Scholarships and Bursaries

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Financial circumstances shouldn’t be a barrier to post-secondary education. That’s why SCF donors have created a range of scholarships and bursaries to help students with financial need achieve their post-secondary goals.

SCF Student Awards help reduce the amount of debt students must take on, whether they’re just getting started or are halfway through their program.

Scholarships and bursaries may apply to any field of study, including an academic discipline (such as the arts or sciences), a professional program (such as law or medicine), a trade (such as plumbing or carpentry), or a skill (such as certified first aid and truck driver training courses). Normally, a student is not expected to do specific work for the payer in exchange for a scholarship or bursary.

Useful Definitions


A scholarship is a grant or payment made to support a student’s education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement. Academic transcripts are usually requested. Extracurricular activities such as athletics and community work may be also considered.


A bursary is typically an award for a student with financial need. Bursaries may have academic requirements but are generally focused on helping students who do not have the resources to pay for school on their own. Applications for bursaries will ask for an explanation of financial need. Extracurricular activities such as athletics and community work may also be considered to receive a bursary.


A personal qualification or proficiency is considered an eligibility requirement (e.g. Particular skills and achievements are recognized, such as scholar-athletes, musicians, etc.).

* A scholarship, bursary or award may contain components of all three: academic achievement, financial need and personal qualifications. To make selection easy, the weighting of each component should be pre-defined. Given the nature of a community foundation, criteria often include a component of volunteerism, leadership, civic engagement, etc.

Salmon Arm Students

Established through several of our endowment funds are scholarships and bursaries exclusive to students whom are from Salmon Arm and are attending the Okanagan College – Salmon Arm Campus, University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus and Thompson River University or graduating from School District 83.

Contact your local school student advisor for applications to any of these grants!

Students Graduating School District 83

  • Brad Jackson Scholarship
  • Centennial Reunion Scholarship
  • David John Stratton Memorial Bursary
  • Dorothy Longdo Endowment
  • Frank and Rita Smuin Memorial Bursary
  • Morris Bursary Fund for Excellence in Mathematics
  • Nayaki/Greer Family Endowment Fund
  • North Okanagan -Shuswap School District Endowment
  • Salmon Arm Kinsmen and Kinette Scholarship
  • Salmon Arm Secondary Athletic Endowment
  • Shane Gorner Memorial Endowment
  • Shuswap Volunteer Fireman’s Association – Cody Davies Memorial Bursary
  • Steve Heal Memorial Scholarship
  • Tom Brush Memorial Scholarship
  • Walter Ellaschuk Memorial Bursary

Attending Okanagan College – Salmon Arm Campus

  • Salmon Arm College Scholarship Trust Fund
  • Al Neale Bursary
  • Nick and Marilyn Brown Family Fund
  • Thomas Idzan Memorial Bursary
  • Eve and Christopher Wright Scholarship
  • George and Nancy Clark Memorial Bursary
  • Len O’Neill Memorial Award
  • Vicki Hitchen Memorial Award

Attending Thompson River University

  • Janet Pattinson Shuswap Naturalist Club Bursary

Attending UBC – Okanagan Campus

  • Henderson Award in International Development
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