BC Achievement Scholarships

For the 2015/16 school year, 3000 top B.C. graduates with the highest cumulative average based on courses required for graduation (both required and elective)  are eligible to receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.

Students do not apply for this scholarship.


Recipients must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Fulfil graduation requirements of the 2004 Graduation Program by August 31 of the student’s graduating year
  • Attain a "B" (73% or above) or better average in their Language Arts 12 course:
    • English 12,
    • Communications 12,
    • Français langue premiere 12, or
    • English 12 First Peoples
  • Write and pass one exam in each of the provincial examination categories from Grades 10-12

Students can receive only one BC Achievement Scholarship in their lifetime.

Students cannot receive both a BC Achievement Scholarship and a Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship.

Selection Criteria

The Ministry will determine recipients based on achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy 2004 Graduation Program requirements (including elective courses). Grad Transitions will not be included. A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for awarding the BC Achievement Scholarship.

Collection of Personal Information

For the purpose of processing BC Achievement Scholarships, students’ personal information will be collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 26(c).  Students’ personal information is used for the purpose of verifying eligibility, selecting successful candidates, and processing the scholarship payment.

Questions regarding the collection of personal information can be emailed to the Ministry of Education contact listed below:

Nicole Couture, Director
Education Program Delivery
PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC  V8W 9T6

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