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.  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.
Please read carefully where to submit the applications, AS MANY SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE DIFFERENT DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION. 

Some applications are to be submitted directly to the sponsor.  PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION COMPLETLY AND APPLY AS INDICATED BY THE SPONSOR.


Association of BC Land Surveyours, Kootenay Group

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, 2019 

More information at www.abcls.ca application also available at LVR office.

Avalanche Skills Training Bursary

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 mdumont@uniserve.com

Information form also available from Susan in the office.
Bring completed application to Susan in the office by April 17,2019

Bev Lapointe Memorial Scholarship for Women in Trades

(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

Deadline for submission is May 31, 2019

**NEW** Construction, Maintenance and Allied Workers Local 2300 Bursary

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 Susan in the office at LVR. 

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, 2019

Columbia Basin Trust - Youth Community Service Award

CRITERIA: Service and leadership to the community and strong academics.
For more information and to download an application: www.ourtrust.org/ycsa

Bring completed application to Susan in the office by April 17, 2019.

​CUPE Local 748

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 forms

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

Application deadline postmarked by May 1, 2019

Ernie Gare Society

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.

Please apply directly to sponsor, Jamie Rennie, Ernie Gare Scholarship, Box 747, Nelson BC V1L 5R4 or Email jamie.renney@gmail.com

International Program Leadership & Cultural Integration Scholarship

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 Sandy Prentice, International Program Coordinator before May 1, 2019.

Note: Please contact the School District 8 Board Office for details - 570 Johnstone Road, 250-352-6681.

Kootenay Co-op Member Scholarship

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.

Application form 

Note: Send completed application directly to the Kootenay Co-op at community@kootenay.coop

Deadline is April 25, 2019.

Kootenay District Council Bursary (CUPE)

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

Send completed application directly to Michelle Bennett – Email

Kootenay District Council Women's Committee (CUPE)

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”.


Send completed application directly to Michelle Bennett: Email 

**NEW** Koonteay Savings Community Champ Bursary

CRITERIA: Open to Grade 12 students who have shown exceptional leadership and demonstrated commitment to their community. 


Application period is from March 1 to April 12, 2019

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

​A.F Timber Company -  Kyle Levy - Pride In Logging Bursary

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 below.

Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship

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 from Susan in the LVR office, and in the counselling dept at LVR.  

Application form

If unable to submit online, contact 1-800-505-8998

Deadline is April 8, 2019

Nelson and District Credit Union Awards (3 awards)

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.

More Information

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 - lp07@bctf.ca

Deadline is April 30, 2019.

Nelson Soccer Association - Kerry Dyck Memorial Bursary

CRITERIA: Must be a strong contributor to Nelson Soccer Assn. and to soccer community at large. 

NEW AWARD - One Male and one Female recipient. 

Information and application

Nelson Waldorf School Alumni Scholarship 

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:  natasha.kraus@nelsonwaldorf.org

Application form and instructions available from Susan in the office

Deadline is April 11, 2019.

Rebecca Vecchio Memorial Bursary

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 also available from Susan in the office.
Deadline is May 20, 2019.

RHC Insurance Brokers Scholarship

CRITERIA: Available to one male and one female student planning to attend any type of post secondary institution within two years of graduation.
Application form available from Susan in the office.  Essay required.  
Due date May 3, 2019

Rotary Club of Nelson

​​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 from Susan in the office.  Essay Required.  
Due date April 12, 2019

Royal Canadian Legion Nelson Branch 51 

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.

More Information

Bring completed application to Susan in the office by April 12, 2019.

St. Joseph School Bursary Fund

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 from Susan in the office. 

Ted Hargreaves Memorial Scholarship

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 also available from Susan in the office.  

Information and application

West Kootenay Toy Run

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

Applications are available from Susan in the Office. Deadline April 11, 2019

**NEW** West Kooteany Women in Business Bursary 

Apply direct to Nancy Trotman: nancytrotman@hotmail.com

Zack Harvey Scholarship Award

(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: wholeschool@gmail.com

Deadline is April 30, 2019.