SCWIST offers several scholarships for girls and women to increase their access to educational opportunities. It’s part of our vision to remove barriers, unlock potential and create pathways to success in STEM.

Digital Literacy Scholarship

Recognizing the financial challenges that women face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCWIST is partnering with Lighthouse Labs to offer scholarships for technology upskilling and reskilling courses. These scholarships extend SCWIST’s financial support to women to upgrade their skills for integrating into Canada’s tech industry.

Debbe Gervin Memorial Entrance Award, BCIT

A SCWIST scholarship awarded annually and includes a one-year membership in SCWIST.  A cash award available to a female applicant entering an eligible High-Tech Performance program. Selection is based upon academic standing in secondary school/post-secondary studies. Eligible programs: Network and Security Professional, Software Systems Development, Technology Support Professional. 

Dr. Margaret Lowe Benston Memorial Scholarship, BCIT

A SCWIST scholarship awarded annually and includes a one-year membership in SCWIST. A scholarship awarded to a female student who has completed one year of her two-year trade or technology diploma program. The principal consideration will be academic achievement; however, considerable weight will also be given to other evidence of promise such as prior work experience, obstacles that have been overcome and community service.  Students are nominated for these awards by faculty – no application is required.  

Michael Smith Scholarship, UNBC

A SCWIST scholarship awarded annually and includes a one-year membership in SCWIST. A scholarship awarded to a young woman midway through her Bachelor of Science program. Selection criteria include academic achievement, career aspirations, and community service. 

SCWIST Youth Engagement Scholarships

External Scholarships

All Canada Scholarships Aboriginal Student Scholarships