Type Two Local Awards Require Their Own Application Form
Type Two 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. 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 (click on award name to download the PDF). Please see Ms. Terlingen for specific questions or contact the sponsor directly.
Please read carefully where to submit the applications, and to the different deadlines for some community sponsors. Unless otherwise indicated, all applications go to Lorie Buss in the office.
Please watch the awards below for changes to dates and application forms. The 2018 awards will be added as we receive them - usually by early April.
Deadline for submitting an application the school collects is Thursday, April 12th at 4 pm
ASSOCIATION OF BC LAND SURVEYORS, KOOTENAY GROUP CRITERIA: For a student entering a full time geomatics program at a Canadian college, technical institute or university. Note: Send your application directly to sponsor - application deadline August 31, 2018.
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 back country. 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 done within the next ski season. HISTORY: Established by Mark Dumont, outdoor enthusiast. Bring completed application to Lorie in the office by April 12, 2018.
BEV LAPOINTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN TRADES Applicants must be registered as a full time or part time female student in the trades, 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. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2018.
CAITLYND PIDERMAN BURSARY HISTORY: Caitlynd was a 2006 LVR graduate who loved Basketball. CRITERIA: Open to a student who is trying to overcome health challenges, or student must be an athlete that shows superior determination, effort & commitment to sport. Bring completed application to Lorie in the office by April 12, 2018.
COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST CRITERIA: Service and leadership to the community and strong academics. For more information and to download an application, www.cbt.org/ycsa. Bring completed application to Lorie in the office by April 12, 2018.
COLUMBIA POWER CORPORATION CRITERIA: An individual who has demonstrated excellence in achievement during their senior year. This does not necessarily mean achieving the highest GPA, but that the recipient has worked hard and has shown a real desire to excel for themselves. Information and application available soon.
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. NOTE: Send your application directly to CUPE 748 - firstname.lastname@example.org
EMBARK 'GAP YEAR' AWARD NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017/18. CRITERIA: For students who are planning to live in a foreign country (excluding the USA) for 6 to 12 months after graduation for travel, study, to volunteer, or work. HISTORY: Established by LVR alumni. Note: Send application directly to Kiraya Spencer - email@example.com
ERNIE GARE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 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 asked to use extra pages in their application and not be limited to the space provided in the application. Note: Send your application (deadline April 30, 2018) directly to sponsor - firstname.lastname@example.org
FRASER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 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. Bring completed application to Lorie in the office by April 12, 2018.
GUILFORD BRETT MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA: Must be involved in Music. Open to 12-17 year olds as well. HISTORY: Established in memory of Amy Ferguson and the United Church Boys Choir. Deadline is May 31, 2018. Applications sent directly to the address on application form.
JAMES HAMILTON ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA: Male student; priority to student entering Ministry of the United Church or other protestant denomination. PLEASE NOTE: Please apply by writing a detailed letter of application to: Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N1. For more information, please contact Lois Berg at 250-352-2822.
JOHN CARTER & BILL BING MEMORIAL BURSARY 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. Bring completed application to Lorie in the office by April 12, 2018. 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. Note: Send completed application directly to the Kootenay Co-op by April 25, 2018.
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 Note: Send completed application directly to CUPE - email@example.com
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”. Note: send completed application directly to CUPE - firstname.lastname@example.org
KOOTENAY SAVINGS COMMUNITY CHAMP BURSARY (NEW!) CRITERIA: Open to Grade 12 students who have shown exceptional leadership and demonstrated commitment to their community. Please click on title above for more details. Note directions to send application directly to sponsor - see website for application and details. 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. Above link describes the award and history of Kyle Levy. *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. ClickHERE for 2017/18 application form. Note: Send completed application directly to Erin Fitchett - Erin@aftimber.com
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. The 2018 application and information are now online - note deadline for this award is April 10th.
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. Bring completed application(s) to Lorie in the office by April 12, 2018.
NELSON REGIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL CRITERIA: For students who have been involved in either school or community sports. One recipient chosen from all School District 8 applications. Deadline: April 12, 2018 to Lorie in the office.
NELSON SOCCER ASSOCIATION - KERRY DYCK MEMORIAL BURSARY CRITERIA: To follow in fall of 2018.
NELSON WALDORF SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:Must have attended the Nelson Waldorf School - see link for more details. Deadline is April 15, 2018. Note: Send application directly to sponsor - administrator@ nelsonwaldorf.org
PACIFIC INSIGHT ELECTRONICS SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA: For students who are attending an accredited post-secondary institution and pursuing the field of engineering or business, including details of the institution they are planning to attend and what program of study. Application must include an essay including details around their future goals, why they should be considered for this award and a description of their participation in community volunteering. Note: Send your application directly to sponsor - Kfarley@pacificinsight.com
REBECCA VECCHIO MEMORIAL BURSARY CRITERIA: Male student pursuing post-secondary studies. Committed to gender equality and speaking out against bullying and violence against women. Please click award title for full criteria details and how to apply. Please send application directly to sponsor - Deadline is May 20, 2018.
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. Note: Send completed application directly to sponsor by May 4, 2018 - email@example.com 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. Bring completed application to Lorie in the office by April 12, 2018.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION 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. Bring completed application to Lorie in the office by April 12, 2018.
ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL BURSARY FUND CRITERIA: Applicants must have attended St. Joseph School, excluding kindergarten. Apply directly to St. Joseph's - click on award title.
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). Click link above for more details and to apply. Note: Please contact the School District 8 Board Office for details - 570 Johnstone Road, 250-352-6681.
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. Bring completed application to Lorie in the office by April 12, 2018.
ZACK HARVEY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD (West Kootenay Educational Resource Society - The Whole School) CRITERIA: Must have attended the Vallican Whole School. Deadline is April 30, 2018 - apply directly to Whole School.