Bursary & Scholarship Information


THE 2023 BURSARY/SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WILL BE AVAILABLE ON JANUARY 19th, 2023. FOR YOUR REFERENCE AND PREPARATION, LAST YEARS BURSARY INFORMATION IS LISTED BELOW.

All applications must be submitted to the Counselling Office no later than February 24th at 1:00 pm.

Late applications will not be accepted!

Special Application forms for GP Vanier Bursary Program:

(Special applications are only required if noted in the Vanier Bursary Booklet)


If you would like to be nominated for the Schulich Leader, Cmolik and/or BC Excellence Scholarship, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to the Counselling Office by Jan 20th, 2023.

Schulich Leader Scholarship

Who should apply?

Eligible applicants must:

  • Graduating high school or cegep in Canada in the 2022/2023 academic year
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program at one of our partner universities
  • Meet the following criteria:
  • 1. Academic excellence, AND
  • 2. Leadership, charisma and creativity.
  • Strong consideration will be given to students with financial need.
  • Be entrepreneurial-minded and intend to pursue a career in one or more of the following focus areas:
  • A. Technology;
  • B. Engineering;
  • C. entrepreneurship and business enterprise;
  • D. Applied scientific research.

We are NOT considering students who:

  • Focus on activism (environmental/political/societal)
  • Intend to become a practicing physician and/or medical researcher (e.g. Doctor, Dentist, Nurse, Psychologist, Pharmacist, Optometrist, etc.)
  • Intend to become a Professor and conduct theoretical research

Online Applications Due – Feb 21st, 2023

If you wish to be nominated by Vanier, please submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Collinge in Counselling by January 20th, 2023.  

Cmolik Scholarship

Who should apply?

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a current resident of BC
  • Have lived in Canada for at least 7 years,
  • Be in Grade 12 or a recent secondary school graduate,
  • Have demonstrated financial need,
  • Have faced adversity,
  • Plan to be a full-time student,
  • Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care),
  • Use funding for a post-secondary institution, trade or college, and
  • Be endorsed by their school principal.

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, student applications will be adjudicated by a selection committee that will consider the student’s proven resilience in the face of adversity, their positive work ethic, their academic suitability, their contributions to their community, the clarity of their educational goals, their focused commitment, their fit with the organization, and the support of their references.

Apply here: https://www.thecmolikfoundation.com/scholarships/

Online Applications Due – Feb 7th, 2023

If you wish to be nominated by Vanier, please submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Collinge in Counselling by January 20th, 2023. 


BC Excellence Scholarships

The BC Excellence Scholarship is awarded to 55 well-rounded high school graduates who have demonstrated service and leadership, both a school and in their communities, and who show aptitude for and commitment to their chosen career paths. Recipients receive a $5,000.00 scholarship voucher that they can redeem with the Ministry of Education after they are attending a designated post-secondary institution or BC authorized trades training provider.

Students have five years to redeem their BC Excellence scholarship vouchers; an expiry date is printed on each voucher and extensions are not possible.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students selected as conditional recipients of the BC Excellence scholarship must meet the following requirements by August 31 of their graduating year to be confirmed as a recipient and receive their scholarship voucher:

  • meet core eligibility requirements;
  • be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma);
  • fulfill the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program;
  • be graduating (between September 1 and August 31) during the same year the scholarship is awarded; and
  • have the following final marks
    • Minimum “B” average in grades 11 and 12 courses required for graduation
    • Minimum “B” (73% or above) in Language Arts 12
    • Minimum “B” average, no more than one “C+” (67% or above), and no marks lower than “C+” in courses that fulfill graduation requirements for Science 11 or 12, Math 11, and Social Studies 11 or 12

Note: students may apply for both the BC Excellence scholarship and the Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship but they can only be awarded one.

Online Applications Due – Feb 15th, 2023

If you wish to be nominated by Vanier, please submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Allan in Counselling by January 20th, 2023. 


North Island College

In March of every year, North Island College offers hundreds of bursaries to students.  If you are planning on attending, you can access these awards at this link: https://foundation.nic.bc.ca/students


General Bursary Information

Many Universities and colleges often have their own bursary and scholarship programs available to students interested in attending their institution. Check out the website of the university or college you wish to attend or contact their student services for more information.

Below are some Bursaries/Scholarships offered to Vanier students through the community!

  • Storwell Bursary – Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life! The award is non-renewable, but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year. The successful candidate is an active member of their community, has excellent grades and displays financial need.
  • The Educational Facility Managers Association of BC is pleased to offer five $1,000 bursaries to graduates of the 2021/2022 school year! Preferences will be given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or building technology. Should there not be suitable applications received in these fields, students in other courses of study will be considered. (Applicants must be dependents of school district employees in the school facilities area, i.e. Maintenance or Custodial).
  • OCCS Music Scholarship – The Oceanside Classical Concert Series scholarship fund is awarding a $2500 scholarship to an instrumental or vocal student, of any style or genre of music, who plans to enter a post-secondary music degree program in the Fall of 2022.  The OCCS is a non-profit organization interested in supporting aspiring young musicians to pursue advanced music study.

For more information on how you can apply, please follow this link.

  • CEBC Scholarship – Thanks to the generous funding of Ecofish Research Ltd., The Clean Energy Association of British Columbia is pleased to offer a scholarship of $2,000 to a BC secondary school student who is interested in pursuing a future in clean energy at a post-secondary institution. Applicants must be a full-time secondary student that is graduating in 2022.

For more information on how students can apply, please follow this link.