Each year, the Looking Glass Foundation awards several thousand dollars to BC students who have received, or are currently receiving, treatment for an eating disorder. They are now accepting applications for our Persevere, Rise Above, and Pursue Your Passion scholarships, to be awarded to 3 promising students!
Here’s what you need to know:
- Applications are open to all genders and ages, in any program area
- Eligible scholarship recipients are Canadian students enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited BC post-secondary institution,
are BC residents enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution
- Students should be commencing or returning to full-time studies between September 2018 and January 2019
- The application deadline is July 6th, 2018
- You can apply online on March 1st! Application forms, rules, and full instructions will be made available on our webpage at that time
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Details of the scholarships available:
Rise Above Scholarship: $1,750
The Looking Glass Foundation awards this scholarship to someone who is making a difference through community service and leadership. This year, we are delighted to award the Rise Above scholarship in honour of two highly valued members of the LGF Community: Jeff and Sonia Hayes. The Hayes have been generous donors, supporters, and volunteers with Looking Glass for nearly a decade, and we look forward to awarding the Jeff and Sonia Hayes Rise Above Scholarship to a deserving recipient this year!
Pursue Your Passion Scholarship: $1,750
The Looking Glass Foundation awards this scholarship in recognition of someone’s passion, excitement, and enthusiasm for a goal or ideal – around which they have special aspirations for higher learning.
Persevere Scholarship: $1,500
The Looking Glass Foundation awards this scholarship to someone who demonstrates a need for financial assistance in reaching their academic goals. The recipient of this scholarship will also be awarded the Elise Skoglund Bursary of $1,000.
Elise Skoglund Bursary – $1,000
The Elise Skoglund Bursary is funded by Elise, her family and friends. It was created to honor and recognize Elise’s own triumphs and setbacks in her struggles with the disease; as well as her many contributions to the wellness of others through her involvement in the Eating Disorder peer support community. The bursary is linked to the Persevere Scholarship and is intended to provide additional financial support and recognition for individuals pursuing academic goals.
More information about the Looking Glass Foundation:
Hand in Hand Support Program
This popular, in-demand program is designed to provide meaningful, weekly support to people ages 16+ who are struggling with an eating disorder. Each participant is matched with a trained volunteer mentor* who offers compassion, judgment-free listening, and acceptance, as well as guidance in setting positive goals and boundaries. We emphasize the importance of self-care, and help our participants to explore what “recovery” means for them personally.
Hand in Hand is available either in-person or via Skype, and is available to to people of all genders and backgrounds, ages 16+. It’s free, and there is no limit to how long you wish to receive support. To learn more, or to register, please visit our webpage: https://www.lookingglassbc.com/hand-in-hand/
Individualized Support Service
This new, customized program is similar in some ways to Hand in Hand, except that all of the support takes place in a private, anonymous, online setting. Each participant is given their own private forum space where they can safely share their struggles, goals, hopes, and triggers with a team of trained volunteer mentors.* Participants can access the forum space 24/7, and their posts will receive an encouraging, supportive, thoughtful message from one or more volunteers within 24 hours.
ISS is available to people of all genders and backgrounds, ages 14+. It’s free, and there is no limit to how often, or for how long you wish to receive support. To learn more, or to register, please visit our webpage: https://www.lookingglassbc.com/individualized-support-service/
*Our volunteer mentors are required to pass both a Criminal Record and a Vulnerable Persons background check.