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.
The Cmolik Foundation reimburses up to $40,000 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 Failed/withdrawn course costs are deducted from the scholarship.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.
Preliminary Applications are due to the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee on Monday, February 3rd. Once shortlisted, the official application is due February 7th of each year for post-secondary enrollment 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 Monday, February 3rd, 2020.