2017 BC Tech Scholarship - High School
Investing in the future of the industry is one of the keys to success for the BC technology sector; this includes the students, programs, and institutions that help make that happen.

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.

We are excited to announce an exclusive partnership with Discovery Foundation focused on initiatives around diversity, inclusion, and belonging. New to the program this year is the Equality Scholarship. We are proud to support the education of underrepresented groups in the community, and are committed to develop not only a diverse, but inclusive workforce where everyone feels that they belong.

Eligible disciplines include:    
Engineering
Computer Science
Entrepreneurship
Biotech
Cleantech
IT & Applied Technology
Business & Technology Management
Product Management
Digital Media, and other technical programs

2017 GRANT AMOUNTS:   
Up to 6 x $1,000 for Grade 12 Graduates entering post-secondary.  

1 x $1,000 awarded on top of amount listed above to current University/College student or Grade 12 Graduate who belong to one or more of the following groups:
Women
First Nations
Persons with disabilities
New immigrants
LGBTQ

All or any combination of the above grants may be awarded in any given year.   

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:   

Graduating Grade 12 applicants must:  
● Show strong passion for the technology sector, involvement in the tech community, and desire to leave a mark in the future of technology
● Be accepted into a publicly funded, BC-based post-secondary educational institution in a minimum 2-year program beginning in September 2017
● Be a permanent resident, landed immigrant or citizen of Canada (proof of status will be required before grants are awarded)
● Have a minimum 3.2 GPA

Applications cannot be saved. All sections must be completed in one sitting. Refreshing the page mid-application will cause your data to be lost.

We recommend preparing your responses ahead of time, then copy & pasting them into the form. 

Deadline to apply: 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Apply now
 
Application Content

The following will be required in order for you to be considered for the BC Tech Scholarship.

Please note that applications cannot be saved. All sections must be completed in one sitting. Refreshing the page mid-application will cause your data to be lost.


● Proof of enrollment/post-secondary acceptance letter
● Transcripts
● 2 reference letters addressed to the BC Tech Association
● A copy of your current resume
● An essay, max 1,000 words, describing:  
            o   Your background, passion and involvement in the technology sector    
            o   Your academic achievements      
            o   Your future career goals    
            o   How this scholarship will help you to achieve those goals
 
Are you a graduating grade 12 student? *

     
 
Have you been accepted into a publicly funded, BC-based post-secondary educational institution in a minimum 2-year program beginning in September 2017? *

     
 
Are you a permanent resident, landed immigrant or citizen of Canada? *

Please note that proof of status will be required before grants are awarded.
     
 
Do you have a minimum 3.2 GPA? *

     
 
Please select any and all options from the groups below that apply to you as you may be eligible for the Discovery Foundation Equality Scholarship.


 
Contact information: let us know how to get a hold of you

If we require additional information about this application we will contact this person directly.
 
Name *

 
Phone Number *

 
Linkedin Profile

 
Application Requirements

 
Proof of enrollment/post-secondary acceptance letter *

Please attach.
 
Transcript *

Please attach.
 
Reference Letter #1 *

Please address to the BC Tech Association.
 
Reference Letter #2 *

Please address to the BC Tech Association.
 
Resume *

Please attach a copy of your current resume.
 
Personal Essay *

 Please describe in max 1000 words:

o   Your background, passion and involvement in the technology sector    
o   Your academic achievements      
o   Your future career goals      
o   How this scholarship will help you to achieve those goals
 
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If you wish to review your responses, please do so now. Once you hit 'submit' you will not be able to go back.
Your application for the BC Tech Scholarship has been submitted.

Grant recipients will be notified on or before Friday, June 2, 2017 
(Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected will be contacted.)   

Formal award presentation to take place at the Technology Impact Awards on June 22, 2017 
(Ability to attend the award presentation does not affect eligibility or chances of winning.)  

For questions or additional information, please email talent@wearebctech.com.
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Only Graduating Grade 12 students are eligible to complete this application. If you are a current University or College student, please complete the 'BC Tech Scholarship - University and College' form.
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In order to be considered, all applicants must be accepted into a publicly funded, BC-based post-secondary educational institution in a minimum 2-year program beginning in September 2017.
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