Local Scholarships

Local scholarship packages will be mailed out on February 21, 2020 to Grade 12 students.  This package contains a list of available scholarships and general instructions for applying.  Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships they may be eligible for.  Don’t assume that the scholarships are exclusively for the top academic students — ANY graduate planning to further his/her education can apply.

We would like to encourage students to turn in the applications to the school office before the DEADLINE of April 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM.  There will be no extensions of the deadline. When students bring in their applications, they must bring in the list of scholarships as well.  One of the secretaries will go through the student’s package of applications and have the student initial the list for the ones they have brought in.  This list is then kept in the office as a record of what was handed in.  Please do not bring in applications in envelopes as they will have to be taken out.


Local Scholarships 2019/2020

Local Scholarship Package: COMING SOON
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award Amount: various

District Scholarships 2019/2020

District Scholarship Package: COMING SOON
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award Amounts: various


Provincial Scholarships – Program Information

BC Achievement Scholarships
Deadline: no application is necessary. Ministry automatically selects winners.
Award Amounts: $1250.00

District/Authority Scholarships
District Scholarship Package: COMING SOON
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award Amounts: various

BC Excellence Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Award Amount: $5000.00

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Award Amount: $5000.00


Vancouver Island University Entrance & Scholarship Awards

VIU President’s and VIU Chancellor’s Entrance Scholarships
*These are School nominated scholarships – students do not submit applications.
*Endorsement forms for the VIU President’s and VIU Chancellor’s Entrance scholarships are completed and submitted by school Principals.
*Schools may submit one nomination for the President’s and one nomination for the Chancellor’s scholarships if there are qualifying students for each.
*Forms will be available on-line in March each year with deadline for submission:  April 30


VIU President’s Entrance Scholarship for Graduating High School Students
VIU President’s Entrance Scholarships are available to one top academic grade 12 student from each Vancouver Island Public & Private High School (including Powell River and Bella Bella).  These scholarships are renewable for the duration of the student’s undergraduate studies at VIU, up to the completion of their first bachelor’s degree (maximum 5 years).  To qualify for renewal, students must maintain both a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.50 with a minimum 80% course load (12 credits) in each semester, as defined on the VIU website.

Application Criteria:
Students must be completing their grade 12 high school year with an “A” average of 90% or higher.
No mark shall be lower than a “B” in each of the grade 11 and 12 defined academic courses.
Grade 11 courses will include English, Social Studies, Math and Science.
Grade 12 courses will include English and three academic courses (courses related to your program of study are preferred).


VIU Chancellor’s Entrance Scholarship for Graduating Aboriginal Students
VIU Chancellor’s Entrance Scholarships are available to the top six academic grade 12 Aboriginal students from First Nations communities, Friendship Centres or Metis organizations on Vancouver Island (including Powell River and Bella Bella).  These scholarships are renewable for the duration of the students undergraduate studies at VIU, up to the completion of their first bachelor’s degree (maximum 5 years).  To qualify for renewal, students must maintain both a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.50 with a minimum 80% course load (12 credits) in each semester, as defined on the VIU website.

Application Criteria:
Students must be completing their grade 12 high school year with an “A” average of 90% or higher
No mark shall be lower than a “B” in each of the grade 11 and 12 defined academic courses
Grade 11 courses will include English, Social Studies, Math and Science
Grade 12 courses will include English and three academic courses (courses related to your program of study are preferred)


Other Scholarship Opportunities: BCSSA Student Scholarships


Scholarship Help

Need help with your scholarship package?
Ms. Kennedy will be available during lunch in Room 318 on March 23 – April 1 for those students who would like help or guidance in completing their scholarship packages. Each year, NISS students are awarded thousands of dollars in local scholarships.  The process seems daunting but it’s actually a very easy process!