Professional Development Bursaries

BC Social Studies Teachers Association

Major Conference Bursary Program


The BCSSTA is pleased to announce the establishment of a new bursary program to support the professional development of our members.

The major conference bursary is designed to provide financial support to members who would like to attend major conferences in the field of Social Studies Education, but who cannot fully fund the trip through school or district funds.

Six bursaries of $500 each will be awarded for 2020/2021 conferences.

Bursary applications will be reviewed considering the following criteria:

  • Current membership in the BCSSTA and a BCTF member in good standing
  • Relevance of the conference to Social Studies education
  • Relevance of the conference to applicant’s course load
  • Financial need
  • Plan to share learning with colleagues

–     Trips chaperoning students are not eligible for this program

The selection committee may, where appropriate, award more than six bursaries at a lower amount or award similar quality applications by a random draw.

To apply, please fill out the application form below


Applications for the 2020/2021 program are due MARCH 31st  2021, and will be awarded by the end of April 2021.   Bursaries will be distributed upon receipt of proof of registration and receipts for conference expenses. 

All receipts & proof of registration must be submitted by JUNE 1st or the bursary will be forfeited.


For more information or to submit an application, please contact: bcssta@gmail.com



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