Scholarships and Bursaries

$2,500 Bowen Island Community Foundation Trade Prize

You’d rather build a house than a spreadsheet. We understand, and that’s why we’ve created the new $2,500 Bowen Island Community Foundation Trade Prize. Anyone with a demonstrable connection to Bowen Island, proof of enrolment in a trade or technical school, and a letter of reference describing their ability or inclination to pursue a career in the trades is encouraged to apply.

To apply for the award, please prepare an application with the following:

-a letter discussing your connection to Bowen Island

-a reference letter from a mentor, employer, instructor or other person who can speak to your interest in pursuing a career in the trades

-proof of enrolment in a technical school

Please attach all documents as a single .pdf file and send your completed application to: grants@bowenfoundation.com.

Improperly prepared applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm July 1st

 

$2,500 Bowen Island Community Foundation Academic Scholarship

Any student with a demonstrable connection to Bowen Island, strong grades, and proof of enrolment in a post-secondary institution is encouraged to apply for the $2,500 Bowen Island Community Foundation Academic Scholarship. The applicant with the highest grade point average will be selected. If two competing applicants have identical averages a preference will be given to the student demonstrating a stronger commitment to the community.

To apply for this Scholarship, please prepare an application with the following:

-a letter summarizing your connection to Bowen Island and your volunteer activities

-a transcript including your Grade Point Average for your two most recent semesters

Attach both documents as a single .pdf file to your application e-mail. The winner will be selected based on overall GPA. In the event of a tie to two decimal places, preference will be given to the student demonstrating more community involvement.

Improperly prepared applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline is 11:59pm on July 1st

Please submit complete applications to: grants@bowenfoundation.com

 

Athletically inclined/disinclined?

Are you breaking ankles with your crossover? Crushing your dance recitals on the regular? Maybe you’re always the last one picked and you have a closet full of ‘Participant’ awards but you love sports all the same. You might want to apply for the Aaron Sluggett Memorial Scholarship.

Aaron Sluggett, a community minded and sports loving 19 year-old Bowen Islander, looked poised to succeed in sciences at Simon Fraser University when his life was tragically cut short. Aaron did not have the chance to complete his studies but it is the hope of his family that the $1,500.00 Aaron Sluggett Memorial Scholarship will help someone else on their journey.

High school students interested in applying for the award should prepare an application including the following:

-A letter of reference from a teacher, mentor, coach or other person who can attest to your dedication to community involvement and/or sports

-A high school transcript

-A brief letter discussing your connection to Bowen Island

Completed applications can be submitted via e-mail to Tracy Rowbotham trowbotham@wvschools.ca

Application Deadline: 11:59pm, May 1st

 

Outdoor Enthusiast? Hiker Extraordinaire? Lover of Fine Trails?

Do you know all the secret trails on the island? Can you hike Mt. Gardner in the dark backwards? Are you happiest when you’re lost in the woods? The Maggie Cumming Legacy Bursary might be your speed.

Maggie Cumming, a devout hiker and environmentalist, left more than her footprints on Bowen Island. She generously created a legacy fund to preserve, and expand, Bowen’s trail system. She also directed that a $500.00 award, the Maggie Cumming Legacy Bursary, be granted to a Bowen Island student of good academic standing who shares Maggie’s love of the environment and needs a little financial help. Two recipients of this bursary will be selected in 2019.

Please prepare a letter explaining why the Bursary will make a difference to you and attach your most recent academic transcript as a single .pdf file.

Please submit complete applications to: grants@bowenfoundation.com

Application deadline: 11:59pm July 1st

 

Environmentally Minded and Studious?

Are carbon emissions your arch nemesis? Feel sick to your stomach thinking about the garbage vortex in the Pacific Ocean? Do you have mother nature’s back at every turn? The Knick Knack Nook Scholarship for Environmental Sustainability is probably your cup of kombucha. Award amounts vary based on the student and their relative need, but there is more than $26,000.00 up for grabs.

Review the application criteria here.

Completed applications can be submitted to: grants@bowenfoundation.com

Deadline: 11:59pm June 25th

If you have any questions with respect to our scholarships and bursaries, please e-mail grants@bowenfoundation.com

The Bowen Island Community Foundation wishes all applicants the very best of luck.
May the force be with you and you be the force for change 😉