Please use the following link to apply for Valedicatory Scholarships.

Only students that apply for scholarships can be considered for Valedictory Scholarships.



BC Achievement Scholarships recognize the top 8000 graduates in the province. The Ministry will determine recipients based on achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy 2004 Graduation Program requirements, including elective courses. Grad Transitions will not be included. A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for determining winners, who receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition

**Students do not apply for this scholarship**

A student may receive a $1250 Examinations Scholarship if he or she:

  • is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) at the time of registration in the school year for which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Must be a BC resident.
  • fulfills the BC Graduation requirements of the 2004 Graduation Program by the year he/she graduates.
  • achieves at least a “B” (73% or above) or better grade in their Language Arts 12 course.
  • Write and pass a Language Arts 12 provincial examination.
  • Have no more than one TS (Transfer Standing) or SG (Standing Granted) indicator among course marks used for the calculation of winners, excluding Language Arts 12, which must have a percentage score.


The Ministry of Education provides a number of $1250 awards to be awarded to Palmer students who show superior achievement in Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Drama), Applied Skills (Business Education, Technology, Home Economics), Physical Activity, Second Language, Technical and Trades Training, or Community Service.  To qualify for these scholarships, students must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) at the time of applying for the scholarship.
  • be a BC resident.
  • fulfill the BC graduation requirements of either the 2004 Graduation Program or the Adult Graduation Program by August 31st of a student’s graduating year.
  • meet the criteria determined by the local Scholarship Committee.

**students apply for this scholarship as part of the in-school scholarship/bursaries application process**


Note:   A student can receive both a BC Achievement Scholarship and a District/Authority Scholarship.

For information on the Ministry of Education’s Provincial Scholarship Program, please go to:


Grade 12 students who are enrolled in at least six courses at Palmer may qualify for in-school scholarships and bursaries.  This includes Palmer based online course with Richmond Virtual School.

Applications must be made to the Palmer Scholarship Committee by the due date specified each year, normally at the beginning of April. Currently, the school and district are actively pursuing businesses, organizations and individuals in the community to donate school scholarships. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of pre-set criteria determined by the donors or the Palmer Scholarship Committee.


There are many scholarships offered by institutions, industries, unions, businesses and individuals that are available to students regionally, provincially, and nationally. These must be applied for individually. Information regarding these scholarships can be obtained in the counselling career centre.  Deadline dates will vary.

*** The Richmond District Career Centre website contains current post-secondary, scholarship and career information at