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2018/2019 Scholarships

Awards are being processed and can’t be used until vouchers are mailed to you (after September 27, 2019). If you submit a redemption request before you receive your voucher, it will not be processed. Contact us if you haven’t received your voucher by November.

 
District/Authority Conditional winners have been selected and most have been confirmed.

BC Excellence, 
Pathway to Teacher Education

Conditional winners have been selected and confirmed.
BC Achievement Winners have not yet been selected. We will calculate scores and winners of the 2018/2019 scholarship in October. Check back for updates.

Receive Your Scholarship Voucher

Log into the StudentTranscripts Service to find out if you received a scholarship under the Provincial Scholarship Program.

Scholarship vouchers are mailed to winners in late September to October following graduation. They are mailed to the last address reported to the Ministry of Education by your graduating school. To update this address, send an email to Scholarships@gov.bc.ca, including

  • Your new address
  • Your full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Name of the high school you graduated from
  • Personal Education Number (PEN), if known

Redeem Your Scholarship Voucher 

You can redeem a voucher when you're registered and attending a designated post-secondary institution or an authorized trades training provider in B.C. and have paid tuition equal to or greater than the amount of the voucher.

Vouchers do expire and expiry dates are noted on each document. Most winners have five years to redeem their vouchers. Please refer to your scholarship voucher for its expiry date.

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship winners have seven years to redeem their vouchers.

Ways to redeem

You have two ways to redeem your voucher.

  • Collect the following:
    • Voucher: Write your Social Insurance Number (SIN) and email address on the voucher. Check that your mailing address is correct. If it's not, provide your current address.
    • Verification of enrolment and proof of payment: Have a representative from an authorized institution or trades training provider stamp and sign your voucher. This confirms registration, attendance, and payment of tuition fees. Payment of tuition must be equal to or greater than the amount of the voucher.
  • Scan or take a photo of your verified voucher and submit it through the Scholarship Redemption web form
  • Collect the following:
    • Voucher: Write your Social Insurance Number (SIN) and email address on the voucher. Check that your mailing address is correct. If it's not, provide your current address.
    • Verification of enrolment: Obtain a document from the post-secondary institution or authorized trades training provider that states the institution’s name, the student’s name and dates of the student’s registration.
    • Proof of tuition fee payment: Obtain a copy of an official receipt or account balance summary. This needs to clearly state the post-secondary institution’s name or authorized trades training provider’s name, the student’s name and an amount paid in tuition. The amount must be equal to or greater than the amount of the award.
  • Scan or take a photo of your voucher and verification documents and submit through the Scholarship Redemption web form

If you are unable to complete this web form, scholarship vouchers may also be redeemed by mail to:

Provincial Scholarships Program
Ministry of Education
PO Box 9886 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria BC V8W 9T6

 

You will receive your cheque by mail around six to eight weeks after submitting your documents. 

Receive Your Cheque

Cheques are issued and mailed directly to you when verified vouchers are mailed to the Ministry of Education for redemption. Log into the StudentTranscripts Service to find out if your voucher has been received and processed. If it says it has been redeemed, it should take about 4-6 weeks to receive your cheque. 

If it says it has not been redeemed, and you have mailed your voucher, please contact Scholarships@gov.bc.ca. These issues could be cause for delay:

  • The voucher was not received by the Ministry of Education
  • Your current address was not written on the voucher
  • You have received other payments through B.C. Government systems (such as student loans) using a slightly different version of your name

Replace Your Lost Voucher

If you have lost your scholarship voucher, complete the Declaration of Lost Scholarship Voucher.

Submit this form in place of your voucher, along with your verification of enrolment and proof of tuition fee payment, for online redemption. Once verified by a scholarships administrator, a cheque will be mailed.

Replace Your Cheque

A cheque may be issued when a voucher is redeemed directly to the Ministry of Education. To replace a damaged or stale-dated cheque, please mail the original cheque to contact address at Provincial Scholarships Program.

Please include

  • Your full current address
  • Your full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Name of the high school you graduated from
  • Personal Education Number (PEN)

Redeem Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships

The program is now phased out. If you have already received a Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship, you may redeem it toward tuition using the process at Redeem Your Scholarship Voucher.

Redeem Passport to Education Stamps

The Passport to Education program is now phased out. If you have already received Passport to Education stamps, you may redeem them toward tuition at your designated post-secondary institution until the expiry date on the stamps.