Scholarships Bursaries

Scholarships Bursaries

British Columbia Student Awards and Scholarships

There are a variety of awards and scholarships available through the Ministry of Education.  An outline of the awards is noted below, and detailed descriptions can be found in the Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program.

Student Loans

Accessing Exam Results

To access your exam results, go to Ministry of Education Exam Results.  To look up your exam results you will need your PEN (Personal Education Number) found on your transcript or any report card. 

District / Authority Scholarships

There are 5500 District/Authority Scholarships distributed across school districts and independent school authorities that recognize graduating B.C. students for excellence in their chosen area of interest or strength. Winners will receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.

Students can submit an application for this scholarship through their school counsellor.

Due date for this application is May 1st, 2023 by 3 pm. 

District Authority Award Reference Form

To win a scholarship, a student must apply and:

  • Meet criteria determined by the local scholarship committee, which requires a student to demonstrate outstanding achievement in any of the following focus areas:  
    • Indigenous Languages and Culture, demonstrated at school or in the community
    • Fine Arts (e.g., Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)
    • Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (e.g., Business Ed, Technology Ed, Home Economics, Information Communication Technology)
    • Physical Activity (e.g., Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical Education)
    • International Languages from the International Languages curriculum or External Assessments, including AP and IB courses 
    • Community Service (Volunteer Activity), which includes awareness of local, global, and cultural issues
    • Technical and Trades Training (e.g., Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cook Training) 
  • Fulfil the B.C. graduation requirements of either the 2018 Graduation Program or the Adult Graduation Program by August 31st of the student’s graduating year
  • Have not previously received a District/Authority Award or a District/Authority Scholarship

School District No. 73 District Scholarships

To qualify for the SD No.73 Scholarships, Bursaries & Community Awards, applicants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:

  1. Graduate from a School District No.73 Secondary School
  2. Meet the academic requirements for the awards you are applying for
  3. Submit the Financial Need Statement if you are applying for the BURSARIES
  4. Submit a personal letter of application addressing:
  • Future goals and objectives
  • School involvement
  • Community involvement
  • Athletic and/or Fine Arts involvement
  • Specific requirements for individual awards **unless a separate letter is required

    5. Enclose TWO letters of recommendation

Due date for this application is May 1st, 2023 by 3 pm. Application forms coming soon.

BC Achievement Scholarships

Students do not need to apply for this award. Each year the B.C. graduates with the highest cumulative average based on courses required for graduation (both required and elective) are eligible to receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.

The Ministry will determine recipients based on students’ achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy Graduation Program requirements (including elective courses). Grad Transitions will not be included. A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for awarding the BC Achievement Scholarship.Recipients must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Fulfil graduation requirements of the Graduation Program by August 31st of the student’s graduating year.
  • Attain a "B" (73% or above) or better average in their Language Arts 12 course:
    • English 12
    • Communications 12
    • Français langue premiere 12, or
    • English 12 First Peoples

A student can receive only one BC Achievement Scholarship in their lifetime.

BC Excellence and Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarships

Online applications are available now and accepted from 2022-2023 graduating students for one of 55 BC Excellence and 20 Pathway to Teacher Education scholarships.  Recipients receive a scholarship voucher worth $5,000 for tuition at a designated post-secondary institution or B.C. authorized trades training provider (Excellence) or approved K–12 teaching program in B.C. (Pathway).  Online applications are due February 15, 2023, 2:59 pm PST. Contact with any questions. 

Other Scholarships and Bursaries Resources
BCSTA Scholarships

Graduating public school students who have displayed exemplary citizenship and are residents of B.C. are welcome to apply for BCSTA's Student Citizenship Scholarship.

For 2023 we are offering three scholarships for $750 each. The deadline is February 28. Learn more.

BCSSA Student Scholarships

The British Columbia School Superintendents Association will award six regional scholarships to students planning to pursue post-secondary studies. Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship must be currently enrolled in their final year of studies at a public secondary school in British Columbia and expected to graduate in June 2022. One winner will be chosen from each of the six BCSSA provincial chapters (Fraser Valley, Kootenay-Boundary, Metro, Vancouver Island, Northern, Thompson-Okanagan). Each winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. For complete details, please download the PDF from the link below.

Applications must be submitted by email before Thursday, March 31st, 2022, at noon to:

2022 Scholarship Details and Application Form (PDF)

BCIT Entrance Awards

More than $450,000 of awards are available for incoming students. Get rewarded for your hard work. Learn more.

Application deadlines:

April 15, 2023

For programs starting between May 2023 and December 2023.

October 1, 2023

For programs starting between January 2024 and April 2024.

Future Bright Program

Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (also known as EFry) is sharing information about Future Bright, a free program that helps families with net income of less than $48,535 access up to $3,200 in education savings grants that are available to fund their child’s education after high school.  The said grants are in addition to child benefits, bursaries, scholarships, and other incentives that eligible children may qualify for.

Save-On-Foods and UFCW Local 1518

Joint Diversity Scholarship

Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to applicants who have promoted diversity awareness and acceptance in their community.

Application deadline is May 1, 2023. Learn more.

Wanjara Nomad Collections Scholarships

Wanjara Nomad Collections is offering five scholarships worth $1,300 each to support post-secondary education for grade 12 students in British Columbia who will be attending a post-secondary institution in September 2023. Learn more.

Secondary School Apprenticeship Scholarships

These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating secondary school apprentices who:

  • Have been registered in a school district Secondary School Apprenticeship Program (SSA) prior to graduation,
  • Successfully complete SSA 11A, SSA 11B, SSA 12A, and SSA 12B (Please note: In 2017-2018 these course codes changed to: MWRK 11A, MWRK 11B, MWRK 12A, and MWRK 12B),
  • Maintain a C+ average or better in their Grade 12 numbered courses, and
  • Reported a total of at least 900 hours to the ITA within six months of graduation.

There is no need to apply for Secondary School Apprenticeship Scholarships.  All students who meet the criteria for the Scholarship are automatically considered for the award.

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