Ministry of Education Scholarships

For information regarding other Ministry of Education scholarships visit the Provincial Scholarship Program Information website. 

District/Authority (DAS) Scholarships

The Ministry of Education distributes 5500 District/Authority Scholarships across school districts and independent school authorities that recognize graduating B.C. students for excellence in their chosen area of interest or strength. Winners receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. FISA BC manages the adjudication process for independent schools through the hard work of three regional committees. In 2018-2019, 671 DAS applications were received from students attending independent schools and 430 DAS awards were distributed.

2019-20 DAS Application Fraser Valley (includes Coquitlam  & Port Coquitlam, Interior BC, Northern BC)

CHANGE IN PROCESS for the Fraser Valley Region:
1) Submit the online form  by Monday, April 27, 2020.
2) Submit the completed application package (paper forms) by Friday, May 1, 2020 to DAS Attn: Chris Blesch, Holy Cross Regional High School, 16193 88 Ave, Surrey, BC, V4N 1G3.
3) Do NOT submit PORTFOLIOS at this time. A copy of the paper application form should be kept to accompany the portfolio at a later date.

2019-20 DAS Metro Vancouver North & West Van, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, Richmond) Application due March 13, 2020. We are working to arrange an alternative to the in-person adjudication process. More information forthcoming. 

2019-20 DAS Application Vancouver Island (Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast) Online application due February 27, 2020.  Documentation package due April 1, 2020. We are working to arrange an alternative to the in-person adjudication process. More information forthcoming. 

*DL students should submit applications based on the region where they reside, not the region where the DL school is located.


Coast Capital Youth Education Award (for schools in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Central Okanagan, and Vancouver Island)

Applications are now closed. Thank you to all of the schools who assisted students in submitting applications. Schools will be notified regarding the selected award recipients in early May.

FISA manages the distribution of the Standing Tall: Coast Capital Youth Education Awards for students attending independent schools. Three awards of $3,500 will be distributed in 2020.