Bursaries and Scholarships



ABBOTSFORD KINSMEN - KELLY LENIHAN MEMORIAL ANNUAL BURSARY

EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT ANNUAL BURSARY FOR SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS

LESLIE HALVORSON MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT BURSARY

AUTUMN JENKINSON MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
 
B.C. ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS' ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

DICK AND BARBARA BATE ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP

HEATHER McMULLAN MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD

ROSY AND STEVEN CHAN MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT BURSARY

CHILDREN & FAMILIES RESEARCH AWARD FOR MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK

CAROLINE CHAN MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT BURSARY

DR. ABEBE ABAY TEKLU SCHOLARSHIP FOR A PROFESSIONAL STUDIES STUDENT


 
ABBOTSFORD KINSMEN - KELLY LENIHAN MEMORIAL ANNUAL BURSARY

- to honour a member of the Abbotsford Kinsmen's Club, who died tragically in a motor vehicle accident.

AMOUNT: 1 @ $1,000 or 2 @ $500

AVAILABLE TO: A full-time student in a diploma or degree program, which will lead to a career in the helping professions including Social Services, Early Childhood Education/Child and Youth Care, Adult Education, or Nursing.

CRITERIA:
• be enrolled in full-time studies (minimum three classes)
• have completed at least one year of studies at UFV
• have good academic standing
• provide evidence of financial need
• submit a letter outlining their career and education goals
• present one letter of reference attesting to the applicant's high ideals and quality of citizenship

HOW TO APPLY: The Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV. Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information, click on Student Services, then the tab for Financial Aid.

NOTE: Applications will be processed after deadline.

Fall Applications: Accepted between September 30 to October 30.
Winter Applications: Accepted between January 30 to February 28.
Summer Applications: Accepted between May 30 to June 30

Bursary funds are limited. Apply early.
 



EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT ANNUAL BURSARY FOR SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS


AMOUNT: 1 @ $1,000 or 2 @ $500

AVAILABLE TO: Students demonstrating financial need who are enrolled in 3rd or 4th year of the UFV Bachelor of Social Work Program, with preference given to 4th year students pursuing graduate work in the field of Social Work.

CRITERIA:
• A GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Applicants must be continuing students enrolled in three or more courses in the UFV Bachelor of Social Work degree program
• Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant

HOW TO APPLY: The Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV. Log into
MyUFV, click on Student Information, click on Student Services, then the tab for Financial Aid.

NOTE: Applications will be processed after deadline.

Fall Applications: Accepted between September 30 to October 30.
Winter Applications: Accepted between January 30 to February 28.
Summer Applications: Accepted between May 30 to June 30.

Bursary funds are limited. Apply early.
 




LESLIE HALVORSON MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT BURSARY


AMOUNT: Varies (value of award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment return)

AVAILABLE TO: Single mother attending UFV as a full-time student in the Social Services or Social Work program (diploma or degree).

HOW TO APPLY: The Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV. Log into
MyUFV, click on Student Information, click on Student Services, then the tab for Financial Aid.

NOTE: Applications will be processed after deadline.

Fall Applications: Accepted between September 30 to October 30.
Winter Applications: Accepted between January 30 to February 28.
Summer Applications: Accepted between May 30 to June 30.

Bursary funds are limited. Apply early.




AUTUMN JENKINSON MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD


Autumn was an outstanding student, with a graduating GPA of 4.03. She was on the Dean's list several times. Autumn took her studies seriously and worked hard to develop a facility for critical thinking at a theoretical and practical level. In addition to being an excellent student, Autumn was a student leader and participated in the Social Work Students Association as Vice-President and President. Autumn demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice and to social work practice. Her commitment to social issues extended to an engagement with anti-oppressive practice and child welfare. Autumn was a single parent with a young school-age daughter. She managed to balance home, work, school and community commitments with integrity and excellence.


AMOUNT: Varies (value of award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment return)

AVAILABLE TO: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work program.

HOW TO APPLY: Application forms for this scholarship is available on-line at MyUFV. Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information, click on Student Services, then the tab for Financial Aid.

DEADLINE: May 10

CRITERIA:
• demonstration of commitment to social justice
• preference will be given to students who have completed their social service diploma at UFV and are laddering into the BSW program
• preference will be given to a single female parent
• minimum GPA of 3.5
• demonstration of community involvement in a leadership capacity



B.C. ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS' ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP


AMOUNT: $250

AVAILABLE TO: A UFV student in the Social Services/Social Work program who is on the way to completing the Bachelor of Social Work.

STIPULATIONS: The department’s recommendation will be based upon a high GPA, excellence in the field of social work, and concern for social justice. Social Work students must be student members of BCASW in good standing to be eligible to receive scholarship.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Student is recommended by the department




DICK AND BARBARA BATE ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP



AMOUNT: Varies (value of award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment return)

AVAILABLE TO: A UFV student who is continuing from a certificate to a diploma OR a diploma to a degree. Student must be enrolled in one of the following programs:

 Aviation
• Business Administration
• Computer Information Systems
• Criminology/Criminal Justice
• Early Childhood Education/Child and Youth Care
• Social Services/Social Work

HOW TO APPLY: Application forms for this scholarship is available on-line at MyUFV. Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information, click on Student Services, then the tab for Financial Aid.

DEADLINE: May 10

STIPULATIONS:
1. Applicants must have maintained a GPA of 3.00 (B).
2. The recipient will also have demonstrated service to UFV and/or the community during the course of his/her studies.
3. Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 2 courses.
4. Applicants must provide evidence of acceptance into a diploma or degree program.
5. Students must also provide a letter identifying his/her career path including identified objectives or long term goals.




HEATHER McMULLAN MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD


Heather McMullan was a loving wife to Rick, devoted mother to Kylie and Chelsea and a dedicated student who believed that education is a lifelong endeavour.

Among other important roles, Heather served two terms as an elected councillor on Langley Township Council. However, it wasn't until she graduated in 2002 with her Bachelor of Social Work degree from UFV that she found her true calling: acting as an advocate for children in need. Heather worked as a child protection social worker with the B.C. Ministry of Children and Families and then with the Aboriginal Children and Family Services team where she worked until a few months prior to August 1, 2009 when she lost her brief but courageous battle with cancer.

In early 2009, Heather's colleagues selected her to receive the Social Worker of the Year award for her dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of the children she was assigned to protect and assist.

Heather possessed true leadership traits and a passion for fighting for the underdog, which she has instilled in her two daughters. She was an excellent student, as well as a community-minded volunteer who served on many boards and committees.


AMOUNT: Varies (value of award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment return)

AVAILABLE TO: Student in the Bachelor of Social Work degree program at UFV who has demonstrated leadership in the community. Preference will be given to a mature student (25 years or older).

HOW TO APPLY: Application forms for this scholarship is available on-line at MyUFV. Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information, click on Student Services, then the tab for Financial Aid.

DEADLINE: May 10



ROSY AND STEVEN CHAN MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT BURSARY


AMOUNT:  Varies (value of award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment return)

 

AVAILABLE TO:  A student registered in the UFV Social Work/Human Services program.  Preference will be first given to an aboriginal student who isn't eligible for band funding (documentation required).  If no such student applied this award is then made available to a student from a visible minority.

HOW TO APPLY:  The Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information, then the tab for Financial Aid.

 

NOTE: Applications will be processed after deadline. 

 

DEADLINES:

 

Fall Applications:  Accepted between September 30 to October 30.

Winter Applications:  Accepted between January 30  to February 28.

Summer Applications:  Accepted between May 30 to June 30.

Bursary funds are limited.  Apply early. 

 


CHILDREN & FAMILIES RESEARCH AWARD FOR MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK


AMOUNT:  Varies (value of award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment return)

AVAILABLE TO:  UFV students currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program and whose work, research, and/or major paper is related to children and families.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:  Student need not apply.  Nominations will be made by the department.



CAROLINE CHAN MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT BURSARY

 
AMOUNT:  Varies (value of award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment return)

AVAILABLE TO:  A student with a disability and is currently enrolled in the Social Service Diploma, BSW, or MSW program. Students must submit a Verification of Disability Form from the UFV Disability Resource Centre as evidence of their disability. Preference with also be given to an aboriginal student or a student from a visible minority. 


 
DR. ABEBE ABAY TEKLU SCHOLARSHIP FOR A PROFESSIONAL STUDIES STUDENT

 
Dr. Abebe Teklu jouned the School of Social Work and Human Services with the Faculty of Professional Studies on August 1, 2011, and was with the department until his death on January 9, 2013. Abebe was a model of self-determination, a value held highly in social work. He had completed his doctoral studies in less than three years; he was fluent in seven languages; he was a poet, a musician, and a philosopher. Abebe had overcome huge obstacles in his life. He was blinded at nine years of age due to smallpox. He was tortured and imprisoned for over a year. He fled his home in Ethiopia in 1985, leaving a teaching position, and walked about 2100 km to Sudan to escape the brutality of the military junta, the Dergue. Peace, harmony, and respect for human rights is a legacy that Abebe Abay Teklu lived and died by. He was a mna filled with Grace. He "walked his talk." The Dr. Abebe Abay Teklu Scholarship is grounded in the African philosophy of Ubuntu which focuses on the allegiances and interconnectedness of all peoples.   

AMOUNT:$500

AVAILABLE TO: The successful candidate for this scholarship will demonstrate the potential to:

  • Affirm others in their personal journey
  • Walk their talk so as to model the way
  • Inspire a creative vision for improvement of the human condition
  • Enable others to build trust and foster collaboration

The successful candidate will have the above qualities of character, a minimum GPA of 3.00, and be a student within the Faculty of Professional Studies. Nominated by an interdisciplinary team established by the School of Social Work and Human Services.

 

 

 

 

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