Value: $5,000 per award

Program of Study: Trades Foundation (Professional Cook and apprentice students are not eligible)

Number of Awards: minimum of 5

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Must be accepted at Camosun College into a Trades Foundation program (Professional Cook and apprentice students are not eligible)
  2. Your program must begin between August 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022
  3. Be able to demonstrate exceptional financial need
  4. Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the online application form and include a one-page letter of intention.
    • Your letter of intention should:
      • Describe why you are interested in your program and what your future career goals are
      • Outline your past work and educational experiences
      • Speak to any past or current extraordinary personal or financial barriers or challenges

Additional Information

  • Submit your online application to Financial Aid & Awards no later than six weeks before your program end date.  Late applications will not be accepted.  As this is an Entrance Bursary, it is in your best interest to apply prior to the start of your program or as early in your program as possible.
  • Applications will be accepted from August 1, 2021 and August 1, 2022 at the latest. Applications will be assessed as they are received and bursaries may be awarded at any point during the application period. Once recipients have been selected, the application will be considered closed and no further funding will be available for the remainder of the program year.
  • Adjudication of this bursary will be managed by Financial Aid & Awards. All decisions are final.
  • Students will not normally receive more than one entrance bursary.
  • Entrance bursaries cannot be deferred to a future semester or year.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email within 6 weeks of applying.
  • 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.
  • 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 write a 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
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, and any past or current extraordinary personal or financial barriers or challenges.

Your full name should be included in the document filename for sorting.
Max file size: 4 MB
Accepted file formats: txt, rtf, odf, pdf, doc, docx, gif, jpg, png
If you submit this form without completing all required fields this file will be cleared from the form and you will need to re-add it before resubmitting

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 Princess Auto 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 Princess Auto Foundation Trades 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.