Awards & Financial Aid


General information on opportunities for getting a financial boost to help pay for post-secondary.

Entrance Awards and others…

Every post-secondary institution offers entrance awards for students. Search the institution’s website to find what is available for you.

Here are some local schools who offer entrance awards:

Vancouver Island University

University of Victoria (UVic)

Camosun College

University of BC (UBC)


Youth Work in Trades Grant

Students working in an apprentice-able trade before graduation or AFTER graduation can qualify for a $1000 Grant. Contact your Career Counsellor to see if your job qualifies.

Earn Scholarship Credit for Volunteering!

Volunteer Cowichan, in partnership with Altruition, is offering a great program for students interested in earning funds for post-secondary school:

Students can begin as early as grade 10 and continue until the end of grade 12, and earn $20/hour for volunteer hours; the money is a credit towards post-secondary education.

Students can earn up to $3,000 (150 hours) each year from grade 10-12, so potentially $9,000 towards their education.

Here is the link for step by step information on how to apply.