New bursaries for students formerly in government care
Release Date: March 16, 2015
The Camosun Foundation is pleased to announce a new bursary for students who were formerly in youth care under the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
The WCG Former Youth in Care Bursary provides financial support to Camosun College students pursuing a full-time certificate program, who previously spent time in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
WCG (Where Careers Grow) is a human resource consulting company with a focus on providing on-the-job training to employees of small businesses. The bursary is part of WCG's mission: "we care about creating a better world - one person, one job, one community at a time."
"WCG is generously donating these funds to Camosun as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations and their desire to give back to the community," says Karen Whyte, Advancement Manager for the Camosun Foundation.
"At WCG, every single day we see lives change for the better when employment doors are opened," says WCG President Darlene Bailey. "Many of the people we help have struggled for years to reach their employment potential. This bursary extends a helping hand to youth who don't have the benefit of parental support at the start of their career path, and we hope to give them a real boost through the independence, confidence and skills they'll gain. We know from our training experiences that education helps ensure young people make the most of their lives."
This year, one female and one male Camosun student will be selected to receive $5,000 each.
Interested students can apply for the bursary at any time between now and December 31, 2015. To be eligible, a student must have been a former BC youth in continuing custody, be enrolled in a full-time Camosun College certificate program, be a Canadian citizen and be between the ages of 19 to 24 at the start of their program.
Applications will be assessed as they are received and bursaries may be awarded at any point in the year. Once recipients have been selected, no further funding will be available until the next calendar year (2016).
To apply, please complete the WCG Former Youth in Care Bursary Application form available from the Camosun Financial Aid Office and contact the local Ministry of Children and Family Development office to request at letter that confirms your eligibility. To find the nearest Ministry office contact Service BC: Victoria – 250-387-6121 or toll free: 1-800-561-1818.
For details visit:Financial Aid Office
WCG Former Youth in Care Bursary
Last updated: March 26, 2015 9:47 am