Starting in Fall 2014, the Youth in Care Bursary Pilot Program will be offered as a four (4) year pilot program. The Youth in Care Bursary is intended to assist with educational costs for students who are living or have lived as youth in care in British Columbia. Bursaries are subject to available funds. 

Apply for the Youth-in-Care Bursary Pilot Program

The Fall 2018 Youth-in-Care Bursary Program Application is now available (please apply as soon as possible)

Youth-in-Care Authorization for Release of Information*

*The Authorization for Release of Information MUST be submitted along with the Application.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Is a resident of British Columbia who has received care from the Ministry of Children & Family Development or a Designated Aboriginal Agency in one of the following ways through the Child, Family, and Community Service Act (CFCSA): 

    • a continuing Custody Order pursuant to sections 41(1)(d), 42.2(4)(d) or (7) or 49(4),(5), or 10(a) of the Act for a minimum of one year
    • a Youth Agreement pursuant to section 12.2 of the Act for at least 1 year or on their 19th birthday
    • a Transfer of Custody Order pursuant to section 54.01 or 54.1 of the Act

If you are not aware whether you meet the above criteria, please contact your former social worker, any Ministry of Children and Family Development office, or any delegated Aboriginal Agency.


  • Currently is, or has been accepted as, a Regular Studies student.
  • Funding will be targeted to students completing their first academic credential, or first bachelor degree program.
  • Is enrolled in, or will be enrolling in, a minimum of a 60% course load (or 40% for students with disabilities)
  • Is in Good Standing* 
  • If a returning student, holds a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher
  • Has demonstrated financial need as per the Langara bursary formula**
  • Is 19 years of age or older at the beginning of the study term

If approved, the Youth in Care Bursary will cover up to the total of tuition fees, Material/Lab Fees, and the Capital Building Legacy Fees for the semester approved. Langara reserves the right to prorate the bursary based on financial need of the applicant and available funding.


* For the purpose of this bursary, the Registrar defines a 'student in good standing' as a person who: 
I. is not on academic suspension or required to withdraw from all courses; 
II. has not been suspended or expelled from the College for any reason. 

** Students are required to apply for the Youth Education Assistance Fund and provide a minimum contribution through government student loans, grants, or other personal funding. 

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure this application is completed in full. Incomplete applications, including a lack of signature on page 5, may result in disqualification for the bursary. 

An Unofficial Transcript is required for returning students and can be printed through your myLangara account.