“Education is key and the foundation has made this possible by giving me the support that I needed”.

Serin – Former Youth in Care

Apply for a Scholarship, Bursary or Award

The Children’s Aid Foundation Scholarship Deadline for the 2017-18 academic year has now passed. Applications for 2018-19 Scholarships will become available in December 2017.

The Children’s Aid Foundation bursaries are available for 2017-18 by clicking the “Apply for a Bursary” button below. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship or bursary process please direct inquiries to Simon Sutherland at ssutherland@cafdn.org.


Fondation de l’aide de bourses d’études Date limite des enfants pour l’année scolaire 2017-18 est maintenant passée. Les demandes de bourses d’études 2018-19 seront disponibles en Décembre 2017.

Fondation de l’aide de bourses sont disponibles pour 2017-18. Si vous avez des questions concernant le processus de bourses d’études ou une bourse s’il vous plaît adresser vos demandes à Simon Sutherland au ssutherland@cafdn.org.



For students meeting the eligibility criteria, and who will be attending post-secondary school (college or university) click here.

Awards for having completed and graduated from a post-secondary program.
To apply click here.

This Fund provides individual grants to current and former Crown Wards for activities that will assist them achieve success in their career.
To apply click here.

Children’s Aid Foundation scholarships are awarded once a year through a competitive process, and decisions are made by the Foundation’s Award Committee. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be attending school full-time for two semesters within an academic year. Bursary applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year, and this funding is available to students who meet the eligibility criteria and who demonstrate financial need. Part-time students may apply for a bursary. Scholarships are of higher value than bursaries, and students who submit a complete scholarship application will automatically be considered for bursary support if they are not awarded a scholarship.

Applications consist of an online application form, and other supporting documentation (social worker reference, official transcript, resume, 2nd reference). For applications for the 2016-17 school year, you must submit your online application form no later than 5 pm on Monday, 22 February, 2015, and the Foundation must receive your supporting documentation no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, 2 March 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be assessed.

If you’re attending school on a part-time basis, you are not eligible for a scholarship, but you can apply for a bursary. If you have a diagnosed disability and/or have been medically advised to take a reduced course load, then you may still be eligible for full-time support if you can provide documentation. Please contact scholarships@cafdn.org if you need to discuss this.