National Scholarship Information

Apply now to Face of Today's Self-Investment Scholarship! Two multi-year $5,000 scholarships towards post-secondary schooling are available to those eligible, who submit an essay on how they have invested in their mental health and wellbeing during a time of crisis. 


The Self-Investment Scholarship is eligible to students:


a. Graduating from Grade 12 or a successful high school graduate
b. Accepted or enrolled in a recognized college or university program, job skills training program, apprenticeship program or other vocational program (proof of enrolment will be required for final payment)
c. Able to demonstrate the need for financial assistance for their study program, and
d. Submit an application form including a 2500 word essay about a time when you prioritized or invested in your mental health and wellbeing during a time of crisis

DEADLINE: This application MUST be submitted by Tuesday August 4, 2020 to be considered 


Recipients will be contacted by August 12, 2020.


Visit: to submit your essay.


Face of Today was created in 2009, with the hopes that all youth and their communities have access to mental health resources and education. In 2019, the Face of Today Resource Centre was opened in Gastown, to provide programming in arts, fitness and wellness to at-risk youth. Our mission is to invest in strategic partnerships with aligned organizations, co-creating and delivering youth-centered programs that foster resilience, personal development, and a mindset of giving back.



The Educational Facility Managers Association of British Columbia was pleased to award five $1,000.00 bursaries to graduates of the 2019/2020 school year. Our association is comprised of administrative and management personnel of school districts who are responsible for construction, maintenance and custodial services, etc.

These bursaries are offered to secondary students completing their grade 12 year who will enter a recognized post-secondary educational institution in the 2020/2021 term. Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or special needs.

Preference will be given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or building technology. Should there not be suitable applications received in these fields, students in other courses of study will be considered, however, all applicants MUST be dependents of school district employees in the school plant area (i.e. Maintenance or Custodial).

Download [ 2020 Bursary Information - pdf ]

Download [ 2020 Bursary Application Form - pdf ]

The deadline for receipt of bursary applications was April 30, 2020.

BCGEU Scholarships


Important: Please read this section before starting your application.

Applicants must be:
  • A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff [1]; and
  • A current or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student who is enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution [2] in 2020.
In addition to personal information and details of your education plan, you will be asked to answer an essay question. We recommend that you prepare your answer and return to this online application. You can prepare your 450 to 500-word answer and then cut and paste it into the application. Applicants with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may submit their answer to the essay question as an audio or video file to
Choose one of the following topics for your essay:
  1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important?
  2. What are the impacts of work on the mental health of workers and what can employers and unions do to support workers' mental health?
  3. What does Reconciliation between Indigenous and settler peoples mean to you?
We encourage you to base your answer on an interview with a BCGEU member, personal experience or original research. 
The deadline for submitting your applications is at midnight on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Clean Energy BC Scholarship

Deadline Thursday, May 14, 2020

Clean Energy BC (CEBC) is pleased to be offering a student scholarship of $1,000. The scholarship is available for students who are interested in pursuing a future in clean energy at a post-secondary institution.


Must be a BC secondary student (full-time, currently enrolled) that is graduating in 2020.


Application Materials

• Applicants must submit a 1-2 page paper (approximately 500 words) responding to the following question:

“Why is clean energy important to me as a young person in BC?”


• Please cite any relevant experience with projects, volunteering, or community work, and indicate any future plans for involvement. Be sure to indicate the post-secondary institutions you have applied to, as well as any acceptances you have received!

• Applicants must additionally provide one letter of reference (must not be a relative). This could be from a teacher, a community representative, a religious/spiritual teacher, or a coach. The reference letter should speak to your character as a person.

• Please do not forget to provide your contact information – address, phone number, and e-mail.



Deadline: Thursday, May 14th, 2020


Please submit your application as a PDF document by email to:



Coast Capital Savings - Standing Tall Award

Coast Capital is again offering a Standing Tall Award to a student from our district that has faced adversity and has not only risen up against the odds, but has demonstrated a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support. Last year, 61 students from 23 school districts across Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid- and southern Vancouver Island and the Central Okanagan who have overcome adversity and personal challenges received a total of $211,500 to help start their post-secondary education.
March 1 Application forms available on the Coast Capital website. All 2020 Youth Education Awards information and timeline will be updated on the Coast Capital website by March 1.
April 3 Deadline for students to submit applications to their school counsellor.
April 17 School to have selected an application from their school to be forwarded to the SBO for final selection by the Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Please include a tally of applications received by your school.
May 4 Deadline for the School District to inform Coast Capital Savings of their Education Award winner and a backup (in case the student declines or does not meet the eligibility requirements).
Schulich Leader Scholarships are the largest and most prestigious undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships in Canada, with a value of up to $100,000 each. Fifty students receive this celebrated award each year – a top student can win from your school! Last year, 70% of winning recipients came from schools that had never produced a Schulich Leader before.
  1. Every high school in Canada may nominate one student per academic year
  2. Nomination deadline is January 29, 2020
See Ms. Long or Ms. Kotapski in the Counselling Centre for more information.
Scholarships Canada is a free website with an extensive database (80,000+ scholarships!) that lists numerous scholarship opportunities in detail. When you register you will provide information ranging from your year of study to your hobbies, which will be used as keywords to run through their system. At the end of the process, you will have an inbox of awards that are appropriate for you based on the information you supplied. In addition, they have a number of sister websites that provide a comprehensive system for guiding students through the post-secondary experience: School Finder, Study in Canada and Grad School Finder. Scholarships Canada also offers online webinars on a number of different topics and newsletters.
This  Student Financial Assistance website is run by the Government of Canada. This resource provides information on Canadian post-secondary education.
If you live in British Columbia or are planning to study in British Columbia, Education Planner can help you compare post-secondary options. ​
Student Budget Calculators
There are a number of online calculators that can help you build a budget for post-secondary expenses. Below are links to several options: