District / Authority Scholarships

There are 5500 District/Authority Scholarships distributed across school districts and independent school authorities that recognize graduating B.C. students for excellence in their chosen area of interest or strength. Winners receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.


  • You can apply for this scholarship through your school district office or contact your school counsellor for information
  • If you attend an Independent school, you should apply through the Federation of Independent School Associations (FISA). FISA sends specific details for the application and selection of these scholarships to Groups 1, 2, and 4 independent schools in B.C.


You must meet the basic eligibility requirements and:

  • Meet criteria determined by the local scholarship committee, which requires a student to demonstrate outstanding achievement in any of the following areas:
    Area of achievement Examples
    Indigenous Languages and Culture Demonstrated at school or in the community
    Fine Arts Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music
    Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies Business, Technology, Home Economics, Information Communication Technology
    Physical Activity Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical Education
    International Languages International Languages Curriculum or External Assessments, including AP and IB courses
    Community Service (Volunteer Activity) Includes awarness of local, global, and cultural issues
    Technical and Trades Training Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cook Training
  • Fulfill the B.C. graduation requirements of either the 2004 Graduation Program or the Adult Graduation Program by August 31st of your graduating year

Ministry guidelines for District/Authority Scholarship (PDF) criteria and selection process are available, as well as a sample application package (DOCX) that districts/authorities may use or adapt for use. Students should not use this package as it is a template for schools only.

Collection of Personal Information

For the purpose of processing District/Authority 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 directed to the Ministry of Education contact listed below:

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