Below is some information regarding scholarships. It can be quite a bit to take in and overwhelming. If you want information about scholarships and need assistance and help, PLEASE ASK! We would love to support you and your post-secondary goals! Scholarships are a fantastic way to help lessen the financial burden of attending post secondary institutions. Contact the school counselors and/or an administrator, or inquire at the front office for direction and support!
Provincial Scholarship Program
- BC Excellence Scholarships
- BC Achievement Scholarships
- District / Authority Scholarships
- Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships (ending 2015/16 school year)
- Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarships
- Passport to Education (Redemption only)
- Redeem Your Scholarship Voucher
- Replace a Lost or Damaged Scholarship Voucher
Basic Eligibility Requirements
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) at the time of registration in the school year for which the scholarship is awarded
- Must be a B.C. resident. Citizenship information is taken from TRAX. Incomplete or incorrect data in the citizenship field could affect a student’s eligibility for a scholarship
- Must be (or have been at the time of receipt) enrolled in, or registered as a home schooler with:
- A British Columbia public school (including Distance Learning schools), or
- A Group 1, 2, or 4 British Columbia Independent School, or
- A Continuing Education Centre
Entrance Awards For universities, college and career training programs
Each institution has its own special selection of scholarships and bursaries:
- UVic Student Awards and Financial Aid – General Information http://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/
- UVic Entrance Scholarships http://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/entrance-scholarships/index.php
- VIU Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries http://www.viu.ca/financialaid/about.asp
- VIU Scholarship application information http://www.viu.ca/FinancialAid/applications.asp
- VIU Entrance Scholarship On-line Application – http://www.viu.ca/FinancialAid/documents/App-Mar14Awards.pdf
Other Scholarship Resources to search through for money:
Student Aid (Student Loans)
Most post-secondary programs and courses have tuition or fees associated with them. Additional education expenses can also include textbooks, stationery supplies, uniforms or specialized tools. You will need to plan and budget to afford these costs. Most students use employment income, savings, assets and support from family members to pay for their post-secondary education. Additional options include grants, loans and awards like scholarships or bursaries.
StudentAid BC is able to help you navigate funding options and build a plan to finance your education.
Check out the most current grad planner which came out in 2018, but applies even to today (2021/2022). This will be updated if a new planner is updated over the summer. Any issues or concerns about your graduation plan, contact your school counselor!