The BC Federation of Foster Parents Association is a provincial organization for foster parents and governed by foster parent representation from all areas of the province. They offer a number of bursaries to foster parents, youth in care and former youth in care.
JCW Excellence in Writing Grant: Previous BCFFPA President, Russell Pohl and his husband, Darrell Ewasiuk, have generously provided funds to establish a grant in the name of our Executive Director, Jayne (Cotter) Wilson, whose passion is the art of writing. This grant is accessible to any youth aged 17-24 who are or has been in the care in the care of the Ministry who intends to further his/her education in the field of writing – whether it be journalism, screen or play writing, poetry, travel, creative, political or non-fiction, can apply for this grant to cover the cost of courses that will further their skills.
The General Scholarship Fund: BCFFPA occasionally received funds from donors that they request to be put toward scholarships for children and youth who were formerly in care. The Board of Directors has outlined a General Scholarship Fund into which donations are placed from these generous donors. One bursary will be distributed annually to any youth who is or has been in the care of the Ministry and wants to pursue further education.
The William Curtis Memorial Fund: was established in January 1979 for Foster Children who have reached the age of majority and wish to continue with their education. Any child in the Care of the Superintendent of Family & Child Service, who resides in British Columbia and has reached the age of 19 years; who shows an interest in extending his/her education, (whether to finish high school, attend business or vocational school, college or university) and where no other funds are available, is eligible to apply for this bursary. The highest marks, although considered, will not be the
only determining factor in the awarding of the bursary.
For more info, and to apply, visit bcfosterparents.ca.