The final day to apply for a 2019 Richmond Community Foundation high school scholarship was March 11. If you plan on applying in 2020, an online application form will be posted in February of that year.
Below, you'll find useful information on the Foundation's various scholarships, including eligibility criteria. It's worthwhile to review this information before you apply, so you can put together a strong application.
One last thing. The Foundation requires that two reference letters be submitted with your application. It's strongly recommended that you prepare these as early as possible, well before the online application goes live. The letters can be from teachers, school counsellors, job supervisors, or volunteer coordinators, and should highlight your character, community involvement, and why you should win a Foundation scholarship.
Scholarships are available to Richmond students who are entering a post-secondary institution directly after high school, as well as those who have taken a year off before beginning their post-secondary studies. If you have questions about your eligibility, please call 604-270-4483 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also encourage you to check out these Common Scholarship Myths, particularly if you’ve convinced yourself that you shouldn’t apply. Chances are, there’s a scholarship for you, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on that opportunity!
• Audrey Fricker Scholarship - Students who are affiliated with the Richmond Orchestra & Chorus Association, and are pursuing musical studies (The first Audrey Fricker Scholarship will be awarded in 2020)
• Derek Dang and Dr. Margaret Yeung Scholarship – Any Post-Secondary Pursuit, Including Academic, Vocational, and Apprenticeship Programs
• Etta Demerse Scholarship – UBC, SFU, or Kwantlen
• Kronier Family Scholarship – Community Involvement, Any Post-Secondary Pursuit, Including Vocational and Apprenticeship Programs
• Michael Diston Memorial Scholarship – Fine Arts, General Arts (History, Social Sciences, Humanities), Apprenticeship Programs
• RichCity Idol Scholarship – Performing Arts
• Richmond Community Foundation Scholarship – Community Involvement
• Richmond Sunset Rotary Art Scholarship – Visual or Performing Arts
• Walter Wu Scholarship - Students who wish to compete in sports at a higher level, but require funding assistance to help them continue their post-secondary education while pursuing their goals as an elite athlete
There is no requirement for a specific grade average for any scholarship and students who are pursuing trade and diploma courses are encouraged to apply in addition to those undertaking degree studies. The criteria for all the above scholarships include the following:
• A permanent Richmond resident
• Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
• Graduating, or have graduated within the past two years, from a secondary school in Richmond
• Applying to an accredited post-secondary school
• A demonstrated commitment to the community of Richmond
Notwithstanding the above, consideration will be given to those that demonstrate financial need.
Additional High School Scholarships
The Richmond Community Foundation offers a variety of scholarships not listed on this site, as they have alternate application procedures and deadlines. For more information on these scholarships, and how to apply, click here.