General information on how you can get help with paying for post-secondary.
Financial Assistance, Scholarships, and Bursaries
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)
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.