to assist eligible students gain access to, or maintain success in, post-secondary education programs.
Who can apply?
Applicants must be newcomers to Canada who arrived no more than five years before the application deadline (i.e. applicants for the October 31 2021 deadline must have arrived in Canada after October 30 2016). Applicants must be students registered in high school or post-secondary (college or university) education at the time of application or newcomers who are under 25 years of age and who wish to gain access to post-secondary education.
What are the scholarships for?
Newcomer Scholarships can be used for tuition fees to take courses run by recognized institutions (e.g. college, university, community organization) and for any materials (e.g. books, stationery, equipment) necessary to complete the course. The goal of the course should be to develop the skills required for the applicant to access or continue in post-secondary education. Eligible courses would include upgrading courses (not funded by the BC government) in language, math, science or other academic subjects, courses in the arts (e.g. art, design, music, theatre) or trades (e.g. auto mechanics, carpentry, cooking, hairdressing) and courses in personal and social development (e.g. critical thinking, online learning, public speaking, study skills). Funding for multiple courses, where required for access to or continuation in post-secondary study, will be considered. The maximum scholarship amount is $2,000.
How do I apply?
Please complete an application form. When completed, send the form and supporting documents by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org