The purpose of the Round Lake Alcohol and Drug Treatment Society Scholarship Fund is to encourage First Nations students with an interest in the field of addiction to pursue post-secondary opportunities. The Fund has been established to recognize the career and public service contributions of addictions workers. Scholarships are available to assist First Nations students whose permanent address is in British Columbia and who are accepted or registered in a course of studies at an accredited post-secondary institution. 

Candidates should be intending to treat their diploma or degree as a terminal diploma/degree supporting professional employment in the field of addictions.

The Fund’s Scholarship Advisory Committee consists of representatives from the Round Lake Alcohol & Drug Treatment Society.

Two Scholarships of $500.00 each for one year shall be offered. 

A.     Eligibility:

The following persons are eligible to apply for a scholarship:

  1. Persons registered at a post-secondary educational institution, and undertaking either full time or part time course of studies directly related to the field of addictions (i.e., social worker, human support worker, addictions counsellor, psychologist).
  2. Permanent residents of British Columbia.
  3. Of First Nations ancestry. 

B.      Applications:

  1. Any application for a scholarship must be submitted on the approved form to the Round Lake Alcohol & Drug Treatment Society, 200 Emery Louis Road, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B5.
  2. To be considered, each application must be accompanied by confirmation from an accredited post-secondary institution where the applicant is a registered student.
  3. To be considered, applicants must submit as part of their application a resumé or curriculum vitae and a statement in 500 words or less that demonstrates their desire to pursue a career in the addictions field and how their studies will support that goal. 
  4. Applications must be submitted not later than 4:30 pm on September 30th with notification to the successful candidate being given by the Society by October 31st in a given year.

C.   Use of Award

  1. The scholarship will be provided to the successful applicant as a cheque in the name of the designated post-secondary institution. The scholarship may be redeemed to pay costs of tuition at the designated post-secondary educational institution, course related expenses, and/or travel.
  2. Awards for courses of study will be considered only when the program is 30 days or longer in duration and offered at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  3. Preference will be given to British Columbia courses where available.
  4. Scholarship awards are usually valid from one year from the time of award however timelines may be extended under special circumstances as determined by the Society.


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