Provincial, District and School administered scholarships, bursaries and awards are just some of the types of funding available to students. 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 they may be eligible for.

School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North), through its supportive community members and North Island businesses, provides its secondary schools, (Eke Me-Xi Learning Center, North Island Secondary School and  Port Hardy Secondary School), with a wide range of academic, student achievement, service-based scholarships, bursaries and awards to students. Remember, few scholarships today are awarded solely on the basis of grades. Increasingly, a service component (either school or community-based) is required. Get involved!

To receive a complete school listing, please see your school’s counsellor and teacher advisors.

BC Graduation Planner
BC Dogwood Planner
BC Handbook of Procedures
BC Graduation Program Implementation Guide
BC’s New Curriculum
Graduation Requirements

District/Authority Scholarship

The Ministry of Education sponsors and administers an annual provincial scholarship program whereby eligible Grade 12 students may earn a $1,250 scholarship towards the cost of post-secondary enrollment. Ten of these scholarships are available to students in School District No. 85.

BC Ministry of Education: District/Authority Scholarship Information

External Scholarships

$1,000 A.H.B. “Spoon” Wotherspoon Memorial Scholarship Deadline: TBD

$500 BCCHS Scholarships Deadline: TBD

$5,000 BC Excellence Scholarships Applications open late fall, 2023

$1,000 BC Housing Education Awards Program Deadline: April 30, 2024

$44,000 Beedie Luminaries Scholarships Deadline: January 8, 2024

$1,500 Betty Spalton Scholarship Deadline: May 31, 2024

$1,000 British Columbia School Superintendents Association Deadline: TBD

$750 British Columbia School Trustees Association Deadline: February 29, 2024

$2,500 BC John M. Toomer Education Scholarship Deadline: TBD

Various Canadian Mental Health Association – Scholarships and Bursaries Applications open spring, 2024

$7,000 Commercial Heavy-Duty Mechanic Scholarship Program Deadline: December 31 and June 30

$3,000 Credit Union Foundation of BC Scholarships Deadline: three application periods

$500 Joan Wright Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2024

$3,500 John F. Hamilton Scholarship Deadline: TBD

$500 Kirby Kennedy Bursary Deadline: May 1, 2024

Various NIC Foundation Applications open March 1, 2024

$2,000 Storwell’s Foster Children Bursary Deadline: December 31, 2023

Various Deadline: February 15 – May 31, 2024

$80,000 UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Deadline: December 1, 2023

$500 West Kelowna Orthodontics Scholarship

Indigenous Specific Scholarships & Bursaries

Various Art & Design Scholarships & Funding

$8,000 BC Hydro – Indigenous Memorial Award Application open spring of 2024

$5,000 BC Hydro – Indigenous Scholarship Award Application open spring of 2024

$2,000 BC Hydro – Indigenous Bursaries Application open spring of 2024

Various First Citizens Fund Deadlines: January 15, 2024 and May 15, 2024

Various Indspire – Indigenous Bursaries & Scholarships Deadlines: August 1, November 1, and February 1

$1,000 to $5,000 Irving K Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society – Indigenous Awards Applications open January, 2024

Various New Relationship Trust Foundation – Indigenous Scholarships & Bursaries Applications open late spring, 2024

Various Nicola Valley Institute of Technology – External Awards Deadlines vary

Various University of Victoria – Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for Indigenous students Applications open April, 2024

Explore even more with helpful tools:

Education Planner BC – Finding Scholarships

Government of Canada – Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool

Scholarships Canada – More Scholarships in BC

Student Aid BC – Grants, scholarships and other financial supports

WorkBC – Scholarships, Bursaries and Loans