Scholarships are awarded once a year through a competitive process.

Applications open in late December for the following fall semester, and close in mid-February. Decisions are made by the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s Scholarship Award Committee and are announced in July.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be:

  • A current Crown (permanent) Ward, or have been a Crown (permanent) Ward for at least one year, or be eligible for Continued Care and Support for Youth
  • Under 26 years of age at the start of their current school program, or under 30 years of age if they have received scholarship or bursary funding from the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada for the same program in previous years
  • Registered at an accredited post-secondary institution as a full time student, or have full time status granted through an accommodation, for at least 2 semesters of the upcoming school year


If you have questions about the program or would like more information about eligibility please contact Amanda Ball at