External Scholarships

External scholarships are scholarships you apply for outside of our school, where the pool of applicants is larger than just the local students in our school or District. There are too many scholarships in this category to list them all. You need to do some research on your own to find external scholarships that you can apply for.

Please contact one of our counsellors for any information, including scholarships deadlines: Dave Van Bergeyk (dvanberg@sd83.bc.ca) or Tanya Harrington (tharring@sd83.bc.ca ).

Check out these sites as good places to start:





Some of these external scholarships happen every year. We will highlight these scholarships at the counselling centre and can help you with your application. Here are some to keep in mind:

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership (September)
A national scholarship offered to students who help support change, nurture progress, and contribute to making the world a better place

LORAN Scholars Foundation Award (September)
A national scholarship program recognizing character, determination, and leadership

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship (late October)
A national scholarship recognizing students with financial need who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

Beedie Luminaries Scholarship (early January)
A BC specific scholarship program looking for resilient students facing financial adversity who have the academic readiness to advance their education, achieve their dreams, and inspire others

Cmolik Foundation Award (late January, early February)
A BC specific scholarship program that awards scholarships to youth who have faced adversity in their lives and demonstrated tenacityRequires school nomination

Schulich Leaders Award (late January, early February)
A national scholarship awarded to entrepreneurial-minded students enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fieldsRequires school nomination

BC Excellence Scholarship (mid February)
A BC specific scholarship awarded to well-rounded high school graduates who have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and who show aptitude for and commitment to their chosen career pathsRequires school nomination

BC School Sports Scholarships (May)
Several different scholarships available to students across BC who have competed in BC School Sports – Application and information available here