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How to Apply for a Mary Thomas Memorial ECE Scholarship

This scholarship was created in honour and in fond memory of a highly respected Neskonlith Elder, Mary Thomas. Each year, the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) offers one $1000 scholarship for eligible Basic ECE students and one $1500 scholarship for eligible Post-Basic ECE students.

Scholarships are awarded after students have completed either a Basic or Post-Basic ECE Certificate or Diploma program (including all practicum requirements). We encourage all Indigenous educators who have completed a program during the 2021/2022 school year to apply. These scholarships are available for full-time and part-time ECE students who meet the eligibility requirements.

The scholarship application is now open! The deadline is July 31, 2022.

Applicants will receive notification of the decision in the Fall of 2022. Best of luck!

Download the information and application form.

If you cannot download or open this document, we can e-mail or fax it to you. Please call 604-913-9128 or email [email protected].

Please note, it is important for official transcripts to be sent directly from the educational institution.
Letters of reference, forms, etc. can be sent by email.

You may submit your application form to us by:


BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Attn: Coordinator (Mary Thomas Scholarship)
102 – 100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2


Subject: Coordinator (Mary Thomas Scholarship) – insert your name

[email protected]

The guidelines for this program are subject to change without notice.

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