YALIENS.......Welcome to the 2022/2023 School Year!

This site will be updated with new scholarship opportunities as the year progresses. Graduating students should also:
*Join our "Grad 2023 Counselling Centre Information" in Google Classroom (class code is: vecaim4)
*Yale Instagram: yale.counselling
*Watch hallway monitors!
*Listen for announcements
*The Counsellors are available for extra assistance.  Please email them for an appointment.


*****SCHOLARSHIP LIST 2022/2023 PDF (CLICK HERE)!!!  . Check out this list for a variety of scholarships( drawn from across BC)  organized by application due date! See your counsellor  with questions. 



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. 

For information see Mr. C. Smith 



This is the one opportunity that many of you have been waiting for!  These are the awards given away at the Convocation Ceremony in June.

Abbotsford Community Foundation Awards offer many scholarship and bursary opportunities for students graduating from secondary schools in Abbotsford.   Students can apply for these awards beginning in February 2023.

Students can go to to access the 2022 Student Awards Directory and Application Package.    


Loran Scholarship 2022

Applications are now open.  Deadline is October 2022.  

Click Here for information and application instructions

the link is:


Schulich Leader Scholarship 2022

Yale Secondary can sponsor ONE student for the Schulich Leadership Scholarship.  Schulich Leadership Scholarships are awarded to secondary school grads who are enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) programs at one of their CANADIAN partner universities (see list on website.) If you wish to be considered for nomination please see your counsellor by December/2022.  The nominee must exemplify at least two of the following criteria:  Academic Excellence, Leadership and Financial Need.  The Yale Selection Committee will meet in December to determine our nominee.  The successful applicant will be notified in December prior to Christmas break.

Click here for more information:


Scholarship Opportunities Summary

Listed are some of the opportunities for students to earn/win scholarship money for their post- secondary education. For items A to D you can go to the Ministry website for more information….

A) BC Achievement Scholarships- For the 2022/2023 school year, 8000 top B.C. graduates with the highest cumulative average based on courses required for graduation (both required and elective)  are eligible to receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. The Ministry will determine recipients based on students’ achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy graduation program requirements (including elective courses). Career Life Connections 12 will not be included. A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for awarding the BC Achievement Scholarship.

B) BC Excellence Scholarships- There are  55 Scholarships available in the province  to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners will have demonstrated community service, both inside and outside their schools, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. They will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use for post-secondary tuition. Students must be nominated for this scholarship by their school. Only one student per school can be nominated.  Please See Mrs. Perry or Mrs. Wickman in the counselling centre before December 2022 if interested in being nominated.

C) Pathway to Teaching Scholarship- The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (PTES) is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Each recipient will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use towards tuition in their teaching program at a designated BC post-secondary institution. A student cannot win both a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and a BC Excellence Scholarship.

D) District Authority Awards- $1250 education voucher awarded to students for excellence in a non-academic area (eg. Fine Arts, Applied Skills, Trades, Physical Education, Foreign Languages……).  Students demonstrate their skills by producing a significant (100+ hr) project and then presenting it in April. Information is available in the Counselling Centre and on Yale’s website. Deadline for applying to do a project is October 30th 2022.

Post-Secondary Scholarships – each Post-Secondary institution has scholarships to be awarded to new students. Go to the institution’s website and look for Scholarships and Awards. The amount of the scholarship will vary and each institution will list their criteria. Some scholarships are awarded automatically based on the student’s course average for their qualifying courses. For other awards an application along with a resume and/or an essay are needed to be considered by the awards panel at the institution. Each award will state the deadline and what needs to be completed for a student to be considered.


Other websites:

Brittany Palmer-Unlock Your Future – a complete resource website with information and tips about applying for scholarship, go to for more information.

Students Awards – a search engine to help you find scholarships, go to ….


Investigate other avenues

  • parents- employer, union, financial institution
  • affiliation - parent, child, other relatives
  • sport groups, service clubs, Legion
  • affiliation - parent, child, other relatives
  • sport groups, service clubs, Legion