Dogwood District / Authority Scholarships

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.  Independent school students should apply through their independent school authority.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Meet the basic eligibility requirements
  • Meet criteria determined by the local scholarship committee, which requires a student to demonstrate outstanding achievement in any of the following areas:
    • Indigenous Languages and Culture, demonstrated at school or in the community
    • Fine Arts (e.g., Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)
    • Applied Skills (e.g., Business Ed, Technology Ed, Home Economics)
    • Physical Activity (e.g., Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical Education)
    • International Languages with Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) or External Assessments, including A.P. and I.B. courses
    • Community Service (Volunteer Activity), which includes demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness
    • Technical and Trades Training (e.g., Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cook Training)
  • Fulfill the B.C. graduation requirements of either the 2004 Graduation Program or the Adult Graduation Program by August 31st of the student’s graduating year
  • Have not previously received a District/Authority Award or a District/Authority Scholarship


Preliminary Deadline: Friday, December 18th, 2015 


Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (PTES) is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Each recipient will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use towards tuition in their teaching program at a designated BC post-secondary institution.

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

A student applying for this scholarship must meet basic eligibility requirements and be:

  • In their graduation year with graduation to occur by August 31
  • Eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma)
  • Maintaining a ‘B’ average (73% or above) in all Grade 11 and 12 courses required for graduation
    • with no more than one Grade 12 mark at a ‘C+’ level (67% or above)
  • Showing evidence of commitment and aptitude for a teaching career in the K-12 system

Deadline March 31st, 2016


Passport to Education Program (Phased out)

Students who have already received Passport to Education stamps will continue to be able to redeem them toward tuition at their designated post-secondary institution until the expiry date stated on the stamps.

Redeem a Passport

You have up to five years from September 30th of your high school graduation year to redeem your Passport to Education award by attending a designated college, university, or career training school.

Once you’re registered at a designated post-secondary institution  (i.e. approved for Canada Student Loans by B.C.), you can either:

  1. Redeem your award directly from the Ministry of Education.
    –  Submit the redemption form along with required documentation (PDF)
  2. Use it to help cover tuition by presenting it at your designated post-secondary institutionwhen paying fees.

Learn more about how to redeem your Passport to Education.

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

80 $5,000 Scholarships Awarded Funded through the generosity of the Members of the Canadian Association


To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time in the terminal year of high school and taking classes through Spring 2016, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2016 with plans to enter a post-secondary institution no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a degree at a post-secondary institution (in Quebec a three year vocational program or a two year preparatory program followed by a university degree are acceptable)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend high school and reside in Canada
  • Be a Canadian citizen

Deadline October 25th 



Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships

This scholarship is being phased out. The final allocation will be to high school graduates in the 2015/16 school year.

For the 2015/16 school year 5,020 B.C. high school graduates who have received the highest provincial exam scores in Grades 10-12 are eligible to receive scholarship vouchers to use towards their post-secondary tuition.

Qualifying for a Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship

A student will receive a $1250 Examinations Scholarship if the student:

  • Meets basic eligibility requirements
  • Fulfills the B.C. graduation requirements of either the 2004 Graduation Program or the Adult Graduation Program
  • Meets all the following requirements:
    • Writes and passes one exam in each of five (5) provincial exam categories from grades 10 – 12.
    • Achieves at least a “B” (73% or above) final mark (provincial exam and school mark combined) in one of the Language Arts 12 (Communications 12, English 12, Français langue premiere 12, or English 12 First Peoples).
      • Must have a final course mark (course and exam combined) for the provincial exam to be counted towards scholarship
      • Ranks among the top 5000 Grade 12 students in B.C. (based on their percentage score) on all five provincial exams.

Students cannot receive both a Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship and a BC Achievement Scholarship.

BC Achievement Scholarships

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 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.

Recipients must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Attain a “B” (73% or above) or better average in their Language Arts 12 course:
    • English 12
    • Communications 12
    • Français langue premiere 12, or
    • English 12 First Peoples

Students cannot receive both a BC Achievement Scholarship and a Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship.

BC Excellence Scholarships

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 an application (PDF) to their school district or independent school authority, who will forward it to the Ministry of Education for adjudication by the selection committee.

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

Districts/authorities must submit application packages on behalf of their nominees to the Ministry by March 31, 2016


Loran Scholarship

downloadLoran Award ($100,000 award, 30 available)

  • Valued at up to $100,000 over four years, including a $9,000 annual stipend and matching tuition waiver, access to funding and internships through our summer program, invitations to annual gatherings and forums, and one-on-one mentorship
  • Offered to 30 finalists after national selections.
  • Tenable at one of 25 partner universities and must be renewed annually.
  • Certificates are sent to schools in June.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Be in their final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.
  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Be at least 16 years of age by September 1, 2016.

The deadlines for Loran Award applications are October 21 (sponsored applicants) and October 28 (direct pool applicants)


TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

4849729Twenty TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to students in their last year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 and includes:

  • Up to $10,000 for tuition per year (for up to a maximum of four years)
  • $7,500 a year for living expenses (for up to a maximum of four years)

But that’s not all. These scholarships also help you make connections that could last a lifetime, including:

  • Offers of paid summer employment
  • Mentor ship opportunities
  • Annual gatherings, networking opportunities and more

To qualify for this Scholarship you must:

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • Be in your final year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec)
  • Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

DEADLINE: November 27, 2015



Scholarship Meeting for Grads of 2015-16

Dear Grads of 2016,

We will have a scholarship meeting in the CFD, on Wednesday, October 14th, during tutorial and then again during lunch hour in order to accommodate the tutorial mentors. Please pick up a Scholarship student profile form and have it filled out before the meeting so that it is ready to be handed in during the meeting.

There are a few scholarships with due dates drawing very close, so please be very diligent with checking in every single day, so that you won’t miss anything like the Loran, Horatioalger, and many others…

Also, I have a sign-up sheet posted on my door for students who are interested in having a private consultation meetings with me regarding their scholarships, applications for post-secondary plans.  Please drop by to put your name down. I am available for the consultation meeting from Tuesday to Friday  (October 13th-16th) during blocks B, C, and D. After the 16th, I am still available for consultation, but you have to just drop by during breaks or lunch time  to  make an appointment.

Cheers, and Good luck!

Ms. Fujiki