COVID-19 Emergency Student Bursaries
Have you been financially impacted by the current pandemic situation? The BC Government and Camosun College have established a COVID-19 Emergency bursary fund to provide one-time $200 funding to support current registered students impacted by this crisis. These limited funds are available to assist students with immediate financial hardships. Camosun College appreciates the generous contributions from its donors to the Erasing Barriers Fund.
How to apply
To apply, please email the Financial Aid & Awards office at email@example.com with the following required information:
- Details about how you have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 situation (e.g. lost income due to lay off, illness or caregiving)
- Include your full name, student number, the amount of funding you are requesting and how you intend to use the funds.
- If approved, you will be asked to complete an electronic funds transfer form and provide bank verification document or void cheque, so funds can be transferred directly into your bank account. Payments will be processed within approximately one week after full documentation has been received.
- Requests for funds will continue to be processed while funds are available.
- Students are encouraged to look at other community resources.
Other Emergency Bursaries
Emergency Bursary is a non-repayable award that may be available for those students who are experiencing an unexpected financial emergency. Examples, may include but not limited to, access to emergency housing, food, medical emergency etc. To apply for an emergency bursary, students must complete the Emergency Assistance Application. Students are encouraged to include any supporting documentation to assist in the review of their application. Please email Financial Aid & Awards, firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss your situation and request an Emergency Assistance Application.
Camosun Cares – Student Hampers
COVID-19 has put many of our students in challenging situations and we want to show we care about you. We care about your well being, your health, and your student experience at Camosun College! The Camosun College Student Society, Culinary Arts and in kind partners have come together to present you "Camosun Cares". With the generous donation from the Camosun College Student Society, the hard work of Culinary Arts students and faculty/Admin, we are able to provide you with high quality hampers. In kind donations from Camosun International, Co-operative Education and Career Services (CECS) and the Camosun Bookstore have proven once again that Camosun puts their students first and came together to make this happen!
We are excited to announce our collaboration with Mustard Seed and South Island Farm Hub whose commitment to our community is incredible. With their support we will provide 30 students per week with hampers full of packaged nutritious meals prepared by Culinary Arts students, fresh produce from local farms, and donated hygiene products.
For the next 2 months, we will deliver 30 care hampers per week to our students in need. The care hampers will be delivered weekly on Thursday evenings to the first 30 students to complete the form. Please only request a hamper if you are currently experiencing financial distress, as we would like them to go to those most in need.
If you identify as a student facing challenges please sign up to receive a care hamper.
For more information contact email@example.com
Additional government supports
We recommend that you also seek out other community, and/or government resources to assist you in getting through this challenging time. We have put together a few options here for you to consider:
- BC 211 is an excellent resource for a wide variety of supports, including food banks, housing and emergency supports
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan which includes information about the NEW Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
- The BC Government’s COVID-19 Action Plan includes information about rental supplements, and deferred payment options for BC Hydro and ICBC