New incentives for student teachers

Students in British Columbia striving to become teachers can now apply for one of 20 scholarships funded through Pathway to Teacher Education.

These scholarships – announced last October on World Teacher’s Day – are valued at $5,000 and winners will be awarded a voucher redeemable upon entrance into one of B.C.’s faculty of education programs.

"These new scholarships will help attract a new generation of students into the teaching profession,” says Education Minister Don McRae.

“As a teacher myself, I am confident that they will find teaching a challenging and rewarding career."

The Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship program is one of several awards available to graduating secondary students.

  • The Provincial Examinations Scholarship program awards $1,000 - $2,500 to students for academic excellence on their provincial exams.
  • The Passport to Education Program recognizes student achievement in a broad range of academic and non-academic areas with awards of $250 and $500.
  • Dogwood District/Authority scholarship winners receive $1,000 for excellence in their chosen field(s). This year, two new categories have been added, technical and trades training, and community service.

Application information for scholarships and eligibility requirements is available. 

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