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The Jericho Hill Legacy Trust currently provides funding for scholarships and bursary. The goal of these scholarships and bursary is to reduce barriers to post-secondary education for Deaf and visually impaired students. The funding for these scholarships and bursary comes from the Trust fund itself and is separate from the Individual Compensation Fund. The JHLT does not run any of these scholarships directly. There are outside selection committees who receive and review the scholarship applications. Three of the scholarships are for high school students in BC:

Class Action Scholarship:

  • Class Action
  • BCSD
  • Visually Impaired
  • Mainstreaming
  • BC Deaf Community
  • Seniors Bursary
  • VCC Awards

The fourth scholarship is for Class Action Members only. It is called the BCDST-CA Scholarship. This scholarship is available for Class Members who are planning to take a College or University program that is between 2 and 4 years long. Class Members do not need to live in BC to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is available to more than one successful applicant each year. If two (or more) people apply each year and meet the scholarship requirements, then two (or more) BCDST-CA scholarships will be awarded each year.

The maximum total amount available is $25,000 for a 4-year full-time program. The total amount of the scholarship depends on how long the College or University program is if taken full time (any length between 2 years and 4 years). The maximum amount each year is up to $6,250. The actual amount depends on the cost of tuition and some book and transportation costs.

For example, if a Class Member is registered for a 3-year college program, they could get up to a maximum of $18,750 split over three years. If the same student is studying part time and will complete a 3-year college program over 6 years, they could get up to a maximum of $18,750 split over six years.

The scholarship money is not to pay the cost of interpreters. Paying for interpreters is the responsibility of the college or university where you will be studying. The scholarship money is for paying tuition and some book and transportation costs.

The BCDST-CA scholarship was established in October 2006. The first successful applicant for the scholarship is Linda Ryall (nee Heavenor) of Oshawa, Ontario (formerly of Powell River, BC). Linda is taking a 2-year American Sign Language and Literacy Instructor Program at George Brown College in Toronto. Congratulations Linda.

If you would like an application form mailed to you, or if you can’t find the answers to your questions, please:

Send this form to:
BC Deaf Scholarship Trust
PO Box 50051
South Slope RPO
Burnaby BC
V5J 5G3

Ask the question(s) to:
Scholarship Administrator - Contact Form

This is a $2,000 scholarship. It is called the BCDST-BCSD Scholarship. It is awarded every year to a student of the BC Provincial School for the Deaf either graduating from grade 12 with a Dogwood Certificate, or receiving a BC School Completion Certificate. The student must have a minimum of a C+ average and show leadership and community service. The BC Provincial School for the Deaf runs this scholarship.

This scholarship was first offered in June 2006. Ravi Coughlan, past Chair of the BCDST Board of Trustees, presented the scholarship to the successful applicant at his graduation ceremony.

For further information about the BCDST-BCSD Scholarship and how to apply contact the Vice Principal of the BC Provincial School for the Deaf (Secondary):
TEL/TTY: (604) 664-8560
FAX: (604) 664-8561
BC Provincal School for the Deaf

This is a $2,000 scholarship. It is called the BCDST-VI Scholarship. It is awarded every year to a student with a visual impairment either graduating from grade 12 with a Dogwood Certificate, or receiving a BC School Completion Certificate. The student must have a minimum of a C+ average and show leadership and community service. The Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) runs this scholarship.

The first student to receive this scholarship was Matthew Tucker of Abbotsford, BC. Matthew is 18 years old. He graduated from W. J. Mouat Secondary School, Abbotsford, in June 2007 with an excellent academic honours record. Mathew has been accepted into the Bachelor of Arts program at Trinity Western University, Langley, starting in September 2007. His long-term goal is to pursue a Masters in Psychology. In spite of many challenges that he has had to face, Matthew has excelled in many leadership roles and community activities in school, church and in his municipality of Abbotsford, B.C. Congratulations Mathew.

For further information and application forms for the BCDST-VI Scholarship contact the Manager of the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired:
Tel (604) 269-2205
Fax (604) 261-0778
www.prcvi.org

This is a $2,000 scholarship. It is called the BCDST-Mainstream Scholarship. It will be awarded every year to a Deaf mainstreamed student in BC who communicates primarily by signing. This student must be either graduating from grade 12 with a Dogwood Certificate, or receiving a BC School Completion Certificate. The student must have a minimum of a C+ average and show leadership and community service. The BC Provincial Outreach Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students runs this scholarship. The BCDST-Mainstream Scholarship is available for students completing high school as of June 2008.

For further information about the BCDST-Mainstream Scholarship and how to apply contact the Administrator of the BC Provincial Outreach Program:
TEL: 604-296-9062
TTY: 604-664-8304
FAX: 604-296-9063
http://www.popdhh.ca


BC Deaf Community Scholarships

10 Scholarships Available for Members of the BC Deaf Community and BCDST (formerly JHLT) Class Action Members

BC Deaf Scholarship Trust is offering a limited number of BC Deaf Community Scholarships. These Scholarships are designed to recognize the unique educational and learning needs of the British Columbia Deaf Community, including BCDST Class Action Members.

Up to $4,000 is available if you have been accepted in a College or University Program that is less than 2 years in length. BCDST Class Action Members can access up to $6,000. The actual amount depends on the cost of the program.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the BC Deaf Community Scholarship you must:

  • Be a member of the BC Deaf Community, or a BCDST Class Action Member; and
  • Have proof of your acceptance into a College or University Program that is less than 2 years in length.

How to Apply:

Fill out a BC Deaf Community Scholarship Application Form, including a short Goal Statement. Mail your completed Application Form and Proof of Acceptance to:

Send this form to:
BC Deaf Scholarship Trust
PO Box 50051
South Slope RPO
Burnaby BC
V5J 5G3

Scholarship Administrator - Contact Form

Selection:

Selection of scholarship recipients is made by a committee established by the BC Deaf Scholarship Trust. No Class Members or current BCDST Trustees are on this selection committee.

Recipients will be selected based on the eligibility criteria and the submitted Goal Statements.

Recipients:

BCDST — BC Deaf Community Scholarship Recipients will be acknowledged (with their permission) on the www.bcdst.ca website.

For More Information:

For more information, or to request an Application Form, contact:
Scholarship Administrator

  • Senior Bursary Vlog (in construction)

BC Deaf Scholarship Trust Seniors Bursary for Continuing Education

  • Want to learn a new hobby? (e.g. sewing, web design, photography, cooking, art, woodworking)
  • Enjoy learning something new!
  • There are 10 Bursaries available for members of the BC Deaf Community and BCDST Class Action Members who are 55 years old and older.
  • Up to $1,000 for the cost of the course, books, supplies, and interpreters.
  • Click on Seniors Bursary for the application form.

Fill out a Senior Bursary Application Form, including a short Goal Statement. Mail your completed Application Form to:

Send this form to:
BC Deaf Scholarship Trust
PO Box 50051
South Slope RPO
Burnaby BC
V5J 5G3

  • Jericho Hill Legacy Trust Leanne Rumbley VCC Award
  • Jericho Hill Legacy Trust Cindy Kohlman VCC Award

The Jericho Hill Legacy Trust Leanne Rumley Award

  • This award was created by the Jericho Hill Legacy Trust to honour Leanne Rumley. The chief objective of the Trust is to provide scholarships, bursaries and awards to members of the BC Deaf and visually impaired communities to advance their education, employment, or economic self-sufficiency. The Jericho Hill Legacy Trust Leanne Rumley Award is awarded annually to a student in the Vancouver Community College, Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults who shows enthusiasm, fully participates, and demonstrates leadership skills within the program /classroom.

VCC Student Winners:

Cindy Kohlam Awards
  • 2010 Laetitia Mfamobani
  • 2011 Cathy Butler
  • 2012 May Chang
Leanne Rumbley Awards
  • 2010 Dao Luong
  • 2011 Patrick Caldicott
  • 2012 Tuyen Tran

For More Information, contact:

Scholarship Administrator - Contact Form

 

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