The Eric Andersen BCA Scholarship

2024 Winner

Ava Cortiula

The Blueridge Community Association awards a scholarship of $750 to a graduating student, residing in the community who has offered volunteer services. Preference may be given to applicants volunteering in the Blueridge/Seymour Heights neighbourhood.

The criteria for the award are:

  • Residence in the Blueridge neighbourhood; (Blueridge, Seymour Heights)
  • Graduation from a North Vancouver High School
  • Attendance at a program of post-secondary education in Canada (recognized institution)
  • Volunteer service in fields such as:
    • Sports
    • Environmental protection
    • Community beautification
    • Seniors
    • Youth
    • Persons with disabilities

Students may apply for the scholarship by completing and submitting an application form and writing a detailed description of the service they have provided and why the candidate should be considered (in 250 words or less).

Scholarship Application form

A candidate may also be nominated by a community member by writing a letter of nomination to the Scholarship Committee.

Applications are accepted starting in early March, when BCA members visit local schools and talk with counselors about the program.  The deadline for submissions is April 30.

Applications can be sent to:
Blueridge Scholarship
c/o 2554 Byron Road
North Vancouver, BC
V7H 1M2

The monies are presented to the successful candidate upon proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution in Canada.

For the curious: The scholarship was named after Eric Andersen because without his dedication and commitment the BCA would not have survived this long. The board wanted to honor and thank him for his service and effort.

Past Winners:

2023: Bella Caswell
2022: Maya Aubron-Albert
2021: Tom Terblanche
2020: Kate Bourdon
2019: Jordan Gorgounis
2018: Matthew Pollard
2017: Jacob Spieker
2016: Rose Holmes
2015: Courtney Whittred