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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 ahead.

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

Eligible applicants must be residents of BC, be diagnosed with schizophrenia, and submit a completed Scholarship Application package. The Yes2Me Scholarships are helping those who live with schizophrenia and are working hard to build their futures.

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Yes2Me Scholarship Package includes:

  1. Application Form 
  2. Reference Form

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can apply for a Yes2Me Scholarship?

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a resident of British Columbia
  • be diagnosed with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder
  • be enrolled in an Eligible Program
  • complete a Scholarship Application package

What is an Eligible Program?

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.

How can I apply?

The application package can be accessed:

How much are the scholarship awards?

The amount awarded would be assessed based on each individual application.

How would the scholarship money be paid to me?

The award will be paid directly to the accredited institution for the Eligible Program in the name of the award winner.

Can I keep my information confidential, including my name?

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.

Who is distributing the scholarship awards?

The awards will be distributed by BC Schizophrenia Society in partnership with Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc., and Lundbeck Canada Inc.

What is the criteria for accepting an application?

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 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. 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, upon receipt of enrollment confirmation.

What is the deadline to apply?

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. 

What all should a completed Scholarship Application Package include?

A complete Scholarship Application must include all of the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Proof of residency (e.g., government-issued ID or utility invoice)
  • Reference form
  • A letter describing career and study goals and why the applicant selected the Eligible Program

Where do I submit my completed Scholarship Application Package?

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

Yes2Me Scholarship Program
BC Schizophrenia Society
1100 – 1200 West 73 Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5

How will I know that my application package was received?

Within two weeks of receiving an application package, all applicants will receive an email/ phone call  confirming their application was received in its entirety. Should an application be missing any of the required documents, a follow-up email will be sent for resubmission.

Will I be notified if my application was successful?

Applicants will be notified by email whether or not their application was successful.

How will I receive the money?

Recipients do not receive the money directly, cheques will be sent to the education institution they’re attending.

What if, due to unforeseen circumstances, I’m not able to continue my education?

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.

What if I have other questions?

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


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