Graduation Information

External Scholarships

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. 



Gaspard- Keep Canada Green (up to $2500)

Deadline: TBA

Demonstrate that your willingness to gain environmental knowledge, contribute to a healthier and happier country, and getting the chance to showcase your dedication. 

For more information please visit the website

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program ($10,000)

Deadline: October 25th, 2016 

To learn more and apply, visit

Loran Scholarship  ($100,000 for 34 students, $2,000 - $5,000 for 104 students)

Deadline: Let Mrs Maquignaz know by Oct 1st if you want to be considered for this! Windsor will select based on applicants.  Loran deadline is Oct 18th, 2017.

For more information: 

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


P.E.O. Star Scholarship ($2,500)

Deadline: November 1st, 2016

Please visit  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:

TD Canadian Scholarships for Community Leadership ($70,000)

Deadline: November 17, 2017

Available to all students across Canada who are now in their final year of high school. 600 word essay is required that highlights your involvement shows initiative and innovation.

For more information and how to apply, please visit:

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:


UBC Major Entrance Scholarships and university applications due - Dec 1st 

Major Admission Award Online Application

Deadline: December 1. 2017

Students who demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership can apply for a Queen’s major admission award. Financial need is also a consideration for some of these awards.

For more information, please visit

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:

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.  


Overwaitea & UFCW Local 1518 Diversity Scholarship ($1000)

Deadline: January 2016
The UFCW & OFG Joint Diversity Scholarships are open to applicants who meet the following criteria:
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are pursuing a part-time or full-time post-secondary program in BC in Fall 2012
  • Demonstrated involvement in diversity initiatives in their school or community.

For more information and application, please visit: 

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:

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)
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


Kinsman and Kinettes Bursary ($1000)
Promoting post secondary education
Deadline: February 1, 2016

For more information and how to apply, please visit:

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
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

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:

BCCPAC Educational Awards $1000
Well-rounded grade 12 student who realizes the importance of parental involvement in education. Essay
Deadline: February 28th

For more information and how to apply, please visit:

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:



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:

Bonnie McLaren Award ($1500 - $1000)

For young women ages 14-17 who volunteer in your community or school.  Please see 

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  


Canadian Retail Institute Scholarship Program

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:

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: 

Union of National Employees High School Bursary

grade 12 students about to pursue Post-secondary education  ($1000)

Deadline: March 31st, 2017


BC Hockey Scholarship   

BC Innovation Council TRIUMF - opportunity to have placement at TRIUMF, by nomination only, see Science teacher. Please see: 

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:

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:  

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)
May 15th, 2016
For more information and how to apply, please visit:

InviteRight Schooltool Scholarships ($500)

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:


The Betty Spalton Scholarship Program ($1,500)

Deadline: May 31st 

Visit 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 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:

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:

Automotive Retailers Foundation ($1000)

-for student entering the automotive technicians industry, and will be attending post-secondary program in the fall.  Please see: 

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



Canadian Union of Public Employees - BC  $500

Parent or guardian must be a member in good standing in CUPE

Deadline:  Aug 15th

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: