Provincial Education Information
Alberta Youth in Care and Custody Network , www.albertayouthincare.ca
- Applicant’s should be over the age of 18
- Currently reside in the province of Alberta
- Have been previously in the care of child welfare either under a temporary or permanent guardianship order in either a foster placement or group care facility.
- Not currently under an extension of Care and Maintenance in Alberta
- All Full & Part Time Students will be considered
The Calgary Foundation
The Legacy Fund for Former Youth in Care
The bursary was established in 2000 by private donors to provide funding for applicants that have been under the Permanent Guardianship Order of Calgary and Area Child and Family Services.
Dollars for Learners
Youth Formerly In Care Bursary
For students who are residents of Edmonton or Northern Alberta who have spent a minimum of two years in the care and/or guardianship of Alberta Children and Youth Services (or any earlier related provincial government department that dealt with wards of the province).
Voices , Manitoba’s Youth in Care – http://www.voices.mb.ca/
The Keith Cooper Scholarship is available to young people who have been cared for by any of the four Manitoba Child and Family Services Authorities. For the 2010-2011 year, the committee will award one or more scholarships totaling $7,500.00, and recipients may reapply for the scholarship for an additional three years so that a student might complete a four-year university, technical or vocational program. The deadline is generally early to mid-May. Applicants must be 30 years of age and under.
The Voices Scholarship Program is comprised of two scholarships: the Voices bursary, which is valued up to $1,000.00, and is available to all youth in/from care across Manitoba; and the Peter D. Curry Memorial Scholarship, six $2,000 scholarships available to youth in/from care who have lived in certain Winnipeg areas. In addition to the financial aspect of these awards, the recipients are invited to monthly get-togethers for peer support and encouragement, and a yummy dinner. The application deadline for the Voices Scholarship Program is Friday, June 18th, 2010. New applicants must be 30 years of age and under.
The Marymound Bursary Program is open to young people who have received Marymound services for at least 6 months. The application is due May 1st and October 1st of every year, and applicants must be under 30 years of age.
Ontario Crown Ward Postsecondary Application Fee Reimbursement Program
- The Ontario Crown Ward Postsecondary Application Fee Reimbursement Program was announced by the Government of Ontario in August 2007. It is intended to reimburse current and former Ontario Crown wards for eligible application fees paid to postsecondary institutions. Reimbursements are available for applications made to full-time postsecondary programs starting in fall 2008 or later which lead to a first postsecondary degree, diploma or certificate.
Ontario Student Assistance Program
¬∑ The objective of student financial assistance is to assist eligible students who do not have the resources to meet the costs of postsecondary education. The intention is to promote equality of opportunity for postsecondary studies by providing financial assistance for educational costs and basic living expenses where students (and their families) do not have the resources to meet these costs. Grants and bursaries for Crown wards provided by any party are eligible for increased exemption of up to $3500 for through the OSAP application process.
- The Clark Bursary Award is available to youth in care and former wards pursuing post-secondary education. Students attending university will receive $4,500 per year for up to four years and students attending college will receive $3,000 per year for two years (or three years depending on program). Upon completion of their studies, Clark Bursary recipients are eligible to receive the Clark Graduation award