Community Foundation - Apply for Student Awards

Student Awards Applications must be SUBMITTED by 11:59 pm on May 15, 2024

Thank you for your interest in the Columbia Valley Community Foundation’s Student Awards.   Our new online application portal  is under construction and will be made available on April 15, 2024.

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



  • Details of residency in the Columbia Valley, schooling and extracurricular activities
  • Details of planned post-secondary education
  • Projected financial resources and expenses
  • One (1) reference letter from a character or professional reference (ie. employer, teacher, coach, volunteer leader). Letters from relatives are inadmissible
  • Two (2) images of present work (for Alan J. Witherspoon applicants only)

For Greg Constable Bursary Award, Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley Award, and Tom Sanders Memorial Fund

These awards are restricted to current year DTSS graduates.   Please apply through the application form found on the DTSS websiteThe application deadline for these awards is April 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm.