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Lisa Huus Bursaries

Each year the Huus Family, in partnership with Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island (formerly Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children) and generous donors, award bursaries to support the education of students with disabilities.


The purpose of the fund is to provide bursaries, in the range of $500 - $5,000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia and Alberta. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs.


The bursary was established in 1988 by the family of Lisa Pauline Huus, a sociology student at the University of Victoria. “Lisa fought for her rights to go to university and be treated just like any other student,” says her mother Annie Huus. “We established this fund so that students with physical challenges like Lisa can access much needed financial support to pursue their educational dreams.”


If you know an individual with a disability, who is looking to begin or continue their post-secondary education and could benefit from financial support, we encourage you to share this information with them. Please visit for more information on the story behind the Lisa Huus Bursary, eligibility requirements and the application process. Additionally, you can email or call 236.470.2137 to speak to one of our staff about this opportunity.


The deadline for applications is May 31, 2024


We hope you will share this information with the students in your life, and across your networks.

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