Scholarships & Financial Aid

ATSS STUDENTS have an opportunity to receive an award from a variety of scholarship programs.

An Explanation of the Different Types of Awards:

  • Bursary: A bursary is a non-repayable monetary award based on financial need and reasonable academic standing as determined by the donor.
  • Loan: A loan is a repayable monetary award based on financial need.
  • Scholarship: A scholarship is a monetary award based on academic merit or excellence in an area to which the award pertains.
  • Entrance Scholarship: An entrance scholarship is a scholarship available to students who are proceeding from Grade 12 to studies in a particular post-secondary institution.
  • Admission Scholarship: An admission scholarship is a scholarship which is automatically awarded based on the student’s application for admission to the institution.


Scholarship Programs

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  • The best chance at $$$ will come from the Abbotsford Foundation Community Scholarship and Bursary Program. Details are available in February of each year.
  • Go here to view the ACF Student Awards Directory and application (Complete Online).
  • Your application needs to be in the following order attached by a paperclip.
  • 1) Awards Checklist (Choose a MAXIMUM of 20 Awards).
  • 2) Application Form (Complete online and before you print).
  • 3) Reference Letter.
  • 4) Any other documentation or application.
  • 5) Transcript.

The deadline for submission to Mr. A is usually in March.  If you need help please ask.

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Provincial Scholarship Programs

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District/Authority Scholarships

The District/Authority Scholarships reward graduating students for excellence in their chosen field of interest or strength. These scholarships are intended to assist with tuition for post-secondary education.

The Ministry will allocate 5500 scholarships pro-rated to school districts and independent school authorities based on each district’s September 30th Grade 12 enrolment. The scholarship will now be a $1250 voucher that can be used toward post-secondary education tuition.

  • This is a 100 Hour Project in either Fine Arts, Applied Skills, Creative Writing, Indigenous Languages and Culture (New), International Languages, Community Service, Physical Education, or Technical and Trades Training.
  • Tuition vouchers will be mailed to the home address.
  • Tuition vouchers can be redeemed at many post-secondary institutions world-wide.  Students can visit here to check if the school they want to attend is designated.
  • Students have 5 years to redeem scholarship vouchers. The expiry date is on the voucher.
  • For the Log Sheet go here.
  • Please read the detailed information sheet here.
  • To apply online go here.
  • Deadline to apply is October 31.
  • Adjudication date is in April every year.
  • For more information see Mr. Abernethy or to read more from the Ministry of Education go here.

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BC Excellence Scholarships

There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners will have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. They will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use for post-secondary tuition.  

Nomination and Application

  1. You must be nominated by your secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship. Only one student from each school may be nominated. Please inquire at your school if you would like to be considered for nomination. You must confirm your nomination by having your school principal sign and date the verification section of the application form.  
    Completed applications must be sent to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2018, to:
    Provincial Scholarships Program
    Ministry of Education
    PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria BC  V8W 9T6
     
  2. The application package (PDF), includes a written statement worth 60% overall, and the resume worth 40% overall.  It must be completed online in the mandatory format, printed, signed, and submitted by mail. Scoring guides (PDF) are available for reference. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
     
  3. Selection of winners will be finalized after August 31, 2018.

For all the details go here.

BC Excellence Scholarship Deadlines for 2017-2018:
February 1, 2018 – Applications Available from Mr. A
February 8, 2018 – Applications Due to Mr. A
February 9, 2018 – Nominee Chosen (name made known)
February 15, 2018 – Deadline for Nominee’s Application sent to Ministry of Education

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Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

 The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC’s nine Faculties of Education.

Application

  1. Complete the application package (PDF), including the written statement worth 60% overall, and the resume worth 40% overall. It must be completed online using the mandatory format, printed, signed, and submitted by mail. Scoring guides (PDF) are available for reference. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  2. Completed applications must be submitted to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2018, to:
    Provincial Scholarships Program
    Ministry of Education
    PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria BC  V8W 9T6

Selection of winners will be finalized after August 31, 2018

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Governor General’s Academic Bronze Medal

  • Go here for the details.
  • Go here for more information.

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University Entrance Scholarships

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Other Scholarships and Bursaries

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Scholarships Open to Grades 10, 11, or 12

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House of Commons Page Program

  • Salary of $12, 436 coordinated with your university schedule.
    To view website go here.
    Application deadline is in December.

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC
High School Summer Research Program for Grade 11 Students
Click below to download program details and application.
Deadline for Application is April

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