Scholarship Program

Our club offers scholarships, awards and bursaries to local female students each year.   Scholarship funds are raised through the generous donations of our members as well as a variety of fund-raising activities, including the support of the Thrifty Foods Smile Program.  We continue to add to our endowment, which is held at the Vancouver Island University Foundation.

  CFUW Nanaimo funds the following awards:

1. School District 68 Awards

3 awards, selection and disbursement managed by Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation:

  • The CFUW Nanaimo Scholarship – Degree $2,100
  • The CFUW Nanaimo Bursary $1,500
  • The CFUW Nanaimo Scholarship – Diploma $1,300

1 award, selection managed by the Awards Committee of Ladysmith Secondary School, disbursement managed by Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation:

  •  The CFUW Nanaimo Scholarship – Ladysmith $1,100

2. Vancouver Island University Awards

Selection and disbursement managed by VIU Financial Aid and Awards Office:

  • The CFUW Nanaimo Scholarship – $1,500
  • The CFUW Nanaimo Re-Entry Award$1,500
  • The CFUW Nanaimo Bursary$1,000
  • The CFUW Nanaimo Adult Basic Education Award$1,000
  • The CFUW Nanaimo Margaret Strongitharm Memorial Award$1,500
  • The CFUW Nanaimo Ocean Sciences/Marine Biology Celebration Award CFUW 100th Anniversary – $2,000
  •  The CFUW Nanaimo Clemente Award is a tuition award, up to $500, made annually at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee to a female student in the Clemente Program, as recommended by the Program’s Director.   This Clemente Program is offered by Vancouver Island University as a no cost adult learning course for individuals of low economic and educational opportunities designed to allow them the opportunity to expand their horizons.

CFUW Nanaimo respects and safeguards the privacy of our award recipients.

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3. CFUW National

CFUW Nanaimo members also donate annually to our CFUW national charity, the CFUW Charitable Trust which funds and awards fellowships and awards at the post graduate level. For details and application information, please visit

To read more about the history of CFUW scholarships click here.