Value: $2,000 per award

Program of Study: Any Camosun College full time program leading to a credential

Number of Awards: Varies

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Be enrolled or planning to enroll, full-time, in the upcoming Fall semester into a Camosun program that leads to a credential
  2. Be able to demonstrate critical financial need
  3. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application no later than August 1, and include a one-page letter of intention.
    1. Your letter of intention should:
      1. Describe why you are interested in your program and what your future career goals are
      2. Outline your past work and educational experiences
      3. Speak to any past or current extraordinary personal or financial barriers or challenges

Additional Information

  • Online application will be available from March to August 1.
  • Complete applications must be submitted by August 1.  All supporting documentation must be received by this date.  Late, incomplete, or printed applications will not be accepted.
  • Adjudication of this bursary will be managed by Financial Aid & Awards. All decisions are final.
  • Successful recipients will be notified by email by October 1.
  • Funds will be applied directly to the student account. If tuition and fees have already been paid, any residual bursary amounts will be refunded to the student.
  • Entrance bursaries cannot be deferred to a future semester or year.
  • Students will not normally receive more than one entrance bursary.
  • Students receiving Persons with Disabilities or Income Assistance should speak with Financial Aid & Awards and their Ministry case worker to discuss how bursary funds may impact their government assistance.
  • Bursary funds are considered income. A statement for income tax purposes will be sent to recipients by Camosun.
  • Bursary recipients are encouraged to write a thank you letter to the donor; thank you letters can be submitted to Financial Aid & Awards at either campus.


  1. Complete one application form and attach your one-page letter of intention
  2. Review your application form for errors. NO CHANGES are permitted after the application is submitted.
  3. Submit your application and supporting documents to Financial Aid & Awards. Only one application per person may be submitted.
Section A - Personal Information
Section B - Student Study Information
Section C - Demonstration of Financial Need

if select other, please describe

Section D – Supporting Documentation

Please attach a letter below, describing why you are interested in your chosen field/program, what your future career goals are, outline your past work and educational experiences. The letter should include information regarding any past or current extraordinary personal or financial barriers or challenges.

Section E – Declaration

I understand and agree that, by clicking “Yes” below, it means that:

  1. I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and have a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number. Successful applicants will be required to provide their Social Insurance Number.
  2. I have answered all questions completely and accurately.
  3. I consent to Camosun College Financial Aid & Awards staff checking or verifying information on this application. This may include the exchange of information within Camosun College and with external organizations, such as provincial or territorial student aid offices.
  4. If I give answers that are not true or if changed circumstances make me ineligible, I will be required to pay back all or part of the bursary I received.
  5. If am receiving income assistance, student loan/grant or other government funding, I am required to notify the appropriate government office of the amount of bursary funding I have been granted.
  6. I consent that the Financial Aid & Awards office may release application information to the Camosun College Foundation Office and the bursary donor.
  7. If I receive $500 or more in bursary funds in one year, a statement for income tax purposes will be sent to me by Camosun College. I will ensure my mailing address is kept up to date.
  8. I understand that bursary funds will be applied to any outstanding tuition fees. Residual bursary funds will be provided to me.

Collection and use of information: Camosun College asks for the information on this application at the request of the donor, the Joyce Family Foundation. The information on this form and all supporting documents may be verified with Camosun College Student Records; with faculty and staff to verify your registration, class attendance, progress, grade point average, and other details related to your eligibility for the Joyce Family Foundation Entrance Bursary. The information collected on this application form will be protected and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (SBC1992). If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, contact the Associate Registrar, Camosun College, 3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria, BC, V8P 5J2, telephone: (250) 370-3550.