POST-SECONDARY SUPPORTS: BRITISH COLUMBIA
Adoptive Families Association of BC – https://www.bcadoption.com/other-scholarships-and-bursaries
Their website has a list of scholarships available for post-secondary education for youth in/from care, and also includes a list of post-secondary institutions that waive tuition or have reduced tuition for former youth in care.
Aged Out – https://agedout.com/education/find-scholarships-and-bursaries
Has a comprehensive list of scholarships and bursaries available to youth in/from care in BC.
British Columbia Institute of Technology – Youth In Care Tuition Waiver Program –https://www.bcit.ca/files/finaid/pdf/youthincarewaiver.pdf
Covers up to $5000 for students in/from care towards their first certificate or diploma at BCIT.
Federation of BC Youth In Care Networks – Dream Fund – http://fbcyicn.ca/what-we-offer/programs/financial-supports
Awards two bursaries ( Education Achievement Bursary and Reach for Success Bursary) to current and former youth in care pursuing education or skill-building opportunities.
Justice Institute of British Columbia – Youth In Care Tuition Bursary – http://www.jibc.ca/student-services/financial-aid-awards/awards-bursaries-scholarships/youth-care-tuition-bursary
This bursary provides $2,000 annually to students from care in British Columbia pursuing post-secondary education at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
Langara College – Youth In Care Bursary – https://langara.ca/student-services/financial-aid/bursaries/youth-in-care.html
This bursary helps with educational costs for students who are or have been in care and are pursuing post-secondary education at Langara College.
Provincial Tuition Waiver Program – https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships/provincial-tuition-waiver-program
The Provincial Tuition Waiver Program supports B.C. students who are former youth in care who are attending either full-time or part-time studies at a B.C. public post-secondary institution, Native Education College or one of 10 eligible union trades training centres.
Royal Roads University – Former Youth In Care Bursary – http://www.royalroads.ca/financial-aid-awards/former-youth-care-bursary
This bursary provides up to $10,000 for former youth in care over the course of 2 academic years at Royal Roads University.
Simon Fraser University – Youth In Care Tuition Assistance Program – https://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/youth-in-care/assistance-program.html
This program covers tuition and mandatory feeds for students who are currently living in care or have lived in care in BC for at least one year and are pursuing post-secondary education at Simon Fraser University.
StudentAid BC – Youth Educational Assistance Fund for Former Youth in Care – https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships/youth-educational-assistance-fund-former-youth-care#Am_I_eligible?
A grant available to former youth in care between 19 and 24 that provides up to $5,500 per year for a maximum of four grants.
University of British Columbia – Youth In Care Tuition Waiver – http://you.ubc.ca/financial-planning/loans-bursaries/youth-in-care-tuition-waiver/
UBC covers the cost of tuition for former or current youth in care pursuing their first university degree.
University of Northern British Columbia – Youth In Care Tuition Waiver – http://www.unbc.ca/financial-aid/youth-care-tuition-waivers
UNBC covers the tuition costs for students who are currently living in care or have lived in care in BC for at least one year.
University of Victoria – Youth In Care Tuition Award – https://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/bursaries/other/index.php
This award covers tuition for up to 8 terms of funding or the terms required for completion of a first degree. This also includes other awards that can help offset living expenses (Mischa Weisz Foundation Youth In Care Cost of Living Award, Youth In Care Living Expenses Award, Youth Futures Education Award).
Vancouver Island University – Tuition Waiver Program – https://ur.viu.ca/tuition-waiver
VIU covers the cost of tuition for students who have grown up in the care system.