Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries

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Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries2021-02-23T16:58:40-08:00

French Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Applicants must have completed their practicum within the last six months with a recognized university OR be in the professional year in a Bachelor of Education degree at a recognized university or university college and become a French teacher in B.C. or Yukon. For More information please click here.

Many CPF-BC chapters have scholarships or bursaries available. For more information, contact your local CPF chapter (use menu at the top right of this website or contact [email protected] to find a chapter near you).

The Department of Canadian Heritage supports a range of Official Languages Funding Programs. The collective goal of these programs is to:
• promote French and English languages in Canadian society; and
• encourage the development of Francophone and Anglophone communities in minority situations.
For more info:

L’Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC) is offering dozens of $3,000 scholarships to students who enrol in a French-language program at an ACUFC member university, including Collège Educacentre, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Victoria. For more information, please visit the ACUFC website:

Explore is a five-week intensive language-learning course. Students can take the course in the spring or summer. Participants in Explore receive a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation. The educational institution receives the bursary directly.

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (those studying in Canada on student visas are not eligible); and
  • be at least in Grade 11 (secondary 5 in Quebec) during the preceding school year or be at the postsecondary level by the time your Explore course begins; and
  • have been a full-time student for at least one term during the current school year.

More information and application forms can be found here.

CPF is delighted to announce a partnership between our branch and Encounters with Canada, a dynamic cultural organization aimed at building cultural awareness in Canada. Encounters with Canada runs a one-week, bilingual, Canadian studies program at The Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre, in Ottawa. From September through May, more than 130, 14 – 17 year olds attend the youth forum each week. Encounters aims to bring young Canadians of different backgrounds and regions together for an opportunity to learn about one another, to discover their country through one another, and to gain a better understanding of Canadian institutions.

While Encounters with Canada covers the travel and accommodation costs, students are required to raise the $750 registration fee. Starting in September 2007, CPF has awarded over twenty $100 bursaries to youth delegates from BC and Yukon to help subsidize the registration fee. Only children of CPF members are eligible for the bursary. Bursaries will be allocated to members on a first come, first served basis annually.

To apply for the bursary, please download the form below and provide proof of acceptance to the program and proof of payment to Encounters. Find the CPF application form here:

To learn more please visit:

Encounters with Canada:
Rencontres du Canada:

A bursary to encourage students to register in a one-year full-time programme, offered in French, by the Faculty of Education of a BC post-secondary institution, where the objective is to train prospective teachers specializing in French as a first language (francophone) or French as a second language (French immersion).

Information available:

Bursaries to assist Core French, Immersion or Francophone Program teachers to attend credit and non-credit courses to improve their French academic and linguistic qualifications.
Application form available at:

Odyssey is a full-time work experience that provides you the opportunity to travel Canada, make a difference in the lives of others, and share your culture. Odyssey gives you the opportunity to lead language activities — in English — in an elementary, secondary, or postsecondary classroom to support the teacher. From the beginning of September through to May 31, you will work 25 hours a week helping young people who want to learn English and discover anglophone Canadian culture.You will receive a taxable salary of $18,500 (approximately $20 per hour) for the nine months of your Odyssey work term.

You are eligible to participate in this program you meet the following criteria:

  • English must be your first (dominant) language. You must be proficient in both oral and written English.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Those studying in Canada on student visas are not eligible.
  • You must have completed (within the last 10 years) at least one year of postsecondary studies by June of the coming year or, in Quebec, have at least your diploma of college studies (D.C.S.) or have completed one year of university.

For more information, visit the Odyssey website.

A reciprocal exchange program available for a limited number of Grade 10-11 French Immersion and Francophone Program (formerly Programme cadre de français) students. Quebec students live with BC families for three months and attend BC high schools. Later in the school year, BC students live with Quebec families for three months and attend Quebec high schools. Apply through participating schools. More info:

Destination Clic is a three-week intensive language course and cultural exchange for francophone high school students. Students live on campus and have classes and themed activities every day. Destination Clic covers the cost of the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation, as well as part of the travel costs. For more information, visit:

Government of Canada Student Financial Assistance
Information and tools designed to help you save, plan and pay for post-secondary education.

Embassy of France in Canada
Masters, Doctorate Information on Masters and doctorate level scholarships and fellowships for studying in France.

University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Immersion Program. Undergraduate scholarship for French Immersion students.

Government of Canada Youth Programs
Find out out about bilingual cultural youth programs and opportunities for worldwide study, work and travel.

Scholarships Canada
Search through their database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You’ll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.

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