University Scholarship Planning

British Columbia Provincial Scholarships

The BC Excellence Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to 55 students in the province, recognizing well-rounded graduates demonstrating community service and leadership, both inside and outside of their schools, as well as commitment and aptitude for their chosen career paths. Recipients should exemplify competencies such as communication and digital literacy; critical thinking and problem-solving; collaboration and leadership; personal and social responsibility; global and cultural understanding; and creativity and innovation. Each public and independent secondary school in BC may nominate one eligible student, who may then make an application for this scholarship through their school by the Feb. 15 deadline.

BC Achievement Scholarship: The top 8,000 BC graduates with the highest cumulative average based on courses required for graduation (both required and elective) are eligible to receive a $1,250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. No application is required. 

The Ministry will determine recipients based on students’ achievement in Grades 10, 11 and 12 courses that satisfy 2018 Graduation Program requirements (including elective courses). Grad Transitions will not be included. A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for awarding the BC Achievement Scholarship.

Recipients must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Fulfill graduation requirements of the 2018 Graduation Program by Aug. 31 of the student’s graduating year
  • Attain a B (73%) or better average in their Language Arts 12 course (i.e., English 12).

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding graduates in the province who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Each recipient will 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 approved programs. To be considered for this scholarship, students complete and submit their application directly to the ministry of Education by the Feb. 15 deadline.

To be eligible for any of the provincial scholarships, the student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) at the start of the school year and the student must be a BC resident.