There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available for post secondary students who have spent time in care; young people whose families have been involved with Child, Youth and Family Services; and biological children or adopted children of foster parents.
Please see the information below and follow the links to obtain applications and confirm application criteria and deadlines.
VOCM Cares/NLFFA Bursary
This bursary is awarded annually to the biological or adopted child of a foster parent residing in Newfoundland and Labrador, in the amount of $500.
Youth Foster Support Program
Students who were in foster care in Newfoundland and Labrador for a minimum of 12 months can apply for a bursary through Memorial University. Marine Institute programs are also included. If successful in their application, funds would cover the cost of full-time undergraduate tuition and other associated fees.
Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to select Canadian youth with any government care experience starting their first post-secondary program. Criteria for this scholarship includes demonstrating community leadership (rather than a purely academic focus) and will award 150 young people through 14 national partner organizations. This includes all types of care or youth custody, not just those in continuous custody.
The Richard and Lorraine Hynes Memorial Award
This award was established through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. John and Susan Hynes. Valued at $3,000, it will be awarded to a full-time student who has been in foster care at some point throughout their life in Newfoundland and Labrador but has not received financial support from Children, Seniors and Social Development beyond their secondary education.
StorWell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of children in care to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. The award is non-renewable but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year. Applicants must have been a child in care with an official Canadian or American foster care program and agrees to have the organization verify the same.