Local Scholarships & Bursaries


Local scholarships & bursaries are offered to our students, thanks to the generous support of several different organizations and individuals in the Cowichan Valley.

Each year we update our scholarship & bursary awards and meet with our grade 12 students at the beginning of February for an orientation on how to apply.

We also have a parent information evening about the scholarship & bursary application process as well.

Below is a list of local awards offered to Chemainus Secondary School students.

This list is updated often so please check back for new information. Award information will be linked as soon as possible.

NOTE: All Scholarship & Bursary application packages are due to the counselling office by 3 pm Friday, March 31, 2023

Click here for a Printable or  Fillable standard scholarship & bursary application form. Paper copies are available in the counselling office.

Some scholarships and bursaries require a ‘special application form’ as found within their descriptions.

Scholarships & Bursaries:

  1. A. Brian Simmons ScholarshipSpecial Application Form
  2. Deadline for application April 30th Canadian Federation of University Women Cowichan Valley Scholarship/Bursary  – Application Form Here
  3. Deadline for application May 1st Catalyst Crofton ScholarshipApplication
  4. Deadline for application May 1st Catalyst Crofton Indigenous Peoples ScholarshipApplication
  5. Chemainus Doctors Health Sciences Scholarship – TBD
  6. Chemainus Health Care Foundation Scholarship
  7. Chemainus Rotary Club Scholarship
  8. Deadline for application April 1st Coastal Community Scholarship
  9. Corporation of the District of North Cowichan Tom Walker Forest Legacy Scholarship
  10. Deadline for application April 7th Cowichan & Chemainus Valley Arts ScholarshipApplication
  11. Deadline for application April 7th Cowichan & Chemainus Valley Sports ScholarshipApplication
  12. Cowichan Creamery Agricultural Trust Society ScholarshipApplication Form
  13. Cowichan Eyecare Scholarship
  14. Deadline for application April 6th Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice Scholarship
  15. Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association Scholarship
  16. Duncan Basketball Association Scholarship
  17. Duncan Daybreak Rotary Club Scholarship
  18. George Alistair MacKay Scholarship
  19. Monk Office Supply Graduation Scholarship
  20. Mosaic Forest Management Scholarship/Bursary Scholarship
  21. Ronald G. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
  22. Royal Canadian Legion South Vancouver Island Zone Sir Percy Lake Scholarship
  23. Deadline for application May 1st USW Local 1-1937 (SD #79 Employees) Scholarships
  24. 49th Parallel Grocery Chemainus Bursary
  25. Alexander Wilson Bursary
  26. Bernadette Bursary
  27. Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Bursary – Special Application Form Here
  28. Brock McLeod Bursary
  29. Chemainus & District Baseball Assoc. Bursary 
  30. Chemainus-Crofton Eagles Auxiliary #4400 Bursary
  31. Chemainus Elementary PAC Bursary  –  Please include the: School Declaration Form with your application.
  32. Chemainus  Fire Fighter’s Bursary
  33. Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Bursary
  34. Chemainus Health Care Foundation Bursary
  35. Chemainus Legion Branch #191 Bursary
  36. Chemainus Legion Branch #191 Fine Arts Bursary
  37. Chemainus #114 Masonic Lodge – Highmore/Robinson Bursary
  38. Chemainus Rotary Club Jesse Price Memorial Bursary
  39. Chemainus Rotary Club John Dove Memorial Bursary
  40. Chemainus Rotary Club Larry Nancarrow Memorial Bursary
  41. CHSS PAC Bursary
  42. Chemainus Secondary Performing Arts Achievement Award Bursary
  43. Chemainus Seniors’ Drop In Bursary
  44. Col. R.M. Lendrum Bursary
  45. Deadline for application April 29th Corporation of the District of North Cowichan Tom Walker Forest Legacy Bursary
  46. Cowichan Cobble Hill District 4-H Bursary
  47. Cowichan Field Hockey Association Bursary
  48. Cowichan Folk Guild Bursary
  49. Cowichan Valley Highland Dancing Association Bursary
  50. April Deadline for application Cowichan Valley Naturalist’s Society Bursary
  51. Cowichan Valley Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Assoc. Bursary
  52. Cowichan Valley Retired Teachers Assoc.
  53. Cowichan Wheels Bursary
  54. Crofton Community Catering Bursary
  55. Crofton Community Centre Memorial Bursary – 4 Bursaries available see attachment
  56. CUPE Local #5101 Bursary – Special Application Form Here
  57. Don & Dorothy Craig Memorial Bursary
  58. Duncan Elks Lodge Bursary
  59. Family and Friends of Ryan Clark Memorial Bursary
  60. Friends of Devon Sanchez Memorial Bursary
  61. Harbans Manhas Memorial Bursary
  62. Ian Ford Trust Fund Bursary
  63. Jorden Scott Memorial Bursary
  64. Lambert Family Bursary
  65. Kennely Johnston Memorial Bursary
  66. Koksilah School Historical Society Bursary
  67. Manfred Maier Memorial Bursary
  68. Merri Lau Memorial (Crofton PAC) Bursary  Please include the: School Declaration Form with your application.
  69. Paige Whitelaw Memorial Bursary
  70. Public and Private Workers of Canada, Local 2 Bursary
  71. Queen of Angels School Parent Association Bursary
  72. Roane Family Bursary Bursary
  73. Saltair Community Bursary – TBD
  74. St. Edward’s Catholic Women’s League Bursary
  75. The Shannon McClelland-Miller Bursary
  76. Thetis Island Community Fund Bursary
  77. Thetis Island Parents’ Association Bursary
  78. Deadline for application April 23rd Tom Clark Memorial Bursary
  79. WEX (Work Experience) Bursary
  80. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2101 Ladysmith
  81. Crofton Senior’s Society

Bursaries & Scholarships how are they different?

Awards are any kind of non-repayable funding granted to students.

Bursaries are non-repayable awards to students based on financial need and satisfactory academic standing, sometimes including additional criteria such as program of study or other requirements.

Scholarships are non-repayable awards to students based on merit or high academic achievement usually including additional criteria such as volunteer service, affiliation with a particular organization or other requirements.


Don’t forget to check your university of choice to see what type of awards they offer!