Former Children in Care

The Youth Education Assistance Fund (YEAF) is intended to help young adults, formerly under the care of the provincial government or an Aboriginal agency, pursue post-secondary education or training. At this time, the grant is renewable for up to four years, based on your program. The YEAF grant is non-repayable, and the maximum yearly amount is $5,500.

Scholarships, Bursaries, Tuition Waivers & Awards

A Guide to: Scholarships, Bursaries, Tuition Waivers & Awards provides a list of financial supports available to children in and from government care in British Columbia attending BC public post-secondary institutions.

Credit: Don Erhardt, Native Indian Teacher Education Program, University of British Columbia

There are also resources on post-secondary funding opportunities for former children in care on the websites of the Adoptive Families Association of BC and the Foster Parent Support Services Society.