How We Can Help
Lorne Fraser Educational Fund
Each year, the Lorne Fraser Educational Fund awards several bursaries to people with a mental illness to help further their pursuit of post-secondary education. Bursary amounts, $700 each, are based on the annual interest of the fund and are awarded for the fall term of each year. In addition to the bursary program, the scholarship program annually awards $1000 or $2000 to two post-secondary students living with mental illness, whose educational and career goals are related to mental health promotion.
Lorne Fraser, the fund's founder and namesake, is committed to increasing opportunities for people with a mental illness. He has lived with bipolar disorder for many years and recognizes the importance of education to personal well-being. Since 1982, the Lorne Fraser Educational Fund has helped more than 150 British Columbians pursue their educational dreams.
Download the Lorne Fraser Educational Fund brochure (397 Kb PDF)
Application for 2013 Awards—submission deadline May 20, 2013
- Download the bursary application form (366 Kb PDF)
- Download the scholarship application form (462 Kb PDF)
Please download and save the PDF form to your computer. Fill out and print the PDF, then sign it and mail your complete application (with all applicable documents) to:
Chair, Review Committee, Lorne Fraser Educational Fund
c/o Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division
1200 - 1111 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 3V6
Paper copies of the application forms are available at your local CMHA branch.
How you can help
Unfortunately, the number of applicants for the Lorne Fraser program still far exceeds the number of people the fund can accommodate. Your tax-deductible contribution will enable more people with a mental illness to access post-secondary education and increase their chances of finding rewarding employment. Please print a donation form and make your contribution. Or donate online to the Lorne Fraser Fund.