Selkirk College offers a variety of Entrance Scholarships to support students to attend full-time post-secondary studies. Awards are based on high academic achievement on select Grade 12 courses. There are over 50 entrance scholarships available with award amounts up to $1,500.
There are two categories of Entrance Scholarships; high school graduates from within the College region who are proceeding directly into any full-time post-secondary program; and students enroling for the first time at Selkirk College into any full-time post-secondary program.
Canadian residents who have graduated, or who are about to graduate, from secondary school.
Students registering for the first time at Selkirk College in a full-time* (minimum 80% course load) post-secondary program.
* Students with a documented disability are eligible at a minimum 40% course load if registered with the Accessibility Services Department at Selkirk College.
When do applications open?
Applications open February 15th and close March 31st.
How do I apply?
Check out Application Steps below. Then, complete the online Entrance Scholarship application.
Apply for a post-secondary program at Selkirk College and have a student number assigned to you.
Apply for an Entrance Scholarship during the application period.
Current BC high school students: Financial Aid will contact your high school to request interim and/or completed grades for select Grade 12 courses. This is for BC students only who are currently enrolled in high school. Note: students taking additional courses from alternate schools must forward a transcript to Financial Aid by the application deadline. Financial Aid will only contact your primary school.
Students who have previously graduated must send an official sealed high school transcript to Financial Aid by the application deadline.
Out-of-province high school students are required to submit sealed high school transcripts. For courses that are in-progress a counsellor's letter indicating the interim percentage grade is acceptable. All documentation must be received by the Financial Aid Office by the deadline date.
Students who have not supplied all required transcripts will not be considered.
What are the required Grade 12 Courses?
All Entrance scholarships are selected on a competitive basis. Selection is based on the highest accumulated grade point average (GPA) for the following selected grade 12 courses: English 12 (or equivalent), Science 12 (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography), any Math 12, any Socials/History 12, and any Language 12.
What happens next?
Award recipients will be notified by letter by the end of April.
Students must confirm whether the award will be accepted or declined by the requested deadline date.
Students who have accepted an award will be asked to complete a Thank You letter to their donor.
As of June 1st students can register for classes. Note: students must be enrolled and maintain a minimum 80% course load in their program to maintain eligibility for their award.
How will funds be released?
In August the award funds will be applied to the student’s trust account. Students are required to pay the balance of fees by the tuition fee deadline.
During the third week of the program Financial Aid will confirm that students are in the required minimum 80% course load. If the award requirements are met the trust funds to be applied towards tuition. Note: Students who do not meet the minimum 80% course load requirement will not be eligible to receive the award.
Entrance Award Acceptance and Thank You
Entrance awards have been made possible through the generous support of people and organizations who donate to Selkirk College. Award winners are asked to accept, or decline, the award offer using the following form. Those that accept their award are asked to write a short ‘Thank You’ letter to their donors using our online Thank You form. This gesture is greatly appreciated by those who work with Selkirk College to support students in reaching their educational goals.
The Selkirk College Entrance Acceptance & Thank You form. Deadline: TBA
1. What if I’m not in a full time course load?
To maintain eligibility for your Entrance award you must be in a minimum 80% course load. If you are unsure please contact Financial Aid by email
or phone (250) 365-1295.
2. If I drop below an 80% course load will I still be eligible for my Entrance award?
Students who dropped below the required 80% course load will no longer be eligible to receive their award. If you are unsure please contact Financial Aid by email
or phone (250) 365-1295.
3. Can I defer my award?
In certain circumstances Entrance awards can be deferred. All requests for deferrals must be emailed
to Financial Aid. A committee will review the requests and determine eligibility.