Vista Scholarship Opportunity 2014-2015

Posted in News,South Island on 12 Feb 14

VISTA is again offering an opportunity for scholarship awards for natural or adopted children of foster parents or caregivers in the South Island District. We were pleased to grant 16 awards for the 2013-2014 year. Vancouver Island Services and Treatment Association (VISTA) is a non-profit organization that was involved for over 20 years with the Ministry and group homes caring for children. Awards include, but are not limited to, traditional post secondary educational experiences.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Natural or adopted children of foster parents or caregivers
  • Between ages 14-22
  • Whose parent(s) have been foster parents or caregivers of children for 5 or more years
  • And are currently active as foster parents or caregivers in the Capital Regional/South Island of children in the care of the Director (including by Agreement).

Terms:

  • Scholarships are available to assist with educational, learning and/or training pursuits.
  • They are for any period between July, 2014 and August, 2015 and should be considered a one-time grant.

Applications

  • Applicants must submit a brief summary about:
    • their interests and plans
    • how the scholarship money would be used
    • the amount of money needed
  • This summary must be typed and may not exceed two pages. Be sure to include name, age, address, phone number and Social Insurance Number (For income tax reporting purposes only)
  • Applicants may also submit a one page, typed resume of previous education, training or experience related to their plans
  • Parents of applicants are asked to attach a brief (one page typed) comment on their child's plan as well as give consent for VISTA to confirm their active status and years of caregiver service with the Ministry
  • Applications mailed to VISTA, 440 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V9B 2W5 must be received no later than June 15, 2014.

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Mission Statement

The FPSS Foster Parent Support Services Society is a Grass Roots organization committed to
providing meaningful and accessible support, education and networking services which will continually enhance the skills and abilities of foster parents to deliver the best care possible to the children in their homes.

Contact

145 - 735 Goldstream Ave
Victoria, BC V9B 2X4
Tel: 1-888-922-8437 (toll free) Fax: 778-430-5463
Email: admin@fpsss.com
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