Scholarships / Bursaries

2023/24 Provincial Scholarships Program

KSA Award Application Form

Applications are being accepted until February 15, 2024 for one of 55 BC Excellence and 20 Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarships. Recipients receive a scholarship voucher worth $5000.00 for tuition at a designated post-secondary institution or BC authorized trades training provider (Excellence) or approved K - 12 teaching program in BC (Pathway). 

Other 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. Winners will receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.

Students can submit an application for this scholarship through their school counsellor. 

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. Winners will receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.

Students can submit an application for this scholarship through their school counsellor.

Due date for this application is May 1st, 2024 by 3 pm. 

District Authority Award Reference Form

To win a scholarship, a student must apply and:

  • Meet criteria determined by the local scholarship committee, which requires a student to demonstrate outstanding achievement in any of the following focus areas:  
    • Indigenous Languages and Culture, demonstrated at school or in the community
    • Fine Arts (e.g., Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)
    • Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (e.g., Business Ed, Technology Ed, Home Economics, Information Communication Technology)
    • Physical Activity (e.g., Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical Education)
    • International Languages from the International Languages curriculum or External Assessments, including AP and IB courses 
    • Community Service (Volunteer Activity), which includes awareness of local, global, and cultural issues
    • Technical and Trades Training (e.g., Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cook Training) 
  • Fulfil the B.C. graduation requirements of either the 2018 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

School District No. 73 District Scholarships

To qualify for the SD No.73 Scholarships, Bursaries & Community Awards, applicants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:

  1. Graduate from a School District No.73 Secondary School
  2. Meet the academic requirements for the awards you are applying for
  3. Submit the Financial Need Statement if you are applying for the BURSARIES
  4. Submit a personal letter of application addressing:
  • Future goals and objectives
  • School involvement
  • Community involvement
  • Athletic and/or Fine Arts involvement
  • Specific requirements for individual awards **unless a separate letter is required

    5. Enclose TWO letters of recommendation

Please find application here. Due date for this application is May 1st, 2024 by 3 pm. 

2023 SD #73 District Scholarship application click here

KAMLOOPS & DISTRICT ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY

There are two bursaries available to any self-identified women in the Kamloops area who will be attending a post-secondary educational program in 2024. More information and a link to the application can be found here. Applications close next month for these $1,500 educational bursaries. 

KAMLOOPS BLAZERS SCHOLARSHIP

KAMLOOPS and WOODLOT ASSOCIATION

BC INTERIOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

 

 Aboriginal Bursaries

MFC Legacy Bursary 

Aboriginal Education Council Grade 12 Scholarship

All Nations Trust/Development Corporation Bursary

Gabriel Palmer Memorial Scholarship/Bursary Award

Howling Coyote Education Fund Bursary Award

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

Duncan and Marie MacRae Award

Mustang Powder Cat Skiing 2021

Sun Ridge Equipment Bursary Award

Vincent Spina Award

Wally Deneault Memorial Scholarship

 Questions

For questions, please email:scholarships@gov.bc.ca

Resources

For more information on scholarships and bursaries can be found here.

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