Scholarships are awarded once a year through a competitive process and decisions are made by Children Aid Foundation of Canada’s Scholarship Award Council. Scholarships for the 2022-23 school year ranged from $2,500 to $5,000.
How to Apply
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be:
- A current permanent ward, or have been a permanent ward for at least one year, or be eligible for Continued Care and Support for Youth
- Under 26 years of age at the start of their current school program, or under 30 years of age if they have received scholarship or bursary funding from the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada for the same program in previous years
- Registered at or planning to attend school either full time, or on a reduced schedule due to an accommodation, for a full academic year at an accredited post-secondary school
The Foundation Scholarship is a competitive process, which means not every application will be awarded a scholarship. Full instructions are found in the Application Guide, but keep these tips in mind when filling out your forms;
- Apply early and take your time! Save your online application and come back to it as many times as you like before submitting it. Applications that are thoughtful, complete and well written generally receive higher scores than applications that leave out capital letters, have spelling mistakes and one-word answers.
- Tell us about yourself and share your successes! Though it can be difficult to write about yourself, this is your chance to celebrate your successes with the Award Counsel and explain why you deserve an award.
- When in doubt apply! Undecided if you’ll be going to school in fall 2022? If there is a possibility – APPLY! – If you don’t end up going to school, it will not impact your chances of receiving an award in the future, and if you do end up going to school you’ll already be in the running for an award.
- Ask for help. If you’re having difficulty with the online form, or have question about what you should write and what you need to include, be in touch with your Worker or Foundation staff for help.