ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Fall 2017 semester (September to December 2017). Fall 2017 Bursary applications are now available.
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 Fall 2017 semester (September to December 2017) 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 Fall 2017 bursary application is available HERE
• Bursary applications are due November 2, 2017. Fall 2017 transcripts are due January 11, 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