Youth Education Bursary
The Youth Education Bursary assists young people that are or have been in care and want to pursue a career in the field of Human Social Services. Bursaries support students with the financial costs of tuition, books, and supplies for post-secondary academic. Please give your support.
The Youth Education Bursary was established by Federation members in 2009 to encourage and support young people to develop a career in our sector. The bursary program supports young people 25 or younger who either are or have been in care and who want to pursue post-secondary education towards a career in human social services. Students are welcome to apply over multiple years as we share a long-term interest in their studies and development into social service professionals. Your donations make an impact!
Since 2009, the bursary program has awarded $143,100 in bursaries to 127 recipients to help students with the financial costs of tuition, books, and supplies for post-secondary study (as of June 2016). See below for information about contributing to the Bursary Program.
“There was a point in life where I thought I could never succeed, or amount to anything. Receiving this award really gives me a sense of purpose in my career and in life. It gives me confidence going forward in my post-secondary education and provides me with hope. Thank you so much for all you have done for me, and other people like me that want to make a change.” – 2015 Bursary Recipient
Applications for the 2017 FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary are available now.
Youth can complete the 2017 Online Application here. Applicant references can complete the 2017 Online Reference Form here. There is also form-fillable PDF version of the application that can be downloaded, printed, and mailed to The Federation once complete.
If you have any questions about the bursary, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I cannot express my thankfulness and appreciation for the support I have received. I was a child that grew up in a very low-income family with a single mom and five siblings. We frequently sought help from food banks, low-income housing, and welfare. When I turned 11 I was placed into foster care and separated from my siblings. From my very rocky and unstable journey through the foster care system, I knew I wanted to help children who were being put into a situation that was out of their control. I decided on a career in social work, and now because of the help and support I have received from organizations like The Federation, I am starting my Masters of Clinical Social Work degree in the fall of 2016. Thank you for helping me help others.” – 2016 Bursary Recipient
Please donate and help to support youth in care with their post-secondary education.
The Federation of Community Social Services of BC
600 – 620 View Street | Victoria, BC | V8W 1J6
Give the Gift of Education and dedicate your donation in honour of a friend, colleague, or family member. Recognize or honour a close friend, or dear relative or celebrate special occasions like birthdays, weddings, Christmas, Thanksgiving with the gift of education. The Federation will acknowledge your donation by posting it on our Donor Acknowledgment and Dedication Page of our website and/or with a card sent either to you or the honoree describing the impact that the gift will make.
Registered Charity Name: The Federation of Community Social Services Society of British Columbia
Registered Charity Business Number: 89883 9790 RR 0001
If you have any questions about your donation, please contact the Federation office.