Financial Aid - Purcell Collegiate School

FINANCIAL AID

Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) offers scholarships to new applicants and returning students in Grades 6 – 12.

Scholarships are awarded per the criteria of the donor and/or if a student demonstrates significant achievement in or dedication to an extra-curricular pursuit; for example, national citizenship or community service recognition, provincial/national competitive athletics or arts, and/or exceptional academic achievement.

Please note that qualification for financial assistance (income tested annually) may be required. Scholarships may be awarded for the duration of the student’s time at PCS or for a single year.

Scholarship application requirements vary and may include an essay, two references, and in some cases, an examination, presentation, or project.

LOCAL DAY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) is an International Baccalaureate  candidate school* in the Middle Years Programme (MYP).  In pursuit of full authorization as an IB World School, PCS  will be trial implementing the MYP in Grades 6, 7, 8 during the 2024-25 school year.  In support of this process, PCS is pleased to offer the following scholarships to qualifying students:

    • Grade 6:  one full scholarship, two half scholarships
    • Grade 7:  one full scholarship, two half scholarships
    • Grade 8:  two full scholarships, three half scholarships

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

PCS is also sponsoring scholarships for local day students in Grades 9-12.  We’re looking for students leaders who aspire to attend leading post-secondary institutions and are enthusiastic about learning in and out of the classroom.

    • Grade 9:  two half scholarships
    • Grade 10:  two half scholarships
    • Grade 11:  two half scholarships
    • Grade 12:  two half scholarships

IMPORTANT:  half-scholarship students who demonstrate qualifying financial need may also be awarded bursaries that further subsidize their fees.

For more information on all available scholarships, bursaries, and other offsets including becoming a family in our Homestay/Billet Program, please email:

admissions@purcellcollegiate.ca.

INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIPS

In recognition of our partnership with the ?aq’am Community and in support of the Truth and Reconciliation process, PCS is pleased to sponsor a number of scholarships and bursaries for Indigenous students including:

    • ?aq’am Community (multiple scholarships/bursaries)
    • Ktunaxa Nation (three scholarships)
    • other First Nations (two scholarships)
    • Metis/Inuit (two scholarships)

We want to make Purcell Collegiate School “international” in relation to Turtle Island as well.  Applications from other First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students are thus strongly encouraged.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Wendy NG Memorial Scholarship

This award is made in celebration of the contributions Wendy NG made to international education and exchange between Guangdong and British Columbia under Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) between sister-schools and other partnerships between education bureaus and school districts. This pioneering work created opportunities for students, teachers, and administrators to learn with and from each other in support of a brighter future based on mutual understanding, trust, and friendship.  This scholarship is available exclusively to students apply to PCS from Guangdong, China.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

Coming soon, a variety of scholarships made available from the newly-established Purcell Collegiate School Foundation.  Scholarships are anticipated to be designated to the following categorizations:

  • Indigenous
  • Sustainability
  • Athletics
  • Inclusivity
  • International
  • STEM
  • Accessibility
  • Leadership/Citizenship

If you are interested in donating to the foundation or sponsoring a dedicated scholarship, please contact us.