SFU Calendar 2001-2002

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Externally Administered Programs


Externally Administered Entrance Scholarships

The following entrance scholarships are not administered by Simon Fraser University. The information is intended for general reference only; it may be subject to change. The student is responsible for enquiring and applying through the appropriate agency as indicated in the description.

External Entrance Scholarships for All Students
AGF Financial Life Skills Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 28

Terms of reference: Candidates must be graduating from their last year of high school (and/or cegep in Quebec) with a 75% (or equivalent) average in their final and nexttofinal year courses. They must have demonstrated some involvement in any of the following areas: community leadership, extracurricular activities, special projects, volunteer service, outside interests or hobbies, career and educational objectives. Candidates must be Canadian citizen or permanent residents.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Assoc. of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC Scholarships

Deadline: Unknown

Terms of reference: Contact Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia for information, conditions and application.

Contact: Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia, #2004010 Regent Street, Burnaby, BC, V5C 6N2, Tel: (604) 4308035, Fax: (604) 4308085, Email: apeginfo@apeg.bc.ca

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada Awards

Deadline: June 1

Terms of reference: The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) administers a number of entrance awards. Student may apply for many of the awards by virtue of their parents' employment with the relevant donor companies. All awards are tenable for any recognized fulltime degree course at any AUCC University or College. Candidates must be prepared to enter university in the year of competition. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is June 1st. Candidates must have an average of least 70% in each of the last two years of secondary school and must send these results to the AUCC as soon as they are available.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: October 15

Terms of reference: The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF) annually awards three types of scholarships to students entering university from secondary school who have demonstrated academic excellence and the qualities of character, leadership and service to their school and the community. The CMSF National Award includes a cash grant of $3,250 per year (for a maximum of four years) from the Foundation and full tuition from one of the participating universities. The CMSF/Jostens Regional Award is a nonrenewable grant of $1,000 offered to a student attending one of the participating universities. The CMSF/Jostens Provincial Award is a nonrenewable grant of $500 offered to a student attending any university in Canada.

Contact: Application forms are available through secondary schools in all provinces and CEGEPs in Quebec.

Central Okanagan Teachers Association - A.S. Matheson Education Scholarship

Deadline: September 1

Terms of reference: A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a son or daughter of a current or retired COTA member who is presently enrolled at a postsecondary institute and is proceeding into the first year of a teacher education program. The application must be accompanied with a letter of acceptance to the Faculty of Education and Teacher Education Program. The scholarship will be awarded by the COTA Scholarship committee. In awarding the scholarship, the COTA Scholarship Committee will consider student ability and potential and accompanying letter or recommendation from a faculty member of an enrolled course in first year.

Contact: Central Okanagan Teachers' Association, 2101751 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6G4, Tel: (250) 8603866, Fax: (250) 8623024.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program is intended to encourage Canadian youth to seek the high ideals represented by Terry Fox by the granting of commemorative scholarships for the pursuit of higher education. The Terry Fox Scholarship is a renewable award, subject to satisfactory progress, and is tenable at any Canadian university or college. The value of the award is $4,000 annually, for a maximum of four years or until a first degree is obtained. For candidates attending an educational institution in provinces where no tuition fee is applicable, the award value is $2,500. The awards will be of particular interest to graduating secondary level students and those currently studying towards a first degree or diploma in a Canadian university or college. Scholarship candidates must be Canadian citizens or have landed immigrant status. They must not exceed 25 years of age. The field of study is open and at the discretion of the successful candidate. Demonstration of the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship will be criteria for selection of recipients. Further relevant qualities are courage in overcoming obstacles, involvement in humanitarian service and participation is sport, fitness and community service. Applications will be considered either directly or through academic institutions. Recommendations for scholarship assistance made by institutions will be an important factor in the final selection process. Successful Terry Fox scholars are expected to participate in Program activities such as volunteer service, recipients yearly meeting and annual reports.

Contact: Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Fax: 778.782 3311, Email: terryfox@sfu.ca

Dr. L. M. Greene Scholarship

Deadline: May

Terms of reference: A scholarship in the amount of $500 and is awarded annually to a former Prince Rupert Senior Secondary School student who is interested in pursuing a vocation in any of the health care fields. Applications will normally be considered in May or June.

Contact: Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, 1305 Summit Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6.

IBM Canada Limited Pacific Development Centre Scholarship - Science Council of British Columbia

Deadline: March 1

Terms of reference: The IBM Canada Limited Pacific Development Centre Scholarship program administered by the Science Council of BC, offers 50 $10,000 information technology scholarships over five years, to students pursuing education at a BC postsecondary institution. The intent of the scholarship is to encourage academic excellence and the pursuit of higher education in the information technology sector among youth in the province of British Columbia. This includes, but not limited to, computing science, computer engineering, management information systems, electrical engineering, physics or first year programs leading to these disciplines at a BC postsecondary institution. Applicants must be a BC high school student who is completing grade 12 and entering the first year of a fulltime postsecondary program at a qualifying BC institution in the year of application. Applications must be made by nomination by the students' secondary school. To maintain eligibility, recipients must maintain a minimum average of 75% or equivalent.

Contact: Science Council of British Columbia, Suite 400, 4710 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4M2, Tel: (604) 4382752, Fax: (604) 4386564, Email: INFO@scbc.org, Web: www.scbc.org

Harry Bridges Entrance Scholarship (ILWU)

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Four scholarships of $1500 each are offered to members, and sons and daughters of members, in good standing, of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union who are proceeding in the fall to a full first year program of studies at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the BC Institute of Technology, or a regional college in BC.

Contact: Award # 04718: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

William L. Hurford Memorial Scholarship (ILWU)

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: A scholarship of $1,200 is open to sons and daughters of members, in good standing of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. It is awarded to a candidate who is proceeding in the fall to a full first year program of studies at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the BC Institute of Technology, or a regional college in British Columbia. Students may not hold more than one scholarship offered by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union at any one time.

Contact: Award # 04786: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Sergio Lovison Scholarship

Deadline: August 13

Terms of reference: Two scholarships of $750 each have been set up in Sergio's name, to commemorate his indomitable spirit, which has touched so many lives. Selection criteria:

Contact: Sergio Lovison Foundation, c/o 5576 Argyle Street, Vancouver, BC, V5P 3J6.

Navy League of Canada University Entrance Scholarship Program

Deadline: August 15

Terms of reference: The Navy League of Canada annually awards scholarships to Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, former Cadets, Navy League Wrenettes or former Wrenettes, entering a university or college course of study leading to a degree. Each scholarship is valued at $400. These scholarships may not be granted where candidates enrol in the Canadian Forces on a basis whereby the Government provides free tuition or grants. The value of the scholarship is made payable to the university or college and is sent to successful candidates between September 1st and 15th.

Requirements are:

Contact: Navy League Branch responsible for the Corps of which the candidate was a member, to the responsible Division, to the National Office, Navy League of Canada.

Piping Industry Journeyman Training and Industry Promotion Fund Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Two scholarships of $500 each are offered to students entering the first year at any British Columbia University or College, and proceeding to a full program of studies leading to a degree in any field. To be eligible, a candidate must be (a) the son, daughter or legal dependent of a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 170, who is employed by a firm which is a contributor to the Fund, or (b) the son, daughter or legal dependent of an employee of a firm who is a contributor to the Fund.

Contact: Award #04731: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Retail Wholesale Union, Local 517, Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: A scholarship of $250 is offered to dependents or legal wards of members of Local 517. It is open in competition to applicants who are proceeding from Grade 12 to any accredited University or college in BC, in a full program leading to a degree or diploma. Should there be a tie, the financial need of the applicant and his/her family shall be the deciding factor.

Contact: Award #04779: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Retail Wholesale Union Local 580 Bursary

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: One bursary of $500 and a second of $250 are offered to active members, or sons, daughters and legal wards of active members of the Union in good standing. The bursaries are offered to undergraduate students at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, BCIT, or Simon Fraser University, or to a college in a full program leading to a degree or equivalent in any field. Candidates must have satisfactory academic standing however, winners are selected on the basis of financial need.

Contact: Award #07672: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Retail Wholesale Union Local 580 - Stan Colbert Bursary

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: A bursary of $500 is offered to active members, or sons, daughters and legal wards of active members of the Union in good standing. It is offered to an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, BCIT, or Simon Fraser University, or to a college in a full program leading to a degree or equivalent in any field. Candidates must have satisfactory academic standing however, winners are selected on the basis of financial need.

Contact: Award #07939: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Father Emmanuele Rosaia Scholarship

Deadline: August 25

Terms of reference: A scholarship in the name of Father Emmanuele Rosaia has been set up by the Italian Cultural Centre Society to pay tribute to this special man whose charitable Franciscan spirit has helped and cheered many a soul. Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded. Selection criteria:

Contact: The Father Rosaia Scholarship Committee, c/o Street Francis of Assisi Parish, 2025 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 2N8.

TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Outstanding Community Leadership

Deadline: October 31

Terms of reference: Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. They must be graduating from their last year of high school (and/or CEGEP in Quebec) and have demonstrated involvement in community leadership.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745. Or call tollfree 18003088306, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Telecommunications Workers Union Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Three scholarships of $750 each are offered to sons and daughters of members, with at least 12 months continuous service or of deceased members with the same service. They are open to students proceeding from Grade 12 to a full program of study at UBC, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, BC Institute of Technology, Trinity Western University in Langley, UNBC in Prince George or any accredited public college in BC. The financial circumstances of applicants and their families will be a consideration. Applications must contain details of family service with the Union and other information.

Contact: Award #04795: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Telecommunications Workers Union - J. Douglas Booth Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: A $1,000 scholarship is offered to the son or daughter of a member with at least twelve months continuous service or of a deceased member with the same service. The scholarship is open to students proceeding from grade 12 to a full program of studies at UBC, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, BCIT, Trinity Western in Langley, UNBC in Prince George or any other accredited public college in BC. The financial circumstances of applicants and their families will be considered. Applications must contain details of family service with the Union.

Contact: Award #04803: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Telecommunications Workers Union - Thomas Ward Stanley Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: A scholarship of $1,000 is offered to the sons and daughters of members with at least 12 months continuous service or of deceased members (with the same length of service). It is open in competition to students proceeding from Grade 12 to a full program of studies at UBC, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, BC Institute of Technology, Trinity Western University in Langley, UNBC in Prince George or any accredited public college in BC. The financial circumstances of applicants and their families will be a consideration. Applications must contain details of family service with the Union and other pertinent information.

Contact: Award #04793: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local 170 Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Two scholarships of $1,000 each are offered to students entering first year at any public university in British Columbia. A candidate must be the son, daughter or legal dependent of a member in good standing of the United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local 170.

Contact: Award #04798: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Vancouver Sun/Province Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Two scholarships of $500 each are offered to students proceeding from Grade 12 to the first year at BCIT, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University or Trinity Western University. Applicants must have been carriers of the Vancouver Sun/Province for at least two consecutive years. The awards will normally be made to the students with the highest standing based on their final secondary school transcript but in no case will an award be made to a student who obtains a standing of less than 75%. Winners of these scholarships who, in successive years of their undergraduate courses maintain a 75% standing overall will be eligible for renewals of $500 a year until graduation, not exceeding a total of five payments in all. The application must be accompanied by the service certificate of the Vancouver Sun/Province.

Contact: Award #04750: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Vancouver Sun/Province Special Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: A scholarship of $500 to a student proceeding from Grade 12 to the first year at BCIT, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, or Simon Fraser University or Trinity Western University. An applicant must have been a carrier for The Vancouver Sun/Province for at least two consecutive years, and must have obtained an overall average of at least 75% based on his/her final secondary school transcript. The scholarship will be awarded to student who is the most outstanding in combining high scholastic attainment with achievement in one or more areas such as service to the school and community; writing, drama, fine arts; debating in public speaking; sports. The winner of this scholarship who, in successive years of his/her undergraduate courses maintains a 75% standing overall will be eligible for renewals of $500 per year until graduation, not exceeding a total of five payments in all. The application must be accompanied by the service certificate of the Vancouver Sun/Province.

Contact: Award #04751: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Externally Administered Scholarships for Continuing Students

The following scholarships are not administered by Simon Fraser University. The information is intended for general reference only; it may be subject to change. The student is responsible for enquiring and applying through the appropriate agency as indicated in the description.

External Scholarships for All Students
Aboriginal Veterans' Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: The Aboriginal Veterans' Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund is available to all Aboriginal postsecondary students, including status and nonstatus Indians, Inuit and metis. Preference may be given to descendants of Aboriginal veterans. Students must be enrolled in recognized Canadian or foreign postsecondary educational institutions, including technical institutes, colleges, CEGEPs and universities. Preference may be given to fulltime students.

Contact: National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, 70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 33A, Toronto, ON, M5R 1B9, Tel: (416) 9260775, Fax: (416) 9267554, Web: www.naaf.ca

All Nations Trust Company Endowment Fund Awards

Deadline: November 30

Terms of reference: All Nations Trust Company has developed annual educational achievement awards to reward and recognize Aboriginal Secondary and postsecondary Students who are committed to attaining personal and educational success. These awards are open to individuals who are currently living within or are originally from one of the following Tribal Regions: Kootenay, Lillooet, Okanagan, Shuswap, Thompson.

Contact: All Nations Trust Company, Suite 208 West, 345 Yellowhead Highway, Kamloops, BC, V2H 1H1, Tel: (250) 8289770, Fax: (250) 3722585, Toll Free: 18006632959, Email: antco@antco.bc.ca

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 30

Terms of reference: The American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABAaccredited law school. The mission of the Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to ensure students have the opportunity to attend law school for three years. Applicants should submit an application form, a personal statement and letters of recommendation. Before receiving scholarship funds, recipients will be required to demonstrate admission to and plans to enroll at an ABAaccredited law school.

Contact: ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund, Fund for Justice and Education, American Bar Association, 760 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611, Tel: (312) 9885927.

ARC Arts Council Individual Grants program

Deadline: May 31

Terms of reference: The ARC Arts Council is a registered charitable nonprofit organization serving School District #43 (Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody). Artists of any discipline, such as dancers, musicians, actors, film, visual and literary students who are intending to further their artistic careers through educational pursuits are eligible. The grants must be applied to tuition at any recognized postsecondary educational institution within a threeyear period. Applicants must reside in School District #43 and be registered in, or plan to register for formal study in the literary, media, performing or visual arts at a recognized educational institution or in a recognized program of study. Applications must be completed in full, with two letters of reference attached.

Contact: ARC Arts Council Awards and Scholarship Committee, 2425 St. John's Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 2B2, Tel: (604) 9318255, Fax: (604) 9314214, Email: arcarts@intergate.bc.ca, Web: www.intergate.bc.ca\arcarts

Associated Medical Services Hannah Institute Studentship

Deadline: January 10

Terms of reference: To offer undergraduate students the challenge, satisfaction and techniques of historical research and to encourage future serious study of medical history. Research is to be in the area of history of health, disease, and medicine, broadly defined. The research project must be of a size capable of completion during the threemonth period of the studentship and should be a closely supervised fulltime research experience. It should not be for academic credit nor should it represent work already undertaken or submitted for academic credit. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and registered in a recognized undergraduate program at a Canadian university. Any fulltime undergraduate student is eligible to apply provided the proposed project and supervisor meet the criteria.

Contact: Associated Medical Services, Inc., 14 Prince Arthur Avenue, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M5R 1A9, Tel: (416) 9243368, Fax: (416) 3233338, Email: grants@amsinc.on.ca

Association of First Nations Women Scholarship

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: Applicants must be of First Nations ancestry and be registered as fulltime students at a postsecondary institution. They must include with their application proof of registration at a postsecondary institution, a copy of their transcript(s), a professional reference, and a personal reference, and a support letter from a major aboriginal organization.

Contact: Association of First Nations Women, #1245 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1W4, Tel: (604) 8731833, Fax: (604) 8721845.

Dr. Aimee August Scholarship

Deadline: November 30

Terms of reference: The Dr. Aimee August Scholarship is awarded annually to a SCES/SFU student of Native ancestry who best demonstrates exceptional scholarship combined with an appreciation for Native language and culture. Applicants must be of Native ancestry and registered as fulltime students (three courses or more). The award is restricted to students who have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in the SCES/SFU program. Candidates will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

Contact: Chair, SCES/SFU Joint Steering Committee, 355 Yellowhead Hwy., Kamloops, BC, V2H 1H1.

British Columbia Asia Pacific Students' Awards

Deadline: Unknown

Terms of reference: The British Columbia Centre for International Education has received an allocation from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology to fund the British Columbia Asia Pacific Students' Awards program. The program has been established to provide an opportunity for British Columbia public university students to gain a better understanding of the cultures, economies and languages of Asian countries. The program will provide scholarships for outstanding students to permit attendance in a formal and rigorous program of educational study overseas. Research activities and coop work terms are not eligible for funding under this program. Countries eligible for study are: Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, oceania (except Australia and New Zealand), Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. To be eligible you must i) be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, ii) have been resident in BC for at least 12 full months before the application deadline, iii) be enrolled in fulltime study at a BC public university; be attending that institution - and be returning to that institution for further study after having been abroad, iv) have completed two years of postsecondary education before going abroad; and v) have a 79+ percent (G.P.A. 3.4 or equivalent) average over 12 units (24 credit hours) in the last academic year completed.

Contact: British Columbia Centre for International Education, 6th Floor, 1483 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 3K4, Tel: (250) 9784242, Fax: (250) 9784249, Email: bccie@bccie.bc.ca

BC Hydro Scholarships

Deadline: March 31

Terms of reference: BC Hydro is offering a number of $1,000 scholarships. Candidates must submit a completed application form, current official transcript, reference letter from a teacher or faculty member, a resume and a cover letter describing why you are a good candidate for the scholarship. Please submit a separate application for each category in which candidates wish to be considered.

General Program

Scholarships are offered to BC residents currently enrolled in a BC university, technical school or college or who are in grade 12 and will be pursuing a public postsecondary education in any field of study.

Power Smart

Scholarships are available to BC students who have completed an energy efficiency or conservation project/paper for school and who are currently enrolled in a public postsecondary institution or who are in Grade 12 and will be pursuing a public postsecondary education. A summary (maximum of 1000 words) must be included with the application.

L'Ecole Polytechnique Memorial Fund

Scholarships are offered to BC female students at any BC university, technical school or college or who are in grade 12 and will be pursuing a public postsecondary education in any engineering or technical program.

Aboriginal

Scholarships are offered to individuals who are status/nonstatus Indians, Inuit or Metis and are residents of BC, and who plan to enroll in a public postsecondary institution or who are attending a public postsecondary institution in any field of study.

Contact: BC Hydro, Outreach Programs, 16th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5R3, Tel: (604) 6233994., Web: www.bchydro.com/scholarships

BC Paraplegic Foundation Scholarships/Bursaries

Deadline: July 31

Terms of reference: Each year the BC Paraplegic Foundation gives out a number of scholarships and bursaries to needy students with disabilities attending postsecondary institutes in British Columbia. The awards are available to members of the BC Paraplegic Association who have a physical disability and will be awarded on academic standing, merit and the basis of financial need. Recipients must be residents of British Columbia, Canadian Citizens, or Landed Immigrants. The monies for individual awards vary from year to year, dependent upon interest from investments. Therefore, the values of the scholarships and bursaries are adjusted annually according to the availability of funds. Completion of an application form will ensure the applicant is considered for each scholarship or bursary they are eligible for.

Contact: Scholarship and Bursary Awards Committee, c/o BC Paraplegic Association, 780 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6P 5Y7, Tel: (604) 3243611, Fax: (604) 3243671.

British Columbia Heritage Trust University Scholarships

Deadline: February 16

Terms of reference: The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage research and scholarship that will have a practical application at the provincial or community level in the field of heritage conservation, or will contribute to telling the complete story of British Columbia's history. Heritage Trust scholarships may be applied to an appropriate program of study in any heritagerelated discipline including history, geography, ethnology, archaeology, architecture, heritage preservation, community planning, archival management, museology, etc. Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:

Undergraduate Scholarship

Academic performance, relevant experience/service, expression of interest in heritage conservation.

Graduate/Professional Scholarship

Academic performance, relevant experience/service, career objectives and the practical application of research or contribution to knowledge of British Columbia's history as expressed through the proposed program of studies.

Contact: British Columbia Heritage Trust, PO Box 9818, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9W3, Tel: (250) 3561433, Fax: (250) 3567796, Web: www.heritage.gov.bc.ca

W. Norman Burgess Scholarship

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: To a university student proceeding to a university degree, who is now at the first year level or higher. Preference will be given to applicants from Central Vancouver Island. Applications should include a transcript and a letter describing the student's field of study, aims, and activities and plans. Applications should be made as soon as transcripts are available.

Contact: Pete Bennett, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211, Box 115, Bowser, BC, V0R 1G0, Tel: (250) 757-9251.

Burnaby Savings Credit Union Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Two scholarships of $500 each are offered to students at UBC, SFU, UVIC, BCIT or a BC college. Applicants must be active members or immediate family of an active member of the Burnaby Savings Credit Union.

Contact: Award #04707: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Calverly Estate Scholarship Fund

Deadline: before the second week of August and the second week of October

Terms of reference: Scholarships in the amounts of $300 and $500 will be awarded to nonstatus Aboriginal applicants who have lived in B.C. for the last six months and must be active members of the United Native Nations local in their area (or be active in their individual community toward the betterment of Aboriginal peoples). Submit application form with school transcript, a letter of recommendation (from UNN Local President, Chief, Council, Band Manager, school counsellor, teacher or principal), a personal profile, a letter stating career goals, personal traits/characteristics and involvement with UNN.

Contact: United Native Nations, 8th Floor, 736 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1G3, Tel: (604) 6881821, Fax: (604) 6881823.

Canadian Cambridge Scholarships

Deadline: October 11

Terms of reference: Canadian Cambridge Scholarships provide Canada's most promising Graduate students with the unique opportunity of pursuing further academic work at Cambridge University with the hope that the recipients would eventually return and contribute significantly to Canadian life. Two scholarships will be awarded for students commencing their studies in the fall. The criteria for the Canadian Cambridge Scholarships are as follows:

Eligibility:

Value: These scholarships will fully fund a student's course of study at Cambridge, including tuition fees and return travel from Canada to Cambridge once a year.

Contact: Canadian Cambridge Scholarships Secretariat, 9 Sultan Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 1L6, Tel: (416) 9346006, Fax: (416) 9340702, Email: info@cantabct.org, Web: www.cantabct.org

Canadian Federation of University Women - The James Craig Reid Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 11

Terms of reference: To be awarded annually to a male or female student who must have graduated from a secondary school in District 69 (the Parksville Qualicum area) or have lived in the area for at least three years. Candidates should, at least, be entering their 4th year of study in a university academic course. Preference shall be given to candidates in the Faculty of Music, Fine Arts or Liberal Arts, or Education specializing in those areas. The scholarship must be used at a Canadian university and will be applied directly against tuition fees. Applicant must provide two letters of reference and a letter stating the work on which the student is currently engaged, previous relevant work experience, goals and reasons for making application for the scholarship.

Contact: The Secretary, The James Craig Reid Memorial Scholarship Trust, P.O. Box 113, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S7, Web: www.macn.bc.ca/~cfuw

The Canadian Golf Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: The Canadian Golf Foundation offers several scholarship programs which encourages the athletic and academic careers of promising Canadian golfers and students of the industry by offering financial assistance through these scholarships and awards. The CGF established its academic scholarship program in 1982 and has since awarded over $775,000 in scholarships to promising junior golfers, landscape architects and turfgrass agronomists. The scholarships assist students with the cost of tuition, books, residence and other related expenses. Each application must meet standard criteria in order to be reviewed by the scholarship committee, which then chooses the recipients based on merit.

Contact: Canadian Golf Foundation, Golf House, 1333 Dorval Drive, Oakville, ON, L6J 4Z3, Tel: (905) 3378116, Toll Free: (877) 2266888, Fax: (905) 3378119, Email: cgf@inforamp.net

Canadian JapaneseMennonite Scholarship

Deadline: April 1

Terms of reference: The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in a graduate degree program; a Canadian studying at a university in Canada and engaged in research that will assist the protection of minority or human rights in Canada.

Contact: Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Attn: Canadian JapaneseMennonite Scholarship, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg MB, R3T 5K9, Tel: (204) 2616381, Fax: (204) 2699875, Email: canada@mennonitecc.ca, Web: www.mcc.org

Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: The amount of each scholarship is $1000 per year, this represents the approximate cost of tuition for an approved program. These courses have titles such as graphics arts management, printing technology, graphic communications management and graphical arts. These titles may vary somewhat from school to school. Any college or university offering a fulltime two, three or fouryear certification program in any of these, or related courses, would be acceptable as an approved school. These scholarships are not available to students enrolled in design or art courses. The eligibility of any particular institution is at the discretion of the board of trustees of the scholarship fund, whose decision is final. Parttime students and students interested in careers in design or art are not eligible for scholarships. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of two years, on a full time basis, in an approved program (not design or art) in a Canadian school. Applicants must maintain a B average or better and must have an interest in pursuing a career in the printing industries (this includes prepress, press, sales, management, estimating, etc.)

Contact: Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund, c/o Canadian Printing Industries Association, 75 Albert Street, Suite 906, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5E7, Tel: 18002677280.

Canadian Sanitation Supply Association Scholarship Program

Deadline: June 1

Terms of reference: Four scholarships will be awarded to four students attending college or university in Canada. One scholarship will be awarded in each of the following regions: Eastern Canada, Central Canada and Western Canada. Application must include: application form, employment history, activity and leadership record, official high school or college/university transcript, essay on "Good Sanitation Practices..Part of our Society", photography (head & shoulders, 2"x3" max.) with name printed on the back and evaluation form signed by a school counsellor or instructor. The selection committee's decision will be based on academic and social achievement as well as the quality of the essay.

Contact: Canadian Sanitation Supply Association, 300 Mill Road, #G10, Etobicoke, ON, M9C 4W7, Tel: (416) 6209320, Fax: (416) 6207199, Email: cssa@thewire.com, Web: www.cssa.com

Canadian Water Resources Association

Deadline: March 1

Terms of reference: Four scholarships of $1,250 are offered to graduate students whose programs of study focus upon applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources. All applicants will receive a oneyear membership in the Canadian Water Resources Association. The scholarships are open either to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are fulltime graduate students, in any discipline or profession, attending a Canadian university or college. Applicants must provide proof that they are enrolled in fulltime graduate studies in the school year. Application Requirements:

Contact: Chairman, CWRA Scholarship Committee, Canadian Water Resources Association, Membership Services, 400 Clyde Road, PO Box 1329, Cambridge, ON, N1R 7G6, Tel: (519) 6224764, Fax: (519) 6214844.

Harold Arvid Christenson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: September 1

Terms of reference: The late Harold Arvid Christenson, former manager of Pacific Coast Fishermen's Mutual Marine Insurance Company, bequeathed scholarships for sons, daughters or legal wards of past or present members and employees (or persons to whom a past or present member or employee stood in Loco Parentis) of the company. Applicants must be enrolled fulltime at a postsecondary educational institution. The number and amount of these scholarships will be determined by the board of directors of the company.

Contact: Pacific Coast Fishermen's Mutual Marine Insurance Company, Suite 2004259 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, V5G 1H1, Tel: (604) 4384240, Fax: (604) 4385756.

Community Arts Council of Richmond Scholarships

Deadline: April 1

Terms of reference: The purpose of the scholarships is to assist in the educational costs of Richmond residents to attend recognized post secondary or advanced programs of study in the arts. Scholarships will be awarded for specific programs or courses of study within the discipline of visual arts, drama/theatre, creative writing, dance and music. Applicant must be a resident of Richmond for a minimum of one year and must not be less than seventeen years of age. Each application must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation, a personal resume outlining personal and immediate objectives and ultimate goals in field of study and copy of application form and or letter of acceptance from program, indicating tuition fees and other related costs. Applicant must be prepared to audition for jury evaluation by Scholarship Committee. Visual Arts applicant to submit portfolio. Creative writing applicant to submit typed copy.

Contact: The Community Arts Council of Richmond, #180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC, V6Y 1R9, Tel: (604) 231-6429.

Coquitlam Foundation Scholarships and Bursaries

Deadline: April 3

Terms of reference: The applicant must be a resident of the City of Coquitlam, demonstrate financial need (in the case of the bursary), have a history of school and/or community involvement, show that he or she can successfully undertake a program of studies, attend an interview with the selection committee and begin designated studies within six months of formal notification of selection. Bursary applications must include a letter of application, which should include a statement outlining why the applicant merits the award, a resume, copy of appropriate school transcripts, a personal statement outlining financial need and two letters of reference which address the student's ability to complete the course of studies proposed.

Contact: Norm Cook, Secretary, Coquitlam Foundation, 300 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2, Tel: (604) 9273003, Fax: (604) 9273015.

Embassy of Italy Scholarships

Deadline: March 25

Terms of reference: The Government of Italy offers scholarships to Canadian citizens wishing to pursue studies in Italy. They are intended for university undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, teachers, and artists, who meet the necessary requirements for enrollment in Italian universities, who would like to attend specialized courses or undertake research in specific fields. The scholarships are awarded for periods of eight months, beginning November 1. They are awarded for specific research or specialized courses at public postsecondary institutions in any field of study. However, preference will be given to proposals for graduate or postgraduate research or study in the areas of Italian language and literature, music, visual arts, performing arts, art restoration or sciences. Candidates must be in possession of a high school diploma, BA, BSc, or PhD or have obtained one of the preceding by June 30, and must be 35 years of age or younger. The scholarship consists of a monthly allowance of 1,200.00 lire, plus Italian medical insurance for the period of the scholarship. Candidates are also entitled to prepaid airfare but airfare will not be paid in cash nor will a refund be issued for tickets purchased directly by the scholarship holder.

Elements taken into consideration by the selection committee are:

No application will be accepted after the dates indicated above; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact: Embassy of Italy, Cultural Office, Suite 2100275 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H9. Italian Cultural Institute in Vancouver call (604) 6880809; Italian Consulate in Vancouver (604) 6847288.

Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Last working day before May 25 or November 25

Terms of reference: The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing higher education in the field of wildlife and conservation. Eligible applicants must be competent, fulltime students registered in a recognized Canadian educational institute and be citizens of Canada, or landed immigrants, with the intent of working in Canada. All applicants must be in need of financial assistance to pursue their course of study. All scholarships cover a regular academic year. Each scholarship is divided into two equal units. One unit is issued in September; the other, in January. Applications may be made for a summer or other sessions. Amount of award up to $3,000. Applications for a scholarship must be made on an OEMSF form.

Contact: Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarship, c/o Secretary Canadian Wildlife Foundation, 2740 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2B 1A2.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Scholarship Program

Deadline: July 2

Terms of reference: This program is offering up to sixty scholarships, 36 at the university level and 24 at the college level. Students enrolled in an undergraduate university program will receive $5000 and students pursuing a college diploma will receive $3,500. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. They must be completing the first year of a university degree program or college diploma program and be in need of financial assistance. They must also be enrolled on a fulltime basis, as defined by their educational institution, and have attained high academic standing. Each institution may nominate only one candidate.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, AUCC, 600350 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

FessendenTrott Awards Program

Deadline: July 2

Terms of reference: This award is available to undergraduate students who are completing the first year of a first university degree program and have attained high academic standing. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Applications are by nomination only.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program is intended to encourage Canadian youth to seek the high ideals represented by Terry Fox by the granting of commemorative scholarships for the pursuit of higher education. The Terry Fox Scholarship is a renewable award, subject to satisfactory progress, and is tenable at any Canadian university or college. The value of the award is $4,000 annually, for a maximum of four years or until a first degree is obtained. For candidates attending an educational institution in provinces where no tuition fee is applicable, the award value is $2,500. The awards will be of particular interest to graduating secondary level students and those currently studying towards a first degree of diploma in a Canadian university or college. Scholarship candidates must be Canadian citizens or have landed immigrant status. They must not exceed 25 years of age. The field of study is open and at the discretion of the successful candidate. Demonstration of the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship will be criteria for selection of recipients. Further relevant qualities are courage in overcoming obstacles, involvement in humanitarian service and participation is sport, fitness and community service. Applications will be considered either directly or through academic institutions. Recommendations for scholarship assistance made by institutions will be an important factor in the final selection process. Successful Terry Fox scholars are expected to participate in Program activities such as volunteer service, recipients yearly meeting and annual reports.

Contact: Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program, Simon Fraser Unversity, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Fax: 778.782 3311, Email: terryfox@sfu.ca

Geomatics Canada Scholarship ProgramCanadian Institute of Geomatics

Deadline: March 1

Terms of reference: The Geomatics Canada Scholarship Program has been created to assist in furthering the education and training of students in the field of Geomatics. Application for the scholarship is restricted to students that are in good standing, registered full time in a recognized university, technical institute or community college in Canada and who are either Canadian citizens or who have achieved landed immigrant status.

Contact: The Chair, Geomatics Canada Scholarship Program, c/o Canadian Institute of Geomatics, Suite 120, 162 Cleopatra Drive, Nepean, ON, K2G 5X2, Tel: (613) 2249851, Fax: (613) 2249577., Web: www.cigacsg.ca

The Keith Gilmore Foundation

Deadline: July 1

Terms of reference: The Foundation was established to provide scholarships to worthy applicants taking secondary education in the fields of agriculture and journalism and for those schools that offer it, agricultural journalism. There is one $1,500 scholarship offered to an individual in a post graduate degree program in agriculture, journalism or communications at a recognized university. There are three $1,500 scholarships offered to individuals in an undergraduate degree program in agriculture, journalism or communications at a recognized university. There are three $750 scholarships offered to individuals enrolled in a recognized diploma program in agriculture and/or journalism or communications. The successful applicant will have already completed a minimum of one year in his or her major field of studies.

Contact: The Keith Gilmore Foundation, 5160 Skyline Way, N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 6V1, Tel: (403) 2752662, Fax: (403) 2951333.

Global Television Network Scholarship Award for a Canadian Visible Minority Student

Deadline: May 26

Terms of reference: This annual Scholarship Award is offered to a Canadian student from a selfidentified visible minority, and provides educational assistance towards the pursuit of a career in broadcasting. The Award, valued at about $4,500, covers all tuition fees and textbooks for one scholastic year of a radio and television arts program or journalism program at a recognized Canadian university or college, commencing in the Fall.

Eligibility criteria:

Application requirements:

Contact: Global Television Network, 81 Barber Greene Road, Don Mills, ON, M3C 2A2. Tel: 1800387-8001, Fax: (416) 446-5508.

Global Television Network ScholarshipInternship Award for a Canadian with a Physical Disability

Deadline: May 26

Terms of reference: This annual ScholarshipInternship Award is offered to a Canadian student with a mobility impairment, and provides educational assistance as well as a challenging opportunity to work in private television, in pursuit of a career in broadcasting. The Award, valued at about $15,000, covers all tuition fees and textbooks, for one full scholastic year of a radio and television arts program or journalism program at a recognized Canadian university or college, commencing in the Fall. The Award also includes a three or four month Internship at the Global Television Network, in Don Mills, for the summer, and moving expenses associated with the Internship.

Eligibility criteria:

Application requirements:

Contact: Global Television Network, 81 Barber Greene Road, Don Mills, ON, M3C 2A2, Tel: 1800387-8001, Fax: (416) 446-5508.

Golden Key Scholarships and Awards

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: Golden Key National Honour Society is committed to the cause of recognizing and encouraging academic excellence. To recognize members' accomplishments, scholarships and awards are provided to deserving Golden Key members. Visit Golden Key website for detailed information.

Contact: Golden Key National Honour Society, International Headquarters, 1189 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306-4624,USA, Tel: 1-800-377-2401, Fax: (404) 373-7033. E-mail: mboone@gknhs.gsu.edu Web: www.gknhs.gsu.edu

Government Finance Officers Association - Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship for Public Finance Graduate Students

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship of $3,500 will be awarded to a student enrolled in a fulltime master's program preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The candidate must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Recommendation from student's academic advisor or dean of the graduate program is required. The winner of the scholarship will be invited, at GFOA expense, to attend the GFOA annual conference, where the award is presented.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700, Web: www.gfoa.org

Government Finance Officers Association - George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a program of public administration, finance, business administration or a related field. The candidate must be employed at least one year by a state, local, government or other public entity and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Recommendation by employer is required.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700, Web: www.gfoa.org

Government Finance Officers Association - Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship of $3,500 is available to a full or parttime student enrolled in a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or social sciences. Student must have an intent to pursue a career in state or local government with a focus on publicsector retirement benefits, and must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Recommendation from the student's academic advisor or dean of the graduate program required.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700., Web: www.gfoa.org

Guide Outfitters Association of BC Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 15

Terms of reference: The Guide Outfitters Association of BC is awarding a number scholarships to qualifying students graduating from Grade 12 or finishing first year postsecondary, who are planning to pursue a career in some aspect of wildlife management. All application should include: a) A covering letter outlining the applicant's interest in wildlife management and a description of any past experiences involving wildlife management and a description of any past experiences involving wildlife such as hunting and other wilderness experiences. Any work related experiences in the outdoors should be described along with a brief description of personal interests; b) A completed GOABC Scholarship application; c) Official transcripts of all institutions attended and an outline of your courses; d) A letter of reference from a teacher, principal, counsellor or instructor. A letter of reference from a licenced guide may also be included; and e) An essay of at least 1000 words describing the applicant's views on the role of hunting in wildlife management.

Contact: Guide Outfitters Association of BC, Box 94675, Richmond, BC, V6Y 4A4, Tel: (604) 2782688, Fax: (604) 2783440, Email: goabc@dowco.com, Web: www.goabc.org

John Gyles Education Awards

Deadline: April 1, June 1 and November 1

Terms of reference: The John Gyles Education Awards are available to students in both Canada and the United States. Full Canadian or American citizenship is a requirement. Awards are available to male and female students for all areas of postsecondary study. A minimum of 2.7 is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process. Students can receive an application by sending a stamped, selfaddressed, standard letter size (No. 10) envelope.

Contact: The John Gyles Education Fund, Attention: The Secretary, P.O. Box 4808, Station A, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G4, Tel: (506) 4597460.

Harry Bridges Undergraduate Scholarship (ILWU)

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Three scholarships of $1,500 each are offered to members, and sons and daughters of members, in good standing of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in attendance at the University of BC, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, BCIT or any college in BC who will continue in a full program of studies in the next session.

Contact: Award #00530: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Thomas P. Mayes Scholarship (ILWU)

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: An undergraduate scholarship of $1,500 is offered to members, and sons and daughters of members, in good standing. Candidates may attend the University of BC, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, BCIT or any college in BC and must enrol in a full program of studies.

Contact: Award #00558: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Ralph Scruton Memorial Scholarship (ILWU Local 506)

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: A $750 scholarship is available to members of the union in good standing and their sons and daughters. Candidates may attend the University of BC, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, BCIT or any college in BC and must enrol in a full program of studies.

Contact: Award #00666: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Bud Smith Scholarship (ILWU Local 517)

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: A $450 scholarship is open to members in good standing of Local 517, and their sons and daughters. Candidates may attend the University of BC, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, BCIT or any college in BC and must enrol in a full program of undergraduate studies.

Contact: Award #04804: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited Scholarship Fund for Disabled Students

Deadline: June 1

Terms of reference: This scholarship has been created to encourage Canadian disabled students to pursue university studies with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first university degree. The criteria are as follows: for an undergraduate program in any field of study; candidates must meet the following definition: "A disability is a functional limitation resulting from a physical, sensory, or mental impairment, which, for an indefinite period, affects the ability of the student to perform the activities necessary to participate fully in postsecondary learning"; must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents; must be entering or currently enrolled in a first undergraduate degree program in a Canadian postsecondary institution; holders of an undergraduate degree are not eligible for the scholarship. The award is for one academic year which may be renewed upon application. The holder of an Imasco Scholarship is eligible to apply in subsequent years provided he/she submits a new application and all pertaining documents. The applicant, in a final year of study and required to attend only one academic term before graduation, is eligible to apply for a $2,500 scholarship provided all other criteria are met. Note: Students who reapply for further awards will be considered in competition with all other applicants. A student can receive the award for a total of four year maximum.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Interior Logging Association Scholarship

Deadline: July 31

Terms of reference: There are several scholarships available for $1,000 to students enrolling in a fulltime forestry related discipline; in any discipline who are immediate relatives of the Interior Logging Association; who are enrolling in a Trades School; in a Business Administration discipline.

Contact: Chairman, I.L.A. Scholarship Committee, #202635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3, Tel: (250) 3740733, Fax: (250) 3740700.

The Harry Jerome Scholarship fund

Deadline: May 30

Terms of reference: The Harry Jerome Scholarships are given to Black students attending a college or university in Canada in order to nurture academic excellence among Black youth. The eligible applicant must be a Black student who is a Canadian, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, between 17 to 30 years of age as of September and enrolled in a full time degree (graduate or undergraduate), diploma or certificate program at a Canadian college or university. The applicants must have high academic achievement, proven financial need, has recognized contribution to the Black community.

Contact: The Harry Jerome Scholarship Fund, 675 King Street West, Suite 203, Toronto, ON, M5V 1M9, Tel: (416) 5044097, Fax: (416) 5047343, Email: hjsf@accessv.com, Web: www.bbpa.org

Jewish Women International of British Columbia Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Two scholarships of $500 each are offered to members of the Hillel or sons and daughters of B'nai B'rith members. Students must have successfully completed at least one year at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia or Vancouver Community College (Langara) by June 30 and must be continuing studies at any of the three institutions. Application must be accompanied by a transcript of all postsecondary studies completed.

Contact: Award #00581: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Earl Kinney Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: A scholarship of $750 is offered by the Graphic Communications International Union, Local 525 M, to students entering the second or higher year of a full academic program of studies at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University or Trinity Western University. An applicant must be a member, or the son, daughter or legal ward of a member in good standing and must enclose a letter from the Union attesting to their eligibility.

Contact: Award #00577: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

Laidlaw Foundation Children at Risk, Aboriginal and Black Scholars Programs

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: The foundation will assist university students from First Nations and black communities who have demonstrated academic and leadership qualities in areas related to the Foundation's Children at Risk Program. Eligible applicants are fulltime students registered in a degree program at a Canadian university who are interested in the processes that contribute to the creation, maintenance and overcoming of conditions that diminish the life quality and life chances of children.

Undergraduate Awards: First Nations students enrolled in a third or fourth year undergraduate program at a Canadian university may apply for a limited number of awards of up to $2,000 each for research relating to the Children at Risk Program. To be eligible, undergraduate students must be nominated by faculty. First Nations students enrolled in an undergraduate program at a Canadian university leading to a professional degree in a field relevant to the Children at Risk Program may also apply for an award of up to $500. Eligible candidates must be nominated by community leaders, employers or faculty.

Transitional Year Programs: Promising First Nations students accepted into an undergraduate or graduate transitional year program at a Canadian university may apply for a Laidlaw Scholarship (up to $500 if enrolled in a transitional year program leading to an undergraduate degree; up to $1,000 if enrolled in a transitional year program leading to a graduate degree). Consideration will be given to assisting promising scholars and practitioners nominated by faculty, community leaders, or employers. Applicants must indicate a course of study related to the Foundations' Children at Risk Program.

Contact: Nathan Gilbert, Executive Director, Laidlaw Foundation, 950 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2J4, Tel: (416) 9643614, Fax: (416) 9751428.

The Law Foundation of Newfoundland Scholarship

Deadline: May 1

Terms of reference: The Law Foundation of Newfoundland awards up to three annual law school entrance scholarships valued at $5,000 each, tenable at a recognized Canadian law school. Successful applicants must be residents of the province of Newfoundland, have achieved academic excellence and not be the recipient of any other major scholarship.

Contact: Law Foundation of Newfoundland, Murray Premises, PO Box 5907, Street John's NF, A1C 5X4, Tel: 7544424, Fax: 7544320.

Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Grants and Scholarships Program

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: check with contact.

Contact: Program Administrator, Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program, Department of Justice Canada, 222 Queen Street, 10th Floor, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H8.

Lotus Light Charity Society Scholarship

Deadline: July 5

Terms of reference: Any student who is 17 years or older and attending or planning to attend college, university, or technical institution on a full time basis may be eligible to receive a $300 scholarship to assist him/her in his/her studies. Preferences will be given to single parents with children under 11 years of age, or students who are working parttime. There are 10 awards to be given. Application must include: transcript of previous semester; if applicable, proof of acceptance for entry to educational institutions; resume containing information of education, work and volunteer experience and letter of reference from previous employers, teachers and volunteer organizations.

Contact: Lotus Light Charity Society, #200357 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P3, Tel: (604) 6855548, Fax (604) 6855598.

Lucent Global Science Scholars Program - Canadian Bureau for International Education

Deadline: March 15

Terms of reference: Three scholarships of $5,000 US will be awarded to first year undergraduates in computing science/engineering, electrical engineering or related programs. Scholars participate in a Global Summit at Bell Labs in New Jersey and receive an internship offer from Lucent Canada.

Contact: Canadian Bureau for International Education, 220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1100, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5Z9, Tel: (613) 2374820, ext. 242, Fax: (613) 2371073, Email: flepage@cbie.ca, Web: www.cbie.ca

As Prime Minister Awards (formerly: Magna For Canada Scholarship Fund)

Deadline: June 5

Terms of reference: The Scholarship Fund will provide annual awards program. The As Prime Minister Awards program invites university, college and GEGEP students to write an essay in response to the question "If you were the Prime Minister of Canada, what political vision would you offer to improve our living standards?" Student essays are judged on the merits of their innovative and creative solutions for guiding Canada in the new century as the Prime Minister. Applicants must be fulltime students at an accredited Canadian college or university. Fifty regional semifinalists will receive $500. Ten finalists, selected from the group of semifinalists, will receive $10,000 in cash and a fourmonth internship Magna International Inc., valued at $12,000. The national winner will receive an additional $10,000 and a one year paid internship at Magna Internship Inc., valued at $36,000. The 9 finalists and national winner will also have their essay published in a special book entitled @stake "As Prime Minister, I Would.." Please submit a maximum 2,500word essay in either official language. Deadline in 2001 was June 4. You may submit your essay electronically online at www.asprimeminister.com or you may submit your essay typewritten on 81/2 x 11 paper. Also to be submitted is your full name, address and telephone number, college or university, area and year of study and extracurricular activities.

Contact: As Prime Minister Awards, 227 rue. Magna Drive, Aurora, ON, L4G 7K1, Tel: (800) 97magna, Fax: (905) 7267177, Web: www.asprimeminister.com

Manchester Graduate School of Social ScienceSchool of Law Scholarship

Deadline: May 2

Terms of reference: Manchester Graduate School of Social Sciences, the faculty of Law has set aside funds to make available two scholarships for postgraduate research students. These scholarships are of a maximum value of approximately ú7k per annum, which is sufficient to cover home fees and some maintenance. These scholarships are available for postgraduate research in any area of legal study. Enquiries may be addressed to the director of postgraduate studies.

Contact: Director of Postgraduate Studies, School of Law, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, England, Tel: (0161) 2753563, Fax: (0161) 2753579, Email: pglaw@man.ac.uk, Web: les.man.ac.uk/law

The Maritime Dairy Industry Scholarship

Deadline: December 16

Terms of reference: A $5,000 cash award and 15 weeks of employment within the dairy industry, in the Maritimes, that will complement the successful candidate's field of study. The applicant must be a resident of either N.S., N.B., or P.E.I.; currently attending a postsecondary education institution within Canada; completed at least two years of postsecondary education and currently enrolled in a program that has application to the dairy industry; applicant must show professional and academic promise and a commitment and interest in the dairy industry; applicant must complete the application form, onepage letter stating their commitment and interest in the dairy industry, official transcript of marks for completed years in postsecondary education, and three reference letters must be available (at least one from a professor). Selection will be based on application requirements, academic standing, and potential contribution and commitment to the dairy industry.

Contact: The Maritime Dairy Industry Scholarship Committee, c/o Milk Maritime Inc., Suite 3401133 Street George Blvd., Moncton, NB, E1E 4E1, Tel: (506) 8558800, Fax: (506) 8558500, Toll Free: (800) 4652697.

Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Disabled Students

Deadline: June 1

Terms of reference: The criteria are as follows: for an undergraduate program in any field of study; candidates must meet the following definition: "A disability is a functional limitation resulting from a physical, sensory, or mental impairment, which, for an indefinite period, affects the ability of the student to perform the activities necessary to participate fully in postsecondary learning"; must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents; must be entering or currently enrolled in a first undergraduate degree program in a Canadian postsecondary institution; holders of an undergraduate degree are not eligible for the scholarship. The award is for one academic year which may be renewed upon application. The holder of a Mattinson Scholarship is eligible to apply in subsequent years provided he/she submits a new application and all pertaining documents. The applicant, in a final year of study and required to attend only one academic term before graduation, is eligible to apply for a $1,250 scholarship provided all other criteria are met. Note: Students who reapply for further awards will be considered in competition with all other applicants. A student can receive the award for a total of four year maximum.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

The William McCallum Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

Terms of reference: This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of Dawson College entering, or already studying Law. The scholarship is renewable in the amount of $500 per year, for a maximum of four years. It will be awarded to students who show high probability of both responsible citizenship and academic and professional success. The basis for selecting winners is scholarship, character, leadership, and community involvement.

Contact: The William McCallum Scholarship Committee, c/o Vivian mcKoy2D.4, Dawson College, 3040 Sherbrook Street West, Westmount QC, H3Z 1A4, Tel: (514) 9318731, local 1348, Fax: (514) 9315181.

The McEuen Undergraduate Scholarship for Study in Scotland

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: The McEuen Scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Dr. Charles Stuart McEuen to a Canadian student resident in Canada. The Scholarship is tenable for a threeyear course of studies toward an ordinary degree or a fouryear course toward an honours degree. It is renewable from year to year on the basis of satisfactory performance and covers all tuition fees, university residence costs and a stipend for basic expenses. Applicants must not be more than 21 years of age and must be attending university in Canada or be qualified for admission into a university in Canada. The winner is chosen on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and leadership potential.

Contact: McEuen Scholarship Foundation Inc., Suite 1000, 60 Queen Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5Y7, Tel: (613) 2375160, Fax: (613) 2308842, Email: jaylen@scottaylen.com

Mensa Canada Scholarship

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: Awards will be made on the basis of applicants' essays. The essay should describe the specific goals (academic, vocational or career) that the Scholarship will help the applicant to achieve. The applicant must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in a fulltime program at an accredited postsecondary institution. The finalists must provide proof of acceptance or enrollment, and may be required to provide two letters of reference. Maximum essay length is 250 words on one page.

Contact: Coordinator, Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme, 329 March Road, Suite 232, Box 11, Kanata, ON, K2K 2E1, Tel: (613) 5995897, Web: www.canada.mensa.org

Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: The Monbusho (Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Government of Japan) offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government Scholarship Program. As well the Monbusho offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students under the Scholarship Program. The Undergraduate Studies is a five year program of study at a Japanese university. It includes one year of Japanese language training and four years of undergraduate study. When completed, the student can obtain a Bachelor's degree. The Research Studies is for graduate students. The length of this scholarship is one and a half or two years.

Contact: Monbusho Scholarship Program, The Consulate General of Japan, 9001177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 2K9, Tel: (604) 6845868, ext. 370, Fax: (604) 6846939, Email: japanvcr@istar.ca

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation PostSecondary Education Awards Program

Deadline: June 1

Terms of reference: The NAAF provides support for Aboriginal students studying education and professional development in business, sciences and all areas of study which contribute to economic selfreliance. The applicant must be Canadian Aboriginal peoplesFirst Nations Status and nonStatus, Metis and Inuit. The NAAF will support community college or CEGEP diploma or certificate programs, undergraduate programs, professional degree programs, and graduate degree programs. This scholarship is based on financial need, academic merit, and the applicant's interest and commitment to his or her education.

NAAF also administers the following scholarships for aboriginal students:

Shell Canada Aboriginal Scholarship Program

CIBC Achievers

PetroCanada Aboriginal Education Awards

Amoco Aboriginal Youth Achievers Scholarship

Aboriginal Veterans Scholarship Trust

The Diana Fowler LeBlanc Aboriginal Social Work Scholarship

The Imasco Aboriginal Education Award

The Shopper Drug Mart Scholarship

The GreatWest Business Education Scholarship

TD Bank Financial Group Scholarships

UGG Agricultural Scholarships

The Alberta Museology Internship

The CN Aboriginal Scholarships

The Suncor Energy Aboriginal Awards

Ross Charles Awards

The Bahai Community of Toronto Scholar

Weyerhauser Canada Ltd Aboriginal Scholarship

The Royal Bank Award in Memory of Beth Hamilton Bell

Contact: The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Suite 33A, 70 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5R 1B9, Tel: (416) 9260775, Fax: (416) 9267554, Email: naaf@istar.ca, Web: www.naaf.ca

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Aboriginal Health Careers Program

Deadline: May 1

Terms of reference: The Aboriginal Health Careers Program is administered by NAAF on behalf of Health Canada. The program provides support to students pursuing accredited health studies that demonstrated the potential for academic excellence.

Contact: The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Suite 33A, 70 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5R 1B9, Tel: (416) 9260775, Fax: (416) 9267554, Email: naaf@istar.ca, Web: www.naaf.ca

National Congress of ItalianCanadians, Pacific Regions Scholarships

Deadline: April 20

Terms of reference: The NCIC Pacific Region offers up to four scholarships yearly of $500 each to students in the ItalianCanadian ethnocultural community who are beginning or continuing their studies at postsecondary institutions in British Columbia. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, personal character, and social responsibility. The application must be accompanied by transcript of grades, letter of recommendation, onepage letter by candidate regarding career goals.

Contact: NCIC, c/o 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC, V5M 3E4, Tel: (430)3337.

National Federation of the Blind: Advocates for Equality

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: The NFB: AE will be annually awarding four scholarships, one scholarship in the amount of $2000, one scholarship in the amount of $1,500 and two scholarships in the amount of $1,000. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, service to the community and financial need. All applicants must:

Contact: The National Federation of the Blind: Advocates for Equality Scholarship Committee, 150 Moss Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4M3, Tel: (250) 3873618 or (250) 9953024.

The Navy League of Canada

Deadline: August 15

Terms of reference: The Navy League of Canada awards scholarships annually to serving or former Royal Canadian Sea Cadets entering the first year of a Community College, University or United World College course leading to a degree. These scholarships may not be granted where candidates enroll in the Canadian Forces on any basis whereby the Government provides free tuition or grants. Information and supporting documents i.e. personal letter of application, original certificate (transcripts), letter from Commanding Officer of Corps, recommendation of Branch President responsible for Corps, recommendation of Division President responsible for Corps must all be included.

Contact: The Navy League of Canada, National Council, 305 Rideau Street, Ground Floor, Ottawa, ON,K1N 9E5, Tel: (613) 9935415, Fax: (613) 9908701.

NuuChah Nulth postsecondary Scholarships

Deadline: August 31

Terms of reference: A scholarship in the amount of $500 is awarded to students of Nuuchahnulth ancestry who have completed a minimum of eight months of postsecondary work and will be enrolled in fulltime (4 courses and/or 12 credit hours) postsecondary studies. Send an application form, a transcript of last year's grades, a letter of acceptance for the next school year and a minimum of a onepage essay on the importance of postsecondary education for Nuuchahnulth.

Contact: NuuChahNulth Tribal Council, Box 1383, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M2, Tel: (604) 7245757, Fax: (604) 7230463.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 16

Terms of reference: The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels. Students are eligible to apply if they: (a) plan to be enrolled fulltime in an approved graduate program leading to a master's or doctoral degree at an Ontario university that is financially assisted by the government of Ontario; (b) are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have been admitted to Canada with a student visa; (c) have an average of at least A, or the equivalent, on the last 20 one term/semester courses, or the equivalent, completed. OGS awards are not automatically renewed. You must submit a new application each year (12month period).

Contact: Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program, Student Support Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, PO Box 4500, 4th Floor, 189 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6G9, Tel: (807) 3437257, 18004653957., Web: osap.gov.on.ca/NOTSECURE/ogs.htm

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund for Women

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: A scholarship of $5,000 is offered annually by the P.E.O. to a woman who is from a country other than the United States and Canada. The applicant must be qualified for admission to fulltime graduate study or working toward a graduate degree in the University of their choice in the United States or Canada. The applicant must have a full year of class work remaining and enrolled and on campus for the entire school year of the grant and must promise to return to their country immediately following completion of degree to pursue their professional career.

Contact: P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Executive Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 503123820, Tel: (515) 2553153, Fax: (515) 2553820, Attention: International Student Advisor.

PetroCanada Graduate Research Award Program

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: The program was established to recognize academic excellence and to support and encourage graduate research in specialized fields of study relating to the petroleum industry. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and working towards a master's or doctoral degree (on a fulltime basis) on a subject related to the oil and gas industry. Awards are granted on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated potential for advanced study and research.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

The Pisapio Scholarships

Deadline: September 25

Terms of reference: Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are available each year. The number and the value of each award may be changed from time to time at the discretion of the Trustees.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Contact: The Pisapio Scholarships Trust, 421 Baker Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 4H7.

Public Works Association of British Columbia

Deadline: July 31

Terms of reference: This scholarship in the amount of $1,000 awarded in two $500 instalments, is open to any applicant planning fulltime study at an educational institution in BC. Study will be in a Public Works field. Preference is given to female applicants and applicants returning to an educational institution from the workforce or applicants who have completed at least one year of study in their proposed field. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of reference from a B.C.P.W.A. member.

Contact: Public Works Association of BC, Scholarship Committee, 16705 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC, V3S 2X7.

Gillis Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Native Canadians

Deadline: December 31

Terms of reference: The scholarship is in the amount of $4,000 annually for a native Canadian who is studying journalism at a Canadian institution.

Contact: Norman Graham, Manager Employee Relations, The Canadian Press, 36 King Street East, Toronto, ON, M5C 2L9, Tel: (416) 5945133, Fax: (416) 3649283.

Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship - CNIB

Deadline: April 1

Terms of reference: The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage and support theoretical and practical research and studies at the graduate or doctoral level in the fields of blindness and visual impairment. Applications will be considered from persons studying at a Canadian University or College, or at a foreign university where a commitment to work in the field of blindness in Canada for at least two years can be demonstrated. Preference will be given to graduates of a Canadian University or College. Applicants will be expected to have achieved a high academic standing and to have exhibited superior intellectual ability and judgement.

Contact: The Secretariat, Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship, VicePresident, Client Services and Technology, The Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4G 3E8, Tel: (416) 4862500, Fax: (416) 4807677, Web: www.cnib.ca

Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund For Study in a Second Official Language Award Program

Deadline: February 15

Terms of reference: The purpose of the award is to encourage young Canadians who wish to improve their proficiency in their second official language to pursue studies, on a fulltime basis, at another university which functions in the other official language and in a milieu in which that language predominates. All disciplines - except translation - are eligible. Students must continue studies in the discipline in which they are enrolled at their home university. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and must be currently enrolled in the 2nd or 3rd year of their first undergraduate university program. In addition, they must have sufficient ability in their second official language to pursue their studies in that language.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, International and Canadian Programs Division, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Queen Elizabeth II British Columbia Centennial Scholarship

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: One major scholarship with a total value of $20,000 is available each year. In addition to the major scholarship, two minor scholarships of $4,000 each are available for the two top runnersup to the major winner each year. The scholarship will be awarded each year on a competitive basis to a graduate:

The Advisory Committee will make its recommendations on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated aptitudes, personal qualities and character, as well as interest and participation in institutional and community affairs.

Contact: Student Services Branch, Special Programs, Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, PO Box 9173, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9H7, Tel: (250) 3876116, Fax: (250) 3565440.

Rabin Scholarship for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance

Deadline: February 15

Terms of reference: This scholarship is open to any doctoral or post doctoral student of Canadian birth in any faculty whose research interest could impact significantly on the advancement of peace and tolerance throughout the world. One Canadian student will be chosen to study with two Middle East candidates, one Jewish and one Arab, at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The application must include formal academic transcripts and at least two academic letters of reference, in addition to a letter of nomination from the Dean or Department Chair of the applicant's university.

Contact: The Rabin Scholarship Committee, Office of Academic Affairs, Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, 3080 Yonge Street, Suite 5024, Toronto, ON, M4N 3N1, Tel: (416) 4858000, Fax: (416) 4858565, Email: inquiry@cfhu.org, Web: www.cfhu.org

Research Support Opportunity in Arctic Environmental Studies - Canadian Northern Studies Trust

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: Environment Canada/Prairie and Northern Region offers opportunities of significant value in high arctic accommodation, facilities and services to support graduate students enrolled in master's or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Preference will be given to environmental research proposals in the physical and/or biological sciences for which location at the High Arctic Weather Station at Eureka is demonstrably advantageous. Opportunities are not confined to students engaged in weatherrelated studies.

Contact: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), 17 York Street, Suite 405, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J6, Tel: (613) 5620515, Fax: (613) 5620533, Email: acuns@cyberus.ca, Web: www.uottawa.ca/associations/aucenacuns

Rhodes Scholarships

Deadline: September 14 (in Financial Assistance)

Terms of reference: Eleven scholarships are open for Canadian students and will be awarded annually. These scholarships are tenable at the University of Oxford, England. They are granted for two years, with the possibility of a third year. They are required to go to Oxford in October of each year. Selection is made on the basis of school and college records without written examinations. The qualities which will be considered in making the selection are: literary and scholastic attainment; fondness and success in outdoor sports; qualities of truthfulness, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness, and fellowship; exhibition of moral force of character, and of instincts to lead and take an interest in one's contemporaries. Qualities of both character and intellect are the most important requirements for a Rhodes Scholarship; these are what the Selection Committees will seek. Financial need does not receive special consideration. The eleven scholarships are allotted: three to the Western Region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta); two to each of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Region (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia); and one each to British Columbia and Newfoundland. A candidate must: be a Canadian citizen or a person domiciled in Canada; have been born between October 2, 1977 and October 1, 1983; except for medical students, have received an undergraduate degree before taking up the scholarship.

Candidates may compete in a province prescribed under either (a) or (b) below:

(a) The province in which they are ordinarily resident. If a candidate is ordinarily resident in the Yukon or the Northwest Territories application may be made in a province under (b) or, if there is no such province, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta. If ordinarily resident in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island, application may be made in a province under (b) or, alternatively, in the Maritime Region.

(b) Any province in which they have attended a university, provided that if a candidate is ordinarily resident outside Newfoundland, an application may not be made in that province. Summer courses do not qualify as attendance at a university. If a candidate is in doubt about the appropriate province in which to apply, the General Secretary should be contacted and he will decide on the basis of available evidence. Selection Committees are responsible, subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees, for deciding whether candidates comply with the foregoing conditions, and for making the nominations.

Contact: Further information and application forms may be obtained from Financial Assistance or from the Office of the General Secretary for the Rhodes Scholarships in Canada, PO Box 48, TorontoDominion Centre, Toronto M5K 1E6 or from the Provincial Secretaries.

(Residents of Newfoundland) Contact Augustus G. Lilly, The Rhodes Scholarship Trust, PO Box 5038, Street John's NF, A1C 5V3, Tel: (709) 7224270, Fax: (709) 7224565.

Baxter and Alma Ricard Fondation Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

Terms of reference: The Fondation Ricard is offering scholarships to FrenchCanadian students to enable them to pursue a graduate or postgraduate education in any field of studies, at a recognized university of their choice in the world. Candidate must be at least 21 years old, a francophone Canadian living in a linguistic minority situation and distinguish themselves by their academic performance and personal qualities.

Contact: 225, rue Metcalfe, bureau 407, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1P9, Tel: (613) 2367065, 18772367065, Fax: (613) 2363718, Web: www.fondationricard.com

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

Deadline: June 1

Terms of reference: The Rotary Foundation offers three types of scholarships: the AcademicYear, the MultiYear Scholarship and the Cultural Scholarship. The applicants must initially apply through local Rotary Clubs. Not all Rotary clubs will offer scholarships every year, nor will all types of scholarships necessarily be available in a given year. Interested individuals should contact their local Rotary club to obtain application forms and inquire about the availability of scholarship types.

Contact: The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston IL, 60201 USA, Web: www.rotary.org

Rotary Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: June 1

Terms of reference: Undergraduate scholarships, the newest educational activity of the Rotary Foundation, are awarded to outstanding young men and women for one academic year of undergraduate study abroad. A candidate for a scholarship must be: unmarried; between the ages of 18 and 24 inclusive as of March 1st in the competition year; and have completed two years of undergraduate universitylevel work, but not have attained the bachelor's degree or equivalent at the time the student begins the scholarship year. The student must be a citizen of the country of residency and where the sponsoring Rotary Club is located. In this and all other programs of the Rotary Foundation, a Rotarian, a dependent of a Rotarian, a child, stepchild, grandchild, brother or sister of a Rotarian, or any spouse thereof, is ineligible for an award.

Contact: Application for an undergraduate scholarship must be made through a Rotary Club in the district in which the applicant's permanent residence is located, or in the district in which is located the school at which he is studying at the time of his application. The sponsoring Rotary Club will provide the necessary application forms and explanatory literature.

The Paul Sargent Memorial Linguistics Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 16

Terms of reference: The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is offering a recruitment scholarship program to candidates studying at the Master's level. All applicants must be Canadian citizens and must hold a Bachelor's degree, at either the major or minor level, in the language concerned, with a high record of academic achievement. Applicants must have at least an intermediate level of competence in an Oriental, Middle Eastern or Eastern European language. Applicants must also be eligible for a Canadian government security clearance and be able to meet CSE standards in English usage, analytical skills, and employment suitability. Applicants must be willing to work at CSE in Ottawa during the interim summer of the Master's program, at a prorated, monthly salaried rate, and for two years following the completion of the Master's program.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, International and Canadian Programs Branch, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 600350 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Saturn "Commitment to Excellence" Award

Deadline: October 20

Terms of reference: Saturn Canada would like to recognize five exceptional female students attending university or college in Canada. Saturn's "Commitment to Excellence" Award will honour female students having made significant accomplishments in one or more of the following categories: academic, business, arts, athletics, philanthropy or community. Winning students will receive a $1,500 scholarship to be presented at Chatelaine's Women of Influence luncheon series (where applicable) or at a special presentation at the winner's school during the month of November or December. Students must complete and return the application form along with the following items: a 250500 word essay on their successes and contributions in one or more areas: academic, business, arts, athletics, philanthropy or community, an official transcripts, letters of reference from professors, employers, coaches or members of the community (maximum of three) and two photocopies of all materials.

Contact: Saturn Commitment to Excellence c/o Optimum Public Relations, 21 Street Clair Avenue East, 12th Floor, Toronto, ON, M4T 1L9, Attention: Isabelle Troitzky, Tel: (416) 9348026,

Elvie Smith Memorial Scholarship For Studies in Canadian Aerospace

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: The scholarship is awarded to the student who best exemplifies the spirit of Canada's aviation pioneers in seeking to enter the field of aviation, and who wishes to pursue studies in preparation for such a career. This scholarship will be awarded to a Canadian student wishing to pursue studies in engineering or a scientific discipline related to aerospace at the graduate or postgraduate level in preparation for a career in aerospace. Submissions are to be made in writing. Applicants may choose to submit a letter, essay, or other written presentation. Factors to be considered are knowledge of Canadian aviation history, the entrant's own activities associated with aviation, interest in aerospace technology, plans for a career in aerospace, and an explanation of how the scholarship would be used. Entries should not exceed 2000 words in length.

Contact: The Elvie Smith Memorial Scholarship Competition, c/o Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, PO Box 6360, Wetaskiwin, AB, T9A 2G1, Tel: (780) 3611351, Fax: (780) 3611239, Email: cahf@telusplanet.net

John J. Schumacher Minority Leadership Scholarship Program - Southwestern University School of Law

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: Southwestern University School of Law offers approximately 25 scholarships each year through the John J. Schumacher minority Leadership Scholarship Program. These scholarships provide up to full tuition to members of the Southwestern entering class whose academic and leadership qualities are exceptional. The awards are renewable for each year of the program attended, provided that the recipient remains in good academic standing. Any prospective student who would like to apply for a Schumacher Scholarship should complete and return the Interest Form and proceed with the general admissions and financial aid application processes as outlined in the Southwestern catalogue.

Contact: Office of Admission, Southwestern University School of Law, 675 S. Westmoreland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA. Tel: (213) 7386717.

Paul W. Wildman Scholarship Program - Southwestern University School of Law

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: Southwestern University School of Law offers approximately 25 scholarships each year through the Paul W. Wildman Scholarship Program. These scholarships provide up to full tuition to members of the Southwestern entering class who have demonstrated exceptional academic promise. The awards are renewable for each year of the program attended, provided that the recipient remains in good academic standing. Any prospective student who would like to apply for a Wildman Scholarship should complete and return the Interest Form and proceed with the general admissions and financial aid application processes as outlined in the Southwestern catalog.

Contact: Office of Admission, Southwestern University School of Law, 675 S. Westmoreland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA. Tel: (213) 7386717.

Studentships in Northern Studies Canadian Northern Studies Trust

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: These scholarships are normally valued at $10,000 each, to support students enrolled in graduate, and undergraduate, degree programs, or other courses of study recognized at a Canadian University. The educational programs of the successful candidates will have special relevance to Canada's northern territories and adjacent regions. Preference will be given to candidates who will engage in research culminating in a thesis or similar document, and whose programs will involve direct northern experience. Applicants in all subject areas, including interdisciplinary study, will be considered, but the applicability of the proposed inquiry to northern themes, problems or issues should be demonstrated.

Contact: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), 17 York Street, Suite 405, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J6, Tel: (613) 5620515, Fax: (613) 5620533, Email: acuns@cyberus.ca, Web: www.uottawa.ca/associations/aucenacuns

SWANA Scholarship for Studies in Solid Waste Management & Environmental Protection

Deadline: October 15

Terms of reference: The B.C. Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America is offering a number of $500 scholarships to encourage students studying in disciplines related to solid waste management and environmental protection. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined by a panel of SWANA members and will be chosen on the basis of:

Applicants must be registered in a full course of studies in an environmental management or related program at a recognized postsecondary institution in British Columbia. They must have completed their first year of postsecondary studies. To be considered for one of these scholarships, the applicant must submit a completed application form, transcript or copy of last year's statement of marks, reference letter from a faculty member and proof of registration.

Contact: SWANA Scholarship c/o GVRD Solid Waste Department, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4G8, Attention: Mike Stringer, Tel: (604) 4366810, Fax: (604) 4366811, Web: www.ecowaste.com/swanabc

The Swedish Institute Guest Scholarship

Deadline: November 1

Terms of reference: This scholarship is offered to a qualified Canadian researcher or scholar of any age who wishes to spend an academic year on a research undertaking at a Swedish university or an independent research facility. The competition for the scholarship is global. The value of the scholarship is approximately. SEK 6700 per month. Applicants should submit preliminary personal background information, particularly statements of purpose of study/ research and language competence, as well as a copy of letter of invitation from a Swedish University department.

Contact: Swedish Institute Scholarship Office, PO Box 7434, S10391, Stockholm, Sweden.

Ted Trindell Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: January 8

Terms of reference: Five Awards of $1,000 are awarded to Metis or NonStatus persons from Northwest Territories pursuing fulltime postsecondary studies. Academic merit and financial need will be considered.

Contact: Chairman, Selection Committee, Ted Trindell Scholarship Fund, Box 1375, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2P1, Tel: (403) 8733505.

United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1518, Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Ten scholarships of $1,000 each are offered to students beginning or continuing studies in a full academic programme of studies at the University of BC, University of Victoria, BCIT, Simon Fraser University or at a college in British Columbia. Candidates must be a member, or the son, daughter, or legal ward of a member of the Union in good standing and must give full details of their own or their parents' membership in the Union.

Contact: Award #00547: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 10361874 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 8225111, Fax: (604) 8226929.

University College London Scholarships

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: The University College London Scholarships are offered to students from overseas. All scholarships are competitive and depend upon academic merit, and are tenable for the duration of the programme of study. To be eligible for any of the scholarships, applicants should: hold an offer of admission to a fulltime program of study at University College London, be selffinancing and liable to pay tuition fees at the rate for overseas students. These scholarships are not available to students already on a degree programme, or to students intending to pursue their studies at an institution other than UCL. These scholarships are available to students interested in graduate and undergraduate studies.

Contact: International Office, University College London, Gower Street, London, England WCIE 6BT, Tel: +44 171 380 7708, Fax: +44 171 380 7380, Email: international@ucl.ca.uk

Vancouver Police Department Scholarships

Deadline: July 31

Terms of reference: To encourage and assist sons and daughters of members of the Vancouver Police Department to attend the postsecondary Educational Institutes: University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, B.C.I.T. or any Regional College in B.C. Criteria:

The letter of application should contain the following information:

Note: there are six different scholarships offered under the Vancouver Police Department Scholarships, please ask for information from the Financial Assistance Department.

Contact: Secretary, Vancouver Police Department Scholarship Committee, 2120 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4N6.

Vancouver Mycological Society

Deadline: Unknown

Terms of reference: The Vancouver Mycological Society would like to make available the sum of $400 to a graduate student studying in the province of BC whose field of study encompasses the macro fungi. Interested candidates must submit a onepage summary describing their research project; in addition, the candidates must indicate willingness to give a presentation on their research to the Vancouver Mycological Society at one of the regular meetings.

Contact: Vancouver Mycological Society, 1011001 West Broadway, Box 181, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4E4, Tel: (604) 9889390 or (604) 3220074.

Geraldo Donato Vertone Scholarship

Deadline: August 31

Terms of reference: A scholarship in the name of Gerald Donato Vertone has been set up by the Italian Cultural Centre Society and is open to any student who is accepted to, or attends a postsecondary institution leading to a university degree. To qualify, applicants must:

Contact: Italian Cultural Centre Society, Geraldo Donato Vertone Scholarship, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC, V5M 3E4, Tel: 4303337, Fax: 4303331., Web: iccs.bc.ca

Village Credit Union Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 1

Terms of reference: One scholarship is available to those students who are presently enrolled full-time at a college or university and are planning to attend another year of studies, and who are members or the children and/or grandchildren of members of the Village Credit Union. Candidates will be selected on the basis of a completed Village Credit Union scholarship application form, a copy of the most recent official transcript, two letters of references (at least one from an instructor or faculty member) and a 200 word essay "Why I should be chosen as a winner of a scholarship from Village Credit Union". Proof of enrolment will be required prior to payment of scholarship.

Contact: Village Credit Union, 1013 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1E6, Tel: (604) 5253331, Fax: (604) 5250146, Web: www.villagecu.com

Bridget Walsh Scholarship for SingleParent Irish Women

Deadline: October 15

Terms of reference: The Bridget Walsh scholarship was created from the royalties of Sheelagh Conway's book The Faraway Hills are Green; Voices of Irish Women in Canada published in October 1992 by Women's Press. In recognition of the twentytwo Irish women from across Canada whose stories are told in this book, Sheelagh Conway has donated half of the royalties to lowincome, singleparent Irish women in Canada who wish to pursue their education at university or college level. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit or promise as well as economic need. The value of the scholarship will vary from year to year depending on royalties.

Contact: Mary Broderick, Chairperson, Bridget Walsh Scholarship, 205 Mountainview Road North, Georgetown, ON, L7G 4T8, Tel: (416) 8730873.

Welch Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

Terms of reference: A scholarship is offered to a promising scholar who wishes to study vacuum science, techniques or their application in any field. Candidates for the scholarship should have at least a Bachelors degree; a Doctors degree is preferred.

Contact: Dr. F.R. Shepherd, Nortel Networks, Dept. C115, 3500 Carling Avenue, Nepean, ON, K2H 8E9, Tel: (613)7633285, Fax: (613) 7632404, Email: frsims@nortelnetworks.com

Xerox Aboriginal Scholarships Program

Deadline: June 15

Terms of reference: Applicants must be a Canadian citizen and resident; status or nonstatus Indian, Metis or Inuit; fulltime student at Canadian postsecondary institution with significant content in information technology. This includes but is not restricted to such disciplines as computer/math sciences, business administration or commerce and engineering. Applications must include a transcript, proof of admission to a recognized postsecondary institution, two letters of reference and a letter describing of the applicant's program of study, interest in information technology, involvement in activities at school or in community and use of information technology at home, work or school.

Contact: Xerox Canada Ltd., External Affairs Office, Contributions Administer, Corporate Affairs, Xerox Canada, 5650 Yonge Street, North York, ON, M2M 4G7, Tel: (416) 7336837, Fax: (416) 7336811, Email: chiara.lam@can.xerox.com, Web: www.xerox.ca/corp_aff/english/itl.html

Zajac Scholarship - Centre For Ability Association

Deadline: May 5

Terms of reference: The Zajac Scholarship is awarded annually to an individual with a disability that is attending/or planning to attend postsecondary education (credited courses leading to a degree, diploma or certificate) or a structured vocational program. Applicant must be: Canadian citizen or resident; has a physical, neurological and /or developmental disability; attend postsecondary (credited courses leading to a degree, diploma or certificate); demonstrate social interests, such as participation in volunteer work or leadership in community activities and demonstrate the philosophy and values of the Centre for Ability (believes in community inclusiveness and demonstrates strengths and resourcefulness in overcoming life challenges). Successful applicant will be notified at the end of May and the award will be presented at the annual general meeting at the Centre for Ability in June.

Contact: Zajac Scholarship Committee, c/o The Centre for Ability, 2805 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, V5R 5H9, Tel: (604) 4515511, Fax: (604) 4515651, Web: www.centreforability.bc.ca

External Scholarships for Applied Sciences Students
Jim Allard Broadcast Journalism Scholarship - Canadian Association of Broadcasters

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Aspiring broadcasters enrolled in a broadcast journalism course at a Canadian college or university are eligible to apply for the $2,500 scholarship. To qualify, simply explain on a separate piece of paper, in about 500 words, why you're interested in broadcast journalism, what your career goal is, and how this scholarship can help you attain that goal. Complete the application and send it, with your 500word outline and a signed recommendation from your course director, to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB). In seeking the student who "best combines academic achievement with natural talent", the judging committee also will look for evidence of strong character and leadership qualities; a willingness to assist others in the industry; genuine enthusiasm for a career in Canadian broadcasting, as reflected in activities related to broadcasting, such as home studies, parttime employment, etc.

Contact: Jim Allard Scholarship, The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, PO Box 627, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5S2., Web: www.cabacr.ca

The BBM Scholarship (Bureau of Broadcast Measurement) - Canadian Association of Broadcasters

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate studies program, or be in the final year of an Honours degree with the intention of entering a graduate program, anywhere in Canada. Applicants must submit a 250word essay, outlining his/her interest in audience research. The applicant may also submit a copy of any course project or paper on research he/she has previously completed. The applicant should attach to his/her application three references/recommendations from appropriate sources. One should be from his/her course director or advisor.

Contact: BBM Scholarship, The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, PO Box 627, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5S2, Web: www.cabacr.ca

Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation First Year Scholarships

Deadline: January 15

Terms of reference: Up to five $5000 scholarships are offered annually to women entering first year of an undergraduate engineering program to encourage them to pursue this career path. The scholarship is based primarily on demonstrated leadership, community involvement and extracurricular activities, with special emphasis on community services to recognize and encourage continued contribution to society. Academic achievement and work experience are also considered in awarding the scholarship. The applicant must be willing to act as a role model and take action in promoting engineering, particularly to young women by, for example, visiting highschools and otherwise assisting the CEMF. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants with permanent residence in Canada.

Contact: The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation, Undergraduate Scholarship Award, c/o Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, 1100180 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2K3, Tel: (613) 2322474, Fax: (613) 2305759. , Email: memorial.foundation@ccpe.ca, Web: www.ccpe.ca

Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Claudette MacKayLassonde Scholarship

Deadline: October 31

Terms of reference: One $15,000 Claudette MacKayLassonde Scholarship is offered annually in Canada to a woman enrolled fulltime in a graduate engineering program at the Ph.D level to encourage them to pursue this valuable career path and to recognize the valuable contribution they bring to society through research, teaching and community involvement. The scholarship is based primarily on demonstrated leadership, community involvement and extracurricular activities, with special emphasis on activities that help attract or retain women in engineering. Engineering achievement is also considered in awarding the scholarship, and must be interpreted to include both research contributions and work experience. The applicant must be willing to act as a role model and take action in promoting engineering, particularly to young women by, for example, visiting schools and otherwise assisting the CEMF. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants with permanent residence in Canada.

Contact: The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation, The Claudette MacKayLassonde Scholarship Award, c/o Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, 1100180 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2K3, Tel: (613) 2322474, Fax: (613) 2305759, Email: memorial.foundation@ccpe.ca, Web: www.ccpe.ca

Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering - SNC LAVALIN Plant Design Competition

Deadline: May 15

Terms of reference: The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering offers the SNC LAVALIN Undergraduate Plant Design Competition for students enrolled in undergraduate chemical engineering programs at Canadian universities. Eligibility: Individuals and groups of undergraduate students registered in chemical engineering programs in Canadian universities. Prize: The group of students with the best design will receive the SNC LAVALIN Inc. Plant Design Award of $1,000. Each member of the team receives a certificate and a twoyear subscription of "The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering".

Contact: Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, #550130 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6E2, Tel: (613) 2326252, Fax: (613) 2325862, Email: cic_adm@fox.nstn.ca, Web: www.fox.nstn.ca

Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers - Edmonton Chemical Engineering Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

Terms of reference: The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering offers the Edmonton Chemical Engineering Scholarship to undergraduate students in chemical engineering entering the second, third, fourth, or fifth (in a 5year program) year of studies at a Canadian university, for leadership qualities and demonstrated contributions to the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering via participation in student chapters, and for aboveaverage academic performance. Applicants must be members of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. Application: A letter of application should be submitted to Diane Goltz, Program Manager. The application should document contributions to the Society, include a transcript of academic performance and be supported by two letters of reference.

Contact: Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers, #550130 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6E2, Tel: (613) 2326252, Fax: (613) 2325862, Email: cic_adm@fox.nstn.ca, Web: www.fox.nstn.ca

Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers - Sarnia Chemical Engineering Community Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

Terms of reference: The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering offers the Sarnia Chemical Engineering Community Scholarship to undergraduate students in chemical engineering about to enter the final year of studies at a Canadian university, and will be made for academic excellence and demonstrated contributions to the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, such as participation in student chapters. Applicants must be members of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. Application: Application for the award should be submitted to Diane Goltz, Program Manager. Applications should contain evidence of academic standing, letters of reference and evidence of contribution to the Society.

Contact: Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers, #550130 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6E2, Tel: (613) 2326252, Fax: (613) 2325862, Email: cic_adm@fox.nstn.ca, Web: www.fox.nstn.ca

CARB Sales & Marketing Award - Canadian Association of Broadcasters

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Applicant must be a student enrolled in the final, or next to final year of an accredited Canadian University, College, PostSecondary or Technical School with the intention of entering a business graduate program and/or the broadcast industry in a sales, marketing, or promotion capacity. Applicant must submit a minimum 300word essay authoring his/her interest in the understanding of, the sales and marketing role in radio, TV and specialty TV. Also a case study that details an actual Canadian marketing success story based on the exclusive use of one or more of the above media, or; a hypothetical product launch using the aforementioned. The applicant should attach to his/her application three references/recommendations from appropriate sources. One should be from his/her course director or advisor.

Contact: The CABR Sales & Marketing Award, The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, PO Box 627, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5S2, Web: www.cabacr.ca

CCPEENCON Scholarship

Deadline: April 1

Terms of reference: A CCPEENCON Endowment of $7,500 will be awarded to a professional engineer pursuing studies in the area of engineering failure investigation, risk management, and/or materials testing. This area of engineering is concerned with analyzing the causes of materials failure and preventing accidents in the industrial, manufacturing, or construction sector. To be eligible, candidates must be licensed to practice engineering and be registered as full members of one of the provincial/territorial professional association/order in their province/territory.

Contact: CCPE National Scholarship Program, Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, 1100180 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 3K3, Tel: (613) 2322474, Fax: (613) 2305759, Email: member.services@ccpe.ca, Web: www.ccpe.ca

CCPEManulife Financial National Scholarships

Deadline: April 1

Terms of reference: Three CCPE Manulife Financial Scholarships valued at $10,000 each to provide financial assistance to engineers returning to university for further study or research in an engineering field. Candidates must be accepted or registered in a Faculty of Engineering. To be eligible, candidates must be licensed to practice engineering and be registered as full members of one of the provincial/territorial professional association/order in their province/territory.

Contact: CCPE National Scholarship Program, Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, 1100180 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 3K3, Tel: (613) 2322474, Fax: (613) 2305759, Email: member.services@ccpe.ca, Web: www.ccpe.ca

CCPEMeloche Monnex Scholarship

Deadline: April 1

Terms of reference: Two CCPEMeloche Monnex Scholarships of $7,500 each to support engineers returning to university for further study or research in a field other than engineering. Candidates must be accepted or registered in a Faculty other than Engineering. The field of study chosen should favour the acquisition of knowledge which enhances performance in the engineering profession. To be eligible, candidates must be licensed to practice engineering and be registered as full members of one of the provincial/territorial professional association/order in their province/territory.

Contact: CCPE National Scholarship Program, Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, 1100180 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 3K3, Tel: (613) 2322474, Fax: (613) 2305759, Email: member.services@ccpe.ca, Web: www.ccpe.ca

The Engineering Institute of Canada, Vancouver Island Branch Scholarships

Deadline: July 31

Terms of reference: Awards are offered to qualified students entering the second year of an accredited engineering program and to students transferring from a bridging program at a technical institute into either second year or third year in an accredited engineering program. Applicants must have graduated from a high school on Vancouver Island and must have achieved a minimum `B' grade average in the previous year of their engineering program. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. The awards are granted on the basis of academic standing, financial need and other consideration such as disability or special circumstances. Candidates must submit an application form, a transcript and a letter of assessment from the department head or dean.

Contact: Engineering Institute of Canada, Vancouver Island Branch, PO Box 41013, Victoria, BC, V8Y 3C8, Tel: (250) 4778031 or (250) 3888161, Email: mgalbraith@pinc.com

Ruth Hancock Scholarships - Canadian Association of Broadcasters

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Complete the application and send it, with your 500word outline and a signed recommendation from your course director, to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. Applicants are expected to demonstrate strong character and leadership qualities; a willingness to assist others in the industry; genuine interest in pursuing a broadcasting career, as reflected in extracurricular activities related to broadcasting and/or selfinitiated undertakings. To qualify, simply explain on a separate piece of paper, in about 500 words, why you're taking a communications course, what your career goal is, and how one of these scholarships will help you attain that goal.

Contact: Ruth Hancock Memorial Scholarships, The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, PO Box 627, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5S2, Web: www.cabacr.ca

C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation Engineering Awards Program

Deadline: July 2

Terms of reference: The C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation is pleased to grant scholarships to students enrolled in an engineering program in a Canadian university. Two scholarships of $6,000 will be awarded each year. One award will be offered to a male and one to a female student. The awards are renewable twice for a total maximum tenure of three consecutive years. This is a merit scholarship open to qualified fulltime engineering students entering the second year of their program and who will graduate within the next two or three years. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have completed a full first year program in a Canadian faculty of engineering and who intend to continue their studies in engineering. Candidates must have attained a first class standing as defined by the nominating institution. Applications are by nomination only.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, International and Canadian Programs Branch, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 600350 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: award@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

The Frederick T. Metcalf Award Program Canadian Cable Television Association

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: This scholarship is open to qualified fulltime students pursuing graduate level studies in disciplines related to new media companies and delivering cable communications services in Canada. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Monsanto Native Forestry Scholarship

Deadline: July 31

Terms of reference: This $500 scholarship is designed to assist First Nations students entering a nationally recognized forestry school. In addition to the scholarships, Monsanto Agricultural Company of Canada personnel will be available to the students as advisors in their studies.

Contact: National Aboriginal forestry Association, Attention: Monsanto Native Forestry Scholarship Program, 875 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1S 3W4, Tel: (613) 2335563.

NRCCNRC Women in Engineering and Science Program

Deadline: October 15

Terms of reference: The National Research Council has established a unique program designed to encourage greater participation of women in the underrepresented fields of engineering, science, and mathematics. Working with worldclass researchers in top facilities, successful candidates of the Women in Engineering and Science Program will undertake careerrelated work while receiving a salary. The basic criteria is as follows: must be a woman who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; must have a high academic standing; must be currently attending a Canadian university or CEGEP; must be enrolled fulltime in an undergraduate physics, science, engineering or undergraduate year of university or the second year of preuniversity CEGEP before September 1st of the year application is made to WES.

Contact: National Research Council Canada, Human Resource Branch, WES Coordinator, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0R6, Tel: (613) 9939134, Fax: (613) 9907669, Email: WES.coordinator@NRC.CA, Web: www.nrc.ca/careers

Premier's Awards for Young Women in Science

Deadline: June 29

Terms of reference: The purpose of the awards is to recognize outstanding female students from Science disciplines where women are currently underrepresented. Candidates must:

Selection will be based primarily on academic ability and level of participation in community activities intended to encourage young women to pursue science careers. Nomination must be submitted by department heads of relevant disciplines.

Contact: Information, Science and Technology Agency, PO Box 9411, Stn Prov Gov't, Victoria, BC, V8W 9V1, Tel: (250) 356-9566, Fax: (250) 356-0021.

Spaceflight and Life Sciences Training Program Scholarship - Canadian Space Agency

Deadline: March 15

Terms of reference: The Canadian Space Agency is sponsoring one Canadian student, who has demonstrated scholastic excellence and an interest in Space Life Sciences, to participate in a unique learning experience. The NASA Spaceflight and Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) is an intensive sixweek training program at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida for about 40 University students interested in Life Sciences, Bioengineering or related fields. The program will allow students to participate in the simulated space flight experiments and NASA Life Sciences research. The scholarship is limited to currently enrolled undergraduate students who: 1) are Canadian citizens, 2) are pursuing their first undergraduate degree in a Life Science at a recognized Canadian university, 3) have a minimum cumulative average of 75%, 4) will have completed at least their second year of study or graduating students who have been accepted into a graduate research or Bachelor of Education program at a recognized Canadian university.

Contact: SLSTP Canadian Space Agency, Space Science Program, PO Box 7275, Station V, Ottawa, ON, K1L 8E3, Email: slstp@space.gc.ca

David Squires Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: October 31

Terms of reference: The Squires Foundation provides two scholarships each year to students who demonstrate significant financial need; are Canadian or US citizens; are in a full time computer science program at a university or college and maintain a high level of scholastic achievement. A student must meet all requirements to qualify. Apply on website (www.itisb.com).

Contact: Squire Foundation, Tel: (250)5958282 Fax: (250)5958088, Email: johns@itisb.com, Web: www.itisb.com

The Wood Scholarship Fund - The Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada, Toronto

Deadline: June 15

Terms of reference: The Wood Scholarships shall be awarded to students with financial need for tuition fees and books at a duly qualified school of mining in Canada in the amount of $6,000. These scholarships are for wellrounded students with a "B" or better average pursuing careers in the Mining Industry. The scholarship is available for undergraduate studies and can be renewed up to four years providing the scholar maintains good academic standing and the need prevails.

Contact: The Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada, Toronto, The Wood Scholarship Fund, PO Box 207 Postal Station A, Toronto, ON, M5W 1B2., Web: www.geocities.com/wamic toronto/

External Scholarships for Arts Students
Jim Allard Broadcast Journalism Scholarship - Canadian Association of Broadcasters

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Aspiring broadcasters enrolled in a broadcast journalism course at a Canadian college or university are eligible to apply for the $2,500 scholarship. To qualify, simply explain on a separate piece of paper, in about 500 words, why you're interested in broadcast journalism, what your career goal is, and how this scholarship can help you attain that goal. Complete the application and send it, with your 500word outline and a signed recommendation from your course director, to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB). In seeking the student who "best combines academic achievement with natural talent", the judging committee also will look for evidence of strong character and leadership qualities; a willingness to assist others in the industry; genuine enthusiasm for a career in Canadian broadcasting, as reflected in activities related to broadcasting, such as home studies, parttime employment, etc.

Contact: Jim Allard Scholarship, The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, PO Box 627, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5S2, Web: www.cabacr.ca

ARC Arts Council Individual Grants program

Deadline: May 31

Terms of reference: The ARC Arts Council is a registered charitable nonprofit organization serving School District #43 (Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody). Artists of any discipline, such as dancers, musicians, actors, film, visual and literary students who are intending to further their artistic careers through educational pursuits are eligible. The grants must be applied to tuition at any recognized postsecondary educational institution within a threeyear period. Applicants must reside in School District #43 and be registered in, or plan to register for formal study in the literary, media, performing or visual arts at a recognized educational institution or in a recognized program of study. Applications must be completed in full, with two letters of reference attached.

Contact: ARC Arts Council Awards and Scholarship Committee, 2425 St. John's Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 2B2, Tel: (604) 9318255, Fax: (604) 9314214, Email: arcarts@intergate.bc.ca, Web: www.intergate.bc.ca\arcarts

Association of Moving Image Archivists Scholarships

Deadline: May 1

Terms of reference: Three scholarships, Mary Pickford Scholarship, Sony Pictures Scholarship and CFI Sid Solow Scholarship, are awarded as financial assistance to students of merit who intend to pursue careers in the profession of moving image archiving. To be considered the applicant must be enrolled in a graduatelevel or other advanced program in film or television studies or production, library or information services, archival administration, museum studies or a related discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 in his/her most recently completed academic program. The applicant must submit an application form, an official transcript from the most recent academic program, an essay of no more than 1000 words describing the applicant's major field of study, interest in moving image archiving, relevant experience and/or education, and career goals. Two letters of recommendation. Applicants need only submit one application form and one set of supporting documents to be eligible for all three awards; however, no applicant will be awarded more than one scholarship.

Contact: AMIA, 8949 Wiltshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, Tel: (310) 5501300, Fax: (310) 5501363, Email: amia@amianet.org, Web: www.amianet.org

Austrian Scholarship Award Program

Deadline: March 1

Terms of reference: The Austrian Embassy has provided a scholarship for study at a fine arts institution in Austria. General requirements for applicants are as follows: only permanent residents of Canada, who are not currently living or studying in Austria, are eligible. Applicants must be between 20 and 35 years. The age at the beginning of the academic year (1 October) is decisive. Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of four semesters at a university or at an institution of higher education in the field of fine arts, and have good qualifications attested to by diplomas and references. All applicants for a scholarship to an Austrian university or art institute must present an attestation equivalent to the Austrian schoolleaving certificate or similar certificate of education, appropriately translated into German and authenticated. The applicant must take into account that his/her application will be processed according to the terms of the Austrian Access to Information Law. To register, applicants must have good working knowledge of German. A language certificate attesting to the student's knowledge of German is an absolute prerequisite. Scholarships can only be granted after the candidate is accepted by the designated institution of higher learning. If possible a written commitment of an Austrian university teacher to look after the student or a necessary approval for carrying out a certain project. Applicants for scholarships for studies in Applied Arts, Music and Architecture must submit special works.

Contact: Austrian Embassy, 445 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6M7, Tel: (613) 7891444, Fax: (613) 7893431.

BC Arts Council Scholarship Awards

Deadline: May 31

Terms of reference: BC resident for 12 months; Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. First class standing in theatre, dance, music, film and video, creative writing, arts administration, museological and conservation studies, or visual arts programs.

Contact: Julie Poskitt, coordinator, Scholarship Awards Program, BC Arts Council, 800 Johnson Street, 5th floor, PO Box 9819, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9W3, Tel: (250) 3561724, Fax: (250) 3874099.

BC Historical Federation Scholarship

Deadline: May 15

Terms of reference: The British Columbia Historical Federation awards a $500 scholarship annually to a student completing the third or fourth year at a British Columbia college or university. To apply for the scholarship, candidates must submit: 1) a letter of application; 2) an essay of 1,5002,000 words on a topic relating to the history of British Columbia. The essay must be suitable for publication. The winning essay will be published in BC Historical News; 3) letters of recommendation from two professors.

Contact: Frances Gundry, 255 Niagra Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 1G4, Tel: (250) 3873623.

The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Scholarship

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: The `Brucebo' has been a grant fixture among practicing Fine Arts persons - painters, sculpturers, photographers, etc. for over 20 years. The grant finances a twomonth studio stay at Brucebo on the island of Gotland, Sweden. It includes free use of the fully furnished studio cottage, a twomonth food stipend and a generous transport allowance. The grant must be used within the period June 10August 20. This grant is sponsored by the Gotland Konstmuseum (Gotland Museum of Fine Arts).

Contact: CSF Secretary, Dr. Jan O. Lundgren, Department of Geography, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street W., Montreal QC, H3A 2K6, Tel: (514) 3984304, Fax: (514) 3987437, Email: lundgren@felix.geog.mcgill.ca

Burnaby Historical Society Scholarship

Deadline: June 15

Terms of reference: This scholarship, given by Drs. Violet and Blythe Eagles in honour of Evelyn Salisbury. The applicant for the scholarship should be an undergraduate attending an accredited British Columbia University or College and enrolled in a major or honours programme that specializes in Canadian history, with preference given to the history of British Columbia. Candidates must apply in writing, outlining their studies to date, provide an essay or an example of research done and including a current academic transcript and letters of recommendation from two professors at the university or college the candidate is attending.

Contact: Burnaby Historical Society, Scholarship Committee, c/o Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 3T6, Tel: (604) 2936500, Fax: (604) 2936525.

F.J. Connell Music Scholarship Trust

Deadline: October 1

Terms of reference: The F.J. Connell Music Scholarship Trust is a charitable organization whose sole purpose is to provide (in perpetuity) an annual scholarship to university music students; winners are eligible to reapply in a subsequent year.

Eligibility:

Application must include:

Contact: FJ Connell Music Scholarship Trust, 1187 Simcoe Street, Moose Jaw SK, S6H 3J5, Tel: (306) 6942045.

Government Finance Officers Association - Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship for Public Finance Graduate Students

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship of $3,500 will be awarded to a student enrolled in a fulltime master's program preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The candidate must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Recommendation from student's academic advisor or dean of the graduate program is required. The winner of the scholarship will be invited, at GFOA expense, to attend the GFOA annual conference, where the award is presented.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700 Web: www.gfoa.org

Government Finance Officers Association - Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to an upperdivision undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The candidate must belong to one of the following groups: Black, Indian, Eskimo or Aleut, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US or Canada. Recommendation by the student's academic advisor, department chair or dean is required.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700, Web: www.gfoa.org

Government Finance Officers Association - George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a program of public administration, finance, business administration or a related field. The candidate must be employed at least one year by a state, local, government or other public entity and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Recommendation by employer is required.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700 Web: www.gfoa.org

Government Finance Officers Association - Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship of $3,500 is available to a full or parttime student enrolled in a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or social sciences. Student must have an intent to pursue a career in state or local government with a focus on publicsector retirement benefits, and must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Recommendation from the student's academic advisor or dean of the graduate program required.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700, Web: www.gfoa.org

Leo J. Krysa Family Undergraduate Scholarship in Education, History, Humanities, Social Sciences

Deadline: March 1

Terms of reference: The Leo J. Krysa family undergraduate scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the faculty of Arts or Education about to enter the final year of study in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. Applicants' programs must emphasize Ukrainian and/or UkrainianCanadian studies, through a combination of Ukrainian and East European or Canadian courses in one of the following areas: education, history, humanities & social sciences. The scholarship is for an eightmonth period of study at any Canadian university. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada at the time of application.

Contact: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 352 Athabasca Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E8, Email: cius@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca

Robert Markle Scholarship

Deadline: November 30

Terms of reference: Award of $1,200 amount given to a First Nations student of a visual arts program at a postsecondary institution. Application must include a resume stating personal background and heritage; selection of colour slides and/or black and white photographs or a small portfolio of recent work; letter of recommendation from instructor. All entries will be returned to the sender.

Contact: Robert Markle Fund, c/o Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, PO Box 1506, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6.

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Arts Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31 & September 30

Terms of reference: The NAAF continues its support of Aboriginal students, artists and cultural workers for basic, intermediate, postsecondary education, advanced graduate degrees and professional development initiatives in fields of study including, but not limited to the following: visual art, dance, media studies, graphic arts, creative writing, music, crafted arts, technical theatre, museum studies, film & television production, computer animation, graduate studies in Fine Arts, arts administration, radio broadcasting. The applicants must be Canadian aboriginal peoples, status, nonstatus, Metis and Inuit. The scholarship is based on financial need, academic merit and the applicant's interest and commitment to his or her education.

Contact: The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Suite 33A, 70 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5R 1B9, Tel: (416) 9260775, Fax: (416) 9267554, Email: naaf@istar.ca, Web: www.naaf.ca

New Brunswick Arts Scholarships

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: The Arts Scholarships program provides awards to New Brunswick students and arts professionals who are pursuing fulltime or shortterm studies for the purpose of becoming an arts professional or pursuing a career as an arts professional. The program is designed to recognize and encourage those who have already completed some basic training and who have demonstrated exceptional potential and talent as artists. The applicant should intend to study creative writing, music, theatre, dance, film/video, visual arts/photography, or craft at a recognized institution or with a recognized private instructor for the purpose of pursuing a career as a professional artist or an arts professional.

Contact: Arts Development Branch, Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture, PO Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1, Tel: (506) 4532555.

Don Smith Scholarship Fund (BCTV)

Deadline: May 1

Terms of reference: In recognition of Don Smith's longterm contributions to the broadcasting industry, BCTV has established a trust fund in his name that will provide scholarships to a maximum of $2,500 per year for up to four students enrolled in a recognized Broadcast Communications Program, or a university program with an emphasis on broadcast journalism, leading to a journalism degree. These scholarships are intended to encourage entrance to a career in broadcasting to members of groups who are currently underrepresented in the broadcast industry. These groups are: First Nations peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women. Eligibility requirements include: must be a member of one of the underrepresented groups and must have; gained acceptance into a recognized broadcast communications program or; have completed one year of postsecondary education, and have been accepted into a program leading to a journalism degree. The applicant must also: be a permanent resident/citizen of British Columbia; carry a full course workload; have a high level of commitment to a career in broadcasting; have demonstrated ability to work well with others; have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Selection will be made by a committee formed by BCTV, and will be based on evidence of a balanced lifestyle, including leadership ability and a record of community service. Academic achievement and financial need will also be considered. A letter of application, accompanied by a resume, current scholastic record, and two personal letters of reference must be submitted.

Contact: Scholarship Selection Committee, BCTV, A Division of WIC Television Ltd., P.O. Box 4700, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4A3.

External Scholarships for Business Administration Students
Ellen Bell YMCA Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 31

Terms of reference: Awarded to a student pursuing a career in marketing and advertising. Ellen Bell will be remembered for the boundless energy, intelligence, kindness and willingness to commit herself to the betterment of the community. The scholarship will be granted to an individual or individuals who demonstrates the above qualities. Applications must be in writing, giving full particulars together with the reason for applying (in 500 words or less) along with letters of reference. All candidates must be available for an interview in Vancouver.

Contact: Ellen Bell YMCA Memorial Scholarship Committee, YMCA of Greater Vancouver, #2001166 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3Z3, Tel: (604) 6819622, Fax: (604) 6880220.

CARB Sales & Marketing Award - Canadian Association of Broadcasters

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Applicant must be a student enrolled in the final, or next to final year of an accredited Canadian University, College, PostSecondary or Technical School with the intention of entering a business graduate program and/or the broadcast industry in a sales, marketing, or promotion capacity. Applicant must submit a minimum 300word essay authoring his/her interest in the understanding of, the sales and marketing role in radio, TV and specialty TV. Also a case study that details an actual Canadian marketing success story based on the exclusive use of one or more of the above media, or; a hypothetical product launch using the aforementioned. The applicant should attach to his/her application three references/recommendations from appropriate sources. One should be from his/her course director or advisor.

Contact: The CABR Sales & Marketing Award, The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, PO Box 627, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5S2, Web: www.cabacr.ca

CGA Academic Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

Terms of reference: The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia awards a $500 scholarship to an accounting student who has completed the third year of the undergraduate degree program at Simon Fraser University. The $500 scholarship will be applied to the student's tuition fees when the recipient enrols in the final year of Simon Fraser University's degree program. To apply for this scholarship, please make formal application to the Financial Assistance Office where the application will be reviewed and a recommendation made to the Certified General Accountants Association.

Contact: Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia, 300 - 1867 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6J 5L4, Tel: (604) 7321211, Fax: (604) 7329439, Email: info@cgabc.org, Web: www.cgabc.org

CGA Continuing Education Tuition Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

Terms of reference: The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia annually awards $750 CGA Continuing Education Tuition Scholarships to graduates of the accounting programs at Simon Fraser University. Three Continuing Education Scholarships are available for SFU students; two to graduates of the BBA program and one to a graduate of the MBA program. The $750 scholarship will be credited toward tuition fees when the recipient enrols in the professional education program of the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia. This scholarship is valid for the academic year following the award; the academic year is from September to June. To apply for these scholarships, please make formal application to the Financial Assistance Office where the applications will be reviewed and a recommendation made to the Certified General Accountants Association.

Contact: Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia, 300 - 1867 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6J 5L4, Tel: (604) 7321211, Fax: (604) 7329439, Email: info@cgabc.org, Web: www.cgabc.org

Government Finance Officers Association - Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship for Public Finance Graduate Students

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship of $3,500 will be awarded to a student enrolled in a fulltime master's program preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The candidate must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Recommendation from student's academic advisor or dean of the graduate program is required. The winner of the scholarship will be invited, at GFOA expense, to attend the GFOA annual conference, where the award is presented.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700., Web: www.gfoa.org

Government Finance Officers Association - Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to an upperdivision undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The candidate must belong to one of the following groups: Black, Indian, Eskimo or Aleut, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US or Canada. Recommendation by the student's academic advisor, department chair or dean is required.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700., Web: www.gfoa.org

Government Finance Officers Association - George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a program of public administration, finance, business administration or a related field. The candidate must be employed at least one year by a state, local, government or other public entity and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Recommendation by employer is required.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700., Web: www.gfoa.org

Government Finance Officers Association - Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: The GFOA's Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship of $3,500 is available to a full or parttime student enrolled in a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or social sciences. Student must have an intent to pursue a career in state or local government with a focus on publicsector retirement benefits, and must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Recommendation from the student's academic advisor or dean of the graduate program required.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700., Web: www.gfoa.org

Government Finance Officers Association - Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

Deadline: February 4

Terms of reference: This scholarship competition is for senior students who are enrolled fulltime in a university or college undergraduate accounting program in the United States or Canada. A senior is defined as a student in the last full year of study prior to being eligible for a baccalaureate degree. One or more scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded. Candidates should have a superior academic record and show promise of completion of their undergraduate program at a high level of performance. In addition, candidates should have plans to pursue a career in state or local government or graduate studies in governmental accounting or public administration.

Contact: Scholarship Committee, Government Finance Officers Association, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 606017476, Tel: (312) 9779700., Web: www.gfoa.org

Donald H. Lander Scholarship

Deadline: July 3

Terms of reference: One scholarship, valued at $1000, is offered to a student entering the third year of a program leading to a degree in business administration or management studies. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and will have achieved a high level of academic excellence ("A" average), be entering the third year of the program and have demonstrated an interest and involvement in international management studies. This may include participation in an organization such as AIESEC. Letters of recommendation and transcripts must be sent directly from the university.

Contact: Donald H. Lander Scholarship, Community Foundation of OttawaCarleton, 75 Albert Street, Suite 301, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5E7, Tel: (613) 2361616 ext. 224, Fax: (613) 2361621, Email: gwhyte@communityfoundationottawa.ca, Web: www.communityfoundationottawa.ca

Robert E. Oliver Scholarship (Advertising Standards Canada)

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: ASC is pleased to award one $1,500 scholarship annually to a fulltime postsecondary student enrolled in a recognized advertising and/or marketing program at a Canadian university or community college. The Robert E. Oliver Scholarship commemorates ASC's first president - a pioneer of Canadian advertising selfregulation. Robert E. Oliver played a key role in developing the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, the principal instrument of advertising selfregulation. Submit application to Financial Assistance by February 1. Only one nominee per institution.

Contact: Standards Division, Advertising Standards Canada, 350 Bloor Street East, Suite 402, Toronto, ON, M4W 1H5, Tel: (416) 9616311, Fax: (416) 9617904., Web: www.adstandards.com

External Scholarships for Education Students
Leo J. Krysa Family Undergraduate Scholarship in Education, History, Humanities, Social Sciences

Deadline: March 1

Terms of reference: The Leo J. Krysa family undergraduate scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the faculty of Arts or Education about to enter the final year of study in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. Applicants' programs must emphasize Ukrainian and/or UkrainianCanadian studies, through a combination of Ukrainian and East European or Canadian courses in one of the following areas: education, history, humanities & social sciences. The scholarship is for an eightmonth period of study at any Canadian university. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada at the time of application.

Contact: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 352 Athabasca Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E8, Email: cius@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca

External Scholarships for Science Students
Association of Professional Biologists Scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference:

Contact: Association of Professional Biologists, Suite 205 733 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7, Tel: (250) 3833306, Email: apbbc@tnet.net

Baxter Corporation Jean Goodwill Scholarship

Deadline: July 1

Terms of reference: Consideration will be given to applicants of Indian and Inuit ancestry who intend to serve in the North, including students who are graduating from a registered nurses' course and are accepted into one of the following: community health nursing, outpost nursing or midwifery, graduate nurses already serving in isolated communities who are accepted into one of the above mentioned programs; those who are or will be enrolled in a Bachelor level nursing program. The successful applicant must provide documentation of his/her efforts to secure employment in isolated northern native communities. The scholarships are administered by the association of Indian and Inuit Nurses of Canada. There are two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each.

Contact: President of the Indian and Inuit Nurses of Canada, c/o Baxter Corporation, 55 Murray Street, Third Floor, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5M3, Tel: (613) 2411864, Fax: (613) 2411542.

Canadian Society for Chemistry's Alfred Bader Scholarships

Deadline: May 15

Terms of reference: The Canadian Society for Chemistry offers the Alfred Bader Scholarship as a mark of excellence for achievement in organic chemistry or biochemistry by undergraduate students completing their final year of study in an Honours program. Eligibility: Nominees must be student chapter members of the CSC and be continuing in a graduate program in chemistry or biochemistry at a Canadian university. Up to three scholarships are presented annually by the CSC, unless the Committee feels that no suitable nominees exist in a given year. Application: Nominations should be submitted to Diane Goltz, Program Manager, Awards, Canadian Society for Chemistry. They shall include: a copy of the Honours' research project report; a statement from the research supervisor describing the student's contribution at the academic and extracurricular levels, two letters of reference; and an official transcript of the student's academic record, all in quadruplicate. The nominees chosen will be notified in July. Award: The funds to endow this award, in the amount of $1,000 for each scholarship, have been provided by Alfred Bader.

Contact: Canadian Society for Chemistry, #550130 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6E2. Tel: (613) 2326252, Fax: (613) 2325862, Email: cic_adm@fox.nstn.ca, Web: www.fox.nstn.ca

The Frederick T. Metcalf Award Program Canadian Cable Television Association

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: This scholarship is open to qualified fulltime students pursuing graduate level studies in disciplines related to new media companies and delivering cable communications services in Canada. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Monsanto Native Forestry Scholarship

Deadline: July 31

Terms of reference: This $500 scholarship is designed to assist First Nations students entering a nationally recognized forestry school. In addition to the scholarships, Monsanto Agricultural Company of Canada personnel will be available to the students as advisors in their studies.

Contact: National Aboriginal forestry Association, Attention: Monsanto Native Forestry Scholarship Program, 875 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1S 3W4, Tel: (613) 2335563.

NRCCNRC Women in Engineering and Science Program

Deadline: October 15

Terms of reference: The National Research Council has established a unique program designed to encourage greater participation of women in the underrepresented fields of engineering, science, and mathematics. Working with worldclass researchers in top facilities, successful candidates of the Women in Engineering and Science Program will undertake careerrelated work while receiving a salary. The basic criteria is as follows: must be a woman who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; must have a high academic standing; must be currently attending a Canadian university or CEGEP; must be enrolled fulltime in an undergraduate physics, science, engineering or undergraduate year of university or the second year of preuniversity CEGEP before September 1st of the year application is made to WES.

Contact: National Research Council Canada, Human Resource Branch, WES Coordinator, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0R6, Tel: (613) 9939134, Fax: (613) 9907669, Email: WES.coordinator@NRC.CA, Web: www.nrc.ca/careers

Port Moody Ecological Society Scholarship

Deadline: March 8

Terms of reference: An award of $500 is offered to a School District #43 student currently engaged in an environmental studies discipline at a postsecondary institution. Eligibility: You must be a School District #43 student who is enrolled at a postsecondary institution and who has completed at least one year towards accreditation in an environmental studies discipline. Qualifications: you must have

Application Procedure:

Contact: Port Moody Ecological Society, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody, BC, V3H 2V7
Tel/Fax: (604) 4699106.

Premier's Awards for Young Women in Science

Deadline: June 29

Terms of reference: The purpose of the awards is to recognize outstanding female students from Science disciplines where women are currently underrepresented. Candidates must:

Selection will be based primarily on academic ability and level of participation in community activities intended to encourage young women to pursue science careers. Nomination must be submitted by department heads of relevant disciplines.

Contact: Information, Science and Technology Agency, PO Box 9411, Stn Prov Gov't, Victoria, BC, V8W 9V1, Tel: (250) 356-9566, Fax: (250) 356-0021.

Spaceflight and Life Sciences Training Program Scholarship - Canadian Space Agency

Deadline: March 15

Terms of reference: The Canadian Space Agency is sponsoring one Canadian student, who has demonstrated scholastic excellence and an interest in Space Life Sciences, to participate in a unique learning experience. The NASA Spaceflight and Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) is an intensive sixweek training program at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida for about 40 University students interested in Life Sciences, Bioengineering or related fields. The program will allow students to participate in the simulated space flight experiments and NASA Life Sciences research. The scholarship is limited to currently enrolled undergraduate students who: 1) are Canadian citizens, 2) are pursuing their first undergraduate degree in a Life Science at a recognized Canadian university, 3) have a minimum cumulative average of 75%, 4) will have completed at least their second year of study or graduating students who have been accepted into a graduate research or Bachelor of Education program at a recognized Canadian university.

Contact: SLSTP Canadian Space Agency, Space Science Program, PO Box 7275, Station V, Ottawa, ON, K1L 8E3, Email: slstp@space.gc.ca

The Wood Scholarship Fund - The Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada, Toronto

Deadline: June 15

Terms of reference: The Wood Scholarships shall be awarded to students with financial need for tuition fees and books at a duly qualified school of mining in Canada in the amount of $6,000. These scholarships are for wellrounded students with a "B" or better average pursuing careers in the Mining Industry. The scholarship is available for undergraduate studies and can be renewed up to four years providing the scholar maintains good academic standing and the need prevails.

Contact: The Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada, Toronto, The Wood Scholarship Fund, PO Box 207 Postal Station A, Toronto, ON, M5W 1B2., Web: www.geocities.com/wamic toronto/

Externally Administered Bursaries

Arctic Cooperatives Bursary

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: Arctic Co-operatives Ltd., the NWT Cooperative Business Development Fund, and the Canadian Northern Studies Trust offer a bursary, normally valued at up to $2,000 to support a student whose studies will contribute to the understanding and development of cooperatives in the Northwest Territories. The award may be held concurrently with a Special Bursary for Northern Residents. Applicants who are not northern residents must be full-time students at a recognized Canadian community college, or a Canadian university. In making the selection for the award, preference will be given to northern residents.

Contact: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), 17 York Street, Suite 405, Ottawa ON, K1N 9J6, Tel: (613) 562-0515, Fax: (613) 562-0533.

BC Government and Service Employees' Union

Deadline: February 28

Terms of reference: Twelve $1,000 scholarships are available each year to students who are BCGEU members or relatives of members of staff. Applicants must be registered full time in a post secondary program at a BC education institution with a satisfactory academic record.

Contact: 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby BC, V5G 3W3, Tel: 778.782.9611, Fax: 778.782.6030. Web: www.bcgeu.bc.ca

British Columbia Health Care Bursaries

Deadline: November 15, March 15 & July 15

Terms of reference: You may apply for a health care bursary if you meet all of the following:

a) you have worked for an employer who is base funded by the Ministry of Health, for at least 12 months in the last 4 years, dating back from the start of the bursary period; or

b) you have worked in a position that was base funded by the Ministry of Health prior to the creation of the Ministry for the Children and Families, for at least 12 months in the last 4 years, dating back from the start of bursary period; and

c) you have been a permanent resident of BC for the last 12 months; and

d) during the bursary award period for which you are applying, you are enrolled in an eligible health care program of study at least 4 months in length, at a BC public post-secondary school, St. Paul's Hospital or BC Cancer Agency program, that leads to a Certificate, Diploma or Degree recognized for practice in BC; and

d) based on the information provided on the application, you can demonstrate financial need and/or that you will suffer significant financial loss by taking training.

Contact: Health Care Scholarship Fund, Student Services Branch, PO Box 9180 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC, V8W 9H9, Tel: (250) 387-6100 in Victoria / 660-2610 in the lower Mainland / 1-800-561-1818 (toll-free in Canada), Fax: (250) 356-5440.

BC Indian Arts and Welfare Society Memorial Bursary

Deadline: Unknown

Terms of reference: A bursary of $150 will be awarded annually by the BC Indian Arts and Welfare Society in memory of those Indian Canadians who gave their lives in either World War. Native Indian applicants must be from the Province of BC and must be planning to enter one of the established universities or colleges in BC, or a recognized technical school or other training centre. The award will be made by the Executive Committee of the BC Indian Arts and Welfare Society. If no application is received from a student entering first year university, then the bursary may be awarded to a student enrolled in any of the senior years.

Contact: The Honourable Secretary, BC Indian Arts Society, 212-701 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 3L5.

BC Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs - First Citizen's Fund

Deadline: May 31

Terms of reference: Bursaries in the amounts of $700 - $2,000 per year (depending on other funding sources). Applicants must be persons of North American aboriginal ancestry and have been resident in B.C. for at least the previous six months. Applicants must be recommended by a Band Council or an Aboriginal organization (like the UNN), be enrolled in at least a two-year program and maintain at least a C+ average. Out-of-province assistance will be given consideration providing the academic courses or equivalent are not offered in B.C. or the courses are offered, but all B.C. facilities are filled. Applications will be considered for each academic year required to attain a degree including additional academic years to attain a Master's degree of the same discipline. In the event a student changes programs, the first academic year in the new program will not be eligible; however, the second and subsequent terms may be considered. Applications must include an application form; self-written letter on family background, tribal ancestry and work history; supporting letter from your Band, recognized First Nations organization, home school coordinator or school counsellor; any additional information pertaining to the application should be included on a separate page.

Contact: Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, Manager, First Citizens' Fund, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC, V8V 1X4.

BC Nursing Education Bursary Program

Deadline: November 15, February 28, July 15

Terms of reference: You may apply for a nurses education bursary if you meet all of the following:

a) you are enrolled in an eligible health care program of study at least 4 months in length, at a BC public post-secondary school, St. Paul's Hospital or BC Cancer Agency program, that leads to a Certificate, Diploma or Degree recognized for practice in BC; and

b) you can demonstrate financial need and/or that you will suffer significant financial loss by taking training; and

c) you are not in default of a BC student loan; and

d) you have been a permanent resident of BC for the last 12 months; and

e) you have worked for an employer who is base funded by the Ministry of Health, for at least 12 months in the last 4 years, dating back from the start of the bursary period; OR you have worked in a position that was base funded by the Ministry of Health prior to the creation of the Ministry for the Children and Families, for at least 12 months in the last 4 years, dating back from the start of bursary period; and

f) you are enrolling in a nursing refresher program or qualifying program that will lead to licensure as an RN, RPN or LPN; OR you are enrolling in the third or fourth year of a nursing program or are enrolled in graduate or specialty nursing.

Contact: Nursing Education Bursary Program, Student Services Branch, PO Box 9173 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9H7, Tel: (250) 387-6100 in Victoria / 660-2610 in the lower Mainland / 18005611818 (toll-free in Canada), Fax: (250) 3565440.

BC Paraplegic Foundation Scholarships/Bursaries

Deadline: July 31

Terms of reference: Each year the BC Paraplegic Foundation gives out a number of scholarships and bursaries to needy students with disabilities attending post secondary institutes in British Columbia. The awards are available to members of the BC Paraplegic Association who have a physical disability and will be awarded on academic standing, merit and the basis of financial need. Recipients must be residents of British Columbia, Canadian Citizens, or Landed Immigrants. The monies for individual awards vary from year to year, dependent upon interest from investments. Therefore, the values of the scholarships and bursaries are adjusted annually according to the availability of funds. Completion of an application form will ensure the applicant is considered for each scholarship or bursary they are eligible for.

Contact: Scholarship and Bursary Awards Committee, c/o BC Paraplegic Association, 780 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver BC, V6P 5Y7, Tel: (604) 3243611, Fax: (604) 324-3671.

Cal Callahan Memorial Bursary

Deadline: September 30

Terms of reference: A Bursary, or bursaries, not exceeding six thousand dollars ($6,000) in total, will be awarded by the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada to a son, daughter, or legal ward of persons who derive their principle income from pipeline construction. To qualify, the parent or guardian of the applicant must be employed by or have a history of employment with an association member firm. The applicant must be enrolled in first year studies at any recognized Canadian university or college in a programme leading to a degree or certificate in any field. Applications may be obtained from and submitted to the association office at any time but must be supported by transcripts of high school record, evidence of university or college enrollment, and proof of payment, by not later than September 30th.

Contact: Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada, Suite 720-5915 Airport Road, Mississauga ON, L4V 1T1, Tel: (905) 673-0544, Fax: (905) 673-0546.

Canadian Federation of University Women of South Delta

Deadline: May 31

Terms of reference: Bursaries are available for women who wish to enroll in, return to, or continue to study in a college or university. Applicants must be residents of South Delta (Tsawwassen/Ladner).

Contact: CFUW of South Delta, c/o 5044 Erin Way, Delta, BC, V4M 1K1, Tel: (604) 943-4297.

Canadian Federation of University Women - Mature Women Bursaries

Deadline: June 4

Terms of reference: Three bursaries will be awarded to a mature female student from the Parksville/Qualicum area, District 69. Applicant must have been out of school for at least two years and have been accepted by the school or university of her choice. Applicant must provide two letters of reference and a letter stating her reasons for returning to school, past school and work experience, future study and career plans and financial need.

Contact: The Secretary of the Scholarship Trust, C.F.U.W. - Parksville/Qualicum, P.O. Box 113, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S7. Web: www.macn.bc.ca/~cfuw

Caribou Research Bursary

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Scholarship Fund provides awards of up to $3,000 to full-time students enrolled in a recognized Canadian community college or university pursuing studies that will contribute to the understanding of Barren Ground Caribou (and its habitat) in Canada. Preference will be given to individuals who are normally resident in one of the caribou-using communities on the range of the Beverly or Qamanirjuaq caribou. These awards may be held concurrently with a special Bursary for Northern Residents.

Contact: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), 17 York Street, Suite 405, Ottawa ON, K1N 9J6, Tel: (613) 562-0515, Fax: (613) 562-0533. E-mail: acuns@cyberus.ca. Web: www.aix1.uottawa.ca

Hugh Christie Memorial Bursary - YMCA

Deadline: November 1

Terms of reference: A $500 bursary is available to a student who is pursuing a career in Corrections, International Development, Social Work or YMCA, YWCA. The student must be full-time and taking courses in any of the following fields of study: Physical Education, Recreation, Social Work, Criminology or any directly related fields. Applications must be in writing, giving full particulars together with the reason for applying (in 500 words or less) along with letters of reference.

Contact: Hugh Christie Memorial Bursary Committee, YMCA of Greater Vancouver, #200-1166 Alberni Street, Vancouver BC, V6E 3Z3, Tel: (604) 681-9622, Fax: (604) 688-0220.

Forest Renewal BC Bursary Program

Deadline: April 30

Terms of reference: Forest Renewal BC Bursary Program is open to:

Contact: Peg Ainsley, Forest Renewal BC, Bursary Program Administration, Tel: (250) 387-4248, Fax: (250) 356-7134. Email: peg.ainsley@gems1.gov.bc.ca. Web: www.forestrenewal.bc.ca

Hamilton Community Foundation

Deadline: October 1, February 1 & June 1

Terms of reference: Hamilton Community Foundation provides modest financial assistance from various bursary funds established by generous citizens to post-secondary students who: can demonstrate serious financial need; have graduated from publicly-funded secondary schools in the Hamilton-Wentworth area, having completed the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (grade 12 or 13); are registered/in attendance at an approved college or university in Canada or, for specialized programs, in the USA; are enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies. In special circumstances, part-time or post-graduate studies may be considered.

Contact: Hamilton Community Foundation, 2 King Street West, Plaza Level, Hamilton ON, L8P 1A1, Tel: (905) 523-5600, Fax: (905) 523-0741.

Indian/Inuit Health Careers Bursary Program

Deadline: February 15

Terms of reference: Bursaries are available to assist students of Aboriginal ancestry who wish to pursue educational opportunities leading to careers in health professions. Candidates must be Canadian citizens of Aboriginal ancestry who have resided in British Columbia for the last 12 months. Candidates must demonstrate financial need and be acceptable for enrolment in a professional health careers program. A professional health careers program is a post-secondary program in a federally recognized college or university that provides a degree or diploma qualifying graduates for employment in an accredited health career professions, such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, health administration, traditional medicine.

Contact: First Nations Chiefs' Health Committee, Health Careers/Financial Manager, #902-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver BC, V7T 1A2.

Insurance Institute of B.C. Bursary

Deadline: June 15

Terms of reference: Valued at $1500 this bursary is offered annually to students entering third year in the faculty of Risk Management who completed secondary schooling within British Columbia. It is based on academic standing and financial need. It is available to students transferring into the Faculty of Management from a post-secondary institution of BC.

Contact: University of Calgary, Students Award Office, 124 MacKimmie Library Block, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary AB, T2N 1N4, Tel: (403) 220-6925.

Kinsmen and Kinettes Bursary - A Program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: The program was established to promote, encourage and sponsor educational programs and activities by providing assistance to applicants in their quest for higher learning at a recognized post-secondary institution. Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, must plan to register as a full-time student in September at a recognized University, Community College, Technical Institute or other post-secondary institution for advanced learning, must demonstrate high ideals and qualities of citizenship and not have previously received a bursary from the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund. Applications must be submitted to a Kinsmen, Kinette, or Kin Club nearest to the applicants' permanent residence.

Contact: Kinsmen and Kinettes Bursary, c/o Kinsmen & Kinette Clubs of Canada, 1920 Hal Rogers Drive, P.O. Box KIN, Cambridge ON, N3H 5C6, Tel: 1800742-5546 ext. 215, Fax: (519) 650-1091. Email: bzak@kinclubs.ca. Web: www.kinclubs.ca

The Leonard Foundation Financial Assistance Program

Deadline: March 15

Terms of reference: This award supports students in an undergraduate degree program in Canada if the institution accepts the student, regardless of age or any other prerequisite. The main criterion is based on financial need. All applicants will be considered but preference will be given to sons and daughters of clergy, teachers, military, personnel, graduates of Royal Military College, members of the Engineering Institute of Canada and members of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Canada. The amount of the award may vary depending on the applicant's financial assistance, but on average, it will be in the amount of $1,250 and approximately 140 will be made annually across Canada.

Contact: Silvio Sauro, Honourary Secretary, The Leonard Foundation, 20 Englington Avenue West, Seventh Floor, Toronto ON, M4R 2E2, Fax: (416) 3618711. E-mail: info@leonardfnd.org. Web: www.leonardfnd.org

Ministry of Education - Official Language Programs

Deadline: February 15, June 16

Terms of reference: A number of official-language programs are available to residents of British Columbia. Funded by the federal Secretary of State and administered by the provincial Ministry of Education, the following programs are currently available:

Contact: Provincial Coordinator Federal Official-Languages Programs, French Programs Unit, Ministry of Education, PO Box 9160 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8V 9H3, Tel: (250) 356-2524, Fax: (250) 387-1470. Web: www.cmec.ca/olp/

www.bced.gov.bc.ca/frenchprograms/

Ministry of Health - Native Health Bursary

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: Applicants must have lived in B.C. or the Yukon for at least the last year before applying. The program must be a recognized Native Health Program. You must have a letter of reference from a Band Council, Friendship Centre or other recognized Aboriginal organization. Value of award determined by financial need.

Contact: Ministry of Health, Human Resources Office-North, 4th Floor-1600 Third Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G6, Tel: (250) 565-7259.

Bill and Elsie More Indian Bursary

Deadline: October 1

Terms of reference: Bursaries are available to assist First Nations students attending any university or college in BC. Amount of bursary is based on need. Bursary amount is $1,000 and may be divided between more than one student.

Contact: The Bill and Elsie More First Nations Bursary Fund, Attention: Dr. Art More, c/o Department of Educational Psychology, University of BC, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4.

Pacific Coast Fishermen's Mutual Marine Insurance Company

Deadline: September 1

Terms of reference: Bursaries of $600 are available to sons, daughters and legal wards of past or present members (or persons to whom a past or present member stood in Loco Parentis) of Pacific Coast Fishermen's Mutual Marine Insurance Company. Applicants must be enrolled full time at a postsecondary educational institution.

Contact: Pacific Coast Fisherman's Mutual Marine Insurance Company, #220-4259 Canada Way, Burnaby BC, V5G 1H1, Tel: (604) 438-4240.

Peterhouse-Cambridge Friends of Peterhouse Bursary

Deadline: April 1

Terms of reference: Peterhouse offers a Bursary to a well-qualified graduate student from overseas who is not already a resident member of the College and who wishes to read for an undergraduate degree as an affiliated student of to pursue a one-or two-year taught course as a registered graduate student. The Bursary is intended to assist towards the cost of study at Cambridge. Candidates should be under twenty-five years of age on December 1. Candidates must be graduates of a University in the United Kingdom or elsewhere. They must intend to be candidates for a degree in the University of Cambridge. Tenure of the Bursary is subject to the condition that the elected student be admitted for a place, if an Affiliated Student, at Peterhouse; if intending to read for a graduate degree by Peterhouse and by the Board of Graduate Studies of the University of Cambridge. The bursary may only be held at Peterhouse.

Contact: Senior Tutor, Peterhouse, Cambridge, CB2 1RD, England.

Piolat Foundation Bursary

Deadline: September 30

Terms of reference: The Piolat Foundation, in order to encourage the study and use of French in the province, is pleased to offer bursaries to students pursuing studies in any of the fine arts who either use French in daily communication or who have studied French sufficiently to be at ease in the language.

Candidates should send a dossier containing:

Applicants must attach the following documents with their application form: transcript of grades or other certificates, two letters of reference attesting to previous achievements and character (from teachers or other persons who have knowledge of the applicant), and a brief autobiography including academic and extracurricular achievements and plans for future involvement in the fields of hearing and speech or communication disorders, or with the deaf community.

Contact: District 11 Bursary, Quota International, 220 Manor Park Road, Penticton, BC, V2A 2R2, Tel: (204) 728-2633, Fax: (204) 728-9610.

The Pisapio Bursaries

Deadline: September 25

Terms of reference: Bursaries in the amount of $500 are available each year. The number and the value of each award may be changed from time to time at the discretion of the Trustees. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

· applicant must be accepted for admission to a university.

· applicant must be a full-time student working toward an undergraduate degree or graduate degree from the university.

· the applicant must have completed a minimum first year of university studies.

· the awards will be given: first to eligible applicants who are residents of the City of Nelson; second, to eligible applicants who are residents of an area within a 50 mile radius of City of Nelson; and third, to eligible applicants who live in the East or West Kootenay regions.

Contact: The Pisapio Scholarship Trust, 421 Baker Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 4H7.

Province of BC International Year of Physically Challenged Persons Bursaries

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: In recognition of the International Year of Physically Challenged Persons, these bursaries were created to financially assist students with disabilities and will be awarded on merit and the basis of financial need. Several annual bursaries of $500 each are available. Applicants must be residents of BC, Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrants.

Contact: Grant Co-ordinator, BC Paraplegic Foundation, 780 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6P 5Y7.

The Public Trustee Educational Assistance Fund

Deadline: April 15

Terms of reference: Public Trustee Educational Assistance Fund bursaries are awarded annually in conjunction with the Ministry for Children and Families from a limited fund to high school graduates who are over 19 years old and pursuing a post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program. These bursaries are only available to former permanent wards of the Ministry of Social Services and those formerly in continuing custody of the Ministry for Children and Families of the Province of British Columbia. These bursaries assist recipients to further their academic or vocational goals by supplementing existing funding to cover shortfalls which otherwise might cause the individual to terminate their studies prematurely. Applicants must have other sources of funds.

Contact: Personal Trust Officer, Public Trustee of British Columbia, 700-808 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC, V6C 3L3, Tel: (604) 660-4077, Fax: (604) 660-0964.

Quota International District 11 Speech and Hearing Bursary

Deadline: April 30

Terms of reference: This bursary is in the amount of $1,000 and is available to:

Applicants must attach the following documents with their application form: transcript of grades or other certificates, two letters of reference attesting to previous achievements and character (from teachers or other persons who have knowledge of the applicant), and a brief autobiography including academic and extracurricular achievements and plans for future involvement in the fields of hearing and speech or communication disorders, or with the deaf community.

Contact: District 11 Bursary, Quota International, 220 Manor Park Road

Rixon Rafter Bursary Fund

Deadline: September 30

Terms of reference: This fund was established in honor of the late Rixon Rafter, a graduate of the Ontario School for the Blind (now the W. Ross MacDonald School) in Brantford, Ontario. Mr. Rafter became a successful newspaper publisher. Interest from the fund provides assistance to needy, registered blind students involved in academic or educational pursuits. The Rixon Rafter Bursary Grants will make available financial awards of from $300 to $500 to legally blind Canadians pursuing post-secondary studies with strong career aspirations. Because a limited number of awards are available each year, grants will be made based on the following criteria: financial need and career goals.

Contact: Chairman, Rixon Rafter Bursary Committee, The W. Ross MacDonald School, Brantford ON, N3T 3J9.

Royal Canadian Legion (Pacific Command) #160 Bursaries

Deadline: May 1

Terms of reference: A number of awards are offered annually for students proceeding from high school to university and to students taking a full course-load in second and third year university. The awards are granted on the basis of academic standing, financial need and veteran affiliation. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

Contact: Secretary, Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion, 1825 Comox Avenue, Comox BC, V9M 3M3.

R.B. Shaw Bursaries

Deadline: September 25

Terms of reference: Bursaries in the amount of $500 are available each year. The number and the value of each award may be changed from time to time at the discretion of the Trustees. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Contact: The Pisapio Scholarship Trust, 421 Baker Street, Nelson BC, V1L 4H7.

Special Bursary for Northern Residents - Canadian Northern Studies Trust

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: These bursaries, valued at $5,000 each, allow persons who are northern residents and in need of financial assistance to engage in an educational experience at a degree granting institution in Canada. The objective of this bursary is to permit Northerners to undertake studies in a field of interest that will further their careers in the north or assist their local communities. The programme of studies can be flexible, and may not necessarily lead to the completion of a degree or diploma. It is desirable that the students have a sponsor at the institution of learning, and a mutually satisfactory programme of studies is agreed upon.

Contact: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), 17 York Street, Suite 405, Ottawa ON, K1N 9J6, Tel: (613) 562-0515, Fax: (613) 562-0533.. E-mail: acuns@cyberus.ca. Web: www.uottawa.ca/associations/aucen-acuns

Judge Brian Stevenson Bursary Fund

Deadline: September 30

Terms of reference: The intent of the fund is to assist blind youth in continuing their post-secondary education. Judge Stevenson served as International President of the International Association of Lions Clubs in 1987-1988. This bursary will make available financial grants of from $300 to $500 to legally blind Canadians pursuing post-secondary studies with strong career aspirations. Because a limited number of awards are available it is desired to have an even distribution of awards across the country whether by province or region. As well, grants will be made based on the following criteria: financial need and career goals.

Contact: Judge Brian Stevenson Bursary Committee, The W. Ross MacDonald School, Brantford ON, N3T 3J9.

Surrey/White Rock University Women's Club Bursary Foundation

Deadline: September 2

Terms of reference: The Surrey/White Rock University Women's Club Bursary Foundation offers bursaries for women who are either:

Contact: Surrey White Rock Bursary Foundation, Box 75143, White Rock BC, V4A 9M4.

THEO BC Bursary Fund

Terms of reference: A bursary fund has been established for individuals who wish to enter or continue post-secondary training, have a mental health diagnosis, meet THEO BC's entrance criteria, and are in need of financial assistance. The bursaries can be applied to full or part time programs leading to a recognized certificate, diploma or degree in public or private post-secondary settings. Academic, trade and technical programs will be assessed equally. Qualified students may apply for a second year.

Contact: THEO BC, Administrative Assistant, 1910 Quebec Street, Vancouver BC, V5T 4K1, Tel: (604) 872-0770, Fax: (604) 873-1758.

University Women's Club of the Comox Valley Bursary

Deadline: July 1

Terms of reference: A $500 bursary is offered to a female graduate of a Comox Valley high school program who has completed at least one year of study in an accredited course at a Canadian university or college.

Contact: J. Kennett, Bursary Secretary, University Women's Club of the Comox Valley, Box 296, Union Bay BC, V0R 3B0, Tel: (250) 335-2955.

White Spot Limited Bursary

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Two $500 bursaries are offered by White Spot Limited for their employees and sons and daughters of their employees who have served with White Spot for at least one year by the application deadline. The bursaries are open to students in a full program of studies at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Malaspina College, Simon Fraser University or BCIT. Candidates must have achieved an average of at least 65% in their previous year of study.

Contact: Award #07724: Apply at University of British Columbia, Office of Awards and Financial Aid, 1036-1874 East Mall, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z1, Tel: (604) 822-5111, Fax: (604) 822-6929.

External Bursaries for Applied Sciences Students
Ultan Patrick Byrne Education Trust Bursary

Deadline: April 30

Contact: Sarah J. Howard, 5788 Olympic Street, Vancouver, BC, V6N 1Z6.

E-mail: showard@comptonna.com

Bursaries are awarded based on financial need to assist with undertaking and/or completing programs (on a full time basis) in either: medicine, law, engineering or nursing. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate courses at either Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia or University of Victoria. Applicants must have been born and currently reside in British Columbia. Please submit a proposal (no more that two pages) addressing the following: name, address, telephone and email address; area of study, name of university, years completed to date of program; current personal circumstances-addressing your financial need; letter stating why this bursary is important to you and what difference it will make; and proof of your place of birth.

Division of Engineers and Geoscientists for the Forest Sector Bursaries

Deadline: February 15

Terms of reference: The purpose of the award is to encourage and promote education and advancement in forest engineering and geoscience/geotechnique and provide nominal financial assistance to students enrolled in programs directly related to these areas. Applications should be made in writing. Applicants must be enrolled in at least a third year program, at either the University of British Columbia or Simon Fraser University, in a program directly related to the practice of forest engineering and/or geoscience/geotechnique, leading to membership in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia; or must be enrolled in Institute of Forest Engineering of British Columbia (IFEBC) Advanced Forest Engineering Diploma and must have successfully completed Module 1 of the IFEBC program. All applicants shall demonstrate above average grades.

Contact: DEGIFS Bursary Sub-committee, c/o APEGBC, 200-4010 Regent St., Burnaby, BC, V5C 6N2. E-mail: brian.chow@gems3.gov.bc.ca. Web: www.apeg.bc.ca/members/divisions_degifs/Degifs.htm

James M. Harrison Bursary

Deadline: June 1

Terms of reference: The objective of this bursary is to assist a student from the Northwest Territories to obtain an education in the natural sciences to be applied to future work in the Northwest Territories. Selection is based upon future aspirations of the applicant for a career within the Northwest Territories, academic record and financial need. Applicants must be entering a) graduate school or b) fourth year, or c) third year of undergraduate studies as a full-time student in the natural sciences at a Canadian University or College or the University of Alaska. Applicants must also have been resident in the Northwest Territories for at least five years.

Contact: Executive Director, Science Institute of the Northwest Territories, Box 1617, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2P2.

External Bursaries for Arts Students
Ultan Patrick Byrne Education Trust Bursary

Deadline: April 30

Contact: Sarah J. Howard, 5788 Olympic Street, Vancouver, BC, V6N 1Z6.

E-mail: showard@comptonna.com

Bursaries are awarded based on financial need to assist with undertaking and/or completing programs (on a full time basis) in either: medicine, law, engineering or nursing. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate courses at either Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia or University of Victoria. Applicants must have been born and currently reside in British Columbia. Please submit a proposal (no more that two pages) addressing the following: name, address, telephone and email address; area of study, name of university, years completed to date of program; current personal circumstances-addressing your financial need; letter stating why this bursary is important to you and what difference it will make; and proof of your place of birth.

External Bursaries for Science Students
Ultan Patrick Byrne Education Trust Bursary

Deadline: April 30

Contact: Sarah J. Howard, 5788 Olympic Street, Vancouver, BC, V6N 1Z6.

E-mail: showard@comptonna.com

Bursaries are awarded based on financial need to assist with undertaking and/or completing programs (on a full time basis) in either: medicine, law, engineering or nursing. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate courses at either Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia or University of Victoria. Applicants must have been born and currently reside in British Columbia. Please submit a proposal (no more that two pages) addressing the following: name, address, telephone and email address; area of study, name of university, years completed to date of program; current personal circumstances-addressing your financial need; letter stating why this bursary is important to you and what difference it will make; and proof of your place of birth.

Canadian Women in Timber Fraser Valley Branch Bursary

Deadline: Unknown

Terms of reference: Canadian Women in Timber is a non-profit society formed to further the education of Forestry in all its aspects. The Fraser Valley Branch of Canadian Women in Timber is pleased to announce the provision of a $1,000 Bursary to a student who:

Contact: Canadian Women in Timber, Fraser Valley Branch, #21-46244 Airport Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 1A5.

James M. Harrison Bursary

Deadline: June 1

Terms of reference: The objective of this bursary is to assist a student from the Northwest Territories to obtain an education in the natural sciences to be applied to future work in the Northwest Territories. Selection is based upon future aspirations of the applicant for a career within the Northwest Territories, academic record and financial need. Applicants must be entering a) graduate school or b) fourth year, or c) third year of undergraduate studies as a full-time student in the natural sciences at a Canadian University or College or the University of Alaska. Applicants must also have been resident in the Northwest Territories for at least five years.

Contact: Executive Director, Science Institute of the Northwest Territories, Box 1617, Yellowknife NT, X1A 2P2.

Externally Administered Awards

The following awards are not administered by Simon Fraser University. The information is intended for general reference only; it may be subject to change. The student is responsible for enquiring and applying through the appropriate agency as indicated in the description.

External Awards for All Students
Associated Medical Services Bioethics Studentship

Deadline: December 1

Terms of reference: The Associated Medical Services Inc., through the Bioethics Program, provides outstanding individuals, registered in an undergraduate degree program in the health sciences, arts and science or the science disciplines, with an opportunity to pursue an interest in bioethics. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and registered in a recognized undergraduate program at a Canadian university. Any fulltime undergraduate student is eligible to apply provided the proposed project and supervisor meet the criteria. Research should be related to, but not limited to the following areas: beginning and end of life issues, managed care and health care reform, corporate entities and how they relate to organized or managed care, ethics of the healthcare profession, bioethics education, and ethics of human research. The project should be a closely supervised fulltime research experience. It should not be for academic credit nor should it represent work already undertaken or submitted for academic credit.

Contact: Associated Medical Services, Inc., 14 Prince Arthur Avenue, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M5R 1A9, Tel: (416) 9243368, Fax: (416) 3233338, Email: grants@amsinc.on.ca

BC Press Council Prize

Deadline: May 28

Terms of reference: The British Columbia Press Council wants young British Columbians to think about the press and the important role journalism plays in a free democratic society. That's why the BC Press Council Prize has established two awards of $1,000 each for the best essay submitted by both secondary and postsecondary students in the province. Two categories: 1) high school students, will have a 1,500 word limit; and 2) college and university students, will have a 2,500 word limit. Entries must be typed, doublespaced and presented in the form of a formal essay.

Contact: British Columbia Press Council, 2011290 Broad Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2A5, Tel: (250) 3843344.

Canada Council For the Arts Molson Prizes

Deadline: December 1

Terms of reference: The Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes, in the amount of $50,000 each, are awarded annually to two distinguished individuals (one in the arts, one in the social sciences and humanities). The prizes are intended to encourage continuing contribution to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and must be nominated by three individuals or three organizations, or a combination thereof.

Contact: Carol Bream, Director, Endowments and Prizes Unit, 180002635588, ext 5041 or (613) 5664414, ext. 5041, Fax: (613) 5664407 Email: prizes.endowments@canadacouncil.ca, Web: www.canadacouncil.ca

Canada-Taiwan Student Exchange Program

Deadline: April 9

Terms of reference: The Canada-Taiwan Student Exchange Program is a scholarship program sponsored by the Department of Human Resources Development Canada. This program is aimed at providing opportunities for undergraduate Canadian students to study at participating Taiwanese universities, and for undergraduate students from Taiwan to study at participating Canadian universities. All field of study, except medicine, are eligible. The applicant must be nominated by his/her institution. No applications will be accepted directly from students.

Canadian Bureau for International Education International Learning Grants

Deadline: December 1

Terms of reference: International Learning Grants are grants to allow students to finance the additional costs associated with international learning. Canadian citizens and permanent residents enrolled fulltime at a CBIE member institution are eligible to apply. Applicants must be accepted in an exchange program organized by their college, university or secondary school board. Selection is based on the innovativeness of the program, relevance to your future international education career and potential to contribute to global understanding, as well as need, merit and personal suitability. Programs may be study, studyinternships or internships. Research only programs are not eligible.

Contact: Canadian Bureau for International Education, 220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1100, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5Z9, Tel: (613) 2374820, ext. 242, Fax: (613) 2371073, Email: flepage@cbie.ca, Web: www.cbie.ca

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Summer Student Research Programme

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: This programme provides support for a student to work on a cystic fibrosis project during the summer semester. Fulltime students pursuing an undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline are eligible to receive this award. Students participating in this programme must submit a report describing their summer project, no later than 28 September.

Contact: Medical/Scientific Advisory Committee, Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2221 Yonge Street, Suite 601, Toronto, ON, M4S 2B4, Tel: (416) 4859149, 18003782233, Fax: (416) 4850960, Email: info@ccff.ca

Canadian Mine Action Research Program

Deadline: November 1

Terms of reference: Canada's Mine Action Team, in cooperation with York University and Mines Action Canada, is supporting policy relevant research in three areas related to the implementation of the Ottawa Convention: universalizing the ban on the production, stockpiling, trade and use of antipersonnel mines; clearing mined land; and assisting mine victims and their communities. The awards are open to students enrolled in Canadian universities in the final year of a (minimum) fouryear undergraduate program, all Law students, all Master's students, and any PhD students who have not yet completed their course work and examinations. Successful applicants will be asked to produce a 20 to 30page paper on one of the above topics in return for: a $500 research award; participation in a mine action colloquium in Ottawa in May involving key Canadian and international mine action experts; and an opportunity for publication of the best papers.

Contact: York University Centre for International and Security Studies, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3, Tel: (416) 7365156, Fax: (416) 7365752, Email: yciss@yorku.ca, Web: www.mines.gc.ca

Canadian Unity Essay Contest

Deadline: March 31

Terms of reference: Canadians attending Colleges and Universities are invited to submit an essay on Canadian unity. First Prize: $2,000. Two additional prizes of $200 will be awarded. Requirements:

· Essays may be submitted in either official language

Contact: Dr. David Lenarcic, Canadian University Essay Competition, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5, Email: dlenarci@mach1.wlu.ca

CanadianScandinavian Foundation Special Purpose Grant

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: The CSF Special purpose grants are small travel grants in the range of $500 to $800 dollars set up in order to help defray travel costs in connection with shorter research/study visits to Scandinavia.

Contact: Jan O. Lundgren, CSF Secretary, c/o Geography Department, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street W., Montreal QC, H3A 2K6, Tel: (514) 3984111, Fax: (514) 3987437, Email: lundgren@felix.geog.mcgill.ca

Centennial Flame Research Award for Persons with Disabilities

Deadline: March 31

Terms of reference: The recipient of the Award will have one year in which to use the money to prepare a report focusing on the public achievements of one or more disabled Canadians. Value: $2,500. Any Canadian citizen with a disability wishing to apply for the Award should submit an outline of his or her proposed research project to the Clerk of the Committee. The Committee will select the recipient according to a set of criteria. Selection Criteria:

The research report for the Centennial Flame Research Award must deal with the contribution of a disabled person (or persons) to public life in Canada or the activities of Parliament.

Contact: The Clerk, Standing Committee on Human Rights and the Status of Disabled Persons, Tel: (613) 9964663, Fax: (613) 9961962.

China Synergy Programme For Outstanding Youth

Deadline: March 15

Terms of reference: The objective of the programme is to provide an opportunity for outstanding Chinese youths who are residing overseas and in Hong Kong to know more about the socioeconomic, technological and cultural development of China. The 17day programme of exploration and exchange activities will be held in Hong Kong, Xian, Shanghai and Beijing. Activities include: meeting with top government officials; touring major socioeconomic, technological and cultural development projects; participating in exchange activities with local undergraduates; visiting local households; meeting with outstanding youths; and sightseeing. Candidates should be ethnic Chinese, fulltime undergraduates and fluent in English. Applicants must complete an application form and attach copies of documentary evidence.

Contact: Office of Student Affairs (Attn: Dr. Eddie K.W. Ho), Hong Kong Baptist University, Level 8, Yeung Shui Sang Building, 224 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, Tel: (852) 23397883, Fax: (852) 23395983, Email: csp2@hkbu.edu.hk, Web: www.hkbu.edu.hk/sa/csp

CIBC Youthvision Graduate Research Award Program

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: Research awards will be offered in recognition of academic excellence and to support and encourage research in specialized fields of study related to community economic development. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and must hold a Bachelor's degree in a related field with a record of high academic achievement. Applicants must be working towards a master's or doctoral degree (on a fulltime basis) on a subject related to community economic development with a focus on youth employment.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Cooperatives Award - Canadian Northern Studies Trust

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: Arctic Cooperatives Ltd., the NWT cooperative Business Development Fund, and the Canadian Northern Studies Trust offer an award, normally valued at up to $2,000, to support a student whose studies will contribute to the understanding and development of cooperatives in the Northwest Territories. The award may be held concurrently with a Special Bursary for Northern Residents. Applicants who are not northern residents must be fulltime students at a recognized Canadian community college or a Canadian university. In making the selection for the award, preference will be given to northern residents.

Contact: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), 17 York Street, Suite 405, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J6, Tel: (613) 5620515, Fax: (613) 5620533, Email: acuns@cyberus.ca, Web: www.uottawa.ca/associations/aucenacuns

CorbiereLavell/Two Axe Early Award

Deadline: July 1

Terms of reference: Two awards of $1,000 are available to Aboriginal women of First Nations/Metis descent. To be eligible for the award, you must be pursuing postsecondary studies, or just completing your studies and have demonstrated a commitment to bettering the socioeconomic, legal and/or cultural status of Aboriginal women. Given upon recommendation of a Provincial or Territorial Native Women's Association member.

Contact: NWAC Executive Council, Native Women's Association of Canada, 9 Melrose Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 1T8, Tel: (613) 7223033, Fax: (613) 7227687, Toll Free: (800) 4614043.

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

Deadline: October 2

Terms of reference: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Annual Grants to highly qualified graduate students and graduating seniors for study and/or research at universities in the Federal Republic of Germany. Applicants must be United States or Canadian citizens enrolled full time at DAAD partner institutions. Applicants should also possess a working knowledge of the German language. Scholarships are granted for ten months (October - July).

Contact: DAAD German Academic Exchange Service, 950 Third Avenue, New York, NY10022, Tel: (212) 7583233, Fax: (212) 7555780, Email: daadny@daad.org, Web: www.daad.org

Department of Justice Canada: Financial Assistance

Deadline: Summer Program: April 1; Threeyear Program: June 1

Terms of reference: The Department of Justice Canada provides financial assistance to Metis and nonstatus Indian students to help them become lawyers. Funds of up to 10 students each year to attend a twomonth summer course offered by the University of Saskatchewan's Native Law Centre for students who may not have the minimum academic requirements for law school. Francophone students who are unable to follow this course may be recommended for a oneyear prelaw program.

Law: Each year, approximately 10 threeyear grants are awarded to students who have been accepted into a Canadian Law School.

After Law School: The Department may award financial assistance to a student wishing to pursue a Master's degree in Canada or abroad. Assistance is provided for the Bar Admission only in cases of severe financial difficulty.

Eligibility: an applicant must be a First Nations person of Canadian citizenship living in Canada who is registered or conditionally registered in one of the courses of study described above. The financial assistance is normally provided through a living allowance, payment of tuition fees, a text book allowance and other allowances.

Contact: Chief, Native Programs, Department of Justice Canada, Justice Building, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H8, Tel: (613) 9579636.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Deadline: March 25

Terms of reference: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is:

Contact: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, 212633 Courtney Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1B8, Tel: (604) 6825543 or (250) 3854232.

J.M. Ellis Innovative Map of the YearCanadian Institute of Geomatics

Deadline: March 1

Terms of reference: The award is intended to promote interest in, and to recognize excellence of, creative design in cartography. Annually, the award will highlight a single map that exhibits significant design advances. The competition is open to all Canadian residents, private firms, federal, provincial, and municipal agencies producing and publishing maps.

Contact: The Chair, Geomatics Canada Scholarship Program, c/o Canadian Institute of Geomatics, Suite 120, 162 Cleopatra Drive, Nepean, ON, K2G 5X2, Tel: (613) 2249851, Fax: (613) 2249577.

Emergency Preparedness Canada (EPC) Research Fellowship Program in Honour of Stuart Nesbitt White

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage disaster research and emergency planning in Canada by developing a greater number of qualifefd professional in this field. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a Master's degree and who would normally be pursuing doctoral studies.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Etuangat Inuit History Prize - Canadian Northern Studies Trust

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: This prize of $500 is awarded for the best essay about an interesting event or circumstance in Inuit history written in Inuktitut, English or French by an Inuit student registered at any Canadian University or College. The essay (1500 to 3000 words in length) must be on an Inuit elder's story, obtained from either an original or previously taped interview. The Prize is designed to encourage interest among Inuit students in preserving their oral history in writing. The prize is named for the late Etuangat Aksayuk, a distinguished elder of Pangnirtung, Baffin Island.

Contact: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), 17 York Street, Suite 405, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J6, Tel: (613) 5620515, Fax: (613) 5620533, Email: acuns@cyberus.ca, Web: www.uottawa.ca/associations/aucenacuns

J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research Foundation

Deadline: October 15

Terms of reference: The J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research Foundation offers two competitions for student essays. One award for $1000 will be made to the author of the best postgraduate essay and two others, for $750 each, will go to the undergraduates who write the best essays. To be eligible for an award, applicants must either be enrolled in a postgraduate program (MA, MSc or PhD) or undergraduate program (BA, BSc) at a Canadian university. The essays should have significant relevance for numismatics. This would include essays in history, art history, archaeology or classics for which coins, tokens, jetons, paper money, cheques or medals provide an important source of evidence as well as essays in banking history, monetary history, medallic art, banknote engraving, or the technology and metallurgy of coinage. Although students are encouraged to select topics relevant to Canadian numismatics, essays on ancient, medieval, or modern international topics are also eligible. The essays may have been submitted in a course or may represent new work. Applicants may submit three clear copies (typed or printed) or one copy plus a computer file on disk. The text should be doublespaced, on one side of the page only, with pages numbered, and author's name and address clearly marked on the title page. Include also a short resume. Winning essays in both categories will be published in the Canadian journal most relevant to their topics.

Contact: The J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research Foundation, 654 Hiawatha Blvd., Ancaster, ON, L9G 3A5.

The Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth

Deadline: September 15

Terms of reference: These awards, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded to a student or returning student of Aboriginal descent and residents of Canada. Applicants must be enrolled and accepted in a first, second, or third year college or university program, preferably in the areas of business, accounting, marketing, medical or technology. Consideration will be given to applicants who have made contributions to their community by volunteering or providing a leadership role for educational goals and a potential career choice in the future; copies of recent transcripts; a completed registration form; two letters of reference (no relatives), one personal and one academic; a letter from an educational institution indicating confirmation of registration or a photocopy of school application form.

Contact: Brenda Maracle O'Toole, National Director, FAAY, 204 Street George Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M5R 2N5, Tel: (416) 9618663, Fax: (416) 9613995, Toll Free: (800) 4657078.

The CanadaU.S. Fulbright Program

Deadline: November 15

Terms of reference: Graduate and graduating students are eligible to apply if they are seeking enrolment in graduate degree programs at American universities, or if they plan to pursue research in the United States as part of their Canadian graduate degree program.

FORMAL ENROLMENT AWARDS are for those who intend to begin graduate programs at universities in the United States, and who have gained acceptance to programs.

RESEARCH AWARDS are for those who intend to spend an academic year of research and course work at institutions in the United States, but who are enrolled in graduate programs at Canadian universities.

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH AWARDS are for students who have already received an undergraduate degree from a recognized university and wish to pursue one academic year of independent research/study. Students must be affiliated with an institution in the United States.

Contact: Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, 350 Albert Street, Suite 2015, Ottawa, ON K1R 1A4, Tel: (613) 2375366, Fax: (613) 2372029, Email: info@fulbright.ca, Web: www.usembassycanada.gov/fulbright.htm

Global Television Network Aboriginal Peoples' Internship Award

Deadline: August 24

Terms of reference: This annual Internship Award offers an aboriginal Canadian a challenging opportunity to work in private television, in pursuit of a career in broadcasting. The award, valued at $10,000, places the award recipient in a 4-month Internship program at any one of the Global Television stations where the award recipient will be paid on a salary basis for the summer. The applicant must be an Aboriginal Canadian, have minimum education at secondary school graduate, have interest in, and aptitude for, a career in the broadcasting industry, and have strong English language communication skills. Application must include:

Contact: Global Television Network, 81 Barber Greene Road, Toronto, ON, M3C 2A2. Tel: 18003878001, Fax (416) 446-5508.

Gulf and Fraser Credit Union - Robert F. Long Educational Award

Deadline: September 1

Terms of reference: It is a prerequisite that the applicant be a member, or the child of a member, of Gulf & Fraser Credit Union, and that the successful applicant be enrolled at a University or Technical Institute. An official transcript of your most recent marks must be submitted.

Contact: Gulf and Fraser Credit Union, 803 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1R8, Tel: (604) 2547270, Fax: (604) 2547332.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon

Deadline: February 15

Terms of reference: The Heart and Stroke Foundation is now offering a limited number of Summer Research Studentship positions to academically excellent university students not currently registered in or undertaking studies toward a graduate degree. The objective of this program is to allow talented students to become acquainted with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular related research. To be eligible for this program, the student must currently be registered in a British Columbia university or college. It is open to undergraduate and medical students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Contact: Research Department, Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V2, Tel: (604) 7363401, Toll Free: 18884734636, Fax: (604) 7368732, Email: kjang@hsf.bc.ca, Web: www.hsf.bc.ca

Heroes of Our Time

Deadline: June 15

Terms of reference: There are seven awards in the amount of $2,000 each for First Nations citizens at the postsecondary school level who have completed at least one year and have demonstrated exceptional academic abilities. Applicants must be actively involved within the First Nations community.

Contact: Assembly of First Nations Resource Centre, Heroes of Our Time Awards, 10th Flr, 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7B7, Tel: (613) 2416789.

Husky Oil Education Awards for Native People

Deadline: June 15

Terms of reference: There are four awards in the amount of $3,000 each for students who have lived in B.C., Alberta or Saskatchewan for at least one year prior to applying, who are in need of financial assistance and demonstrate a serious interest in the oil industry. If wanted, Husky Oil will try to employ you for the summer. You must send a transcript and a letter of acceptance from the school you wish to attend with your application form.

Contact: Staffing, Husky Oil, PO Box 6525, Station D, Calgary, AB, T2P 3G7, Tel: (403) 2986111.

Imperial Oil Resources - Native Educational Awards Program

Deadline: June 15

Terms of reference: Three awards of up to $4,500 each are given to people of First Nations ancestry beginning postsecondary studies. The awards are designed to cover tuition and other compulsory fees, text books and supplies and a portion of the student's living expenses during the academic year. The purpose of the awards is to encourage and assist people of First Nations ancestry to pursue undergraduate postsecondary educational studies in disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry. The awards may be renewable for an additional three years. The competition is open to: First Nations - status and nonstatus, Inuit and Metis students; residents of B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon or the Northwest Territories for at least one year prior to applying for the award; those who can provide proof of acceptance to an eligible postsecondary educational institution; those who will pursue studies in the following disciplines: Engineering, Commerce/Business, Geology, Geophysics, Computer Science or Petroleum Land Management; those who will register in a program of studies leading to a recognized degree, certificate or diploma; those who are in need of financial assistance to pursue postsecondary studies; those who are academically qualified.

Contact: Native Educational Awards coordinator, Imperial Oil Resources Ltd., 37 4th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2P 0H6, Tel: (403) 2373737, Fax: (403) 2374017.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada PostSecondary Student Support Program

Deadline: February 28

Terms of reference: To be eligible you must be Inuit or registered as Indian, have lived only in Canada for the past year and have met a university's or college's entrance requirements, have been accepted into university or college for a program of studies. This funding is open to both fulltime and parttime students and you must be registered in at least a yearlong course to receive funding. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) defines the limits of funding every year. You can also apply for the following funding in addition to the above programs:

Contact: If you have Band Membership, to your Band or Tribal Council office. If you are not a Band Member, you can apply at the Native Education Centre, 285 E. 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1H2.

International Space University Summer Program

Deadline: December 15

Terms of reference: The International and Canadian Programs Division of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) has been appointed by the CFISU to advertise and administer the Summer Session Competition in Canada. The scholarships are available to students in all disciplines and include cost for travel, tuition fees and living costs for July and August. There are 1015 scholarships available depending on the resources. You must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Competition is open to graduate students and graduate degree holders. Fourth year students of an undergraduate program may also apply if they have been accepted to a Masters degree program for September. Candidates must be conversant in English and in one other language.

Contact: David Degroot, Program Officer, Scholarships and Exchanges Program, International and Canadian Programs Branch, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 600350 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5633961, ext. 321 Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: ddegroot@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Japan Foundation

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: The Japan Foundation (Kokusai Koryu Kikin) was founded in 1972 as a nonprofit, special legal entity, in order to further international mutual understanding through the promotion of cultural exchange between Japan and other countries. Refer to program guide for detail information.

Contact: The Japan Foundation Toronto, 131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213, Toronto, ON, M5S 1R1, Tel: (416) 9661600, Fax: (416) 9669733, Email: info@jftor.org, Web: www.japanfoundationcanada.org

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

Deadline: November 26

Terms of reference: The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program invites young college and university graduates from oversea to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. Established in 1987, the program has earned a high reputation, both in Japan and overseas, for its efforts in human and cultural exchanges, and has become one of the largest cultural exchange program in Japan. The JET participants are invited to Japan, and are placed in host institutions throughout the country. The JET participants sign contracts with their host institutions. Contracts are for one year. The JET program offers three types of positions: coordinator for International Relations (CIR), Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA). For further information, please contact Embassy of Japan or Consulate General of Japan.

Contact: Consulate General of Japan, 9001177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 2K9, Tel: (604) 6845868 ext. 240, 255, Fax: (604) 6846939, Email: programs@consuljpnvan.com, Web: www.embassyjapancanada.org

The Killam Program of the Canada Council For The Arts

Deadline: November 1

Terms of reference: One prize of $100,000 is awarded annually in each of three areas: natural sciences, engineering and health sciences. Killam Prizes are not related to a particular achievement, but rather are given in recognition of a distinguished career and exceptional contributions to one of these fields. Only Canadian citizens are eligible. Candidates must be nominated by three experts in their field.

Contact: Marcelle Menard, Killam Program, The Canada Council for the Arts, 350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5V8, Tel: 18002635588, ext. 4231, or (613) 5564308, Fax: (613) 5664407, Email: killam@canadacouncil.ca, Web: www.canadacouncil.ca

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships Harvard University

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: The fellowship will enable students from Canada to spend one academic year at Harvard University. The fellowships are open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who have graduated or are about to graduate from an educational institution which is a member, or affiliated with a member, of AUCC.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Pam Koczapska Memorial Award

Deadline: May 1

Terms of reference: Up to $1,000 awards, the Pam Koczapska Memorial Award will honor students planning a career in education or in any professional field that will benefit the Upper Sto:lo people. Financial need is considered. Applications must include a transcript of grades or a letter from someone from your school stating your grades, a letter of recommendation and a letter explaining your goals and expectations.

Contact: sto:lo Sitel Advisory Committee, Coqualeetza Centre, Box 370, Sardis, BC, V2R 1A7, Tel: (604) 8589431, Fax: (604) 8588488.

Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation - Association of Moving Image Archivists

Deadline: May 1

Terms of reference: The Kodak Fellowship is designed to advance the education and training of a student of merit who intends to pursue careers in the profession of moving image archiving. The student who is selected will receive a scholarship of $4000, up to $2000 reimbursements to cover cost for attending the AMIA conference and a sixweek paid internship at Kodak and other film restoration facilities. To be considered the applicant must be enrolled in a graduatelevel or other advanced program in film or television studies or production, library or information services, archival administration, museum studies or a related discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 in his/her most recently completed academic program and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in moving image archival field. The applicant must be at least 21 years of age and must possess a valid driver's license. The applicant must submit an application form, an official transcript from the most recent academic program, an essay of no more than 1000 words describing the applicant's major field of study, interest in moving image archiving, relevant experience and/or education, and career goals. Two letters of recommendation.

Contact: AMIA, 8949 Wiltshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, Tel: (310) 5501300, Fax: (310) 5501363, Email: amia@amianet.org, Web: www.amianet.org

Learning Through Service Program

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: The goal of the program is to enable a limited number of Canadian undergraduate students in any field, to undertake a semesterlong work assignment of international practicum in a developing country as part of their academic program at a Canadian university. The objective will be to provide handson experience of living and working in developing countries, increasing knowledge of development, other cultures, traditions and practices among Canadian students. The program is sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Raymond A. LeClair Memorial Scholarship Award (Coquitlam Foundation)

Deadline: April 3

Terms of reference: The successful applicant must be a resident of the City of Coquitlam, demonstrate financial need, have a history of school and/or community involvement, show that he or she can successfully undertake a program of studies, attend an interview with the selection committee and begin designated studies within six months of formal notification of selection. Applications must include a letter of application, which should include a statement outlining why the applicant merits the award, a resume, a copy of appropriate school transcript and two letters of reference which address the student's ability to complete the course of studies proposed.

Contact: Norm Cook, Secretary, Coquitlam Foundation, 300 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2, Tel: (604) 9273003, Fax: (604) 9273015.

Mungo Martin Memorial Award

Deadline: August 1

Terms of reference: Ten to fifteen awards of $200 to $500 are given annually, based on the number of successful applicants. Applicants must be of First Nations ancestry and a fulltime student. Applicants must include 1) a completed application, 2) a recent transcript of marks, and 3) two letter so reference.

Contact: President, Mungo Martin Memorial Awards, Society, Box 883, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1T2, Fax: (250) 7523076.

Lois McConkey Memorial Fellowship

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: This award may be made annually to a student who would benefit from an established workstudy program at the Museum of Anthropology, and may be supplemented by other funds when available. To receive more information or to apply, forward a resume and letter of interest to the Awards Committee at the address below, outlining the work study program you would like to pursue.

Contact: Awards Committee, c/o AnneMarie Fenger, UBC Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Tel: (604) 8225567, Fax: (604) 8222974.

The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem Grand Priority in Canada

Deadline: March 15

Terms of reference: The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem is sponsoring an essay competition on the subject of Canadian unity. The author of the winning essay will be eligible for an award of $2,000. A second place award of $500 will also be awarded. Essays may be submitted in either official language. Maximum length of 2000 words typed. Entrants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and must be registered students at a Canadian University, College or CEGEP. All entries must be accompanied by the name, address and telephone number of the submitter with proofs of student and citizenship status, a short curriculum vitae and statement of assignment.

Contact: The Military and Hospitaller Order of Street Lazarus of Jerusalem Grand Priority in Canada, 39 McArthur Avenue, Vanier, ON, K1L 8L7, Tel: (613) 7465280, Fax: (614) 7463982, Email: lazarusl@istar.ca,
Web: home.istar.ca/~lazarusl

The Department of National Defence (DND) Security and Defence Forum

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: The Department of National Defence offers a number of awards in studies relating to current and future Canadian national security and defence issues, including their political, international, historical, social, military, industrial and economic dimensions. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

a) PostDoctoral Fellowship Program (including R.B. Byers Fellowship),

b) MA Scholarship Program,

c) PhD Scholarship Program (including Dr. Ronald Baker Doctoral Scholarship),

d) Internship Program.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Northern Scientific Training Program

Deadline: December 1

Terms of reference: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada offers the Northern Scientific Training Program for students undertaking studies in the North.

Contact: The University's Northern Studies Committee chairperson or NSTP at Tel: (819) 9970660, Email: nstp@inac.gc.ca

PeterhouseCambridge Research Studentships

Deadline: April 1

Terms of reference: The Governing Body of Peterhouse offers annually a number of Research Studentships, open to men or women who will not normally have been undergraduate members of the College. Candidates should be under twentyfive years of age on December 1. Candidates must be graduates of a University in the United Kingdom or elsewhere. They must intend to be candidates for the degree of Ph.D. in the University of Cambridge. Studentships may only be held at Peterhouse.

Contact: Senior Tutor, Peterhouse, Cambridge, CB2 1RD, England.

Madeline Bronsdon Rowan Endowment Fund

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: The purpose of this award is to assist in the cost associated with First Nations educational programs at the Museum of Anthropology and may be combined with other awards. This award is suited for First Nations students already engaged in Museum of Anthropology projects, though other applications will also be considered.

Contact: Awards Committee, c/o Anne Marie Fenger, UBC Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Tel: (604) 8225567, Fax: (604) 8222974.

Royal Bank Native Student Awards Program

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: The Royal Bank Native Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students achieve a postsecondary education. Annually, five individuals are selected to receive an award of up to $4,000 for a maximum of four years toward the cost of a university or college education. The awards are to cover the cost of tuition, text books and supplies, and to contribute to living expenses during the academic year. To date 30 students have received these scholarships. In addition, some award recipients who apply, are also given consideration for post graduate employment in the organization. If you are a Status Indian, NonStatus Indian, Inuit or Metis, you are eligible to apply provided that i) you are a permanent resident/citizen of Canada ii) you can provide proof of acceptance (with transcript of marks) or are already attending a university or college listed in the Directory of Canadian Universities, in a discipline relevant to the banking industry (e.g. business; economics; computer science) iii) you maintain a full course workload leading to a recognized degree, certificate or diploma iv) you are in need of financial assistance to pursue your education. If you are receiving partial funding from other sources, you may still apply to the Royal Bank Native Student Awards program to cover your additional educational costs.

Contact: coordinator, Royal Bank Native Student Awards, Human Resources DepartmentHead Office, Royal Bank Plaza, 200 Bay Street, 11th Floor North Tower, Toronto, ON, M5J 2J5, Tel: (416) 9555824, Fax: (416) 9555840.

Maxine Sevack Memorial Grant

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: Annual scholarships of $500 are available to Little Sisters or Little Brothers enrolled in postsecondary education who were matched with their Big Sisters by Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. Eligibility: any Little Sister or Little Brother who has been a member of Big Sister of BC Lower Mainland for at least one year and has been matched with a Big Sister; is between 17 and 24 years of age; is enrolled in a training or educational program (exclusive of high school) which is at least three months in duration; has completed Grade 10 and can demonstrate financial need.

Contact: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, 34 East 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 2G5, Tel: (604) 8734525, Fax: (604) 8732122, Web: www.bigsisters.bc.ca

The Shastri IndoCanadian Institute Awards

Terms of reference: The Shastri IndoCanadian Institute (SICI) is a unique educational enterprise which promotes understanding between India and Canada by supporting India studies in Canada and Canadian studies in India. The Institute funds research, links institutions in the two countries, and organizes seminars and conferences. It is named after Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Prime Minister of India from 1964 to 1966 and a distinguished mediator and statesman. The Shastri IndoCanadian Institute offers the following awards:

Contact: Programme Officer, Development Studies Programme, Shastri IndoCanadian Institute, 1402 Education Tower, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Tel: (403) 2207467, Fax: (403) 2890100, Email: sici@acs.ucalgary.ca, Web: www.ucalgary.ca/~sici

The Sisam Forestry Award

Deadline: March 31

Terms of reference: The Sisam Forestry Award, first granted annually at the University of Toronto in June 1988, is now open for competition to all fulltime undergraduate and graduate students registered at a Canadian university during the award year. It is administered by the Council of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. The award is granted for an article, written solely by the applicant for the award, dealing with a forestry or forestenvironment topic of public interest, e.g. forest ecology, silviculture, and wildlife management, forest protection, harvesting operations, parks, conservation or wood science.

Contact: The Sisam Forestry Award Admissions and Awards, University of Toronto, 315 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A3.

Volunteer Recognition Awards

Deadline: February 25

Terms of reference: Volunteer Vancouver's Volunteer Recognition Awards celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and showcase the voluntary efforts of countless individuals and groups. Recognizing specific individuals or organizations, these awards also focus public attention on the vast spectrum of voluntary service and community participation that sustains the vibrant and caring community in which we live. Awards are presented in five categories.

THE VOLUNTEER VANCOUVER AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP: This award is designed to recognize individuals that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the nonprofit sector.

THE VOLUNTEER VANCOUVER AWARD FOR INNOVATION: This award is designed to recognize organizations that have furthered their objectives while responding to the changing needs of the community with exceptional creativity and innovation.

THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW AWARDS: These awards honour exceptional individuals and use their examples to inspire others to similar service. These awards recognize youth 17 years of age and under, and separately, youth age 1825 years.

THE CARING COMPANIES AWARDS: These awards recognize the support for voluntary activity among employees and for the financial support provided to community organizations.

THE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS: These awards honour volunteers or volunteer groups for their invaluable service and focus public attention on the similar works of countless others.

Contact: Volunteer Recognition Awards, Volunteer Vancouver, #3013102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5T 3G7, Tel: 8759144, Fax: 8750710, Email: volvan@volunteer.ca

Weyerhaeuser Canada Diversity Education Awards

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: Weyerhaeuser Canada Diversity Education Awards Program offers up to four financial awards annually which may continue for two to four years, depending on the recipient's program of study. You are eligible to apply if you are: a person of aboriginal ancestry (status and nonstatus Indian, Metis or Inuit); female; a person with a disability (as defined by the pending Canada Employment Equity Act); or, a member of a visible minority (as defined by the Canada Employment Equity Act). You must also be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has resided in BC for the past 12 months. Preference will be given to individuals residing in BC communities where Weyerhaeuser has operation. You must also demonstrate acceptance to a recognized BC postsecondary educational institution as a fulltime student in a two year diploma or a university degree program.

Contact: Diversity Education Awards Program, Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd., PO Box 800, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5M7, Tel: (250) 8287387, Fax: (8287580.

The Women's Opportunity Award (Soroptimist International)

Deadline: December 15

Terms of reference: The Women's Opportunity Awards Program was established by Soroptimist International of the Americas in 1972 to assist women entering or reentering the workforce in obtaining the education and skills training they need to improve their employment status. Women's Opportunity Awards are designed to give women heads of household, who provide the primary source of financial support for their families, the opportunity to achieve their career goalsan opportunity they have not previously had, whether because of economic or social barriers, or personal circumstances. The Women's Opportunity Awards program begins at the community level, where award amounts vary. Local winners then become eligible to receive regionlevel awards. Firstplace region winner becomes eligible to receive a $10,000 international finalist award.

Contact: Teresa Wylie, Soroptimist International of Vancouver, 2907 Woodland Dr., Vancouver, BC, V5N 3R2, Tel: (604) 8764469; or Evelyn Hohmann, Soroptimist International of the Langleys, #20720465 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC, V3A 4G1, Tel: (604) 5346885; or Ms. Joyce Anderson, Soroptimist International of Burnaby, Tel: (604) 4354280; or Joan Jeffries, Soroptimist of the Tri Cities, Tel: (604) 9369572., Web: www.soroptimist.org

External Awards for Applied Sciences Students
Cable Telecommunications Research Fellowships

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: The Cable Telecommunications Research Institute has established graduate fellowships to encourage students at the Master or Ph.D. level to tackle topics in the engineering of communications systems for video, voice and data signals or for computer applications to cable TV requirements. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and enrolled or planning to enrol in a graduate degree program at a university in Canada, which must include a thesis on a topic in the engineering of broadband communications systems or computer science.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Caribou Research Award - Canadian Northern Studies Trust

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: The Beverly and Qamanijuaq Caribou Management Scholarship Fund provides awards of up to $3,000 to fulltime students enrolled in a recognized Canadian community college or university pursuing studies that will contribute to the understanding of Barren Ground Caribou (and its habitat) in Canada. Preference will be given to individuals who are normally resident in one of the caribouusing communities on the range of the Beverly or Qamanijuaq Caribou. These awards may be held concurrently with a Special Bursary for Northern Residents.

Contact: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), 17 York Street, Suite 405, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J6, Tel: (613) 5620515, Fax: (613) 5620533, Email: acuns@cyberus.ca, Web: www.uottawa.ca/associations/aucenacuns

CIPS Computing Coop Award

Deadline: Unknown

Terms of reference: The Vancouver section of the Canadian Information Processing Society provides an award valued at $750 to a third or fourth year MSSC student who has major or minor in Mathematics or Computing Science. A scholarship of $250 is available to a runnerup student. Applicants must have at least a 3.00 CGPA and have completed at least two coop terms.

Contact: The applicable department for application procedures.

Engineering Students' Project Award - Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation

Deadline: January 4

Terms of reference: The Engineering Students Project Award is a $5,000 award offered annually and regionally, one in each of British Columbia, the Prairie provinces, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces. This award is offered to the team of engineering students which develops and implements the outreach program deemed most effective at attracting senior highschool students, particularly women, to engineering.

Contact: Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation, Engineering Students Project Award, c/o Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, 1100180 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2K3, Tel: (613) 2322474, Fax: (613) 2305759, Email: memorial.foundtion@ccpe.ca, Web: www.ccpe.ca

Esso Resources Canada Limited - Native Education Award

Deadline: June 15

Terms of reference: Two $4,500 awards are available to students enrolled in fulltime, petroleum industryrelated studies and have financial need. Your grades will be considered. You must have been living in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon or the Northwest Territories for 12 months before applying.

Contact: coordinator, Native Education Awards Program, Human Resources Department, Esso Resources Canada Limited, 237 Fourth Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2P 0H6.

External Awards for Arts Students
Award for Ukrainian Art in Alberta (URDC)

Deadline: November 30

Terms of reference: This award is available annually to any qualified applicant (individual or group) who, through an exhibit, tour, festival, educational program or special project, fosters a greater awareness of Ukrainian arts in Alberta. Works in progress and/or recently completed works will be considered. Applicants must submit a portfolio and/or visual or audio sample of the Ukrainian art being promoted, along with a written proposal outlining the intended exhibit, tour, festival, educational program or special project, as per the application form. Limit of one submission per applicant. Applicants may also include information about their education and life experiences, awards, community involvement, letters of support, or other information.

Contact: Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts Award, c/o Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC) Grant MacEwan Community College, Box 1796, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2P2, Tel: (780) 4974374, Fax: (780) 4974377.

Canadian Association of Geographer's Annual Award

Deadline: Spring

Terms of reference: The Canadian Association of Geographers will award in Spring semester, a prize to the outstanding student in Geography.

Contact: No application is necessary.

Churchill Communication Challenge - Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Memorial Fund

Deadline: April 15

Terms of reference: The annual Churchill Communication Challenge essay/term paper competition, established by the Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Society, offers two prizes ($600 and $200) to students majoring in History or Political Science and International Relations. Each university/college may submit up to six essays/term papers selected by faculty members in charge in May/June each year and decision will be made by end of November. The topics of the essays/term papers are not restrictive. They look for topics of contemporary relevance and interest and prefer topics make reference to the statesmanship or politics of Churchill, but is not essential.

Contact: Financial Assistance Office, MBB3200.

Maria Mae and Sergei Eremenko Music Award (URDC)

Deadline: November 30

Terms of reference: This scholarship is available annually to any qualified applicant (individual or group), who is planning to pursuing further studies in the field of Ukrainian music. Courses of study or workshops, either in progress or recently completed, will be considered. Applicants must submit a written description of the course of study or workshop, along with an explanation of how the course or workshop will help the applicant in promoting the awareness and development of Ukrainian music in Alberta. The application should be approximately one page in length, and may include information about the applicant's past accomplishments and experiences.

Contact: Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC), Grant MacEwan Community College, Box 1796, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2P2, Tel: (780) 4974374, Fax: (780) 4974377, Web: www.gmcc.ab.ca/nw/urdc/scholars.htm

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: The objective of the Foundation is to promote an appreciation of the traditional expression in painting, drawing, sculpture and the graphic arts by aiding worthy art students, artists or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years. Awards are limited to candidates in the early stages of their careers working in the following: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture. Work must be representational or figurative. The terms of the Foundation's Charter preclude abstract or non-presentational art. To be eligible for a grant candidates must have already started or completed training at an established school of art and/or demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career. Refer to application form for application instructions. The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year.

Contact: Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, 1814 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite #1, Montreal, QC, H3H 1E4, Tel: (514) 937-9225, Fax: (514) 937-0141.

E-mail: egreen@total.net

HBKSavings Bank Prize

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: HBK Savings Bank awards a prize in order to encourage the scientific study on workers' financial participation and democracy in enterprises. This study deals with economic (ownership) and/or industrial (participation) democracy in enterprises. Candidates have to hold a university degree. A typewritten or printed copy of their work as well as a curriculum vitae mentioning their studies, degrees, professional activities and publications have to be sent to HBK Savings Bank. The study has to be written in one of the following languages: English, French, German or Dutch.

Contact: HBKBanque d'Epargne, Lange Lozanastraat 250, B2018 Antwerpen, Belgium, Tel: 3232475501, Fax: 3232475399.

Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation - Association of Moving Image Archivists

Deadline: May 1

Terms of reference: The Kodak Fellowship is designed to advance the education and training of a student of merit who intends to pursue careers in the profession of moving image archiving. The student who is selected will receive a scholarship of $4000, up to $2000 reimbursements to cover cost for attending the AMIA conference and a sixweek paid internship at Kodak and other film restoration facilities. To be considered the applicant must be enrolled in a graduatelevel or other advanced program in film or television studies or production, library or information services, archival administration, museum studies or a related discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 in his/her most recently completed academic program and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in moving image archival field. The applicant must be at least 21 years of age and must possess a valid driver's license. The applicant must submit an application form, an official transcript from the most recent academic program, an essay of no more than 1000 words describing the applicant's major field of study, interest in moving image archiving, relevant experience and/or education, and career goals. Two letters of recommendation.

Contact: AMIA, 8949 Wiltshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, Tel: (310) 5501300, Fax: (310) 5501363, Email: amia@amianet.org, Web: www.amianet.org

William and Mary Kostash Award for Film and Video Arts (URDC)

Deadline: November 30

Terms of reference: Awarded annually for a project which promotes Ukrainian Canadian identity through the medium of film or video. Works in progress and/or completed works will be considered. Drama, documentary, experimental, promotional, educational, and other genres are acceptable. Open to Grant MacEwan Community College students and independent film or video producers. Successful applicants must forward two copies of their completed films or videos to the Ukrainian Resource Development Centre within one year of receiving this award.

Contact: William and Mary Kostash Award for Film and Video Arts, c/o Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC), Grant MacEwan Community College, Box 1796, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2P2, Tel: (780) 4974374, Fax: (780) 4974377, Web: www.gmcc.ab.ca/nw/urdc/scholars.htm

Anna Pidruchney Award for New Writers (URDC)

Deadline: November 30

Terms of reference: Awarded annually to a novice writer for a literary work which includes Ukrainian Canadian characters or is based on a Ukrainian Canadian theme. Only completed works will be considered. All genres of writing (including novels, short stories, poems, essays, and dramatic works) are acceptable. Open to Grant MacEwan Community College students and other authors. Preference will be given to young writers who have not yet had their works published on a regular basis, and who are considering writing as a profession. The award will be granted for Englishlanguage and Ukrainianlanguage submissions in alternating years. In oddnumbered years, beginning in 1991, the award will be for an Englishlanguage work. In evennumbered years, beginning in 1992, the award will be for a Ukrainianlanguage work. Applications are considered in the year prior to that when the award is granted.

Contact: Anna Pidruchney Award for New Writers, c/o Ukrainian Resource & Development Centre (URDC) Grant MacEwan Community College, Box 1796 Edmonton, AB, T5J 2P2, Tel: (780) 4974374, Fax: (780) 4974377, Web: www.gmcc.ab.ca/nw/urdc/scholars.htm

Prize of French Consulate in Vancouver

Deadline: summer

Terms of reference: Several book prizes and medals have been donated to Simon Fraser University to be awarded to students for outstanding achievement in French.

Contact: Applicants must be recommended to the French Consulate in Vancouver by the Department of French, Simon Fraser University.

Vancouver Foundation - Advanced Arts Study Awards

Deadline: May 31

Terms of reference: The Vancouver Foundation initiated the Advanced Arts Study Awards to help develop talent from B.C. Awards will range from $3,000 to $5,000.

Detailed Terms of the Awards (all conditions must apply):

Contact: Vancouver Foundation Advanced Arts Study Awards, Mary Olson, Administrator, Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4R9, Tel: (604) 7342301, Fax: (604) 7311920.

External Awards for Business Students
British Columbia Export Excellence Award International Business Studies

Deadline: October 6

Terms of reference: The International Business Study Award, sponsored by the Export Development Corporation (EDC), recognizes a student who has shown leadership and excelled in international studies while contributing to British Columbia's export community. The recipient will have an excellent academic standing and have shown initiative in seeking opportunities and putting into action what they have learned in their studies. This may include, but not to be limited to research projects, work terms with export oriented companies or development of concepts and ideas that have benefited BC's exporting community. EDC will present the winner with a $3,000 scholarship for continuing his/her studies.

All undergraduate students who have a demonstrated interest in International Business and Trade are encouraged to apply for the BC Export Excellence Award.

Contact: Financial Assistance, Simon Fraser University.

HBKSavings Bank Prize

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: HBK Savings Bank awards a prize in order to encourage the scientific study on workers' financial participation and democracy in enterprises. This study deals with economic (ownership) and/or industrial (participation) democracy in enterprises. Candidates have to hold a university degree. A typewritten or printed copy of their work as well as a curriculum vitae mentioning their studies, degrees, professional activities and publications have to be sent to HBK Savings Bank. The study has to be written in one of the following languages: English, French, German or Dutch.

Contact: HBKBanque d'Epargne, Lange Lozanastraat 250, B2018 Antwerpen, Belgium, Tel: 3232475501, Fax: 3232475399.

External Awards for Education Students
The Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: The Prime Minister's Awards honour elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada who have best prepared students for the challenges of a changing society and knowledgebased economy. The awards, offered at the Certificate of Excellence and Certificate of Achievement levels, carry a prize of $5000 and $1000, respectively, given to recipients' schools to be spent under their direction. Nominees must be practising classroom teachers with a minimum of three years experience. Nominators can be anyone with direct knowledge of the educator's contribution, including principals, parents, students and colleagues.

Contact: Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence, Tel: 18002686608, Email: pmawards@ic.gc.ca, Web: www.schoolnet.ca

External Awards for Science Students
Cable Telecommunications Research Fellowships

Deadline: February 1

Terms of reference: The Cable Telecommunications Research Institute has established graduate fellowships to encourage students at the Master or Ph.D. level to tackle topics in the engineering of communications systems for video, voice and data signals or for computer applications to cable TV requirements. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and enrolled or planning to enrol in a graduate degree program at a university in Canada, which must include a thesis on a topic in the engineering of broadband communications systems or computer science.

Contact: Canadian Awards Program, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 350 Albert Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B1, Tel: (613) 5631236, Fax: (613) 5639745, Email: awards@aucc.ca, Web: www.aucc.ca

Canadian Association of Geographer's Annual Award

Deadline: Spring

Terms of reference: The Canadian Association of Geographers will award in Spring semester, a prize to the outstanding student in Geography.

Contact: No application is necessary.

Caribou Research Award - Canadian Northern Studies Trust

Deadline: January 31

Terms of reference: The Beverly and Qamanijuaq Caribou Management Scholarship Fund provides awards of up to $3,000 to fulltime students enrolled in a recognized Canadian community college or university pursuing studies that will contribute to the understanding of Barren Ground Caribou (and its habitat) in Canada. Preference will be given to individuals who are normally resident in one of the caribouusing communities on the range of the Beverly or Qamanijuaq Caribou. These awards may be held concurrently with a Special Bursary for Northern Residents.

Contact: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), 17 York Street, Suite 405, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J6, Tel: (613) 5620515, Fax: (613) 5620533, Email: acuns@cyberus.ca, Web: www.uottawa.ca/associations/aucenacuns

CIPS Computing Coop Award

Deadline: Unknown

Terms of reference: The Vancouver section of the Canadian Information Processing Society provides an award valued at $750 to a third or fourth year MSSC student who has major or minor in Mathematics or Computing Science. A scholarship of $250 is available to a runnerup student. Applicants must have at least a 3.00 CGPA and have completed at least two coop terms.

Contact: The applicable department for application procedures.

Esso Resources Canada Limited - Native Education Award

Deadline: June 15

Terms of reference: Two $4,500 awards are available to students enrolled in fulltime, petroleum industryrelated studies and have financial need. Your grades will be considered. You must have been living in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon or the Northwest Territories for 12 months before applying.

Contact: coordinator, Native Education Awards Program, Human Resources Department, Esso Resources Canada Limited, 237 Fourth Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2P 0H6.

Science Council of BCCentral Interior 2nd Year Science Award

Deadline: August 30

Terms of reference: $1,000 to students who graduated from a high school in the central interior region who are proceeding to a second year of studies at a Canadian university, college or institute in the field of science and/or technology. Based on high scholastic achievement (80% minimum) plus personal qualities and activities. Must provide two letters of reference, one from a science teacher, and include high school transcript and first year transcript attached to application.

Contact: K. Steadman, Science Council of BC Central Interior, Box 3010, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5V2 (UCC Campus), Tel: (250) 3715751, Fax: (250) 8285492, Email: ksteadman@cariboo.bc.ca

External Loans

British Columbia Youth Foundation Loan

Deadline: unknown

Terms of reference: The Foundation is prepared to make available to bona fide British Columbia residents under the age of 30, interestfree loans to assist in the pursuance of further education. This assistance is afforded to students who are not eligible for Canada Student Loans. The Foundation will require a cosigner if this private loan is granted; normally, the student's parents would be asked to do this.

Contact: Further details may be obtained from Financial Assistance.

Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund (CFPAF)

Deadline: June 30

Terms of reference: The Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund offers an Education Assistance Loan Program to assist serving and former members and their dependants with costs of postsecondary education. To be eligible for a low interest loan of $1,200, $1,500, $2,000 or $2,500 the serving or former member must have served in the Canadian Army, after 1st October 1946, or in the Canadian Forces, after 31 January 1968, and have a minimum of five years Regular Force military service. The loans are repayable over a twelve or twenty four month period. The application must be submitted by the service member on behalf of the student. Applications will be accepted throughout the year until the funds allotted for the EALP are exhausted.

Contact: Canadian Forces Base Financial Counsellors, district offices of Veterans Affairs Canada, and the Provincial Command offices of the Royal Canadian Legion. CFPAF, 245 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0G2, Tel: (613) 9924144, 18887539828, Fax: (613) 9952425.

PEO Sisterhood Educational Loan Fund

Deadline: Unknown

Terms of reference: Loans are available to women students in second to fourth year of a university course, and may be requested at any time. The maximum amount of a loan to any student is $2,000. Fourth year or graduate students may be granted loans and draw the maximum loan of $2,000 for two or more years of study, but may draw only $1,000 of the loan in one academic year. Students must complete satisfactorily one semester's work before making application. Interest at a 6% rate is to be paid annually, and the student is expected to begin payment of the principal as soon as she is out of university and employed.

Contact: International Student Advisor, PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund, PEO Executive Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 503123820, Tel: (515) 2553153, Fax: (515) 2553820.

Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund

Deadline: October 31

Terms of reference: This fund recognizes the need of financial assistance for educational purposes of former members of the Naval Forces of Canada and Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans. This program is not only for university but for vocational and other special training as well. Financial assistance for dependants is limited to cover tuition, student fees, books and supplies.

Contact: Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund, PO Box 505 Station "B", Ottawa, ON, K1P 5P6, Tel: (613) 9965087, Fax: (613) 2368830.



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