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.  


Crabtree Family Endowment Bursary

AMOUNT:  Up to $1,000

AVAILABLE:  An Aboriginal student who demonstrates financial need. If no Aboriginal student applies or if no Aboriginal student is eligible, then this bursary is open to all students.

CRITERIA:  Must be a Canadian citizen.

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.  


Esposito Family Endowment Bursary Award

The Esposito Family is honoured and pleased to offer 3 annual bursaries to returning UFV students. In 1987 the Esposito Family opened its primary hospitality business in Abbotsford called King’s Crossing Social Centre which included a banquet facility and the original Finnegan’s Pub (also known as Building “F”). King’s Crossing was located adjacent to UFV (formerly UCFV) and so began the great relationship between neighbours. Over the years, the Esposito Family enjoyed serving all the amazing people associated with UFV including the students, faculty, workers (love you Kartar, Paul & the gang), administration and visitors. Further, the Esposito Family was privileged to employ so many UFV students which greatly contributed to our success and theirs.

These bursary awards are the Esposito Family’s way of say THANK YOU to our neighbours at UFV for their support and friendship. Further, having witnessed firsthand the dedication it takes for a student to work while attending post-secondary, these bursaries are intended to recognize and reward UFV students seeking a post-secondary education/trade skill while continuing to positively contribute in the workplace. Additionally, we trust it will relieve a bit of financial pressure for the recipients and provide encouragement to achieve excellence in their journey of life. We wish to great success and encourage you to apply! - The Esposito Family

AMOUNT:  3 awards at $1000 each
 
AVAILABLE TO:  A student who shows genuine financial need. Bursaries are contingent upon satisfactory progress (minimum 2.0 GPA) at UFV and. Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Residence

First preference will be given to students who advise in their application that they have or will meet the following criteria:
1. Will have been employed with Esposito Group for a 6 month period or more immediately prior to the date the recipient is determined;
2. Will have worked an average of 20 hour a week or more during the 6 month period immediately prior to the date the recipient is determined.
3. Is still employed with the Esposito Group as of the date the recipient is determined.

Further preference will be given to students who advise in their application they have or plan to maintain at least a part time job while attending school and/or a full time job between the end of the winter semester to the beginning of the fall semester.

NOTE: Applicants who provide strong letters of employment from previous and present employers will receive higher ranking in selection process.


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. 


Hope Annual Bursary

Students from small rural communities face unique challenges when pursuing further education.  At the very least, such students face additional transportation costs and often much relocate to attend classes.  The Hope Annual Bursary is designed to help mitigate these barriers and support the dreams of students from Hope and other small communities who are pursuing further education at UFV.  This bursary focuses first on assisting those who have been Adult Basic Education students at the Hope Centre and are continuing their studies at UFV.  If no students from Hope apply or qualify for the bursary, applicants from other small communities will then be considered.

AMOUNT: $1000

AVAILABLE TO:  Preference is for a student who is: 

1. from Hope, who is/was an Adult Basic Education student at the Hope Centre and who is now pursuing further studies at UFV
2. from Hope and is pursuing any UFV program; or
3. from Agassiz, Rosedale, Harrison or Boston Bar and is pursuing any UFV program;
4. from any rural community (<10,000 population)

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. 


UFV Alumni Changing Lives, Building Community Endowment Bursary

The UFV Alumni Association began April 1, 2001 and has been growing with every University convocation. The Association's purpose is to foster lifelong relationships between alumni and the University of the Fraser Valley through advocacy, support, service and communication.

AMOUNT: $750

AVAILABLE TO: UFV Students who are enrolled in a post-secondary program at UFV and who, along with their families where possible, are contributing towards their educational costs, have exhausted all other types of funding (i.e. governement assistance programs), but still require and merit further financial assistance.

CRITERIA:

  • Applicants must show genuine financial need;
  • Awards are contingent upon satisfactory progress (2.0 GPA or better) at UFV;
  • Live in UFV's mandated region (Boston Bar to Abbotsford, including Chilliwack, Mission and Hope)

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. 


UFV Board Annual Bursaries

AMOUNT: Amounts vary according to financial need.  Most bursaries will be approximately $100 - $1,500 per semester, up to a maximum of $4,500 per academic year (September - August)

AVAILABLE TO: UFV students who are enrolled in a post-secondary program at UFV and who, along with their families where possible, are contributing towards their educational costs, have exhausted all other types of funding (i.e.  government assistance programs), but still require and merit further financial assistance.

CRITERIA:

  • Applicants must show genuine financial need. Awards are contingent upon satisfactory progress (2.0 GPA) at UFV.

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.  


UFV Foundation Board Endowment Bursary

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

AVAILABLE TO: Available to UFV students who are enrolled in a post-secondary program at UFV and who, along with their families where possible, are contributing towards their educational costs, have exhausted all other types of funding (i.e. government assistance programs), but still require and merit further financial assistance.

CRITERIA:

  • Applicants must show genuine financial need. Awards are contingent upon satisfactory progress (2.0 GPA) at UFV.

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. 


UFV Retirees' Bursary

The UFV Retirees' Bursary was established by the staff and faculty whom have dedicated themselves to making a difference to our students.  The Bursary provides and opportunity for UFV employees to give a cash gift in honour of a colleague(s) that is retiring, or is retired, and contribute to a bursary that provides financial assistance to students in need.

AMOUNT:   Amounts vary according to financial need.  Most bursaries will be approximately $100 - $1,500 per semester, up to a maximum of $4,500 per academic year (September - August)

AVAILABLE TO: UFV students who are enrolled in a post-secondary program at UFV and who, along with their families where possible, are contributing towards their educational costs, have exhausted all other types of funding (i.e.  government assistance programs), but still require and merit further financial assistance.

CRITERIA:

  • Applicants must show genuine financial need. Awards are contingent upon satisfactory progress (2.0 GPA) at UFV.

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.


UFV Staff and Faculty Annual Bursary

AVAILABLE TO:  All UFV students who have a demonstrated financial need.

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.


UFV Student Union Society Endowment Bursary

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

AVAILABLE TO:  Any UFV student returning to UFV who demonstrates financial need.

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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