All scholarships require students to fill out an application form. Each scholarship application must be completed and submitted by a specific deadline date. Ask an Academic Advisor for assistance if you need help. Ultimately, students are responsible for ensuring their applications are complete and submitted on time.
All students in their Grade 12 year are eligible. Financial need is the main criteria and students must be attending a BC Post Secondary Institution.
Coast Capital Savings “Youth Get it-Standing Tall Award” DEADLINE:
This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support.
- Standing Tall Award
Applications: Coast Capital Savings Standing Tall Scholarship 2019
2019 YGI Education Awards Application
Royal Roads University Scholarship – – – – – DEADLINE: Check each award for date.
There are a variety of scholarships and bursaries available to you as a Royal Roads student to help towards funding your education. External Awards are scholarships and bursaries to encourage students from the community to attend Royal Roads. Internal awards are intended for current students.
- Awards in General: http://www.royalroads.ca/financial-aid-awards/awards
- External Awards: http://www.royalroads.ca/financial-aid-awards/external-awards
Constable Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship – – – – – DEADLINE: June 30
The Commission will award the $2000 scholarship annually to a post-secondary student based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, community service record, and an expressed interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Provincial Scholarships, Grants, Bursaries & Awards – – – – – DEADLINE: June 30
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 receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.
- Provincial Scholarships Program
The program recognizes student achievement and encourages students to pursue post-secondary education.
- International Education Scholarships and Awards
The Ministry of Education provides international education scholarships and awards to:
- Promote the development of intercultural knowledge and skills for B.C. students and teachers
- Develop and strengthen relationships with foreign partners
- Promote the recruitment of French language and French immersion teachers to B.C.
- B.C. Training & Education Savings Grant
B.C. Government will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG).
M’akola “Judy Bourne” Scholarship – – – – – DEADLINE: May 10
Scholarship will be awarded to Indigenous youth enrolled in Grade 12 who plan to attend a recognized post-secondary institution. Please find the M’akola Development Services’ Judy Bourne Scholarship fillable PDF application attached. We have six awards available, at $1,600 each.
- Website: http://makoladevelopment.com/awards/
Moms and Mentors – – – – – DEADLINE: May
- Website: https://momsandmentorssociety.ca/history/
- Phone Maureen Hobbs 250-478-6658 for Application (Requirement: Single parents only / Mom as primary care giver)
Must be a graduating student who displays good citizenship and social responsibility at school and in the community. The student must be planning to enter the field of environmental studies.
PAC Elementary School Scholarships/Bursaries – – – – – DEADLINE: Various
Awards for students who attended an elementary school in Sooke School District No. 62. Various awards are available. Check with your elementary school to see what awards offered.Various due dates but many are in April
- Website for Sooke District Elementary Schools: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/schools/elementary/
PAC Westshore Centre for Learning & Training – – – – – DEADLINE: April 30
- Website: http://www.westshorecentre.com/
- Application: Scholarship Application 2019
- Westshore Students should contact the Academic Advisor for details.
Royal Canadian Legion #91 (761 Station Road) – – – – – DEADLINE: June 25 and 30, 2019
- Website: https://rcl91.ca/
- Branch Bursary Application (Deadline June 30, 2019):
- Sir Percy Lake Memorial Scholarship (Deadline June 25, 2019):
Sooke Principals’ and Vice Principals’ Award (SPVPA) – – – – – DEADLINE: May 6
All WestShore students are eligible to apply. Strong academic standing, leadership abilities, and noteworthy service:
- Scholarship A– noteworthy accomplishments selected from fine arts, service and athletics.
- Scholarship B– High overall academic standing and Excellence in one other area selected from fine arts, service, leadership and athletics. One application covers eligibility for both A and B
Sooke Teachers Association Scholarship (STA) – – – – – DEADLINE: March 13
Requires resume, references, post-secondary plans and an interview.
- Website: https://sooketeachers.org/460-2/
- Application Form: https://sooketeachers.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/STA-Scholarship-Application-2020-1.pdf
Awards for Aboriginal Students
Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society – – – – – DEADLINE: March 31
BC Principals’ and Vice Principals Association – – – – – DEADLINE: September 20
BCPVPA has 2 scholarships will be awarded to Aboriginal students and up to 8 scholarships are reserved to other graduating students.
BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) – – – – – DEADLINE: Feb 28/ Each Year
BC Electrical Association (BCEA) Scholarship and Bursary – – – – – DEADLINE: July 31/ Each Year
Website: http://bcea.bc.ca/scholarship_bursary.php Applications will be available on April 1, each year
Scholarships are available to dependents of personnel of BCEA member companies in good standing, up to a max of two scholarships per Member Company. The employee of the BCEA member company must live and work in British Columbia. Students are not required to attend school in B.C. Applicants applying for a BCEA scholarship and pursuing a career in the electrical or electrical engineering will also qualify for the $1,000 Tommy Haddock Scholarship.
BCGEU – – – – – DEADLINE: April 28
Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution in 2018.
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) – – – – – DEADLINE: Various, Please Check Website
There are a variety of scholarships available for students entering BCIT.
August 5, 2020 (for programs starting between April and November 2020)
January 6, 2021 (for programs starting between December 2020 and March 2021)
BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association Award (BCPVPA) DEADLINE: Sept 20
BC School Trustees Association Award (BCSTA) DEADLINE: March 4
BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association DEADLINE: Feb 28/ Each Year
Betty Spalton Scholarship
BEACON COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM DEADLINE: May 1
Award amount: Up to 4 awards of $1,500 each
Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be graduating from secondary school in the geographic area covered by SD 61, 62, 63 or 64
Cmolik Foundation Scholarship
Cmolik Foundation Scholarship Info 2019_Due Feb 15, 2019
Camosun College Foundation
Check Website for application dates – Multiple bursaries throughout the year.
Knowledge First Foundation Deadline: May 1, 2020
Pensinsula Co-op Entrance Award Deadline: May 1, 2020
Shirley & Harvey Pinch Entrance Award Deadline: May 1, 2020
Centre for Sport and Exercise Education
Canadian Scholarships Trust (CST) DEADLINE: not available
Karthiha Guruparan and Bill Winsor, our Scholarships recognize and reward graduating high school students who are academically gifted, well-rounded, and pursuing their first undergraduate commerce, finance, business program at a recognized post-secondary institution.
Canadian Tourism College DEADLINE: not available
For students pursuing a career in the hospitality and tourism field
Clean Energy BC Student Scholarship DEADLINE: May 14 2020
For students pursuing a career in Clean Energy
Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Association DEADLINE: April 1
Darryl Corrigall Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Application c/o Secretary Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Association
3215 Metchosin Road, Victoria BC, V9C 2A4
CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
CUPE 459 https://459.cupe.ca/files/2017/12/CUPE-459-Bursary-Application-2018.pdf Deadline Apr. 27
CUPE BC Scholarship http://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_bc_scholarships DEADLINE: July 4
Huli’tun Health Society DEADLINE: not available
Jim Hebdon Chemistry Bursary DEADLINE: April 27
Kwantlen Polythechnic University Major Entrance Scholarship Deadline: March 28
LookingGlass Scolarship DEADLINE: July 5
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) DEADLINE: August 4
Overwaitea Food Group Diversity Scholarship DEADLINE: May 1
For students “who are over the age of 19 years, and have been permanent wards of the Superintendent of Family and Child Service in the Ministry of Social Services and Housing (or its successors), and who meet the criteria deemed appropriate by the Trustee.”
Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund
Public Guardian and Trustee Application
Reid Kyfiuk Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE: April 15
Reid Kyfiuk Memorial Scholarship 2018-19
ReMax “Quest For Excellence” Bursary Deadline: March 11
Go to: About RE/MAX > In The Community > Quest for Excellence
Ron Warder Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE: April 15
Ron Warder Memorial Scholarship 2018-19
The Rotary Club of Sooke
The Rotary Club of Sooke offers two annual scholarships of $2000 to students graduating from Grade 12 and living in Sooke. The Stewart Youngson Academic Scholarship is for students entering a degree program at a recognized1 university or college. The Faith Jacobson Vocational Scholarship is for students entering a trades or technical program at a recognized college or trade institute. The scholarships are awarded following proof of registration with $1000 paid in the first year and a further $1000 paid on successful completion of first year and on proof of registration in second year. The scholarship must be initiated within 24 months from the time of being awarded.
Student Aid BC 1-800-561-1818 Dates: Various
This is large site with many opportunities for students looking for financial assistance as well as opportunities for students with disabilities and/or youth in care to apply for scholarships and loans. The site provides several links that help with career planning and financial assistance.
Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) DEADLINE: April 15
Western Communities Foundation Inspirational Award DEADLINE: June 8
This $750 award is not a scholarship for high academic achievement; it is for a student, who intends to seek further training or education to become a productive citizen, AND:
- who has displayed outstanding community and/or school spirit as an organizer, participant, or volunteer; and /or
- who has demonstrated inspirational conduct, whether an act of heroism or leadership in a crisis, and/or
- who has overcome adversity (mental/physical disability, financial hardship, family issues).
The student may be nominated by any member of the school teaching staff, support or administrative staff, or by the school parent-council.
The Western Communities Foundation Certificate is to be given at the time of your school’s scholarship and awards presentations. Please note that there is a limit on the number of bursaries given in 2018, so please complete the nomination as soon as possible.
The Adoptive Families Association of BC is pleased to announce our 2019 Youth Bursary Applications are now live on our website! The intention of our $1,000 bursaries are to provide funding that will assist in covering costs of tuition and/or costs directly related to the post-secondary programs (vocational, trade or academic post-secondary program, at an accredited BC institution) for youth in/from foster care in BC, or who have been adopted.
- The Howard Legacy Youth Fund was established with a donation from Peggy Howard in 2012, and is made available to applicants who are current or former youth in care.
- The AFABC Youth Bursary was established in 2014, with funding from the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and accepts applications from youth who have joined their family by legal adoption.
- For more information about our bursaries and eligibility criteria, and to view each application, visit our bursaries webpage:https://www.bcadoption.com/bursary?fbclid=IwAR0wes26Aa4t8kQVEV6jYsTS3bEx4Bp0mb9f8r3XcP_8upyo-JNGyCMd1HQ
Ministry of Education Awards:
There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners will have demonstrated community service, both inside and outside their schools, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. They will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use for post-secondary tuition.
For the 2015/16 school year, 3000 top 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.
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. Beginning in the 2015/16 school year, winners will receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. ***See more detailed information on previous pages.
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (PTES) is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Each recipient will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use towards tuition in their teaching program at a designated BC post-secondary institution.
The Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) provides skill development through practical, hands-on work experience.
Students enrolled in these courses go to work and attend high school at the same time. That means they have found an employer who is willing to take them on (and pay them) as an apprentice – at least until their high school graduation. School counsellors may be able to offer help with this step.
Students that are 15 or older can enrol in this program – they must also formally register with the Industry Training Authority as Youth Apprentices. Successful completion of the program earns students 16 credits towards graduation. Some may also qualify for the SSA Scholarship – a $1000 award given to students for sustained and exceptional work as an apprentice.
Students may also use the following platform to find further scholarships: ScholarTree: https://scholartree.ca/