Local Scholarships & Bursaries


Local scholarships & bursaries are offered to our students, thanks to the generous support of several different organizations and individuals in the Cowichan Valley. Each year we update our scholarship & bursary awards and meet with our grade 12 students at the beginning of February for an orientation on how to apply. Information sessions for 2024 are held in the library during Thrive: Feb. 1, 2024 (Zoom) and Thurs. Feb. 15th.

Below is a list of local awards offered to Cowichan Secondary School students.

Award information is now current for 2024.

NOTE: All Scholarship & Bursary application packages are due to the counselling office by 2 pm Monday, March 25, 2024

These awards are also available as a Booklet you may print or see the Counselling Secretary for a copy.

Click here for a printable standard scholarship & bursary application form. Paper copies are available in the counselling office.

Some scholarships and bursaries require a ‘special application form’ as found within their descriptions.

  1.  A.Brian Simmons Scholarship
  2.  Alex Aitken Elementary Parent Group Bursaries
  3.  Alexander Elementary School Bursary
  4.  Arvind Sund Realtor Sutton Group Scholarships and Bursaries (6 Awards)
    Onkar Dutt Sund Bursary
    Ramesh Kanta & Kewal Krishan Sund Bursary
    Navrattan Sund Scholarship
    Sharma, Maya & Lal Chand Bursary
    Art of Living Foundation Scholarships
  5. Auxiliary to the Cowichan District Hospital Youth Volunteer Program
  6. BC Hydro Power Pioneers Community Service Award
  7. Beautiful Smiles Denture Clinic Bursary
  8. Bench Elementary School PAC Bursaries (3 Awards)
    Win Lewis Memorial Bursary
    Dave Dougan Citizenship Bursary
    Bench PAC 150 Year Anniversary Bursary
  9. Beta Sigma Phi Bursary
  10. Bill Murray Maple Bay Rowing Club Bursaries
  11. Brayden Gale Memorial Trades Bursary
  12. Brock McLeod Memorial Bursary
  13. Canadian Federation of University Women Cowichan Valley Scholarship/Bursary
  14. Canadian Union of Public Employees – Provincial Award
  15. Canadian Union of Public Employees- Local 5101 Bursary
  16. Catalyst Crofton Paper Excellence Scholarships (2 Awards)
    Community Scholarships
    Indigenous Peoples Scholarship Program
  17.  Chris Nelson Family Scholarship
  18. Christina McLeod Memorial Scholarship
  19.  City of Duncan – Wayne Blacklock Schroeder Memorial Bursary
  20.  Corporation of the District of North Cowichan Tom Walker Forest Legacy Scholarship & Bursaries
  21.  Cowichan 4-H Club Bursaries (2 Awards)
    Cowichan-Cobble Hill District 4-H Bursary
    Cowichan Petroleum 4-H Bursary
  22.  Cowichan Creamery Agricultural Scholarship Trust Society
  23.  Cowichan Field Hockey Association Bursary
  24.  Cowichan Folk Guild Bursary 
  25.  Cowichan Rugby Club – Larry Thibodeau Memorial Bursaries
  26.  Cowichan Secondary PAC Bursary
  27.  Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice Scholarship and Bursary
  28.  Cowichan Valley Highland Dancing Association Bursary
  29.  Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association Bursaries and Scholarship (3 Awards)
  30.  Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society Bursary
  31. Cowichan Valley Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association Bursary
  32.  Cowichan Valley Regional District – Area B Bursary
  33.  Cowichan Valley Regional District – Area C Bursary
  34.  Cowichan Valley Regional District – Area D Bursary
  35.  Cowichan Valley Retired Teachers’ Association Bursary
  36.  Cowichan Valley Teachers’ Union – Col. R. M. Lendrum Bursary
  37.  Cowichan Wheels Association
  38.  Cowichan/Chemainus Valley’s Arts Scholarships
  39.  Cowichan/Chemainus Valley’s Sports Scholarships
  40.  Crofton Community Centre Society (3 Awards)
    Crofton Catering Group Bursaries
    Hugo Lebitschnig Memorial Bursary for the Trades
    Nessie Vye Memorial Bursary
  41.  Crofton School Parent Advisory Committee – The Meeri Lau Memorial Bursary
  42.  Drinkwater School Parent Advisory Council Bursary
  43.  Duncan Basketball Association – The Duffy & Pat Chaster, Ruth Cronk, Jock Gillatt, Mike Goulden, Scott Macleod, Joe Scales and Harry Sjoberg Scholarships
  44.  Duncan Daybreak Rotary Club Performing Arts Scholarship
  45.  Duncan Elks Lodge #69 Bursary
  46.  Duncan Junior Baseball (2 Awards)
    Jason McKinnon Memorial Bursary
    Michelle Yano Memorial Bursary
  47.  Duncan Lions Club Bursaries (3 Awards)
    Trevor Laird Memorial Bursary
    Tim Jang Memorial Bursary
    Sassy Lion Thrift Store Bursary
  48.  Ecole Cobble Hill Bursary
  49.  Ecole Mount Prevost (formerly Ecole Duncan El) PAC Bursaries
  50.  Evening Optimist Club of Victoria Bursaries
  51.  Fairbridge Farm School Bursary
  52.  Fraternal Order of Eagles – Officers and Members of No. 2546 Bursary
  53.  Fraternal Order of Eagles- Ladysmith Aeirie No. 2101 Officers and Members Bursary
  54.  Friends of Future Teachers -Tom Miller Bursary and Bud Fulton Bursary
  55.  George Alistair MacKay Scholarship
  56. George Bonner Elementary PAC Bursaries
  57. George E. Loveseth Memorial Bursary
  58. Harris & CO Law Scholarship
  59.  Irene Mabel Robertson Memorial Bursary
  60.  Irene Paradis Nursing Bursary
  61. John Thomas J.T. Memorial Bursary
  62.  Ken Ridenour Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics
  63.  Khowhemun Elementary School Parent Advisory Council Bursaries
  64.  Khowutzun Forest Services Bursaries
  65.  Kinsmen Club of Duncan Bursaries (2 Awards)
    Dan Tiesu Memorial Bursary
    Gerry Ryan Memorial Bursary
  66.  Kiwanis Club of Duncan Memorial Bursaries
  67.  Ladies Auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Bursary
  68.  Lori Carroll Bursary for Special Needs Graduates
  69.  Maple Bay Elementary School Bursary & Scholarship
  70.  Maple Bay Painters Club Bursary
  71.  Mellor Mobile Mechanical Bursary
  72.  Michael Ruge Business Bursary
  73.  Mid Island Co-op Scholarship
  74.  Mill Bay Garden Club Bursary
  75.  Monk Office Graduation Scholarship
  76.  Nanaimo Airport Commission (NAC) Scholarship and Awards
  77.  Public and Private Workers of Canada, Local 2
  78.  Queen of Angels School (4 Awards)
    David McKinnon Memorial Bursary
    Roberta Honora Pascoe Memorial Bursary
    Hancock-Bilinski Alumni Arts Bursary
    Queen of Angels Parent Support Group Bursary
  79. Rahha Bhatia Bursary
  80. Rainbow Community Bursary
  81. Raoula Pedersen Memorial Fine Arts Bursary
  82. Ronald G. Taylor Memorial Bursary
  83.  Rotary Club of Duncan Scholarships & Bursaries Academic and Trades
  84.  Royal Canadian Legion – Sir Percy Lake Memorial Scholarship
  85.  Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #53 Bursaries
  86.  Scott MacLeod Memorial Scholarship
  87.  Somenos Rural Traditional School Bursary
  88.  Somenos Women’s Institute Centennial Bursary
  89.  Storwell Foster Children Bursary
  90. Surepoint Group Trades Bursary
  91.  Syan Olivia Johnson Film Studies Bursary
  92.  Tansor Elementary School Bursaries
  93.  Tom Clark Memorial Bursary– Postponed
  94.  Tyler Ridgway Memorial Trades Bursary
  95.  United Steelworkers, Local 1-1937 School District #79 Cowichan Valley Bursary
  96.  United Steelworkers, Local 1-1937 Memorial Scholarship
  97. V.L Stanley Jones Memorial Bursary and Scholarship
  98. Valley Carpet One Scholarship
  99.  Valley Seniors Organization of Duncan – Taylor Mast Bursary
  100. Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) Bursary
  101.  Viraj Shahi Memorial Bursary – Dhaliwal Family
  102. W.F. Marshall Scholarship
  103. WEX- Work Experience Bursary
  104. Xerox Canada Scholarship
  105.  Youth and Mentors in Music and the Arts Bursary

NEW  Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society Scholarship

NEW Cowichan Valley Regional District- Area A Bursary