All scholarships require filling out an application form and are submitted by specific deadline dates. 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” Education Awards DEADLINE: April 20, 2018
Standing Tall Award – Standing Tall Scholarship 2018 (Application Form)
Beth Hutchinson Award
Colwood Rotary Scholarship DEADLINE: August 1, 2018
Provided to a WCLT graduate in need of financial assistance. Essay topic (any length) – “Service above Self” – For assistance with the essay topic/ instructions for essay please see Susan Coates or Carly Groot.
District Scholarship Awards 250-356-2443 DEADLINE: June 30, 2018
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.
M’akola “Judy Bourne” Scholarship DEADLINE: May 19, 2018
Application form: app_mds_judybournememorial
Please find the M’akola Development Services’ Judy Bourne Scholarship fillable PDF application attached. We have six awards available, at $1,600 each.
Moms and Mentors DEADLINE: May 1, 2018
Phone Maureen Hobbs 250-478-6658 for Application (Requirement: Single parents only / Mom as primary care giver)
Monk Office Scholarship DEADLINE: April 18, 2018
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: SD No. 62 Elementary Schools.
Various available- check with your elementary school if we do not have the one you are looking for in our file!
Various due dates but many are in April
PAC Westshore Centre for Learning & Training DEADLINE: April 30, 2018
Royal Canadian Legion #91 (761 Station Road) DEADLINE: June 8, 2018
Sooke Principals’ and Vice Principals’ Award (SPVPA) DEADLINE: May 1, 2018
(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 15, 2018
Requires resume, references, post-secondary plans and an interview.
BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) DEADLINE: not available
BC Electrical Association (BCEA) Scholarship and Bursary DEADLINE: July 31, 2018
Website: http://bcea.bc.ca/scholarship_bursary.php Applications will be available on April 1, 2018
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 29, 2018
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.
BCIT DEADLINE: August 5, 2018
There are a variety (over 50) of scholarships available for students entering BCIT.
BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association Award (BCPVPA) DEADLINE: not available
Applications for the 2017-18 school year will be posted in March 2018.
BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association DEADLINE: May 31, 2018
Betty Spalton Scholarship
Beacon Community Services Scholarship DEADLINE: May 1, 2018
Camosun College Foundation DEADLINE: not available
Applications will be available in May 2018
Knowledge First Foundation
Pensinsula Co-op Entrance Award
Shirley & Harvey Pinch Entrance Award
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
Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Association DEADLINE: April 1, 2018
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. 27/18
CUPE BC Scholarship http://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_bc_scholarships DEADLINE: August 15, 2018
Huli’tun Health Society DEADLINE: not available
Jim Hebdon Chemistry Bursary DEADLINE: April 27, 2018
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) DEADLINE: March 29, 2018
LookingGlass Foundation___________ DEADLINE: July 6, 2018
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) DEADLINE: August 4, 2018
Overwaitea Food Group Diversity Scholarship DEADLINE: May 1, 2018
Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance (PGT) DEADLINE: April 15, 2018
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.”
Reid Kyfiuk Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE: May 31, 2018 at noon
Scholarship Application Form 2017-2018
Ron Warder Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE: May 28, 2018 at 4pm
Scholarship Application Form
Sooke Fine Arts Society Visual Arts Award DEADLINE: May 28, 2018
Sooke Rotary Scholarship DEADLINE: May 31, 2018
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, 2018
Western Communities Foundation Inspirational Award DEADLINE: June 8, 2018
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.
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.
Awards for Aboriginal Students
Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society DEADLINE: March 31, 2018
Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians
Eligible if you Parent/ Guardian or Grandparent is currently or retired from the National Union of Public and General Employees –see list on application (government or health science services).
BCVPSP First Nations Students:
BC Principals’ and Vice Principals’ and Sooke Principals’ and Vice Principals’ have specific awards for First Nations students
Applications for the 2017-18 school year will be posted in March 2018.