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 $500- $750 per recipient, depending on the year.

The 2017 deadline has now closed.
Please check back next spring for the application link.


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). Among other questions you will be asked to submit:

The application process for 2017 is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in our bursary!