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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 deadline for receiving applications is now closed. Please check back in 2017.

 

2016 BC/Yukon Fire Fighters’ Helping Hand Bursary Winners

Holli Vander Wyk

Holli Vander Wyk, who is affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), is enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts program at Simon Fraser University, majoring in history. Holli’s passion is working with children so it is no surprise that her long term career goal is to be a first grade teacher. Her passion for working with children is also evident in her work in the community, her family runs a camp for those affected by SMA, she has collected gifts for under priveledged teens and made pillows and blankets for newly diagnosed SMA families.

Holli Vander Wyk

Holli Vander Wyk

Graham Koshman

Graham Koshman, who is affected by Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, is entering his second 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 and do research in theoretical physics. Graham has organized numerous fundraisers in his community and enjoys raising awareness for people with neuromuscular disorders.

Graham Koshman

Graham Koshman

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 Communications, also from Simon Fraser University. He is passonate about social justice and disability rights, he wants to help the differently-abled to achieve equality in their community.

Luke Galvani

Luke Galvani

Tikiicia Joyce

Tikicia Joyce, who is affected by Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy, is entering her third year of a four year Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. Her goal is to specialize in emergency medicine and critical care as well as do humanitarian work. She is very passionate about environmental issues and is very active on a number of disability awareness issues.

Tikiicia Joyce

Tikiicia Joyce

Jordan Marks

Jordan Marks, who is affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is currently entering his final year of law school at the University of Victoria before articling prior to completion. After completing his political science degree at the University of British Columbia he moved to Victoria to pursue becoming a lawyer. In addition to his academic success, Jordan has been very involved in his community.

Jordan Marks

Jordan Marks

Congratulations to all the bursary winners!

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