TRIVEST Scholarship Program
Annual bursaries awarded to students enrolled in Trivest-managed Registered Educational Savings (RESP) Plans
We regret to announce that we have found it necessary to close down our Scholarship Programme.
Despite extending its reach last year by opening it up to a significantly broader range of young candidates, we continued to have a very poor response rate. We congratulate all of the past winners and wish them much success, and we also thank the independent volunteer Committee which administered this programme with dedication and integrity.
For many years, A.F.T. Trivest Management has sponsored a student scholarship program which has been open to clients holding RESP accounts with us. Effective January 2010, Nilson & Co. and A.F.T. Trivest Management are pleased to announce that the annual bursary program will now be open to children and grandchildren of clients of both businesses.
The award will recognize candidates who combine academic success with contribution to the service of others and extra-curricular activities.
There are two categories: A Junior Bursary of $500 to a student in Grades 8 to 11 and a Senior Bursary of $1000 to a student pursuing any level of post secondary education.
To apply, students are required to supply the most recent transcript of their grades together with a summary of their non-academic accomplishments, not to exceed 500 words. Any extra-curricular activities indicating leadership, volunteerism and involvement that show effort and discipline should be included. For instance, such things might include sports, yearbook team, stage production, choir, band, etc.
The Junior Bursary proceeds will be contributed to the winner’s Registered Educational Savings Plan, which also qualifies for the government grant. The Senior Bursary proceeds will be paid directly to the winner upon proof of post secondary enrollment.
Students who have won a Junior Bursary but do not use the proceeds in accordance with the regulations outlined by the Registered Educational Savings Plan forfeit the principal. In such a situation the rules outlined by the Registered Educational Savings Plan will apply. Students who win the Senior Bursary must utilize the funds within two years otherwise the award is forfeited.
Please note that these sums are taxable as bursary income under the Income Tax Act and will be T4A’d to the individual receiving the funds. They will however qualify for the scholarship exemption.
Annual applications must be mailed by April 30th to:
Nilson & Co./A.F.T. Trivest Management
Attention: Scholarship Committee
2227 Folkestone Way
West Vancouver, BC
Applicants will be judged by a committee of three independent persons appointed by us. Relatives of committee members are not eligible to apply for bursaries. Winners will be announced in early June. The committee’s decision is final. Winners are not eligible to re-apply in the same category for the year immediately following their award.
Junior Bursary ($500)
Kelly Cameron is a grade eight student at Balmoral Junior Secondary School. She achieved straight “A’s” on her last report card and has been consistently named to Balmorals Honor Roll. Kelly is active in a number of dance activities, plays soccer and enjoys horseback riding. She studies piano, plays the guitar, and recently taught herself to play drums. In addition she loves to sing. Some of her paintings have been displayed in a local mall. Another achievement is raising funds for an Animal Shelter. Not surprisingly, Kelly is avid reader and loves to write poetry. Kelly plans to attend UBC to study music and dance.
Senior Bursary ($1000)
Susanna Miller is a Lord Bing Secondary School student. She was fortunate in being selected as one of 100 participants to a special outdoor education programme where she completed Grade 10 curriculum in a half year to spend the other half learning about the environment. In doing so she was able maintain her record of being on either the Honor Roll or Principal’s List.
Susanna is active in sports, particularly soccer, where she was team captain of JCC Maccabi games. Inequities and injustices in the world concern Susanna. The Haitian earthquake was one of those concerns. With others she worked successfully raising $6,000 at her school.
Katy Cameron is a North Vancouver straight-A IB student. She has been active in basketball, volleyball, horseback riding and Girl Guides/Pathfinders. Her passion is literature. She reads avidly and has had poems and short stories published in the community Literary Journal. Her magnum opus was a 25,000 word short story set in the Napoleonic Wars written for National Novel Writing Month.
(There were no Senior applications for 2009)
Ashley Taylor is a grade 11 student in Coquitlam. Her pursuits include music, sailing and drama. She is presently a class rep and aspires to being Class President next year. She recently sacrificed her locks in the “Curls for Cancer” campaign and volunteers elsewhere as well.
(There were no Senior applications for 2008)
We are pleased to announce the 2007 winners as follows:
Brianna Frewin is a grade 9 student at Seycove Secondary Community School. She is an Honour Roll student with Distinction, and a CLASS award recipient- for her displays of Consideration, Leadership, Achievement, Sportsmanship, and Scholarship. She loves both Broadway and the outdoors, and is especially passionate about horses. Not only is she a first level National Dressage rider, but also a star musical theatre performer. In addition, Brianna finds time to help out at the Caulfield Veterinarian clinic.
Kurt Grossman is a first year engineering student at the University of Victoria. Besides being an outstanding student, Kurt is also a member of the University of Victoria’s Vike swim team. He has had his mettle tested in a training camp in Colima, Mexico and competed at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championship swim meet in Halifax. Outside of the swim season, he leads a weight/cross-training group to maintain his level of competitive conditioning.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural 2006 winners as follows:
Judd Skarpnes Grossman is a grade 9 student at Prince Rupert Secondary School. Judd is enrolled in the French Emersion Program and is an honor roll student with a 93% average. He enjoys theatre and excels in swimming, basketball, volleyball and soccer. He also finds time to volunteer in several activities in the community.
Claudia M. Richard is an honor roll graduate (3 consecutive years) of Rockridge Secondary School in West Vancouver. She is currently a student at UBC. Claudia is an outstanding young lady who maintains a high academic standard while actively involved in sport. She has won many awards for her considerable accomplishments. She maintains active involvement in service to her school and community.