West Vancouver public schools have the highest provincial examination results and receive the highest number of provincial scholarships in Grade 12 in the province.

Provincial scholarships are just one of the several types of scholarships, awards and bursaries available to students in West Vancouver Schools. Applying for scholarships can be a lot of work – but it’s worth it! It is each student’s responsibility to research the kinds of scholarships he or she may be eligible for. But remember, your school counsellor is always there to guide you.

Types of Scholarships

Provincial Scholarships

The Ministry of Education sponsors and administers an annual provincial scholarship program in which eligible Grade 12 students may earn a $1,000 award to attend a post-secondary institution. All Grade 12 students writing provincial exams are automatically considered for a scholarship. Students in an Apprenticeship program are also eligible to receive a provincial scholarship.

More information:

BC Ministry of Education – Provincial Scholarships

District Scholarships

West Vancouver Schools provides a wide range of academic, student achievement, and service-based scholarships and awards to students attending a West Vancouver public secondary school.
The BC Ministry of Education also awards district scholarships in the amount of $1250 in the following categories:
• Applied Design, Skills and Technologies
• Community Service
• Fine Arts
• Indigenous Languages and Culture
• Physical Activity
• Technical and Trades Training

More information:

BC Ministry of Education – District Scholarships

West Vancouver Community Foundation

School-based Scholarships

A variety of scholarships and awards are available to students enrolled in specific secondary schools. These awards are based on academic achievement and/or service

More information:
Please contact the individual schools – counselling departments for more information.

More information

Few scholarships today are awarded solely on the basis of marks. Increasingly, a service component (either school or community-based) is required. Get involved!
For more information on provincial, district and school-based scholarships, as well as university and college entrance scholarships and scholarships offered by external companies, organizations and athletic leagues, contact your school counsellor.

Good luck!
Rockridge Counselling

Sentinel Counselling

West Vancouver Secondary School Counselling

Other useful links:

West Vancouver Community Foundation

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