Annual Scholarships

The 2019 Coquitlam Foundation Awards Cycle is now open. 

New this year: Live Training and Vidoe Sessions

This year the Coquitlam Foundation is hosting a live training sessions to show you how to complete an application and submit it properly. We have also prepared a video to show you how to complete an application and submit it in the proper format.

Bursaries & Scholarship

Live Training Session:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6-7 pm

To register click HERE

Training Video

Click HERE


R.A. LeClair Scholarship

In 1983, the LeClair family established a scholarship program in memory of Raymond A. LeClair, Manager of the Municipality of Coquitlam from 1967 to 1982. The scholarship is given annually to a deserving individual planning to pursue a career in public service with a priority given to those who pursue a career in public administration.

Eligibility – To be eligible, the applicant must:

  1. be a resident of the City of Coquitlam
  2. demonstrate financial need
  3. have a history of school and community involvement
  4. demonstrate academic success sufficient to enter post-secondary
  5. begin designated studies within eight months of formal notification of selection, and
  6. submit a written report upon completion of the applicable term of studies

Only one bursary or scholarship will be awarded per student. However, students may continue to apply each year of their studies if they have not yet been granted an award.

Note: The scholarship must be claimed within three years or be forfeited.  The application of this time limit is subject to the Foundation’s consideration of any extenuating circumstances that may prevent the recipient’s claim within the time period.


James G Stewart Scholarship

In May of 2012, as directed by a very generous testamentary gift made by long-time Coquitlam resident James Gordon Stewart, the Coquitlam Foundation established a new scholarship fund.  The scholarship is given annually to a deserving student(s) residing in the Tri-Cities and attending Simon Fraser University.

Eligibility – To be eligible, the applicant must:

  1. be a resident of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam or Port Moody
  2. attend Simon Fraser University
  3. demonstrate financial need
  4. have a history of school and community involvement
  5. demonstrate academic success sufficient to enter post-secondary
  6. begin designated studies within eight months of formal notification of selection, and
  7. submit a written report upon completion of the applicable term of studies

Only one scholarship will be awarded per student. However, students may continue to apply each year of their studies if they have not yet been granted an award.

Note: The scholarship must be claimed within three years of the date of award or be forfeited. The application of this time limit is subject to the Foundation’s consideration of any extenuating circumstances that may prevent the recipient’s claim within the time period.


REVIEW PROCESS

Applications are reviewed by a volunteer citizen-based committee appointed by the Coquitlam Foundation.  Final decisions are ratified by the volunteer Board of Directors of the Coquitlam Foundation. Successful applicants will be notified in May, 2019 and will be invited to attend the Coquitlam Foundation Awards Celebration Evening at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on June 12, 2019 to accept the award.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The information that you provide in your application is required for assessment purposes only and is kept confidential by the Coquitlam Foundation and those involved in the assessment process.
QUESTIONS?

Please email us at info@coquitlamfoundation.com

2019 Application Forms

Click on the appropriate link and download the file to your computer and open it up there. Ensure you open the file on your computer and not in a browser and test that you can save the file and any data you entered back to your computer before entering a lot of data. Contact the Foundation if you have any questions.

2019 Bursary and Scholarship Application Form