Bursaries and Awards

BCIT and some outside agencies offer attending and prospective piping trades students many supportive funding opportunities. Whether through awards, bursaries or grants students may apply for financial aid. The links and examples below are to help you in your search of what is available. Due to the continuing efforts from many at BCIT these opportunities are continuously changing, from the recruitment of new donators, possible increases in dollar figures to increases in the number of awards offered by existing donors. With this in mind we recommend contacting the financial aid & awards advisors or the BCIT Foundation people if you have specific question to their offerings.

In addition to what BCIT has to offer, be sure to look into what is available through the various government agencies. For instance, did you know that trades persons have available to them a deduction for tools or that a Training Tax Credits for Apprentices can be obtained.


The first three examples come off the bcit entrance awards web page, then selecting the “Entrance Award Booklet”.

The BCIT Staff - High Tech, High Promise Capital Campaign Entrance Award

Pacific Foundation of Applied Technology Entrance Awards Rick Sawatzky Memorial Entrance Award

The next two are external awards, the list here is viewed by selecting the “General Awards”. This section is very extensive and close scrutiny is recommended.

BC Government and Service Employees Union Columbia Foundation Scholarships


The final link is from the BCIT Foundation and their Donor Funded Awards [PDF 1MB].

Andrew Sheret Limited Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating American Society of Plumbing Engineers


      NOTE: Award numbers and amounts vary each year.