Finding Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
Local Scholarships and Awards:
Every year, Bulkley Valley businesses, groups, organizations, clubs, and individuals donate money in the form of scholarships and awards for graduates of School District 54. Selections are based on a variety of criteria which may include marks, merit, affiliation or financial need. There are two pathways to access local scholarships:
- FILING CABINET SCHOLARSHIPS
There is a yellow form online and in the counselling office that lists the names of the scholarships, the criteria and the due date (month only).Click on this link to view our Local Scholarships for 2019-2020
Individual application forms for specific scholarships can be found in the filing cabinet in the Counselling office. Students are encouraged to start looking through these early and often. Sign up for an appointment with a counsellor if you would like help with this.
2. COMMON APPLICATION
The Common Application form is a one-stop-shop for scholarships and bursaries. Filling out this application qualifies you for over 30 local scholarships from organizations in and around the Bulkley Valley. Listen for announcements as this scholarship becomes available in the counselling office in early April. Listen to announcements and check in the counselling office
These awards recognize excellence in non-academic fields. Awards are given in the following areas: Indigenous Languages and Culture, Fine Arts, Applied Skills, Physical Activity, International Languages, Community Service, and Technical and Trades Training.
This is a comprehensive application process that requires a presentation in front of a panel, a reflective essay and a supportive letter from a teacher.
District/Authority Awards applications are available from the previous year in the counselling office if you’d like to take a look and start preparing for the presentation, however, currently application forms are not available until early April of each year.
Institution of Study:
Every post-secondary institution has its own scholarship and awards program. When you decide which post-secondary you will be applying to, check their website (usually under "financial aid") and/or school calendar. Most institutions make an effort to post their scholarships and awards well ahead of deadlines. Please note, some of the school scholarships and awards will require separate application forms.
Other Ministry of Education Provincial Program Scholarships:
The BC Provincial Scholarships Program recognizes student achievement in a wide variety of areas. In addition to the provincial exam scholarships (see above) and the District/Authority scholarships (see above), the Ministry of Education scholarship program also includes the following scholarships:
Secondary School Apprenticeship Scholarships:
Students registered as a youth apprentice with the ITA and who meet the eligibility criteria can qualify for a $1000 scholarship. These scholarships are awarded automatically-- there is no need to apply.
Many scholarships, bursaries, and awards are from union or employer groups, professional organizations, special interest groups, etc. Although there is no “master list” of scholarships out there, there are many scholarship databases that students can use to help them find scholarship opportunities. Good places to start your search:
Below you will find some scholarships that are available to you. They are sorted by deadline date range.
Click on the link to verify the scholarship deadline