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The Provincial Scholarships Program

The Provincial Scholarships Program is intended to recognize student achievement and encourage students to pursue post-secondary education. The program includes the BC Excellence Scholarship, the BC Achievement Scholarship, the District/Authority Scholarship, the Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and the Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship.

BC Excellence Scholarships

The BC Excellence Scholarship is a $5000.00 scholarship awarded to 55 students, 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. 

For Scholarship Criteria and Information visit the Ministry of Education website: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards/

BC Achievement Scholarships

The BC Achievement Scholarship is a $1250 scholarship that recognizes broad achievement in courses meeting the graduation program requirements. These scholarships are capped at 3000 awards for the 2015/2016 school year. The Ministry of Education will determine recipients based on students' achievement in Grades 10, 11 and 12 courses that satisfy the graduation program requirements (including elective courses). Graduation Transition will not be included. 

For Scholarship Criteria and Information visit the Ministry of Education website: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards/

District Authority Scholarships

The District /Authority Scholarships reward graduating students for excellence in their chosen field of interest or strength. These scholarships are intended to assist with tuition for post-secondary education. The Ministry will allocate 5500 scholarships pro-rated to school districts and independent school authorities based on each district's Sept. 30th Grade 12 enrollment. The scholarship is a $1250 voucher that can be used toward post-secondary education tuition. 

For Scholarship Criteria and Information visit the Ministry of Education website: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/district_authority_scholarships.htm

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarships

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (PTES) is a $5000 annual scholarship that recognizes exceptional Grade 12 students planning to enter the field of K-12 teaching. THE PTES will be awarded to 20 graduating students intending to enter a BC faculty of education program.Scholarship winner will be awarded a voucher to redeem upon entrance to one of BC's faculty of education programs.

For Scholarship Criteria and Information visit the Ministry of Education website: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards/

Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships

*The Ministry of Education is phasing out the Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships. The final allocation of this scholarship will be upon the graduation of Grade 12 students in the 2015/2016 school year. The Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships recognizes academic achievement in provincial examinations. These scholarships are capped at 5000 ($1250) and 20 ($2500) awards to top students based on their exam percentage scores.

For Scholarship Criteria and Information visit the Ministry of Education website: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards/