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Student Guide to Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

19-20 Scholarship Booklet.pdf

Tips Towards Scholarship Success

For great tips on applying for Scholarships, please click here: Tips for Scholarship Success.pdf 

Writing "Thank You Letters" to Donors

If you are successfully awarded either a bursary or scholarship, we would like to encourage you to express your gratitude to the donor or donors of your scholarship or bursary by writing a thank you letter.  To help you with this task, please click on Writing Thank You Letters to Donors.pdf.


The program's purpose is to recognize student achievement and encourage students to pursue post-secondary education. Winners must meet the basic eligibility requirements and the specific requirements for each scholarship.

  • BC Achievement Scholarships
 BC Achievement Scholarships recognize the top 8000 graduates in the province. The Ministry will determine recipients based on achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy 2018 Graduation Program requirements, including elective courses. Grad Transitions will not be included. A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for determining winners, who receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. Students do not apply for this scholarship.
  •  District/Authority Scholarships
There are 5500 District/Authority Scholarships rewarded to graduating students for excellence in their chosen field of interest or strength. These scholarships are intended to assist with tuition for post-secondary education. The scholarship will be a $1250 voucher that can be used toward post-secondary education tuition. The District/Authority Scholarship application will be available in the Counselling office on April 7, 2020. Ministry guidelines for District/Authority Scholarship criteria and selection process are available at:
  • BC Excellence Scholarships
The BC Excellence Scholarship is awarded to 55 BC students, recognizing well-rounded graduates demonstrating community service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, as well as commitment and aptitude for their chosen career paths. A student must be nominated by their secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship. Only one student from each school may be nominated. Students must inquire to their school counsellor by January 15th if they wish to be nominated. The application package for the selected nominee is available at along with the eligibility requirements.
  • Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarships 
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding 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 redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC's nine Faculties of Education. The eligibility and application package is available at Completed applications must be submitted to the Ministry no later than February 15th.
  • Youth Work in Trades (formerly Secondary School Apprenticeship Awards)
Youth Work in Trades (WRK) students are eligible for this $1000 award. The WRK Program Guide has additional information about criteria and procedures related to this award. Information is available at .

Scholarship Websites to check out!

Click on the link below to check out the Mount Baker Scholarship Inventory. (Please note that local internal scholarship applications (link found under Graduation menu) are available in February and due in April)
MBSS Scholarship Inventory.pdf