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.

The 2020-21 DAS Information Sessions for the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley & Interior regions were recorded and are available for viewing here.

2020-21 application form coming soon – expected posting date is Dec. 7th. Apologies for the delay. 

Fraser Valley (includes Coquitlam  & Port Coquitlam, Interior BC, Northern BC)

Metro Vancouver (North & West Van, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, Richmond)

Vancouver Island (Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast) 

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


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

FISA manages the distribution of the Standing Tall: Coast Capital Youth Education Awards for students attending independent schools. Application forms are anticipated to be available in early 2021.