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Grants & Scholarships

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Ethel Tibbits Scholarship

Applications for the 2023 Ethel Tibbits Scholarship are now closed. Please check back in March for information on 2024 scholarship opportunities.

In the meantime, you're welcome and encouraged to review this page to learn more about the scholarship, its eligibility criteria, and the application process. If you have any questions, please call 604-270-4483 or email info@richmondfoundation.org.

About the 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 2023, we will give out $750 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.

To be considered for a scholarship, please complete the online application form, below, and include two letters of reference outlining your personal character, family situation, and suitability to engage in the career for which your course of study will prepare you. Scholarship awards may be used for tuition fees and other course requirements such as text books, software, equipment, or tools.