You can set someone on the path to success by creating a scholarship or bursary.

Scholarships and other educational awards can set someone on the path to achieving bigger and better things. Education helps people to improve their lives and helps our society be more healthy, vibrant, and livable.

Start an Educational Award with Us

Use your fund at Vancouver Foundation to create a scholarship or bursary. These educational awards are a great way to support student success while reflecting your hopes and life experiences.

With your scholarship through the Vancouver Foundation, we ensure your donation is soundly invested and your wishes carried out over the long term. You can increase your impact by supporting multiple awards at different institutions.

How Setting Up an Award Works

We want your scholarship to run as smoothly as possible. That’s why we’ll place your educational award with a team experienced in award management. This is your Award Administrator, and is usually a school district, college, or university.
The Award Administrator will take care of:

  • Conducting a fair selection process
  • Promoting the award
  • Accepting applications
  • Selecting recipients

You role is to decide:

  • Who and what kinds of achievements you want to support
  • Your fund’s value (minimum $10,000)
  • Your scholarship’s value
  • If you want to be involved in selecting recipients and presenting the award

Vancouver Foundation will look after:

  • Monitoring your fund
  • Update award details
  • Finding opportunities to maximize the award’s impact

Start an Educational Award

We’re here to help you build a legacy that will create positive and lasting impacts in our communities.

For more information about starting an educational award through Vancouver Foundation, please contact:

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Cheryl Tam

Manager, Donor Services

Students

If you are a student looking for information on receiving a scholarship or educational award that Vancouver Foundation operates, please click here.