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  • findfundsblogger 11:04 am on May 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hooray! Scholarships for Women 

    Minerva FoundationGood day, Funds Fans!  In case you missed it, please review the May 2014 Deadline Alert for a schwack of great funds coming up this month.

    Today’s post is for the ladies 😉 If you are, or know of, a woman who is advancing her education, please have a look at this post.

    The Minerva Education Awards support women from a variety of backgrounds achieve their dreams of furthering their education in schools and programs throughout BC.   Deadlines for these awards vary, with the earliest deadline being June 1, 2014.  These awards are made possible with generous contributions from organizations and individual donors, in partnership with The Minerva Foundation.

    For all Education Awards, preference is given to women who meet one or more of the following:

    • Single mothers, immigrant women, Aboriginal women, and women with disabilities obtaining further education
    • Mature women who want to upgrade their skills when returning to the workforce after an absence
    • Women in non-traditional fields of study

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it!!

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  • findfundsblogger 10:34 am on October 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Arts and Environment funding plus a scholarship for Food Safety 

    TGIF!

    Welcome to Friday, Funds Fans!  Here’s a bit of weekend reading.  Don’t forget to check the Deadline Alert because October has LOTS of other funding opportunities and it’s not too late to get your proposal in.

    EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.  The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. In keeping with Environment Canada’s national environmental priorities, the Program supports projects that address the following four themes: Clean air; Clean water; Climate change; Nature.  Maximum Grant $100,000 per project. Deadline:  November 1st, 2013.

    British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) has recognized that it takes a combination of hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goal of a post-secondary education. That’s why they’ve developed a scholarship fund to help encourage student funding and interest in food protection in BC.  Two scholarships are available in the amounts of $1500 and $1000.  Deadline:  November 30th, 2013.

    Canada Council for the Arts has numerous funding streams.  Grants range from $500 to $100,000.  Deadlines coming up on November 1st include:

    • Aboriginal Peoples Dance Companies, Organizations, Groups and Collectives
    • Grants to Professional Musicians – Individuals
    • Project Grants to Media Arts Organizations, Groups and Collectives
    • Grants to Media Arts Organizations
    • Initiatives, Aboriginal Peoples Production Project Grants in Dance
    • Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals
    • Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts

    Also, November 15th is an important deadline for the following Canada Council grants:

    • Inter-Arts Office: Touring Grants to Artists and Organizations
    • Elder and Youth Legacy Program
    • Music: Travel Grants
    • Support Services to the Dance Milieu: Multi-year and Annual Grants
    • Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange: National and International Project Grants
    • Inter-Arts Office: Project Grants to Organizations

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 10:48 am on October 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Health Funding! 

    Health FundingHello Funds Fans!  It’s a great day for those of you in the healthcare field 🙂  Funding AND scholarships!!

    The Cardinal Health Foundation is seeking proposals from healthcare institutions that will impact the efficiency and quality of care. Grants between $7,500 and $35,000 will be awarded to approximately 25 organizations in 2014.  Deadline: December 6th, 2013.  Focus areas include: Medication safety across transitions of care from the acute setting to the community/home; Operating room efficiency testing the AORN protocol to assess risk and implement changes to reduce pressure ulcers in the operating room; Implementing protocols to improve infant outcomes for babies born addicted to opiates.

    McKesson Canada  believes that it is their responsibility to help the most vulnerable and at-risk members of the communities in which they operate. Each year, the McKesson Foundation’s Regional Grants Program makes it possible for many Canadian non-profit charities to improve the status of children and youth in the areas of health and education.  McKesson Canada encourages the submission of grant applications for one-time specific projects or programs on an annual basis.  Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000.  Deadline: November 1st, 2013. 

    Due November 1st.  Indspire Aboriginal Health Careers and Post Secondary Education Scholarships.   Indspire, formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines.

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  • findfundsblogger 1:53 pm on August 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Do you know of an unsung hero? 

    Celebrating herioc deeds.

    Hi Funds Fans!  Here is a wonderful opportunity to recognize an unsung hero.  Check it out!!

    The two-fold mission of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission: To recognize persons who perform acts of heroism in civilian life in the United States and Canada, and to provide financial assistance for those disabled and the dependents of those killed helping others.

    “We live in a heroic age,” Andrew Carnegie wrote in the opening lines of the Commission’s founding Deed of Trust in 1904. “Not seldom are we thrilled by deeds of heroism where men or women are injured or lose their lives in attempting to preserve or rescue their fellows.”

    Carnegie’s “hero fund,” administered by a 21-member commission in Pittsburgh, was charged with honoring whom he called the “heroes of civilization,” whose lifesaving actions put them in stark contrast to the “heroes of barbarism, (who) maimed or killed” their fellow man. That the mission of the Hero Fund as set forth by Carnegie is unchanged over more than a century, despite massive upheaval in the social and world order, is testament both to his foresight and to essentially unchanging human nature.

    Each medal comes with a cash award of at least $5,000 and recognizes individuals who voluntarily risk their lives to save the life of another person. Those who die performing acts of heroism may be nominated posthumously and their next of kin may receive continuing support, death benefits, or scholarship assistance. Additional information is available on the commission’s Web site.

    Individuals who perform acts of rescue in which no full measure of responsibility exists between the rescuer and the rescued may be nominated.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:39 am on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    $1,000 for skills upgrading! 

    Minerva FoundationHey Funds Fans, great news for caregivers!!

    Through the Minerva Cares Education Award, four (4) awards of $1,000 each will be available to support eligible caregivers to upgrade their skills or advance their education.  Deadline: June 17th, 2013.

    Minerva’s education awards target women who will have the most impact in their work or community, and those in fields or demographic groups who are currently underrepresented in leadership roles.  The purpose of the award is to support eligible caregivers who wish to upgrade their skills or advance their education at an accredited British Columbia public or private institution.  Award funds can also be used for English classes and driving lessons ($500 per recipient).

    To be eligible for the award, a recipient must be a female resident of British Columbia, have at least one year of experience as an employed caregiver (e.g. eldercare, childcare) in Canada,  demonstrate financial need and meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • a single mother advancing her education
    • a mature woman returning to the workforce after a long absence
    • an immigrant or an Aboriginal woman overcoming educational barriers
    • a woman with a disability overcoming educational barriers

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  • findfundsblogger 10:49 am on April 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds Blogger is back in action :) 

    All moved and back on the blogging highway!

    All moved and back on the blogging highway!

    Hello, hello, hello, Funds Fans!!  As evidenced by the lack of an April Deadline Alert, the move was quite a consuming event but here I am now and hoping to make it all up to my dedicated blog followers.  Happy belated Easter, too!

    So, on with the show and WTF, right?  As in Where’s The Funds, of course 🙂

    First off, the New Relationship Trust has opened up several granting streams for First Nation communities around this beautiful province:

    Youth Grants – A maximum of $2,000 is available per project to assist BC First Nation youth in their communities. Priority is given to groups and projects that demonstrate capacity building, leadership or mentorship for First Nation youth.  Deadline: Noon, Friday June 28th, 2013

    Elders Grant – A maximum of $2,000 is available per project, and priority will be given to projects that benefit Elders and/or Elders groups at the community or Nation level.  Deadline: Noon, Thursday May 23rd, 2013

    Direct Support – Direct Support funding is intended to help First Nation communities build capacity in the areas that they need it most.  A maximum of $25,000 per project is available to individual First Nations and a maximum of $50,000 per project is available to groups of three First Nations who are collaborating on a capacity building initiative.  Deadline: Noon on May 15th, 2013

    Policy Development –  Policy Development funding is available to First Nation organizations with a province-wide mandate.  NRT will support up to $50,000 or 75% of eligible project costs (proponents must contribute the other 25%) towards policy development projects for the benefit of BC First Nation communities and citizens.  Grants are awarded until funds are exhausted. ($250,000 is available in total)

    Also, through the Fire Chiefs’ Association of B.C., several scholarships are available for dependents of and/or active/volunteer firefighters.  They are :

    FIRE CHIEF BOB PATERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS have been established by the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia in memory of Fire Chief Bob Paterson, 100 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department, who was killed on duty while responding to a motor vehicle accident in 1997.   The scholarships may be awarded to dependent children of an Active member of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia, who is pursuing their goal of higher education.  Award: $1,000.  Deadline: April 30th, 2013

    CHAD SCHAPANSKY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  was established in 2004 in memory of Firefighter Chad Schapansky, Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department, who lost his life fighting a fire in his community of Clearwater, BC. The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is a volunteer firefighter in British Columbia who wishes to further their education at a Canadian Training Facility to pursue a career as a full time firefighter.   Award: $1,000.  Deadline: April 30th, 2013

    NICK TRESNICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2006 in memory of Assistant Chief Nick Tresnich who spent over 30 years with the Lake Country Fire Department. The scholarship will be awarded to applicants who are firefighters or fire officers in British Columbia who wish to further their emergency services education to pursue or further their career as a fire services member.  Award: $1,000.  Deadline: April 30th, 2013

    For those of you who are or want to be involved in artistic or cultural collaborations with developing countries, please note that UNESCO’s International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) is launching a call for proposals for artistic and creative projects. It prioritizes young creators (18-30 years) and projects from or benefitting developing countries.  As stipulated in the IFPC’s Operational Guidelines, IFPC assistance measures shall be allocated subject to availability of resources and taking into account the projects’ compliance with all criteria.  Grants range from US $20,000 to US $100,000 and covers no more than 80% of the total budget.  Deadline: May 2nd, 2013.

    For hopeful globe-trotters, the Embassy of Canada in Italy is pleased to accept applications for the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013. This award provides funding to Italian researchers, scientists and innovation experts to travel to Canada for short visits to lay the groundwork for collaborative efforts.  The Canada-Italy Innovation Award aims to develop relationships initiated through networking activities into long-term collaborations. Applications are open to Italian researchers and science and innovation experts who have connected with Canadian counterparts. Ideal outcomes include joint publications; joint or complementary funding applications; student / researcher exchange programmes; sharing of equipment, materials and facilities; exchange of skills and techniques; institutional linkages; and technology transfer. The development of innovative models of collaboration is strongly encouraged. Initial outcomes should be delivered over the first 6 to 12 months following the visit and lead to the development of long-term relationships.   Awards are to support the applicant’s travel to Canada. The value of an award will be up to a maximum of $3,000 (CAD). Expenses that are eligible for reimbursement include economy class airfare (not premium economy), accommodation, local transportation and a $90 (CAD) per diem. No other costs will be considered.  Projects in the following priority areas will be considered for funding: Energy/Environment, Arctic/Polar Research, International Security, Health & Life Sciences, Green Technologies, Nanotechnology & ICT, New Materials for Transportation, Agri-food, Ocean Technologies.

    Okay, folks, so there’s a bit o’ funding to whet your appetitie.  Now, I’ll put together an April Deadline Alert which I hope to have posted by this afternoon.

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  • findfundsblogger 7:34 am on February 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices: Apply by March 15th 

    First Nation Training Program

    Deadline to apply: March 15th, 2013

    Hi Funds Fans!  Here is a fabulous training opportunity for First Nations individuals in Canada interested in contributing to the preservation of their cultural and heritage artifacts and traditional knowledge. The Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices provides Aboriginal people with professional and technical training in museum practices as well as internship opportunities at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.  The annual application deadline is March 15.  The program provides a small stipend, travel, training and facilities for  the Program. Participants are encouraged to seek additional sources of financial support to cover living expenses.

    Candidates must meet the following criteria:

    • have completed grade 12 (or secondary 4 in Quebec); or
    • have experience in Aboriginal culture interpretation or related skills
    • Other criteria may apply.

    Applications must contain the following documents:

    • a current résumé
    • a statement of interest in the Program
    • two letters of reference from an Aboriginal community or organization, or from individuals in a position of authority

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  • findfundsblogger 11:53 am on January 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Scholarship Alert for Tourism and Hospitality Students 

    Scholarships!

    Applications accepted starting February 2013

    Good news for students pursuing studies in the Tourism and Hospitality fields!

    Tourism Cares Academic Scholarship Program : Tourism Cares is offering 50 Academic Scholarships, ranging from $1,000 from $5,000, for an annual total of more than $70,000.  The Academic Scholarships benefit high school, undergraduate or graduate level students of travel, tourism or hospitality related programs of study at accredited schools within the United States and Canada.

    Scholarship Application Opens: February 2013.  Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2013 5:00pm EST

    Applicants may only apply for the Academic Scholarship Program through the online application which will be available in February.

    Tourism Cares Academic Scholarships are offered in three categories:

     
  • findfundsblogger 8:49 am on January 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    DEADLINE ALERT! Grants for students and more funding for civil society organizations 

    Student Grants & CSO FundingHello Funds Fans!  I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.  A few more fabulous funding opportunities crossed my desk and without further ado, here they are:

    The Dell Social Innovation Challenge annual competition is open to ALL university students in the world–-it doesn’t matter what school you attend or what you’re studying. And you don’t need a venture plan to enter. Everything from early-stage ideas to mature projects that are up and running can compete to win. Your innovation project could be vested in starting a nonprofit organization, a for-profit business, a campaign, community volunteerism, university club or even other informal or formal operations. Your individual user profile gives you an option to find project team members, join existing teams, attract support and help others on their projects.  Deadline to enter: January 28th, 2013.  The Grand Prize Awards will be five cash prizes totaling $140,000.

    For civil society organizations, the Commonwealth Foundation contributes to sustainable development in the context of effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation.  It will support innovation, share replicable and sustainable models, and promote good practice across the participatory governance sector.  Participatory governance is about how the state, the market and Civil Society interact to effect change. These interactions involve the inclusion of Civil Society in decision-making processes, enabling citizens to exercise voice and vote and engaging in policy formation among others. “Citizens are engaged in public venues at a variety of times…thus allowing them to be involved in policy formation, selection and oversight”.  Under the the Participatory Governance Grants programme, the maximum grant is up to £30,000 per year.  Multi-year projects are accepted up to three years.  Deadline: January 31st, 2013 (5pm GMT).  They are inviting CSOs to submit an application addressing either Dialogue or Collaboration within the broader theme of Participatory Governance or a combination of the two areas.  The grants programme will be particularly supportive of proposals that mainstream the Foundation’s cross-cutting outcome areas in their project design:

    • Gender equality
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Cultural respect and understanding

    And last on the list for today, another opportunity for students through the Alexia Foundation which provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce picture stories that further the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.  Deadline is Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

    You are encouraged to consider stories that explore cultural understanding in or near you local community. While we do not discourage proposals on foreign topics, the judges give no extra weight to foreign topics, and indeed, think that you are more likely to complete a story near home than one abroad.  We welcome proposals for still photography projects or for multimedia projects.

    Undergrad and grad students are eligible, but there is only one First Place, one Second Place and three Awards of Excellence.  Winners will be announced March 1, 2013.

    Undergrad awards

    First Place if Winner is an Undergrad:
    • Full tuition for study at the SU London Program for the Fall 2013 semester. Tuition is about $19,000.
    • $1000 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.
    • $500 will be awarded to the sponsoring academic department.

    Second Place if Winner is an Undergrad:
    • Half tuition for study at the SU London Program.
    • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $250 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

    Awards of Excellence: Three awards of excellence each receive
    • $1500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program, or for any Momenta Photo Workshop.
    • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $150 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

    Grad awards

    First Place if Winner is a Grad:
    • Grad students take only two courses in London. This award pays tuition for two classes during Fall, semester and program fees, up to a total of $15,000.
    • $1000 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.
    • $500 will be awarded to the sponsoring academic department.

    Second Place if Winner is a Grad:
    • Full tuition for two classes at the SU London Program in Fall, 2013.
    • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $250 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

    Awards of Excellence: Three awards of excellence each receive
    • $1500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program, or for any Momenta Photo Workshop.
    • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
    • $150 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

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    We’ve posted many funds so far this month – click here to see them all!

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:51 am on December 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES! Deadline: December 16th 

    Scholarships for Canadian Students!

    Deadline: December 16th, 2012

    <BREAKING>  Re-tweet and share this one with your networks!!  Lime Connect and BMO are pleased to offer two outstanding scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities studying at universities in Canada. Funds are provided in support of future studies, and details include:

    BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship (C$5,000/US$10,000)

    Eligibility:  A current undergraduate or graduate student at a four-year university in the United States or Canada (graduate program itself, i.e., business school, may be shorter in length)

    Continuing studies as a full-time student in fall 2013 (with a minimum 40% course load)

    Pursuing a degree in business/commerce, engineering, math, physics, statistics or a related discipline

    Interested in a career in Financial Services with a focus on Capital Markets preferred

    A person with any (visible or invisible) disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply

    BMO Financial Group Lime Connect Scholarship and Internship Program   (C$2500 and a paid internship position as a Financial Services Manager for May – August 2013 at one of BMO’s branches across Canada)

    Eligibility includes:

    • A current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a four-year university or recognized college in Canada (graduate program itself, i.e., business school, may be shorter in length)
    • Continuing studies as a full time student in fall 2013 with a minimum 40% course load
    • Interested in pursuing a career as a Financial Services Manager at one of BMO’s branches across Canada and available to work summer 2013 in an internship position
    • Canadian resident eligible to legally work in Canada
    • A student with any visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply

    Scholarships are awarded based on merit, not on financial need; and while candidates must acknowledge that they are a person with a disability, disclosure of specific details are not required. Previous scholars and previous applicants for both opportunities are encouraged to apply in 2012 if they remain eligible.

    The deadline for application submissions is midnight PST on Sunday, December 16 (3am Dec. 17th, EST).

     
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