UFV Trades Bursaries

If you can show genuine financial need, you may qualify for a non-repayable grant, called a bursary.

To apply for a bursary, you must:

  • Demonstrate genuine financial need
  • Be enrolled in a UFV program 
  • Show satisfactory academic achievement (2.0 GPA or better)
  • Meet the criteria outlined in the bursary description
  • Provide any required documentation with your bursary application
  • Be a government citizen or landed immigrant

First consideration is given to students who have exhausted all other types of funding (i.e., government  financial aid programs).  Students who have not accessed government funding may receive bursaries based on the availability of funds.

APPLY EARLY:  Bursary funds are limited. 

When can I apply?

Applications for Trades bursaries are accepted between September 15 to June 30. Expect to receive notification four to five weeks after you submit your application.

Where can I apply?

Applications for UFV bursaries are available through MyUFV. Log in and click on Student Information. Find the tab for Financial Aid and submit your application.

Bursaries may be subject to change. 


Abbotsford Trail Running Club Annual Bursary

Abbotsford Trail Running Club's mission is to promote fitness and community through trail running and to advocate for our local nature trails.  We are a local club of volunteers that create and host weekly runs and events that are free and open to the public.  We encourage community with all age groups interested in the recreation of trail running.  We partner with other community groups that are like-minded in their desire to preserve trails, encourage community, or promote trail running.

AMOUNT: $1000

AVAILABLE TO:  A student who shows genuine financial need.  Preference given to a student who is engaged in our community through volunteering, preserving and protecting our local environment (especially existing trails and parks), who has an interest in participating in running and/or running clubs, and/or shows a welcoming community mindset.

HOW TO APPLY:  The Trades Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information,  then the tab for Financial Aid.  


Donald Erho Memorial Annual Bursary (Trades)

After a logging accident, Don Erho returned to school at the age of 30 to become an electrician.  He took his electrical studies seriously knowing that he had four children and a wife to support.  He eventually started his own electrical company and extended his training to the Industrial Electrical work, wiring up the Vancouver Wharves shipping facility and many sawmills.  He was always eager to get the job done; there was no task he would not tackle.  Even at the age of 80, he was crawling under a house to wire in a new laundry room.  He believed in community and helped establish the Columbia Valley Community Hall.  There he organized a Logger's Sports Event, attended many functions, provided maintenance and lawn mowing.  He was a great believer in working with your hands.  It was his mission to be sure that his grandchildren received training.  Two of his grandsons are in the trades, which brought him a lot of joy.  For that reason, we are setting up this Bursary in honor of him.

AMOUNT: $1000

AVAILABLE TO:  Students who are currently enrolled in the Carpentry program at UFV. Applicants must show genuine financial need.

HOW TO APPLY:  The Trades Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information,  then the tab for Financial Aid.  


Fortins Supply Endowment Bursary in Trades

AMOUNT:  Varies (value of the award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment return)

AVAILABLE TO:  Students who are currently enrolled in a trades program at UFV.  Preference will be given to those students in the Automotive Service Technician, Auto Collision Repair Technician, and/or Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport programs at UFV.  Applicants must show genuine financial need.  Awards are contingent upon satisfactory progress (2.0 GPA) at UFV.

HOW TO APPLY:  The Trades Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information,  then the tab for Financial Aid. 


Keith and Margaret (Fane) Rutledge Endowment Bursary in Aircraft Structures

AMOUNT:  Varies (value of the award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment return)

AVAILABLE TO:  A UFV student enrolled in the Aircraft Structure program who demonstrates financial need.

HOW TO APPLY:  The Trades Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information,  then the tab for Financial Aid. 


Keith Newport Memorial Endowment Bursary in Applied and Technical Studies

An active and enthusiastic volunteer, Keith was a program technician for the transport trades at UFV's Trades & Technology Centre in Chilliwack. Keith was a model UFV employee: fiercely loyal, dedicated, proud, putting in countless hours of his own time to promote trades programming. This bursary builds upon Keith's legacy at UFV, his commitment to education, and provides students with opportunities to learn and develop.

AMOUNT: Varies (value of the award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment return)

AVAILABLE TO: Students who are currently enrolled in a trades program at UFV. Applicants must show genuine financial need. Awards are contingent upon satisfactory progress (2.0 GPA) at UFV.

HOW TO APPLY: The Trades Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information,  then the tab for Financial Aid.  


Rachel Barsky Memorial Annual Bursary 

At age 14, Rachel Barsky slipped away from us in the night, succumbing to severe childhood asthma. An avid reader, her interests were beginning to turn to hair ribbons, nail polish, and boys. Nonetheless, her focus, disciplined study habits, and intelligence ensured her academic success, despite missing many days of school due to illness. With a penchant for languages and aspirations to become an interpreter, Rachel doubtless would have been a university scholar.

A diminutive but spunky girl, she loved her dog, skiing, and ice cream that would make her ill. Rachel surrounded herself with two motifs. One came from nature; one from fable. One symbolized dreams; one denoted magic. Rachel no doubt had dreams. She could have profited from a little magic. Rachel loved rainbows and unicorns.

Shy, yet passionate, Rachel possessed artistic talent, mastering a challenging musical instrument. She played the harp. Perhaps she still is.

AMOUNT: $500

AVAILABLE TO: A first year student enrolled in one of the following faculty/programs:

  • Upgrading and University Preparation;
  • Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies;
  • Faculty of Health Sciences;
  • Faculty of Professional Studies;
  • Faculty of Science

Applicants must demonstrate genuine financial need, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be a Canadian citizen who lives in the UFV's Fraser Valley region. Preference will be given to a student who is the first in their family to attend university.

HOW TO APPLY:  The Trades Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information,  then the tab for Financial Aid. 


Twin Maple Construction Annual Bursary 

As a family-run construction company with deep roots in the Fraser Valley, Twin Maple Construction understands the importance of giving back to our community.  We take pride in the top quality work we do on the commercial and agricultural projects we are involved in, but there's always an even greater pride that comes from doing our part to help those who need it.  At Twin Maple Construction, our team believes in showing our support for organizations dedicated to making the lives of everyone in our community better, this is why we have developed The Twin Maple Construction Annual Bursary.  It is designed to help students who are experiencing financial hardship and have demonstrated a commitment in excellence to complete essential training for a career in carpentry.

AMOUNT: $1000

AVAILABLE TO:  Student who are currently enrolled in the Carpentry program at UFV. Applicants must show genuine financial need.

HOW TO APPLY:  The Trades Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information,  then the tab for Financial Aid.  


The Van Reeuwyk Endowment Bursary

This bursary was created by Marian Dyck, the eldest Van Reeuwyk daughter, in honour of her family who came to Canada in the early 1950's settling in the Rosedale area of Chilliwack on a small farm.  Having limited financial resources and virtually no ability to speak the English language initially, over the years the family grew to become productive citizens of society.  The males in the family followed their father's footsteps into the bakery and food business, and the agriculture sector.  The female members of the Van Reeuwyk family went into health care and finance.

 The Van Reeuwyk Family bursary was established to assist UFV students, who have financial need as a roadblock to pursuing their educational goal and/or vocational pursuits.  This bursary will assist an applicant to move forwards the reality of their educational dreams.

AMOUNT: $1000

AVAILABLE TO: A first year student who is entering any full-time program at UFV. First preference is for students entering a full-time program in the UFV Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies. Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.

HOW TO APPLY:  The Bursary Application is available on-line at MyUFV.  Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information,  then the tab for Financial Aid. 

 

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