Applications for the 2024 FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary are now open.

The Fed is excited to announce that applications for the 2024 FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary are now open. The FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary assists young people, ages 30 or younger, that are in or have been in care, and want to pursue a career in human and social services. Bursaries support students with the financial costs of tuition, books, and supplies for post-secondary education, training, or upgrading.

Youth can apply each year they are in school, and, if eligible, may receive funding each year they apply, as we share a long-term interest in their studies and development into social services professionals.

We are pleased to announce that, new this year, we are accepting applications for post-secondary programs from any institution, organization, or company in Canada – not just recognized public institutions. We believe strongly this update will allow more youth to take advantage of the bursary opportunity.

Bursary applications are open until May 12, 2024. Please share the application and information with the young people in your lives, and with your colleagues that work with young people. Do what you can to help young people access these funds.

Bursary Application & Information

Thank you! We could not do this without you.
The Youth Education Bursary was created by Federation members who were eager to support the youth we serve in a different, thoughtful way, and it remains a member-driven initiative. Thank you to all who have donated through our direct appeal and through the purchase of books and art at Federation events. Since it was established by Federation members in 2009, the Youth Education Bursary has awarded $296,925 in bursaries to 217students (as of August 2023).

It is not too late! Please donate to the bursary fund (and encourage others to donate) and help support youth in care with their post-secondary education. We need these dedicated, caring, and skilled young people in our field!