Since its earliest years, CFUW PQ 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, and initially organized the books sales. Subsequently the club became responsible for book sales, 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 was our Memoir Writing event in 2018, dedicated to raise funds for a one-time club Centennial Scholarship, honouring CFUW’s 100 years.
In addition, donated funds are received from members of the public, as well as a number of bequests. Details on how to do this can be found here.
The funds for these awards are raised in a variety of ways, including an annual used book sale and donations from CFUW PQ members and the public. These events benefit the community as well as deserving students.
The Trust administers the JC Reid Memorial Scholarship on behalf of the Reid family, and as of 2018, North Island College administers an award on our behalf for a local woman continuing her studies in a trade or certificate programme.
The following CFUW PQ Scholarships and Bursaries are available to eligible candidates:
Secondary School Graduate Scholarship: $1,000
CFUW Parksville Qualicum Memorial Award: $4,000
James Craig Reid Memorial Scholarship: $4,000
Postgraduate Scholarship: $4,000
Return-to-School Bursary for Women: $3,000
Early Childhood Education Award: $2,000
Red Seal Apprenticeship Award: $2,000
NIC Trades Award: $500
CFUW PQ is delighted to honour the following recipients of our 2022-2023 Scholarships:
Marcia Kent – CFUW PQ Memorial Scholarship – $4000. Marcia will continue her second year of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Vancouver Island University.
Jenna Rutherford – CFUW PQ Memorial Scholarship – $4000. Jenna is in fourth year at Vancouver Island University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Olivia Williams – CFUW PQ Memorial Scholarship – $4000. Olivia is entering her third year of a Bachelor of Kinesiology program at the University of British Columbia.
Emily Godfrey – CFUW PQ Memorial Scholarship – $4000. Emily is entering her fourth year in a Bachelor of Kinesiology program at the University of British Columbia.
Shelby Bell – CFUW PQ Memorial Scholarship – $4000. Shelby will continue her studies in rural pre-medicine at Selkirk College in pursuit of a career as a physician.
Christina Kruit – J. C. Reid Scholarship – $3000. Christina will continue her second year of post-graduate studies at the University of Victoria, working towards completion of her MA in counselling psychology.
Teryn Dyck – Post-Graduate Scholarship – $3000. Teryn’s scholarship will help her complete her studies at BCIT in diagnostic medical sonography.
Melanie Tait – Return-to-School Scholarship – $2000. Melanie is returning to school to begin her Masters degree in Nursing at the University of Victoria with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.
Mirrella Trozzo – Early Childhood Education – $1000. Mirrella will continue her second year of studies in early childhood education at Pacific Rim Children’s Institute.
Jenna Falkenberg – High School Graduation Diploma Scholarship – $1000. A graduate of Kwalikum Secondary School, Jemma is studying biochemistry at the University of Victoria, aiming for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Kateri Belisle – High School Graduation Diploma Scholarship – $1000. Kateri graduated from CEAP and is attending Vancouver Island University in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program.
Keira Holman – High School Graduation Diploma Scholarship – $1000. Keira, a graduate of Ballenas Secondary School, will study humanities at the University of Victoria.
Apply online for Scholarships and Bursaries using the appropriate form(s)
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 2023-2024-Secondary School Application Package
Postsecondary & Postgraduate Scholarships Application: There are a number of 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 forms, and return the document to us via email: CFUW PQ 2023-2024 Postsecondary Application
Return-to-School Bursaries: Especially 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 forms, and return the document to us via email: CFUW PQ 2023-2024 Postsecondary Application
Red Seal Apprenticeship Award Application: If you are currently enrolled as an apprentice in a Red Seal Trade in BC, and are attending or graduated from a school in SD69, download the application form to apply for financial help with your apprenticeship. Please review the information and application credentials to ensure you qualify, complete the forms, and return the document to us via email: CFUW PQ 2023-2024 Red Seal Application Form
North Island College (NIC) Trade Award: This award is handled by North Island College directly. If you are a female from School District 69 currently enrolled in the second or more year of a trade or certificate course at NIC, please enquire with 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.