Janice Lee Blue Wave Youth 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 Youth 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.

Three $700 awards are available in 2018.

The 2018 application period is now closed.
Please check back in spring 2019 for the next application period.


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 (one page long). Among other questions you will be asked to submit:

Thank you for your interest in the Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary program!