District Authority Scholarship 2024 – Guidelines & How To Apply


The District Authority Scholarship is granted to 5,500 high school graduates who have shown distinction in their desired discipline.

About the Scholarship

District Authority Scholarships acknowledge graduating B.C. scholars for distinction in their desired discipline of choice or strength. Chosen applicants will acquire 1,250 dollars upon confirmation by the B.C. Ministry of Education – that they meet qualification standards, is registered with an authorized post-secondary education or training provider, and are vigorously attending a program that directs to an acknowledged certification.

The Ministry ensures that the chosen applicants have to meet basic standards and then transmits these authorized applicants a 1,250 dollars scholarship voucher. They may save this voucher with the Ministry to be returned for tuition paid after they are undergoing a post-secondary institution that is selected by the Province of B.C. (i.e., authorized for Canada Student Loans) or a program provider that is authorized by the Industry Training Authority.

Students have 5 years to save their District Authority scholarship vouchers; the expiry date is published on each voucher and attachments are not possible.


Requirements and Eligibility

1. All applicants must have passed out from a School District No.73 Secondary School
2. All applicants must meet the basic qualification conditions imposed by the B.C. Ministry of Education
3. All applicants must show great achievement in any of the focus zones.
4. All applicants must submit a personal letter of application addressing:

  • Future plans and objectives
  • A letter that explains your accomplishments in the focus area(s) you are devoting for.

5. ONE Teacher or Community letter of Recommendation

To be qualified to get the District Authority scholarship, all applicants must fulfill basic eligibility requirements imposed by the B.C. Ministry of Education:

  1. Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed emigrant) at the time of enrollment in the school year for which the scholarship is granted
  2. Applicants must be a B.C. townie
  3. Applicants must be or have been in the school year for which the scholarship is awarded:
  • Applicants must be registered in a British Columbia public school (including Distributed Learning schools), or
  • Applicants must be registered in a Group 1, 2, or 4 British Columbia Independent School
  • Applicants must be registered in a Continuing Education Centre
  • Applicants must be enlisted with a public, independent, francophone, or dispersed learning school in B.C. as a
    homeschooled junior

Demonstrate outstanding achievement in any of the following focus areas:

  • Indigenous Tongues and Culture illustrated at school or in the community Fine Arts (e.g. Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Drama).
  • Applied Design, Technologies, and Skills (e.g. Technology education, Business education, Home Economics, Information Communication Technology ICT).
  • Physical Activity (e.g. Dance, Athletics, Gymnastics, not restricted to Physical Education)
  • International Languages from International Languages curriculum or Exterior Assessments, including AP and IB classes
  • Community Service (Volunteer Activity), which contains an understanding of local, global, and cultural problems.
  • Technical and Trades Training (e.g. Automotive, Carpentry, Mechanics, and Cook Training).

Scholarship Amount

Qualified applicants will receive 1,250 dollars upon confirmation – by the B.C. Ministry of Education

How To Apply District Authority Scholarship

Applicants should call their school for information about local scholarship standards and application processes.

  • Applicants attending public schools can apply via their school or community office
  • Applicants attending independent schools can apply via the Federation of Independent School Associations (FISA) which enables the process for Groups 1, 2, and 4 independent academies

Applicants are urged to report to their high schools any address differences before graduation. If your address differs after you graduate, please tell the Provincial Scholarships Program group: scholarships@gov.bc.ca. In the fall, the Ministry sends paper scholarship vouchers to benefactors using the home addresses registered by schools.

Deadlines and Opening Dates

The Deadline for the District Authority Scholarship is May 1st of every year at 3:00 pm (If May 1st is a weekend, make sure your application is presented on the Friday before May 1st.

NB: Unfinished and/or LATE applications will NOT be viewed.

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