CFUW SSI awards a bursary each year to a grade 12 female high school student at the Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) on Salt Spring Island.  The club also awards one $3,000 “Second Chance” bursary to an adult woman who wishes to return to school to improve her life.  Preference will be given to a woman who has a dependent child or children.

Criteria for awarding CFUW SSI Secondary School Bursary recipient:

  • An award of $1,000.  shall be made to a female student at the Gulf Island Secondary School (GISS) on Salt Spring Island;
  • Applicant must be female;
  • Student  must be accepted in a degree granting program in Canada or elsewhere;
  • Student must exhibit strength in academic subjects;
  • Student should demonstrate financial need;
  • Skill in more than one language is an asset;
  • The CFUW SSI Scholarship Committee accepts the recommendation of the GISS Scholarship Committee in the selection of the student; and
  • Monies will not be paid to a student until her enrolment at a post-secondary institution has been confirmed.  A copy of the student’s payment of fees form sent to the Club Treasurer will serve as confirmation.

More scholarship information is available on the GISS School District database.  Choose the “Academics” focus area.

Criteria for awarding “Second Chance” Bursary(s):

The CFUW SSI Club believes in assisting women to help better themselves through continuing their education.  We have created one $3000 bursary  for a mature woman who wishes to return to school to improve her life. Preference will be given to a woman who has a dependent child or children.

  • Applicants shall provide the following with their application: a personal statement which includes their educational goals and plans, a resume including educational history, current occupation, two signed letters of reference, and a copy of letter of acceptance from the accredited educational institution.
  • Applicants must be a resident of the Southern Gulf Islands (meaning: Salt Spring Island, Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Saturna Island and North and South Pender Islands)
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicants must have been out of secondary school for at least one year, excepting that the 
applicant may currently be in the process of completing her secondary school education 
after having been out of a secondary school for at least one year
  • Applicants must be accepted by an accredited institution (e.g. Community College, 
Vocational Institute, University, etc.)
  • The availability of the bursary will be advertised through local media.
  • Applications are to be directed to the Scholarship Committee of CFUW Salt Spring Island 
who will present their recommendations at a meeting of the executive of the Club for 
  • The deadline for applications will be March 31 in each calendar year.
  • Funds will be paid to the recipient upon written confirmation of her registration in the accredited institution (the confirmation to come from the institution)
  • Once an award has been determined the recipient must be in a position to claim that award by the end of the calendar year in which the award is made.
  • A recipient of an award may apply for the bursary in subsequent years if able to demonstrate continued financial need and satisfactory scholastic achievement.

Second Chance Bursary Application Form 2018

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