AFKA Bursary

This bursary is designed to help in continuing education in a college,
university, vocational institution or other special educational pursuits.
A minimum of two bursaries will be awarded annually, depending on
availability of funds.

AFKA Bursary Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a foster, former foster, adopted, or a biological child of a licensed foster or a *kinship caregiver or a child currently placed with or formerly placed with a kinship caregiver.
  • Foster or *kinship caregiver(s) must be in good standing with the AFKA. (Current Membership)

    *Kinship Caregiver for the purposes of this application refers to a kinship caregiver who is an approved placement provider.




Bursary Applications must be postmarked on or before June 1st.

Email submissions must be received by: 11:59PM pm June 1st.

Award recipients will be notified on or before July 1st.




Other NON-AFKA Bursarys

“Funding and supports are available for youth who have been in care, as they pursue post-secondary studies and prepare for adulthood…

…Advancing Futures is a transitional support program for current and former youth in government care aged 18 to 24. The program provides social and emotional supports and funding to eligible students while they pursue post-secondary studies.”

“Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.”