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The Adoptive Families Association of BC Bursary Program

The Adoptive Families Association of BC Bursary Program offers two bursaries, designed to enhance educational outcomes for BC youth. The funds are intended to assist in supporting youth during their studies including but not limited to: costs of tuition, costs directly and indirectly related to post-secondary.

The Howard Legacy Youth Fund was launched in 2014, with a donation from Peggy Howard, and is made available to applicants who are current or former youth in care.

The AFABC Youth Bursary was launched in 2015, with funding from the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and accepts applications from youth who have joined their family by legal adoption.

Both Bursaries allow for annual scholarships that will be awarded once per year, to two individuals for each bursary, at $1,000 each.

Howard Legacy Youth Fund – Eligibility Requirements 

  • You are currently in care or a former youth in care of the BC Ministry of Children & Family   Development (MCFD) or Delegated Aboriginal Agency. Either under a Continuing Custody Order (CCO) or Temporary Custody Order (TCO), Voluntary Care Agreement (VCA) or Special Care Agreement or Youth Agreement in B.C.
  • You are currently a BC resident.
  • You are over 17, and under 26 years of age, on the date of the bursary application deadline.
  • You are registered in a vocational, trade or academic post-secondary program at an accredited BC school.

AFABC Youth Bursary – Eligibility Requirements

  • You have joined your family by legal adoption.
  • You are currently a BC resident.
  • You are over 17, and under 26 years of age, on the date of bursary application deadline.
  • You are registered in a vocational, trade or academic post‐secondary program at an accredited BC school.

For more information visit: https://www.bcadoption.com/bursary
or contact our bursary coordinator:  scholarships@bcadoption.com or 604-320-7330 ext. 135.

Award application due date: April 30, 2018

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