Provincial Scholarships Program information for students

The provincial scholarships program recognizes student achievement and encourages students to pursue post‑secondary education.

Last updated: February 19, 2021

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Provincial Scholarships Program

Scholarship Amount Application Process Vouchers
BC Achievement $1,250 No application required November
District/Authority $1,250 Apply through the school or district November
BC Excellence $5,000 Seek the school’s nomination and apply by February 15 October
Pathway to Teacher Education $5,000 Apply by February 15 October

To receive a scholarship, students must meet the program’s basic eligibility requirements as well as the specific requirements of the award.

Using a scholarship voucher

Do you have questions about your scholarship voucher, such as:

  • Where to find the expiry date on your voucher
  • How to replace a lost voucher

Please review our instructions on how to turn your scholarship voucher into a cheque.

Getting help with your voucher

Please review our instructions on redeeming your voucher.

However, you can also to speak to someone about how to redeem your scholarship. For example, you could ask, "How can I get proof of enrolment if my classes are all online?" Please try one of the options below.

250 387-6121

604 660-2421

Elsewhere in B.C. Toll Free
1 800 663-7867


If you would like to ask for an update on a submitted scholarship voucher, please be aware we can only provide information to the student in question. We cannot provide updates to parents or guardians without students’ written consent.

A request for a status update must come from the student’s email address.

For example, you could ask, “Since I completed my voucher submission two months ago and have not received payment, was my cheque returned to the Ministry as undeliverable?” 

To avoid further delays, please include the following information:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Name of the high school of graduation
  • Personal education number (PEN)
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number