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Entrance Awards and Bursaries

Entrance awards are given to outstanding students entering a full-time Camosun College credential program. All Entrance awards are adjudicated on a competitive basis. Entrance bursaries are given to students entering full time studies at Camosun College. Entrance bursaries are normally based on financial need and additional criteria.

Selection is based on academic standing or financial need and on additional criteria as outlined on the award specific information. Other factors may be taken into consideration such as participation in school activities, community involvement and demonstrated leadership qualities. Where applicable, these additional criteria are listed under the award information.

Only successful award and bursary applicants are notified.

Entrance Awards

Camosun College Entrance Award Value: varies annually, approx. $2,000 per award

1 award available

The Camosun College Entrance Award is a non-repayable award that recognizes academic achievement upon high school graduation. This award is open to students entering full-time studies in the fall semester at Camosun College after taking one or more years off after high school for activities such as work or travel. The award is adjudicated on a competitive basis. Annual availability of this award may vary.

Learn more about the Camosun College Entrance Award.


Knowledge First Foundation Entrance Award Value: varies annually, approx. $2,000 per award

1 award available

The Knowledge First Foundation is a not-for-profit Canadian Corporation and one of the country's leading providers of group registered education savings plans (RESPs). Founded in 1965 by a group of educators and professionals committed to supporting post-secondary education in Canada, Knowledge First Foundation has been sponsoring education savings plans for the benefit of Canadian families for almost 50 years.

Camosun College was selected because many of the students who benefit from a Knowledge First RESP attend Camosun. Going forward, Knowledge First will continue to consider the school choices (e.g. Camosun College) their students make when allocating RESP payments.

Learn more about the Knowledge First Foundation Entrance Award.


Peninsula Co-op Entrance Awards Value: $1,000 per award

6 awards available

Peninsula Co-op Entrance Awards are awarded to high school students who are entering a full-time post-secondary program in the Fall semester at Camosun, and who have attained outstanding academic achievement upon graduation of high school. In addition to outstanding academic achievement, you or a family member must have an active Peninsula Co-op membership and must have contributed to your community and/or high school in a significant way through volunteer or extra-curricular activities.

Learn more about the Peninsula Co-op Entrance Awards.


Shirley & Harvey Pinch Entrance Award Value: varies annually, approx. $1,000 per award

2 awards available

The Shirley & Harvey Pinch Entrance Award is a non-repayable award that recognizes outstanding academic achievement upon high school graduation to students entering full-time studies in the Fall semester with the School of Business at Camosun College. The award is adjudicated on a competitive basis.

Learn more about the Shirley & Harvey Pinch Entrance Award.


Dr. Liz Ashton High Performance Sport Award Value: varies annually, approx. $400 per award

1 award available

This award recognizes the athletic achievements of a student entering a program in the Camosun Centre for Sport & Exercise Education. Open to student athletes.

Learn more about the Dr. Liz Ashton High Performance Sport Award.


Heather Lewis Associate of Arts and Science Entrance Scholarship Value: varies annually

1 award each: Arts or Science

The Associate Degree Entrance Scholarships acknowledge high academic achievement and are given to high school students enrolled to begin studies in the Fall semester with the School of Arts & Science, Camosun. 

Learn more about the Heather Lewis Associate of Arts and Science Entrance Scholarship.


Torque Masters Car Club Entrance Award (Fall) Value: varies annually, approx. $750.00

1 award available

The Torque Masters Car Club Entrance Award is a non-repayable award that encourages students to pursue careers in automotive trades. One award is available for a full-time student entering the Automotive Service Technician Foundation Program at Camosun College for each of the Winter and Fall intakes. Students must be graduating from either the Greater Victoria School District #61 or Saanich School District #63 to apply. In addition to strong academic achievement, the applicant must have contributed to their community and/or high school through volunteer or extra-curricular activities. The award is adjudicated on a competitive basis.

Learn more about the Torque Masters Car Club Entrance Award.

Entrance Bursaries

Archie Johnstone Memorial Bursaries Value: $650

7 awards available

In celebration of their 65th anniversary in 2019, Archie Johnstone Plumbing & Heating Ltd will provide $650 to each of 3 apprentices in Sheet Metal and 4 apprentices in Plumbing & Pipe Trades who have demonstrated financial need.  These bursaries will be awarded to students during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Learn more about the Archie Johnstone Memorial Bursaries.


CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Value: $5,000

1 award available

The Colleges and Institutes Canada Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program aims to provide financial support to college and institute students that demonstrate financial need and face challenges or barriers to participating in and completing post-secondary education. Students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas will be given preference for the ten bursaries of up to $5,000 each.

Learn More about the CICAN Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program.


Irene Cameron Bursary Value: $4,500

2 awards available

The Irene Cameron Bursary for Office Administration will provide financial assistance to two students in the Office Administration Program who have demonstrated financial need. The bursaries are funded from the Victoria Foundation and will be available in fall of each year.

The bursary is made available through the generous bequest of Donald Stewart Cameron held in a permanent endowment fund at the Victoria Foundation. This bequest was made in memory of his wife Irene (1920-1991). The bursary honours her contributions as a teacher of shorthand typing and office administration skills, both in England and in British Columbia. Arriving from Liverpool, England in 1953, Irene was the first exchange teacher at Lake Cowichan High School. She taught commercial studies under her maiden name "Miss Neilson."

Learn more about the Irene Cameron Bursary.


Joyce Family Foundation Entrance Bursaries Value: varies annually, approx. $2,000 per award

4 awards available

The Joyce Family Foundation Entrance Bursary is available to new students who demonstrate critical financial need and will enter full-time studies in the fall semester at Camosun College. Annual availability of this award may vary.

Learn more about the Joyce Family Foundation Entrance Bursaries.


Phyllis Mary Nixon Memorial Bursary Value: varies annually, approx. $4,000 per award

1 award available

The Phyllis Mary Nixon Entrance Bursary is available to new students who demonstrate exceptional financial need that have relocated from outside of the Southern Vancouver Island area (south of the Malahat including Salt Spring and Gulf Islands) in order to enter full-time studies in the fall semester at Camosun College. Annual availability of this award may vary.

Learn more about the Phyllis Mary Nixon Memorial Bursary.


Princess Auto Foundation Entrance Bursaries Value: $5,000 per award

Maximum 5 awards available

The Princess Auto Foundation (PAF) is committed to enhancing education and providing opportunities to students in the areas of trades & technology, and believes strongly in providing funding to students who may not otherwise be able to attend college due to their financial circumstances. The PAF is pleased to support eligible Camosun students through the provision of a maximum of seven $5,000 bursaries, two for technology students and five for trades students. Annual availability of this award may vary, depending on funds received from the donor.

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