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External Funds

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.

January

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.

Website
mensacanada.ca
Email
contactus@mensacanada.ca

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.

Website
www.fcm.ca/home/awards/mayor-andrée-p-boucher-memorial-scholarship.htm

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.

Website
nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/STEAM-STIAM_eng.asp

Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship • 2 awards of $5000

Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or landed immigrants studying at a Canadian university or college. Students must have completed at least two years of an undergraduate program. Applicants must also demonstrate dedication and leadership in the community, as well as a commitment to tackle environmental issues.

Website
www.cenovus.com/careers/canadian-youth-environmental-scholarship.html

February

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.

Website
terryfoxawards.ca
Email
info@terryfoxawards.ca

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.

Website
edc.ca/scholarships

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.

Website
www.kincanada.ca/bursaries
Email
kinhg@kincanada.ca

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.

Website
ikbbc.ca/

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.

Website
gv.ymca.ca/Opportunities-to-Give/The-YMCA-of-Greater-Vancouver-Foundation/ellen-bell-memorial-scholarship

March

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program • 3 awards of $1000

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.

 

Website
chha.ca/chha/scholarships-index.php
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DRC students

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.

Website
canucks.ice.nhl.com/club/page.htm

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.

Website
leonardfnd.org

Canadian Nurses Foundation Scholarships • 140 awards up to $1500

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.

Website
cnf-fiic.ca/what-we-do/scholarships-and-bursaries

CRI Learning Grant • 4 awards of $1000

Any student who is a member of a BC Credit Union is eligible to apply for a Learning Grant provided they have received a valid high school diploma or will be eligible to receive a diploma during the year of application.  Learning Grants are also open to first year post secondary students.

Website
cricanada.net/learninggrant

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
Website
ikbbc.ca/
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Aboriginal students

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.

Website
retailcouncil.org/education/retail-as-a-career-scholarship-program

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.

Website
blindcanadians.ca/programs/scholarship
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DRC students

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.

Website
www.bceia.com/wp/bceia-student-scholarships-program/

April

Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund • Multiple awards up to $3300

Website
www.trustee.bc.ca

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.

Website
www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship

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.

Website
youthincare.ca/ken-dryden-scholarship

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.

Website
jobs.cn.ca/en/CanadianScholarships/index.sn
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DRC students, Aboriginal students, Trades students

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.

Website
csapsociety.bc.ca/about/scholarships

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.

Website
neads.ca/en/about/projects/ete2/scholarship/
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DRC students

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.

Website
gaulinfoundation.org/en/scholarship.php
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DRC students

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).

Website
wearebctech.com/talent/educational-institutions/bc-tech-scholarship

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.

Website
www.trustee.bc.ca/services/estate-and-personal-trust-services/Pages/pgt-educational-assistance-fund.aspx

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.

Website
www2.gov.bc.ca/myhr/article.page

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.

Website
bchousing.org/tenants/services/educationawards

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.

Website
bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/artists/youth/scholarship_awards.html

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.

 

Website
ikbbc.ca
Email
inted@camosun.bc.ca

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.

Website
www.owfg.com/diversity
Email
scholarships@owfg.com

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.

Website
www.bcadoption.com/node/68856/

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.

 

Website
www.acc-society.bc.ca/files_2/ece-scholarship.php
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Aboriginal 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
Website
truesportpur.ca/lyle-makosky-values-and-ethics-sport-fund

May

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.

Website
huskyenergy.com/socialresponsibility/aboriginalaffairs/educationawards.asp
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Aboriginal students

Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary • 1+ awards of up to $2000

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.

Website
childrenshealthvi.org/how-we-help/apply-funding/apply-bursaries-scholarships/lisa-huus-bursary-application
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DRC students

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.

Website
cnib.ca/en/about/Scholarships-Awards/Pages/CNIB-Education-Scholarships.aspx
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DRC students

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.

Website
www.legionbcyukon.ca/legion-foundation/bursaries-grants

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.

Website
www.bchistory.ca/awards/scholarships/

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.

Website
patfletcher.com/

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.

Website
madd.ca/pages/programs/youth-services/youth-bursary-fund/

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.

Website
coastcapitalsavings.com/awards

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).

Website
cfuwpq.ca/scholarship/

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.

Website
crohnsandcolitis.ca/Support-for-You/IBD-Scholarships

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.

Website
aynrandinstitute.ca/essay-contests/atlas-shrugged/

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.

Website
fcssbc.ca/youth-bursary/
Email
info@fcssbc.ca

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.

Website
www.apmlawyers.com/scholarship.html

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. 

 

 

Website
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/waste-management/recycling/product-stewardship/related-resources/brian-grant-award

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.

Website
www.gofishbc.com/about-us/career-opportunities/scholarships.aspx
Email
fish@gofishbc.com

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.

Website
scholarship.electrofed.com/Default.asp

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.

Website
www.owfg.com/diversity

June

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.

Website
sites.google.com/site/cfuwcv/bursaries
Email
cfuwcvbursary@gmail.com

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.

Website
bbpa.org/events-programs/national-scholarships/

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.

Website
sci-bc.ca/about-us/scholarships-bursaries/
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DRC students

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.

Website
nabs.org/nabs-get-help-scholarship

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).

Website
childhoodcancer.ca/get-help/survivor-scholarship-program

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.

Website
servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/apprenticeship/incentivegrant/program.shtml
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Trades students

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.

Website
www.usw.ca/members/scholarships/lifelong-learning

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.

Website
rchalumnae.com/bursary-information/
Email
mdkendal@shaw.ca

Bernice Harriet Osbourne Memorial Scholarship • $1000 - up to 5 awards per year

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. 

Website
www.vicbball.com/scholarship-info.html
Email
osbornescholarship@gmail.com

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. 

Website
www.ara.bc.ca/foundation/
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Trades students

July

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.

Website
thechf.ca/scholarships

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.

Website
cmha.bc.ca/programs-services/scholarships-and-bursaries/
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DRC students

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.

Website
arctic.ucalgary.ca/jim-bourque-scholarship
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Aboriginal students

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.

Website
icavictoria.org/community/scholarship

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.

Website
muscle.ca/we-can-help/financial-assistance/scholarships-and-bursaries
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DRC students

August

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.

Website
www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_bc_scholarships

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.

Website
bccerebralpalsy.com/programs/education-bursaries/
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DRC students

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.

Website
heu.org/scholarships_bursari/

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.

Website
makeitright.ca/Holmes_Foundation/foundation.php
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Trades students

September

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.

Website
www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/Chnook/Students/Chnook_Scholars
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Aboriginal 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.

Website
healthofficerscouncil.wordpress.com/bursaries/

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!

Website
mcelhanney.com/index.php

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.

Website
www.lgma.ca/EN/main/programs/scholarships.html
Email
office@lgma.ca

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.

Website
braefoot.ca/page.cfm/ref/Braefoot%20Bursary

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.

Website
2081.cupe.ca/resources/

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.

Website
www.chilliwackmetisassociation.ca
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October

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.

Website
swanabc.org/swana-bc-chapter-scholarships/

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.

Website
psf.ca/what-we-do/application-online-form

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 cmjohel@ridgco.com no later than October 31, 2017.

Email
cmjohel@ridgco.com

November

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.

Email
makola.bc.ca/about/bursaries/
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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.

Website
soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html
Email
bev.sigv@gmail.com

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.

Website
tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/scholarship-for-community-leadership/index.jsp

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.

Website
www.thecanadianpress.com/careers.aspx
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December

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.

Website
www.leaguelaw.com/scholarships/road-accident-scholarship/
Email
RoadScholar@leaguelaw.com

All Year

Automotive Industries Association of Canada Scholarships • Multiple awards up to $1000

For full time students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket or related fields.

Website
www.aiacanada.com/career-resources/grants-and-scholarships/arthur-paulin-automotive-aftermarket-scholarship-award/
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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.

Website
rbcroyalbank.com/scholarships/index.html

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.

Website
indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/
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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.

Website
bcaafc.com/index.php/youth-education-fcf
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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.

Website
www2.gov.bc.ca/myhr/article.page

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.

Website
theminervafoundation.com/lead/education-awards/see-the-awards/

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.

Website
cufoundation.org/

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.

Website
juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx
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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.

Website
www.lakeheadu.ca/future-students/scholarships/about-scholarships-awards-financing/transfer-student-award

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.

Website
columbiainstitute.ca/scholarships

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.

Website
newrelationshiptrust.ca/funding/for-students
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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.

Website
ecebc.ca/
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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.

Website
hsabc.org/content.php

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. 

Website
novusbio.com/scholarship-program.html

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.

Website
www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/yeaf/index.htm

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.

Website
elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/

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.

Website
www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/youth/aya.htm

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.

Website
www.cfmws.com/en/OurServices/CDCB/Pages/SLOC.aspx

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.

Website
peointernational.org/about-peo-educational-loan-fund-elf
Email
margoec@shaw.ca

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.

Website
womeninneed.ca/self-sufficiency-program

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.

Website
fbcyicn.ca/what-we-offer/programs/financial-supports

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.

Email
Jin.Gan@forces.gc.ca

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.

Website
www.cmla.org/tetleyaward.php

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.

Website
limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/scholarships-for-students-in-the-us-and-canada
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