Second Chance Bursary

Second Chance Bursary

The CFUW Salt Spring Island Club believes in assisting women to help better themselves through continuing their education.

An award of $3,000.00 shall be made to an adult woman returning to school for post secondary studies or training leading toward credentials recognized by a profession or trade. Preference will be given to a woman who is supporting a dependent child or children. If no applicant is considered eligible and/or suitable in any given year then no award shall be made for that year.

The following criteria are to be used in the selection of an adult woman returning to school:

  • 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

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