The following awards are for new students applying to SMS


Entrants who do not receive the Centennial Scholarship will automatically be considered for other scholarships. In addition, they are welcome to apply for financial assistance, a needs-based program that is available to 
all SMS applicants and students.


Win a Multi-Year Scholarship, valued at full day tuition with the Centennial Scholarship

Amount awarded: Full tuition fees until graduation
Who can apply: New students entering grade 9, 10, 11, or 12.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2019

Apply for the Centennial Scholarship and get the all-girls advantage working for you in Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. St. Margaret’s School is pleased to offer a scholarship directed towards a new day student entering grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 and covers full tuition fees until graduation. The successful candidate must be a well-rounded individual who demonstrates excellence in a combination of academics, leadership, service, and extracurricular involvement. The selection will be based on all aspects of student life, not focusing exclusively on academic achievement. For more information, contact Gail Bateman, Admissions Assistant or call 250-479-7171 ext 2127.

To be eligible, students must be BC residents. Boarding students (5 or 7 day) will still be responsible for the boarding component of fees.

More information
Centennial Scholarship Application Form
SY Chart of Achievements

Centennial Scholarship

Lakehill Community Scholarship

Amount awarded: $5,000 renewable annually for Middle Years
Who can apply: New day students currently in Grade 4-7 with a connection to Lakehill

St. Margaret’s School is pleased to offer two scholarships of $5,000.00 each for new applicants entering our Middle Years program. This scholarship will be renewed for every year the successful candidate remains in the Middle Years program, which comprises Grades 5 to 8 at St. Margaret’s. This scholarship fund was established in 2014 to thank the Lakehill community for its ongoing support of St. Margaret’s since relocating its campus into this area in 1970. The successful candidate must be a well-rounded individual who demonstrates excellence in a combination of academics, leadership, service, and extracurricular involvement. The selection will be based on all aspects of student life, not focusing exclusively on academic achievement.

More information
Lakehill Community Scholarship Application Form

Margaret A. Gilliam Scholarship

Amount awarded: $15,000 towards tuition and boarding fees
Who can apply: New boarding students living in North America (excluding BC)

St. Margaret’s School is pleased to offer a scholarship of $15 000.00 for a new North American boarding student from outside British Columbia. Ms. Gilliam currently lives in the United States and graduated from SMS in 1955 before she attended McGill University and Harvard University. Ms. Gilliam has had a successful career in business and has been a trusted advisor to a number of Fortune 500 companies. The successful candidate must be a well-rounded individual who demonstrates excellence in a combination of academics, leadership, service, and citizenship. The selection will be based on all aspects of student life, not focusing exclusively on academic achievement.

More information
Margaret A. Gilliam Scholarship Application Form


International Entrance Award

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, St. Margaret’s School is now offering an International Entrance Award. For over 110 years, SMS has welcomed students from all over the world, placing a high value on diversity in the classroom because exposure to different cultures is life enhancing. Now, through this International Entrance Award, priority will be given to applicants from countries that are currently under-represented at SMS.

SMS provides girls with exceptional learning and life experience. Girls take responsibility for their learning while developing individual worth, academic excellence, personal wellness, and a deep connection with nature. Since 1908, our motto has been “Service with Love”, which means giving back with gratitude, serving your community and the world.

The International Entrance Award celebrates incoming boarding students from around the globe who are leaders in their schools and communities at home and seek to continue those leadership roles in their new home at St. Margaret’s School.

Thinking of applying for this award? Tell us how you you’re a student leader in your school, your neighbourhood or your broader community! The awards will be given to new SMS boarding students who embody our community spirit and “Service with Love” attitude.

Who can apply: Incoming boarding students intending to stay at SMS until graduation. Priority for the awards will be given to students from new regions from which SMS has historically received few students.

What does the award offer: $3000 toward tuition and boarding fees for international students (3 awards)

Is it renewable: No

What are the criteria for choosing recipients: The committee will be looking for a diverse range of recipients who are leaders in their communities at home through:

  • Leadership roles
  • Volunteer work
  • Extra-curricular activities

How do I apply: Submit the following documents to admissions@stmarg.ca:

  • A C.V. demonstrating your community involvement
  • An essay, not more than 1,000 words, on the following topic: How will you bring the experience you gained and the skills you developed through student leadership in your community at home to your new home at St. Margaret’s School?

Admissions on-line application: Applicants must have an offer of admission before being considered for the award. Complete the SMS Admission application on-line at: sms.myschoolmanagement.com/e/register

The following documents should be either uploaded, included in your package or emailed to admissions@stmarg.ca:

  • Academic Reference – to be completed by a school official
  • Character Reference Form – not to be completed by a family friend or relative
  • Recent photo of the applicant
  • Copy of last year’s final report card
  • Copy of the most recent 2017/18 report card
  • Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate, passport or landed immigrant card
  • The Application fee of $250.00

Deadline: April 30

Is there an interview: No

SMS is deeply grateful to our donors who make our awards possible through their generous support. In fostering a culture of excellence at our school it is important to be able to recognize girls for their tireless pursuit of both personal improvement and enhancing the community around them.