Scholarship & Bursary Applications Open for BC Students

We are pleased to announce that the Lorne Fraser Educational Fund bursaries and scholarships and LGM Continuous Learning Bursary online application forms for 2016 are now open for submissions.  Please share this newsletter with students you know who may be interested in applying for one of the many bursaries or scholarships that the Canadian Mental Health Association- BC Division coordinates.

How You Can Help

  1. Forward this email to any students you think might be interested.
  2. Use social media to bring awareness to the available bursaries and scholarships.
  3. Print the promotional poster to share at your institution or organization on a bulletin board, office door, etc.
  4. Share the brochure with a student who you think might be a good candidate for a financial award.
  5. Promote the awards on your website to help spread the word.


About the Awards

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for any of the bursaries or scholarships outlined below, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:


*   experience of mental illness or substance use problem

*   accessing therapeutic support/mental health services

*   an identified job goal

*   a demonstrated need for financial assistance

*   at least 19 years of age for the LGM award, and 20 years of age for the Lorne Fraser awards

*   a resident of British Columbia

*   will be enrolled at a recognized BC post-secondary institution by December 1, 2016


Lorne Fraser Educational Bursary

*   several $700 bursaries awarded

Lorne Fraser Scholarship for Mental Health Promotion

*   one $2000 scholarship and one $1000 scholarship

*   must be entering the second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate or graduate program at a designated British Columbia university or college

*   educational and vocational goals must relate to mental health promotion


LGM Continuous Learning Bursary

*   one $800 bursary

*   student must already be enrolled or plan to successfully enroll at the fully accredited Athabasca University via distance learning by December 1, 2016

*   students who need an additional course via distance learning may be especially interested in applying for this bursary

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Download the Lorne Fraser Brochure ><>




Know a Student Who is Under 20?

The Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary<> may be an option for them!  Students are eligible for this award if they:

*   Have experienced a significant mental health or substance use problem and are accessing treatment and support

*   Can demonstrate financial need

*   Are under the age of 20 at the time of application

*   Have lived in BC for at least a year from the date of their application

*   Are not enrolling in a government-sponsored job training program

*   Will be enrolled in first year studies at a recognized BC university, college or technical school by January 1 of the year after they are applying.

Applications due June 6th, 2016.

Learn more about the BC Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Initiative



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You are receiving this email because you confirmed interest in being involved with the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Community of Practice — a group of people who share the common goal of promoting campus mental health and reducing risky substance use. The lead partners for Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses are the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division (CMHA BC) and the Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC). Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses is managed and coordinated on behalf of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information by CMHA BC. The BC Partners are funded by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. The Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Changing the Culture of Substance Use Project is funded by the BC Ministry of Health. We would also like to acknowledge past funding from the BC Ministry of Health, Health Canada and Vancouver Foundation.

Our mailing address is:

Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division 905- 1130 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4 Canada

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