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Scholarships

Scholarship Websites

Here are some websites, where you can search for scholarships by yourself. Counsellors will advertise many scholarships through Teams Counselling classroom as well students can search for scholarships on their own. 

www.studentawards.com

https://yconic.com/ (Free Scholarship matching & peer support)

https://www.scholarshipscanada...  (Sign-up, get matched, receive reminders) 

http://www.studentscholarships... (Sign-up to receive monthly newsletters) 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/career-programs/apprenticeship-and-trades/youth-work-in-trades (Youth Work-in-trades)


Scholarships 101 

LB School Awards: There are a number of scholarships, awards and bursaries that are given away at Lord Byng's Graduation Ceremony in June.  LB school awards are based on academic achievement and other criteria given by particular award's sponsor.  Students will need to fill out a current Lord Byng Scholarship application form and submit it to Mr. Johnston (Room A309).  Applications will be available in February/March and will be announced to you through your counsellors.  Students must apply in order to be considered. 

District/Authority Scholarships:  These scholarships worth $1,250 are given to graduating students who excel in one of the following areas:  Fine Arts, Applied Skills, Physical Activity, Indigenous languages and culture, Second Languages, Community service and Technical trades training.  Grade 12 students are awarded these by LB staff. Students do not need to apply for these.  Lord Byng students who receive these will be awarded/notified during the graduation ceremony in June. 

Secondary School Apprenticeship Scholarships:  Students in apprenticeship programs can earn $1,000 scholarship by successfully completing WRK 11A, 11B, 12A and 12B, maintaining a C+ average or better in their Grade 12 courses and continuing working or training full time in the trade for at least five months after secondary school graduation. If you need more information on these, please see your school counsellor.   These are very rare, and reserved for that student who has been doing an apprenticeship.  

School Sponsored Scholarships: Some scholarships require a school nomination.  Best example is Schulich scholarship.  At Lord Byng, all students are able to apply.  A scholarship committee then meets, reads all the received applications and selects our nominee.  For most scholarships of this type, the school is allowed to nominate 1 student only. 

Automatic Entrance Scholarships:  Most (not all) colleges and universities offer automatic entrance scholarships to first year students.  These scholarships can range from $1,000 to $30,000 payable to successful students over a four year period.  Typically, entrance scholarships are given automatically (no need to apply) based on students' GPA.  Check out each post-secondary institution for more details eg. criteria, amounts, etc.   

Affiliation Scholarships:  These scholarships depend on a link between you and the sponsoring organization.  These affiliations could range from unions, clubs or organizations you or your family members belong to.  For example, if your parent is a member of a Union, check out what their particular Union offers. Talk to your family and find out if they have scholarships through their work that you could apply for.    

Bursaries:  A bursary is like a scholarship for students who have financial need.  Bursaries are awarded based on students' family financial need.  Applications can be filled out at financial aid/award/registrar's office at the post-secondary institution you plan to attend.  

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