JCW Excellence in Writing Grant

Previous BCFFPA President, Russell Pohl and his husband, Darrell Ewasiuk, have generously provided funds to establish a grant in the name of our Executive Director, Jayne (Cotter) Wilson, whose passion is the art of writing.  This grant is accessible to any youth aged 17-24 who are or has been in the care in the care of the Ministry who intends to further his/her education in the field of writing – whether it be journalism, screen or play writing, poetry, travel, creative, political or non-fiction, can apply for this grant to cover the cost of courses that will further their skills.

JCW Excellence in Writing Application

Fine Arts for Kids Fund

In 2014 BCFFPA received two generous donations to support the establishment of the Fine Arts for Kids fund.  This fund is available exclusively to BCFFPA member foster parents in order to assist them with the costs of involving their foster children in the arts.  The fund will cover costs including (but not limited to) art supplies, paints, easels, canvas, paper, dance shoes, costumes, lessons of all varieties, musical instrument rentals and purchase, drum making, carving, fabric arts and regalia making supplies.  This fund is for support of extracurricular programs and not available to support school district art program activities.

Fine Arts for Kids Fund Application

Applications for the Fine Arts for Kids Fund are accepted between September 15-December 15 each year.  See the application for more details!

The General Scholarship Fund

BCFFPA occasionally received funds from donors that they request to be put toward scholarships for children and youth who were formerly in care.  The Board of Directors has outlined a General Scholarship Fund into which we can place donations from these generous donors.  Unless directed to do otherwise, scholarships will be distributed under the name of the donor(s) until the funds are expended.  One bursary will be distributed annually to any youth who is or has been in the care of the Ministry and wants to pursue further education.

General Scholarship Fund Application

The Merv Davis Bursary

The Merv Davis Bursary is for any child in care of the Superintendent of Family & Child Services, residing in Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody or Pitt Meadows, and reaching the age of 19 years, who shows an interest in extending his/her education, whether to finish high school, attend business or vocational school, college or university, and where other funds available are inadequate, is eligible to apply. The highest marks, although considered, will not be the only determining factor in the awarding of the bursary.

Merv Davis Bursary Application

The Natural Child Bursary

The Natural Child Bursary was founded in 1991 by Region ‘K’ for the birth or adopted child of a BCFFPA foster parent member in B.C. who has completed Grade 12 and wishes to continue his/her education.

Natural Child Bursary Application

The William Curtis Memorial Fund Bursary

The William Curtis Memorial Fund, which is awarded annually, has been established for youth currently and formerly in care who wish to continue their education.

William Curtis Bursary Application

For more information, call the Foster Parents BC office at 1-800-663-9999 or contact us online

Other Bursaries and Scholarships: