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.

To win a scholarship, a student must apply and:

  • Meet the basic eligibility requirements
  • Meet criteria determined by the local scholarship committee, which requires a student to demonstrate outstanding achievement in any of the following areas:
    • Indigenous Languages and Culture, demonstrated at school or in the community
    • Fine Arts (e.g., Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)
    • Applied Skills (e.g., Business Ed, Technology Ed, Home Economics)
    • Physical Activity (e.g., Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical Education)
    • International Languages with Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) or External Assessments, including A.P. and I.B. courses
    • Community Service (Volunteer Activity), which includes demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness
    • Technical and Trades Training (e.g., Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cook Training)
  • Fulfil the B.C. graduation requirements of either the 2004 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

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

Applications are now being accepted from 2020-2021 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). Please share this information with your eligible students. Applications are due February 15, 2021. Contact scholarships@gov.bc.ca if you have any questions.


Student Financial Aid and Awards

BCIT is pleased to announce that the following Entrance Awards are available to students who are planning to attend the institute commencing April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

  • Up to 25 BCIT President’s Entrance Awards, available only to current High School students
    • Valued up to $4,000 each.
    • Deadline: Aug. 5, 2021
  • Over 100 additional BCIT Entrance Awards
    • Valued up to $6,000 each.
    • Deadlines: Aug. 5, 2021 and/or Jan. 6, 2022

More information about BCIT Entrance Awards and the application forms can be found at bcit.ca/finaid, or email sawards@bcit.ca for more information.


Other Scholarships and Bursaries Resources

Coast Capital Youth Education Awards 2021

Coast Capital Youth Education Awards applications open on March 1, 2021 for high-school students who have overcome significant challenges.

To learn more visit, coastcapitalsavings.com/awards

Application deadline can be found here.

Kamloops Triathlon Club Bursaries

KTC is offering $250 to junior and youth triathletes who:

  • Are in good standing with Triathlon BC and Kamloops Triathlon Club.
  • Have volunteered at one event this season.

Deadline to apply: Sept 15th 

For more information and how to apply contact:

kamloopstriathlonclub@gmail.com

 Cmolik Foundation

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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