Ministry of Education - Scholarship Program

Provincial Scholarships Program (Link)

The Ministry of Education offers the following scholarship oportunities to recognize student achievement and encourage students to pursue post-secondary education.

BC Achievement Scholarships recognize the top 8,000 graduates in the province. The Ministry will determine recipients based on achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy B.C. Graduation Program requirements, including elective courses. Grad Transitions will not be included.  A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for determining winners, who receive a $1,250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.  Students do not apply for this scholarship.

There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners demonstrate service and leadership, both at school and in their communities. Winners also show aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. They will receive a $5,000 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.

Getting Started

You must be nominated by your secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship. Only one student from each school may be nominated. Please inquire at your school if you would like to be considered for nomination. You must confirm your nomination by having your school principal sign and date the BC Excellence Nomination Form (PDF).

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 $5,000 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 24, 2019.

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.  Based on the number of grade 12s in certain departments, Cambie teachers in the following areas will contact nominees with a nomination form: visual arts, music, drama, business, home economics, information technology, woodwork,  international languages, and physical activity.