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Local Awards Requiring Their Own Application

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**

If the scholarship you are applying for indicates to submit to the LVR office, please see Jessica or email your application to clerical.lvr1@sd8.bc.ca

 

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

 

ANNE WARD SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

AMOUNT: TBD

Number of Awards: TBD

CRITERIA: The Anne Ward Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduate who is a resident from the Outlet area (Longbeach, Harrop, Sunshine Bay, Balfour, Procter, and Queens Bay). Bursaries will be awarded to local post-secondary students if applicable (dependent on the number of primary award applicants) and at the discretion of the HPCC Scholarship sub-committee. Applicants must be enrolled in a first year program, pursuing 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: https://hpcommunityforest.org

DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

Award recipient is decided by Harrop-Procter Community Co-operative

Award payment is administered by Harrop-Procter Community Co-operative

 

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 

DEADLINE: April 14, 2024

Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

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

AMOUNT: $3000 (1 award may not be LVR) The winner will be selected in July 2023

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.  

APPLICATION: https://kcds.ca/project/bev-lapointe-memorial-scholarship

DEADLINE: June 30, 2024

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN, NELSON & DISTRICT CLUB - ELIZABETH WALLACH SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $1000 (1 award)

CRITERIA: A young woman entering post-secondary education, good academic standing, community involvement and financial need. Please contact Cathy Leugner, Past President for more information at nelsoncfuw@gmail.com.

DUE DATE: May 10

Award recipient is decided by donor. Award payment is administered by CFUW Nelson upon proof of enrollment, recipient to email nelsoncfuw@gmail.com.  A congratulatory letter will be given during Grade 12 graduation.

APPLICATION: https://forms.gle/ffakVMoLB5xDxgxCA

DEADLINE: May 10, 2024

 

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. 

APPLICATION: Columbia Basin Trust Youth Community Service Award 

DEADLINE: April 12, 2024

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND ALLIED WORKERS LOCAL 2300 BURSARY

AMOUNT: $500 (Average of 6)

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: Local 2300 Bursary

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

DEADLINE: September 12, 2024

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: TBA

DEADLINE: TBA

Award payment is administered by the donor.
 

CUPE LOCAL 748 BURSARY

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

CRITERIA: Son or daughter of a member of CUPE 748. Applicants must be graduating from high school and pursuing post-secondary education at a Community College, University or Institute of Technology. Proof of registration from a post-secondary institution is required before funds will be released.

APPLICATION: CUPE Local 748 Bursary

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, 2024

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

ERNIE GARE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $3000 (2 Awards)

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: http://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: https://www.erniegare.com/ 

DEADLINE: April 30, 2024


Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

GREG STACEY MEMORIAL BURSARY

For 2023 Graduates we are offering a new bursary, that takes a more supportive role in helping a student achieve their goals.

The Greg Stacey Memorial Bursary seeks to offer support to students who would benefit from a beneficiary believing in them.  In addition to the $1000 award, the family also wishes to offer the opportunity to meet about the recipient’s goals and aspirations and to make introductions where we can which might support them in moving towards these goals. (This is an optional additional benefit that the recipient may choose to embrace or decline.)

Applicants can be studying in any post-secondary field.  Academic achievement is of value but is not our top criteria to receive this award. We are more interested in heart and vision.

APPLICATION: Greg Stacey Memorial Bursary 

In order to assess your application, we would like to hear your responses to the following questions:

  1. What is your vocational aspiration? How is this goal fulfilling to you?
  2. When you finish your studies or program, what do you want to do? Why?
  3. What does community service mean to you?
  4. What is a non-financial thing that would help you achieve your goal?

DEADLINE: May 1, 2024

Award payment is administered by donor. 

 

HARROP-PROCTER COMMUNITY CO-OPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $2000

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. For more information, please see the following https://hpcommunityforest.org/

APPLICATION: HPCC Scholarship Application 

Please forward applications to Harrop-Procter Community Co - Operative 730 Ogilvie Road, Nelson B.C. V1L 6P9 Attention: Scholarship Committee. Applications can also be submitted to: coordinator@hpcommunityforest.org by attaching the necessary documentation.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

JAMES HAMILTON ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP, NELSON UNITED CHURCH

AMOUNT: $500-1500 (1 or 2 awards)

CRITERIA:  Male student who is graduating from grade 12 and expressing the intention of acquiring higher education at a Canadian college or university, entering a helping profession (medicine, social work, psychology, environmental studies,  ministry, etc.)

APPLICATION: https://forms.gle/J1H8wyFfXD5J7HJ49

DEADLINE: May 31, 2024

Award recipient is decided by the donor. 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. Please see website for more information 

APPLICATION: 2023 Kerry Dyck Bursary Application

Submit application form with attached letter of introduction and letter of reference to admin@nelsonsoccer.ca Please include a copy of your latest grades.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2024

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KOOTENAY CO-OP MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $3000 (minimum of 3)

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/scholarship/

APPLICATION: https://www.kootenay.coop/scholarship/

DEADLINE: April 25, 2024

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KOOTENAY DISTRICT COUNCIL BURSARY (CUPE)

AMOUNT: TBA

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: TBA

DEADLINE: TBD

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KOOTENAY DISTRICT COUNCIL - WOMEN’S COMMITTEE (CUPE)
AMOUNT: TBA

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: TBA

DEADLINE: TBD

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

KOOTENAY LAKE DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $500.00 (1 award)

CRITERIA:   A student who excels both academically and in the community.

APPLICATION: https://forms.gle/VhsU3vHCx7df7E9F6

DEADLINE:  April 30, 2024

 

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

CRITERIA: Open to local Grade 12 students local Grade 12 and/or post-secondary students who jump at the chance to make a dedicated commitment to enriching the lives of others in their community, show outstanding leadership abilities or make contributions in the following areas:

  • Volunteering
  • Mentoring others
  • Community service
  • Affecting positive change
  • Personal development and growth
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  • Some highlights of our Community Champs Bursaries:
  • Six $2000 bursaries available for the Kootenay region.
  • Students must be a member of Kootenay Savings Credit Union to be eligible. 
  • Our Selection Committee reviews all applications and selects the six recipients. 

Applications are now open – click here to access the online form - with May 15, 2024 deadline to apply.

 

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

DEADLINE: May 15, 2024

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: http://KYLE LEVY LOGGING BURSARY (aftimber.com)

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

DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

Maia Vezina Educational Award

AMOUNT: $500.00 (1 award)

In memory of Maia Vezina. Awarded by the Vezina family and made possible by donations of family and friends.

CRITERIA: The Maia Vezina Education Award will be given out annually to a graduating student of LVR entering post secondary in the field of Education. The applicant is asked to write a minimum 250 word essay describing their reason for wanting to pursue their dream of becoming an educator and their goals for the future.

APPLICATION: Maia Vezina Educational Award Application.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

Award payment is administered by the School Board Office

 

MERCER CELGAR SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARYS 

CRITERIA: Completed applications, including all requested documentation, must be received in a sealed envelope marked "Scholarship Application" at the Human Resources Office, Mercer Celgar, PO Box 1000, 1921 Arrow Lakes Drive Castlegar BC V1N 3H9.

APPLICATIONS:

DEADLINE: No later than 12:00 noon April 30, 2024

 

NEIL MUTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $10,000 (divided between 2-4 applicants within the Columbia basin trust area)

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 

APPLICATION: Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship - Columbia Basin Trust (ourtrust.org)

DEADLINE: April 17, 2024 at 3:30 PT /4:30 MT

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 Application

DEADLINE: April 9, 2024

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

NELSON DISTRICT TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION MEMBER’S BURSARIES

AMOUNT: Varies 

CRITERIA: Child or grandchild of an active or retired N.D.T.A. members. Intended for university, college or trade schools. Please see below application for all criteria needed. 

APPLICATION: NDTA Bursary Application

DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

For more information, please see the following website www.ndta.ca

 

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: NICS Scholarship Application 

The written application should be submitted to the LV Rogers Office, it will then be passed on to the LV Rogers Scholarship committee. 

DEADLINE: April 11, 2024

The award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

NELSON REGIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $500.00 (1 award to student within SD8)

CRITERIA: Awarded to one graduating SD8 student per calendar year who has shown worthwhile contributions to sport as an athlete, and/or official, or club/district administrator.

APPLICATION: Nelson Regional Sports Council Scholarship - Please submit application to LVR office.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

Award recipient is decided by the Nelson Regional Sports Council. Payment is administered by the School Board Office. 

 

NELSON ROTARY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARYS
​​AMOUNT: $1000 (multiple)

CRITERIA: This bursary is open to all students. Bursary may be awarded to any student planning to enter post-secondary study in academics, trades & technologies, arts, and other areas. The criterion for awarding these bursaries is a service, and/or volunteer activities to school or community. The Rotary Club of Nelson is part of a worldwide organization whose members believe that they should serve their communities and promote international understanding. One local Rotary project is to provide bursaries to high school students. The Circle Foundation was established to serve Nelson and Area including the awarding of bursaries. These bursaries are supported through fundraising, generous donations from private donors and Rotary Club members.

APPLICATIONS:

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 mm88black@yahoo.ca

DEADLINE: May 1, 2024

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

NELSON WALDORF SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP for LV Rogers School
AMOUNT: $500

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

APPLICATION:  Nelson Waldorf Scholarship Application

Application should be emailed to info@nelsonwaldorf.org Attention: NWS Scholarship Committee

DEADLINE: May 1, 2024


Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Nelson Branch 51

Poppy Fund Bursary Application

AMOUNT: $1,000.00 (2 Awards)

CRITERIA: Preference to be given to those descendants of Canadian Forces ex-service or current personnel.However, other applicants may also be considered if financial need is proven. 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 Canadian Legion Bursary 

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

DEADLINE: May 3, 2024

Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL BURSARY
AMOUNT: Varies

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

APPLICATION: St. Joseph's School Bursary

DEADLINE: May 20, 2024

Decision is made my donor and 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.).  Ted Hargreaves was an amateur and professional hockey player, coach and teacher. This scholarship was established to continue the legacy of community involvement through sport that epitomized Ted's 35 years in Nelson. 

APPLICATION: Send completed application to Beth Hargreaves: 1272 Bowron Cres, Prince George, BC  V2M 4X6 or by email to: eliz63@gmail.com

 Ted Hargreaves Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

Award receipt is decided by the Hargreaves Board. Payment is administered by the School Board Office.

 

TELUS AMBASSADORS' BURSARY

AMOUNT:  $1000 (1 award)

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.

APPLICATION: https://forms.gle/1qWUwLux7U4AVxXw5

DEADLINE: May 10, 2024

Recipient decided by the donor. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

UNITED STEELWORKERS LOCAL 480 SCHOLARSHIP & BURSARY

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $500 

BURSARY AMOUNT: $250

CRITERIA: Demonstrated academic ability and need. To qualify the students must write an essay of 500 - 1000 words on "What impact has Local 480 had in the community, workplace safety or workers' rights? Also, if any, what role has local 480 played in your family or families that you know?" Essays must be either emailed Jo-Lynne at jo-lynne@usw480.com or submitted to Local 480. 

APPLICATION: United Steelworkers Local 480 Scholarship & Bursary 

DEADLINE: April 28, 2024

 


WEST KOOTENAY TOY RUN ASSOCIATION BURSARY
​AMOUNT: $1,000 (5 Awards, may not be LVR)

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. 

Letter to Students

APPLICATION: West Kootenay Toy Run Bursary App

Hand in completed application and handwritten in black pen history to your counsellor by the deadline.

DEADLINE: April 12, 2023

Award payment is administered by the donor.