Up to twelve (12) bursaries of $1000 each, to students who graduate from the BC Public School System

How does it work?

The British Columbia Retired Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association (BCRPVPA) awards up to twelve (12) 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.


A Short Essay

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.

Letter from School

A letter of reference from your school.

Letter from Community

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 Form

Once you gather all documents in a pdf format, you can submit your application online clicking on the link below.

Applications Timeline

Deadline: All completed applications must be postmarked on or before March 31 st of the year in which you will register in your program of studies.

Scholarship Results: Successful applicants will be notified by the end of April.

Scholarships Winners

Once approved, you will be asked to provide:

1. A copy of the Ministry of Education’s official transcript of final grades – as issued to you in August from the Ministry of Education.
2. Proof of paid registration at a Post-Secondary Education site (i.e. a copy of tuition fee receipt or letter from the Office of the Registrar to be forwarded when fees are paid). Please note that a letter of acceptance is not considered proof of registration.
3. Your Social Insurance Number