2024 Application Deadlines:

Penticton Secondary & Princess Margaret:
Applications for 2024 open March 6th and close March 13th


The Penticton Secondary Schools Bursary and Scholarship Foundation is pleased to play an active role in the post-secondary plans of graduating students in Penticton schools.  We are here to financially assist students with the rising costs of accredited college and university costs so they can fulfil their academic, vocational and trades program objectives.


The purpose of the Foundation is to establish, administer, receive, invest and disburse funds that will provide bursaries and scholarships for students in Penticton Secondary Schools who exhibit a desire and an aptitude for furthering their education at accredited post-secondary institutions.


PSSBSF started in 1985 by Dick Pritchard and Len Cox at Pen-Hi. In the very first year of the Foundation $1000 was awarded to one student in one school.  Penticton Secondary students were originally the only recipients.

Princess Margaret Secondary School was added in the early 2000s when it became a graduating school.

As of 2022, more than $4 million has been distributed to students to help them further their education.


This is one of the many places that you’ll begin your preparation to post-secondary success.  Whether you’re in Grade 10, 11 or 12, now is a great time to review the multitude of awards available.  Grade 12 students who are planning to attend post-secondary in the year following their graduation are eligible to apply for awards.  Get financial assistance to help you on your way.


The Foundation is built on compassion and dedication to our community of students.  Awarding students with bursaries and scholarships encourages a complete post-secondary education.  We can’t do it without the generosity of our donors.  Invest in the future plans of a student today.  Discover how you can become part of this Foundation.

The Foundation Operates On

4 Basic Processes

1) Application (Early Spring)

  • The Bursary & Scholarship directory is updated yearly with the names and organizations of donors and the criteria for all the scholarships and bursaries.
  • Information is provided during a meeting with all applicants (school-based and/or video) as well as the new website.

2) Selection (Late Spring)

  • School-based committees are established (admin, counsellors, department heads, Foundation chairs).
  • Student marks are generated/aligned between two schools (ranked – after the first semester or after third term report cards)
  • School-based meetings are prepared for and arranged.
  • Donors are advised of selected recipients.

3) Presentation (Convocation Ceremonies)

  • Donors are invited to present at the grad ceremonies.
  • Following graduation, award lists are sent to newspapers.

4) Fund Distribution (After October 1st)

  • Recipients submit Request for Funds (intakes are during the approximate dates of October 1 – January 15, depending on the year) with Fee statements, Proof of Enrolment and copies of thank you letters to donors.
  • Request for Funds are processed via cheques from Foundation or directly from donors.
  • Non-claimants are followed up during the approximate dates of January 31 – February 15 (depending on year).

View a Random Selection of Awards

This is a sample list of awards that can be found in the Awards Directory. There are hundreds more that are available.

Last updated February 2024.

Penticton Secondary Schools Bursary & Scholarship Foundation

We acknowledge that Penticton, where we live, work and play is on the traditional lands of the Syilx People in the Okanagan Nation.

Foundation Office

Located in Penticton Secondary School's Main Office: 158 Eckhardt Ave E, Penticton, BC V2A 1Z2

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Clerical support is provided through SD 67 board office staff.


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