Lisa Huus Memorial Fund Bursaries for Post-Secondary Students With Disabilities in British Columbia

Each year the Huus Family, in partnership with Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island (formerly Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children) and generous donors, award bursaries to support the education of students with disabilities.

The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund provides bursaries up to $5,000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs.

The bursary was established in 1988 by the family of Lisa Pauline Huus, a sociology student at the University of Victoria. "Lisa fought for her rights to go to university and be treated just like any other student," says her mother Annie Huus. "We established this fund so that students with physical challenges like Lisa can access much needed financial support to pursue their educational dreams."

We encourage you to share this information with your students/network who could benefit from this financial support. Please visit for more information on the story behind the Lisa Huus Bursary, eligibility requirements, and the application process.

Additionally, you can email  or call 250-940-4950 for more information about this opportunity.

As a result of these unprecedented times, we have decided to extend the deadline for applications to June 30, 2020, however the committee will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis beginning with a first review period for all applications submitted by May 31, 2020.