The BCF Scholarships Program provides scholarships to youth of Barbadian heritage pursuing post-secondary education at Canadian universities and colleges, and has granted 79 scholarships valued at $238,000 to date.
Scholarships of $4,000 each are available to students who are, or will be studying for an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate at a Canadian university or college. Consideration will be given to graduate degree students. The number of scholarships available are determined each year as the total of sponsorship, donation and other fundraising revenue permits.
You are eligible to apply for a BCF Scholarship if:
a) (1) you are a citizen of Barbados by birth or naturalization; or
(2) at least one of your parents or one of your grandparents is or was a citizen of Barbados by birth or
b) you are enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized college or university in Canada, which is authorized by
law to grant degrees,
diplomas or certificates; and
c) on the date that you submitted your application for a BCF Scholarship, you were not more than 30 years of
d) You are also eligible to apply for a BCF Scholarship if you were a previous recipient.
e) Consideration will be given to applicants for graduate studies at the Master's level only.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you will not be eligible to be awarded a BCF Scholarship if any one of your parents or grandparents is or was a Director or Officer of Barbados Canada Foundation on the date that you submitted your application or at any time during the two (2) year period preceding that date.
The following criteria are applied in the selection of scholarship recipients. Each criterion is weighted relative to the order listed below.:
- Financial Need
- Academic Achievement:
- Community Service:
Scholarship applications are evaluated by a panel comprised of persons who are not members of the board of directors of Barbados Canada Foundation, following which the board selects the scholarship recipients.
Scholarship grants are paid directly to the university or college attended by the recipient.