Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must:

  • Be pursuing post-secondary education in the Fall semester within 12 months of high school graduation. 
  • Have attained outstanding achievement (B average or higher) upon high school graduation (grade 11 and 12).
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. 
  • Be accepted into an eligible Camosun College Post-Secondary Program and enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in the Fall semester.
  • Be able to demonstrate ways in which you have contributed to your community.

Application Process

  • Complete the Knowledge First Entrance Award online application. • Paper/printed applications will not be accepted.
  • Application deadline is 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.

Application Instructions

  1. Complete and submit one application only.
  2. Complete all required sections of the application.
  3. Upload your supporting documentation in a PDF file. Mailed/faxed/emailed copies will not be accepted.
  4. Check for errors prior to submitting • No changes are permitted after submitting.
  5. Deadline: Submit your application no later than 11:59 pm, August 1. Late applications will not be processed.
Section A - Personal Information


Section B - Student Study Information
Section C - Supporting Documentation

Please describe (in 500 words or less) how you have contributed to your community and/or high school in a significant way through volunteer or extra-curricular activities. Attach document below:

Please attach your most recent high school grades (Grade 11/12). Final grades will be verified during the adjudication period.

PDF only

Section D - Camosun College Entrance Award Declaration

I understand and agree by clicking "Yes" below it means that:

  1. I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and have a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number. Successful applicants will be required to provide their Social Insurance Number.
  2. I have answered all questions completely and accurately.
  3. I consent to Camosun College Financial Aid & Awards staff checking or verifying information on this application.
  4. If I give answers that are not true or if changed circumstances make me ineligible, I will be required to pay back all or part of the entrance award I received.
  5. If I am receiving income assistance, student loan/grant or other government funding, I am required to notify the appropriate government office of the amount of entrance award funding I have been granted.
  6. I consent that the Financial Aid & Awards office may release application information to the Camosun College Foundation Office and to the entrance award donor.
  7. If I receive $500 or more in entrance awards funds in one year, a statement for income tax purposes will be sent to me by Camosun College.
  8. I understand that entrance awards funds will be applied to any outstanding tuition fees.

Collection and use of information: Camosun College asks for the information on this application at the request of the donor, Knowledge First. The information on this form and all supporting documents may be verified with Camosun College Student Records; with faculty and staff to verify your registration, class attendance, progress, grade point average and other details related to your eligibility for this Entrance Awards. The information collected on this application form will be protected and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (SBC1992). If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, contact the Associate Registrar, Camosun College, 3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria, BC, V8P 5J2, telephone: (250) 370-3550.