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Funding for Former Youth-In-Care

Support Program for Former Youth-In-Care

Application Opens February 1, 2017

Deadline: May 1, 2017

The Support Program for Former Youth-in-Care extends financial and other supports to youth who are transitioning from government care to adulthood and who are pursuing post-secondary studies. Students are able to receive a maximum support of $5,000 annually (based on an academic year). This funding can support the academic, technical, or vocational education of learners who are currently or who have formerly been youth-in-care in the province of British Columbia. Continuation of funding in subsequent years is dependent on academic performance and academic standing.

Eligible students must be residents of British Columbia who are living or who have lived as youth-in-care under one of the following conditions as defined by the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA):

  • A Continuing Custody Order pursuant to sections 41 (1) (d), 42.2 (4) (d) or (7) or 49 (4), (5) or 10 (a) on your 19th birthday, or
  • An Agreement with Youth pursuant to section 12.2 of the Act, or
  • A Transfer of Custody Order pursuant to section 54.1 of the Act

Students must apply annually to be considered for funding with eligible students selected by a committee.

The Support Program for Former Youth-in-Care serves to complement other funding sources such as student loans and grants, and the Youth Education Assistance Fund (YEAF) available from the Government of BC’s student assistance program. More information on these programs can be found online at: studentaidbc.ca

 

Deadline: May 1, 2017