Howard Legacy Youth Fund

Howard Legacy Youth Fund: improving education options for youth in and from care

According to a recent news report, studies suggest that young people in foster care are 50 per cent more likely to go on to post-secondary education if some funding is provided. They are healthier, happier, and less likely to become criminally involved or to access government services, like welfare.  

Through the Howard Legacy Youth Bursary, two $1000 awards are made available to youth in or from care who plan to study at a post-secondary level in any academic, technical, or vocational institution in BC.

The bursary program evolved as a result of an individual donor, Peggy Howard, who was inspired into action after viewing Global TV’s and reporter Catherine Pope’s 4 part series on teen adoption, which aired in February of 2012. As a champion for youth, and an active volunteer and philanthropist in the Victoria area, Ms. Howard has a personal interest in supporting youth in and from BC’s foster care system to reach their academic and career goals.

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Find out more about eligibility and how to apply for the Howard Legacy Youth Fund bursary.