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News: Monday, October 1st, 2018

District Scholarships - Apply Now!

Do a 100 hour project showing off your abilities in a non-academic area for a chance at $1250.

Applications open from October 1-31. Have questions? See your counsellor!

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.


To be eligible for the Provincial Scholarships Program, you:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) at the time of registration in the school year for which the scholarship is awarded
  • Must be a B.C. resident. 
  • Must be or have been in the school year for which the scholarship is awarded :  
    • Enrolled in a British Columbia public school (including Distributed Learning schools), or
    • Enrolled in a Group 1, 2, or 4 British Columbia Independent School, or
    • Enrolled in a Continuing Education Centre, or
    • Registered with a public, independent, francophone or distributed learning school in B.C. as a homeschooled child
  • In addition, recipients must meet the selection criteria for each scholarship. Detailed information on eligibility criteria and application process for each scholarship is available in the Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program (PDF).
  • You may qualify for scholarships only for the school year in which you graduate.
  • You must also 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

  • 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)

Fulfill the B.C. graduation requirements of either the 2004 Graduation Program or the Adult Graduation Program by August 31st of your graduating year

How to Apply

  1. Review the Student Information Sheet
  2. Abbotsford School District Online Scholarship Application

Please Note

When applying be sure to complete the Application Form in its entirety. You to have the option to save and then update it, prior to the October 31st, 2018, deadline.  Please be very clear in your project description and pick the correct category.  When you are finished you need to print and present a hard copy of your application to your counsellor. At the end of the application you will need to pay the fee online directly using School Cash Online or you may come to the district school board office to pay directly – You will need to bring a copy of your application with the payment.