Supporting education at home and abroad

The Victoria Foundation manages and administers funds that support scholarships created by individual donors and by the British Columbia government through the BC Scholarship Society and the Youth Education Assistance Fund.

BC Scholarship Society

The BC Scholarship Society supports post-secondary education by providing scholarships for students attending public post-secondary institutions. The Society was formed in 2004 and was previously known as Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society (until October 2022). The Victoria Foundation administers the Society’s funds and programs. For information and application forms, visit the BC Scholarship Society website.

The Youth Education Assistance Fund

The Youth Education Assistance Fund provides education grants to young adults who were formerly in the care of the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development or an Indigenous Child and Family Service Agency. The endowment fund is a partnership between the Ministry of Children & Family Development, the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, and the Victoria Foundation which manages the endowment. For more information, visit the Student Aid BC website.

Individual Bursaries and Scholarships

Donors whose funds are managed by the Victoria Foundation have created a variety of individual scholarships. The educational institutions designated by the donors adjudicate them.