When looking for financial aid, you can also explore awards from other organizations outside of CapU.
Many government partners, associations and not-for-profit organizations offer scholarships, bursaries and awards for eligible CapU students.
We’ve pulled together an extensive list of external scholarships, bursaries and awards – with links to details for each – in the External Awards Handout (pdf).
If you qualify for any of these awards, you’ll need to apply to the sponsoring organization directly.
We update this list regularly, so check back here for new information. Each organization's website will have all the details listed, as well as instructions and deadlines for applying.
You can also look for other awards through public search engines that specialize in scholarships, bursaries and awards. Some of these include:
The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill are Canada’s first leadership-driven scholarship for master’s and professional degree students. They represent an investment in students who are developing expertise in their respective fields, have a track record of taking initiative, and seek to collaborate with others to understand and address important problems and challenges.
If you are a highly engaged student or recent graduate making a positive impact in the community, apply for the McCall MacBain Scholarship, a new scholarship covering 100% of tuition for a master’s or professional degree at McGill, a stipend of $2,000 per month, and a comprehensive enrichment program. Up to 20 scholarships will be offered across Canada.
For studies commencing in 2021/22, apply online through the McCall MacBain Scholars website. Applications close on September 24, 2020.
The Beedie Luminaries Scholarships are valued at up to $40,000 per student in a four-year undergraduate degree and up to $15,000 per student in a two-year diploma course.
Beedie Luminaries is a social-profit enterprise removing barriers to education and providing wrap-around support for resilient B.C. students facing financial adversity.
In 2019, Beedie Luminaries scholarships will be awarded to an initial cohort of 50 Lower Mainland students applying to one of eight selected post-secondary institutions, including Capilano University. They plan to expand the program to support up to 100 students throughout the province each year.
Students beginning their post-secondary studies by September 2020 can apply online through the Beedie Luminaries website for post-secondary education.
Women in Technology and Indigenous Women in Technology
The Women in Technology and Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships are valued at $10,000.
These are two new scholarships that will be awarded annually by the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society to acknowledge women and Indigenous women who are excelling in the study of engineering, mathematics or computer science.
The application will re-open in Spring 2021.
Visit the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society website for updates.
Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships
The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship is valued at $5,000.
It is open to students who, after completing one or two years of study at a BC public post-secondary institution, will transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their studies.
The application deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2021. Students must apply directly to the Society for this scholarship. Detailed eligibility criteria and access to the online application can be found on the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society website.
BC Indigenous Student Awards
The BC Indigenous Student Award is valued at $1,000 to $5,000.
It is open to Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education at BC public post-secondary institutions or Indigenous-run institutions.
The application deadline is April 30, 2021.
Apply online through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society website.
One World International Scholarships and Premier's International Scholarships
The One World International Scholarship is valued at $1,000 - $3,500.
It is open to students pursuing a study or work abroad program that:
1. is a formal part of a BC credential program and/or carry academic credit recognized at a BC educational institution, or
2. offers experiential learning opportunities involving language acquisition and/or cultural training.
Students who apply for this scholarship can also apply for the high-value Premier’s International Scholarships.
The application deadline varies each year. For this year's deadlines, inquire with the Study Abroad office.
Download your application from the Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society website.
The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) has received funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to establish a bursary fund for students enroled in early childhood educational programs.
The bursary program was implemented in the Fall 2014 semester, and eligible applicants must be enroled in an approved educational institution in an ECE program. Capilano University is an approved educational institution.
Download an application form from the ECEBC website.
Since its inception in 1985, Indspire has disbursed almost $65 million through close to 20,000 scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous students, making it the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government.
Indspire administers numerous bursaries and scholarship awards each year. Visit the Indspire website to learn more and apply.
- The Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund Deadline: April 15
- BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations (BCFFPA) Deadline: May 31
- Foster Parent Support Services Society (FPSSS) Deadline: varies