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

Deadline for 2017/18 Awards: March 29, 2018

The BC International Student Ambassador Scholarships provide partial support for international students who come to B.C. with a breadth of different perspectives and experiences that enrich our classrooms and communities.

Students cannot apply for this award directly. Students must be nominated by a B.C. school district, independent school or certified offshore school.

School districts and schools determine their own criteria for selecting their nominees.

Eligible Countries

Group 1 (Original Partner Countries): China, Japan, Korea
Group 2 (Recent MOU Partners): Colombia, France, Italy, Spain
Group 3 (Other Partners): See below definition, purpose and application process for details

Further Information for Group 3 Applicants:

  • Definition: Countries that are not traditionally strong sources of international students studying in B.C., or countries in which district-to-district or school-to school relationships are less common.
  • Purpose: Engaging with these countries contributes to diversity for international education programs, fosters new relationships for B.C. school districts and independent schools, and increases opportunities for B.C. students to develop their intercultural skills.
  • Application Process: Nominees for Student Ambassador Scholarship for K-12 Entry interested in applying under the “other” category are required to provide a one (1) paragraph justification for how the country aligns with the intended purpose (above). Supporting documents should be attached to submitted applications.

K-12 Nominations

The International Student Ambassador Scholarship for K-12 Entry is for international students entering B.C. public or independent schools.

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, 2018)
  • Be nominated by a BC school district or independent school
  • Hold a valid passport from one of the eligible categories above (Group 1, 2 or 3)

Complete a K-12 nomination (PDF)

The deadline for K-12 nominations is March 29, 2018.

NOTE: Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

 

Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) Nominations

The International Student Ambassador Scholarship for Post-Secondary Entry is for international students graduating from a B.C. public school, independent school, or certified offshore school and moving into a B.C. public post-secondary institutions or a degree program at authorized private degree granting institutions. B.C. school districts, independent schools, or certified offshore schools must nominate an international student and submit the application on the student’s behalf.

 

Selection Criteria

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

  • Be nominated by a B.C. school district, independent school or 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 one of the eligible categories above (Group 1, 2 or 3)
  • Achieve a high academic standard, including English language ability

NOTE: Students entering 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.

Complete a PSI nomination (PDF)

The deadline for PSI nominations is March 29, 2018.

NOTE: Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.