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Category: Bursary

Lisa Huus Bursary

Criteria

The Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary Fund was established in 1988 by Lisa’s family and has been supported by personal donations in memory of Lisa and by fundraising activities undertaken by the Huus family and the bursary committee. An applicant must:

  1. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be enrolled in an accredited college or university in British Columbia.
  3. Be a person with significant physical disabilities or ongoing health challenges, such as someone who:
  • requires a personal attendant
  • is dependent on a mechanical device for mobility or maintenance of body functions
  • requires major continuing therapies OR
  • have other significant special needs.

Applicants with mental health challenges are invited to apply only if they also have a significant physical disability.

Value

up to $5,000.

Due Date

by EMAIL: May 31, 2022.

Procedure

If this is your first time applying for the Lisa Huus Bursary, send the following documents in one email to bursaries@islandkidsfirst.com by May 31, 2022:

a. Application form first-time applicant application please include:

  1. A 500-1000-word statement outlines your personal goals and update on your experience pursuing higher education over the past year.
  2. A detailed budget.
  3. Contact information for reference: Name, phone number, and email address.

b. Proof of permanent residency (only for an applicant who is not a Canadian citizen)

c. Letter of disability certification from a physician, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist.

d. Official academic transcript for the two most recent years of study.

Your referee will need to complete and submit the 2022 Lisa Huus Bursary reference form and email it to bursaries@islandkidsfirst.com by May 31, 2022. This form must be completed by a teacher or instructor that has taught the applicant since their last application cycle. The committee may contact the referee directly for additional information.

The committee may take into consideration additional factors including volunteer work, community involvement, and individual financial need.

 

PGT Educational Assistance Fund

Criteria

An applicant must:

•  be a former permanent ward of the Ministry of Social Services of British Columbia, its predecessor or successor, or have been in continuing custody of the British Columbia Ministry for Children and Family Development under the Child, Family and Community Services Act or predecessor laws;

•  be at least 19 years of age as of the date studies commence;

•  be a high school graduate or equivalent currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program;

•  submit a completed current year application form;

•  provide transcripts from the last year of school attended; and

•  have other sources of funding for the educational year. The bursary shall not be the sole means of support.

(Note: Permanent ward or continuing custody means a child, who by court order, was placed in the permanent or continuing custody of the Province of British Columbia. The custody order terminated when the child attained the age of 19 years, was married prior to attaining the age of 19 years, or the court cancelled the order prior to the child attaining the age of 19 years.)

2. Financial Need

3. Post Academic Performance

4. Career Goals

Details to all can be found: https://trustee.bc.ca/services/estate-and-personal-trust-services/Pages/pgt-educational-assistance-fund.aspx 

Value

Successful applicants are awarded annual bursaries ranging in value up to a maximum of approximately $4,530.00 (amount is indexed annually with the cost of living).

Due Date

April 15, 2022.

Procedure

Click here for a copy of the current application form or contact:

Personal Trust Administrator
Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia
700 808 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC V6C 3L3
Phone: 604.660.0957

Applicants will be advised of the status of their application by mid-July of each year.​