Every year, up to 60 scholarships of $2,500 are available to children of B.C. public servants. Applicants must be under 25 and accepted (or conditionally accepted) for admission as a full-time student in a bachelor's degree program or trade, technical or vocational training. The program must be at a designated public or private post-secondary institution in the Province of British Columbia.
Qualified students with a parent who has been an employee of the BC Public Service for the last three years may apply. The application deadline for this year is May 14, 2021. The 2021 application will be posted on the last Friday of February.
You're eligible to apply if:
A) You have a solid academic standing (minimum B grade average or above for high school, Grades 10 to 12, and any post-secondary education)
B) You're a student under the age of 25 as of the application deadline shown above
C) You haven't received a scholarship from Pacific Leaders Scholarships for Children of Public Servants previously. You can receive only one scholarship during your lifetime
D) You'll be a full-time student and have at least one parent, as defined by StudentAidBC policy, who is a full- or part-time regular employee of a BC Public Service employer. This includes all ministries and any organization that is enabled under the Public Service Act
E) Your parent has worked in the BC Public Service for the last three years as of the application deadline shown above
F) You plan to study a trade or do technical/vocational training or an undergraduate degree at a designated school or university located in B.C.
G) You are not eligible to apply if your parent is an auxiliary or casual employee, or a political staffer as defined in the Standards of Conduct for Political Staff. If you're unsure of your parent's employment status, please have them contact AskMyHRRestricted Access by submitting a service request using the categories My Team or Organization > Employee & Labour Relations > Other Issues & Inquiries.
You're also ineligible if your parent is an employee of the broader public sector, including:
A) Provincial Health Authorities (such as VIHA)
B) School districts and universities
C) Crown Corporations (Example: Community Living BC, BC Hydro)
D) Other municipal or federal governments (Example: police)