Bursary Information

2021 G.P. Vanier Bursary Program - Application Deadline, March 12 at 1 pm.
Special Application forms for GP Vanier Bursary Program:
- Special applications are only required if noted in the Vanier Bursary Booklet -
Cmolik Scholarship (Closed for 2021)
Who should apply?
Eligible applicants must:
• Be a resident of BC
• Have lived in Canada for a minimum of 7 years
• Plan to graduate from a BC secondary school
• Plan to attend and study full time at a post secondary university, college or trade school
• Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care)
• Have experienced adversity or hardship
• Have exhibited a good work ethic
• Have demonstrated financial need
• Evidence of leadership involvement
Apply here:
If you wish to be nominated by Vanier, please submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Hicker in Counselling by November 27th, 2020.
BC Excellence Scholarships (closed for 2021)
The BC Excellence Scholarship is awarded to 55 well-rounded high school graduates who have demonstrated service and leadership, both a school and in their communities, and who show aptitude for and commitment to their chosen career paths.
Recipients receive a $5,000.00 scholarship voucher that they can redeem with the Ministry of Education after they are attending a designated post-secondary institution or BC authorized trades training provider.
Students selected as conditional recipients of the BC Excellence scholarship must meet the following requirements by August 31 of their graduating year to be confirmed as a recipient and receive their scholarship voucher:
  • meet basic eligibility requirements;
  • be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma);
  • fulfill the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program;
  • be graduating in the same year the scholarship is awarded; and
  • have the following final marks.
    • Minimum “B” average in grades 11 and 12 courses required for graduation.
    • Minimum "B" (73% or above) in Language Arts 12.
    • Minimum “B” average, no more than one "C+" (67% or above), and no marks lower than “C+” in courses that fulfill graduation requirements for Science 11 or 12, Math 11, and Social Studies 11 or 12.
Note: students may apply for both the BC Excellence scholarship and the Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship but they can only be awarded one.   
Key Dates:
January 29, 2021:     Submit a letter of intro and resume to Ms. Hicker in counselling for school nomination.
February 15, 2021:    Nominated student application due.
Early June 2021:       Conditional recipients and their schools notified by email.
September 2021:     Conditional recipients checked against eligibility requirements.
Fall 2021:                    Paper scholarship vouchers mailed to confirmed recipients.
North Island College
In March of every year, North Island College offers hundreds of bursaries to students.  If you are planning on attending, you can access these awards at this link: https://foundation.nic.bc.ca/students
General Bursary Information
Many Universities and colleges often have their own bursary and scholarship programs available to students interested in attending their institution. Check out the website of the university or college you wish to attend or contact their student services for more information.