There are a variety of awards and scholarships available through the Ministry of Education. An outline of the awards is noted below, and detailed descriptions can be found in the Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program – Chapter 6.
For the 2015/16 school year, 3000 top B.C. graduates with the highest cumulative average based on courses required for graduation (both required and elective) are eligible to receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.
The Ministry will determine recipients based on students’ achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy 2004 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.
A student can receive only one BC Achievement Scholarship in their lifetime.
This scholarship has been phased out. The final allocation was in the 2015/16 school year.
There are 5500 District/Authority Scholarships distributed across school districts and independent school authorities that recognize graduating B.C. students for excellence in their chosen area of interest or strength. Beginning in the 2015/16 school year, winners will receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.
Students can apply for this scholarship through their school district office or contact their school counsellor for information.
To win a scholarship, a student must apply and:
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 are 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. (The application form is being updated and will be online when the update is complete.) 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.
Student Aid BC provides information on applying for and monitoring your student loan.
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.