Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities

The link below is the application package and awards booklet. It is important to note that we have still not received confirmation for some of the awards due to the Covid Pandemic, but wanted to get the information out to you.

Scholarship and Bursary Package 2020 Charles Hays Secondary


You need to fill out 1 general application and attach your personal essay.

Scholarship and Bursary Application Form 2020


There are also the organizations that need a copy of the application, essay and in some cases like the Port an additional essay and transcript. We would like you to make up packages for these organizations (listed in the application package and hand these in to Ms. Bryant/Ms. Offutt by May 19, 2020.


If you need a copy of your transcript please email


Ms. Bryant and Ms. Offutt can also be emailed if you have any questions.


Good luck,

Kathy Offutt


February to June is the peak scholarship period for grade 12 students. This is the time of year that there is the most amount of scholarships available to students. Peak season coupled with the fact that some students who were actively looking for scholarships in Oct & Nov have dropped off, make this a great time for students to find and apply to scholarships.

Better still, we are continually adding new scholarship every week. Last week the most unique scholarship we added was a scholarship for hearing impaired students.


A new year brings big decisions for students looking to attend post-secondary school next year. Most importantly, where to continue their education. Here are a couple of blogs that highlight some of the things that students should be considering:

Here are some scholarships that are ending shortly that may be of interest to you:

Are you a leader, achiever, or innovator? Do you have limitless drive, ambition, and determination? If so, you should know there’s an exciting opportunity to receive a $25,000 prize towards your post-secondary education!


Founded in 2016, the Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).


Five Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each, to attend a Canadian university, college or CEGEP to study in a STEAM field. Two of these awards will be given to Indigenous students. The winners will be invited to Ottawa and recognized at an award ceremony in April 2019.


More information about the prize program and how to apply can be found at The deadline for applications is January 15, 2020 – share this opportunity with your students today!

Beedie Luminaries Scholarships- Due Jan. 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

Beedie Luminaries is a social-profit enterprise designed to help remove barriers to education and provide wrap-around support for promising students who are facing financial adversity. Students who are smart, but constrained by circumstance. Students who are ready to rise above their circumstances and achieve their dreams.

  • 50 scholarships in 2019 (pilot year)
  • 105 scholarship in 2020
  • $40,000 per student / 4-year undergraduate degree
  • $15,000 per student / 2-year college or trade-school diploma
  • “Stay on Track” student support
  • Access to mentors
  • Summer paid internship opportunities

Go here for more information:

How to apply for the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership

Each year it seems like the cost of post-secondary education keeps getting more expensive. You’ve saved some money, but you still don’t think it’ll be enough. Maybe you didn’t spend your summers focused on making the most money, instead you created change. Then, there’s good news. The TD Scholarships for Community Leadership may be what you’re looking for.

What is it?

The TD Scholarship for Community Leadership awards students up to $70,000 for college or university (up to $10,000 for tuition per year, $7,500 a year for living expenses) for 4 years. It’s open to students across Canada who:

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • Are in final year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec)
  • Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

That’s me! I want to apply!

If this is something you’re excited about, then you should look out for applications starting in September. But here is the general process:

1. Write a 600-word essay (three copies) describing your community leadership experience.

  • Why you got involved
  • How your involvement shows initiative and innovation
  • The ways your efforts have strengthened others
  • How long you have been involved
  • What you think the long-term impact will be
  • How your community has affected you

2. Tell us about the other great things you’re doing. Include a brief description of the range of your other community activities with:

  • A letter of recommendation from your school
  • Two letters of support from community groups
  • Your academic transcript

3. If you’re really trying to impress, you also have the option of including:

  • A 250-word essay (three copies) describing your family and personal life, for example your family’s employment or economic situation
  • A 250-word essay about your life experiences if you have taken a year or more away from high school or CEGEP


Yconic is a good website to look at for scholarship opportunities.

Below is a list of scholarship opportunities from the website

Scholarship Resources


Scholarship season is fully underway. There is currently 7.5 Million Dollars worth of scholarships that are open for applications on ScholarTree! Once students complete their profile they will be matched to all of the awards that they qualify for.

We know now is when students start to plan for next year financially. So we wanted to remind you that there is a downloadable budget template available to everyone at the bottom of

Additionally, here are a couple of scholarships that are available now:


ScholarTree is back for another year of helping graduating students find scholarships. Over the summer we added over 100 new awards to ScholarTree.

Since it is early in the year, here are some of our blogs that may be useful to students looking to apply to scholarships this year:

Additionally, here are a couple of significant scholarships that are available now:


Johnson Insurance – Scholarship Program 2019

Johnson Insurance is proud to offer 50 scholarships, valued at $1000 each, to students completing high school in 2019 and starting post-secondary education in the Fall. Find out more.


BCRPVPA Scholarships

The BC Retired PVPA annually awards up to five $1000 scholarships to students who are graduating from the BC public school system and who will proceed to an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada.  Students can apply to BC Retired PVPA Scholarships even if they have applied for a scholarship with the BCPVPA.

Completed applications must be postmarked by September 30.

Find out more


In District Scholarships and Bursaries 

Scholarship booklet 2019


Engineers & Geo-scientists B.C. 

For more information:

Information from

March break is the perfect time for students to focus on applying to scholarships. March is the months where the most amount of scholarships are available to graduating students. With this in mind, we published the 6 most common mistakes we see in scholarship applications blog. These mistakes cause over 25% of scholarship applications to be disqualified from consideration. You can subscribe to the blog at the bottom of any blog so that you never miss an update.

We are still working hard to grow the different types of scholarships we have available for students. Here is an example of a scholarship for students who are interested in skill trades (millwright, industrial maintenance or engineering technician)


BCIT is pleased to announce that the following Entrance Awards are available to students who are planning to attend BCIT commencing April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

  • Up to 25 BCIT President’s Entrance Awards, available only to current High School students
    • Valued up to $4,000 each.
    • Deadline: August 5, 2019
  • Over 125 additional BCIT Entrance Awards
    • Valued up to $6,000 each.
    • Deadlines: August 5, 2019 and/or January 6, 2020

More information about BCIT Entrance Awards and the application forms can be found at



The Ingenium Foundation is offering prizes of $25,000 each for five Canadian youth towards a post-secondary education in a science, technology, engineering, arts or math (STEAM) program.

Visit the 2019 Steam Horizon Awards website for more information:


Bursary opportunity from the credit union:


Irving K Barber Scholarship Opportunities 

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Make Your Future The Irving K Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society provides scholarships and financial awards to help British Columbia post-secondary…



The BCPVPA annually awards up to 20 scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each, to students who are graduating from the BC public school system and will proceed to a post-secondary institution. Completed applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018



More information about the BCIT Entrance Awards click below:

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Loran Scholarship

The selection of a Loran Scholar is unique in its attention to a young person’s character. We believe that integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy are better indicators of overall potential than standard academic measures. To discover these traits, we administer the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada.

Tenable at 25 partner universities, the Loran Award is valued at $100,000 over four years, including mentorship, funding for summer internships and participation in an extensive network of past and present scholars. This year, we are offering up to 34 Loran Awards. In addition, we will grant up to 104 finalist and provincial awards ($5,000 or $2,000 each, respectively) to promising candidates.


2017-18 District Scholarship and Bursary Booklet

(Reference Only- Not Applicable for 2018-19)

Scholarship booklet 2018