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Major Entrance Scholarships & Awards


  • Fall 2019: March 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm
  • Spring 2020: September 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Students who are being admitted to KPU for the first time in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 are invited to apply for entrance scholarships and awards. KPU offers two types:

KPU Major Entrance Scholarships

  • The President's Scholarship ($20,000)
  • The Merit Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The Indigenous Entrance Scholarship ($5,000)

Donor-funded Entrance Awards

  • Awards range in value from $1,000 to $3,000

Entrance Award applicants will be short-listed and ranked by the Scholarships & Awards Selection Committee, based on the criteria of each award.

Award payment is subject to admission and confirmation of enrolment (minimum 12 credits per semester) and final marks of eligible candidates, prior to the disbursement of the award.

Major Entrance Scholarship payments will be divided between the September and January semesters, and applied to any outstanding tuition and fees first, (subject to continuance requirements). Any remaining balance will be made available to the award recipient in the form of a cheque.

All Entrance Award recipients are eligible to apply for other scholarships, awards and bursaries for which they meet the criteria.

Only one online application is required to be completed in order to be considered for any of the Fall awards.

Students who are being admitted to KPU for the first time in Spring 2020, must complete a separate online application (see instructions below).

Please review the following scholarship criteria and the documentation requirements outlined below before completing your application.


Required Academic Documentation

  • High school transcript showing final and/or interim grades for English 12 and three other academic Grade 12 courses, or
  • Transfer document showing equivalent of a 3.67 transfer GPA on a minimum of 24 transferable university credits.

Required Supporting Documentation

Students Out of High School for 2 Years or Less

  • Minimum one reference letter from a High School counsellor, teacher or principal supporting the application, AND minimum one reference letter to support community involvement, leadership or volunteer activities.

Students Out of High School for More Than 2 Years

  • Minimum two reference letters, from independent sources, to support recent community involvement, leadership or volunteer activities.


Required Academic Documentation

High school transcript showing final and/or interim grades for four Grade 12 courses, one of which must be English 12 and one other academic Grade 12 course.

Required Supporting Documentation Applicable to All Students

Reference letters as noted for Major Entrance Scholarships, a Student Statement or Essay (if stated in criteria), and a Budget Worksheet if financial need is noted in the award.


If you require additional interim or estimated grades for one or more academic courses, please download the following document and have your instructors(s) or counsellor complete. Deadlines for submission are as posted.


The Online Application is located by clicking the "Apply Here" link below and logging into the KPU Online Self-service (OSS) portal. Students require their KPU ID (student number) and password to log in. When logged in, please follow these steps:

  1. Click “Student Menu" tab
  2. Click “Student Awards and Financial Assistance”
  3. Click “Award Application”
  4. Ensuring that the Application Type you have selected is either Fall Term 2019 or Spring Term 2020 Major Entrance Scholarships & Awards, click “Apply” and begin completing the application.
  5. Important – Ensure you click “Yes” to the Terms & Conditions on the Personal Declaration page in order for your application to be successfully submitted.
  6. Hand-deliver or mail your supporting documentation package (in duplicate) on or before the application deadline.

All supporting documentation must be in duplicate (2 copies) and hand delivered or mailed to Student Awards & Financial Assistance, Room 1822 - 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 2M8. Application packages must be received no later than 4 pm on the posted deadline.