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Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

Scholarship Value $5,000

Number of Scholarships 20

The Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment to and aptitude for a career in K–12 teaching.

Successful recipients are awarded a $5,000 scholarship voucher from the Ministry of Education and Child Care that they can use to be reimbursed for tuition paid after they are attending an approved teacher education program in the Faculty of Education at a B.C. post-secondary institution. Most of the programs listed here qualify. To qualify, the program must lead to eligibility to apply for a B.C. teaching certificate and teach in the K–12 school system in this province.

Students have seven years to redeem their Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship vouchers; an expiry date is printed on each voucher and extensions are not possible.

Eligibility requirements

Students selected as conditional recipients of the Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship must meet the following requirements by August 31 of their graduating year to be confirmed as a recipient and receive their scholarship voucher:

  • meet core eligibility requirements;
    • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) and have that on record with the school at which you registered for Grade 12
    • Be a B.C. resident
    • Be or have been in the school year for which the scholarship is awarded:
      • Enrolled in a British Columbia public school (including online learning schools), or
      • Enrolled in a Group 1, 2, or 4 British Columbia Independent School, or
      • Enrolled in a Continuing Education Centre, or
      • Registered as a homeschooler with an eligible school in British Columbia  
    • Complete all graduation requirements, and be on record as having graduated, by August 31 of the scholarship awards year
  • be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma);
  • fulfill the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program; and,
  • have the following final marks.
    • Minimum “B” average in grades 11 and 12 courses required for graduation
    • Minimum "B" (73% or above) in Language Arts 12
    • Minimum “B” average, no more than one "C+" (67% or above), and no marks lower than “C+” in courses that fulfill graduation requirements for Science 11 or 12, Math 11, and Social Studies 11 or 12

Note: students may apply for both the Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship and the BC Excellence scholarship but can be awarded only one.