Bursary & Education Programs
We are proud of all of our programs but one program that we are particularly proud of is our Survivorship Education and Bursary program for BC Children’s Hospital Oncology/Hematology patients. As we’ve identified in our other programs, a cancer diagnosis will take a financial toll on a family. It is difficult enough to try to go to college or university as a teen who hasn’t had cancer so imagine what it could be like to take this next step in life after having come through such an experience. For many of our teens and young adults not having the financial support makes the dream of a post-secondary education impossible to reach.
That’s where we come in.
DO YOU KNOW. . .We are the ONLY organization in western Canada that currently offers scholarships to childhood cancer survivors. We are also the only one that doesn’t require a minimal grade point average in order to apply. As long as the young adult went through our Oncology/Hematology programs at BCCH, they are eligible for a bursary and should apply. All we ask is that they give back afterwards to help us make a difference for the next kids that need the support. There are two opportunities a year for teens and young adults to apply for a bursary. The deadline of the bursary that covers the Summer or Fall semester (from May- Aug or Sept-Dec) is JUNE 15th. The deadline of the bursary that would cover the Winter/Spring semester (from Jan – April) is Nov 15th. Applicants can apply online for the bursary at any time prior to the deadline dates.
We also have a Conference Education Scholarship available to a nursing staff at BCCH that wants to further their education in Oncology/Hematology through attending APHON conferences.
We really care about the next generation of kids and that is why we want to help them make that transition into the next steps of their lives. They are the future and we want to help them become the people that they are meant to be. The goal of this program is to support the advancement of knowledge, skills and experience for health care professionals, families and survivors involved in the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT Program. Applicants can apply any time prior to within two weeks of the conference.
The difference starts here.
Do you have some questions about our Bursary Programs? Please contact:
Marissa Dunbar – Balding for Dollars Admin
Phone: 604-875-2345 ext 2497
My name is Kate Mitchell and I am a survivor. Like all recipients of the Balding for Dollars Educational Bursary award, my journey is unique. In October of 2010, I was a patient at BC Children’s hospital for a life-saving treatment of my severe Crohn’s disease. I...