Provincial Scholarships Program
The Ministry of Education offers the following scholarship oportunities to recognize student achievement and encourage students to pursue post-secondary education.
The BC Achievement Scholarship recognizes broad achievement in courses required for graduation and will be awarded to the top 8,000 graduates per year in the province. The Ministry will determine recipients based on achievement in Grades 10, 11 and 12 courses that satisfy the graduation program requirements, including eective courses. Grad Transitions will not be included. Students do not need to apply for this scholarship.
The BC Excellence Scholarship recognizes 55 well-rounded BC graduates who have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their community, and have shown aptitude and commitment to a career path. Only one nominee selected by the school may apply for this scholarship. The application process has been simplified; nominees apply directly to the Ministry with verification from their principals.
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC’s nine Faculties of Education.
The application deadline for the BC Excellence and Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarships is now February 15, 2018.
The District/Authority Scholarships are awarded to 5500 students 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 receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. Students should talk to their counsellor for more information on how to apply for this scholarship.
For more information on the above scholarships, please visit the Ministy of Education Scholarship Website.