External Awards

External Awards (Not administered by VIU)

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External Awards include scholarships, awards and bursaries that are available to all students through agencies unaffiliated with Vancouver Island University. This financial aid is provided and administered through external government, corporate, or community organizations. Due to this fact, information we have posted regarding external awards is subject to change. Please contact award providers for up-to-date guidelines prior to application submission and check the deadlines carefully.

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The External Award listings below is provided to assist with the financial burden associated with post-secondary education. This resource contains over $21.2 million in funding which has been compiled to minimize student debt.

Many students say, “I can't apply because my grades aren’t good enough”.  In reality, not all scholarships are based on grades. When applying for scholarships be aware of key documentation that may be required and outlined in the criteria section of each award.  Always read the criteria carefully to see exactly what is required to be submitted with your application.

External Award Information:

4-H British Columbia Provincial Scholarships

7Shifts Culinary and Hospitality Management Scholarships

A Place for Mom Scholarship

Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award

Rising Above The Waters Scholarship - Contact Admin Office at: scholarships@greatlighthealingministries.org or 236-979-7729


Ad Standards Scholarship / Robert E. Oliver

Adoptive Families Association of BC Bursaries

AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program

AFOA Canada - Indigenous Learning Centre Scholarships and Bursaries

AG Bell College Scholarship

AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation Scholarships

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Award

AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship

Animikii Tech and Entrepreneurship Scholarships

Ann C. Beckingham Scholarship

Aspire Canada

Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.) Scholarships

Barry Sullivan, Q.C. Memorial Bursary

Basilicata Cultural Society of Canada

Baxter Corporation - Jean Goodwill Scholarship

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Scholarships & Awards

BC Achievement Scholarships

BC Arts Council Scholarship

BC Electrical Association - BCEA Scholarship & Bursary Program

BC Epilepsy Society Bursaries

BC Federation of Foster Parent Association Bursaries

BC Historical Federation - W. Kaye Lamb Award

BC Housing Awards and Bursaries

BC Hydro Power Pioneers Community Service Award

BC Institute of Agrologists Scholarships

BC Provincial Scholarships Program

BC Soccer Scholarships

BC TEAL Awards and Scholarships

BCCHS Scholarships

BCEIA Student Scholarships Program

BCPVPA Student Scholarships

BC Nature Federation of BC Naturalists Scholarships

Bernice Harriet Osborne Memorial Scholarship

Betty Spalton Scholarship

Blue Earth Renewables Scholarship Program

Canada Pacific Strathcona Student Scholarship Program

Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

Canada student grant for services and equipment for student with permanent disabilities

Canadian Federation of University Women Fellowships & Awards

Canadian Federation of University of Women Comox Valley Bursary

Canadian Federation of University of Women Cowichan Valley Scholarship/Bursary

Canadian Federation of University of Women Parksville/Qualicum Scholarships 

Canadian Nurses Foundation Scholarships

Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan (CST) Scholarships & Awards

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarships

Canadian Mental Health Association - BC Division Scholarships & Bursaries

Canadian Parking Association Scholarship Program

Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarships

Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship

Cattlemen's Martin Reidemann Society Scholarships, Bursaries & Grants

Cenovus Indigenous Scholarship Program

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC - Tanabe Bursaries

CEMF Awards for Women in Engineering

CGNA Nursing Scholarships

Chamberlain Group Scholarship

Ch'nook Scholars Program

Chief Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship Fund

Children's Aid Foundation

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island - Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary

CNIB Foundation Scholarships

Coast Capital Savings - Youth Get It Education Awards

Collegedunia $100 Dream Scholarship

Columbia Institute Scholarships

Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship

Corporate Finance Institute - Business Scholarship

Credit Card Genius 2020 Scholarship Canada

Credit Union Foundation of  BC

Dalton Camp Award

Early Childhood Educators of BC Student Bursary

EDC International Business Scholarships

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

Engineers & Geoscientists BC Undergrad Scholarships

Engineers & Geoscientists in the Resource Sector

F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarships

Federation of Community Social Services of BC Youth Education Bursary

Forestry Friendly Communities Education & Training Scholarships

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship at Harvard University

Future of Assisted Living Scholarships

GDC National Scholarships

Gillis Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Glenn Spartz Scholarship / Boating BC Association

Grain & General Services Union Scholarships

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

Hamilton Lawyers Scholarship

Harold Arvid Christenson Memorial Scholarship

Health Sciences Association Bursaries & Scholarships

Horatio Alger Association of Canada Scholarships

Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) Bursaries

Hans Klinkenberg Memorial Scholarship

Husky Energy Scholarships for Indigenous Students

Husky - Women in STEM Scholarships

IATSE Local 891 Scholarships

IBD Scholarship - Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Indigenous Post-Secondary Student Support Program

Indspire - Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Interior Logging Association Forestry Scholarship

ITI Technology - David L. Squire Scholarship

Jean Shoebridge Memorial Book Prize

Job-Applications.ca  Working Parent Scholarship

John Peters Humphrey Fellowship

Jeffrey Rubinoff Essay Prize

Johnson Scholarship Program

Joint Diversity Scholarship - Overwaitea Foods

Ken Dryden Scholarship

Kwi Am Choi Scholarship

Kin Canada Bursaries - Hal Rogers Endowment Fund

KPMG's Indigenous Student Awards

Leonard Foundation

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Looking Glass Foundation Scholarship Program

Loblaw Scholarship Program

Loud Business Scholarship

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sports Fund

McGan Bursary

M'akola Development Services Scholarships & Bursaries

Manulife Financial Scholarship - Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists

Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship

Margaret & Clare Sherrard Friendship Scholarship

Mackenzie King Open Scholarship

MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund

Mary B. Jordan YVR Scholarship

Matinee Voice-over Scholarship

Marcer Mettl Emerging Leaders Scholarship 2019

Mayor Andree Boucher Memorial Scholarship

Microdea Synergize Scholarship Fund

Mission Creek Orthodontics Scholarship

Movavi Scholarship Program

Nanaimo - Ladysmith Schools Foundation Scholarship Books

Natural Medical Aesthetics Scholarship

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada Awards

NEADS National Student Awards Program

Nikkei Youth Athletics Bursary

North American Van Lines 2019 Logistics Scholarship

Novus Biological Scholarship

NUPGE Scholarships

Okanagan Historical Society Essay Contest

One World Scholarships

Pacific Salmon Foundation - Stewardship Community Bursary

Pacific Forest Foundation

Parents Need Student Scholarship

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

P.E.O. Star Scholarship

PGT Educational Assistance Fund

PLCAC Student Award

Premier's International Scholarship

Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships Program

Ownership Identification Inc. Brian Hill Memorial Scholarship

Registered Nurses Foundation of BC (RNFBC) Bursary Program

Ringette Canada Scholarships

Risk Management Association Foundation Scholarship

Robert Caton Scholarship

Rotary International Graduate Studies Scholarships

Royal Canadian Legion Bursaries & Scholarships

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Program

Royal Columbian Hospital Nurses Alumnae Society Scholarship

Sahtu Renewable Resources Board

Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship

SaskEnergy Scholarship

Saskatchewan Association of Conservation Officers Scholarships

SBHAC Bursary

Simple Texting

Storwell Bursary

Student Aid BC - Nurses Education Bursary

Study Pug Essay Scholarship

Sunshine Coast Health Centre Scholarship

SonoBoom Annual Scholarship

Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants

Spinal Cord Injury BC Scholarships & Bursaries

Support our Troops Scholarships

SWANA Pacific Chapter - Stuart Somerville Memorial Scholarship

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund

Telegraph Star Scholarship

The BeMo & SortSmart Diversity Advocacy Scholarship

The Canadian Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholarship Foundation

The Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship Program

Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Foundation Scholarships

Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarships

TWU, USW Local 1944 Scholarship

United Steel Workers Scholarships

USW Lifelong Learning Scholarship

West Vancouver Foundation

Women in the Trades Scholarship

Youth Forward "In the Driver's Seat" Scholarship

Zonta - Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Zonta International Scholarships

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