Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary


We’re proud to offer a bursary program for young people under 20. We know the teen years are when mental health and substance use problems often show up for the first time, and that this not only gets in the way of life, but also your school and career goals.

The Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary honours the legacy of Janice Lee, an 18-year-old who struggled with depression and anxiety for six years and took her own life in 2006. The following year, Blue Wave was created by her family to help break the silence around mental illness in teens and to provide support earlier. The vision of the Janice Lee Blue Wave bursary program is to invest in the resilience, wisdom and potential of young people and to reduce some of the barriers during the major transition from high school to higher education.

Awards are between $800 per recipient, depending on the year.

The 2016 deadline has closed.
Please check back for the 2017 application link.

During 2015-2017 the bursary program will be sponsored by Face the World Foundation in honour of Glenn McPherson. You can find out more about Face the World and Glenn McPherson here.

Face the World Foundation

Am I eligible?

You’re eligible if you:

What else should I know?

How do I apply?

1. Read the eligibility information and guidelines carefully.

2. Fill out the online application form (1 page long – available in the Spring). Among other questions you will be asked to submit:

If you have any questions about the bursary, or problems filling out the application form, you can [email protected]

The application process for 2016 has closed.


Thank you for your interest in our bursary!