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Scholarships and awards

The application form for bursaries and scholarships is available through your myUFV account.

Abbotsford Kinsmen–Stephen Hall Memorial Annual Bursary

   Amount: Either $1,000 to one applicant or $500 to two.

   Available To: A full-time student in a diploma or degree program, which will lead to a career in the "helping professions" including Social Services, Early Childhood Education/Child and Youth Care, Adult Education, or Nursing.

Caroline Chan Memorial Endowment Bursary

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

   Available To: A student with a disability who is currently enrolled in the Social Service Diploma, BSW, or MSW program. Students must submit a Verification of Disability Form from the UFV Centre for Accessibility Services as evidence of their disability. Preference with also be given to an aboriginal student or a student from a visible minority.

Jason Kress Memorial Endowment Bursary

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

   Available To: UFV students working towards a degree in Child and Youth Care, Criminal Justice, or Social Work, who have a special interest in working with high risk youth.

Leslie Halvorson Memorial Endowment Bursary

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

   Available To: Single mother attending UFV as a full-time student in the Social Services or Social Work program (diploma or degree).

Rosy and Steven Chan Memorial Endowment Bursary

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

   Available To: A student registered in the UFV Social Work/Human Services program. Preference will be first given to an aboriginal student who isn't eligible for band funding (documentation required).

If no such student applied, this award is then made available to a student from a visible minority. 

Should there be no student applicants who are either of Aboriginal decent or visible minority students, then a student registered with CAS and who most closely fits the primary criteria of being in the Social Work/Human Services program - Diploma, BSW or MSW program OR the Indigenous Studies program may be selected.

How to Apply

The bursary application is available on-line at myUFV. Log into myUFV, click on Student Information, and then the tab for Financial Aid.

Autumn Jenkinson Memorial Endowment Leadership Award

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

Available To: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work program.

Students are nominated by the Department 

B.C. Association of Social Workers’ Annual Scholarship

Amount: $250

Available To: A UFV student in the Social Services/Social Work program who is on the way to completing the Bachelor of Social Work.

Students are nominated by the Department 

Children & Families Research Award for Master of Social Work

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

Available To: UFV students currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program and whose work, research, and/or major paper is related to children and families.

Students are nominated by the Department 

Dr. Abebe Abay Teklu Leadership Award in Social Work and Human Services

Amount: $500

Available To: The successful candidate for this scholarship will demonstrate the potential to:

  • Affirm others in their personal journey
  • Walk their talk so as to model the way
  • Inspire a creative vision for improvement of the human condition
  • Enable others to build trust and foster collaboration

The successful candidate will have the above qualities of character, a minimum GPA of 3.00, must be able to provide verification of a disability through UFV's CAS office, and be a student within the School of Social Work and Human Services.

Heather McMullan Memorial Endowment Leadership Award

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

Available To: Student in the Bachelor of Social Work degree program at UFV who has demonstrated leadership in the community. Preference will be given to a mature student (25 years or older).

Patsy and Crissy George Endowment Scholarship for Social Work

Amount: Varies (Value of the award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment amount)

Available To: UFV students in the Master of Social Work degree program who have focused on and demonstrated a commitment to Aboriginal child welfare, and not necessarily child protection. The students may have worked with Aboriginal children, had field work experience, or written a critical perspective paper that demonstrates their commitment to Aboriginal child welfare.

Students are nominated by the Department 

Roger Sasaki Memorial Endowment Leadership Award in Social Work

Amount: Varies (value of award will fluctuate each year based on the endowment amount)

Available To: A UFV student registered in the Social Work Program, a student in good academic standing who has demonstrated excellence in community service, student leadership, and volunteerism. Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. preference to be given to a student enrolled in the Master of Social Work Program.

Venema Family Endowment Leadership Award in Social Justice

AMOUNT: $750

AVAILABLE TO: A UFV student enrolled in the College of the Arts or Faculty of Professional Studies.

Area of Study: Human Services areas including Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Humanities, Social Sciences, Political Science, or Teacher Education.
Support is for a student who is investing in and demonstrating leadership in the area of social justice and upholding human dignity through their volunteer commitments in the community.

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