$35,000 Cmolik Foundation Scholarship for students who have faced adversity and demonstrated tenacity: Application due February 8th

Triumphing over adversity

The Cmolik Foundation awards scholarships to youth who have faced adversity in their lives and demonstrated tenacity. Many of our students would not be able to access post-secondary education without our help. With hard work and our support, their dreams can become reality.

For every BC student

Students who have lived in British Columbia for at least seven years and have experienced adversity in their lives are eligible to apply. They may not have top grades through high school but must be capable of succeeding at the post-secondary level.


In order to be eligible for a TCF Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a BC resident for at least 7 years,
  • Be in Grade 12 or a recent secondary school graduate,
  • Have demonstrated financial need,
  • Have faced adversity,
  • Plan to be a full-time student,
  • Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care),
  • Use funding for a post-secondary institution, trade or college, and
  • Be endorsed by their school principal.

Application Criteria

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, student applications will be adjudicated by a selection committee that will consider the student’s proven resilience in the face of adversity, their positive work ethic, their academic suitability, their contributions to their community, the clarity of their educational goals, their focused commitment, their fit with the organization, and the support of their references.
Scholarship Summary

The Cmolik Foundation reimburses up to $35,000 for books/tuition for an undergraduate degree or equivalent, provided the student makes appropriate academic progress in keeping with the scholarship guidelines.

We only fund undergraduate programs or equivalent. Transportation and living costs are not eligible. Students receiving scholarship funding greater than $2,500 per semester from another agency will result in a reduction in our payment.

The maximum duration for funding is five (5) consecutive years from the start of the first semester. Students must take a minimum of four (4) courses per semester, unless pre-approved. Students must pass a minimum of three (3) courses per semester. Failed/withdrawn course costs are deducted from the scholarship.

Further details will be provided to successful candidates upon acceptance into the scholarship program.

Application Process

Preliminary Applications are due to the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee on Friday, February 8th, 2019.  Once shortlisted, the official application is due February 15th of each year for post-secondary enrolment commencing not later than September of that year.

All applicants must be endorsed by their secondary school. The principal’s nomination letter must be included with the application.

Each BC secondary school may only nominate one application unless prior permission received. Applications must be completed online.

Application is due Friday, February 8th, 2019.

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