BC Tech Scholarship

Building BC's future technology workforce.

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.

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 open! Deadline to apply: 11:59PM PT on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. 

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

2017 Grant Amounts

2 x $5,000 for current University and College students.
6 x $1,000 for Grade 12 Graduates entering post-secondary. 

*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.

Apply Now

If you are a current University or College student, click here to apply.

If you are a Graduating Grade 12 student, click here to apply.

Deadline to apply: 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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