Foundry has partnered with Coast Capital to support their 2023/2024 Education Awards

These awards recognize individuals who have stayed committed to their education, even through adversity. Whether it’s financial difficulties, family issues, personal loss, lack of supports, or health challenges, the Coast Capital Education Awards & Bursaries can support youth in building a better future. These awards and bursaries are available to youth participating in the Foundry Work & Education program and are intended to help youth pursue and achieve their education goals. They may be put towards tuition, enrolment fees, or used to help overcome other challenges to pursuing education goals.

For 2023/2024, we’re offering the following awards:

  • Coast Capital Education Awards | Three $5,000 awards available
    These awards support individuals who have faced or continue to face adversity and are demonstrating a commitment to continuing their education. Examples of adversity may include, facing challenges like poverty, health issues, family issues, personal loss, racial discrimination, or lack of supports (ex. individuals who are, or who have been, in government care etc.).
  • Coast Capital Bursaries | Multiple $1,000-2,000 awards available
    Foundry centres offering the Foundry Work & Education Program will be eligible to offer 3 – 6 youth a $1000-$2000 bursary.


To be eligible to receive one of the Coast Capital Education Awards or Bursaries above, youth must be:

  1. Currently participating in the Foundry Work & Education Program
  2. A Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  3. A resident in BC for at least six months;
  4. 24 years of age or younger;
  5. For Education Awards (only) – Planning to achieve adult graduation diploma or starting/resuming post-secondary education from an accredited Canadian university, college, or technical school in the 2023/2024 school year;
  6. For Bursaries – Planning to pursue any type of studies to further educational/ career goals.

*Individuals who have delayed starting or are resuming their post-secondary studies/Adult Graduation diploma are welcome to apply.


If you have any questions about the awards or application process check out the FAQs here or contact