The British Columbia Retired Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association (BCRPVPA) awards up to ten (10) bursaries/scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each, to students who graduate from the BC public school system and who are continuing their education at an accredited post-secondary institution. (Students planning a “gap year” should apply in the year in which they register in a post-secondary program.)

Applicants who are pursuing education in trades, technical and career fields, as well as those entering universities and colleges, are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be judged on their academic achievements and demonstrated leadership and service activities both within the school and community. Financial need of applicants will also be considered.

Application Requirements:

  • An application form.
  • A short essay (not more than a page) indicating leadership and service roles held in your school and community and your post-secondary aspirations. This essay could also include an indication of financial need.
  • A letter of reference from your school.
  • A letter of reference from a community organization that addresses your involvement with it.
  • A copy of your interim high school transcript that includes all your Grade 12 marks to date.

Application Deadline:

All completed applications must be postmarked on or before March 31st of the year in which you will register in your program of studies. Faxed submissions are not permitted.

Please mail/courier/hand-deliver the completed applications to:

BC Retired Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association
#200 – 525 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K9

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of April.