Are you are a Richmond high school student graduating in 2019? Do you plan on pursuing post-secondary studies? If so, you should definitely apply for a Richmond Community Foundation scholarship!
Each year, the Foundation awards dozens of scholarships, including 47 in 2018, worth a combined $27,650. No matter your area of study - social scienes, humanities, trades, the arts - we can provide you with a financial boost, so you can achieve your educational goals.
Below, you'll find general eligibility criteria, along with specific criteria pertaining to the different scholarships available. When you're ready to apply, scroll to the bottom of this page to access our online application form. The form allows you to apply for multiple scholarships at once, so be sure to select all for which you're eligible.
Along with your application, you'll need to include two reference letters, which you can upload at the end. Once you've started your application, you can save it and return to it later. Just remember: the final day to apply is Monday, March 11, 2019.
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 email@example.com.
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
• 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.