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For more information, please contact the Student Certification Branch.
Telephone:(250) 356-2443 or (250) 356-2449
(250) 356-0271 (fax)
PO Box 9886 STN PROV GOVT Victoria BC V8W 9T6

Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships

B.C. students in Grades 10-12 who have the highest provincial exam scores can receive one of the following vouchers to use towards their post-secondary tuition:

  • $1000 (given to 5000 students)
  • $2500 (given to 20 students)

Detailed information on the program is available in the Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program.

Redeem Your Scholarship

Students who win this scholarship are mailed a voucher in the fall. They have until the expiry date on the voucher to redeem their award - up to five years from September 30th of their graduating year from high school.

If you received a voucher, it can be redeemed once you've registered and paid for a program that leads to a credential or certification at a designated post-secondary institution (i.e. it qualifies for Canada Student Loans) or authorized trades training provider.

To redeem your voucher:

  1. Have an authorized institution representative stamp and sign your voucher as confirmation of enrolment and payment of fees
  2. Check that your voucher contains all the required information - your Social Insurance Number and current address
  3. Mail the voucher to the Ministry of Education (using the address on the voucher)
  4. Receive your cheque by mail in approximately six to eight weeks

Replace a Lost or Damaged Award

To request a replacement for your lost scholarship voucher, please complete the replacement form and send it along with a $25 fee payment (payable by cheque, money order, Visa or MasterCard) to the Ministry of Education for processing.

A replacement voucher will be mailed to you within six to eight weeks - be sure to keep it safe.

Collection of Personal Information Notification

For the purpose of processing Graduation Program Examination 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 to process payment of the Graduation Program Examination Scholarships.

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

Anne Bowers, Manager, Marking, Awards and GED
Ministry of Education
3rd Floor, 620 Superior Street
PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC  V8W 9T6

Information for Administrators

Administrators should submit student exam scores for International Baccalaureate (IB) exams that fulfill the Social Studies 11 graduation requirement to be considered for Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships.