Emily Cares Student Emergency Fund Application

Apply for an Emergency Bursary Online

Through the Emily Cares Student Emergency Fund, the university will provide up to $200 to students in urgent financial need.

These non-repayable bursaries are to help cover essential living expenses and can provide a modest buffer while you seek additional sources of support.

Funds are limited, and we unfortunately can’t guarantee assistance to all applicants. But we do encourage you to apply if you are experiencing hardship. 

While we hope the Emily Cares bursaries provide some immediate relief to those facing lost income or unforeseen expenses, we recognize that for many of you the need is much greater. 

Our COVID-19 Financial Assistance page lists new support programs announced by the federal and provincial governments to help ease everyone’s burden during this time of crisis. We encourage you to review the programs to see what assistance you are eligible for.

If you have questions about this program, contact finawards@ecuad.ca.

Emergency Bursary Funding for BC Residents

The Province of British Columbia has made available emergency funding for both full-time and part-time, currently registered domestic students who are BC residents

See our Emergency Bursary Funding for BC Residents page to download an application form.

Application Form

Please use your Emily Carr email address
This will help us better understand students' needs and possibly direct you to other resources.

We are currently unable to process physical cheques and must transfer funds directly to an account at a Canadian financial institution. You will need to complete our Electronic Funds Transfer application form to receive a bursary. If you have questions, or do not have an account at a Canadian financial institution, contact finawards@ecuad.ca.