External Scholarships and Bursaries A-M
Designated for students of Indigenous ancestry
Designated for students with a disability
A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship
Abbotsford Community Foundation Student Awards
The Abbotsford Community Foundation administers a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries for students at participating secondary schools in the Abbotsford School district. To apply, grade 12 students should contact their school counselling centre. All applications must be submitted in early March.
The Adoptive Families Association of BC Bursary Program
The AFABC Bursary Program offers two bursaries, designed to enhance educational outcomes for BC youth. The funds are intended to assist in supporting youth during their studies including but not limited to: costs of tuition, costs directly and indirectly related to post-secondary.
Available to: Youth in and from government care, and youth adoptees who are looking to further their education.
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
AEBC offers scholarships each year to recognize outstanding blind, deaf-blind, and partially sighted post-secondary school students.Attending a post-secondary programme (college, university or vocational) within the period of September to April, with a full-time course load or at a 40% course load when accompanied by an explanation. Students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels as well as those in training programs, educational upgrading, and taking courses in the performing arts are encouraged to apply.
All Nations Trust Company Endowment Awards
The All Nations Trust Company was founded from First Nation individuals and organizations within five Tribal Regions and we offer several annual post-secondary awards for aboriginal students within, or originally from, those regions.
Ann Davis Transition Society's Laurel Lang Memorial Bursary
Available to: A single parent who is a full-time student in a social services discipline and planning to work in the field of abuse prevention benefiting a diverse population.
Association of Professional Biologists Scholarship
Available to: A student who is the son or daughter, spouse, niece, nephew, granddaughter or grandson of a member in good standing of the Association, or a student member of the APB, or Biologist in Training, or an R.P. Bio, in good standing, who is returning to university to pursue a higher degree.
Automotive Industries Association of Canada Scholarships
Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc.
Barry Sullivan Q. C. Memorial Bursary
Basilicata Cultural Society of Canada Scholarships
B.C. Arts Council Scholarship Awards Program
Available to: Students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are registered in first or second year at a recognized university or community college program in one of the following disciplines: theatre, dance, music, visual arts and crafts, film and video, creative writing, arts administration, or museological and conservation studies.
B.C. Cattlemen's Association
The Cattlemen's Martin Riedemann Society administers several bursaries, grants and scholarships on behalf of the ranching industry.
Available to: Children and grandchildren of a BCAA member to further their education in whichever field they desire.
British Columbia Environment Industry Association (BCEIA) Student Scholarships Program
Applicants must be residents of British Columbia and plan to enroll at BC universities, colleges or technical institutes.
B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU)Scholarships
B.C. Historical Federation Scholarship
B.C. Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative
B.C. Indigenous Student Award or Indigenous Teacher Education Award
Open doors, go places with a BC Indigenous Student Award or Indigenous Teacher Education Award. The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society is offering awards of $1,000 - $5,000 for Indigenous learners.
B.C. Native Women's Association
Brian Grant Award
Available to: Students who are currently enrolled in a full-time university program and have completed at least one undergraduate year in environmental science, engineering, or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management, industry product stewardship or recycling.
BluEarth Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship (ACES)
Available to: Applicants must be a member of an Aboriginal community (band or settlement), including First Nations, Metis and Inuit; a resident of Canada; and pursuing full-time studies at an accredited Canadian trades or technical school, college or university.
Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation
Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation awards seven $2500 scholarships annually to Canadian students who are entering or currently pursuing an agricultural related program.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Dick Martin Scholarship Award
Available to: Students registered, full or part time, in occupational health and safety-related programs at Canadian colleges and universities. The program must lead to an OH&S certificate, diploma or degree.
Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, media arts, music, theatre, writing and publishing, interdisciplinary work and performance art, and the visual arts. All programs are accessible to Aboriginal artists or arts organizations, and artists or arts organizations from diverse cultural or regional communities.
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Fellowships and Awards
CFUW offers multiple awards to women pursuing graduate studies and fellowships.
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW): Comox Valley Bursary
Available to: Women who have completed grade 12 in the Comox Valley and are beginning the second or a subsequent year of a program leading to a first degree offered by an accredited Canadian university or college.
Canadian Federation of University Women CFUW: Parksville/Qualicum
Two scholarships were awarded by the Club before the Trust was formally established as an independent body in 1987. Since then both the number and value of the awards have increased.
Canadian Federation of University Women CFUW: White Rock Surrey Bursary Foundation
Surrey, White Rock, and Langley women, who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, are eligible to apply for these bursaries. The purpose of these bursaries is to assist women to further their education in an increasingly competitive workplace.
Canadian Hearing Society National Scholarship Program
Available to: Deaf and hard of hearing Canadian residents, 17 years of age or older attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution. Scholarship awards are $3,000 a year for full-time students and $1,000 a year for part-time students.
Canadian Mental Health Association Bursaries and Scholarships
Each year the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division offers several bursaries and scholarships to help students with experience in mental health or addiction finance their education and career goals.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Awards
Many awards are designed to assist directly with formal education and others for more general assistance with equipment, support and life experiences.
CanHELP Loan Program
The Canadian Higher Education Loan Program (CanHELP) was developed to provide funding for Canadian students studying in the United States and abroad.
Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C. Education Bursaries
Available to: A student 17 years and older, with Cerebral Palsy, that is currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning and is planning to continue their studies the following term.
Chilliwack Community Arts Council
Ch'Nook Scholars Program
Available to: All Aboriginal students enrolled in full-time business diploma or degree programs at post-secondary institutions in BC.
CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program
Clearly.ca Scholarship Program
Available to: Full time students enrolled in accredited Canadian colleges and universities with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada Scholarship Program for 2020
Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship
The Dalton Camp Award
Available to: Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada may enter this essay contest except members of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Steering Committee, retained consultants or business associates, and members of the Selection Committee; as well as their immediate family members. Previous winners are ineligible.
Dream Fund Bursaries for Former Youth in Care
Available to:Young people in and from care who wish to pursue their education at the post-secondary level with the financial costs of tuition, books and supplies who are planning to attend, or are already attending, a designated post-secondary academic institution.
Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC)
Available to: Part-time and full-time ECE students attending public post-secondary institutions. Priority is given to Aboriginal students, or students enrolled in ECE programs with an Aboriginal focus or working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation.
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
Available to: Talented young artists in the early stages of their careers. Awards are limited to candidates working in the following: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture. Work must be representational or figurative — abstract or non-representational art is precluded by the terms of the Foundation's Charter. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submitting their application
Ellen Bell YMCA Memorial Scholarship
Available to: A student registered in college or university pursuing a career in Marketing and Advertising. Ellen Bell will be remembered for the "boundless energy, intelligence, kindness, and willingness to commit herself to the betterment of the community". The scholarship will be granted an individual or individuals who demonstrates the above qualities. All candidates must be available for an interview in Vancouver.
Envision Financial Education Awards
Available to: Students who are members of Envision Credit Union and who have been members in good standing for one full year prior to the application deadline. Children and grandchildren of the Directors and Senior Executives of Envision Credit Union, and staff are excluded from the competition.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Women in Local Government Scholarships
FCM is proud to offer awards and scholarships to outstanding women in the field of municipal politics. Our scholarships for women in secondary school, CEGEP and university encourage students in their studies of women in politics, as well as their community involvement.
First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program
Available to: Post-secondary students of Aboriginal ancestry (status, non-status, Metis, and Inuit). Applicants must have resided in B.C. for six months or more at the time of application (not including attendance at post-secondary institution). Applicants registered full-time (at least 3 full credit courses per term) in a minimum two-year academic program at any recognized post-secondary institution.
Foreign Government Awards Program
Available to: Graduate students (and those completing a first degree and intending to go on to do graduate studies) who are Canadian citizens are eligible to apply for a scholarship to study or do research abroad in all disciplines.
4-H Entrance Scholarships
Available to: British Columbia 4-H members pursuing a post-secondary education.
Girl Guides of Canada Scholarships
Available to: Any women who is currently an active Member of Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada and who is pursuing further education.
Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) Scholarships and Bursaries
Available to: Health Science Association members or their children under the age of 25.
Holstein Canada Education Awards
Available to: Students who are a regular or junior member of Holstein Canada, or a son/daughter of a member. Must have completed at least one year of university/college (or Cegep in Quebec) and returning to school with the calendar year.
Husky Scholarships for Indigenous Students
Husky helps Indigenous students living in communities near its operations pursue post-secondary education. The Company also provides opportunities for work experience and professional development through the Indigenous Mentorship Program.
Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship Program
Available 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 demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.
Imperial Oil Indigenous Educational Awards
Available to: Applicants of Aboriginal ancestry (Indian- status and non-status, Inuit, or Metis). Must be pursuing post-secondary studies in disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry (eg. engineering, geology, geophysics, accounting, computer science, secretarial, petroleum technologies).
Indigenous Early Years Scholarships and Bursaries
Available to: Those who identify as Indigenous persons and are residents of British Columbia are eligible for the Indigenous Early Years Scholarship Program in areas of study that align with early years’ professions including early childhood education, early intervention therapies and supports, and other para-professions.
Indspire - Building Brighter Futures
Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government. Indspire offers a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.
The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society
The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society provides scholarships and financial awards to help British Columbia post-secondary students achieve their educational goals.
Joint Diversity and Training Trust Scholarship
UFCW Local 1518 and the Overwaitea Food Group are committed to celebrating and promoting diversity in the communities that we serve. We help students who share this commitment by offering the Joint Diversity Scholarship. Up to 10 - $1000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to applicants who have demonstrated involvement in diversity initiatives in their community.
KPMG's Indigenous Student Awards
Available to: Encourage and assist First Nations and Aboriginal students in the pursuit of post-secondary education in the fields of Business, Economics, Political Science, Law or First Nation Financial Administration.
The Keith Gilmore Foundation Scholarships
The Keith Gilmore Foundation, established in 1987, offers up to $34,000 in scholarships to worthy applicants enrolled in secondary and post-secondary education in the fields of agriculture, agricultural journalism and veterinary medicine. Students must be Canadian citizens but can apply to a University or College outside of Canada.
Kenn Borek Memorial Scholarship
Available to: A Canadian Citizen residing in the Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, British Columbia or Alberta who has a Grade 12 diploma or equivalency and is between the ages of 18 and 30 and has been accepted into a pilot or aircraft maintenance training program at an accredited post-secondary institution.
Kin Canada Bursaries
A program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund Board of Trustees
The Leonard Foundation Financial Assistance Program
Available to: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and registered in a Canadian University or a college affiliated thereto. The university must be a member of the Association of Colleges and Universities in Canada (AUCC) and have a policy of unrestricted access except for academic standing.
Local Government Management Association of British Columbia Scholarship Program
A wide range of scholarships are available for persons pursuing studies in various facets of governement and public policy.
L'Oreal Canada for Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships
The fellowships are being given to enhance the role of women in devising scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the 21st century. The L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships is supported by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Lorne Fraser Educational Bursary
Available to: BC adults, 20 years or older, who are living with mental illness or addiction.
Lotus Light Charity Society Vancouver Scholarship
Available to: Any Canadian student who is 17 years or older at a recognized post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis.
The Lyle Makowsky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund
Available to: A Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is active in Canadian sports; as an athlete, practitioner (coach, official, administrator) or educator (teacher, university or college faculty, etc.). If an athlete, must be engaged in post secondary education.
MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund
Available to: A Canadian student who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired-driving crash and are enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program.
Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG)
Available to: A woman from a developing country who has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. Must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the US or Canada for the full academic year in which the application is submitted and intend to be enrolled for the subsequent year covered by the grant.
Mary B. Jordan YVR Annual Scholarship
YVR recently launched a significant new annual scholarship to support women studying business in B.C. The Mary B. Jordan YVR Scholarship is available to female or female-identified, full-time students studying business at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Each year, one recipient will receive a $20,000 scholarship for their business education.
Mary Elizabeth Allan Memorial Award
Applicant must be prepared to pursue full time education in the Fine Arts Field which includes visual, performing and literary arts or a multimedia discipline with a qualified instructor, a Professional Company or a recognized Post-Secondary Institution; Applicant must be a past or present resident of Chilliwack and currently in high school graduating year or over 18 years of age; Applicants are eligible to receive one Chilliwack Community Arts Council award per year.
Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Award - B.C. Teachers' Federation
Available to: A student completing his/her final year of the Bachelor of Education degree in elementary and secondary school teaching, in each of the seven approved teacher education programs. Recipients of the award are those students who are considered by the dean of the Faculty of Education, and director of the division concerned (elementary or secondary) to be the outstanding student in the graduating class.
Mensa Canada Scholarship Program
Available to: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in a full-time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution, accredited by the applicable provincial Ministry of Education; must be 18 years old.
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