About this Award

Investing in the future of tech talent is one of the keys to success for the BC’s economy. BC Tech’s industry-funded Scholarship Program provides grants to students with a proven passion for technology, a desire to leave a mark in the tech sector and pursuing a post-secondary technology-related program.

Who Should Apply?

Eligible disciplines include:

  1. AI
  2. Biotech
  3. Business & Technology
  4. Cleantech
  5. Computer Science
  6. Cybersecurity
  7. Data Science
  8. Digital Media
  9. Engineering
  10. Entrepreneurship
  11. IT & Applied Technology Management
  12. Product Management
  13. Other technical programs

Scholarship winners will be celebrated during the 2024 Technology Impact Awards, where they will be recognized for their achievements.

2024 Grant Amounts

  • Up to 3 x $3,500 for current university and college students
  • Up to 3 x $2,500 for grade 12 graduates entering post-secondary

Spirit of BC Tech Scholarship

The Spirit of BC Tech Scholarship fund provides additional bursaries of $1000 to qualifying post-secondary and grade 12 students who best exemplify the values of BC’s tech sector.

Scholarship Criteria

University and college applicants must:

  • Show 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 2024 at a publicly funded or private BC-based post-secondary educational program including microcredential certifications;
  • Be a permanent resident, landed immigrant or Canadian citizen; and
  • Have a minimum 3.4 GPA.

Graduating grade 12 applicants must:

  • Show 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 or private BC-based post-secondary educational program beginning in 2024*;
  • Be a permanent resident, landed immigrant or Canadian citizen; and
  • Have a minimum 3.4 GPA.

* Graduating Grade 12 students who have not yet received a letter of enrolment are still eligible to apply. Once shortlisted, proof of enrolment will be required by 31 May 2024.

Deadline: April 15th at Midnight PT
Queries : tias@wearebctech.com

Evaluation Criteria – please complete the following:

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3. Two (2) reference letters addressed to the BC Tech Association*

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5. An essay (max. 1000 words – worth 100%) describing:*

  • Your experiences, passion, and involvement in the technology sector
  • Your academic achievements
  • Your career aspirations
  • How this scholarship will help you to achieve your goals
  • Tell us how you have shown your ambition to overcome challenges and achieve excellence

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