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Awards - Scholarships



Scholarship Parent/Student Information:

Scholarship Parent Night powerpoint 2020 with voice recording.mp4

MBSS Application for Local Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards 2020-2021 

Online Local Scholarship Application link - closes at 4pm on Friday, April 9th:  

Internal Scholarship Application  

The following Awards require an application, in addition to completing the online application (above).  Please drop completed applications off in the Counselling Office by April 8, 2021:

Additional Fillable application links:

-Canadian Parents for French - Fillable.pdf

-Chris Williams Bursary - Fillable.pdf

-Compassion Services Award - Fillable.pdf


-KinClub Bursary Application Form - Fillable.pdf

-Royal Can Legion Branch 24 - Fillable.pdf

-Terralogic Exploration - Fillable.pdf

Online application:

-Columbia Basin Trust Youth Community Service Award:  visit to apply online.  Deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.

Student Guide to Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

2020-2021 Scholarship Booklet.pdf

Click the following link to see which courses are taken into consideration for scholarship applications:

Brag Sheet for reference letter purposes

This document is a template for students to give to people to help them write a reference letter for them.  Students can fill out this form and give it to the person that they are requesting a reference letter from.   

Brag Sheet.doc

School District 5 District Scholarships - Applications will be available on April 12, 2021.  

​School District 5 Scholarships are open for application on the SD5 website.  Click here for the Scholarship page of the SD5 website: SD5 Website 

Completed application forms can be scanned and emailed to or dropped off at the Counselling Office by 4pm on April 30th.

Deadlines for the District Scholarships vary.

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 12, 2021. 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 February 15th if they wish to be nominated. The application package for the selected nominee is available at along with the eligibility requirements.  Contact if you have any questions. 
  • 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.  Contact if you have any questions.
  • 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)