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Bursaries and Scholarships

There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available for post secondary students who have spent time in care; young people whose families have been involved with Child, Youth and Family Services; and biological children or adopted children of foster parents.

Please see information below and follow the links to obain applications and confirm application criteria and deadlines.

Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund

2018 is the second year for this scholarship, which is awarded to select Canadian youth with any government care experience starting their first post-secondary program. Criteria for this scholarship includes demonstrating community leadership (rather than a purely academic focus) and will award 150 young people through 14 national partner organizations. This includes all types of care or youth custody, not just those in continuous custody. 

The application details:

  • open to anyone who experienced 12 cumulative months in government care, including foster care and youth custody centres
  • Students are guaranteed renewed funding for the length of their 2-4 year program totalling up to $10,000
  • Students must be starting their first 2-4 year undergraduate program inSeptember, 2018
  • Funds will be transferred directly to the school 
  • Students may use funding in conjunction with any other scholarship or funding source, including other Children's Aid Foundation of Canada scholarships
  • Students are guaranteed Rogers retail, call-centre and/or internship job interviews if they apply to any of those postings during their program and upon graduation
  • Enrolment and community leadership, not grades, are a criterion for recipient selection 

For more information, including the online application, please visit


Ken Dryden Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to select young people, currently or formerly in the care of the Canadian child welfare system, who demonstrate great achievement and promise. Each scholarship covers up to $3,000 or 80% of the cost of tuition and fees, whichever is less, and is renewable annually. The deadline for applications is the first Friday of March for the academic year starting that September. Please refer to the Youth In Care Canada's website for more information.

The Richard and Lorraine Hynes Memorial Award

This award was established through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. John and Susan Hynes. Valued at $3,000, it will be awarded to a full-time student who has been in foster care at some point throughout their life in Newfoundland and Labrador, but has not received financial support from Children, Seniors and Social Developement  beyond their secondary education. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Preference will be given to students entering their first year at Memorial University of Newfoundland, but all undergraduate students are eligible. The award may be held for more than one year. An application is required which is available at the Scholarships and Awards Office website at The awared will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of an application.

StorWell Bursary

StorWell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of children in care to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. The award is non-renewable but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year.

Applicants must have been a child in care with an official Canadian or American foster care program and agrees to have the organization verify the same. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution and be a Canadian or American Citizen or Permanent Resident. The bursary application can be accessed at

VOCM Cares/NLFFA Bursary

This bursary is awarded annually to the biological or adopted child of a foster parent residing in Newfoundland and Labrador, in the amount of $500. Please click here for more information and the application form.