VIU receives funding from Joyce Foundation for Youth In Care tuition waivers

January 12, 2016

Vancouver Island University has received a $500 K donation from The Joyce Foundation to support its Youth in Care Tuition Waiver program. The funds will be used for ongoing support bursaries for students over the age of 24 in the program. “Young people who age out of care, and find themselves losing the majority of BC government support by age 24 require additional support in the form of bursaries to help them achieve their educational goals,” said VIU President Ralph Nilson. In 2013, VIU became the first PSE institution in BC to begin offering a tuition waiver for youth in care. VIU