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.

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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. Application forms coming soon.

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.


Coast Capital Youth Education Awards: Standing Tall Award (1 award @ $3500.00)

Application due by April 14th, 2023. Application form coming soon.

Awarded to youth who have overcome adversity and have not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges such as poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support. 

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 will open late fall 2022 and be 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).  Applications are due in February 2023. Click on the links or contact scholarships for more information. 

Other Scholarships and Bursaries Resources
PEO STAR Scholarship - VSS Student Services

PEO STAR Scholarship - VSS Student Services

Application Form 2022

Application form can be submitted to:

Joy Dinsdale

C/O Valleyview Secondary School

1950 Valleyview Drive

Kamloops, BC

V2C 4C2

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)

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.

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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