Ministry of Education Scholarships

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

District/Authority Scholarship (DAS)

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, 681 DAS applications were received from students attending independent schools and 422 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.

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

DAS Metro Van Application Form   Portfolio Requirements Metro Vanc (North & West Van, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, Richmond)

DAS Vancouver Island How to Apply Instructions (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 

FISA manages the distribution of the Coast Capital Youth Education Award for grade 12 students graduating from independent schools located within the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna regions. 3 awards in the amount of $2500 each will be distributed to support youth who have persevered despite facing adversity. 

2021 Coast Capital Award Application Form

Application forms are due to the FISA office by Friday, April 9, 2021.

Application forms may be submitted by email to

or by mail to
4885 St. John Paul II Way
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0G3