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Many graduates at Prince George Secondary School excel in Academics, Leadership & Community Service. 

We aim to provide as much assistance possible to ensure that these future leaders get access to scholarships, bursaries, grants & awards. These opportunities help and assist our polar students with their future pursuits.


Mrs. LaMarre in the counselling office can provide assistance with access to scholarships, bursaries, grants & awards.  She helps many students with applications these kinds of opportunities.

Mrs. LaMarre      250-562-6441 ext: 111               [email protected]


SD57 Award Application Info

The School District 57 Awards program will open for grads to apply starting on January 17, 2024. The application deadline is February 20, 2024. 

Please read over the attached instructions to prepare your application and determine which awards you want to apply for. Some scholarships and bursaries require specific documentation. 
You will need your PEN# and at least two reference letters as well as information about your interests, accomplishments, work and/or volunteer experience and post-secondary plans. 
If you are applying for bursaries you will need to complete a Declaration of Income form.
We will be hosting a session at PGSS during T-block to assist students with their applications. Please watch for the date TBA.


Application deadline: February 20, 2024
Applications must be submitted between: January 17, 2024 to February 20, 2023.
Files below:
SD57 2023-2024 Awards Booklet
**(Read this document carefully and follow instructions carefully!)
SD57 2024 Student Directions for Applying for SD57 Awards 
**(Use this document to plan out answers ahead of time!)
You can also access this info from our:
Here is the link to the SD57 Awards, Scholarships, Transcripts, Post-Secondary Webpage:

In preparation for applying for School District Awards, you will need to have a minimum of two reference letters. Some awards also require specific letters of support, or documentation of membership/participation. 

Below is a Request for a Letter of Reference form for you. This is a helpful resource for the people who are writing reference letters for you. Please complete it and provide it to your reference when you ask if they are willing to provide a reference letter for you. The information in this form will assist references with writing a comprehensive letter.

Please contact Mrs. Mary LaMarre if you have any questions.

[email protected] 

**Save your info from your applications for the PGSS awards applications which will be submitted to Mrs. LaMarre on:  TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Don't forget to check out the following sites to find scholarships, bursaries and awards:

The BC Excellence scholarship is awarded to 55 well-rounded high school graduates who have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and who show aptitude for and commitment to their chosen career or area of post-secondary study. The deadline to apply is February 15th, 2024, and PGSS can nominate one student. If you are interested in being the PGSS nominee, here is the link to the application and information:

PGSS Awards

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Hello grade 12s!
I have attached the application booklet for PGSS based awards. Application forms are due May 1st at 9:00 in counselling. 
Recipients of these awards and recipients of School District #57 awards will be announced at the PGSS Valedictory ceremony on June 2 at CN Centre.
If you have already been notified that you are the recipient of a scholarship, bursary or award from somewhere other than our school district please let me know! We will announce your accomplishment at the valedictory ceremony as you cross the stage. Please include the following:
Name of grad
Name of award/scholarship/bursary
Here are some examples:
Gaylene Clark
Raven Award
Alexis Gunderson
James W. McLamore WHOPPER  Scholarship
Burger King
Mary LaMarre
Turtle Spirt Pathway Award
University of Alberta 

Indigenous Grads

Check out the brochure below with information about scholarships for Indigenous Students as well as links to post-secondary Institutions.  Please share with Grade 12 Indigenous learners.
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Here are two more pieces of information: 
1. A link to a portal for post-secondary information for all Indigenous youth.
2. A survey for all Indigenous students graduating 2021.
A scholarship that is exclusive to Aboriginal students from BC who are interested in studying Carpentry at the post-secondary level.

Ken Michel Memorial Scholarship for Carpentry | ScholarTree

In loving memory of a man whose skill in the carpentry trade and the love of his people helped build the foundations of honour, pride, and strength in his community. This scholarship acknowledges both strong work ethic and the desire to work towards the betterment of the community as a whole.


Good morning,

The Financial Aid & Awards team at CNC is putting together the Student Community Leadership Annual Scholarship for graduating students in School Districts 57, 91, and 28. One eligible student from each School District will be selected as a recipient of the award upon their attendance at CNC in the following Fall semester. The deadline for students to apply is April 14, 2023.

We would love for your school to participate and open this opportunity to your students. I have attached the award application package and a promotional poster, in the hopes that you are willing to communicate the award to your students. Applications will be received by the Financial Aid & Awards office here at CNC's Prince George campus for review..

Thank you,

College of New Caledonia Ella Thomason 

Financial Aid Team Lead
Student Services

3330 - 22nd Avenue, Prince George, BC Canada V2N 1P8
250 562 2131 ext 5991
250 561 5879
800 371 8111

Schulich Leader Scholarship Info

Are you entrepreneurial-minded and planning a post-secondary degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Business Enterprise, Math)?  
You may be interested in applying for a Schulich Leader Scholarship. PGSS can nominate one Schulich Leader. If you are interested in being the nominee for PGSS, please read over the following information and check out the link to the Schulich website, and then email Mr. Halpape [email protected] and Mrs. LaMarre [email protected] to tell us you would like to be considered for PGSS.
In your email please include information about how you meet the criteria of 
  1. Academic Excellence
  2. Leadership
  3. Financial Need 
  4. What university you plan to attend.
  5.  The deadline to let us know is Monday January 22, 2024. 
Link to website:

Student eligibility criteria:Graduating high school in Canada in the 2023/2024 academic year-Canadian citizen or permanent resident-Plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program at one of our 20 partner universities-Meet the following criteria:Academic excellence, ANDLeadership, 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:Technology;Engineering;Entrepreneurship and business enterprise;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


University of Northern BC

The link to apply to UNBC is:

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December 2023


Events for Students and Parents

Virtual Program Info Sessions


Open to both students and parents, these sessions provide a unique chance to connect with our faculty directly and delve into the details of our diverse programs. From arts and science to business and trades, there's a session covering it all. In these sessions, faculties will share comprehensive overview of admission processes and the potential career pathways.


Information Sessions (

Discover TRU - Virtual and In Person Sessions


For students thinking about applying for an undergraduate program at TRU.  Join us online to learn what it’s like to be a TRU student while we uncover the top 10 reasons to choose TRU. (Including how to apply!)


Thursday, December 12 
  6:00 p.m.

Application 101: Scholarship & Awards Virtual Info Session


The TRU Future Students Office and Student Awards and Financial Aid will be online to review the scholarship and awards application process. Join us to discover tips and tricks you need for your application.

Topics covered are: 

  • Why you should apply
  • What you should apply for
  • How to apply
  • How to write a strong essay (the do's and don'ts!)
  • Review of a scholarship winner


Wednesday January 24 
  4:30 p.m.

Parent Information Nights


Are you a parent or guardian of a current or recent high school student who is exploring post-secondary? They will probably look to you for guidance as they navigate the transition to university, so we're here to help!


Join the Future Students Team to learn about TRU, ask questions, and gain the knowledge and resources to support your future post-secondary student.


Thursday January 11   
6: 30 p.m.     

Admissions Updates

NEW PROGRAM: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

We're thrilled to share some exciting news with you - applications for our brand-new Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering program are now open!


In this five-year program (with mandatory co-op), students will learn to design cutting-edge hardware systems, develop software solutions and optimize computer networks. This program is truly where design meets technology in the most exciting way. 


Our first intake is September 2024.

Explore the program



💡Did you know the average salary in Canada for computer engineers was $94,575 in 2023?

Associate of Commerce and Business Administration


Students uncertain about their educational commitment can apply for our open admission associate business program. This diploma is designed to acknowledge the achievements of those facing financial, family, work, or academic constraints preventing the completion of a full four-year business degree. Graduates can later return to TRU to complete the Bachelor of Business Administration. 


Explore the program

Applications are OPEN


Students apply to TRU through EPBC. Application deadlines of note are:


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: January 31, 2024
  • Respiratory Therapy: February 1, 2024
  • Veterinary Technology: February 1, 2024


All other applications are recommended to apply before May 1 for the fall 2024 term. 

Students can APPLY NOW for Scholarships, Bursaries, and Entrance Awards


Did you know that TRU offers over $5 million in scholarships, bursaries, and awards each year to both new and returning students? Applying is simple, and with just one application, students are automatically considered for all eligible funding.

Learn More


Brief overview:

General Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships:

up to $30,000 per scholarship

Recognizes academic excellence, leadership, service and accomplishments that foster TRU's values. 


March 1

TRU Undergraduate Entrance Awards: 

up to $4,000 per award

Recognizes leadership, service and accomplishments that foster TRU's values, with preference to first generation university students. 


April 1 

TRU Assurance Bursary: 

up to $20,000 per bursary

For new and returning bachelor degree students, with preference to students enrolled in open programs, and/or from the TRU region. 


May 31

TRU Undergraduate Entrance Bursary: 

up to $4,000 per bursary 

For new, full-time, diploma or degree students facing financial hardship.


May 31


Note: Should students have any queries regarding their eligibility or application, they can reach out directly to [email protected] or join our virtual information session, "Application 101 - Scholarships and Awards", to receive support for their application.


Wednesday, January 24
  4:30 p.m.


Contact Information

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RE: BC Creative Scholarship – Trebas Institute

To whom it may concern at SD 57:

I’m writing on behalf of Global University Systems Canada. We own and operate several private post-secondary institutions across Canada, including Trebas Institute (with campuses in Toronto & Montreal). This year, we are offering $3,000 scholarships specifically to students from British Columbia who may be interested in the Audio Engineering & Production / DJ Arts or the Film & TV Production and Post-Production programs in Toronto. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents currently residing in BC who will be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school on or before June 30, 2023.

I am attaching a digital poster and application form with further information – please feel free to share as you see fit.

If you require further information, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Thank you,



  Graham KnipfelExecutive Director, Training, Industry & Indigenous InitiativesGLOBAL UNIVERSITY SYSTEMS CANADA1461 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 2V3Phone: +1 250 581 0031Email: [email protected] 
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Students can sort their scholarship list ( by the deadline by using the sort by option at the top of the page.

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Loran Scholarships



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BCSSA Grade 12 Scholarships

The British Columbia School Superintendents Association will award six regional scholarships to students planning to pursue post-secondary studies.

Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship must be currently enrolled in their final year of studies at a public secondary school in British Columbia and expected to graduate in June 2023. One recipient will be chosen from each of the six BCSSA provincial chapters (Fraser Valley, Kootenay-Boundary, Metro, Vancouver Island, Northern, Thompson-Okanagan). Each recipient will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

In selecting the recipients for this year’s awards, the scholarship committees will consider demonstrated distinctive leadership that has made significant impacts to the social, ethical and collaborative fabric and practice of school(s) and community. Letters of reference will be required affirming the applicant’s accomplishments and efforts to improve the quality of life and foster diversity, equity and inclusion. The applicant must submit a short description (450 words maximum) of how their leadership has made a difference in the life or lives of others in their school and/or community. Leadership examples may include, but are not limited to, the following domains: arts, trades, physicality, scholastics, social justice, equity, well-being, diversity, advocacy, and cultural responsiveness.

The recipients will be announced in late spring 2023.

Only complete applications will be accepted for the scholarship selection process. Please follow these recommendations. More information on the application form at

Student Scholarship .org

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Regards, Ryan Glendinning Scholarship Program Admin.

This e-mail is intended for the above named recipient(s). Feel free to forward this email to any student, parent, or other interested individuals, if you believe the information will benefit them.

Storwell Bursaries

Storwell offers an annual bursary 
Check out our external bursary program!
Have a pleasant day!Storwell

Electronic Recycling Association

My name is Donna, from the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA).  We are a non-profit organization that focuses on reducing the negative impact e-waste has on the environment through the refurbishment and reuse of IT-related devices.
The reason I am contacting you today is because we are offering a $1 Million and a $100K Dollars ERA Scholarship that runs from January 1st, 2022 to September 1st, 2022. 
For more information about the competition please click on the link below. you have any questions about the ERA 2022 Scholarship Competition, please feel free to contact me by replying here or by phone number in my signature.Thank you for your time!
Donna Gojan

Account Representative

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Financial Help for Post Secondary

Hello PGSS grads and families. 
Below are a few links to scholarship and bursary sites. These databases will provide you with information about awards, scholarships and bursaries. You can gather information, apply, find deadlines, criteria, etc. You can also create an individual account on the first 3 so that you receive information specific to your post-secondary plans.  The 4th option-EducationPlannerBC includes information about post-secondary programs, scholarship/bursary information and links to apply to post-secondary programs in BC. It is a really helpful resource!

The Center for Epilepsy & Seizure Education in British Columbia 

is currently accepting applications for the Jaymie-Lynn Memorial Bursary Program for the year 2024. 

Details of the Jaymie-Lynn Memorial Bursary Program 2024:

Type of Award: Bursary

Criteria: Live with or Are Affected by Epilepsy

Number of Awards: 2

Award Amount: $2000 each

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Application Process: Only online applications will be accepted. Interested candidates can apply by visiting the following link:

About Jaymie-Lynn Robertson:

Jaymie-Lynn Robertson, a vibrant young woman who cherished life passionately, left us too soon at the age of 23 due to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). Despite being diagnosed with epilepsy at 20, Jaymie-Lynn refused to let it hinder her love for working with children and animals. Her resilience continues to inspire all who knew her.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be between 17-19 years of age
  • Be entering college or university studies in a BC post-secondary institution
  • Be a Canadian citizen


Application Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Submit a 300-word essay on how epilepsy has impacted your life

We encourage eligible students to apply for this bursary, which honors Jaymie-Lynn's spirit and aims to support those whose lives have been affected by epilepsy. The award is not solely based on academic achievements but also takes into account financial need and a personal essay.

For more details and to access the online application, interested students can visit the official website: Jaymie-Lynn Bursary Application Form. Should you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word about the Jaymie-Lynn Memorial Bursary Program.




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Unit 112 - 32868 Ventura Avenue, Abbotsford, BC  V2S 6J3

Phone: 604-853-7399   Fax: 604-853-7336


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Hats off to the Grads!


Celebrate your milestone with a scholarship

Prestige Photography by Lifetouch

Tell Prestige Photography what your grad photos mean to you for a chance to receive one of three $1,000 scholarships* toward your academic or career goals. Simply submit your application and a one-page essay by January 31, 2024 to qualify.



Another bursary for students to apply on.  Tid Bits of Change Foundation
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Happy New Year,


  This award recognizes students who dedicate a significant amount of their time and energy to volunteering in their local communities.  

The website is up so students can now make their applications.  We are recognizing youth who have excelled in community service, and offer up to twenty $500 awards available throughout British Columbia. Information is attached.

If you know of a student who might be interested in applying please direct them to our website for details. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2024.  

I recommend you take a minute to log into and look under Making a Difference/Community Service Awards to review 

Bryan Tuson district chair for Power Pioneers northern B.C.

[email protected]



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