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All scholarships require students to fill out an application form. Each scholarship application must be completed and submitted by a specific deadline date.  Please reach out to Lana Vogelaar at lvogelaar@sd62.bc.ca for assistance with any applications.  Ultimately, students are responsible for ensuring their applications are complete and submitted on time.

Local Featured Awards

Ken Michel Memorial Scholarship for Carpentry
Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to Aboriginal students from BC who are interested in studying Carpentry at the post-secondary level. You also must create a ScholarTree account to access it.
Deadline: October 26, 2021    To apply – Click Here

The Launchpad Scholarship by Tundra Technical” $1500 (x5) 
For female identifying or non-binary students in grades 10 to 12 interested in studying a STEM-related program.  The scholarship provider, Tundra Technical Solutions is also hosting a mentor/mentee event for these students on Oct 26th.
Deadline: November 15, 2021   To apply – Click Here

Tom Finnie Indigenous Trades Bursary  
This bursary is in memory of Tom Finnie and in recognition of his commitment to his community and the communities he served.  Students wishing to be considered for one of the bursaries will need confirm that they are of indigenous ancestry and are entering a trades program within 2 years of receiving the award.  Six bursaries are awarded within BC in the amount of $2,500 each.
Deadline: November 30th, 2021   To apply  – Click Here

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
This award is open to students of all abilities. Recipients are selected for their dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox, their courage in overcoming obstacles, and definite marks of distinction and persistence in the pursuit of excellence in academic, athletic, and civic life. These students are involved in activities or organizations that improve human welfare, make a difference, and have a positive impact on their community and others.
Deadline: December 1st, 2021 (applications available November 1st)  To apply – Click Here

“Give Her Wings” Educational Award – Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore 
The Give Her Wings Award was created by Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore to assist young women who have transitioned out of the Foster Care system in British Columbia with furthering their education.  This $1500 Educational Award can be used to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, tuition and transportation.
Deadline: December 1st, yearly   To apply – Click Here

Beedie Luminaries Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist resilient BC students who face financial adversity and who have the academic readiness to advance their education, achieve their dreams, and inspire others.
Deadline: January 13, 2022 at 9am   To apply – Click Here

Sooke Teachers Association Scholarship (STA) 
Requires resume, references, post-secondary plans and an interview.
Deadline: March 11    To apply – Click Here

Rocky Point Bird Observatory Award
Three scholarships of $500.00 will be presented to graduating, full-time high school students of School Districts 61, 62 and 63 who intend to pursue a career that supports bird and/or environmental conservation. Please note that use of these funds is not restricted to post-secondary costs and may be used to further learning in a conservation-related activity
Deadline: March 31st,2022    To apply – Click Here

West Shore Community Response Network
One award of $250.00 for a graduating, full-time high school student of School District 62, who intends to pursue a career that supports the elderly and/or the aging process. The award can be used towards post-secondary costs or to further learning in a care-giving career.  Applicant must submit cover letter, two letters of recommendation and a resume.
Deadline: March 31st,2022    To apply – Email Lana V (lvogelaar@sd62.bc.ca) for more info.

BC Aboriginal Student Award (Victoria Foundation)
$1000-$5000 (multi-year) for Indigenous students pursuing trades training, apprenticeship, diploma, certificates, degree or post-degree programs.
Deadline: March; Program will open January 2022  To apply – Click Here

Horatio Alger Vocational & Technical Education Scholarships
Twenty-five scholarships valued at $3000 each are awarded to eligible students who have completed high school; be enrolled in a technical degree/certificate program in Fall that will lead to employment; demonstrated critical financial need; demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity; be a Canadian citizen.
Deadline: March (2021/22 applications not available yet) To Apply – Click Here

The West Shore RCMP Community Policing Advisory Committee Scholarships
1) The “Helping Profession” Scholarship – $500.00 will be awarded to a student who is entering into an accredited post-secondary institution and studying in a field of, but not limited to: policing; nursing, social work; justice studies, firefighting, or counselling. 
2) The “Full Potential” Scholarship – $1000.00 will be awarded to a student in recognition of their ability to overcome adversity and who plans to pursue a post-secondary education in an accredited institute.
​For more information: CPAC Scholarships Opportunities
Deadline: April 1st, yearly   To apply –  Click Here

Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Association
Any grade 12 students graduating from a secondary school, or person under the age of 21, who has resided within the City of Colwood for at least 5 years at the time of graduation. The candidate must have performed Volunteer service within the past five years at date of application. Preference may be given to immediate family of a Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Association member.
Deadline: April 1st, yearly   To apply – 
Click Here

District Authority Scholarships
These scholarships recognize graduating B.C. students for excellence in their chosen area of interest. Winners will receive a $1250 voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. There are seven categories to apply to: Fine Arts, Applied Skills, Physical Activity, International Languages, Community Service, Indigenous Language & Culture, and Technical and Trades Training. You are encouraged to submit your application online.  Voucher is valid for up to 5 years.
Deadline: noon April 14    To apply – Sign in to Google Classroom using your own district GAFE account with class code: 6n232hk

Coast Capital Savings “Standing Tall Award”
43 awards of $3500 each are open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health issues, family issues, personal loss and lack of supports.
Deadline: noon April 14    More info – Click Here  To apply – Sign in to Google Classroom using your own district GAFE account with class code: 6n232hk

Monk Office Scholarship
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.
Deadline: noon April 14    More info – Click Here  To apply – Sign in to Google Classroom using your own district GAFE account with class code: 6n232hk

Constable Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship
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.
Deadline: Last Friday of April  To apply – Click Here

BC Housing – Education Awards Program
The Education Awards Program, through bursaries ranging from $500-$1000, helps individuals living in subsidized housing pursue their educational goals and make positive changes for themselves and their families.
Deadline: 2:00pm, April 30th, yearly   To apply – Click Here

M’akola “Judy Bourne” Scholarship
Scholarships and bursaries will be awarded to students of Indigenous ancestry. Also Tom Finnie Indigenous Trades Bursary (deadline Nov 30)
and M’akola Housing Society Bursary (deadline Oct 15)
Deadline:  May 13    To apply – Click Here

Rotary Club of Victoria Harbourside
Seven different scholarships will be awarded, with one to a student of Indigenous ancestry and one to a student who has a hearing or speech impairment or will be pursuing a career in speech pathology or audiology.
Deadline:  May 31    To apply – Click Here

Sooke Principals’ and Vice Principals’ Scholarship (SPVPA)
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.
Deadline:  May 10    To apply – Click Here

Westshore Arts Council Fine Arts Scholarship
For high school students planning to pursue a career in the Fine arts including: Visual, Music, Dance, Theatre, Film, Literary, Digital and others. If a student is learning an art from an elder or other person instead of attending an institution, they can take the information through a letter explaining this teaching.

Deadline:  June 10    To apply
Click Here

Moms and Mentors
Phone Maureen Hobbs 250-478-6658 for Application (Requirement:  Single parents only / Mom as primary care giver)
Deadline: Call for more info. Website: https://momsandmentorssociety.wordpress.com/

BC Principals’ and Vice Principals Association
2022 Application will be available in early 2022.
BCPVPA has 2 scholarships will be awarded to Indigenous students and up to 8 scholarships are reserved to other graduating students.
Deadline: to be announced  To apply – Click Here

Other Scholarship Opportunities
Royal Bay High School has a great Scholarship Opportunities site with loads of information about local scholarships. It’s worth checking out. Please contact Lana Vogelaar for support with applications instead of the contacts on this site.