BCPF provides bursaries of varying amounts each fall to individuals with a spinal cord injury to support them with their post-secondary education at universities and colleges in British Columbia. Funds for these bursaries are funded through the foundation as well as individual donors, such as the Scott Stanley Scholarship. Mr. Stanley, a lawyer with Murphy Battista LLP, established this generous award a few years ago to assist individuals with SCI in pursuing their post-secondary educational goals.
The BCPF also administers the following awards held in trust with other organizations:
Held at the Vancouver Foundation, the James H.G. Roche Memorial Scholarship supports one to two individuals per year with funds toward tuition and textbooks. The scholarship fund was generously established by the partners, family and friends of James Roche, a former director and board chair of SCI BC, who sustained a spinal cord injury in a ski related accident. The value of individual bursaries may vary from year to year according to the availability of funds.
The C.W. Deans Memorial Scholarship and the Joseph David Hall Memorial Scholarship are both held in trust by the University of British Columbia and available to students with a spinal cord injury attending UBC. The C.W. Deans award gives preference to students beginning or continuing studies in engineering. First preference for both awards will be given to candidates nominated by Spinal Cord Injury BC.
Number Available: Varies
Deadline: June 22nd, 2018
- Be a Canadian citizen/landed immigrant and a resident of BC, AND
- Be attending (or planning to attend) a post secondary educational institution in BC, AND
- Have a spinal cord injury.
Bursaries administered by the BC Paraplegic Foundation are available to students who have a spinal cord injury. Bursaries are awarded on merit. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, residents of BC and must be attending, or planning to attend, a post-secondary educational institution in BC. Applicants who do not plan to attend facilities in BC must submit an explanatory letter. Under exceptional circumstances, the BCPF Bursary Committee may approve an award to a student in an out of Province or a non-Canadian educational facility.
How to Apply
Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by mid-August. No notification will be sent to those who submit incomplete applications. A cheque in the full amount of the bursary will be awarded to each successful applicant prior to September 15th. Students are expected to forward proof of registration to the BCPF Bursary Committee within 30 days along with receipt of funds.
SPECIFIC BURSARY DETAILS:
The BCPF Bursary Committee makes recommendations regarding the disbursement of funds from a variety of funds as outlined below. By submitting an application form, applicants are automatically considered for all bursaries.
BC Paraplegic Foundation Bursaries:
- BCPF Bursaries. These awards are given to students with a spinal cord injury to encourage them to complete their education or vocational goals. These bursaries are awarded on merit. The value of individual bursaries may vary from year to year according to the availability of funds.
- Scott Stanley Scholarship. Created through the generosity of Scott Stanley of Murphy Battista LLP, one award of $1,000 will be given annually to support a BC resident with a spinal cord injury with their post-secondary education goals. Priority will be given to those individuals with a recent spinal cord injury.
Awards held in trust at the University of BC:
- Deans Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is available to a student with a spinal cord injury continuing studies at any university in BC. Preference will be given to a student beginning or continuing his/her studies in engineering.
- Joseph David Hall Memorial Scholarship. One or more scholarships will be awarded annually to students beginning or continuing studies in a full course leading to a degree in any field at the University of British Columbia. First preference will be given to candidates nominated by the BC Paraplegic Association.
Awards held in trust at the Vancouver Foundation:
- James H.G. Roche Memorial Fund. These awards are given to students with a spinal cord injury to encourage them to complete their education or vocational goals. These bursaries are awarded on merit. The value of individual bursaries may vary from year to year according to the availability of funds.
This form must be completed and submitted with the required additional information as outlined below no later than June 22, 2018 to:
British Columbia Paraplegic Foundation Bursary Committee
780 S.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver BC V6P 5Y7
Spinal Cord Injury BC
780 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6P 5Y7
Tel : (604) 324-3611
Fax : (604) 326-1229
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Other spinal cord injury scholarships: