TCF Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $45,000
Awards Available: 20
Award Deadline: Feb 7, 2024

BC students who have lived in Canada for at least seven years and have experienced adversity in their lives are eligible to apply. They may not have top grades through high school but must be capable of succeeding at the post-secondary level.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a TCF Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a current resident of BC
  • Have lived in Canada for at least 7 years
  • Be in Grade 12 or a recent secondary school graduate
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Have faced adversity
  • Plan to be a full-time student
  • Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care)
  • Use funding for a post-secondary institution or college
  • Be endorsed by their school principal

Application Criteria

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, student applications will be adjudicated by a selection committee that will consider the student’s proven resilience in the face of adversity, positive work ethic, academic suitability, contributions to community, the clarity of educational goals, focused commitment, fit with the organization, and the support of references.

Scholarship Summary

We reimburse up to $45,000 for books/tuition for an undergraduate degree or equivalent, provided the student makes appropriate academic progress in keeping with the scholarship guidelines.

We only fund undergraduate programs or equivalent. Transportation and living costs are not eligible. Students receiving scholarship funding greater than $2,500 per semester from another agency will result in a reduction in our payment.

The maximum duration for funding is five (5) consecutive years from the start of the first semester. Students must take a minimum of four (4) courses per semester, unless pre-approved. Students must pass a minimum of three (3) courses per semester. Failed/withdrawn course costs are deducted from the scholarship.

Further details will be provided to successful candidates upon acceptance into the scholarship program.

Application Process

Applications are due February 7th of each year for post-secondary enrolment beginning in September of that year.

All applicants must be endorsed by their secondary school. The principal’s nomination letter must be included with the application.

Each BC secondary school may only nominate one application unless prior permission is received. Applications must be completed online.

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