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.  One of the handy resources is AgedOut, which has information about planning for your education, finding housing, getting id and other practical matters.