What is the Special Federal Initiative Scholarship?

  • This Scholarship program is made possible through funding to the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) provided by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiative Program.
  • Candidates may apply for a Scholarship towards either the full-time or part-time Bachelor of Disability Management (BDM) program at Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences.
  • Each successful candidate will be entitled to $6,500 annually for each of two years for the Full-Time BDM Program, or $3,250 annually for the first 2 years only of the Part-Time BDM Program, to cover most of the course tuition for the specialized courses towards completion of the BDM degree.
  • Candidates must have completed at least 60 transferable academic credits from a recognized post- secondary institution (or equivalent; more information below).


  • qualify for Admission Directly into Year 3 by Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) / Flexible Admission.
  • The scholarship program duration is 2 years for the 2-year Full-Time Program, or the first 2 years of the 4-year Part- Time Program. Recipients in the Full-Time Program are expected to graduate within this 2-year time frame; those in the Part-Time Program are responsible for tuition for the final 2 years of the program, and are expected to graduate at the completion of the 4th year.
  • The percentage to which the annual scholarship will cover actual tuition costs for the year will be contingent on the number of transfer credits with which prospective students will enter the degree program.