An education bursary for students who grew up in care
The Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) Educational Assistance Fund was established through a trust created in June 1989 by combining three private donations. The purpose of the fund is to help those who were in provincial care reach their educational goals.
Who can apply for an education bursary?
To be eligible for the bursary, you need to be:
You also need to be:
- At least 19 years old
- A high school graduate or equivalent
- Enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program
Amount of education bursary
The bursary funding ranges between approximately $500.00 and $4,000.00 per year per approved applicant. The amount available varies each year depending upon the interest gained in the trust.
Purpose of the education bursary
The bursary is intended to cover shortfalls in your funds. For example, you can use the bursary funds for:
What the PGT needs for your application
When you complete the application form you will be asked to:
- Show you have financial need for the bursary
- Attach proof of enrolment (1st year students) or transcripts from the last year of school you attended (returning students, 2nd year onwards)
- Attach references from people who can speak to your commitment to your education and/or career goals (optional)
Applying for the bursary
Complete the application form and add your supporting documents and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to the following address:
Personal Trust Administrator
Estate and Personal Trust Services
Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia
700 – 808 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3
The deadline for this year's application is April 15. Applicants will find out if they will receive a bursary by mid-July.