BC Excellence

There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available 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. See the Career Advisor at your school for information on how to be nominated. If nominated, the student must submit an application (PDF) to their school, who will forward it to the Ministry of Education for adjudication by the selection committee.

A student cannot win both a BC Excellence Scholarship and a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship.

To be eligible, students must have at least a:

  • "B" (73% or above) in their Language Arts 11 final mark
  • "B" average in Grade 11 final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11, Math 11 and Social Studies 11, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)
  • Maintain a “B” average in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
  • Submit a resume
  • Provide two references, one from their community and one from their school
  • Provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) describing:
    • What lead them to their community service, volunteer activity, and/or leadership role
    • What they learned from this involvement
    • How these skills/experiences will benefit them in their chosen career path

Only students who have been nominated by their schools should complete the Ministry’s application package and submit it to their district/authority office. Students must check with their school for the deadline date their application must be received at the school.

The School District must forward the completed application packages (PDF) for their nominees to the Ministry by February 15, 2017, for adjudication by the selection committee.