Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be pursuing post-secondary education in the Fall semester within 12 months of high school graduation
  • Have attained outstanding academic achievement (B average or higher) upon high school graduation (grade 11 and 12)
  • Be able to demonstrate and provide examples of: interest in leadership or entrepreneurship
  • Be accepted into an eligible Camosun College Post-Secondary Business Program and enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in the Fall semester
  • Be able to provide a letter of reference from your principal, vice-principal or a teacher, demonstrating interest in leadership or entrepreneurship

Application Process

  • Complete the Shirley and Harvey Pinch Entrance Award online application. Paper/printed applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications will be accepted from May 1–August 1.  Late, incomplete or printed applications will not be accepted.
  • Adjudication of this award will be managed by the Financial Aid and Awards office. All decisions are final.
  • Successful recipients will be notified by email by October 1.
  • Award will be applied directly to the student account. If tuition and fees have already been paid, the surplus amount will be refunded.


  1. Complete and submit one application only
  2. Upload your supporting documentation in PDF format. Mailed/faxed/emailed copies will not be accepted.
  3. Check for errors prior to submitting; NO CHANGES are permitted after submitting​
  4. DEADLINE: Submit your application no later than 11:59 pm, August 1. Late applications will not be processed.