Student Awards

BCIT and the BCIT Alumni Association recognize excellence in our students through our annual awards programs.

The BCIT Alumni Association Scholarship and Bursary Endowed Fund was established in 1986 to help BCIT attract and retain the best students. Through generous support of our alumni, this Fund has grown to over $1 million and is the largest endowment at BCIT.

By supporting BCIT, alumni annually build the Alumni Fund for the benefit of BCIT students and campus projects. Since the Alumni Fund was established, it has provided scholarships and bursaries valued at $624,100 to 640 BCIT students. Each year, the invested principal generates interest to provide the following student awards:

BCIT Alumni Entrance Awards

Entrance awards are available to students who have been working, or attending another post-secondary institution prior to entering BCIT. Up to seven awards, each equal to one year’s tuition, are available to technology students, and up to five awards are available to students entering trades programs.

Qualified applicants will have a satisfactory academic standing from secondary school and/or any post-secondary institutes, and be involved in school or community activities. To learn more, contact BCIT's Student Financial Aid and Awards office.

BCIT Alumni First Year Achievement Awards

First Year Achievement awards are available to students entering the second year of their full-time technology or degree program. Award recipients are recommended by faculty based on the student's academic and all-round achievements in first year. There is no application process for these awards which are presented at a BCIT ceremony annually each November. BCIT's Student Financial Aid and Awards office makes the final selection.

Contact the Student Financial Aid and Awards office to learn more.

BCIT Alumni Bursaries

Annual bursaries are available to students in financial need. Contact the Student Financial Aid and Awards office for further information, application forms and deadlines.

BCIT Alumni Graduating Achievement Awards

Graduating Achievement awards are available to graduates in full-time technology and degree programs. Award recipients are recommended by faculty based on the student's academic and all-round achievement at graduation. There is no application process for these awards, which are presented at a BCIT ceremony annually each June. BCIT's Student Financial Aid and Awards office makes the final selection.

Contact the Student Financial Aid and Awards office to learn more.

BCIT Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Award

One high-profile recognition award, which includes a minimum $2,500 scholarship, is given annually to a student nominated through the BCIT Distinguished Awards program. This award is for graduating students. Complete the nomination form today!

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Please help build the BCIT Alumni Association Scholarship and Bursary Endowed Fund by supporting the Sharing Success Alumni Campaign. You can make your donation now.

If you are considering establishing your own (named) award endowment or annual award for students at BCIT, please visit BCIT Foundation.