Scholarships & Bursaries

Information on bursaries and scholarships can be found on the Grad Google Classroom Page.

Ideally, applying for scholarships should be student-directed and a parent/teacher-supported endeavor. The staff at ASIA are happy to assist and offer guidance for application essays and reference letters, but it is our hope that the students will rise to the challenge. Grade 12 students should be able to access the skills and knowledge that they have gained through their educational journey to make an outstanding rationale for receiving an award!

Applying for scholarships is a continual process that should be happening throughout a student’s post-secondary journey. This is not something that just happens during Grade 12 before graduation.  Due dates for award applications vary throughout the year. It is the student’s responsibility to track these dates and ensure applications are submitted on time. Treat scholarship hunting like a job and it pays just like a job!

Please feel free to contact the counselor for support through the application process. 

District Authority Award "Dogwood Award" This award consists of a Post-secondary voucher for $1250. Students must engage in a meaningful 100hr project based on specific criteria as outlined in the application package. Students will continue to work on their project until their adjudication day. Each project will be displayed and adjudicated at either Abbotsford Arts Centre or WJ Mouat on April 20th, 2020. Students will be assigned to either venue depending on their project category. It is expected that all applicants use their time wisely to ensure that they are prepared to present their projects on the adjudication day.  

Abbotsford Community Foundation Awards -  Apply for up to 10 awards/bursaries.  Complete and submit the online Abbotsford Community Foundation Scholarship/Bursary Application.  Applications are available online in early February at  Applications are due near the end of February. Submit paper copies to the counselor.

Key to Scholarships After being fortunate enough to fund her entire university education through scholarships, Brittany Palmer wanted to share with others what she learned through trial and error while going through the scholarship process. On a mission to make scholarships approachable for students, Brittany created her company Unlock your Future:  The Key to Scholarships. Visit her website at   It is strongly recommended that Grade 11 and 12 students use this site as a resource.


Useful Scholarship websites:

Other Information Sources

Universities in Canada                                      

The Debt-Free Graduate                                    

Financial Aid (student loans)