Type 4 External Awards

There are a number of external scholarships and bursaries available.  Both directly from the university and colleges and various sponsoring organizations. You'll have to do some digging and research!

Each of these has it's own individual application, specific criteria, and unique deadline.
Students may search online for these various scholarship in numerous ways including Maclean's Scholarship Finder and Student Awards​.

Click on this link to research the external scholarships available ---

List of External Scholarships to Research
List of External Scholarships to Research--Yes, Research!
Application dates range from September to July. Be sure to check with each sponsor directly since processes and requirements for scholarships may have changed.  Students are responsible to research each scholarship, be aware of the individual deadlines, and know the criteria for each.

Please see or email Mr. Machado, Ms. Wiltshire or Ms. Malloff  if you have questions about the upcoming external awards.  If you need assistance in preparing your application, please see the counsellors well in advance of award deadlines. ​

If you are considering doing post-secondary, but feel limited by costs and need financial support, consider applying for the Education Awards from the Credit Union Foundation of BC.  The next application period is January 1st to February 15th - see the link below or come to counselling board where there is current information.

The RCMP's Troop 17 Scholarship was established to recognize students who have made significant efforts toward the prevention of bullying and harassment in their schools and/or communities. Up to five scholarships in the amount of $1000 will be awarded annually to full-time college or university students.  How to apply and completed application forms, references, and proof of enrollment in a full-time post-secondary program should be submitted by mail or e-mail contact below. Deadline for applications for the 2018 Troop 17 Scholarship is June 29, 2019.



We award scholarships to youth who have faced adversity in their lives and demonstrated tenacity. Many of our students would not be able to access post-secondary education without our help. With hard work and our support, their dreams can become reality.

In order to be eligible for a TCF Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a current resident of BC
  • Be in Grade 12 or a recent secondary school graduate,
  • Have demonstrated financial need,
  • Have faced adversity,
  • Plan to be a full-time student,
  • Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care),
  • Use funding for a post-secondary institution, trade or college, and
  • Be endorsed by their school principal.

Applications are due February 15th of each year for post-secondary enrollment commencing not later than September of that year.

All applicants must be endorsed by their secondary school. The principal’s nomination letter must be included with the application.

Each BC secondary school may only nominate one application unless prior permission received. Applications must be completed online.

*Please note: Thfe 2019 CMolik Scholarship Foundation nominee has been endorsed by LV Rogers.

Council of Forest Industries is offering ten $1500.00 scholarships to deserving 2018 graduating high school students enrolling in one of the ten BC interior post-secondary institutions for September 2018.  These scholarships are open to students enrolling in forestry, technical trades, business, or science programs (see application for specific programs). This external scholarship application deadline is May 31st, please submit your application directly to the sponsor. See more information in counselling area or online at: https://www.cofi.org/wp-content/uploads/COFI-Scholarship-Package-April-2018.pdf

The Educational Facility Managers Association of British Columbia is pleased to offer five $1,000.00 bursaries to graduates of the 2018/2019 school year. Our association is comprised of administrative and management personnel of school districts who are responsible for construction, maintenance and custodial services, etc.  EFMA Bursary Information and EFMA Bursary Application.

Deadline EXTENDED TO JUNE 30, 2020
Eligibility: Students with significant physical disabilities living in British Columbia and completing post-secondary education in an accredited program
Bursary Amount: Up to $5,000 per student
Application and information about applying: https://islandkidsfirst.com/lisa-huus-bursary/

Association of School Transportation Services of British Columbia
Commercial Heavy-Duty Mechanic Scholarship Program - deadlines of June 30/18 and Dec. 31/18. ASTSBC Scholarship

Grads who plan on attending Selkirk College next year, the College has opened up their entrance scholarships. This is an external award - apply directly to the college.  These are based on academic achievement and are up to $1500.  Students can apply by using the online application at http://www.selkirk.ca/entrance-scholarships.  Please note that applications close March 31st.  Once your application is submitted the school will arrange for your marks to be submitted to Selkirk College.

Re/MAX OF WESTERN CANADA QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE (also on the "Scholarships to Research" document)
RE/MAX of Western Canada has renewed the Quest for Excellence bursary program. This year we are once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students. This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca > about RE/MAX > In the Community > Quest for Excellence.

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UFCW & OFG are offering a Joint Diversity Scholarship to graduates who have played a significant role in diversity initiatives in the school or community. Fine the application online: www.owfg.com/diversity,  Applications are due by May 1st.  Also listed on the "Scholarships to Research" document.

BCPVPA Student Scholarships
The BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association annually awards up to 20 scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each, to students who are graduating from the BC public school system and will proceed to a post-secondary institution.

  • Up to 10 scholarships are reserved for the sons and daughters of BCPVPA members.
  • Up to 10 scholarships are reserved to other graduating students.
  • Up to 2 scholarships will be awarded to Aboriginal students.

All applicants will be judged on academic excellence and demonstrated leadership within the school and community.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS • Download an application.  
Visit http://bcpvpa.bc.ca/student-scholarships/​ for more information.

BC Retired PVPA Student Scholarships (Due last Friday in September)
The BC Retired PVPA annually awards four $1000 scholarships to students who are graduating form the BC public school system and will proceed to a BC post-secondary institution. Students with a strong academic standing, combined with demonstrated leadership with the school and community are encouraged to apply. The BC Retired PVPA supports students who will be attending university, college, or a skills-based program (e.g. technology, film, cooking, trades, etc). The deadline for applications is the last Friday in September of each year. Students must be enrolled in their chosen program of study to complete the application. http://bcrpvpa.ca/

BC School Superintendents' Scholarship
Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship must be currently enrolled in their final year of studies at a public secondary school in British Columbia and expected to graduate in June 2018.  One winner will be chosen from each of the six BCSSA provincial chapters (Fraser Valley, Kootenay-Boundary, Metro, Vancouver Island, Northern, Thompson-Okanagan).  Each winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.
In selecting the recipients for this year's awards, the scholarship committees will consider demonstrated exemplary service and leadership within the school and community.  Letters of reference will be required affirming the applicant's accomplishments and efforts to improve the quality of life for young people and others through volunteer work and other activities.  In addition, the applicant must submit a short description (450 words maximum) of how his/her volunteer service has made a difference in the life or lives of others.
The winners will be announced in late spring 2018.

BC School Sports Scholarships 
BC School Sports Scholarships are available this year, including the BC Dairy Association Scholarship.

LORAN Scholarship 
Deadline: Oct 26th - direct pool, Oct 19th - open pool
Deadline for application to direct pool is October 5, 2018 – send a brief email to Mr. Machado (kmachado@sd8.bc.ca) and Ms. Malloff (tmalloff@sd8.bc.ca) explaining why you should be considered for the LORAN direct pool.

The Loran Scholars Foundation identifies and supports young people who have the integrity and courage to make difficult decisions, the perseverance to work towards long-term goals, the curiosity to better understand the world around them and the drive to make positive change in their communities.
There are 32 Loran Scholars each year  from over 4,000 applicants. Our scholars come from all walks of life and every corner of Canada.
In partnership with 25 Canadian universities and our donors, we challenge our scholars to explore, develop and share their talents. Each Loran Award is valued at $100,000 over four years of undergraduate study, including mentorship and summer experiences.
For more details: http://www.loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/

Post-Secondary Awards Information 
All post-secondary Institutions offer entrance scholarships and bursaries. In order to qualify for an entrance scholarship from a post secondary institution you must have applied and plan on attending that post secondary institution in the fall. Students need to check university and/or college 'viewbooks' and websites for details. Applicants should make sure that they follow all instructions very carefully and meet all deadlines.​

Junior Achievement BC (JABC) Award
Junior Achievement British Columbia (JABC) high school participants across British Columbia may apply for the following awards & scholarships - http://british-columbia.jacan.org/awards.  If you are unable to complete your application online, please contact JABC Marketing Manager, Annie Ko at annie.ko@jabc.org for a PDF application to be emailed to you or for a hard copy application by mail.  Please specify which award or scholarship you are applying for.

Schulich Leadership Scholarship
The Schulich Leader Scholarships program recognizes students across Canada who demonstrate excellence in academics and community leadership, and plan to study in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) areas at either of UBC’s campuses during their undergraduate degree.
Schulich Leader Scholarships were created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich and is managed by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Mr. Schulich is a noted entrepreneur and philanthropist, who believes strongly in supporting young people in their pursuit of science and technology.
Read about one Schulich Scholarship winner, Vivian Tsang, who describes the qualities common to Schulich Scholarship.

SIDIT Trade and Technology Award - Selkirk College
School nomination deadline January 30, 2019. See Mr. Machado for details.

UBC Major Entrance Scholarship
UBC is looking for the most accomplished and promising Canadian citizens and permanent residents to join our community. The Major Entrance Scholarship (MES) program offers the most prestigious awards available to entering students at UBC, including a
one-time award of approximately $5,000 and renewable awards of up to $40,000 payable over four years.
These scholarships recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. Deadline for application is December 10th.

Horatio Alger Association of Canada
Provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a committment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record. http://bit.ly/2bCwM94

Aboriginal Student Awards Program (RBC)
Applications and supporting documents are to be received by RBC by 11:59 pm EST on February 28, of each year. If selected, the applicant must provide proof of her/his acceptance to university or college and eligible status by July 31.
You will receive up to $4,000 per academic year for educational and living expenses for two to four years.

ReMax Realty Quest for Excellence Scholarship 
RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest for Excellence bursary program closes March 12, 2019, lets get the word out there! 
This year we are once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students.     
This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca. ​ 
2018 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from until midnight March 11, 2019. Only online entries will be accepted.     
Click Here for More Quest Info   

MADD Bursary (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) 
Deadline: May 31st of each year.

BCSTA (BC School Trustees Association) 

BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship: Each year, BCSTA selects graduating BC public school students who have either:

Displayed exemplary citizenship within their school and community as recipients of the BCSTA Student Citizenship Scholarship.
Excelled at communication studies and have expressed an interest in using their communications skills in the support of public policy and education as recipients of the Jean Ciriani Scholarship for Communications.

For 2019, BCSTA is awarding a single scholarship in the amount of $1,500 in honour of the late Jean Ciriani, a former communications director for the Association.
The application deadline is Monday, March 4, 2019. Visit the website for more details. 

Gaspard "Keep Canada Green" Online Scholarship Contest
Not a scholarship per se, but an online trivia contest to win the grand prize of $2500 or one of nine $1000 prizes.

(Due March 1, 2019) This bursary is to provide financial assistance to students who can show financial need and wish to further their studies after completing hight school and are enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution. Learn More



The Vancouver Film School has just launched some huge scholarship opportunities, including 5 full ride scholarships and up to $750,000 in partial scholarships for runner up applicants. Scholarships are for enrollment in the 2019 school year and are open to student applicants from anywhere in the world that are 17 years of age of older at the time of the application.  DEADLINE IS APRIL 14, 2019.

Here are the details:

The Emily Bett Rickards - Acting Scholarship:

One full ride scholarship to the VFS Acting for Film and Television Program, and one full ride scholarship to the VFS Acting Essentials Program (4 months).  Up to $250,000 in partial scholarship funding to runner up applicants.  Full details: https://vfs.edu/scholarships/emily-bett-rickards-acting-scholarships

The Victor Lucas - Game Design and Programming Scholarship:

One full ride scholarship to the VFS Game Design Program, and one full ride scholarship to the VFS Progrmming for Games, Web and Mobile Program.  Up to $250,000 in partial scholarship funding to runner-up applicants.  Full details:  https://vfs.edu/scholarships/victor-lucas-game-design-programming-scholarship

The Michal Makarewicz - 3D Animation Scholarship:

One full ride scholarship to the VFS 3D Animation and Visual Effects Program.  Up to $250,000 in partial scholarship funding to the runner-up applicants.

Full details:  https://vfs.edu/scholarships/michal-makarewicz-3d-animation-scholarship

**NEW**  BC Government Employees Union Scholarships

The BC Government Employees Union offers scholarships of $2000 for full-time students and $1000 for part-time students, planning on attending post secondary educational institutions. Applicants must be a BCGEU member, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff, and a student or prospective post secondary or higher student planning on attending an eligible institution in 2020.  Eligible relatives include spouses, parents;, and children or grandchildren (indlucing foster, adopted and step children/grandchildren).  Eligible institutions must be designated by Employment and Social Development Canada.  Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible.  

Applicants will be required to provide personal information, details about your educational plan and write a short essay of 450-500 words in response to one of three questions.  

Applications and essay options are available here: https://www.bcgeu.ca/scholarships


**NEW** Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship ( 4 scholarships of $2500 each)

Applications are being accepted from student leaders in the province of BC who will be entering their first year of post-secondary education in September 2020, who are in good academic standing and that have made exceptional contributions to:

- School and community service, leadership

- Initiating community debelopment

- Affecting positive change

- Mentoring others

- Personal development and growth

- Good academic performance

Taking the time to do something for other during difficult times in one's own life requires particularly outstanding commitment.  This is why, as part of the selection process, the personal circumstances and/or challenges of each applicant will be considered.  Applicants who possess personal qualities such as dedication, commitment to helping others and strength of character will also be considered. 


For more information see here: http://www.nhl.com/canucks/community/lindenscholarship

Application form also available at bottom of the page.  



BC Transplant has two, $1000 scholarships available this year.  BC Transplant is encouraging students and educators to participate in sparking class discussion regarding organ donation in BC, inspiring action from students and joining in on the #LoganBouletEffect for organ donor registration across Canada. 

Bc Transplant has created a school toolkit with easy ways for you to get involved.  Information on the toolkit is available here: http://file:///C:/Users/lvrclerical1/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/OAI88PBT/Green%20Shirt%20Day%202020%20BC%20Transplant%201-page%20Toolkit%20-%20STUDENTS.pdf

Scholarship application is available here: http://www.transplant.bc.ca/our-services/awareness-programs/school-programs/%EF%BC%82live-life-pass-it-on%EF%BC%82-scholarship

Please submit your application to Alicia.DiCesare@bct.phsa.ca or mail it to Suite 260, 1770 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4Y6 Attention: Scholarship Program. Submissions must include your first and last name, school, city, email and phone number. 










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