EXTERNAL AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND GRANTS
The following awards ARE NOT administered by Emily Carr. Affiliation with a company, club or organization or another qualification may be required for eligibility. The awards listed here are just a sampling of the types of scholarships and bursaries made available to students. Students should consult with clubs, groups or organizations with which they are personally affiliated to seek out sources that may not be listed. Also, students are encouraged to do a web search for a more comprehensive listing. Various scholarship finder websites have been provided at the end of this listing.
FOR THE FOLLOWING LISTINGS, PLEASE CONTACT THE DONORS DIRECTLY
The 1800Wheelchair.ca scholarship will award two $500 scholarships to an undergraduate student.
For more information: www.1800wheelchair.ca/scholarship
ALBERTA SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY PROGRAMS
The government of Alberta administers a number of scholarships and bursaries for Alberta residents. A limited number of these awards are open to students studying outside Alberta at the post-secondary level.
For more information: www.alis.alberta.ca/scholarships
Alberta Scholarship Programs
4th Floor, 9940 106 Street
Box 28000, Stn Main
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R4
Phone: (780) 427-8640
Fax: (780) 427-1288
ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OF CANADA
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada administers more than 150 scholarship programs on behalf of the federal government, domestic and foreign agencies and private sector companies.
For more information: www.aucc.ca
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
350 Albert St, Suite 600
Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1
Tel: (613) 563-1236
Fax: (613) 563-9745
Award for Ukrainian Art in Alberta
This award is available annually to any qualified applicant who, through an exhibit, tour, festival, educational program or special project, fosters a greater awareness of Ukrainian art in Alberta.
Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts Award
c/o Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre
Grant MacEwan College, Box 1796, Edmonton, AB T5J 2P2
Phone: (780) 497-5494
Fax: (780) 497-4377
BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM
This program's financial assistance is intended to assist in the education of outstanding BC students of the arts and to stimulate the development of future professional BC artists. The applicant must be a permanent resident of BC and all applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants with a valid Canadian social insurance number.
Application forms: www.bcartscouncil.ca
Application deadline: April 30 annually
Scholarship Awards Program, British Columbia Arts Council
Box 9819, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9W3
Tel: (250) 356-1718
Fax: (250) 387-4099
BCGEU STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union continues to offer scholarships each year to students who are related to BCGEU members and who are entering post secondary institutions in British Columbia each year.
For more information: www.bcgeu.ca or from any Area Office of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union.
Attention: Scholarship Committee
B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union
4911 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 3W3
Tel: (604) 291-9611
Fax: (604) 291-6030
BC HOUSING BURSARY PROGRAM
Established in 1994, the BC Housing Bursary Program assists social housing residents wishing to pursue their educational goals. Bursaries are available to adult and youth residents of non-profit and co-op housing supported by BC Housing, rent supplement tenants subsidized by BC Housing and public housing managed by BC Housing. Application materials are distributed to applicable buildings and rent supplement tenants annually in January.
For more information: www.bchousing.org/tenants/services/educationawards
Application deadline: April 30 annually
Education Awards Program, BC Housing
Burnaby, BC V5H 4V8
Tel: (604) 454-5432
Toll-free outside lower mainland: 1-866-456-6873 ext 5432
CAL CALLAHAN MEMORIAL BURSARY
The Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada awards a bursary, or bursaries in the fall of each year to a son, daughter, or legal ward of persons who derive their principal income from pipeline construction.
For more information: www.pipeline.ca
Deadline: October 31st of your first post-secondary year
Cal Callahan Memorial Bursary, Executive Committee
Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada
201-1075 North Service Road West
Oakville, ON L6M 2G2
Fax: (905) 847-7824
Most of the Council's programs of direct assistance to individuals in the visual arts are administered by the Arts Awards Service. The grants are for individual projects only. Artists may improve their skills and have time necessary for personal creative activity. The grants are intended for the professional artist. A professional artist is someone who has specialized training in the field and has a history of public presentation or publication.
For more information: www.canadacouncil.ca/grants
Arts Awards Service, The Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street
PO Box 1047
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V8
Tel: (613) 566-4414
Fax: (613) 566-4390
CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN – COMOX VALLEY BURSARY
The Canadian Federation of University Women of Comox Valley offers bursaries to female students who have graduated from secondary school in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island. The candidates must be full-time students entering the second, or subsequent years of a bachelors degree program at an accredited Canadian University/College or transferring from a first or second college year to an accredited Canadian University to complete a degree.
For a bursary application, and more information:
Pat James, email@example.com
CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN - SOUTH DELTA BURSARY
The Canadian Federation of University Women of South Delta offers bursaries to women students who are beginning or continuing post-secondary studies at a college or university. Candidates must be residents and/or graduates of South Delta (Tsawwassen/Ladner).
For more information: (604) 943-4358
Application deadline: May 31 annually
The Canadian Federation of University Women of South Delta
c/o Caroline Becir
203N 1100 56th St.
Delta, BC V4L 2N2
CHILLIWACK COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL
The Chilliwack Community Arts Council offers three $500 awards to Fine Arts students annually. Applicants must be past or present residents of Chilliwack.
For more information and application form: www.chilliwackartscouncil.com
Application deadline: April 1 annually
Chilliwack Community Arts Council
45899 Henderson Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 2X6
Tel: (604) 792-2069
Fax: (604) 792-2640
COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS EDUCATION AWARDS
$5000 Standing Tall Awards: Awarded to individuals who are working hard to overcome significant personal challenges to achieve their dreams.
$2000 Citizenship Awards: Awarded to individuals who are taking a leadership role in their communities while successfully balancing their academic and personal lives.
For more information: www.coastcapitalsavings.com
Coast Capital Savings
Tel: (604) 517-7000
COLUMBIA INSTITUTE AWARDS PROGRAM
The Columbia Institute is committed to lifelong learning that benefits all segments of society. Columbia recognizes that the skyrocketing cost of education makes it difficult for working people and mature students to return to the classroom for retraining and skills upgrading.
For more information: www.columbiainstitute.ca/scholarships
Columbia Institute, Scholarships
1200-1166 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3Z3
Phone: (604) 408-2500
Fax: (604) 408-2525
CREDIT UNION FOUNDATION OF BC
Founded by and funded by credit union members, CUFBC provides supplemental assistance to BC resident students in need of financial assistance to complete their education. Awards vary from $500 to $3,000.
For more information: www.cufoundation.org.
CUPE LOCAL 15 DEPENDENT’S BURSARY
CUPE Local 15 offers bursaries to dependents of current or retired CUPE Local 15 members. Please contact:
Vancouver Municipal, Education and Community Workers
545 West 10 Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K9
For more information: www.cupe15.org
ELIZABETH GREENSHIELDS FOUNDATION
Awards are limited to candidates in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. The objective of the Foundation is to promote an appreciation of traditional expression in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking, by aiding worthy art students, artists or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years.
For more information: www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
1814 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC H3H 1E4
Phone: (514) 937-9225
Fax: (514) 937-0141
ENVISION FINANCIAL EDUCATION AWARD
Envision Financial invites post-secondary students to apply for the Envision Financial Education Award. Students must be members of Envision Credit Union and submit a completed application to their branch before the deadline is passed.
For more information: www.envisionfinancial.ca
FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ABORIGINAL YOUTH
The Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY) is designed to encourage Aboriginal students to stay in school and to pursue higher education. Aboriginal students who are Canadian citizens enrolled in a school located in Canada may apply for a bursary or scholarship. Students must demonstrate serious interest in furthering their educational and career development. Awards are based on contributions to family and community, academic performance, career goals and financial need.
For more information: www.ccab.com
Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth
204-250 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON M5A 1J2
Tel: (416) 961-8663
Fax: (416) 961-3995
GERALDO DONATO VERTONE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship fund provides one $400 award to students of Italian origin who are accepted and attend a university or community college leading to a university degree. Awards will be paid directly to the institution. Random draw will be the deciding factor of eligible applicants.
For more information: http://italianculturalcentre.ca/italian-school/scholarships
Deadline: August 31 annually
Italian Cultural Centre Society
Geraldo Donato Vertone Scholarship
Attn: Edna Onesti, School Administrator
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4
Phone: (604) 430-3337
Fax: (604) 430-3331
THE CRAFT COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (various grants and scholarships)
The Craft Council of British Columbia (CCBC) provides leadership in the craft community by building and promoting the development, viability and appreciation of Canadian Fine They exhibit and interpret contemporary objects in ceramic, glass, fiber, metal and wood that honor innovation in art, craft and design and celebrate materials and processes.
For more information: www.craftcouncilbc.ca
HAROLD ARVID CHRISTENSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The late Harold Arvid Christenson, former manager of Pacific Coast Fishermen's Mutual Marine Insurance Company, bequeathed scholarships for sons or daughters of past or present members and employees (or persons to whom a past or present member or employee stood In Loco Parentis*) of the Company.
For more information: www.mutualmarine.bc.ca
Pacific Coast Fishermen’s Mutual Marine Insurance Company
3757 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1G5
Tel: (604) 438-4240
Fax: (604) 438-5756
* The term In Loco Parentis refers to a person who is charged factitiously with a parent's rights, duties and responsibilities.
ICELANDIC CANADIAN CLUB OF BC SCHOLARSHIPS
Students of Icelandic or part-Icelandic descent are invited to apply for the ICCBC two scholarships per year to BC residents who are students either entering, continuing their studies at or doing graduate work at accredited post-secondary institutions.
For more information: www.inlofna.org
The Scholarship Committee, ICC of BC
Tel: (604) 515-1224
INDSPIRE (formally the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation)
Indspire is a charitable organization that is dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the necessary tools for Indigenous peoples, especially youth to achieve their potential. To date Indspire, through its Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries and Scholarship Awards program has awarded more than $49-million in scholarships and bursaries to more than 14,000 First Nation, Inuit and Métis students nationwide.
For more information: www.indspire.ca
P.O. Box 759
50 Generations Drive
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, Ontario, N0A 1M0
Toll free: 1-855-INDSPIRE (463-7747)
INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM COMPETITION
The International Scholarship Program Competition is for graduate level studies or research abroad.
For more information: www.scholarships.gc.ca
Canadian Bureau for International Education
DFAIT Canadian and International Scholarship Programs
220 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 1550
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Z9
Tel: (613) 237-4820
Fax: (613) 237-1073
IRELAND CANADA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
The Dobbin Scholarships are available to Canadian scholars and academics whose research contributes to the rich academic and cultural links between Canada and Ireland. Its concern is particularly focused upon emerging scholars, and its operation is primarily directed towards the provision of scholarships covering travel costs and short-term visits.
For more information: www.icuf.ie
The Irving (Ike) K Barber Transfer SchoLarship Program
This scholarship is open to students who, after completing two years of study at an eligible institution must transfer their credits into full time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.
Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship
c/o Victoria Foundation
109-645 Fort St
Victoria, BC V8W 1G2
Phone: (250) 381-5532
The James Lee Foundation Scholarship
Established to honour the creative legacy and spirit of the late James Lee, the JLF Scholarship is open to emerging, non-professional creative talent from across Canada looking to enter the advertising industry. All fields relating to the advertising industry will be considered for this award including writers, art directors, filmmakers, illustrators, photographers and digital artists.
For more information: www.jamesleefoundation.com
Portfolio submissions will be accepted online from August 1 through September 15, 2012.
The portfolio judging will be completed by Sept 24, 2012
The Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award
The candidate chosen for this award will be an outstanding emerging Canadian artist/student in the field of painting who is currently enrolled or accepted into a master’s program in Canada or has recently (within 12 months) obtained a master’s degree with a specialization in painting. The award provides $25,000 to help fund an emerging Canadian painter who will live, create artwork, travel or study in Europe for one year.
For more information: www.JoePlaskett.com
KIN CANADA BURSARIES, HAL ROGERS ENDOWMENT FUND
$1000 bursaries are awarded annually through the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund based on financial need, community and volunteer involvement and the student’s knowledge of Kin Canada.
For more information: www.bursary.ca
Application deadline: February 1 annually
Kin Canada Bursaries
1920 Rogers Dr.
P.O. Box 3460
Cambridge, ON N3H 5C6
Tel: 1-800-742-5546 ext. 215
Fax: (519) 650-1091
LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
The Langley Arts Council provides scholarships for Grade 12 students wishing to pursue fine arts at a post-secondary institute. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and must be residents of Langley Township or City. Scholarships are available in the categories of creative writing, ballet, contemporary dance, music (voice and instrument), theatre and visual arts (drawing, painting, photography and pottery/sculpture).
Applications and further information are available by writing to:
Langley Arts Council
206-20641 Logan Ave
Langley, BC V3R 7R3
Tel: (604) 534-0781
THE LEONARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Leonard Foundation awards approximately 140 scholarships annually in the amount of $1,000 each. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in their first undergraduate program in order to qualify. All applicants will be considered but preference will be given to the daughters or sons of ordained clergy, licensed elementary or secondary school teachers, military personnel, graduates of a Canadian military college, members of the Engineering Institute of Canada and members of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Canada.
For more information: www.leonardfnd.org
LOTUS LIGHT CHARITY SOCIETY
Any student who is 17 years or older and will be beginning or continuing their studies at a recognized post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis may be eligible to receive a $300 scholarship to assist in those studies. Students who have completed or are in their final years of studies at the closing date of the application process are not eligible. Applicants will be assessed on scholastic record and community involvement.
Application deadline: February 15-May 15 annually
All applications must be submitted in person or via postal mail (i.e. no email submissions, no fax submissions) addressed as follows:
Lotus Light Charity Society
#200-357 Hastings Street East
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P3
Tel: (604) 685-5548
The LOUD Scholarship (The Gay and Lesbian Business Association of BC)
The GLBA's philanthropic arm, known as the LOUD Foundation, invests in the future leaders of the Canadian LGBT community. Students must demonstrate they have the capacity and vision to improve some aspect of the GLBT community. LOUD is an acronym for Leadership, Opportunity, Unity, and Diversity.
Annual deadline: January 31
MADD CANADA YOUTH BURSARY PROGRAM
The MADD Canada Bursary Program provides financial assistance to students who have had a parent or guardian killed in an impaired driving related crash. Bursaries of up to $2,000 are awarded to qualifying applicants.
For more information: www.madd.ca
MADD Canada Bursary Program
2010 Winston Park Drive, Suite 500
Oakville, ON L6H 5R7
Tel: (905) 829-8805 ext. 300
Toll-free: 1-800-665-MADD ext. 300
Fax: (905) 829-8860
Mark S Bonham Scholarship for Queer Studies in Film and Video
Inaugurated in 2002, the Mark S. Bonham Scholarship is a $5,000 cash bursary that is awarded annually to a Canadian student who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and who is enrolled in a film or video program at a post-secondary institution.
For more information: www.insideout.ca
Annual deadline: May 30
MICHELE LANDSBERG AWARD
The Michele Landsberg Award recognizes outstanding feminist work by a young woman in media and/or activism. The nominee must be between 16 and 30 years of age. The award includes public recognition by the Canadian Woman’s Foundation and a $1,000 award for tuition assistance, which must be made to a registered educational institution in Canada.
For more information: www.canadianwomen.org
Canadian Women’s Foundation
133 Richmond Street West, Suite 504
Toronto, ON M5H 2L3
Tel: (416) 365-1444, ext. 237
Toll-free: 1-866-293-4483 x 221
MUNGO MARTIN MEMORIAL AWARDS
In order to commemorate Mungo Martin, the late Kwakiutl Chief, artist, philosopher and carver, a number of awards ranging from $100 to $500 are made available from the proceeds of the Mungo Martin Memorial Fund. The awards are to assist people of First Nations ancestry to further their education, vocational training, skills and competence in First Nations art. It is emphasized that these awards are open not only to those who wish to further their general education or skills, but in particular to those who seek to do creative work to further artistic heritage in painting, carving, music, dance, folklore and/or language.
For more information:
Lucy Galloway, President
Mungo Martin Memorial Award Society
PO Box 883
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2
Tel: (250) 752-8785
Fax: (250) 752-3076
NATIONAL ART MATERIALS TRADE ASSOCIATION
NAMTA seeks to promote the art materials industry and wants to create opportunities for US citizens to succeed in the field of art. NAMTA annually awards art scholarships to help students offset secondary education costs.
For more information: www.namtafoundation.org
Phone: (704) 892-6244
Fax: (704) 892-6247
NEADS NATIONAL STUDENT AWARDS PROGRAM (National Educational Association of Disabled Students)
The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education and extra costs because of their disabilities.
For more information: www.neads.ca/en/about/projects/ete2/scholarship
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Rm. 426 Unicentre, Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
NEW BRUNSWICK ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM
The Arts Scholarships Program provides awards to New Brunswick students and art professionals who are pursuing full-time, part-time or short-term studies for the purpose of becoming an arts professional. The program is designed to recognize and encourage those who have already completed some basic training and who have demonstrated exceptional potential and talent as artists. Applications are available on website.
For more information: www.artsnb.ca
Tel: (506) 444-5633
Fax: (506) 444-5543
ONTARIO CRAFTS COUNCIL AWARDS PROGRAM
The Ontario Crafts Council assists Council members in achieving higher standards of excellence through its program of scholarships, awards and supply grants. Craftspeople must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and have resided in Ontario for a minimum of two of the past five years.
For more information: www.craft.on.ca
Tel: (416) 925-4222, ext. 225
Fax: (416) 925-4223
Bursaries, not exceeding $700 each, are made available to part-time adult learners who are BC residents. Students must be registered in fewer than three courses or attend school less than 18 hours per week and have a demonstrated financial need.
For more information: http://www2.literacy.bc.ca/whatsnew/pace/pace.pdf
Application deadline: September 30th annually
PACE Bursary Committee, Literacy BC
601-510 Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8
PENINSULA ARTS FOUNDATION GRANTS
The Peninsula Arts Foundation grants bursaries to worthy students who will be continuing their training and studies in music, dance or Visual Arts. The Foundation is interested in students’ dedication to their chosen field and their need for financial support, and applications must be supported by two appropriate letters of reference attesting to the student’s dedication and continued studies in his or her chosen field of the arts. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years, and must reside in the White Rock /South Surrey area bounded on the north by Highway 10, on the east by the Langley border, on the west by the Delta border, and on the south by the US border.
For more information: www.peninsulaartsfoundation.org/grants
Deadline for applications is September 30 annually (applications are available at the end of August at Tapestry Music, 1345 Johnston Road in White Rock)
Peninsula Arts Foundation
PO Box 75267
White Rock, BC V4B 5L4
Tel: (604) 531-8393
Fax: (604) 531-6027
Prospera Credit Union Educational Awards Program (Jump start)
Applicants must be members in good standing of Prospera Credit Union for at last one year before the deadline in order to qualify. The $1500 High Top Prospera Scholarships are for people 19 and older returning to full time post secondary school. The $1000 Cross Trainer Prospera Bursaries are for any Prospera member pursuing full time post-secondary education in Fine Arts or Culture.
LA FONDATION ANDRE PIOLAT
The Piolat Foundation, in order to encourage the study and use of French in BC, offers bursaries to students pursuing studies in any of the fine arts who either use French in daily communication or who have studied French sufficiently to be at ease in the language. The Foundation has typically awarded two or three bursaries annually in the amount of approximately $500 each. Application deadline is September 30th annually
For further information, write:
Mr. Walter Herring
La Fondation André Piolat
6369 Dunbar Street
Vancouver, BC V6N 1X3
Tel: (604) 263-5639
PUBLIC GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FUND
Bursaries of up to $3,300 each are available to former permanent wards of the province of BC. For more information: http://www.trustee.bc.ca/services/estate/edu_assistance.html
Tel: (604) 660-0957
ROBERT MARKLE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship has been established to honour the memory of Robert Markle, artist and teacher (1936-1990). Robert Markle understood very well the need students have for financial support and, as a Mohawk Indian intensely interested in his heritage, realized how much more difficult it can be for a First Nations person to study art after high school. This scholarship is awarded annually to First Nations students in the first or later year of a visual arts program at a post-secondary institution.
Applicants must send a brief resume stating personal background and heritage, a selection of slides or a small portfolio of recent work (including medium, size and date) and a letter of recommendation from an instructor.
Applications must be sent to:
Robert Markle Fund
c/o Woodland Cultural Centre
P.O. Box 1506
184 Mohawk Street
Brantford, ON N3T 5V6
ROGER CHAREST, SR. AWARDS FOR BROADCAST & MEDIA ARTS
This award has been named after the founder of CKER Radio in Edmonton, Roger Charest, Sr., a long-time broadcaster, radio personality and visionary, whose perseverance and dedication to his community have fostered the creation of a truly multicultural environment at CKER. This award is available annually to any qualified applicant who has taken the initiative to create a special program or series which may be later suitable for broadcast, and may further the cause of multiculturalism in Canada. The final product may provide a window into the particular characteristics and unique qualities of a given identifiable group within the Canadian cultural mosaic, so that we, as Canadians, may better understand one another. Works in the developmental or scripted stage, and/or completed works will be considered.
Applicants must submit a written proposal (in English) outlining the intended project, including possible broadcast or electronic media applications, or outlets to be used for the distribution of the final product. A budget is required with the application. Successful applicants must acknowledge the assistance of WORLD FM (CKER) Radio in all promotional materials and final products of the project, for which the award is granted. Award recipients must submit a brief, written report to URDC within one year of receiving this award. An audio copy of the finished product must also be supplied.
Application deadline is November 30th annually
Roger Charest Sr. Award
c/o Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC)
Grant MacEwan College
Edmonton, AB T5J 2P2
Tel: (403) 497-4374
Fax: (403) 497-4377
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPPORTUNITY AWARDS
Soroptimist International offers annual Women’s Opportunity Awards. These awards are intended to assist mature women to upgrade their skills, training and education in order to further their employment opportunities in entering or re-entering the job market.
Women with dependents face unique barriers as they strive to improve their lives while also providing support for their family. Therefore, the Women’s Opportunity Awards are for women who are the primary financial providers for themselves AND their dependent(s). Dependents include, but are not limited to: children, spouse, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews and grandparents.
Application deadline: December 1st annually
For more information: www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html
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SUMMER LANGUAGE BURSARY PROGRAM
The Summer Language Bursary Program is an excellent opportunity for young Canadians to learn their second language and become familiar with the culture associated with it. Bursaries of $2,000 are provided to students to permit them to attend five-week intensive immersion courses in French or English. Courses are offered between May and August each year at a variety of post-secondary institutions across Canada.
The bursary covers the cost of tuition, accommodations, and meals; students stay in on-campus residences or with host families.
For more information: www.myexplore.ca
Provincial Coordinator, French Programs
Ministry of Education, French Programs Unit
PO Box 9160, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9H3
Tel: (250) 356-2516
Fax: (250) 387-1470
TECK HIGHER EDUCATION AWARDS
Teck Resources Limited offers $1,000 and $1,500 one-year awards to children of employees who, on the completion of their senior secondary schooling, register in an institution of higher education.
For more information: www.teck.com
Application deadline: September 15 annually
Teck Resources Ltd.
3300-550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 0B3
Tel: (604) 699-4000
TOYOTA EARTH DAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program encourages and rewards graduating high school students who have distinguished themselves through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and academic excellence. The Program grants 20 awards of $5,000 each to students entering their first year of post-secondary studies in the discipline of their choice.
For more information: www.earthday.ca/scholarship
Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program
111 Peter St, Suite 503
Toronto, ON M5V 2H1
VANCITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
If you are pursuing post-secondary education you should take a look at the scholarships and bursaries available through Vancity Community Foundation. The Amy Dalgleish Memorial Bursary was created to honour the life of Amy Dalgleish and her demonstrated commitment to social justice. Bursaries of $1,500 are available to secondary school graduates who plan to pursue their studies at a community college, university or equivalent educational institution. The award is based on demonstrated financial need, scholastic potential, and a commitment to studies that contribute to community development.
For more information: www.vancitycommunityfoundation.ca
Vancity Community Foundation
Attention: Calvin Fong
510-815 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1B4
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Phone: (604) 877-7241
YOUTH EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FUND
This program provides grants of up to $5,500 to former B.C. youth in care students between 19 and 23 years of age. Administered through StudentAid BC and the Ministry of Children and Family Development office.
OTHER INFORMATION SOURCES
Further information regarding student loans, scholarships and bursaries can be obtained from the following sources:
Association of Universities and Colleges Canada: www.aucc.ca
The Debt-Free Graduate: www.debtfreegrad.com
International Education Financial Aid: www.iefa.org
Scholarships Canada: www.scholarshipscanada.com
International Education Finance Corporation: www.iefc.com
The Scholarship Times: http://scholarshiptimes.com/
Academic Invest: http://www.academicinvest.com/scholarships
Emily Carr graduates intending to continue their studies may also be interested in the following Websites:
American Association of University Women: www.aauw.org
Association of Commonwealth Universities: www.acu.ac.uk
The Canadian Bureau for International Education: www.cbie.ca
The Canada-US Fulbright Program:www.fulbright.ca
International Council for Canadian Studies: http://www.iccs-ciec.ca