national and international activities.
2. Aspire Student Achievement Award
CRITERIA: Preference will be to a member in good standing of the Nelson and District Credit Union. Student has obtained academic excellence in all study areas.
3. Student Leadership Award
CRITERIA: Preference will be to a member in good standing of the Nelson and District Credit Union. For students that have demonstrated strong leadership abilities recognized by peers and teachers.
Application NDCU Application
Applicants should contact Tom Atkins, BA, Senior Manager at NDCU – TAtkins@nelsoncu.com
Nelson District Teachers' Association Member's Bursaries
CRITERIA: Child or grandchild of an active or retired N.D.T.A. member. Intended for university, college or trade schools.
For more information, please contact the NDTA - firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline is April 30, 2020.
Nelson Soccer Association - Kerry Dyck Memorial Bursary (multiple at $500 each)
CRITERIA: Must be a strong contributor to Nelson Soccer Assn. and to soccer community at large.
NEW AWARD - One Male and one Female recipient.
Application for 2020 is available in the LVR counselling office and here: Kerry Dyck Bursary Application
Nelson Waldorf School Alumni Scholarship ($400 to $500)
CRITERIA: Must have attended the Nelson Waldorf School, completed grade 12 at LV Rogers, completed the application form and submit an essay..
Please contact Waldorf School for more information: email@example.com
Application form and instructions available here: Waldorf School Alumni Scholarship
Deadline is April 11, 2020.
Rebecca Vecchio Memorial Bursary ($600)
CRITERIA: Male OR Female student pursuing post-secondary studies. Committed to gender equality and speaking out against bullying and violence against women. A person (male or female) who believes "My Strength is Not for Hurting" campaign/philosophy. Social responsibility/justice in school, creates a better school climate/culture to embrace diversity. Demonstrates a strong commitment to gender equality in actions & behaviour; role model & speaks out against bullying/violence against women/girls. Further studies include social work, counselling, mental health, teaching, etc.
Please contact Jennifer Vecchio, 1817 Fort Sheppard Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 6A2
Application information is available from the counselling office at LV Rogers.
Application is here: Rebecca Vecchio Memorial Bursary
Deadline is May 20, 2020.
Rotary Club of Nelson ($1000, can be more than 1 award)
CRITERIA: Strong academics. Good school record in a variety of subjects as well as evidence of leadership and service, also involvement in the arts and community service.
Application form available here: Rotary Scholarship 2020
Please follow the instructions on the application for submission.
Royal Canadian Legion Nelson Branch 51 ($500 to $750)
CRITERIA: Must be a veteran, child, grandchild or gread grandchild of any eligible personnel (see application for details)
Must be attending a college or university in BC, the Yukon, Calgary or Lethbride on a full time basis for a minimum of two consecutive semesters. Must prove financial need as outlined in the application form.
Application and instructions available here: Royal Canadian Legion Bursary
Completed applications are available in the counselling office, and must be returned to: Royal Canadian Legion, 402 Victoria Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4K5, phone 250-352-7727, fax 250-352-9358 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph School Bursary Fund (2 x $440)
CRITERIA: Applicants must have attended St. Joseph School, excluding kindergarten.
Please contact Mathilde Klassen at St. Joseph school for information, 250-352-3041
Application form is available here: St. Joseph School Bursary
Previous years applicationa at the bottom of this page.
Ted Hargreaves Memorial Scholarship ($750)
CRITERIA: Preference given to a female hockey player of the Kootenay Wild and/or have acted in some capacity in forwarding the female hockey movement (e.g. coach, referee, etc).
Copy of application is available in the counselling office and here: Ted Hargreaves Scholarship.
West Kootenay Toy Run ($1000)
CRITERIA: A student who is in true financial need that would not be able to continue on to post-secondary without the help of the scholarship. Requires a hand written history explaining financial hardships, family circumstance, and your future educational goals
Application and instructions are available here: West Kootenay Toy Run Bursary
Applications are also available in the counselling office. Deadline for applications is April 13,2020.
**NEW** West Kooteany Women in Business Bursary
Apply direct to Nancy Trotman: email@example.com
Zack Harvey Scholarship Award (2 x $200)
(West Kootenay Educational Resource Society - The Whole School)
CRITERIA: Must have attended the Vallican Whole School.
Please contact Josee Corrigan at the Whole School for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application is available in the counselling office and here: Whole School/Zack Harvey Scholarship
Deadline is April 30, 2020.