BC International Student Ambassador Scholarship for K-12 and Post-Secondary Institutions

Deadline for 2015/16 Intake: April 29, 2016

The International Student Ambassador Scholarship for K-12 Entry is for international students entering B.C. public or independent schools. There are 60 entrance scholarships in the inaugural year, with 20 awards allocated to students from the People’s Republic of China, 20 awards for students from Japan, and 20 awards for students from the Republic of Korea. Eligibility for international students from additional countries may be included in subsequent years. There is a separate application form for 60 additional entrance scholarships for international students graduating from British Columbia K-12 schools and entering British Columbia post-secondary institutions.

A student must be nominated by a B.C. School District or Independent School and be entering the B.C. school system for the first time to be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Districts and schools determine their own criteria for selecting their nominees.

K-12 Applications

Selection Criteria

In order to be eligible to be nominated by a school district or independent school, the international student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be accepted for first-time entry into a B.C. public or independent school at the grade 9, 10, or 11 level
  • Be of school age (no older than 19 by June 30, 2016)
  • Be nominated by a BC school district or independent school
  • Hold a valid passport from the People’s Republic of China, Japan or the Republic of Korea

How to Apply and Submission Date 

  1. School districts and independent schools are encouraged to nominate a maximum of three (3) applicants for the Scholarship – one from each of the three eligible source countries: China, Japan and Korea. School districts and independent schools may determine their own process for identifying nominees
  2. A completed Application Form (Part I), Consent Form (Part II) and Application Checklist (Part III) are required for each nominated student. A Letter of Acceptance from the school district or independent school to support each nominated student is also required at the time of application
  3. Schools districts and independent schools complete the application on behalf of the student they are nominating; before forwarding nominations to the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), school districts and independent schools should ensure the student has consented to the disclosure of their information
  4. Submit the complete application (Parts I, II, and III, with Letter of Acceptance) by email with a subject line reading “International Student Ambassador Scholarship Application – K-12 entry” to BCCIE at bccie@bccie.bc.ca as a single secure electronic PDF file (i.e., please scan all documents into one PDF) by April 29, 2016

NOTE: Late or incomplete submission packages will not be evaluated

Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) Applications

The International Student Ambassador Scholarship for Post-Secondary Entry is for international students graduating from a B.C. public school, independent school, or B.C.-certified offshore school and moving into public post-secondary institutions or a degree program at authorized private degree-granting institutions. B.C. school districts, independent schools, or B.C.-certified offshore schools must nominate an international student and submit the application on the student’s behalf. There are 60 entrance scholarships in the inaugural year, with 20 awards allocated to students from the People’s Republic of China, 20 awards for students from Japan, and 20 awards for students from the Republic of Korea. Eligibility for international students from additional countries may be included in subsequent years. There is a separate application form for 60 additional entrance scholarships for international students entering B.C. public or independent schools.

Selection Criteria

In order to be eligible to be nominated by a school district, independent school or BC-certified offshore school, the international student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be nominated by a B.C. school district, independent school or B.C.-certified offshore school
  • Be intending to enter a public post-secondary institution or a degree program at an authorized private degree granting institution (see NOTE below for list of eligible institutions)
  • Hold a valid passport from the People’s Republic of China, Japan, or the Republic of Korea
  • Achieve a high academic standard, including English language ability

NOTE: Programs at public post-secondary institutions and degree programs at authorized private degree-granting institutions in British Columbia are eligible for the PSI entry scholarship.  Please consult the list of institutions and programs eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program in British Columbia to confirm your institution and intended program are eligible - institutions/programs on this list are the same as those eligible for the PSI entry scholarship.

How to Apply and Submission Date 

  1. a) The application is completed and submitted by the B.C. school district, B.C. independent school or B.C.-certified offshore school
    b) School districts, independent schools, and offshore schools determine their own process for identifying international student nominees
    c) B.C. school districts and independent schools are encouraged to nominate a maximum of three applicants for the scholarship – one from each of the three eligible source countries: China, Japan and Korea
    d) B.C.-certified offshore schools in China, Japan, and Korea may nominate a maximum of one (1) applicant for the scholarship
  2. This application is separated into four parts:
    Part I – Application Form (to be completed by the school district or school contact)
    Part II – Consent Form (only to be completed by offshore school students)
    Part III – Statement of Support (to be completed by a senior administrator)
    Part IV – Application Checklist (to be completed by the school district or school contact)
    a) For B.C. school districts, Parts I, III, and IV are required for each nominated student
    b) For B.C. independent schools, Parts I, III, and IV are required for each nominated student
    c) For B.C.-certified offshore schools, Parts I, II, III, and IV are required for each nominated student

    NOTE: Successful applicants will be required to provide a Letter of Acceptance from the BC post-secondary institution prior to the award being issued. A letter of acceptance is not required at the time of application
  3. Submit the complete application by email with a subject line reading “International Student Ambassador Scholarship Application – PSI Entry” to the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) at bccie@bccie.bc.ca as a single secure electronic PDF file (i.e., please scan all documents into one PDF) by April 29, 2016

NOTE: Late or incomplete submission packages will not be evaluated

 

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