How Funds May Be Spent
How to Apply
The CGA-BC Educational Foundation provides bursaries to help CGA students in need of financial assistance due to extraordinary social or economic circumstances. A bursary applicant must be a current student and have successfully completed two academic courses with CGA-BC (excluding transfer credits, Public Speaking, Business Cases and Challenge exams). In addition to financial need, the Foundation also takes marks and other circumstances, such as community involvement, into consideration when awarding bursaries.
In addition to the bursaries funded by the Foundation, there are five named bursaries.
The J. Alfred Marsh Bursary was established in 1996 to honour the legacy of Mr. Marsh. The $500 bursary is awarded each academic year.
Vancouver CGA Computer User Group Bursary was established in 1999. The $1,500 annual bursary is awarded to a deserving student who can show financial need and has exhibited community service. Applicants in need of computer equipment will be given preference.
Elite Woo Memorial Bursary was established in 2003 by Ronald K. Woo, CGA, in memory of his mother. The $1,000 annual bursary is awarded to a CGA student who is, or is supported by, a single parent.
Loren, Nancke & Company Bursary was established in October 2005. The $1,000 annual bursary is awarded to a CGA student who is a single parent and employed in public practice.
Fred and Liliana Young Bursary was established in August 2007. The $500 bursary is awarded annually with preference given to a CGA student who is a recent immigrant to Canada.
How the Funds May Be Spent
Funds awarded by the Foundation may be used to:
- pay tuition
- purchase equipment used in conjunction with CGA studies, or
- general living expenses.
The amount awarded is considered to be a bursary and not a loan. Therefore, it does not have to be paid back to the Foundation and may be used at the student's discretion.
How to Apply
To be considered for funding, you must be a current student and have successfully completed two academic courses with CGA-BC (excluding transfer credits, Public Speaking, Business Cases, and courses and Challenge exams).
Applications are accepted in August, November and February each year. Please see our Academic Calendar for the exact deadline dates.
Include the following items in your application:
- A bursary application completed in full.
- A letter explaining the reasons for requesting financial assistance.
This should include any extenuating short- or long-term circumstances. These circumstances include, but are not limited to: severe illness or disability; single parents who find themselves facing financial hardship; or the long-term illness and loss of income of a spouse.
- An unofficial copy of your transcript (my CGA-BC, course marks history)
- All other supporting documents you deem useful to explain your situation.
Submit the Bursary Application and all supporting documents to:
CGA-BC Educational Foundation
300-1867 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 5L4
All applications are held in strictest confidence. Please allow two to three weeks for processing.