Yes2Me Scholarship

The Yes2Me Scholarship provides individuals living with mental illness the opportunity to receive up to $2000 towards their education.

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Scholarships available! Apply today!

APPLY ONLINE TODAY FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH THE YES2ME SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

The Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance and BC Schizophrenia Society are celebrating the efforts of young people living with mental illness by providing lucky recipients up to $2,000 to pursue their educational goals and build a better self for a brighter future.

The Yes2Me Scholarship Program helps students with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders in accredited programs, such as high school equivalency, trade and vocational certifications, and bachelor and graduate degrees.

Who can apply?

Anyone who is a resident of British Columbia, diagnosed with a schizophrenia-spectrum disorder, and enrolled in an eligible educational program can apply.

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  • Frequently asked questions

    • Scholarship applicants must be residents of British Columbia who have been diagnosed with a schizophrenia-spectrum disorder (e.g., schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder). Applicants must be enrolled in an eligible program and submit the scholarship application package.

    • The Yes2Me 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.

    • There is no deadline to apply to the Yes2Me Scholarship Program as we accept applications on an ongoing basis. You can send in your applications year-round.

    • Acceptance of an application depends on the receipt of a completed Scholarship Application Package, including a completed application form, which can be found in the package. You should also be able to provide the following:

      • 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 career and study goals and why the Eligible Program was selected; the applicant’s experiences and how they have 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. 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. Upon receipt of enrollment confirmation, they will be mailed to the eligible institution at the address identified on the application form.

      If you have any questions, please contact scholarship@bcss.org.

    • All information submitted in the Scholarship Application Package is for the selection committee only and will be kept confidential. If you want to keep your name confidential as well (i.e. the selection committee should not share your name anywhere, such as in a list of scholarship recipients, etc.), please specify it in your application letter.

    • ​​The application package can be accessed:

      You can choose to submit your completed Scholarship Application Package in one of the following ways:

      • You can email it to scholarship@bcss.org
      • You can mail it to:
        Yes2Me Scholarship Program
        BC Schizophrenia Society
        1100 – 1200 West 73 Avenue
        Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5
    • Applicants will be notified by email whether or not their application was successful.

    • Recipients do not receive the money directly; cheques will be sent to the educational institution they’re attending.

    • If an applicant cannot start their program as planned, please email scholarship@bcss.org to discuss the situation.

      If an applicant decides that they no longer want to continue with their schooling, they must complete the refund process with their chosen school and the money must be returned to BC Schizophrenia Society.

DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have any further questions, please email us at scholarship@bcss.org.

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