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2017 Grants Awarded

Click on the Grants and Scholarship icon to read about the organizations who received our 2017 grants.


Scholarships & Bursaries

View and download the 2017 Scholarship Application PDF.

2016 Bulkley Valley Community Foundation Recipients




Garth Lester will be attending Trinity Western University to complete a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He enjoys the outdoors but music is also a very big part of his life. Garth has been an active volunteer in numerous school activities as well as well as volunteering for organizations in our community such as Helping Hands, volunteering at a summer camp and the Christmas Hamper Program.


Emily Stolte plans to attend Kings University with the goal of becoming a pediatrician.  She has played on many of the sports teams while attending high school and has been very involved in her schools musicals. She played the lead role in this years' presentation. She has volunteered at school and has been a leader in training at Camp Goodtimes, a summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings.


Taylor Beck is attending the Souther Alberta Institute of Technology where she is enrolled in the Business Administration Program. Taylors' first love is hockey and for the past three years has played on the Northern Courgars/Capitals Female Major Midget Team.


Carli Wardrop will be attending the University of British Columbia Okanagan to obtain a Bachelor of Arts. Rodeo, 4-H, sports, family and school are the biggest parts of her life.


Donny Fan is planning to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Sciences(Engineering) at UBC and finds mechanical and electrical engineering to be the most interesting. Donny has been involved in the Hazelton Community Charity Prgram for three years and was involved in numerous school projects while attending high school. He enjoys anything to do with computers as well as photograph and hiking.


Lydia Barr will attend Red River College to pursue a Business Administration Diploma as well as a Residential Decorating Certificate.  She would like to own her own business. Lydia enjoys volleyball but her favorite hobby is horseback riding and has participated in yearly horse camps and horse shows.



2016 Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation Recipients


Jenna Rauch will be attending Mount Royal University and will be studying health and physical education with a major in athletic therapy. Jenna has been involved in dance since she was three years old and has participated in numerous sports while attending school. Playing so many different sports has aroused her curiosity about how the human body works and how it heals after an injury. Jenna has been a volunteer with many community organizations.


Alannah Markert  plans on attending the University of Victoria with the intention on becoming an international English teacher. Alannah states that her first love is skiing and volunteers teaching young people alpine skills. In 2012 she was the Regional Female Alpine Champion. Up until graduation, she participated in a young women’s project at Smithers Secondary which assisted grade eight girls ease into high school. Alannah also states that she has purposefully grown her hair long so that she could donate it to Angle Hair For Kids. 

Matthew Slaa will be attending the University of the Fraser Valley to obtain his teaching degree and then would like to be an elementary school teacher. Matthew was president of his student council for two years, has acted in three musicals and played soccer and volleyball since he was ten. He volunteers his time as part of an outreach program with his church for First Nations children. He also volunteers at a summer camp for First Nations children. Matthew says: "I love being outside, I love music and I love doing things with my hands."


The 2016 Nick Van Arem Award for Courage, Spirit and Determination was awarded to Mavis Dennis.








The Bulkley Valley Community Foundation strives to improve quality of life in our communities by awarding local organizations grants.




The Bulkley Valley Community Foundation allocates its revenue generated on the endowment funds to grants annually.




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