May 1, 2020  Counsellor Update:

Hello students! We miss seeing you in the counselling office, looking for and asking questions about scholarships and bursaries. Our local scholarship and bursary applications are now available in the list below for download. Many organizations are extending application deadlines; we are regularly updating this website to reflect these changes. We encourage you to take advance of these extensions by continuing to complete and submit applications. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact us by email or phone. We will be glad to help.

Be well,

Ms. Bachman & Ms. Brach

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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

               Local Scholarships and Bursaries 2019-2020

Please click on the Award to access the pdf 

**Check the applications for specific due dates**

Award

Award Details

Amount

Deadline

Aboriginal Education Council – Academic Scholarship is awarded to the Aboriginal student with the highest academic achievement to support their post-secondary education.

$500

16 May

Aboriginal Education Council – Leadership Award is awarded to the Aboriginal student who has demonstrated leadership in their school and community as an Aboriginal Leader.

$500

16 May

BC Excellence Scholarships

BC Excellence Scholarship is awarded to one student nominated by each school.

Criteria:  Community Service, volunteer experience and leadership role.  Maintain a B average in Grade 11 and 12 courses.

$5,000

15 Feb

Bjorganic Music Scholarship is offered to grade 12 graduates who have been passionate about pursuing their musical abilities through the avenues of band, choir, private lessons, musical theatre, or other type of formal music education.

$500

15 May

Bulkley Woodlot Association Forestry Bursary is open to any graduating high school student in the Bulkley Valley or any resident of the Bulkley Valley enrolling in the first year of a post-secondary program. Priority given to students enrolling in a natural resources program.

$500

10 May

BV Band Boosters

Bulkley Valley Band Boosters' Bursary requirements:  enrollment in a music certification or diploma program that is approved by Student Aid BC.

$500

24 May

Mike Doogan-Smith Bursary requirements:  applicant must have been enrolled in a music class from the Grades of 8 - 12 (consecutively). 

$500

24 May

BC Cattlemen's Associationawards a bursary to a student entering first or second year post-secondary training.  Preference will be given to a student entering the field of agriculture or related studies.

$500

30 Apr

BV Community Arts Council Extended Study Awards are to assist full-time study in literary, visual, or performing arts.

Up to $1,500

31 Mar

BV Community Foundation Learning Awards

  • Fritz Pfeiffer adult Learning Awards

  • BVCF Grade 12 Learning Awards Wetzin’kwa

  • Grade 12 Learning Awards

Up to $2,000

15 May

Bulkley Valley Credit Union Bursary is based on financial need, future employment plans, and community involvement.  Academic excellence is not a prerequisite.

$1,000

1 May

B.V.D. Hospital Auxiliary Bursary

Junior Volunteer Bursary

New to You Store Bursary

  • Study in health care field, $500 per year up to 4 years.

  • 50 hrs. volunteering for the hospital auxiliary & going on in human medical field.

  • Continuing education in any field.

$2,000

$1,500

$1,000

Extended

to

30 Apr

BV Research Centre Scholarship

Application

Irving Fox Memorial Scholarship for Natural and Cultural Resources Research and Management is awarded to a student from Northwestern British Columbia or a student enrolled in, or entering, studies in natural and cultural resources research and/or management in Northwestern British Columbia.

$750 - $1,000

31 May

Bulkley Valley Rod & Gun Club Bursary is awarded to deserving student who meets the requirements

$500

31 Mar

Catholic Women’s League Bursary is awarded to a student who attended St. Joseph's School, Smithers, for at least three   Shows high academic standings and financial need.

$500

Extended to

15 Jun

CMTN Foundation CCP Completion Scholarships The CMTN Foundation CCP Completion Schollarships are available to students who have completed CMTN's Career & College Preparation program and are planning to attend CMTN in the fall Semester as a full-time student in an academic or trades foundation program. $750 30 Jun
CMTN Foundation High School Completion Scholarships The CMTN Foundation CCP Completion Scholarships are open to students who graduated high school during the current year, and intend to pursue an academic or trades program at CMTN in the fall semester. 4 X $750 30 Jun

COFI Forestry Scholarship

Online Application

COFI provides twelve $1,500 entrance scholarships to students enrolling at a post-secondary institution in a program leading to a career in the forestry industry.

12 X $1,500

5 Jun

CUPE Local 1570 Bursary is open to a child or grandchild of a Town of Smithers, Smithers Library, or Village of Telkwa employee and Local 1570 Union member.

$500

30 Apr

CUPE Local 2145Bursaries are available to a child or grandchild of all Local 2145 Union Members - one for a student attending Smithers Secondary School and one for a student attending Houston Secondary School that is graduating June 2020

$500

8 May

District/Authority Scholarship 

Program

Fine Arts Award - Dance, Drama, Music, Visual

$1,250

8 May

Indigenous Languages & Culture Award

International Languages Award

Physical Activity Award - Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics

Technical & Trades Training Awards - Automotive, 

Robotics, Coding, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Mechanics

Applied Design, Skills, Technologies - Business, Technology, Home Economics, Information communication Technology, 4-H

Community Service - Volunteer Activity

Gavin Grubb Environmental Education Bursary is awarded to an eligible graduating student of Smithers Secondary School (2019-2029), entering an environmental science field in September term.

$500

Extended to

30 May

Hy-Tech Drilling #1 - Mechanical Mind (Trade School)Scholarships are awarded to eligible students pursuing an educational path in welding, machining or mechanics will be considered priority applicants.  General admission students are also encouraged to apply.

$500

May

Hy-Tech Drilling #2 - Creative Arts Scholarships are awarded to eligible students pursuing education within the Creative Arts.

Jazz Band will be considered priority applicants.  General admission students are also encouraged to apply.

$500

May

Hy-Tech Drilling #3 – Left Lateral Leap (Innovative Thinking) Scholarships are awarded to eligible students pursuing an educational path which emphasizes innovative thinking will be considered priority applicants.  General admission students are also encouraged to apply.

$500

May

Interior News Business Bursariesfor any graduating student who will be pursuing a diploma, apprenticeship, certification or degree in Office Administration, Business Management, Tourism or a Trade Skill (e.g. Welding, Carpentry, Aircraft Maintenance).

2 X $300

11 Jun

NNW Foundation Scholarship

Online Application 

NNW Foundation provides scholarship awards for Grade 12 students in Northern BC demonstrating leadership, academic curiosity, creativity and drive.

2 X $1,500

31 May

Pacific Inland Resources Bursary Pacific Inland Resources Bursary is available to graduating students of a PIR employee.  $1500 1 May

QWI Bursary is open to applicants residing in the Quick or other rural Smithers area, will be attending university, college, or trade school program within two calendar years of graduation.

$300

2 Jun

Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 63 Bursary is open to eligible applicantswith affiliation to a parent or grandparent for the Royal Canadian Legion or Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary

$1,000

15 May

Poppy Fund Bursary Program:  Although others will be considered, preference will be given to children and grandchildren of veterans.

$1,000

&

$1,500

25 Apr

Ruth Harvey Memorial Art Scholarship is open to students pursuing post-secondary study in Visual Arts

$1,000

1 May

Order of the Royal Purple – Ladies Elks Bursary is open to graduating students furthering their education, working their way to their final goal

$750

15 Apr

Elks Bursary – is to assist students from Smithers, British Columbia, to further their education in any desired field of study.

30 Apr 

Smithers Lions Club Bursaries are open to graduating students entering a full-time trades program at a provincially recognized trade school answering the question, "Why I believe volunteering is so important to my community".

2 x $750

31 May

Smithers Minor Hockey Association Bursary is open to hockey players with long standing membership with SMHA.  Good academic record

$500

15 May

Smithers Pride Society Bursary

*New*

Smithers Pride Society Bursary is open to graduating students of SSS who have been active in 2SLGBTQ+ rights.

 $400

15 May

St. James Anglican Church Women Thrift Shop Non-Academic Bursary is open to graduating students attending a post-secondary program by January 1, following graduation.

$600

15 May

St. Joseph’s School Bursary is open to graduating studentswho attend Smithers Secondary School and have attended St. Joseph's School for a minimum of 4 years.

2 X $500

10 May

Renewable Resource Management Bursary - Students entering the field of Renewable Resource Management or one closely associated will be given preference.

$250

24 May

2.  COMMON APPLICATION  ***The deadline has been extended to May 15, 2020. Please send your completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.***

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 **- The Deadline has been extended until May 8th- applications can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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:

BC Excellence Scholarships

BC Achievement Scholarships

BC Pathway to Teacher Education 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.

Miscellaneous: 

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: 

 Scholarships Canada 

 Student Scholarships

 BC Scholarships (Student Guide for BC Students)

Scholartree

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

Provincial and National Scholarships/Bursaries