Scholarships and Bursaries


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Ms. Smith or Mrs. Harrington.

SOSS proudly presents over $100,000 annually to our students thanks to the generosity of our community and the work of the SOSS Enrichment Fund Society.  All students can apply for these awards by filling out the form below.  
Databases of Opportunity
The sites below are helpful databases for searching for scholarships and bursaries.  This can be your first step in finding valuable money.  It is worth the time to create an account.  
yconic scholar tree
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Student Life Network  
Scholarships and Bursaries
Please find information and links to more information for potential funding sources.  Please note that the deadlines for some scholarships have not been updated.  Keep them on your list, but check back for new information from the donor to ensure you don't miss the application deadlines.  
10 words or less
Simply described in the title, students will have fun trying to convince the Facebook page owners to give them this scholarship in less than 10 words.
Arctic Chiropractic
To be eligible to receive this scholarship, students must be a full time student at a college or university by October, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, be a Canadian resident and submit answers to the essay question.
BC Cattlemen's Association
The Cattlemen's Martin Riedemann Society is pleased to administer several bursaries, grants and scholarships on behalf of the ranching industry. 
National Union of Public and General Employees
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Entrants must be the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of members or retirees of the National Union's Component unions or its affiliates and who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis in 2020.  
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship must be entering a field of study in health care, criminal justice, community services or policing.  The essay topic is — The importance of their field of study in either policing, criminal justice services, or health care in delivering public services to Canadians.
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students must identify as an Indigenous person. The essay topic — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Indigenous peoples.
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students must identify as an LGBTQ2 student.  The essay topic is — The importance of trade unions in supporting the LGBTQ2 communities.
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Students of Colour must identify as a person of colour. The essay topic is — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people of colour in Canada.
In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship must identify as a person with a disability. The essay topic is — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.

There are no other requirements, other than the general requirements above, for applying for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship. The essay topic is — How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a country with a more just and equitable society.

BC Hockey
These awards are inspired by beloved hockey players who have had passed, these awards are given to students who are aspiring to going to post secondary and continue to have a passion for hockey.


Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship must be currently enrolled in their final year of studies at a public secondary school in British Columbia and expected to graduate in June 2024. One winner will be chosen from each of the six BCSSA provincial chapters (Fraser Valley, Kootenay-Boundary, Metro, Vancouver Island, Northern, Thompson-Okanagan).
Each winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.

BC School Sports
With multiple awards for schools, BC School Sports rewards scholarships to athlete-students in the province.

BC Sports Hall of Fame
Every year the BC Sports Hall of Fame awards two Jack Farley Youth Sports Achievement Awards. These scholarships are awarded to one outstanding male and one outstanding female amateur athlete graduating from a BC secondary school. Winners will receive $2,000, which is to be applied to their education at a post-secondary in British Columbia.
BC Tech Talent
Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Technology Scholarship Program is proud to provide grants to students who have a proven passion for technology, a desire to leave a mark in the tech sector, and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a BC-based technology-related discipline.
Canadian Armed Forces
If paid education is something to look forward to, be sure to look at the Canadian Armed Forces program; This is great for those looking to serve in the armed forces for a period of time after getting some form of education in the process.

CIBC has put forward $10,000 ($20,000 for CIBC clients) to help a student pay his or her first-year tuition. Unlike many scholarships, this requires no essays or applications, just a simple entry form.
A scholarship of $1000 for students who are interested in pursuing a future in clean energy at a post-secondary institution.
in their "quest" to find the next innovator, this award is given to a promising student that shows aspects of intention, forward thinking, and many other traits.

Council of Forest Industries
Ten $1,500 Scholarships
A scholarship of $1000 for students who are employees or a family member of an employee.
global lift equipment
Application for this scholarship is a short story that must be written from the viewpoint of an inanimate object.  The inanimate object you choose must be found on our website in our Used Equipment Inventory section. 
Horatio Alger Association of Canada
This scholarship is for students who are pursuing a degree from a post secondary school College or University and have a strong commitment to do so.

Click here for more information on this scholarship
*Applications are now closed for the 2016/2017 schoolyear, Applications will start again on August 1, 2017
Indigenous Early Years
Those who identify as Indigenous persons and are residents of British Columbia are eligible for the Indigenous Early Years Scholarship Program in areas of study that align with early years' professions including early childhood educaction, early intervention therapies and supports and other para-profeesions.
Indo Canadian Business Association
ICBA Annual Student Achievement Awards support outstanding students. The vision of the awards program is to invest in and develop strong leaders who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement, a moral forces of character, instincts to lead, and commitment to intellectual and personal development.
Interior Savings
To be eligible to receive this bursary in 2018, students must be an active member of Interior Savings and apply for the bursary by February 28, 2018. If students are not already a member, no problem! They're open to open up a membership before the deadline date; it's easy and our student account is totally free.
Keep Canada Green Scholarship Contest
Enter this contest to earn a grand prize of $2,500 a scholarship and 10 $1,000 scholarships.

Click Here to enter and find out more about contest
IODE Southern Interior Region Visual and Performing Arts Bursary ($1000)
Personal outline to include years of formal instruction in the area of study, scholastic achievements, other accomplishments, goals for field of study, list of certificates and recent publicity in the field of study, financial need and two letters of reference.  
Lifestyle Dentistry
Compelled to provide student the opportunity to learn a little about the importance good oral health, while offering an opportunity to earn a scholarship. Eligibility: attending next fall, essay, GPA of 2.5 or higher, resident of Oliver or Osoyoos.
Lift Parts Express Scholarship
If any student is looking for an easier scholarship to apply for, this scholarship would be suggested if the student is looking to join a post secondary school after high school by the fall of 2017.

Click here for more information on this scholarship
LM Scholarship Program
This scholarship requires a desirable student that is expecting to be enrolled into a post secondary school by the end of summer.

Click here for more information on this scholarship
Loran Scholarship Banner
Loran Scholars Foundation
Offering the largest award in the country, Loran Scholars foundation supports young leaders with exceeding talents and those still developing their talents to change the world for the better.

Click here for more information on this $100,000 undergraduate award
MADD Canada
Open to applicants who have themselves been severly injured or who have had a parent or sibling killed or severly injured as a result of an impaired driving crash. Injuries must be catastrophic or severe and have had a significant impact on the applicants' lives.
MCO Scholarship
Much like the Odenza Marketing group, this scholarship requires students to meet minimal requirements, but, this reward is given to students who are already attending College or University by the end of the year.

Click here for detailed information about this scholarship
MyBlueprint Bankroll Contest
Students in Grade 11 and 12 can redeem their Activity Points to enter $500 scholarship draws. Ten (10) Finalists will be randomly selected to submit a short essay (up-to 300 words) describing how they would use the award and why it is important to them.
Odenza Marketing Group
For this Scholarship, students have to meet a minimal amount of requirments. Though this scholarship would be intended for students already studying in post secondary.

Click here for the list of requirements
Osoyoos Credit Union
Opportunity to Graduating student to apply for 1 of 3 $1500 Bursaries and 1 $1000 scholarship to any student who is themselves or who has an immediate family member who is a member of OCU (Scholarship of $1000 is open for any student)
Overwaitea Food Group: Diversity
Overwaitea Food Group is interested in helping collaborations for diversity; This reward has been given to students that have helped promote and support diversity in many groups.
Pollard and Perrin Orthodontics
Perrin orthodontics is offering a scholarship to assist students looking for a funding oportunity for their post secondary school edcuation in exchagne for students to meet requirements and a quick question.

Click here for more information on this scholarship
Professional Engineers and GeoScientists of BC
Offered to Grade 12's specifically, this group offers scholarships to those looking to have entrance and entrance transfer scholarships to students entering for engineering and geoscience programs in BC.

Click here to view the scholarship's information
Provincial Scholarships program
These special scholarships, specifically for residents of BC and students looking at College's or University's after graduation from high school, each scholarship has their own requirments on their own.

Click here to view and research these scholarships and find which one is for you
Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund
To be eligible an applicant must be a former permanent ward of the Province of BC and planning to study at post-secondary the following year.
REMAX Quest for Excellence
For students graduating in 2017. Students wanting to apply for this bursary will find more information about this draw on the official page.

Click here to learn more and enter for this bursary

Shad looks for diversity and well-roundedness in Shad participants with an over-arching commitment to excellence.

Students with a strong academic foundation, who are natural go-getters, curious about the world, community-minded, creative and engaged are the type that excel at Shad.


If that sounds like you, please apply. We’d love to get to know you.

Stacey Levitt Memorial Award
Parachute wants to give this award to those who live life to the fullest in memory of Stacey Levitt, this $2,500 award will, quote: "The Levitt family awards each year's selected recipient $2,500 in funding to help them live their life to the fullest."

Click here to find more information on this award
Storwell Bursary
Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. The award is non-renewable, but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year.
The successful candidate is an active member of their community, has excellent grades and displays financial need.
1. Applicant must have been a foster child with either CCAS or CAS or similar official Canadian foster care program and agrees to having the above organization verify the same.
2. Will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada as of Dec 2017.
3. Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
4. Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application
5. Winner agrees to having his/her name, photo and post secondary institution displayed on our website.
TD Community Leadership
With a strong belief that the students who participate and lead today's community event will become tomorrow's leaders, the TD scholarship are designed to recognize these students and help them realise their educational goals.

Click here for more information on TD scholarships
* Applications are now closed for the 2016/2017 schoolyear, Applications will open for 2017/2018.
Ted Rogers Scholarship
Indspire is seeking exemplary Indigenous high school leaders to apply for the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund (For Indigenous Students).

This is a $2500 renewable award for students entering their first year in full time studies in a two-year college diploma program or a four-year undergraduate program.
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
Open to all persons, the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award is a great award for those who are looking to go into a post secondary school after graduation from high school.

Click here for more information about this scholarship
Trevor Linden Community Spirit
TRIUMF High School Fellowship
Especially helping those interested in physics, this program is set on helping students pursue interests in the sciencesadn gain a job in science. This program pushes graduating students to have an undergraduate year at a recognized institute.

Click here for more information on TRIUMF's program
Union of National Employees
The scholarships aim to create awareness of this initiative will encourage youth to become more involved in union activity or social justice activities.

Union of National Employees BC/YK High School Bursary
Focused on offering Bursarys to graduated students setting their eyes onto post secondary schools,the UNE SEN likes to help future students by offering them bursarys.

Click here to check out the bursarys
Why Unions Matter

Monthly essay competition for $1000
For graduating students looking for transcripts for applying to post-secondary please head here.
* you will need your Personal Education Number for this request.
Register Here