Starting in 1985, the foundation has made a lot of history.

The Foundation’s Beginning

PSSBSF started in 1985 by Principal H.D. Pritchard and Len Cox at Penticton Secondary, along with original Foundation board members George Gay, Sue Irvine, Dr. Bob Offer, Edgar Dewdney, Betty Evans and Al Rowe. Within 5 years, they reached their goal to raise $100,000.00 for the benefit of graduating students at PSS.

Originally, Penticton Secondary students were the only recipients. The Foundation had the foresight to plan funding for Princess Margaret Secondary School, which was added in 2004 when it became a graduating school.

  • In 1985, the Foundation gave a $1000 award to one student at Penticton Secondary.
  • Thirty-eight years later, more than $4.5 million has been distributed to students.
  • At the 2023 convocation ceremonies, more than $450,000.00 was presented to graduating applicants at both Penticton Secondary schools.

Hard work, vision and determination on the part of the original Foundation and dedication of subsequent board members, coupled with the generosity of the community has led to a remarkable success story, helping thousands of students with their post-secondary goals.


Purpose  Statement

The purpose of the society is to establish, administer, receive, invest and disburse a fund or funds, either from monies held in trust by the society or for the benefit of the society. Funds are also available from earnings or donations from any source, including monies realized on the sale of gifts in kind, to provide bursaries and scholarships for students who exhibit a desire and an aptitude for furthering their education at accredited post-secondary institutions.

Learn more about the foundation by talking with any one of the board members that keep the foundation running.

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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