ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Winter 2018 semester (January to April 2018). Applications will be available mid-January.
During the summer of 2014, the Early Childhood Educators of BC received funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to establish a bursary fund for students enrolled in early childhood educational programs. To respond to identified needs, priority will be given to:
• Aboriginal students,
• Students attending early childhood educational programs with an Aboriginal focus,
• Students working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation, and
• Students working to achieve a special needs educator designation.
All students registered for ECE courses during the Winter 2018 semester (January to April) at an approved training institution are encouraged to apply. Students will be able to apply for up to $300 per course, to a maximum of $1,500 per semester.
Eligible applicants must be enrolled at an approved educational institution in an ECE program, with priority given to Aboriginal students, or students enrolled in ECE programs with an Aboriginal focus, or working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation, or working to achieve a special needs educator designation.
To determine if the post-secondary institution you are or will be attending is an approved educational institution, please view the Ministry of Children and Family Development's list at:
• The Summer 2018 Bursary application will be available here in late May.
Please note Winter 2018 bursary applications are due at the ECEBC Provincial Office
by no later than 5:00pm, May 17, 2018.
• Click HERE for ECEBC's student bursary policy
ECEBC hosted a webinar showcasing our popular ECE Student Bursary program via webinar.
Heather Hazel, Office Assistant and administrator of the bursary program, highlighted the tenets of the semester-based bursary program, walked attendees through the application process and answered callers questions.
This webinar is useful for ECE students, potential ECE students, program administrators, and instructors to learn how to apply for the student bursary program and can be watched HERE