Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada is proud to announce the launch of four (4) x $500 bursaries to be awarded to Grade 12 students in Vancouver and Richmond school districts who will be attending post-secondary education in the Lower Mainland.

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Please find the following requirements listed below for the 2021 CMWAC Student Bursary Application.

The following criteria are to be considered when completing the application:

  • Students who are currently Canadian citizens or are permanent resident.
  • Students must be graduating Grade 12 by August 31st, 2021 from a Richmond or Vancouver school district school
  • Students who will be attending post-secondary education in Lower Mainland
  • Intent to pursue a career in the mental health or health sciences field and display passion for mental health and wellness.
  • Consideration will be given to CMWAC members and students experiencing financial hardship
  • All applicants will have the opportunity to volunteer at CMWAC
  • The winners may be required to come to a presentation of the bursary at a fundraising event.

Required Documents:

  1. Bursary application form (please download form using this link)
  2. Personal statement
  3. Resume
  4. Copy of latest report card
  5. Proof of enrolment to a post-secondary school
  6. Two letters of reference

Details on the personal statement include:

  • The essay should contain 500-700 words. Entries may be typed.
  • The topic will be “You(th) & Mental Health”.
  • A paragraph about their hobbies, social activities, and volunteer opportunities.
  • A paragraph about their experience and/or passion for mental health.

Completed applications with all the required documents should be submitted by email to and applications will be accepted until further notice.

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