FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary

A career in the social services

The FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary assists young people that are or have been in care and want to pursue a career in the field of Human and Social Services. Bursaries support students with the financial costs of tuition, books, and supplies for post-secondary academic education, training, or upgrading. The bursary is available to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year (two semesters).

The 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 services 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