Community Foundation - Apply for Student Awards

Student Awards Applications must be RECEIVED by 12 noon on November 30th.

For all awards (Alan J. Witherspoon Memorial Fine Arts Fund, Arnold Ellis Scholarship Fund, Bidder Bursary Fund and Erwin Kloos Memorial Fund)

The application package must include:


1. Student Award Application

2. Letter of Reference

3. Two (2) Images of Present Work (for Alan J. Witherspoon Memorial Fine Arts Fund applicants only)


Please download the documents provided. You may complete these electronically or by hand.


To complete electronically, use Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download), fill out and save, then submit by email to  Use of software other than Adobe Acrobat Reader may cause responses to save improperly.

Download Application Form:

Download Reference Title Page:

If you are experiencing any technical issues with the application forms, please email

Applications may be submitted by email (preferred) or regular mail.


Regular Mail

Columbia Valley Community Foundation
PO Box 991
Invermere, BC V0A 1K0