Ministry of Education Scholarships

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

District/Authority Scholarship (DAS) Adjudicated by FISA 

The Ministry of Education and Child Care 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 $1,250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. FISA manages the adjudication process for independent schools through the hard work of four regional committees. Over 400 DAS awards, in the amount of $1,250 each, are available this year to grade 12 students graduating from Group 1, 2 and 4 independent schools. Students graduating from Independent Online Schools should apply in the region where the school is located.

Fraser Valley Region –  click here for the Fraser Valley Application Form – Due April 8, 2024
(Fraser Valley encompasses schools from Coquitlam to Hope)

Metro Vancouver –  click here for the MetroVan 2024- Info Package and Application Form – Due April 5, 2024

Vancouver Island and Gulf Islandsclick here Vancouver Island Info Package and Application Form – Applications closed on March 14, 2024

Interior and Northclick here Northern and Interior Application Form 2024 – Due April 8, 2024



Community Scholarship Opportunities 

The following scholarships and awards may be of interest to independent school graduates. Inclusion in this list does not imply FISA endorsement. 

Coast Capital Education Awards – (Note: FISA is no longer involved in adjudicating the Coast Capital awards)

WellBefore has initiated a $3,000 scholarship program to aid high school seniors and college students to face financial challenges in their pursuit of higher education. Due Jan. 1, 2025. For more information and application form visit