BC Tech Scholarship

Supporting the development of BC's technology workforce of the future.

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.

Applications for the BC Tech Scholarship are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Technology Impact Awards gala on June 22nd. Tickets available now!

To learn more about the BC Tech Scholarship, email talent@wearebctech.com.

2017 Grant Amounts

Up to 2 x $5,000 for current University and College students.
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

University and College 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 a full-time student continuing studies in September 2017 at a publicly funded, BC-based post-secondary educational institution in a minimum 2-year program
  • 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 

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

Application Content

To apply for the BC Tech Scholarship, you will be required to provide:

• 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: 

  • Your background, passion and involvement in the technology sector 
  • Your academic achievements 
  • Your future career goals 
  • How this scholarship will help you to achieve those goals

Preparing Your Application

To apply for the BC Tech Scholarship, please fill out our online application form. 

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 using the Application Content outlined above, then copy & pasting them into the form.

Applications Closed

Applications for the 2017 BC Tech Scholarship are now closed.

If you have any questions, please email talent@wearebctech.com.

Questions about the BC Tech Scholarship? Email talent@wearebctech.com.