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Ethel Tibbits Scholarship

The Richmond Community Foundation holds a forever fund, initially set up by the Richmond Review, to honour the work and life of Ethel Tibbits, a newspaper pioneer and women’s rights activist. The fund provides annual scholarships to local women seeking to further their education, so they can broaden their career opportunities and better support their families.

Please note that this is not a scholarship for high school students. The Community Foundation does, however, offer a wide range of high school scholarships, which you can learn more about here.

In 2017, we will give out approximately $800 in scholarship funds.

Scholarships are available to women who have been Richmond residents for at least one year, have financial need, and require training to enter the workforce or upgrade skills to improve their ability to support themselves and their families. Past winners have applied their scholarships to tuition and course materials at Langara, Kwantlen, SFU, and the Continuing Education departments of Delta and Richmond School Districts.

Applicants are to submit a letter stating why they are applying for the scholarship, their needs, career goals, future plans, academic achievement, volunteer activities, and details of employment, if any. Applicants must also submit two letters of reference outlining their personal character, family situation, and suitability to engage in the career for which their course of study will prepare them. Scholarship awards may be used for tuition fees and other course requirements such as text books, software, equipment, or tools.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for the 2017 Ethel Tibbits Scholarship was Friday, May 19.

If you have any questions about your application, call us at 604-279-7020 or e-mail