March 27, 2020 Counsellor Update:
Hello students! We miss seeing you in the counselling office, looking for and asking questions about scholarships and bursaries. We are now in the process of uploading all of the scholarship and bursary applications here. At this time, please contact us by email if you need assistance.
Ms. Bachman & Ms. Brach
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.
1. FILING CABINET SCHOLARSHIPS **The hyperlinks to the individual applications (if available) can be found on the below link****
Common Application -please click here - This is 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.
3. DISTRICT AUTHORITY AWARDS **We are waiting to hear if this will still take place in May. We will update this page as soon as we hear.***
Click here for the link to the 2020 application.
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