Post-Secondary Institutions offer scholarships to secondary school graduate students entering post secondary. Major awards are based primarily on academic involvement. Extracurricular activities and service are considered by some institutions. Many awards are renewable based on academic performance. Some entrance scholarships have limitations. Limited entrance scholarships restrict candidates on criteria other than academic standing (company affiliation, high school location, program being entered, activity involvement, financial need etc.) Application deadlines vary. Some require school endorsement.
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program ($10,000)
Deadline: October 25th, 2016
To learn more and apply, visit www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships
Loran Scholarship ($100,000 for 34 students, $2,000 - $5,000 for 104 students)
Deadline: Oct 18th, 2017
For more information: http://www.loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar
You can apply directly or through the school. This is for highly outstanding students with courage, integrity and grit, who have made extraordinary contributions to society. Video or live interview required.
Credit Education Week 2015 - Grade 12 Essay Writing Contest ($1000-$5000)
Deadline: October 17
- Grade 12 Canadian high school students planning to pursue post-secondary education
For more information, and instructions on essay submission visit www.cewc.ca/grade-12-essay-contest
P.E.O. Star Scholarship ($2,500)
Deadline: November 1st, 2016
Please visit http://www.peointernational.org/star-eligibility-requirements for more information.
University of Toronto
National Scholarship Program
Deadline: November 4, 2016
Regardless of which university those students choose to attend, these are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities.
For more information and hot to apply, please visit: http://www.future.utoronto.ca/content/national-book-award
TD Canadian Scholarships for Community Leadership ($70,000)
Deadline: November 18th
- Awarded to students who have shown a exceptional, meaningful and lasting difference in their community.
For more information and how to apply, please visit:http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/scholarship-for-community-leadership/index.jsp
Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award ($500)
Deadline: November 29th
To be eligible for the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award a student must:
1) Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work.
2) Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
3) A student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline.
4) A student must submit an essay on the topic prior to the deadline.
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.bbgtelecommunications.com/telecommunications/article/2.php
UBC Major Entrance Scholarships and university applications due - Dec 1st
Burger King McLamore Foundation ($1000)
Must be graduation from secondary school. Post Secondary required.
Focus: Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education
Deadline: December 15th
For more information and how to apply, please visit: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/
Jim Martin Memorial Scholarship
Bursaries awarded to North Shore athletes who are in financial need. The bursary (up to $300) must be applied to fees involved in the student's high school or community sports.
Deadline: Application opens on December 15th and closes on January 15th
The Violet Richardson Award
Deadline: For more information please visit the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award webpage. http://www.soroptimist.org/members/program/program_violetrichardson.html
Overwaitea & UFCW Local 1518 Diversity Scholarship ($1000)
For more information and application, please visit: http://www.owfg.com/diversity
David C Lam/BC TEAL ESL Scholarship ($2500)
Deadline: January 31, 2016
All ESL students living in British Columbia who are landed immigrants or Canadian citizens are eligible to apply for the David C. Lam/BC TEAL ESL Scholarship. Please note that international students on student visas are not eligible for this award. The successful applicant may use the scholarship to register in any program being offered at a British Columbia post-secondary institution. British Columbia post -secondary institutions are defined as community colleges, vocational institutions and universities.
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.bcteal.org/tcf/awards-scholarships-bursaries/david-c-lambc-teal-esl-scholarships/
Schulich Leaders Scholarship $80,000 - $100,000)
for students interested in pursuing a career and post-secondary studies in Science, Tech, Engineering, who have academic excellence, leadership, and perhaps financial need. See your counsellor by mid-January. One nomination per school.
Terry Fox Humanitarian Scholarship ($7000)
Deadline: February 1st, 2016
Students must continuously demonstrate a strong performance in academics, athletics and volunteerism. Also, the student must have Canadian citizenship or be a landed immigrant. See Ms. So for further details. Visit http://terryfoxawards.ca/applicant-information/apply/
Kinsman and Kinettes Bursary ($1000)
Promoting post secondary education
Deadline: February 1, 2016
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.kincanada.ca/bursaries
Schulich Leader Scholarship ($80,000)
Deadline: Feburary 2nd
For students enrolling in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
subjects for undergraduate degrees at 20 pre-selected universities in Canada. These
scholarships were envisioned to support and encourage young minds to embrace STEM fields as a foundation for their careers
- this program aims to generate leaders that will contribute to the strength and sustainability of our nation's economy
See counsellor for details
BCCPAC Educational Award
Deadline: Feb 28, 2016
BCCPAC is pleased to announce an increase to our Educational Award from $500 to $1000 in recognition of rising post secondary costs. The BCCPAC Educational Award is open to any Grade 12 student from a BCCPAC member school* planning to pursue post-secondary studies (academic, technical, vocational or training). It honours a well-rounded student demonstrating varied interests and an understanding of the importance of parental involvement in education.
For award criteria and application visit http://bccpac.bc.ca/bccpac-educational-award
Les Dames d’Escoffie British Columbia ($300-$2000)
Scholarships for women who want to train in culinary, beverage or hospitality fields.
Deadline: February 28th
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.lesdames.ca/scholarship-program/
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://bccpac.bc.ca/bccpac-educational-award
Scotiabank Your Choice of Bursary Contest (6 contest months- August to January)
Complete an online survey and/or submit an application for the Scotialine personal line of credit for students.
Deadline: February 29th, 2016
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.fundyourfuture.ca/bursarycontest/?utm_campaign=bursarycontest&utm_source=sbnk_student_hub_r1&utm_medium=website
RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest of Excellence Bursary Program (16x $1000 bursaries)
Grade 12 students. Strong leadership & community contribution initiatives. Online essay. You can apply from Sept. 12- March 13th
Deadline: March 13th
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://blog.remax.ca/remax-western-canada-helps-grade-12s-bursary-program/
Bonnie McLaren Award ($1500 - $1000)
For young women ages 14-17 who volunteer in your community or school. Please see www.soroptimistnvwv.org
Deadline: March 3, 2017
Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association - for students who play/referee any level of hockey, have excellence in academics and contribute to their community.
Deadline: March 31st. Please visit www.pcaha.bc.ca
For students entering or currently enrolled in a business, marketing or retail-related program
Deadline: March, 2016
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.retailcouncil.org/memberservices/retail-education/retail-as-a-career-scholarship-program
Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship
Grade 12 students. Outstanding leadership abilities, good academic performance
Deadline: March 15, 2017
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=88558
Union of National Employees High School Bursary
grade 12 students about to pursue Post-secondary education ($1000)
Deadline: March 31st, 2017
BC Hockey Scholarship www.bchockey.net/Awards/Scholarships.aspx
BC Innovation Council TRIUMF - opportunity to have placement at TRIUMF, by nomination only, see Science teacher. Please see: http://www.triumf.ca/outreach/high-school-fellowship
Deadline: April 3, 2017
Jack Davis Scholarship ($3000)
For students about to attend UBC in the fall, who has the best all-round excellence and public service.
For more information, please visit: http://www.members.shaw.ca/jackdavisscholarship/Scholarship_Information.html
Deadline: April 15, 2017
United Croats of Canada ($500 and $1000)
for students of Croatian ancestry and resident of BC (at least one parent must be Croatian), and attending a post-secondary school full time in the fall. Please visit: www.croatiancentre.com
Deadline: May 1st
BC School Sports Scholarships (Various $)
Dave Gifford Memorial - for one male and one female student who truly excel as a student-athlete, and who have competed in at least two BCSS approved sports during grade 12. Will automatically be considered for Zone Scholarship if not receiving this award. Deadline: May 1st
Zone Scholarships - applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS sanctioned sport, have a minimum grade percentage of 75% and have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and/or community. Deadline: May 1st
Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship - for students who have balanced their achievements as badminton athletes with significant success as academic students, leaders and contributors to their community
Deadline: May 1st
BC Dairy - exemplify school spirit, practice a healthy lifestyle, and engage with their community. Student-athletes who have participated in Track & Field or Gymnastics.
Deadline: May 15th
MCO Scholarship ($500)
Deadline: May 15th, 2016
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.missioncreekortho.com/orthodontists.php
Here's the scholarships and how to qualify:
- $500 Making Grad Great Scholarship
Deadline: May 31st
Goes to the student who best displays how they went the extra mile to make grad extra special at their school.
- $500 Sweat Your Way to Grad Scholarship
Deadline: April 30th
For the student-athlete who is involved with sports and has displayed involvement with their school during their high school years
- $500 Acting Out Grad Scholarship
Deadline: March 31st
Please Visit: http://www.eventiq.com/scholarship
The Betty Spalton Scholarship Program ($1,500)
Deadline: May 31st
Visit http://www.roadbuilders.bc.ca/education_fund.php for more info
Confratellanza Scholarship ($1000)
Deadline: May 31st
- Be of Italian decent, and have an academic standing sufficient enough to qualify for an entry into a post-secondary school of choice
Please visit http://www.confratellanza.com/ for more information
BigSun Athletic Scholarship ($500)
Deadline: June 17th
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
For more information, please visit: http://www.up.edu/finaid/showmessageitem.aspx?id=8867
BBG Communications Scholarship ($1000)
Deadline: June 30
The BBG Communications scholarship is designed for students between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently in or will be attending an institution of higher education in the Fall of 2016.
For more information, please visit: http://www.breylancommunications.com/bbgcommunications/132/scholarships.php
Automotive Retailers Foundation ($1000)
-for student entering the automotive technicians industry, and will be attending post-secondary program in the fall. Please see: www.ara.bc.ca/foundation
Deadline: June 30
National Union of Public and General Employees Scholarships:
Aboriginal Canadians Scholarship ($1,500) - must be of aboriginal decent or foster child
Visible Minorities Scholarship ($1,500) - open to all visible minorities
Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship ($1,500) - for all children (including foster children) with disabilities
Tommy Douglas Scholarship ($1,500) - all children planning on going to post-secondary
Deadline: July 7th please visit www.nupge.ca/scholarships
Your Favorite Car Scholarship - $500
Deadline: August 16, 2013
To be Eligible a student must:
1) Be between the ages of 16-22 on the day your application is due.
2) Be enrolled in a college, university, trades, or technical school by no later than the Fall of 2013.
3) Submit an essay answering the question.
Applications can be found by going to: