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2022 BC Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships - Adults and Girls



Each year BC Girl Guides’ scholarship program recognizes our members' many achievements by supporting their educational goals and diverse career paths. Scholarships are open to adult members who are pursuing post-secondary education at a recognized college, university, or trades program.

BC Council seeks to support members in their educational endeavours, no matter the career. Guiding involvement and participation are important criteria in the awarding of BC Girl Guides Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships.

If you have additional questions please email bc-scholarships@girlguides.ca.

General requirements for adults and girls

  • Applicants must be currently registered in Girl Guides of Canada – BC.
  • Scholarships are conditional on acceptance or continuation in an educational program.
  • Recipients are expected to continue their involvement in Guiding in whatever way possible.

Note: Applications will only be considered if the applicant meets the stated criteria for the specific bursary, grant or scholarship. Only one application form needs to be completed for the BC Council Bursary, Book of Honour Bursary, BC Vocational, Trade or Technical Scholarship, Elaine Killam Scholarship, Eve Pound Scholarship and Margery Dumfries Scholarship. For more information, please see the specific criteria for each bursary, grant or scholarship.

Helpful hints when filing out an application

  • Give yourself plenty of time to complete the application and ensure all sections are complete. If any section does not apply to you please explain why.
  • Provide specific examples and ensure that you are providing a brief explanation of activities or acronyms that the Selections Committee may not be familiar with. We are only able to evaluate your application on the information you provide.
  • For the Eve Pound or Margery Dumfries Scholarship, please attach a PDF version of your unofficial BC Ministry of Education Transcript of Grade 11 and 12 courses completed to date. Please see the Ministry of Education website to access your unofficial transcript.
  • Be creative and ensure you are letting your personality shine through in your application.

Deadline for all applications is Tuesday May 31 , 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Bursaries and grants for adults

Aliza, Chaim and Tova Kornfeld Scholarship

1 at $400

This scholarship is to assist adult (ages 19 or older in the year of application) Guiding members entering or currently enrolled in a professional post graduate school in Canada.

BC Trefoil Guilds' Education Grant

2 at $1000

This grant is for a Guiding member (age 19-30 years within the year of application) who is seeking funding to further their education at any educational or career institution either public or private.

Leslee Jean Arnet Adult Bursary

1 at $500

This bursary is to assist a Guiding member (age 19–45 within the year of application) who is a single parent with dependent children.

Ming Berka Scholarship (NEW in 2022)

1 at $1000

This bursary is to assist an adult Guiding member with at least three years of experience as a Guider, who is passionate about promoting music within Guiding.

Pat Drugge Adult Bursary

2 at $1000

This bursary is to assist a Guiding member (age 25 years or older within the year of application) who has a need for financial assistance to further and/or upgrade her education or job skills.

Bursaries and scholarships for girls

Please note: There is one unified online application form for all the girl bursaries and scholarships. For the Eve Pound or Margery Dumfries Scholarship, please upload a PDF version of your unofficial BC Ministry of Education Transcript of Grade 11 and 12 courses, completed to date. Please see the Ministry of Education website to access your unofficial transcript.

BC Council Bursary

10 at $850

This bursary is for registered Guiding members completing grade 12 who are planning to attend a public or private post-secondary institution (all fields of study are eligible), and who have shown a commitment to service in her school and community.

BC Vocational, Trade and Technical Scholarship

2 at $1000

This scholarship is for those enrolling in a vocational, trade and/or technical institution. This scholarship is conditional upon acceptance at an institution in Canada, of the recipient’s choice.

Book of Honour Bursary

1 at $2000

This bursary is for registered Guiding members completing grade 12 who are planning to attend a public or private post-secondary institution (all fields of study are eligible), and who have shown a commitment to service in her school and community.

Elaine Killam Scholarship

2 at $1250

This scholarship is for those enrolling in a degree program at a Canadian university, college, or institution. Preference will be given to those demonstrating strong leadership abilities. This scholarship is conditional upon acceptance at a degree-granting college or institution in Canada, of the recipient’s choice.

Eve Pound Scholarship

1 at $500

This scholarship is for a registered BC Guiding member completing grade 12 who is planning to enroll in a course at a recognized degree-granting college or university in Canada (all fields of study are eligible), has shown academic excellence, and who has shown a commitment to service in her school and community.

Margery Dumfries Scholarship

1 at $500

This scholarship is for a registered Guiding member completing grade 12 who is planning to enroll in a course at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada, has shown academic excellence, and who has shown a commitment to service in her school and community. Preference will be given to applicants showing a background, interest and/or prospective career in the sciences, engineering or agriculture.

Contact the Bursary, Grant and Scholarship Coordinator email at  bc-scholarships@girlguides.ca, if you have any questions.

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