Empowering Women Through Education

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With a commitment to supporting all students, Capilano University recognizes that self-identifying women face unique challenges related to gender inequality and sometimes they need extra support in order to achieve their educational goals.

The We Believe Breakfast was started in 2019 to launch the Paul & Catherine Dangerfield Women’s Bursary. Since the first breakfast event, We Believe has raised over $122,000 to support self-identifying women studying at CapU.

Ways to give

Help women achieve their goals by supporting one of 24 awards (listed below) or create a new award or endowment that directly assists women pursing higher education. 100% of your donation will go directly to assisting female students at Capilano University.

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We Believe: 2022 recipient

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Amina El mantari

Meet Amina, a CapU BBA graduate whose success story serves as an inspiration to all.

Hear Amina's Story

Meet previous recipients

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Julia Sors

Bursaries enable students to pursue their dreams of creating a more inclusive world.

Read Julia's story

Emily Solomon

Emily shares how bursaries provided the opportunity to discover her passions, strengths and values.

Read Emily's story

Thank you to our We Believe sponsors

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This bursary was created by the current Capilano University President and his family to support female students who demonstrate financial need.

This bursary was created by Cranmer family in honour of Barbara Cranmer to support female students in the indigenous film program.

Established by the Canadian Daughters' League, Assembly 12, this bursary supports female students in a music program who demonstrate financial need.

This bursary was established by the Canadian Federation of University Women (Sunshine Coast) and provides financial assistance to mature female students at the kálax-ay Sunshine Coast campus.

Established by the Canadian Federation of University Women to honour CFUW members who have passed away, this bursary supports mature female students who have demonstrated financial need.

In memory of Mary Neil, this bursary is presented annually to one or more female students enrolled in academic studies.

This bursary established by the friends and family of the late CapU history student, Elizabeth Lees, is presented annually to assist female students in academic studies.

Established by Margaret Szabo and Olga Kempo in memory of their mother, Martha Kempo, this bursary supports female Indigenous students who demonstrate financial need.

This bursary was established by the North Shore (Vancouver) Beta Sigma Phi Council and 13 chapters to support domestic female students who demonstrate financial need.

Established by retired faculty member Olga Kempo, this bursary supports female students enrolled in arts or sciences who have demonstrated financial need.

This endowment from Patsy and Crissy George supports female students of African descent who are pursuing an education.

In memory of Violet Feist, this bursary supports female domestic students who have dependents and who demonstrate financial need, with a preference for students in a music-related program.

Scholarships and Awards

This award is presented annually to a mature female student who is either a graduate of a North Vancouver secondary school or a resident of North Vancouver attending Capilano University.

This award supports female students who have lived as a youth in care in B.C. Preference will be given to students that no longer qualify for other BC youth in care financial supports due to their age.

This scholarship supports students enrolled in an engineering program who have demonstrated academic excellence, with a preference for a female student.

This scholarship honours a CapU instructor who was lost in a North Vancouver mudslide in 2005, and supports female students in computing science or engineering studies who demonstrate academic excellence.

The purpose of this award is to support female students enrolled at Capilano University who achieve academic success and have demonstrated financial need.

In memory of former women's soccer coach Frank Pupp, this award supports athletes on the Blues women's soccer team who are active in their communities in the area of soccer.

Established by a student to acknowledge the kindness, respect and encouragement she received at CapU, this award supports students with a disability, with a preference for female students.

This fund supports women who are pursuing post-secondary education.

This award supports students who demonstrate financial need and an interest in and commitment to gender issues, with a preference for mature female students.

Co-workers and family of Rita Watson Johnson established this award in her memory to support female students with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to gender issues.

This scholarship was established by Jeri and Don Krogseth to support one male and one female athlete on Capilano University Blues varsity teams who demonstrate academic excellence.

Established by Lee Grills in memory of her mother, Una Graham, this award provides financial assistance to female students.

Contact Capilano University Foundation at 604 984 4983 or at fdn@capilanou.ca for more information or to contribute to an award today!


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Capilano University Foundation

604 984 4983
604 984 1758 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR449