Provincial Scholarships

About Provincial Scholarships

Each year, the province of British Columbia awards scholarships to BC students who meet the following requirements.

A student will receive a $1000 Examinations Scholarship if he or she:

  • is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant;
  • achieves at least a B in English 12;
  • achieves 86% or higher on each of his or her three best Grade 12 provincial exams (can include the English 12 provincial exam) and/or a 4 or a 5 on his or her AP exams; and
  • fulfills the requirements for the Graduation Program.

A student will receive a $2500 Examinations Scholarship if he or she:

  • qualifies to receive an award with the above criteria; plus
  • ranks among the top twenty scholarship students (based on his or her percentage score).

AP (Advanced Placement) exam scores count towards earning a Grade 12 Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship. AP test scores are converted to percentages, with a score of 4 becoming 86% and 5 becoming 96%. A score on a provincial exam and a score on an AP exam in the same subject cannot count as two separate exam scores.

SMUS Provincial Scholars

  No. of Provincial Scholars % of Eligible Grads
2012 54 43%
2011 60 43%
2010 53 43%
2009 46 35%
2008 43 36%