Education Bursaries

Tanabe Bursaries

Making a life without limits one student at a time – that’s what the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC has been doing since 1994 with our bursary program – which is open to any student, in BC, 17 years and older wishing to attend an institute of higher learning in the following year.

The bursary is named after Yoshinori Tanabe in recognition of his years of dedication and advocacy for people living with Cerebral Palsy in British Columbia.

The funds for this bursary have been jointly funded by the Kinsmen Foundation and the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC.

Two new requirements this year:

  1. Hand-written applications will not be accepted. Please fill-in your information by typing in the answers to all questions directly into the 2017 Tanabe Bursary application form below.
    • Applications are open on Monday, July 17th, 2017
    • Applications will close on Friday, August 18th, 2017
  2. Successful applicants will be required to complete 30 hours of community service during their academic year in order to be considered for a bursary in subsequent years.


2017 Tanabe Bursary Application

Other Bursaries

Please visit your educational institution’s Financial Aid office to learn about institution-specific bursaries available to students with disabilities attending that particular college or university.

Here is a brief list of some of the other bursaries available to BC students with disabilities:


Tanabe Bursary Flyer 2017

Click Here to Read the Yoshi Tanabe and the Tanabe Bursary Story

My family is on welfare and has been for many years now. As a result we have no significant financial resources to draw upon for my future educational or living expenses.”
– bursary recipient