Scholarships (General)



Reference Letter Request / Scholarship Nomination Form

Grads the attached document in WORD or PDF (at the bottom of this page) can be used to request a reference letter or be considered for a scholarship nomination.  Staff at McMath are familiar with this form.  Some students will include their resume or other information to supplement this document.  As mentioned, when requesting a reference letter it is advised that you give 2 weeks notice.  For the purposes of scholarship nominations sure to submit the form in person on or before the date due.  Paper copies of this form are available in the counselling hallway on the Scholarship bulletin board.


Scholarship Overview:

Several categories of scholarships exist: Provincial, District, McMath, and external.


BC Excellence & BC Achievement Scholarships

McMath will have one nominee for the BC Excellence Scholarship ($5000) value.  Interested students can apply to be nominated through the school scholarship committee. The BC Achievement Scholarship is a $1250 scholarship that recognizes broad achievement in courses meeting graduation program requirements. At the end of October, the Ministry will determine the recipients based on students' achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy graduation program requirements. Recipients must meet basic eligibility requirements in addition to attaining a “B” or better average in their Language Arts 12 course. A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for awarding the BC Achievement Scholarship. For the 2021/22 school year, these will be given to the top 8000 students in the province. Winners will be sent the scholarships in November.  To be nominated for the BC Excellence scholarship the McMath Scholarship Nomination Form will be used (see below).  For the BC Achievement scholarship nothing needs to be completed as the Ministry will automatically 


District/Authority Awards 

The Ministry of Education provides approximately 20 - $1250 Scholarships to McMath students who show outstanding achievement in Fine Arts, Applied Skills, Physical Activity, Second Languages Community Service and Technical and Trades Training.  To qualify for these scholarships, students must pass the Provincial English 12 examination, maintain a C average in their grade 12 year, be taking a minimum of two senior level subjects, at least one at the grade 12 level in their chosen area and select one of the 12 level courses in which to be formally assessed. Please note that any instance of Academic Misconduct by a student disqualifies them from earning any scholarship or bursary.  To be considered for these scholarships you will simply complete the online McMath Scholarship Application in the spring. 

Form more details and selection criteria information view:


McMath Scholarships and Bursaries

Applications must be made to the McMath Scholarship Committee in April/May of a student’s Grade 12 year. The school, businesses, organizations, and individuals in the community donate these scholarships to be presented to McMath graduates.  Recipients are decided on the basis of specific criteria unique to each award.  The online application will be introduced in during PLT just before spring break.   Applications are due April 22/2022 at 4pm using this website.   These scholarships will be presented at the Valedictory Ceremony in June! 


Other Scholarships

There are many scholarships offered by institutions, industries, unions, businesses and individuals that are available to students. The individual must submit an application. Check the following site for details click “Scholarships”.  Information regarding these scholarships can be obtained through the Career Centre