Scholarships & Bursaries


2018-2019 Lake Cowichan School Local Scholarships

Scholarship Instructions and Tips


  1. Read through the criteria for each Scholarship List to see which scholarships or bursaries you qualify for: 2018/19 Scholarship Booklet
  2. Print off a Summary Sheet and keep track of the awards for which you will apply for.
  3. Download & fill out an Application Form and save it.
  4. Complete your scholarship application package in the following order:
    • Summary Sheet with total number of bursaries/scholarships applied for.
    • Application Form- customize for each scholarship by typing in the scholarship name and contacts
    • Academic Resume – see example below
    • Cover Letter (sometimes called an Autobiographical Essay) – see example below
    • 2-3 reference letters
    • Transcript (Get this from Mrs. Brooks)
  5. Hand in PAPER-CLIPPED package to the office by 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
  6. Once photocopies are completed, the office staff will contact you, if needed, to finalize application forms.

Sample Resume and Cover Letter:

Resume / Cover Letter

* Please see Mrs. Battye or Mrs. Brooks if you need some help. We want you to succeed and are here to help*

Good luck and we encourage you to apply for all you can!

Bursaries & Scholarships …what’s the difference?

Awards are any kind of non-repayable funding granted to students. The word is used interchangeably with bursary or scholarship.

Bursaries are non-repayable awards to students based on financial need and satisfactory academic standing, sometimes including additional criteria such as program of study or other requirements.

Scholarships are non-repayable awards to students based on merit or high academic achievement usually including additional criteria such as volunteer service, affiliation with a particular organization or other requirements.


Don’t forget to check your university of choice to see what type of awards they offer!