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 $1,250 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 2020-2021 685 DAS applications were received from students attending independent schools and 435 DAS awards were distributed.

The 2021-22 DAS Information Sessions for the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley, North & Interior regions were recorded and are available for viewing here.

2022-23 DAS Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Region- application will be posted fall 2022

2022-23 DAS Fraser Valley Region- application will be posted fall 2022 (covers the region between Coquitlam to Hope)

2022-23 DAS Metro Vancouver Region- application will be posted fall 2022 (covers North & West Van, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, Richmond)

2022-23 DAS Northern & Interior Region- application will be posted fall 2022 

Coast Capital Youth Education Award 

FISA manages the distribution of the Coast Capital Youth Education Award for grade 12 students graduating from independent schools in select regions throughout the province. The application process for 2021-22 is now closed. Applications for 2022-23 are anticipated in March 2023.


Scholarship Opportunities from Community Agencies and Organizations

 Instant Record Check, an online provider of RCMP criminal record checks in Canada, is offering a $500 Scholarship to one lucky student.

The applicant must write a 300-word essay on either of the following topics:

  • The relationship between a person’s criminal history and their credibility

  • The convenience and threats technology has posed to one’s personal information

  • Your stand on employers doing criminal background checks on applicants

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic affected employment chances and the hiring process

You can check this link for more information:

Due Date: Dec. 31, 2022