Scholarships Available!

Application deadline has been extended to August 30th, 2013

YouthCO is excited to offer our first ever scholarships for HIV positive youth!

Several awards from $500 - $2000 are available. Read more to find out if this is a fit for you or for someone you know.

Who:               All youth 21 and younger living in British Columbia who are HIV positive are eligible for these awards. Recipients will be selected based on community involvement and demonstrated need. 

What:              Several scholasrhips will be awarded from $500 - $2000. These awards can be used for any educational opportunities, including post-secondary studies, conference attendance, or course registration. 

Where:            YouthCO is Canada's only youth-driven HIV and Hep C organization and is based in Vancouver, BC. Scholarships are available for positive youth who have permanent residence in British Columbia, even if education is taking place elsewhere.

When:            Deadline is August 30th, 2013. Scholarships will be awarded by September 1, 2013.

Why:               Youth Living with HIV have knowledge, resilience, and amazing ideas. This scholarship intends to strengthen our community of young positive leaders.

How:               Here is our application form and check list. You will need a reference letter as well as proof of enrolment to help demonstrate need. Please note that all submitted information will be kept confidential.

Scholarship Poster

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!