Scholarships, bursaries and awards ensure that students can pursue their academic ambitions with confidence.

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Your gift towards establishing or enhancing a student award will significantly broaden access to education, reducing financial barriers and encouraging academic excellence.

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Scholarships recognize and inspire academic excellence, encouraging students to reach their potential.

  • Scholarships reward exceptional students who have demonstrated academic merit through Grade Point Average (GPA) achieved.

Bursaries help to remove financial barriers to education, enabling vulnerable students to focus on their studies rather than on how to make ends meet.

  • Bursaries support students who demonstrate financial need, as evidenced through their budget, tuition costs, and living situation at the start of term.
  • Emergency Bursaries support students who experience sudden and unexpected financial emergency during the term and have not been able to access funding through other sources. Emergency funding may help cover necessities such as rent, food, and medical fees to provide short-term relief in an urgent situation.

Awards may provide student support in a variety of ways, recognizing a combination of academic achievement and financial need, or to recognize special accomplishments.

  • Special accomplishments may include athletic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills in current field of study, or demonstrated community and campus engagement.

Program Funds provide student support in a variety of ways, providing flexibility for departments to utilize funds to elevate the academic experience and learning environment for CapU Students.

  • Program Funds may provide support for student supplies, classroom equipment, research costs, honorariums for speakers, event costs and many other opportunities.
  • Program Funds are administered by the relevant program or department for which the fund benefits, and is adjudicated, and recommended by committee and approved thereafter.

Create new Student Support

Support CapU students by establishing your own scholarship, award, bursary or program fund.

Create New Student Support

Existing Student Support

Through the generous investment of donors, Capilano University has a variety of Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards, and Program funds previously established, which anyone can contribute to.

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards are administered by the CapU Financial Aid and Awards department.

By exploring the lists of current student support at CapU, prospective donors can often select an existing fund which reflects their values and interests. Giving to an existing student support provides flexibility and expediency in a gift, as there are no minimums for a contribution, and no need to create a new gift agreement.

Donate now, with a note in the designation field with your selection of which existing student support you would like to contribute to.

Interested in creating a new award? Visit our Create New Student Support page.

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Howe Sound Biosphere Fund

Donate to ensure CapU student research will help preserve the beauty and biodiversity of Howe Sound.

Howe Sound Biosphere Fund

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Capilano University Foundation

604 984 4983
Birch Building, room BR214

Charitable Business Number: 11883 7756 RR0001

Current Foundation Chair: David Ayriss