Education Achievement Bursary Application

 
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Want to go back to school but wondering if you can afford tuition on top of everything else? The Education Achievement Bursary can provide you with up to $1,500 for tuition at a post-secondary school. Young people in and from care can use this bursary with the financial costs of tuition, books and supplies for post-secondary academic, technical or academic upgrading.

Note: Students qualifying for Provincial Tuition Waiver can still receive this bursary. In this case the timeframe for releasing funds to the applicant is up to the discretion of the school.

Have you looked at the other options for support to pursue your education goals? Check out the Youth Educational Assistance Fund (YEAF), the Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) program or the Provincial Tuition Waiver program for other support that can help to cover your education costs.

Eligibility

  1. You are a youth in care or former youth in care in BC
  2. You have a cumulative total of 1 year in government care (CCO, VCO, TCO, SNA, YAG, Extended Family Placements)
  3. You are between the ages of 14-24

Please download our handy checklist to make sure you have everything you need before you start the form. You will not be able to save the form and come back to it.

If you have any questions about your application, contact Taylor at taylor.burnett@fbcyicn.ca.

Personal Information

Please include any unit number or PO box.

About Your Program

Tell us a bit about your school and your program.

If you have one. If you don't have it yet you can skip this question.
Number of years/months/semesters/hours required to complete the program.

Other Sources of Income

Including tuition waivers, bursaries, scholarships and/or student loans.

Your Financial Plan

Download and fill in the Expenses Table to help calculate your expenses and income so we can see how much you will earn and spend each semester and on what. Don’t worry as much about the per month numbers, the total per semester in the last column is the most important number to fill in.

Please attach your expenses table at the end of your application.

Tell us more about you!

Please answer the questions below to tell us more about your goals and achievements.

Supporting Documents

Please attach the documents below. Be sure to hit 'Upload' after you select the file or it will not attach.

From a teacher, advisor, counselor, worker, employer, family member or other supportive person. The letter should be from within the last year or so.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx odt.
From a teacher, advisor, counselor, worker, employer, family member or other supportive person. The letter should be from within the last year or so.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png txt pdf doc docx.
Letter of acceptance from the school or agency you plan to attend, or if you're already attending, a copy of your most recent official transcript to confirm your enrollment.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png txt pdf doc docx odt.
From the Ministry of Children and Family Development or Delegated Aboriginal Agency to confirm your care status and time in care.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png txt pdf doc docx odt.
See above to download a blank expenses table.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png txt pdf doc docx.
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