Are you a resilient B.C. student who is facing financial adversity, but you have the academic readiness to advance your education, inspire others, and achieve your DREAMS? The Beedie Luminaries Scholarship offers financial aid to promising B.C. students who face financial adversity. So here’s everything you need to know about the application process to apply for the Beedie Luminaries Scholarship.
The Beedie Luminaries Scholarship provides financial assistance to promising B.C. students who face financial difficulties:
- $40,000 per student for a 4-year undergraduate degree.
- $15,000 per student for a 2-year college or trade school diploma.
- And 128 scholarships are available in 2020.
What Do I Need To Apply?
Moreover, there are four main things that you need to apply.
- Complete a short-answer questionnaire.
- Create a one-minute video about your future focus.
- Obtain and submit the requested supporting documents (explained below).
- Submit a selfie or headshot of yourself.
What “Supporting Documents” Are Required?
If any of these documents are not received or accepted, then your application will be considered incomplete and will not be evaluated. These must be received by Scholarship Partners Canada on or before January 13th, 2021 at 9 AM PST.
An official transcript of Grade 11 marks and a Grade 12 report card. This official transcript is only acceptable if it is presented on the official paper of the institution, bearing both the appropriate signature(s) and/or seal of the institution.
Additionally, home school grades are only accepted if they are validated through a recognized, independent evaluation process.
Upload both the transcript and report card to the online application portal. However, please keep in mind that Scholarship Partners Canada reserves the right to request an original copy of an uploaded transcript at any time to verify its authenticity.
Two Letters of Reference
Firstly, one letter of reference comes from a past or present teacher, school counsellor, or administrator who knows the applicant and is familiar with their academic history. Also, they cannot be related to the applicant.
Secondly, one letter of reference comes from an adult (18+) who is familiar with the applicant’s contribution to the community, household, and/or volunteering and other extracurriculars. This person also cannot be related to the applicant.
In addition, both Letters of Reference are sent directly to Scholarship Partners Canada by the person who is writing the letter. It is submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email subject line includes the Student’s First and Last Name. Furthermore, for assistance in preparing these letters, please refer to the Letters of Reference Guidelines here.
Am I Eligible?
Next, let’s determine whether or not you are eligible to apply for the Beedie Luminaries Scholarship by answering the following questions.
- A Canadian citizen or permanent resident (since 2018)?
- A full-time resident of British Columbia?
- Ineligible for the B.C. Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care)?
- Facing financial adversity?
- In your final year of high school, entering into full-time studies in a first bachelor’s degree, first diploma/certificate, or first trades program at one of the eligible public post-secondary institutions? Please review the list of eligible post-secondary institutions below.
Therefore, if the answer is YES to all of the above, then you have one last question to answer:
Do you have a minimum cumulative average of 75% (or equivalent) for Grade 11 and available Grade 12 marks that are based on Universities Canada’s Calculation of Average Policy?
If this answer is also YES, then you are well on your way to becoming an eligible applicant!
So, which recognized post-secondary institutions are eligible?
- British Columbia Institute of Technology
- Camosun College
- Capilano University
- Coast Mountain College
- College of New Caledonia
- College of the Rockies
- Douglas College
- Emily Carr University of Art and Design
- Justice Institute of British Columbia
- Kwantien Polytechnic University
- Langara College
- Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
- North Island College
- Northern Lights College
- Okanagan College
- Royal Roads University
- Selkirk College
- Simon Fraser University
- Thompson Rivers University
- The University of British Columbia (all campuses)
- University of Northern British Columbia
- Vancouver Community College
- Vancouver Island University
- University of Fraser Valley
- University of Victoria
However, there are no restrictions on the program of study or discipline.
Are you ready to submit? Then apply through Beedie Luminaries Scholarships secure, online site for post-secondary education. This is open in September at all 25 public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. In addition, here are step-by-step instructions for applying:
- Firstly, submit an online application: https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca/welcome/BeedieLuminaries/ and use the online portal to ensure all supporting documents are received and accepted.
- Secondly, submit your application with all supporting documentation electronically to Scholarship Partners Canada no later than the application deadline of January 13th, 2021 at 9 AM PST. (Note: applicants are notified by email when their application is received and processed by Scholarship partners Canada.)
- Thirdly, visit https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca/welcome/BeedieLuminaries/ to review your scholarship application information and ensure that it is all accurate.
- Lastly, all communications regarding the Beedie Luminaries Scholarship are done online through the student portal and email.
The selection committee evaluates every application by using the following key criteria:
- Basic Eligibility (please check above)
- Financial Adversity
- Academic Readiness (explained below)
- Future Focus (submitted through a one-minute video)
- Personal Circumstances
- Contributions to Home and/or Community
Also, winners share four essential qualities:
Readiness: A drive, preparedness, and healthy learning habits that will navigate them through their school journey to a successful career.
Grit: This is the resilience and persistence to follow through on goals, no matter what obstacles are thrown at them.
Creativity: Thinking outside the box and contributing unique ideas that solve problems. They are daring because they understand that failing a few times can only pave the way for future success.
Empathy: A comprehensive understanding of other people’s emotions. They are sensitive to the feelings of their partners, family, friends, and co-workers, as well as the community.
November 13, 2020 – January 13, 2021 (9 AM PST)
Applications Are Evaluated:
March – April 2021
Interviews For Finalists:
Late April /May 2021
Announcing the Class of 2021:
Late May/June 2021
Lastly, for more guidance on building your application so you can apply for the Beedie Luminaries Scholarship, check out Tips To Win Beedie Luminaries Scholarships next!