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CMHA of New Brunswick is fortunate to offer the Bayview Credit Union Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to help people experiencing mental illness acquire the educational or vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society and help them move forward with their lives. To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must be: a resident of the Sussex area; diagnosed with a severe mental illness, for example, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or bipolar disorder; receiving medical treatment for the disorder, including medication and psychiatric care.

 

Bayview Credit Union Terry Craig Memorial Scholarship

 In 2013-2014 the Bayview Credit Union and CMHA of New Brunswick partnered on the establishment of the Bayview Credit Union Terry Craig Memorial Scholarship. The Bayview Credit Union’s Board of Directors authorized the establishment of an annual $1000 scholarship for a student who is a resident of Southern New Brunswick (St. Stephen to Sussex) with a diagnosed mental health issue in memory of their former employee Terry Craig. It was offered for the first time during the academic year 2014-2015.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Southern New Brunswick (St. Stephen to Sussex)
  • Be diagnosed with a diagnosed mental health issue. i.e.: bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder etc.
  • Be receiving medical treatment for the disorder, including medication and psychiatric care.
  • Complete an application package. Please see criteria section below.

 Eligible programs:

The Bayview Credit Union Terry Craig Memorial Scholarship offers financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate, diploma, or degree from an accredited institution such as:

  • High School Equivalency programs
  • Community College, Trade or Vocational School programs
  • Bachelor or Graduate degrees

*** Non-credit, online or home study courses are not eligible ***

Criteria:

Applications will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Meet the residency requirement.
  • Completed application form. The form is found in your scholarship package.
  • 2 completed personal references forms from individuals such as a doctor, a mental health professional, a teacher, an employer etc. These forms are also found in your package.
  • A letter describing your career and study goals. Your experiences and how you have learned to cope with a mental illness may also be included. Please include the name of the institution you plan to attend and the specific courses/programs you are applying for. The letter should be typed and no more than three, double-spaced pages.

Personal interviews may be requested. Award recipients will be chosen from the list of eligible applicants by a selection committee. Recipients will also be asked to report the outcome of their educational experience.

Scholarships will be effective for the January 2017 semester.

Applicants must be planning to attend school during this period. The award may be paid to the individual or directly to the institution.

 All information submitted is for the selection committee only and will be kept confidential.

 Please note, a complete application must include all of the following as described in Criteria above:

  • Application Form
  • Reference Form 1 
  • Reference Form 2 
  • A letter describing your career and study goals.