Scholarships and Bursaries
The Scholarship & Bursary Trust (SBT) raises funds in a variety of ways, including an annual used book sale and donations from CFUW PQ members and the public. Since 1984 we have awarded over $450,000 to local women and girls to further their education.
The Trust administers the JC Reid Memorial Scholarship on behalf of the Reid family. Vancouver Island University and North Island College administer an award on our behalf, for a local woman continuing her studies in a trade programme.
The following CFUW PQ Scholarships and Bursaries are available to eligible candidates:
Secondary School Graduate Scholarship: $2,000
CFUW Parksville Qualicum Memorial Award: $4,000
James Craig Reid Memorial Scholarship: $4,000
Postgraduate Scholarship: $4,000
Mature Student Bursary for Women: $3,000
Early Childhood Education Award: $2,000
Apprenticeship Award (VIU) : $2,000
Trade Award (NIC) : $1,000
Secondary School Scholarship Application: Download the application form using this link; review the information and application credentials to ensure you qualify; complete the forms; and return the document to your school councillor: CFUW PQ Secondary school Application
Postsecondary & Postgraduate Scholarships Application: There are several different awards in this category. Please download the application form using this link, carefully review the information and application credentials to ensure you qualify, complete the form, and return the document to us via email: CFUW PQ PostSecondary Application
Early Childhood Education Award: For a female entering the second year of a two-year Early Childhood Education programme at an accredited ECE training institution, for certification in BC. CFUW PQ PostSecondary Application
Mature Student Bursaries: Specifically for females who have completed their secondary education but never got to pursue or finish further studies for a post-secondary degree or diploma or certificate. Please download the application form using this link, carefully review the information and application credentials to ensure you qualify, complete the form, and return the document to us via email: CFUW PQ PostSecondary Application
CFUW PQ SBT Apprenticeship Award Vancouver Island University (VIU): For females currently enrolled in an apprenticeship trade at VIU, you can apply for this award through your VIU counsellor.
Trade Award North Island College (NIC): For females currently enrolled in the second or more year of a trade or certificate course at NIC, and graduated from SD69, you can apply for this award through your NIC counsellor.
Scholarship & Bursary Applications: We use the information you provide when applying for a Scholarship & Bursary to complete the evaluation process. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the Scholarship & Bursary evaluation process or as required by law.
We use the information you provide about your referees only to complete the Scholarship/Bursary evaluation process. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the process. All applications are received in pdf format to an email account maintained solely by the Corresponding Secretary. Each Trustee receives a memory stick containing the eligible applications and after the evaluation process is completed, the sticks are returned to the Corresponding Secretary and the information is erased. One copy of all original applications will be retained for one year by the Treasurer and will then be deleted. Email addresses of all applicants will be retained by the Corresponding Secretary for one year only in order to advise applicants of eligibility for CFUW PQ awards the following year and will then be deleted. Any printed documentation relating to applications and evaluation materials will be shredded after the evaluation process is completed.
On all application forms: applicants are given the option to agree or not to agree to allow their photographs, names and accomplishments to appear in local papers, on radio and in club newsletters and our website.
Congratulations to the 2023 Winners!
CFUW-PQ Return to School Bursary: 3 of $3000
J.C. Reid Scholarship: $4000
CFUW-PQ Secondary School Scholarships: 4 Of $1000
BSS – Bouman, Grace
CEAP – Rasmussen, Lorna
KSS – Hendriks, Maria
PASS – Ward, Sienna
CFUW-PQ Memorial Scholarships: 4 Of $4000
CFUW-PQ Post-Graduate Scholarship: 4 Of $4000
CFUW-PQ Early Childhood Award: $2000
Since its beginning in 1982, CFUW PQ club has been active in a variety of fundraising activities for scholarships. In 1984, the Ways and Means Committee organized the publication and sale of the first club cookbook; a second cookbook was published the following year, both raising seed-monies for our scholarship fund. Our first annual club book sale took place in February 1985, also to benefit scholarships.
The Scholarship and Bursary Trust (SBT) was formally established in 1987, (registered with CRA) and initially organized the books sale. Subsequently the club became responsible for the book sale, the proceeds going to club operations and from these the SBT receives a grant. The first of the bridge luncheons was held in 1992, the goal of which was to establish and maintain a specific bursary for a mature woman entering or returning to post-secondary education. A special fundraiser 2018, was our Memoir Writing Workshop, dedicated to raise funds for a one-time club Centennial Scholarship of $5,000 honouring CFUW’s 100 years.
The SBT also relies on donated funds from members of the club and the public, as well as several bequests. Details on how to donate can be found here.