The BC Paraplegic Foundation (BCPF) provides bursaries of varying amounts each fall to individuals with a spinal cord injury to support them with their post-secondary education.
The application deadline for the 2017 competition has been extended to 5pm on Friday, June 16, 2017 and it is expected that the results will be announced in mid-July. Only applicants who meet the criteria (listed on the form) and have submitted complete application packages will be considered.
Awards available through other organizations
Spinal Cord Injury Canada
The Canadian Paraplegic Association (operating as Spinal Cord Injury Canada) offers a number of national scholarship opportunities for students with spinal cord injury.
Rotary Club of Victoria/BC Paraplegic Association Bursary Fund – for students with permanent mobility related disabilities.
University of Victoria
In-Course scholarships, medals and prizes administered by Student Awards and Financial Aid are available to undergraduate students who have attended the University of Victoria in the previous academic year.
Rotary Club of Victoria/BC Paraplegic Association Bursary Fund
An award of $1250 is given annually to a student with a permanent mobility related disability.
Simon Fraser University – Merle L. Smith Bursary (Program ID UPBO-572)
An award is given in fall/spring to a student with a physical disability who is beyond first year studies. Initial preference is given to students who require the use of a wheelchair for mobility.