BC/Yukon Fire Fighters’ Helping Hand Bursary

Fire Fighters in British Columbia and Yukon have been supporting Muscular Dystrophy Canada since 1954. Over the years, they have shown incredible commitment to our communities, and unceasing dedication to supporting all Canadians affected by a neuromuscular disorder.

Five years ago, BC/Yukon Fire Fighters decided to use funds raised at the BC/Yukon Fire Fighter Conference to fund a bursary for youth living with a neuromuscular disorder. The purpose of the BC/Yukon Fire Fighters’ Helping Hand Bursary is to provide financial assistance to a student in need, who wishes to pursue ongoing post secondary education or training.

Successful candidates may receive up to $3,000 from the Helping Hand Bursary fund, which will be awarded on the basis of need and the recipient’s willingness to continue the Helping Hand Legacy via a personal commitment to give back to the community.

Eligibility

To apply for this great opportunity, you must:

  • Be attending, have attended and graduated from a BC or Yukon Secondary School
  • Be a registered client with Muscular Dystrophy Canada

If you have received this scholarship before, you can even apply again!

Application Cycle

  • The 2016 BC/Yukon Fire Fighters’ Helping Hand application deadline is July 15

 

2015 BC/Yukon Fire Fighters’ Helping Hand Bursary Winners

Graham Koshman

Graham Koshman, who is affected by Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, is entering his first year at the University of Fraser Valley, pursing a degree in physics. His long term goal is to obtain his Masters and then Ph. D in the subject. Graham has organized numerous fundraisers in his community and enjoys raising awareness for people with neuromuscular disorders.

Graham Koshman

Graham Koshman

Konrad Izykowski

Konrad Izykowski, who is affected by Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, is entering his second year of engineering at the University of British Columbia. His long term goal is to combine mechanical and computer engineering to develop active prostheses to help those who need it.

Konrad Izykowski

Konrad Izykowski

Holli Vander Wyk

Holli Vander Wyk, who is affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Her long term goal is to become a social worker or counselor. Holli has been very involved in her community, her family runs a camp for other individuals and families with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, she has also collected gifts for under privileged teens and sewed pillows and blankets for newly diagnosed families of children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Holli Vander Wyk

Holli Vander Wyk

Luke Galvani

Luke Galvani, who is affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, is currently pursing his Bachelor’s in Communications from Simon Fraser University with the goal of getting his Master’s in Jounalism. He wants to help the differently-abled to achieve equlity in their community.

Luke Galvani

Luke Galvani

Congratulations to all the bursary winners!

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