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Mental Health Scholarships & Bursaries


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Mental Health Scholarships & Bursaries

CMHA's Lorne Fraser Education Fund was established by Lorne Fraser and continues to grow, in memory of his dedication to ensuring educational opportunities for people with mental illness thank you for helping to carrying his legacy forward by supporting the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Divison and The Lorne Fraser Education Fund.

The Lorne Fraser Educational Fund provides bursaries and scholarships to help people with mental illness achieve their post secondary goals, whether at college, university or a trade school. Bursaries and scholarships are funded from the annual interest from the fund, so as to never erode the capital. The fund was created by Lorne Douglas Fraser using his own money plus donations from his neighbours in Surrey. Lorne’s passion for increasing opportunities for people with mental illness stems, in part, from his own experiences with bipolar disorder. Since 1982, the Lorne Fraser Educational Fund has helped nearly 200 British Columbians pursue their educational dreams. The value of the fund as of March 2017 was $224,692.

Since 1982, CMHA BC has been helping people with mental illness further their pursuit of post-secondary education through our scholarship and bursary programs. It is our honour to thank Lorne Fraser for his leadership, passion and commitment to CMHA BC and mental health for all. A man loved by all, you will be missed and remembered. 

“I cannot begin to thank Lorne Fraser and CMHA BC for selecting me as one of the Lorne Fraser award recipients. I was planning to take a hiatus from studies because I could not afford the tuition for fall and was very saddened by the situation. I cannot begin to find adequate words to elucidate the relief I felt after receiving your email and realizing I can indeed continue with my studies and portfolio … I am so happy you are supporting me on my journey to contribute to society on many levels.” – Bursary Recipient