Youth Financial Supports

Foster Family Coalition of the NWT Scholarship Fund

 

In July 2011, the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT launched its Scholarship Fund.  It was started by generous donations from BHP Billiton and the Yellowknife Foster Family Association. Each year there will be two $500 scholarships available to NWT residents that grew up in foster care who are furthering their education. The fund is being administered by the Yellowknife Community Foundation.

For more information go to http://www.ykcf.ca/funding/#

 

Stay in School Awards - Graduation Awards - Tutoring

The FFCNWT has $14,500 to give away so we are now accepting applications! Click the application links below for deadlines.

 

The Stay in School Program came about through a financial donation by the Scotia Capital Fund to the Children’s Aid Foundation in Toronto. It was designed to support at risk, disadvantaged children and youth achieve academic success and recognize their current efforts and achievements. The program provides financial rewards to at risk children and youth from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  Click on the guidelines below for more information. 

 

Applicants can request the award to recognize perseverance and tenacity in school, or to help young people get the most out of their education by helping to cover the cost of one-on-one tutoring.  You can find both of these applications at the bottom of this page. 

 

Since 2005 the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT has been distributing funds across the territory from the Children’s Aid Foundation influencing the lives of many children and youth.

 

Permanent Ward Scholarships

The Children's Aid Foundation also has scholarships and bursaries available for youth who are permanent wards. They are not distributed through the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT but are available on the Children's Aid Foundation website.

 

Who is eligible: Current or former permanent wards who started their school program before turning 26 and who are attending a recognized post-secondary program full-time for at least 2 semesters within an academic year.

Continued funding up to age 30.

 

Amount:  $2,500 - $5,000

 

How to apply: Scholarship applications are accepted once a year, with the deadline in late February.  Please visit the Children’s Aid Foundation’s scholarships web page (www.cafdn.org/scholarship) and complete an online application form.

 

What is funded: Students attending a recognized post-secondary program full-time for at least 2 semesters within an academic year.

What is NOT funded: 

Part-time programs.

Programs not offered through a recognized post-secondary institution.

Students 30 years or older.

Post Secondary Graduation Award

Who is eligible:  If you have completed a post-secondary program for which you received scholarship or bursary support from the Children's Aid Foundation, you may be eligible for a Graduation Award.

 

Amount: $500 for every year it takes a full time student to complete their program.

 

How to apply: Application is filled out online at https://www.cafdn.org/for-youth/graduation-awards/

Due: June 29th 2019

Permanent Ward Bursaries 

Who is eligible: Current or former permanent wards who started their program before turning 26 and who are attending a recognized post-secondary program. Continued funding up to age 30.

 

Amount: $1000 per semester for full-time students;  $200 per course per semester for part-time students.

 

How to apply: Bursary applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. 

Please visit the Children’s Aid Foundation’s bursaries webpage (http://www.cafdn.org/bursaries/)

 

What is funded: Students attending a recognized post-secondary program full-time or part-time.

 

What is NOT funded:

Programs not offered through a recognized post-secondary institution.

Students 30 years or older.

In Partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation, the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT is proud to offer a Health and Well-Being Fund. This fund is to assist and aid families with the financial costs of various health needs of children and youth that are involved with social services. The fund’s purpose is to fill the financial gaps of health needs not covered by Healthcare, and it is to be used solely for the child or youth’s health expenses.

 

Expenses: Expense amount for eligible child/youth is based on needs and funding available.

 

How to apply: Applications are submitted on an ongoing basis. 

The child or youth has been referred by a social worker to this fund to confirm involvement with social services. There must be a clear indication of how the child/youth/family will benefit from the grant.

To apply, click on the link below.

 

Health & Well Being Fund Application

 

Who is eligible: Children and youth involved with social services: At risk in the community, in temporary care, in kinship care, in permanent care, or former youth in care. Youth and children that have no other sources of funding (including government funding) available to support this specific request.

Ages to apply: Under the age of 26 years of age at the time of the request.

Funding is available to children and youth for any of the following:

• Prescriptions

• Travel to/from Medical Appointments

• Vision Care

• Sleeping Devices

• Medical Therapy/Services: Physiotherapy, Chiropractic’s, Dermatology

• Medical Supplies: Asthma Inhalers, Hearing Aids, Epipens, Prescriptions

• Dental & Orthodontia: Corrections and Surgeries

• Medical Equipment

2019 FFCNWT

 

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