This is a listing of resources for French Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.
CPF - BC & Yukon Award
"For the past nineteen years, CPF BC & Yukon has been proud to offer a financial
award to one or two students completing their post-secondary education
studies and planning to teach French as a second language (immersion,
intensive or core) in BC or Yukon. The awards are valued at $2,000 each and
up to two awards are granted per year.
This year’s deadline is May 15, 2012. If you or a CPF BC & Yukon member you
and to download the application form."
CPF - Local Chapters
The following CPF-BC chapters have scholarships or bursaries available. For more information, contact your local CPF chapter.
- Campbell River
- Cowichan Valley
- Dawson Creek
- Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
- New Wesminster
- North Vancouver
- Okanagan Skaha
- Port Alberni
- Prince George
- Prince Rupert
- Tri Cities
- West Vancouver
- Williams Lake
Federal Official-Languages Programs
A number of official-languages programs are available to residents of British Columbia. These programs are funded by the Government of Canada and administered by the B.C. Ministry of Education.
The Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne (AUFC) is offering 25 merit scholarships of $5000 to students currently enrolled in a French language immersion school who plan on pursuing university studies in French in 2012-2013 at a participating AUFC member university. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.aufc.ca/bourse.html
Explore is a five-week intensive language-learning course. Students can take the course in the spring or summer. Participants in Explore receive a $2,000 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation. The educational institution receives the bursary directly.
To be eligible to apply, students must:
* be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (those studying in Canada on student visas are not eligible); and
* be at least in Grade 11 (secondary 5 in Quebec) during the preceding school year or be at the postsecondary level by the time your Explore course begins; and
* have been a full-time student for at least one term during the current school year.
More information and application forms can be found at: http://www.myexplore.ca/
Official-Languages Study Fellowship
A one-time fellowship to encourage students to enter a full-time postsecondary program offered in French at a francophone or bilingual institution for a period of one academic year. Deadline: N/A (first come, first served). Application forms available online at: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/frenchprograms/offlang.htm
Bursary for French Teachers in Training
A bursary to encourage students to register in a one-year full-time programme, offered in French, by the Faculty of Education of a BC post-secondary institution, where the objective is to train prospective teachers specializing in French as a first language (francophone) or French as a second language (French immersion). Application form available at: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/frenchprograms/teacher_train.pdf
Odyssey is a full-time work experience that provides you the opportunity to travel Canada, make a difference in the lives of others, and share your culture. Odyssey gives you the opportunity to lead language activities — in English — in an elementary, secondary, or postsecondary classroom to support the teacher. From the beginning of September through to May 31, you will work 25 hours a week helping young people who want to learn English and discover anglophone Canadian culture.You will receive a taxable salary of $18,500 (approximately $20 per hour) for the nine months of your Odyssey work term.
You are eligible to participate in this program you meet the following criteria:
* English must be your first (dominant) language. You must be proficient in both oral and written English.
* You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Those studying in Canada on student visas are not eligible.
* You must have completed (within the last 10 years) at least one year of postsecondary studies by June of the coming year or, in Quebec, have at least your diploma of college studies (D.C.S.) or have completed one year of university.
For more information, visit: http://www.myodyssey.ca/
British Columbia/Quebec Six-Month Bilingual Exchange Program
A reciprocal exchange program available for a limited number of Grade 10-11 French Immersion and Francophone Program (formerly Programme cadre de français) students. Quebec students live with BC families for three months and attend BC high schools. Later in the school year, BC students live with Quebec families for three months and attend Quebec high schools. Apply through participating schools.
French Teachers' Bursary Program
Bursaries to assist Core French, Immersion or Francophone Program teachers to attend credit and non-credit courses to improve their French academic and linguistic qualifications. The bursary covers tuition, transportation and living expenses for immersion courses and tuition for courses taken for credit only to a maximum amount for both. Deadline: N/A (first come, first served) Visit: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/frenchprograms/offlang.htm
Destination Clic is a three-week intensive language course and cultural exchange for francophone high school students. Students live on campus and have classes and themed activities every day. Destination Clic covers the cost of the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation, as well as part of the travel costs. For more information, visit: http://www.destinationclic.ca/
Can Learn www.canlearn.ca
Post-Secondary The CanLearn site was developed by the Department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments and Canadian learning and career development organizations. CanLearn is the only online post-secondary education resource that provides Canadians with the information and services they need to decide what and where to study and how to cover the costs.
Embassy of France in Canada www.ambafrance-ca.org
Masters, Doctorate Information on Masters and doctorate level scholarships and fellowships for studying in France.
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund www.aucc.ca
University Study in a Second Official Language Award Program. This program encourages young Canadians, who wish to improve their proficiency in their second official language, to pursue studies on a full-time basis at a university that functions in the other official language and in a millieu which that language predominates. Candidates must be enrolled in a second or third year of their first undergraduate university program.
University of Ottawa www.uottawa.ca
Undergraduate Immersion Program. Undergraduate scholarship for French Immersion students.
Youth Canada www.youth.gc.ca
Look under "Money" and then under "Scholarships and Bursaries".
There are listings for each province.
SCHOLARSHIPS CANADA www.scholarshipscanada.com
Search through their database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You’ll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.
Provides students with quick and easy access to information on educational scholarships, bursaries, grants, fellowships and other forms of financial assistance.
@nime ta francophonie! www.francophoniedesameriques.com/anime
The contest @nime ta francophonie is open to all teachers and educators who are interested in starting up an educational project in their classroom in order to help students discover Francophonie in the Americas. There are twelve $3,000 bursaries to be won!