There are numerous external scholarships that grade 12 students can apply to. Students and parents are advised to do their own research. We will use this site to promote certain scholarships that our students have won in the past. Many of the scholarships list below are offered annually. This is not an exhaustive list. There are many more out there. Students must do their research.
The Loran Awards are extremely prestigious and highly competitive. Awards range from $100.000.00 on down. Students can apply either as school sponsored applicants or direct pool. Each high school is limited to nominating 3 students. Typically STMC has between 6 to 8 applicants (3 sponsored; the remainder apply as direct pool candidates.) The final application deadline is October 19th; however, students must begin the process well in advance. For details concerning the application process and the award itself, go to . . . http://www.loranscholar.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Loran-Info-Sheet-2017-EN_PRINT.pdf
A total of 80 Plus Scholarships Awarded in different areas. Check out the link below. Funded through the generosity of the Members of the Horatio Alger Association of Canada. The Canadian Scholarships are awarded to eligible students across all provinces and territories in Canada. These scholarships are need based. To see the complete Eligibility Requirements go to . . .
Applicants must have a minimum average of 75% and have an extensive record of community leadership. For a complete list of eligiblity requirements and to download the application go to . . . https://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/scholarship-for-community-leadership/index.jsp 20 scholarships of up to $70,000.00 each are awarded.
To be considered, applicants must meet be:
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Sixteen $1,000.00 bursaries are awarded. This award involves writing a 1250 word essay. The 2016 Re/Max Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from September 12, 2016 until midnight March 13, 2017. Only online entries will be accepted. Go to the Re/Max Quest for Excellence Scholarship link for details.
BC Achievement Scholarships recognize the top 8000 graduates in the province. The Ministry will determine recipients based on achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy 2004 Graduation Program requirements, including elective courses. Grad Transitions will not be included.
A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for determining winners, who receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. Students do not apply for this scholarship.
There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners will have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. They will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use for post-secondary tuition.
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC’s nine Faculties of Education. Simon Fraser University, Trinity Western University, Thompson Rivers University, University of the Fraser Valley, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, University of Victoria, University of British Columbia - Okanagan; Vancouver Island University. To access more information about these awards, go to . . . Pathway to Teacher Education
There are 5500 District/Authority Scholarships distributed across school districts and independent school authorities that recognize graduating B.C. students for excellence in their chosen area of interest or strength. Winners will receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.
These award acknowledge academics but also recognize a student's accomplishments in a number of fields:
Students can apply for this scholarship through their school counsellor. As Independent school students, STMC students will be asked to give a presentation about themselves in front of a group of adjudicators at an evening event hosted by St. George's. The deadline will be in early April 2017. The 2017 application for this scholarship is not yet available on line.10. South Burnaby Metro Bursary
Students must be Burnaby residents and must have made significant accomplishments in athletics, These awards are available every spring. More info to follow.
The BC Government and Service Employees' Union is offering $45,000 in scholarship awards, $3,000 for full-time students and $2,000 for part-time students who are BCGEU members or relatives of BCGEU members or staff. For more information please visit: www.bcgeu.ca . Click 'for members', 'member programs', and then 'scholarships.
BC Hydro offers a wide variety of scholarships, endowments, and bursaries. Seehttps://www.bchydro.com/community/community_investment/scholarships.html for more information and applications
Awarded to one outstanding male and one outstanding female amateur athlete graduating from a BC secondary school. These students will excel in a particular sport and exemplify the values, commitment, and contribution to the community held by Jack Farley, an honoured member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.http://www.bcsportshalloffame.com/education/schola...
David Gifford Memorial Scholarships - Two scholarships of $700 each, Zone Scholarships - Two scholarships of $500 each. More information and application form available at www.bcschoolsports.ca/recognition .
Awarded to student who have a cummulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and who plan to enrol in a full time post secondary program for two or four years. http://www.burgerkingscholarship.com/financial-aid...
Open to students of Italian origin i.e. having at least one parent or grandparent of direct Italian decent and have an academic standing sufficient to qualify for entry into the post secondary institution of their choice. Applications for the 2016 - 2017 scholarship will be available in the near future.
Step into Leadership Nominated Excellence Award – Awarded to one student per high school who exemplifies academic excellence, service to community, and commitment to leadership. Students will be awarded with full tuition for one year and commit to be an ambassador for CCC. Corpus Christi offers a number of other entrance awards. Information and applications are available at: www.corpuschristi.ca . Students must be nominated by the school, have a current GPA of at least 84%, have demonstrated leadership and community service, and must have applied to and intend to enroll at CCC.
Two scholarships of $1500 each will be awarded in the name of Father Emmanuele Rosaia, a Franciscan Missionary Priest who gave unselfishly of his time and energy to many a person and to the Italian community in particular. Applicants must be Roman Catholic and of Italian-Canadian origin, expected to graduate with a B grade point average or higher and have plans to attend a university or community college where studies will lead to a university degree in Canada or another country. Applicants must submit a word processed letter of no more than 400 words, double spaced, with full contact information, explaining why they deserve to be the recipients of the scholarship. Applicants must also submit no less than three letters of reference, one of which must be written by the applicant's parish priest and one of which must be written by a current teacher of the applicant, supporting the scholarship application explaining why he is an appropriate candidate for the scholarship. 2016-2017 requirements and deadlines will be posted when they are received. All correspondence should be forwarded to: The Father Rosaia Scholarship Committee, c/o 12059 188A Street, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 1W3. The selection committee will put particular focus on the following: strong academic achievement, the strength of Christian character of the candidate, especially leadership and citizenship qualities, as well as community services rendered within the candidate's own community and school. Applicants, who in their studies, have a leaning towards the humanities: languages, literature, philosophy, history, psychology, fine arts, etc. This does not, however, exclude applicants whose academic focus is in the sciences.
APEG Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC has a $2500 scholarship intended for students heading into engineering or geoscience programs at UBC, UNBC, BCIT, UVIC or SFU. The deadline is June 2017. Go to apeg.bc.ca/scholarships for an application and more info.
STMC offers a number of scholarships. Some require an application; others are awarded directly by the administration. All scholarships are listed below with links to the applications where needed.
Anne Metzak Bursaries
The Parents’ Association awards two $750.00 bursaries. Students must apply for this award and direct their applications to the Parent’s Association through the Academic Counselling Office. The criteria are financial need, good grades, contribution to the school and the community. The winner will be determined by the Parents’ Association in consultation with the Administration.
Download the Anne Metzak Bursary Application Form
Friends of Paul Iannone Scholarship
A $500.00 award is given to the student who combines strong achievement in Athletics and Music. The winner will be determined by the Friends of Paul in consultation with the Administration.
Download the Friends of Paul Iannone Scholarship Application Form
Mark Baldonero Award
One award of $2000.00 is given to a top science student who is also involved with outside activities. See the Academic Counselling Office for details. Preference is given to students heading toward a degree in Engineering or science. The winner will be determined by the Baldonero family in consultation with the Administration.
Download the Mark Baldonero Award Application Form
The Knights Of Old Alumni Scholarship
The Knights of Old Saint Thomas More Collegiate Alumni Association will award up to $1,000.00 in scholarships to a maximum of five students each calendar year, who best demonstrate the Alumni Association’s spirit and values. The award winners will be determined by the Alumni Association.
Download the Knights of Old Alumni Scholarship Application Form
STMC Stan Jean Engineering Scholarships
Thanks to the support of a generous donor, there are two (2) $2500.00 scholarships available for graduating STMC students who are pursuing a degree in engineering. The winner must be strong academically with a high level of community involvement. The winner will be determined by the administration in consultation with the STMC Faculty.
Download the STMC Stan Jean Engineering Scholarship Application Form
STMC Stan Jean Community Involvement Scholarship
Thanks to the support of a generous donor, there are up to 4 X $1,000 scholarships available for a graduating STMC student who is heavily involved in the STMC community and has a strong academic record. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need. The winner will be determined by the administration in consultation with the STMC Faculty. (This scholarship can be shared by more than one person but the amount awarded cannot exceed a total value of $4000.00.)
Download the STMC Stan Jean Community Involvement Scholarship Application Form
STMC Stan Jean Music Scholarship
Thanks to the support of a generous donor, there is one (1) $1000.00 scholarship available for a graduating STMC student who is enrolled in a music program at the post-secondary level. In addition to a music background the winner must have an outstanding academic record coupled with strong community involvement. The winner will be determined by the administration in consultation with the STMC Faculty. (This scholarship can be shared by more than one student but the total cannot exceed a total of $1000.00)
Download the STMC Stan Jean Music Scholarship Application Form
Josemaria Palma Manrique Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been made available through the Manrique family. A $1200.00 scholarship will go to a student who loves music, sports and engineering. The student should also be involved in his faith and community service.
Download the Josemaria Palma Manrique Memorial Application Form
Nancy Yeadon Scholarships for college bound students
A generous donor has offered two (2) $500 scholarships (one for a male and one for a female) for students heading to a college or technical school. The criteria are financial need, good grades and contributions to the school and the community.
Download the Nancy Yeadon Scholarship Application Form
Nancy Yeadon Scholarships for university bound students
A generous donor has offered two (2) $500 scholarships (one for a male and one for a female) for students heading to a university. The criteria are financial need, good grades and contributions to the school and the community.
Download the Nancy Yeadon Scholarship Application Form
The Bro Charles Slattery Social Entrepreneurship Award
This $2500.00 award goes to a graduating STMC student (male or female) with demonstrated financial need, who intends to major in business at any college or university, with an expressed interest in “social entrepreneurship.” Social entrepreneurship refers to business ventures that are focused equally on solving social problems while generating profit or financial sustainability. This award aims to inspire students to become social entrepreneurs, and commemorates Brother Charles Slattery’s deep commitment to helping those around him, and his characteristic “nothing is impossible” attitude.
Download Bro Charles Slattery Social Entrepreneurship Award Application Form
The Rich Goulet “Unsung Hero” Award
This $2500.00 award will be given to a graduating student (male or female) who can demonstrate financial need, who may not have the highest grades or be a star athlete, but who makes a consistent contribution to any teams or clubs in which he or she is involved. An “unsung hero” who may not be the first in line to win other scholarships, but is deserving of support and recognition. All candidates will be evaluated on their grades (transcript will be accessed by the Academic Counselling Office) and on the successful completion of this application.
Download the Rich Goulet "Unsung Hero" Award Application Form
Br. Carrothers Art Scholarship
This is a $500.00 award that is given to the best art student by the Art Department. This student must be going to a fine arts program at a post-secondary institution.
$200.00 the best art student other than the scholarship winner awarded by the Art Department.
John Favro Drama Award
A $500.00 award is given to a graduating student who made the greatest contribution to STMC’s Drama program.
Sally Gribble Memorial Scholarship
All grade 12 students will write an essay as part of their English 12 curriculum. The student with the best essay will be awarded $500.00.
James Wade Bourget/Knight of the Year Award
The Knight of the Year is granted $1000.00.
Larry Johnston Award for Citizenship
This award presented at the Night of Knights is given a $750.00 scholarship from Artona
Brad Hardham Scholarship
A $500.00 award is given to the graduating student who best exemplifies a love of life, is popular with the other students, and is not receiving another award. This scholarship is awarded by the school administration in consultation with Grade 12 teachers.
Archbishop James Carney Award
Two Catholic students are selected by the Grade 12 Religion teachers and Religion department head. Each award is for $1000.00.
John Kozak Award
$1000.00. This award is sponsored by the John Kozak family and the foundation created at the school. This is awarded to the graduating student that best exemplifies John’s outlook on life: lives life to the fullest, shows strength and encouragement, treats others with courtesy and respect, inspires us to all be better people, displays true school spirit and inspires others to do so as well. This award is selected by the students.
The Terry Grant McLean Memorial Scholarship
This $750.00 award named in the memory of Terry Grant McLean, an alumnus, is awarded to a grade 12 student who, in the opinion of the faculty, best combines participation in school activities with concern for his or her classmates, sportsmanship and a solid academic record.
The Ferdie Carrion Memorial Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded to a student who best combines the qualities of athleticism with a good sense of humour and pleasant disposition. He or she should possess a true zest for life.
The Brother Charles Slattery Memorial Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is named in honor of a former principal of STMC. It will be awarded to a student who "has been a powerful positive influence on the lives of their fellow students by affirming others' value, supporting their peers in their endeavours, inspiring those who are struggling, contributing positive energy with their sense of humour, and displaying the "nothing is impossible" attitude with which Bro. Slattery approached challenges. Someone who is the "heart" or "energy" of their team or class."
The CISVA Athletics Scholarship
The Catholic Independent Schools is pleased to offer a $250.00 scholarship to a graduating student who excels at Athletics at STMC. The winning student can be involved in extra-curricular teams or in the PE Department. The winner will be chosen by the administration in consultation with the faculty.
The CISVA Fine Arts Scholarship
The Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) is pleased to offer a $250.00 scholarship to a graduating student who excels in Fine Arts.
Other Academic Scholarships
The Parents Association and the Staff of STMC recognize the top academic students each year. The top 5 ranked seniors receive scholarships ranging from $1200.00 down to $300.00.