Many scholarships and bursaries are not based solely on academics, but on community service and extra-curricular activities. Over the years, Selkirk students have earned many of these awards. Students are encouraged to check the scholarship board outside the counselling area for scholarship and bursary updates. As well, students should check post-secondary school websites for scholarship information.
Scholarship & Bursary Timeline
May TBA 2023: Deadline for local scholarship (and District Authority Scholarship) applications
May TBA 2023: District Authority Scholarship virtual presentations to selection panel
Selkirk Secondary Internal (Local) Scholarships
The Selkirk community is incredibly generous, with over $45,000 donated to our students. Some scholarships are deferrable and some are not - it is the donor's choice. The school office processes the applications and arranges for them to be sent to the donors for the selection process. See attached scholarship booklet and application form.
District Authority Awards
The District/Authority Scholarships reward graduating students for excellence in their chosen field of interest or strength. Selkirk has nine (9) awards intended to assist with tuition for post-secondary education. The scholarship is a $1,250 voucher that can be used toward post-secondary education tuition.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant)
- Winning candidates have been cumulatively evaluated in the courses chosen for presentation to the committee, and satisfy other criteria which may include factors such as attendance, punctuality, work habits and cooperation
- Meet the criteria determined by the local District Scholarship Committee, which requires a student to demonstrate superior achievement in any of the following areas:
- Indigenous Languages and Culture, demonstrated at school or in the community
- Fine Arts (e.g., Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)
- Applied Skills (e.g., Business Ed, Technology Ed, Home Economics)
- Physical Activity (e.g., Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical Education)
- International Languages with Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) or External Assessments, including AP and IB courses
- Community Service (Volunteer Activity), which includes demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness
- Technical and Trades Training (e.g., Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cook Training)
How to apply
Fill out the District Authority Scholarship Application Form, where you'll provide the following:
a. Evidence of achievements in area of choice
b. Future education and career plans
c. And outline of your project, experiment or presentation
Submit this to the office (email@example.com) by Friday, May 12, 2023.
1. School will screen applicants for suitability
2. Students will be contacted regarding their suitability and how to present to the committee
3. Interviews will occur May 30, 31st.
If students have any questions, please contact Jeff Pew at firstname.lastname@example.org
External Scholarships are open to all BC or Canadian students and are not specifically designated for local Selkirk students. As well, students should check post-secondary school websites for scholarship information. Each college/university has an awards/bursary page that outlines awards that students can apply for.
For external scholarships, there are some excellent websites and databases that students can access:
- College of the Rockies
- BC Provincial Scholarships Program
- BC Ministry of Education
- Government of Canada
- National Union's Scholarship Program
- Scholar Tree