District/Authority Scholarships

District/Authority Scholarships are offered by the BC Ministry of Education to recognize graduating BC students for excellence in their chosen areas of interest and strength. The scholarships are intended to help students pursue post-secondary education. 

The Ministry will allocate 5500 awards distributed across school districts and independent school authorities that recognize graduating BC students for excellence in their chosen areas of interest or strength.  The award is a $1250 voucher that can be used toward post-secondary education tuition. 

SD8 Scholarship Information Night VIDEO

Scholarship Applicant Presentation Information Night will be held virtually on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. PST.


District Authority Scholarship Application 21 22
Confidential Reference Form 21 22

Scholarships Applications Administered by School District 8 Kootenay Lake
Bill Arishenkoff Trades Scholarship Application
Bragagnolo Bursary Application
David Thompson Art Award Application
Dr. Christine Perkins and Michael Perkins Fine Arts Award 
Dr. Christine Perkins Human Rights Award
Georgia Ethel McKeown Bursary Application
Kootenay Area Skilled Trades Award Application

District Application deadline: Thursday, April 7, 2022 (4:00 pm PST)
(Schools will be setting their own application deadlines)

Spring 2022 Presentation/Adjudication Dates: May 9, 10 and 11, 2022


To earn a scholarship, students must apply and:

  1. Meet the basic eligibility requirements
  2. Meet criteria determined by the local scholarship committee, which requires a student to demonstrate outstanding achievement in any ONE of the following areas:
  • Indigenous Language & Culture -Demonstrated at school or in the community
  • Fine Arts (e.g. Visual Arts, Drama, Music)
  • Applied Design, Skills, & Technology (e.g. Business, Technology, Home Economics, Information Communication Technology, Technology Education)
  • Physical Activity (e.g. Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical Education)
  • International Language - International Languages Curriculum or External Assessments, including AP and IB courses
  • Community Service (Volunteer Activity) which includes demonstration of local and global issues and intercultural awareness
  • Technical & Trades Training (e.g. Carpentry, Automotive, Woodwork, Mechanics, Cook Training)

     3. Fulfill the B.C. graduation requirements of either the Graduation Program or the Adult Graduation Program by August 31st of your graduating year.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Database
Scholarship Rotation

External Scholarships

Three Year Grad Plans
Three Year Grad Plan Template
Trades - Three Year Grad Plan Template

Grad Dates:
Crawford Bay - n/a
J.V. Humphries - June 18, 2022
L.V. Rogers - June 10, 2022
Mt. Sentinel - June 17, 2022
Kootenay River Secondary - June 17, 2022
Salmo Secondary - June 18, 2022
Homelinks Creston - June 20, 2022

BC Excellence Scholarships

The 2021/2022 BC Excellence Scholarship Application is now available online

Application Deadline is February 2022. 

There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners will have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. They will receive a $5000 voucher to use for post-secondary tuition.

For nomination information, eligibility requirements, evaluation information, and how to apply, please visit the BC Excellence Scholarships webpage.


Claim Your Scholarship!

If you have any questions or concerns with respect to your District Authority Scholarship voucher, please contact the Ministry of Education here.

To claim School District 8 scholarship awards email a letter of request to Penny Bush, Accounting Coordinator at and include a program acceptance letter at post-secondary school, tuition receipts and a social insurance number (If you prefer you can call in your SIN to the confidential voice mail 250 505 7049).  

Scholarship Preparation