There are a variety of awards and scholarships available through the Ministry of Education. An outline of the awards are noted below, and detailed descriptions can be found in the Handbook Procedures for the Graduation Program – Chapter 6.
To offset the cost of future tuition fees, Grade 10 and 11 students can earn $250 each school year, based on academic and non-academic achievements. Check with your school for specific requirements. Grade 12 students may be eligible to earn a $500 Passport stamp.
The Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships reward graduating students in BC for academic excellence in their provincial examinations from Grades 10 to 12. These $1,000 awards and $2,500 (to the top 20 students only) awards can be redeemed when a student enters a designated post-secondary institution and must be redeemed within five years from September 30 of the student's graducation year.
The Ministry of Education provides 5,500 awards pro-rated to school districts based on each district’s September 30th Grade 12 enrolment. These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating students who meet the criteria determined by the local District Scholarship Committee, which requires a student to demonstrate superior achievement in any of the following areas:
An equitable distribution should be made across the four areas. Committee criteria must ensure that the winning candidates have been cumulatively evaluated in the courses chosen for presentation to the committee, and satisfy other criteria which may include factors such as attendance, punctuality, work habits and cooperation.
The $1,000 award amount consists of a $500 cheque and a $500 voucher that can be used toward a student's post-secondary education tuition. Vouchers must be redeemed within five years from September 30 of the student's graduating year.
Please use the Dogwood District / Authority Awards – District Scholarship Program Application to apply.
These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating secondary school apprentices who:
There is no need to apply for Secondary School Apprenticeship Scholarships. All students who meet the criteria for the Scholarship are automatically considered for the award.
A number of district-wide scholarships are available to School District No. 73 students. Descriptions and criteria of all district scholarships and buraries is available in the Scholarship and Awards Description and Criteria handout. Please use the School District No. 73 Scholarship & Bursary Awards Application to apply for all District Awards. In addition, there are many scholarships available that are specific to each school or available through other sources. Information on these awards is also available in the AMAS Awards and Scholarships Database.
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To access your exam results, go to Ministry of Education Exam Results to look up your exam results. You will need your PEN (Personal Education Number) found on your transcript or any report card.