Our community is home to a wide variety of generous donors who offer bursaries, awards, and scholarships. External funds are not awarded through Camosun. Donors set their own criteria and deadlines. You will be required to submit one application for each award, but it can be well worth the effort on your part.
Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme • Multiple Awards $1000 - $3000
For continuing full time post secondary students, Awards based on essay outlining your career plan and describing the means you undertake to achieve your goals in 250 words or less.
NSERC'S STEAM Horizon Award • $25000
The objective of the STEAM Horizon Award is to promote the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics (STEAM) to the next generation of scientists and engineers. The award will be given to individuals who clearly demonstrate inspiring achievement in these fields by applying their passion to have an impact on their community.
Government Finance Officers Association Scholarship • various
GFOA provides several scholarship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in state/provincial or local government finance. Encouraging and supporting educational opportunities for future government finance officers are integral to our mission of promoting best practices in local government.
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program • Multiple awards up to $7000
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recipients are selected for their dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox, their volunteer experience, their courage in overcoming obstacles, their participation in sport, fitness and community service and their academic standing. The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program is not a 'disability' award, though many recipients have faced and overcome physical disabilities. Obstacles can refer to any circumstances - physical, psychological, societal or environmental - which require personal fortitude. Obstacles include - but are not limited to - physical or mental handicaps, financial hardship, family breakup, deaths or illnesses, refugee situations and other life-altering situations.
Export Development Canada (EDC) International Business Scholarship • Up to 30 awards of $4000
For full time students studying international business, economics, finance, or combining international business with sustainable management or environmental studies. EDC will offer as many as 30 scholarships, 25 of which will recognize exceptional students in the field of international business or economics. The remaining five scholarships will be awarded to outstanding business students who combine these fields with a focus on sustainable management or environmental studies.
Hal Rogers Endowment Fund/Kin Canada Bursaries • Multiple awards of $1000
Full time students in any program who demonstrate community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada, and financial need.
Irving K Barber British Columbia Transfer Scholarships • Multiple awards of $5000
Thanks to a generous pledge by Dr. Irving K. (Ike) Barber, up to127 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships of $5000 each will be awarded in 2015. The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship is open to students who, after completing one year (minimum of 30 credits) or two years (minimum of 54 credits) of study at a BC public post-secondary institution, must transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree. Successful applicants must demostrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.
Ellen Bell YMCA Memorial Scholarship • 1 award of $1000
For a female student registered in a College or University academic program planning to pursue a career in Marketing and Advertising. Application requires proof of grades, a written reason for applying (in 500 words or less) and be supported by 2-3 reference letters.
Canadian Nurses Foundation Scholarships • 1 award of $1000
Awards are for supporting Canadian Nurses engaged in higher education, research, home health-care and specialty certification; advocating dissemination and utilization of nursing knowledge. There is a non-refundable $35 application fee for these awards.
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program • Multiple
Applicants to this Scholarship Program must be either hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf. Support documentation is required. Eligible applicants may be first-time or returning post-secondary students, registered in a full time program. Field of study is not a factor in the selection process. Eligibility is based on an overall assessment of the applicant including academic achievement, determination to cope with hearing loss, and community involvement.
Vancouver Canucks Foundations/The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship • 4 awards of $2500
The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship recognizes 4 student leaders in the province of British Columbia attending their first year of post secondary education, in good academic standing who have made exceptional contributions to: school and community service and leadership, initiating community development, affecting positive change, mentoring others, personal development and growth and good academic performance.
Leonard Foundation • 140 awards up to $1500
All full time students who can demonstrate financial need with preference going to sons and daughters of ordained clergy, elementary or secondary school teachers, Canadian Military personnel, graduates of a military college, members of The Engineering and/or The Mining & Metallurgical Institutes of Canada.
Irving K Barber BC Aboriginal Student & Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards • Multiple awards between $1000 and $5000
Open doors, go places with a BC Aboriginal Student Award or Aboriginal Teacher Education Award. The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society is offering awards of $1000 - $5000 for Aboriginal Learners. The program is open to BC residents of Aboriginal ancestry who have been active in their school or community and are planning to study in:
- An approved trades training or apprenticeship program,
- A certificate or diploma program,
- An undergraduate or graduate degree program, or
- A teacher education program, leading to certification by the BC Teachers’ Council
Retail as a Career Scholarship Program • Multiple awards of $1000 and 1 award of $5000
For full-time or part-time students entering or currently in a marketing, retail or business-related program at college or university and who are working at least part-time in retail.
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians T-Base Communications Scholarship and Jennifer Wilson Scholarships • Multiple awards of $1000-$2000
The T-Base scholarship program helps to fund the educational pursuits of an outstanding blind, deafblind or partially sighted student in Canada who is continuing their academic education at the post-secondary level and is not limited to any one discipline. Applicant must have demonstrated academic achievement, judgment and leadership and be currently enrolled in grades 12 or 13 and applying to an accredited post secondary institution in Canada or have at least one year remaining before graduating at an accredited post secondary education institution in Canada.
BCEIA Student Scholarship Program • $1500
The BCEIA Student Scholarship Program recognizes exceptional academic achievement and encourages outstanding students in Environmental Studies to continue their post-secondary studies.
Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals (CSAP) Scholarship • 3 awards of $5000
The CSAP Society is pleased to fund a maximum of three $5,000 scholarships to applied science and engineering graduate students whose research is relevant to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites in BC.
Cooperative Housing Federation of BC Scholarships • Various
To be eligible for a CHF BC Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Live in a CHF BC member housing co-op
- Plan to attend, or already attend, a Canadian, publicly-funded, accredited college, university or government-approved apprenticeship program on a full-time basis
- Be making a positive contribution to their school, co-op, or community
- Demonstrate financial need
Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate studies only.
Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund • Multiple awards up to $3300
A Place for Mom - Senior Care Scholarship • 5 x $1000
The annual scholarship award is for (5) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student must be planning on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens.
Ken Dryden Scholarship • 8 awards of up to $3000, renewable up to four years
For students entering or continuing their education towards an undergraduate diploma or degree who are under 30 years old and who were or are currently in the child welfare/protection system.
CN Scholarship Diversity Scholarships • Multiple awards of $3000
For women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginals, and Veterans who are enrolled in a non-traditional programs in the following fields: technical (e.g. engineering, computer sciences), sales and marketing, HR, law, accounting, and finance. See application for compete list of eligible programs.
NEADS National Student Awards Program • Multiple awards of $1000-$3000
For continuing students with a disability enrolled in 40% or greater course load who show commitment to their academic discipline, have a record of volunteerism and/or employment and who demonstrate potential to be an outstanding participant in the community.
Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship • Multiple awards of $1000
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, have an ongoing mental health issue for a minimum of two years, and have a strong commitment to their academic discipline. Applicants must also possess the potential to be an outstanding participant in the community. Individuals must be registered in and returning to a full-time (40%) program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university.
BC Technology Industry Association Scholarship Fund • 2 awards of $5000
For full-time students studying at a publicly funded educational institution, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and possess a passion for technology, a desire to work in a tech company, and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a technology-related discipline (including Engineering, Digital Media, Product Management, Bio-tech, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Computer Science, and more).
Public Guardian & Trustee Educational Assistance Fund • Multiple awards up to $3300
Students must be at least 19 years of age as of the date studies commence and be a former permanent ward of the Ministry of Social Services of British Columbia, its predecessor or successor, or have been in continuing custody of the British Columbia Ministry for Children and Family Development under the Child, Family and Community Services Act or predecessor laws.
Pacific Leaders Scholarship – Children of Public Servants • Up to 60 awards of $2500
For full time students who are less than 25 years old, who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, trade, technical or vocational program in BC, and who have a parent working as a regular employee of the BC Public Service for at least three years. Applicants will be judged on academic merit (B average or better), a written essay and communication skills.
BC Housing Education Awards Program • Multiple awards up to $1000
Various awards for full or part time students who live in BC subsidized housing, between the ages of 17 and 64 who are NOT receiving employment and Government Income Assistance. Additional awards listed on site.
BC Arts Council Scholarship Awards • Multiple awards up to $6000
For students in disciplines of arts administration, community arts practice, conservation studies, museology and curatorial studies, creative writing, dance (performance, choreography), media arts, music, theatre (acting, directing, technical design, and musical theatre), and visual arts and crafts. Junior awards for 1st and 2nd year students.
Irving K. Barber International Scholarships Program • Multiple awards of between $1000 and $10,000
To be eligible for one of the International Scholarships you must be accepted into a study or work abroad program outside of Canada and the USA. The program can be either:a formal part of your credential at your home institution OR carry academic credit recognized by your home institution and must be a minimum of 3 weeks in length. One World Scholarship of $1000 - $3500; Premier’s International Scholarships of $6000 - $10,000 an experiential learning opportunity, typically less than 4 months in length, involving language acquisition and/or cultural training. ( It is not necessary for the program to carry academic credit) Pacific Horizons Scholarships of $1000.
The UFCW & OFG Joint Diversity Scholarship • 10 awards of $1000
The Overwaitea Food Group has partnered with UFCW Local 1518 to offer scholarships to students who have played a significant role in diversity initiatives in their community. Students must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada who are pursuing a part time or full time post secondary program in BC.
AFABC (Adoptive Families Association of BC) Youth Bursary • 2 x $1000
The AFABC Youth Bursary awards financial assistance to youth who have joined their families by legal adoption and plan to pursue a vocational, trade or academic post-secondary program at an accredited BC instutions
Eligilibty requirements: you have joined your family by leag adoption, you are currently a BC resident, you are over the 17, and under 25 years of age, on the date of the bursary application deadline, you are registered in a vocational, trade or academic post-secondary program at an accredited BC institution.
Mary Thomas Memorial ECE Scholarships • 1 X $1000 and 1 X $1500
In honour of Neskonlith Elder Mary Thomas, this scholarship is awarded after students complete their Basic or Post-Basic Early Childhood Education certificate or diploma program. The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society offers on $1,000 scholarship for eligible Basic ECE studens and one $1,500 scholarship for eligible Post-Basic students.
The Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund • 2 x $2000
The purpose of this national sport studies scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport. It was established in 2014 by Lyle Makosky to help support the work of the True Sport Foundation (TSF) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.
Financial awards to support the critical study of sport will be granted annually to applicants who meet the criteria in these categories:
- High-performanace athlete enrolled at a Canadian university, community college or other post-secondary educational institution.
- Post-secondary student active in sport at a non-high-performance level
- Sport practioner active/working in sport as a high performance coach, official or administrator
- Educator working in a sport, sports sciences, or sport management/adminstration or other applicable discipline
- must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Howard Legacy Youth Fund • 2 x $1000
The Howard Legacy Youth Fund is made available to applicants who are current or former youth in care. The intention of the fund is to assist in covering tuition and/or other educational expenses.
Husky Aboriginal Education Award • 5 renewable awards of $3500 - $5000
Bursaries awarded to Aboriginal students who strive to achieve greater career success by pursuing education. Students must be of Aboriginal ancestry, in need of financial assistance, affiliated with a community in close proximity to Husky operations, and possess satisfactory academic qualifications, with preference given to disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry.
CNIB Scholarships • Multiple awards between $1000 and $5000
Students who have not more than 20/70 vision after corrections, and who are secondary school students who are entering post-secondary education. Students should have a high degree of motivation, a reasonable level of achievement, and find the scholarship of assistance.
Royal Canadian Legion – BC/Yukon • Multiple awards, value determined by local branch
For students entering first year of a full time program with preference given to children and grandchildren of veterans or ex-service personnel, however all applicants will be considered.
W. Kaye Lamb Essay Scholarships (BC Historical Society) • Two awards of $750-$1000
Candidates must submit: a letter of application; an essay on a topic relating to the history of British Columbia; and a letter of recommendation from the instructor for whose course the essay was written.
Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation • Multiple awards up to $3000
For Canadian golfers under the age of 25 who need financial assistance with post-secondary studies. Candidates should demonstrate academic success, a well-rounded lifestyle including non-academic interests and community involvement, and an interest and ability in golf and a respect for the traditions of the game. Ideally, students should apply in their final year of high school and outline their program and school of study for the coming year.
MADD Canada Bursary • 1 x $8000, multiple awards of $4000
For qualifying Canadian Students who have had an immediate family member (mother, father, legal guardian, or sibling) killed in an impaired-driving related crash and who are pursuing any full-time, post secondary educational program that is approved by a provincial Ministry of Education.
Coast Capital Savings Youth Get It Education Awards • 1 x $5000, 59 x $2500 awards available
59 Standing Tall Awards of $2500 to support youth who have faced adversity and demonstrate a commitment to continue their education. 1 x $5000 Beth Hutchinson Award for a student graduating high school in June 2016 from one of 24 School Districts in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid and southern Vancouver Island and Kelowna.
Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville/Qualicum Bursaries • Multiple awards available
Multiple awards for female students who have graduated from school district 69 (Parksville/Qualicum).
IBD Scholarship Program • 10 awards up to $5000
Supported by an educational grant form AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend 10 one time scholarships of up to $5000 to students living with Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution.
The Ayn Rand Institute Canada Essay Contest • 1st prize $10,000 + 83 more cash prizes
Essays will be judged on both style and content. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugged (book topic may change in future years). Entrant must be enrolled in college/university or grade 12 at the time of entry.
The Federation of Community Social Services of BC - Youth Education Bursary • $2000.
The Federation of Community Social Services of BC (FCSSBC) bursaries assist young people in and from care with the financial costs of tuition, books and supplies for academic training or academic upgrading. Your educational plans must relate to a career in the field of Human and Social Services, for example: Social Work, Counselling, Child & Youth Care, Psycahology, Community, Family and Child Studies, Gerontology and Scoial Work, Mental Health and Addictions, Pre-Social Work.
End Distracted Driving Scholarship • 1 X $1000
The law firm of McKiggan Hebert Lawyers is funding a $1000 End Distracted Driving Scholarship for students currently enrolled in an accredited university in Canada (undergraduate or graduate). The scholarship is in an effort to bring awareness to the forefront of drivers that distracted driving is dangerous and still a problem.
Brian Grant Award (Ministry of Environment) • 1 X $1500
Eligible students must be currently enrolled in a full-time college or university program and have completed at least one undergraduate year in envirnonmental science, engineering or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management, industry product stewardship or recycling.
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC Scholarship • 3 X $1500
Scholarships are available to students enrolled in a fish culture or fisheries management program withing a recognized pot-secondary educational institution.
Bernice Harriet Osbourne Memorial Scholarship • Multiple awards of $1000 to $2000
Applicants must have participated in the Victoria & District Amateur Basketball Association, must be a good example in life, school, athletics for his/her community. Financial need will be considered.
Electro-Federation Canada Scholarship • Varies
57 scholarships available, totalling over $150,000 in funding. To qualify, all applicants must be Canadian citizens who have completed at least their first year of study, have maintained a minimum 75% average and be registered in a full-time eligible post-secondary degree or diploma program at a recognized Canadian university or college. Applicants may apply for a total of only three scholarships. Some scholarships require EFC member affiliation.
Joint Diversity Scholarship • 10 x $1000
The Overwaitea Food Group is proud to have partnered with UFCW Local 1518 to establish a Joint Diversity and Training Trust to support and maintain a respectful and positive working environment. Their goal is to work collaboratively to promote diversity awareness and build strong, healthy and mutually beneficial relationships within the diverse communities that we serve. The Trust is offering scholarships to individuals who have played a significant role in diversity initiatives in their school and/or community.
Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary • 1+ awards of up to $5000
In memory of Lisa Pauline Huus, this fund provides bursaries to assist persons with disabilities as they undertake or continue their post-secondary education at the University of Victoria or other accredited colleges/universities on Vancouver Island. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support workers.
Start Proud Scholarships • 2 x $2500
Award recipients must exemplify leadership, within the LGBTQ+ communities or any community you are passionate about; demonstrate personal and/or academic success; clearly articulate plans for future involvement in the LGBTQ+ communities and career or academic objectives; and demonstrate alignment with Start Proud’s Mission, Vision & Values.
Canadian Federation of University Women – Comox Valley • 2 awards of $1500
For female full-time students who have graduated from high school in the Comox Valley and who are beginning the second, third, or fourth year of a program leading to a first degree offered by an accredited university or college.
Black Business & Professional Association National Scholarships • Multiple awards from $1000
Various awards with different criteria (some for Arts & Science, Business Admin, Social Services and many for any full time program) available to support and promote the achievement of academic excellence by Black Canadian youth.
BC Paraplegic Foundation Bursaries • Awards up to $3000
The BC Paraplegic Foundation provides bursaries to individuals with spinal cord injury to support them to achieve a post secondary education.
The Ruth Hancock Scholarships • 4 awards of $1500
For students enrolled in a recognized communications or marketing course in Canada and pursuing a career in Canadian Broadcasting or Broadcast Sales/Marketing. Application to include 500 word essay explaining why you are taking a communications course, what your career goal is and how one of these scholarships would help you attain your goal.
The Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship and The TEVA Canada Scholarship for Childhood Cancer Survivors • Multiple awards of up to $5000
Open to young adult cancer survivors who are residents of, and currently residing in, Canada. The program supports post-secondary academic endeavours and recognizes the personal triumphs of exemplary students who have survived a childhood cancer journey (diagnosed age 18 years or younger).
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) • Multiple awards up to $1000
Federal grant of $1,000 per year, to a maximum of $2,000 per person. The grant is available to registered apprentices once they have successfully completed their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program.
Lifelong Learning Scholarship • Multiple awards of $1000
The Columbia Institute is committed to lifelong learning that benefits all segments of society. Columbia Institute hopes to offset the cost of education for working people and mature students who want to return to the classroom for retraining and skills upgrading. The funds for this award were provided by the United Steelworkers. Applicants must be 24 years of age or older and USW members in good standing.
Canadian Mental Health Association Scholarships and Bursaries • Multiple awards up to $2000
The Canadian Mental Health Association administers several bursaries and scholarships to encourage and enable people with mental illness to pursue post-secondary education.
Royal Columbian Hospital Nurses Alumnae Society Scholarship • Varied
Applicants must be registered in the second or third year of a full time Nursing Baccalaureate Program.
Automotive Retailers Foundation • 7 x $1000
The Automobile Retailers' Association is available for secondary and post secondary students interested in, or pursuing, a career in the auto sector. Please view webpage for further application details.
Renal Health - YES (Youth Education Support) Bursary • $1000
Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need and a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease. Additional criteria is outlined on the Kidney Foundation website.
Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarships • Multiple awards up to $3500
For students in hospitality industry related programs such as Professional Cook Training or Hospitality Management. Please see your program leader for more information.
Jim Bourque Scholarship/Arctic Institute of North America • 1 award of $1000
For Canadian Aboriginal students currently enrolled in education, Environmental Studies, Traditional Knowledge, or Telecommunications. There is no application form for this scholarship. Each applicant must submit, in 500 words or less, a description of their intended program of study and the reasons for their choice of program. Applicants are evaluated based on need, relevance of study, achievements, return of investment and overall presentation of the application.
ICA Diversity Scholarship Program • 2 awards of $1000
Applicants must meet the following criteria: acceptance or registration in college or university degree program in greater Victoria, career goals directly related to helping Greater Victoria meet the challenges of diverse societies, record of academic achievement, record of volunteer or professional involvement in multicultural affairs or diversity education, training, or community activities, and familiarity with The Inter-Cultural Association and its mission.
Muscular Dystrophy Canada Scholarships and Bursaries • Multiple awards up to $5000
Awards include Canada Safeway’s Moving Muscles Scholarship and the BC/Yukon Fire Fighter’s Helping Hand Bursary. Each award has specific eligibility criteria.
Women in Technology Scholarship • Multiple awards of $10000
Women in Technology Scholarships and Aboriginal Women in Technology Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement (Minimum B+ GPA required), and a demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of a career in the Technology Sector. Applicants must have completed a minimum of one-year of full-time studies leading to an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics, and they must be continuing in their studies at a BC public post-secondary institution for at least one additional year. Indigenous applicants may apply for both awards with one application.
CUPE BC – Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Memorial Scholarship • 4 x $500
Applications will be accepted from members, or applicants with a parent, guardian or spouse, in good standing of a CUPE Local affiliated to CUPE BC at the time of application. Applicants must have completed grade 12 in the current or previous calendar year and be entering their first year of a recognized post-secondary institution in BC.
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Tanabe Bursaries • 10 awards of $1000
For BC students with Cerebral Palsy who plan to continue in their program in the following term. Financial need and extra-curricular activities will be considered.
Hospital Employees Union Scholarships and Bursaries • Multiple awards of $350-$1000
For members of HEU, their spouses, and children who can demonstrate financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
Holmes Foundation Make it Right Scholarship and Bursary Programs • 20 x $1500
The Holmes Foundation's Make It Right® Bursaries and scholarships are designed to assist students in Canadian colleges and universities who need financial assistance to obtain training and designed to encourage students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in residential renovation or construction to complete their academic training for a career in residential construction or renovation.
Ch'nook Scholars Program • Multiple awards of $2000
The Ch’nook Scholars program gives Aboriginal post-secondary business students the tools and connections you need to succeed in your studies and careers, as well as a range of other benefits. Ch’nook Scholars is open to Aboriginal students studying full time in a business program at a college or university in British Columbia and is inclusive of status and non-status First Nation, Inuit and Métis students.
BC Associated Boards of Health, Dr. Ken Benson Memorial Bursaries/Isabel Loucks Foster Public Health Bursary • Multiple awards up to $3000
Applications are invited from qualified students who are or who wish to engage in post-graduate study in a field of Public or Community Health Practice within any recognized discipline.
The McElhanney Scholarship Programs • 1 award of $2000
McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. not only offers a generous scholarship to the lucky winners, but an opportunity for an interview, which could lead to a work term at one of our branches, giving you great practical experience to take with you back into your classes, and maybe even further work terms leading to a full-time job at the end of your studies!
Local Government Management Association of British Columbia (LGMA) Scholarships • Multiple awards of $1000 - $2500
A wide range of scholarships are availabale for persons pursuing studies in various facets of government and public policy.
Braefoot Community Association Bursary • $1000 (multiple awards)
Each year, the Braefoot Community Association honours over 14 community-minded students studying in Business, Law and Education programs! You could be on of them if you: attend a post-secondary instituion on a full-time basis, show a commitment to being a positive role model to youth, and work or volunteer in your community. Bursary recipients are guests of honour at the annual Friends of Braefoot Dinner Gala.
Greater Victoria CUPE Scholarship • Amount varies
These scholarships are open to sons and daughters of active members of contributing locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees of the Greater Victoria area. Current participating locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees of the Greater Victoria include CUPE Locals: #410, #788, #917, #951, #2011, & #2081.
Chilliwack Metis Association 2017 Scholarship • $1086
Award is available to BC residents of Metis ancestry who can prove acceptance by the Metis Nation of BC. Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized, full-time post-secondary program that is at least two years in length.
The Solid Waste Association of North America • 1+ awards of $1000
Applicants must be registered in a full course of studies in an environmental management or related program at a recognized post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Applicants must have completed their first year of post-secondary studies. Applications available online.
Pacific Salmon Foundation Stewardship Community Bursary • 2 awards of $2000
PSF annually awards two bursaries to BC students who are active volunteers in the aquatic stewardship community, demonstrate financial need, and are registered full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) in at least the second year of an education or training program that supports their goal of a career in salmon conservation.
David Williams, Q.C. and Donald Taylor, Q.C. Memorial Bursary • 1 x $1000
Interested applicants must demonstrate a connection to the Cowichan Valley and attendance during the 2017-2018 academic year in either post-secondary education or training, in a law related field such as law school, legal assistant, policing, criminology and court services. Qualified applicants are invited to submit an introductory letter together with resume or other materials the applicant considers relevant. Qualified applicants will be considered in relation to community service, hard work, academic acheivement, and financial need.
Applications can be sent to the CVBA Bursary Committee, care of: Colleen Johel, 200 – 44 Queens Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 2W4, by fax 250-746-4070 or by email to email@example.com no later than October 31, 2017.
Nautical Training Bursaries • 4 x $1500
Bursaries are awarded to applicants who are enrolled in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering courses of a minimum length of 250 hours.
Tom Finnie Aboriginal Trades Bursary • 3 awards of $1000
Available to a new or continuing student with aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Metis) living on Vancouver Island who is committed to a Trades program and who has successfully completed their last full time period of study (GPA 2.5 or equivalent). Financial need taken into consideration.
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership • Multiple awards up to $10,000
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are intended to serve the needs of all Canadian families and communities. Open to Canadian students in their final year of high school who demonstrated outstanding community leadership.
Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians • 1 x $4000
To be awarded to an Aboriginal Canadian (status or non-status Indian, Metis or Inuit) who is enrolled at a Canadian university or community college. The student must already be attending the postsecondary institution and must either be enrolled in a journalism program or actively involved with a news organization associated with the institution. The award is intended to encourage Aboriginal Canadians to pursue a career in journalism through a combination of studies at a Canadian postsecondary institution through a combination of studies at a Canadian postsecondary institution.
Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards • Multiple awards, varying amounts
You are eligible to apply if you are a woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents. Applicants must be attending undergraduate degree or vocational skills training programs and they must demonstrate financial need. Please contact Bev Lowsley at the email address below for more information.
Barry Sullivan, Q.C. Memorial Bursary • Multiple Awards of $1000
Recipients will be selected from candidates who, in the opinion of the Society, have made significant contribution(s) to the advancement of their discipline, or who, through a combination of academic achievement, community involvement, dedication, and imagination in their studies, can be expected to do so in the future. Applicants should also display financial need as outlined in their annual budget.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) - Mayor Andrée Boucher Memorial Scholarship • 1 award of $3000
Open to women students enrolled in a Canadian College or University. Applicants can be in any year of study as an undergraduate or graduate student and should be considering making a contribution to/or entering the political realm.
Road Accident Scholarship • 1 x $1000
Being in a road accident often derails plans, including plans for education and careers. League & Williams Law respects and admire those who have been in road accidents and are working towards the best recovery possible by continuing their studies. We are offering one $1,000 scholarship annually to a road accident victim who has had had their career or education plans altered by an accident and are pursuing post-secondary training in Canada.
To be eligible for the scholarship, create a short video essay (less than 5 minutes in length) that raises awareness about a significant road safety issue and upload it to YouTube. Learn more on the League & Williams Law website.
Automotive Industries Association of Canada Scholarships • Multiple awards up to $1000
For full time students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket or related fields.
RBC Royal Bank Scholarships • Multiple awards up to $5000
Various scholarships available for undergraduate students, Aboriginal students, and children of RBC employees enrolled full-time in a publicly funded Canadian university or college in the current academic year.
Indspire Scholarships and Bursaries • Varying amounts, depending on program
Bursaries and scholarships are available annually to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students across a diverse range of disciplines. Various deadlines apply.
First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program • Multiple awards of up to $700 per recipient
For non-sponsored students of aboriginal ancestry who have resided in BC for 6 months or more and who are registered full time in a minimum two-year program.
Pacific Leaders Scholarship for Public Servants • Multiple awards of up to $5000
For full time or part time regular BC Public Servant employees enrolled in an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate program. This scholarship has three different deadlines depending on when a program commences.
Minerva Foundation • Award amount varies, depnding on award program
There are various award programs directed towards women, with different award amount and deadlines. Please see the Minerva Foundation's website for more information.
Credit Union Foundation of BC Bursary • Multiple awards up to $3000
Students or their parents must be Credit Union members. Applications are available at Credit Unions throughout BC. The primary criteria is demonstrated financial need.
Universities Canada Higher Education Scholarship for Canadian Students • Multiple awards up to $5000
Awards for students in varying disciplines including awards for students with disabilities. Check the website for information on specific award criteria. Various deadlines depending on award.
Lakehead University Transfer Student Award • Multiple awards $500-$1000
Open to transfer students in full-time undergraduate studies at Lakehead University in a diploma or first degree program, awarded on the basis of full-time academic performance in the most recent year of post-secondary studies undertaken in an academic program at an accredited Community College, Bible College or University. Students may or may not have completed a diploma program but must not have completed a first degree. Students must be Canadian citizens or be Permanent Residents. Scholarship values depend on the quality and number of eligible students in a given year.
Columbia Institute Scholarships • Multiple awards of $1000
The Columbia Institute is committed to lifelong learning that benefits all segments of society. Columbia Institute hopes to offset the cost of education for working people and mature students who want to return to the classroom for retraining and skills upgrading.
New Relationship Trust Bursaries • Multiple awards of $5000
NRT Scholarships and Bursaries are available to First Nation students pursuing a post-secondary education from a recognized institution. Scholarships are awarded at the Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate levels. Bursaries are awarded to students pursuing trades certificates and diplomas.
Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) Bursary • Multiple awards of varying amounts
Eligible applicants must be enrolled at an approved educational institution in an ECE program, with priority given to Aboriginal students, or students enrolled in ECE programs with an Aboriginal focus, or working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation.
Health Sciences Association Scholarships • Multiple awards up to $1000
Various awards for members of HSA or their relatives in any program, OR non-members studying in a Heath Science field. Deadlines and criteria vary.
Novus Biologicals Scholarship • 1 award of $1500 each spring and fall
Novus Biologicals will award one declared science major student a scholarship every Spring and Fall semester. See website for criteria and deadlines, as applications open at different points in the year.
Youth Educational Assistance Fund (YEAF) for former youth in care • Up to $5500
Through the Ministry of Advanced Education for former B.C. youth in care now attending post secondary full time and who are between the ages of 19 and 24.
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Visual Arts Grants • Multiple awards of up to $18000
For non-commercial artists in the early stages of their careers who are working in representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Must have already started or completed training in an established school of art and/or who can demonstrate a commitment to making art a lifelong career.
Agreements with Young Adults • Educational and living costs available
Agreements with Young Adults is a new $5-million program through the Ministry of Children and Family Development supporting young people aged 19 to 24 transitioning out of care and into adulthood. Financial assistance includes living expenses, educational expenses, child care and health costs.
Canadian Defence Community Banking Student Line of Credit • Ddiscounted interest rates, funding in various amounts
As a current or former member of the Canadian Forces, you may be eliglble for the BMO SLOC if you are a full-time or part-time student who is enrolled in a post-secondary school program that is at least 12 weeks in length and is leading to a degree, diploma or certificate (excluding professionals, medical and dental degrees). Interest rates are highly competitive.
P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund • Maximum loan up to $12000
The Philanthropic Educational Organization Educational Loan Fund makes loans available to qualified women who desire a higher education and are in need of financial assistance. When a local chapter becomes aware of student’s interest, the chapter’s P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund Chairman will arrange an interview with her. In Victoria, contact Marguerite Cox by telephone: 250-592-6719 or at the email above.
Women in Need Community Cooperative – Self Sufficiency Program • Up to $1000
Provides financial assistance to women who have developed a plan to become and remain self-sufficient through training, education, business or personal development. For program information and application form please visit the Women in Need website.
Federation of BC Youth in Care Dream Fund - Education Achievement Bursary • Multiple awards up to $2500
Provides young people ages 14-24 currently in care or a former youth in care with funding for post-secondary education. What makes this bursary unique is young people can use this for all accredited schools, not just the usual designated post-secondary schools. There are 3 deadlines throughout the year in March, July and October.
Canadian Forces Reserves Bursary Program • $2000 per year up to $8000 lifetime maximum
Bursary Program for students who are in the Canadian Forces Reserves. The individual must have been in the Canadian Forces Reserves for a minimum of 1 year. Bursary value equals $2000 per year up to $8000 lifetime maximum.
William Tetley Award - Canadian Maritime Law Association • Multiple $500-$1000
The Award will take the form of a monetary prize of between $500.00 and $1,000.00, as determined by the selection committee, to be awarded to Canadian authors of high-quality articles, papers or publications on any topic of an educational nature pertinent to the marine industry. Awards granted at variable times, dependent on quality of submissions.
Lime Scholarships • Varied
Lime is a not-for-profit that is dedicated to redefining disability through achievement. They have partnered with various organizations to offer scholarships in a number of different fields.
HRAI Orvil L. Davie Memorial Scholarships • Various
The purpose of this bursary is to assist students in completing their education for a career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigerating industry (HVACR) and to assist in maintaining a high calibre of HVACR industry personnel.