District/Authority Scholarships

There are 5,500 District/Authority Scholarships distributed across school districts and independent school authorities. They recognize graduating B.C. students for excellence in their chosen area of interest or strength. Winners receive a $1,250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.


  • Apply for this scholarship through your school or district office. 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

  • Fulfill the B.C. graduation requirements of either the B.C. Graduation Program or the Adult Graduation Program
  • Meet criteria determined by the local scholarship committee. This requires a student show outstanding achievement in one or more areas:

    Areas of Achievement and Examples

    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 awareness of local, global, and cultural issues
    Technical and Trades Training Automotive, Robotics, Coding, Woodwork, Culinary Arts