Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners 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.

Application

  1. Complete the application package (PDF), including the written statement worth 60% overall, and the resume worth 40% overall. It must be completed online using the mandatory format, printed, signed, and submitted by mail. Scoring guides (PDF) are available for reference. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  2. Completed applications must be submitted to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2017, to:

    Provincial Scholarships Program
    Ministry of Education
    PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria BC  V8W 9T6

Selection of winners will be finalized after August 31, 2017

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Be in your graduation year with graduation to occur by August 31 of the school year in which you apply
  • Be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and fulfill graduation requirements of the 2004 Graduation Program by August 31, 2017
  • Have at least a: 
    • "B" (73% or above) in your Language Arts 11 final mark 
    • "B" average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)
  • Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
  • Write and pass a Language Arts 12 provincial examination  

You cannot win both a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and a BC Excellence Scholarship.

Your application package must include:

  • Resume in the mandatory format
  • Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school
  • A written statement, maximum 500 words, which describes why you want to be a teacher

Winners must redeem their vouchers within 7 years of their high school graduation. The expiry dates are shown on the vouchers. When redeeming, winners must provide a letter from their Faculty of Education confirming their enrolment in the K-12 teacher education program.

Schools will be notified in June if there is a conditional winner from their school. Winners will be notified directly in September when eligibility is confirmed.

Collection of Personal Information 

For the purpose of processing Pathway to Teacher Education 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
Scholarships@gov.bc.ca