Yes2Me Scholarships sponsored by the Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance and B.C. Schizophrenia Society

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Get a $1,000 Scholarship!

Apply online for a chance to receive 1 of 14 $1000 scholarships!

Through the “Yes2Me” Scholarship Program, the Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance and B.C. Schizophrenia Society are celebrating the efforts of young people living with mental illness by rewarding them with an incentive to pursue their educational goals and confidently build a better self for their bright future ahead.

Scholarship Awards:                                                                    14 scholarships of $1000.00
Application Deadline:                                                                   July 1, 2017

[2017 Yes2Me Application Package (including all the forms)]

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a resident of British Columbia
  • be diagnosed with schizophrenia
  • complete a Scholarship Application package

Eligible Programs to which the Scholarship may be applied:

The Scholarship offers financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate, diploma or degree from an accredited institution, such as:

  • High school equivalency programs
  • Community college, trade or vocational school programs
  • Bachelor or graduate degrees
  • Non-credit, online or home study courses are not eligible.

Scholarship Award:

  • 14 scholarships in the amount of $1000 will be awarded.
  • The award will be paid directly to the accredited institution for the Eligible Program in the name of the award winner.
  • The Scholarship will be effective for the Fall 2017 school year only. Applicants must be planning to attend school and be accepted for the Eligible Program during this period.
  • All information submitted in the Scholarship Application Package is for the selection committee only and will be kept confidential.
  • The awards will be distributed by B.C. Schizophrenia Society in partnership with Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc., and Lundbeck Canada Inc.

Criteria:

Applications will be accepted based on the following criteria:

  • Receipt of a completed Scholarship Application Package including a completed application form which can be found in the package.
  • Proof of residency (e.g., government-issued ID or utility invoice)
  • A completed personal reference form from a professional such as a doctor, a mental health professional, a teacher, or an employer. This form is also found in the package.
  • A letter describing the applicant’s career and study goals and why he or she selected the Eligible Program; the applicant’s experiences and how he or she has learned to cope with a mental illness may also be included. Applicants must include the name of the educational institution they plan to attend and the specific courses/programs they are applying for. The letter should be typed and be no more than three double-spaced pages.
  • Applications are non-returnable to the applicants. Applications are due by no later than July 1, 2017. All applications will be processed. Award winners will be notified by by e-mail or by phone per the contact information provided on the application form. Only the award winners will be notified. Scholarship cheques are made payable to the applicant’s chosen accredited eligible institution (i.e., college, university, trade school or recognized educational institute) for the Program and will be mailed to the eligible institution at the address identified on the application form.
  • Employees of Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance and/or B.C. Schizophrenia Society, and members of the selection committee may not enter the contest.

The Award recipients will also be asked to report the outcome of the educational experience.

A complete Scholarship Application must include all of the following:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Mail, fax or e-mail the complete Scholarship Application, no later than July 1, 2017, to:

Yes 2 Me Scholarship Program

B.C. Schizophrenia Society
1100 – 1200 West 73 Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.     V6P 6G52

Fax: 604-270-9861
E-mail: scholarship@nullbcss.org

Notice to be provided by email or phone.

Past Awards and Scholarships


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