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: Funds will be sent directly to the school, and cannot be released directly to successful candidates. 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.
- You are a youth in care or former youth in care in BC
- You have a cumulative total of 1 year in government care (CCO, VCO, TCO, SNA, YAG, Extended Family Placements)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we talk about care experience at the Fed, we mean that at some point between the ages 0 and 19 you had accessed services from the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency. This includes Foster Homes, Group Homes, Child and Youth Mental Health Services, Addiction Facilities, Community Living BC, Custody Centres, Youth Agreements, Independent Living Agreements, Extended Family Placements, or Homelessness. If you're not sure about your care experience, you can mark "I don't know," and a staff member will follow up with you.
About Your Program
Tell us a bit about your school and your 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.
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Join the Fed! Youth members have priority access to all the great opportunities the Fed has to offer, they are part of our provincial family, and they help to create a better experience for their care siblings. Only youth members can vote on key decisions we have to make as an organization. You’ll influence all of thing things we do! Membership is free and open to youth in and from government care in BC between the ages of 14 and 24.
By checking the box below, I confirm that the information that I have provided is true. Should any part of the information included in this application package change for any reason, I agree to immediately notify the Dream Fund Selection Committee of these changes. I also consent to the Dream Fund Selection Committee verifying that I have been in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development or Delegated Aboriginal Agency.
Please review the key policies related to our programs and services linked below.
Read our Fed Policies here.
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