Student FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions by students of Penticton Secondary Schools.

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What if I am not 100% sure that I am going on?
  • Take an envelope home so that you can think about it and talk it over with your family.
  • Return the completed form if you decide to go on, or the uncompleted form if you
    decided you’re not.
  • Either way, please return the package by the due date.
What if I will not be taking a full course load (playing sports, credit for AP, etc.)?

Depending on the funding source and the rules of your award, it may be possible to receive a partial amount this year and the remainder of the award in the fall of the following year.

What if my parents are divorced and I can’t get information from one of them?

Just let the Foundation know this on the application form.

My parents live elsewhere—how can they sign the form?

Please send the first page to them electronically, have them sign it and return it to you so that you can submit it with your application form.

When will I learn that I have received an award?

In late spring, a list of recipients will be posted in the counseling office. If your post-grad plans have changed or you think you’ve been missed, please notify a counselor at this time. Otherwise, students will receive their awards during the grad ceremony.

When will I get the award money?

Please mail (or drop off at the Pen High office) your completed Request for Funds form, proof of payment of first-term fees, and an official list of your courses dated AFTER October 1, 2023. Then allow 6-8 weeks to receive the funds.

What if I took AP courses and received college credit? What if I upgrade?

The Foundation has no awards that pay for high school courses.

What’s the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?

A scholarship focuses on academic performance, whereas a bursary focuses on financial need.

My parents’ dental plan says I am considered a “full-time student” if I take 3 courses. Why do I have to have 5 courses for a “full course load”

The foundation defines “full course load” as 5 or more courses. To qualify for your award, you must meet that requirement.

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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.

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