Financial Assistance

Find information on grants, scholarships, and bursaries.

For high school students, the best place to start looking for scholarships is often the guidance counselors at your school. Many schools will keep lists or information on local scholarships and bursaries

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (Service Canada)

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person. It is available to registered apprentices in a Red Seal trade once they have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent). There is also a Apprenticeship Completion Grant available once you have finished.
Learn more about Apprenticeship Incentive Grants.

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

551 Chatham Street, Victoria BC (get directions to the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres)
Provides eligible First Nations students with funding to access education opportunities at the post-secondary level, including university and college entrance preparation programs.
Learn more about the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.

Canada Learning Bond & RESP

Start your child’s education savings with money from the government of Canada. The Canada Learning Bond is a grant of up to $2,000 deposited into the RESP of an eligible child.  Children born January 1, 2004 and after are eligible.  Some other eligibility requirements apply.
Learn more about the Canada Learning Bond.

Guide to Canadian Scholarships
Learn about scholarships available for university or college. This book is available at Surrey Libraries and covers a wide range of scholarship options.

You can apply for student loans through Student Aid BC, but they also have information on a number of grants, and scholarships.

Youth Futures Educational Fund
Provides financial assistance to help with basic living expenses for youth who have aged out of the foster care system and are attending any public post-secondary institution in BC on a tuition waiver. You can find more information on the provincial tuition waiver program and the related Youth Educational Assistance Fund on the StudentAidBC website listed above.


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