PLEASE EMAIL ME AT sherrie.martens@sd41.bc.ca BY MONDAY JANUARY 22nd TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS AWARD. IF YOU ARE THE CHOSEN CANDIDATE, I WILL THEN HAVE YOU COMPLETE THE APPLICATION. Please read the application process thoroughly prior to sending the email. Good luck!

There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners will have demonstrated community service, both inside and outside their schools, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. They will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use for post-secondary tuition.

Students must be nominated for this scholarship by their school. If nominated, the student must submit the application (PDF) to their school, who will forward it to their school district.

A student cannot win both a BC Excellence Scholarship and a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship.

Nominees must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Be enrolled in or graduated from a B.C. Grade 12 graduation program
  • Be eligible for a BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) by August 31st of the school year in which they are nominated

Selection Criteria

Nominees’ applications will be assessed on the following criteria. Nominees must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Be in their graduating year, with graduation to occur by August 31 or sooner of the year in which they are nominated
  • Have at least a:
    • “B” (73% or above) in their Language Arts 11 final mark
    • “B” average in Grade 11 final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11, Math 11 and Social Studies 11, with no more than one “C+” (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)
  • Maintain a “B” average in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
  • Submit a resume
  • Provide two references, one from their community and one from their school
  • Provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) describing:
    • What lead them to their community service, volunteer activity, and/or leadership role
    • What they learned from this involvement
    • How these skills/experiences will benefit them in their chosen career path

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