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Supporting students through philanthropy

Giving to BCIT

A heartfelt thank you from the Executive Director

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To our partners, industry leaders, and the BCIT community:

These days, when community means more than ever, we are grateful for our caring and responsive donors.

Over just a few weeks and with the generosity of our supporters, we have raised $160,000 for BCIT’s COVID-19 Emergency Student Response Fund to help students impacted by the pandemic. To date, I am proud to share that the fund has helped nearly 490 BCIT students, like Aline M.

I felt seen today! After the COVID-19 outbreak, both my partner and I lost our jobs. With rent at our feet, I began to worry if I would eventually even be able to afford food. Paying for tuition seemed like a far-fetched dream. BCIT saw my struggle and reached out to me with the emergency response fund. I applied and it turns out they recognized my struggle and chose to support me. Many happy thanks to BCIT!
– Aline M., Graphic Design student, School of Business

To our donors, thank you for every student whose life your incredible generosity has changed. To the BCIT community, your invaluable support enabled us to pivot quickly to answer an urgent need. Together with all of you, we remain focused on our students’ success.

Take care and stay safe,

Jackie Jacob
Executive Director
BCIT Foundation

If you donated to BCIT recently, thank you. Rest assured that your gifts, whether given online or via mail, are being processed. As we navigate the COVID-19 crisis, we appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to send your receipt as soon as possible. If you have any concerns, please contact us at foundation@bcit.ca or 604-432-8803.

Ashley’s story

Ashley Verokosky was excited to begin studying Medical Radiography at BCIT. But before she could start, she experienced a health scare that changed everything. Watch her story as she shares how BCIT’s Rix Family Bursary motivated her, and explains how her personal experience will make her a better healthcare professional.

Ways to give

There are many ways to give. We can put your gift to work where it will have the most impact, or you can request to have your gift directed to a particular area, including:

  • Student scholarships, bursaries & awards
  • Endowments
  • Gifts in your will & planned giving
  • Major gifts
  • Gifts in kind

Find out more about our donor-funded awards.

If you’re not sure how you want to give, contact us at foundation@bcit.ca or 604-432-8803.

Give through employee payroll

Are you a BCIT employee? Help our students achieve their dreams to become the creators, innovators, and leaders the world needs. You can easily help support them by giving regularly through payroll or by making a one-time gift. Simply complete and submit this Employee Payroll Giving form [PDF].

Establish a student scholarship, bursary, or award

The generous donors behind BCIT’s awards are the key to the success of BCIT and its students. The cost of education today makes it harder than ever for students to balance their studies and pay bills. These awards can often make the difference in a student being able to complete their studies.

Endowed awards
Endowments create a lasting legacy at BCIT by providing a permanent source of funding for scholarship, bursaries or awards. Endowments can be created to support students in specific programs or BCIT can direct the funds to program areas of greatest need. Once established, contributions can be made to the endowment from industry partners, family, or friends.

An endowment is a permanent fund supporting awards. The Endowment must generate the minimum award amount. Please contact awards@bcit.ca for more information.

Annual awards

Annual gifts support student awards, scholarships or bursaries. Annual contributions may be designated to support students in specific programs or BCIT can direct the funds to program areas of greatest need.

How to establish your student scholarship, bursary, or award
Contact BCIT Foundation at foundation@bcit.ca or 604-432-8803 for more information about setting up a student scholarship, bursary, or award.

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