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 2018-2018, 671 DAS applications were received from students attending independent schools and 430 DAS awards were distributed.

2019-2020 DAS Application-Fraser Valley (includes Coquitlam  & Port Coquitlam, Interior BC, Northern BC) Application due May 1, 2020. No adjudication evening.

2019-20 DAS Application Metro Van (North & West Van, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, Richmond) Application due March 13, 2020. Adjudication evening April 28, 2020.

2019 DAA Application Vancouver Island (Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast) Application due March 12, 2019. Adjudication evening April 17, 2019. 2020 application available soon

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

Ministry of Education Scholarships

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

Additional Scholarship and Award Opportunities

From time to time, organizations request FISA BC’s assistance in publicizing scholarship and award opportunities. We do so for the benefit of graduating students. Inclusion in the list below does not equal endorsement by FISA BC.

Coast Capital Youth Get it Education Award 2020 application available soon. Students attending independent schools should send application to

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