Financing Your Future






Provincial Awards and Entrance Scholarships

See for eligibility requirements and application information.



Provincial Scholarships

If you plan to continue your education beyond Grade 12, you can learn how to access money through scholarships available from the Ministry of Education. Scholarship winners receive vouchers to help with tuition costs at designated post-secondary institutions and authorized trades training providers


District/Authority Scholarships

These $1250 scholarships are awarded to graduating students with outstanding

achievement in one of several areas of interest. The areas include:

  • Indigenous Languages and Culture, demonstrated at school or in the community

  • Fine Arts (e.g., Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)

  • Applied Skills (e.g., Business Ed, Technology Ed, Home Economics)

  • Physical Activity (e.g., Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical

  • Education)

  • International Languages

  • Community Service (Volunteer Activity), which includes demonstration of

  • local and global issues and cultural awareness

  • Technical and Trades Training (e.g., Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics,

  • Cook Training)


Students should apply for these scholarships in the year they graduate directly to their local scholarship committee.



BC Excellence Scholarships

These $5000 scholarships are awarded to 55 well-rounded graduates who demonstrate community service, leadership, and commitment to their chosen career paths. Each secondary school in BC may put forward a nominee who must submit an application package to the Ministry through their school district office.


BC Achievement Scholarships

Graduating students with high achievement in a broad range of courses might qualify to win scholarships worth $1250. These scholarships are based on academic achievement in required and elective courses that meet graduation requirements. No application is required and students are contacted in the fall after their graduation.


Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarships

These $5000 scholarships recognize 20 exceptional Grade 12 students who plan to become teachers in the K-12 education system. Winners will receive a scholarship voucher to redeem upon entrance to an approved BC Faculty of Education teacher-training program. Students apply to the Ministry of Education for this scholarship. The deadline for this application is February 15.


French Program Awards

Bursaries for Full-time Students taking courses in French. See this Link for details.



Secondary School Apprenticeship Awards

Youth In Trades students are eligible for this award. This programs has additional information about criteria and procedures related to this award. Once Youth In Trades program is completed with 900 hour documented with the Industry Trade Authority $1000 Award Criteria is available.


International Education Scholarships and awards

The Ministry of Education provides international education scholarships and awards to:

  • Promote the development of intercultural knowledge and skills for B.C. students and teachers

  • Develop and strengthen relationships with foreign partners

  • Promote the recruitment of French language and French immersion teachers to B.C.


Pemberton Secondary Local Scholarships and Bursaries

All grade 12 students will receive The Pemberton Secondary Scholarship Book in Feb. outlining the available local scholarships with the criteria for each application. Grade 12 students will have the opportunity to apply for these local awards. Applications will be due in April. These awards are presented at the Farewell Ceremony in June. Students are required to write a letter of application and identify the scholarships they wish to apply for. Although some of these awards are for academic excellence, there are others that reward citizenship, athletics, and community involvement.


Post-Secondary Sources

If a student has high marks they should try to apply to their post-secondary schools as early as possible since there are usually scholarships available to those students. The earlier you apply the earlier you can find out what you need to do to get the money. You should apply in November as some deadlines are in December.

Most post secondary schools will make sure that if a student has qualified to be accepted at the school that the school will work with the student to make sure lack of money does not prevent the student from attending.


BC Awards and Funding Online

There are many scholarships and awards available from government, post-secondary institutions, private industry, and non-profit organisations. Student Aid BC is also a government web site that provides some award programs. Students can search for awards by use of keywords and area of career interest through the internet.


We encourage all parents and grads to spend time looking for grants and scholarships.



There are many websites that both parents and student can access to get information that will help with the transition to life after graduation whether that means heading off to a post-secondary institution or to work.

Exploring post-secondary options

More Useful Websites


Exploring Occupations


Ministry of Education


Scholarships Scholarship for youth in foster care


Applications for post-secondary

In BC       

In Ontario



My Blueprint

The district has purchased an account for each student so login and explore your Future interests. It includes: interest surveys and resume building tools

These were functioning at the time of writing, but these websites seem to come and go fairly frequently.

Site has various stats and figures on different career areas


Interesting sites for careers

This site is from the Industry Training Authority and has excellent information about apprenticing and getting careers in the trades.

A very informative site with links to many different career areas including career tests, career descriptions, labour markets ect.