Local Awards Requiring Their Own Application

Type 2 Community

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.  Review all the information below and decide which ones are most suitable for you to apply for - they are listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. 

 
**READ CAREFULLY WHERE TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINES FOR EACH AWARD**

Deadline for submitting applications which the school collects is April 9, 2021 at 4 pm.

 

Please see Ms. Wiltshire for specific questions or contact the sponsor directly.
 

AVALANCHE SKILLS TRAINING BURSARY

AMOUNT: $750 (2 awards)

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

APPLICATION: Avalanche Skills Training Bursary Application

DEADLINE: April 9, 2021

Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

BEV LAPOINTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN TRADES (Kootenay Career Development Society)

AMOUNT: $2000 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Applicants must be registered as a full time or part time female student in a trades training program and be a permanent resident of the region that Kootenay Career Development Society serves. Open to any individual who self-identifies as a woman.  For information on Trades Scholarships, contact Brent Firkser ( brent.firkser@sd8.bc.ca )or your school counsellor(s). For more information on the Bev Lapointe Memorial Scholarship please contact Savina Kelly, Employer Outreach & Communications Manager at 250-352-6200 EXT 308.

APPLICATION: Bev Lapointe Scholarship Application

DEADLINE: May 31, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST YOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

AMOUNT: $2000 (up to 3 awards)

CRITERIA: Columbia Basin Trust’s Youth Community Service Awards are designed to reward and encourage volunteerism of Columbia Basin students. These awards are not based on academic achievement but rather volunteer community service activity. Eligible recipients therefore include students not intending to attend post-secondary education. For more information please review the award Program Guide CBT-YCSA

APPLICATION: https://forms.ourtrust.org/youth-community-service-award-student/

DEADLINE: extended to Thursday, April 15, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND ALLIED WORKERS LOCAL 2300 BURSARY

AMOUNT: $500 (multiple)

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 or Millwright.  Applicants must write a short essay between 300-500 words to explain why they are choosing a career in their chosen field. 

APPLICATION: CMAW Local 2300 Bursary Application 2021

Essays and application form must be mailed (not emailed) to CMAW Local 2300, Education Committee, 2-2320 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar BC V1N 2X1

DEADLINE: April 23, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND ALLIED WORKERS LOCAL 1237 Pre-Apprentice BURSARY

AMOUNT: $500 (on average 6 awards)

CRITERIA: Enrollment in a carpentry pre-apprenticeship program. Be a resident of British Columbia. Submit a 500-word essay on why you want to be a carpenter.  To apply for this bursary please provide your name, phone number, the learning institute you are attending, and the dates your course is running, along with your essay to reception@cmaw.ca please put Local 1237 Pre-Apprentice Bursary in the subject line of the email.

APPLICATION: CMAW Local 1237 Bursary Application

DEADLINE: April 23, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.
 

CUPE LOCAL 748

AMOUNT: $300 to a child of CUPE Local 748 member

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.

APPLICATION: 2020-2021 CUPE 748 Bursary Application

Applications can be emailed to cupesec748@gmail.com or mailed to Cupe Local 748, Kootenay Lake School District Employees, Box 410, Nelson BC V1L 5R2

DEADLINE: Postmarked by May 1, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

ERNIE GARE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: TBD

CRITERIA: Outstanding athletic achievement throughout high school, maintain high academic and leadership qualities in school and community. Please refer to the application for more information on the specific criteria required. For general information about the Ernie Gare Foundation click here: https://www.erniegare.com/

HISTORY: In memory of Ernie Gare, a sports enthusiast and coach who was very active in the Nelson community. Students are advised that they can use extra pages in their application and not be limited to the space provided in the application.

APPLICATION: Ernie Gare Scholarship Application Students can visit https://www.erniegare.com/ to download the application form. The form must be emailed back to info@erniegare.com in order to submit the application. 

DEADLINE: April 30th annually
Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

GREG BEZAIRE LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY MINDED VOLUNTEER SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $1500 (1 award)

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 scan/email their reference letters with their application. Application must be emailed to gregbezaire@shaw.ca before Friday, May 15th.

Application forms and reference letter templates are available here: 

Greg Bezaire Volunteer Scholarship form

Reference letter from Community Member

Reference Letter from Teacher

 

HARROP-PROCTER COMMUNITY CO-OPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $2000 (1 award yearly, more than 1 can be granted in any given year)

CRITERIA: The Harrop-Procter Community Cooperative Scholarship will be awarded to a secondary

school graduate who is a resident of the Harrop-Procter Community, or a post-secondary student from the area. Applicants must be enrolled in a 1st year program, pursuing an education through a Technical/Trades School, College, or University, or already studying at a post-secondary institution. Studies related to Forestry, Environmental Studies, and Sciences will be given priority consideration, but other areas of study will be considered

where appropriate.

APPLICATION: HPCC Scholarship Application Please forward applications to Harrop-Procter Community Forest PO Box 5, Procter, B.C. V0G 1V0 Attention: Scholarship Committee. Applications can also be submitted here: office@hpcommunityforest.org and attaching the necessary documentation.

DEADLINE: June 30th annually

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM (SD8) – ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $500

CRITERIA: Will be awarded to the International Student with the highest grades.

APPLICATION: No application submission required.

DEADLINE: May 15th annually

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM (SD8) – GLOBAL INTERCULTURAL SKILLS CERTIFICATE

AMOUNT: $500 (up to 5 awards)

CRITERIA:  This award is for students who have participated in the GIE, GIS or some other form of intercultural development (i.e. through coursework, Ambassador Club, etc.). Open to Canadian and International students.

APPLICATION: Intercultural Certificate Scholarship Application Return application by scan, email or in person to : Jann Schmidt, email: jann.schmidt@sd8.bc.ca, address: 811 Stanley Street, Nelson BC V1L 1N8

DEADLINE: Postmarked by May 15th annually

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM (SD8) – LEADERSHIP AND CULTURAL INTEGRATION SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $500 (up to 5 awards)

CRITERIA:  This award is for students who have demonstrated intercultural competence through their daily interactions with students, staff and community.

APPLICATION: Please submit a letter to Jann Schmidt by email: jann.schmidt@sd8.bc.ca that explains all the ways in which you have demonstrated the character traits listed here: Leadership and Intercultural Integration Scholarship information

DEADLINE: May 15th annually

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KERRY DYCK MEMORIAL BURSARY (Nelson Soccer Association)

AMOUNT: $1000 (2 AWARDS)

CRITERIA: Based on dedication to soccer and service to community as well as academic and athletic achievement.

APPLICATION: 2021 Kerry Dyck Bursary Application Submit application form with attached letter of introduction and letter of reference to admin@nelsonsoccer.ca. Include a copy of your latest grades.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KOOTENAY CO-OP MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $1000 (1-2 awards)

CRITERIA: This Scholarship is open to an active Co-op member, or the child of an active Co-op member. Preference will be given, but not limited to applicants who are pursuing studies in the following areas: food, agriculture, cooperatives, community development, environmental studies, or alternative health. Information can be found here: https://www.kootenay.coop/community-giving/

APPLICATION: Application form is available here: https://www.kootenay.coop/scholarship/

DEADLINE: April 25th annually

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KOOTENAY DISTRICT COUNCIL BURSARY (CUPE)

AMOUNT: $500 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Awarded to graduating son or daughter of a KDC affiliated CUPE member. Applicant must be pursuing post-secondary studies at a community college, university, or institute of technology

APPLICATION: Kootenay District Council Bursary(CUPE) Application 2021

Please email completed application Janet Anderson, Secretary KDC janetanderson1966@hotmail.com

DEADLINE: Postmarked by May 1, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KOOTENAY DISTRICT COUNCIL - WOMEN’S COMMITTEE (CUPE)
AMOUNT: $200 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Awarded to graduating son or daughter of a KDC affiliated CUPE member. Applicant must be pursuing post-secondary studies at a community college, university, or institute of technology. Applicant will be required to write an essay on “The achievements of an outstanding woman in your community”.

APPLICATION: KDC Women's Committee Application 2021

Please email completed application Janet Anderson, Secretary KDC janetanderson1966@hotmail.com

DEADLINE: Postmarked by May 1, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KOOTENAY LAKE HEALTHCARE AUXILIARY BURSARY 

AMOUNT: $1000 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Awarded to a student who is pursuing post-secondary education in any field of health care and is a resident of Nelson or surrounding area. Applications include present activities, plans and financial need.  The selection committee will consider volunteering in a medical facility and letters of support.

APPLICATION: Kootenay Lake Healthcare Auxiliary Bursary Application. Send application to June Spearman klhaux@gmail.com.

DEADLINE: April 30th annually
Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KOOTENAY SAVINGS COMMUNITY CHAMPS BURSARIES  
AMOUNT: $2000 (6 awards for the Kootenay Region)

CRITERIA: Open to local Grade 12 students who have shown exceptional leadership and an amazing commitment to their communities.  

APPLICATION: Application period is from March 1 to April 16, 2021. Applications are available here  https://www.kscu.com/Community/EducationAndBursaryPrograms/

Information available from aron.burke@kscu.com or by calling 250-368-2683

DEADLINE: April 16, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KYLE LEVY - PRIDE IN LOGGING BURSARY (A.F Timber Co Ltd)
​AMOUNT: $1500 (1 award)

CRITERIA: 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. More information can be found here: https://aftimber.com/kyle-levy-logging-bursary

APPLICATION: ​ Please email Erin Fitchett - Erin@aftimber.com

DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

NEIL MUTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: There will be $10,000 available to support 2-4 applicants this year.

The scholarship is awarded by the Muth family, administered by Columbia Basin Trust and made possible by the generous donations of family, friends, local governments and organizations.

CRITERIA: This scholarship is for people who have triumphed over adversity and wish to pursue post-secondary education. This is an opportunity for someone to demonstrate their individual determination, future goals and self-motivation. It is evaluated on merit and not on academic achievements.  For more information please review the Neil Muth Scholarship Guide 2021 

APPLICATION: www.ourtrust.org/scholarship

DEADLINE: extended to Thursday, April 15, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

NELSON AND DISTRICT CREDIT UNION AWARDS FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS OF LV ROGERS (3 awards)

Recipients will be chosen based on the unique criteria for each award and the unique situations of each school. All applicants must be attending an accredited post secondary institution upon graduating. Preference is given to students that are active NDCU members and in good-standing.
1. Nelson and District Credit Union Aspire Scholarship

AMOUNT: $500
CRITERIA: The recipient of this award will have achieved academic excellence in all areas of study at LV Rogers.

2. Nelson and District Credit Union Student Leadership Award

AMOUNT: $500
CRITERIA: The recipient of this award will be recognized amongst their peers and teachers as demonstrating strong leadership abilities at school. This award is based on leadership qualities and not academic achievement. The applicant must identify any activities related to this award.

3. Nelson and District Credit Union Community Spirit Award

AMOUNT: $500
CRITERIA: The recipient of this award will exemplify community spirit by a student. Their involvement may relate to commitments to the school, regional, provincial, national or international community. This award is based on volunteer and community service and not academic achievement. The applicant must identify any activities related to this award.

APPLICATION: NDCU Scholarship Information and Application

DEADLINE: April 8, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

NELSON DISTRICT TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION MEMBER’S BURSARIES

CRITERIA: Child or grandchild of an active or retired N.D.T.A. members. Intended for university, college or trade schools.
APPLICATIO: NDTA Bursary-Scholarship Application Package For more information, please contact the NDTA - lp07@bctf.ca

Deadline is April 30th annually

 

NELSON ITALIAN CANADIAN SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP 

AMOUNT: $750 each (2 awards) Note: Value of each award is determined annually
CRITERIA: The scholarships are to be awarded to the child(ren) of an NICS member in good standing who is a current graduate of a Nelson area secondary school to assist them to pursue careers in post-secondary education.

If, in a particular year, there are no candidates whose parents are NICS members, the scholarship(s) may be awarded to students who have Italian heritage or to other deserving students.

There are two scholarships available to be awarded.

•              The first is for academic post-secondary studies leading to a degree. 

•              The second is for trades/vocational or fine arts programs leading to a diploma.

Please see Application for additional requirements and information.

APPLICATION: Nelson Italian Canadian Society Scholarship Award Application The written application should be submitted to the LV Rogers Scholarship selection committee

DEADLINE: April 9, 2021

The award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

NELSON ROTARY/CIRCLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
​​AMOUNT: $1000 (3-4 awards)

CRITERIA: The criteria for awarding these scholarships is a good school record in a variety of subjects including academics, trades and technologies or the arts. Strong evidence of leadership and service to school or community is also considered. Financial need may also be a factor. This Scholarship is open to all students.
APPLICATION: Nelson Rotary Club Scholarship Application 2021 Only a PDF, text document or printed paper copy will be accepted. JPEG’s and other formats will not be accepted. Please return the complete scholarship form to Counsellors Office; mail to Scholarship Committee, The Rotary Club of Nelson, PO Box 374 Nelson BC V1L 5R2; or email to norm@netidea.com

DEADLINE: May 1, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

NELSON WALDORF SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP for LV Rogers School
AMOUNT: $500 (1-2 awards)

CRITERIA: Must have attended the Nelson Waldorf School. See application for additional criteria.

APPLICATION: Waldorf School Alumni Scholarship Application  Application should be emailed to info@nelsonwaldorf.org or mailed to NWS Scholarship Committee, Box 165 Nelson BC V1L 5P9

DEADLINE: April 15th annually
Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

REBECCA VECCHIO MEMORIAL BURSARY

AMOUNT: $600 (1 award)

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: Rebecca Vecchio Memorial Bursary Application

DEADLINE: May 20th annually

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Nelson Branch 51

AMOUNT: Determined by Donor

CRITERIA: Students furthering their education at Selkirk College. Preference given to relative of Legion member. Evidence of working to potential. Evidence of financial need is required. Information is available here: https://www.legion.ca/communities-youth/youth-education/scholarships-and-bursaries. Please email Branch 51 Nelson for more information rclbr51@gmail.com.

APPLICATION: Royal Legion Bursary Application 2021 Applications can be sent to rclbr51@gmail.com or mailed to Royal Canadian Legion 402 Victoria Street, Nelson BC V1L 4K5

DEADLINE: May 7, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL BURSARY
AMOUNT: total $1800 for 2 or 3 awards

CRITERIA: Applicants must have attended St. Joseph School, excluding kindergarten. 

APPLICATION: St Joseph School Bursary Application Please contact Mathilde Klassen at St. Joseph school 250-352-2581

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

TED HARGREAVES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
AMOUNT: Determined by Hargreaves Board with Osprey Foundation

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.).  

APPLICATION: Ted Hargreaves Scholarship Application Information available here: http://www.bchockey.net/NewsItem.aspx?id=2750

DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

Award payment is administered by the School Board Office


WEST KOOTENAY TOY RUN ASSOCIATION BURSARY
​AMOUNT: $1000 (5 awards to students in the West Kootenay Area)

CRITERIA: For students who are experiencing true financial hardship due to circumstances beyond their control. These are student who without our help, would not be able to continue their post secondary education. Not a student with top marks, but rather a student who has set realistic and achievable goals for themselves. See WKTRA Letter to Students for more information about this bursary.

APPLICATION: West Kootenay Toy Run Application Hand in completed application and handwritten in black pen history to your counsellor by the deadline.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2021

Award payment is administered by the donor.


ZACK HARVEY MEMORIAL SCHOLASHIP AWARD (West Kootenay Educational Resource Society - The Whole School)
AMOUNT: $100 (unlimited)

CRITERIA:  Must have attended the The Whole School.

APPLICATION:  Whole School/Zack Harvey Scholarship Application Please submit application to Josee Corrigan at The Whole School wholeschool@gmail.com

DEADLINE: is April 30th annually

Award payment is administered by the donor.