Who is eligible for the WDA Grant Scholarship?

The Scholarship program is open to candidates with landed immigrant or Canadian citizenship status who are permanent residents in British Columbia.

Successful candidates:

  • Must meet the admission criteria of PCU-WHS.
  • Have graduated with a 2-year diploma, associate degree, or other relevant educational prerequisite which provides 60 credits in a range of discipline (preferred domains listed below)
    • Current students must be attending a BC post-secondary institution.
    • Students converting from an existing career path who have graduated from any university or college.
  • Submit a reflective essay of approximately 1,000 words outlining their reasons for wishing to pursue a career in disability management.
  • Be in a position to register in the Full-Time or Part-Time Bachelor of Disability Management ( BDM) program beginning in September 2021 and to complete the degree within a 2-year period for the Full-Time Program or a 4 year period for the Par-Time Program.
  • Have access to online facilities and high-speed internet.
  • Have access to online facilities and high speed internet.
  • Are required to attend an online orientation to the program in advance of the first academic term.

Candidates with an average post-secondary GPA of 3.0 or higher will be preferred.
Preferred domains of previous study include:

  • Human Resources
  • Occupational Health Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Social Work

Students who have not completed relevant work experience in the field will be required to complete a Level 3 Practicum course, which is outside of the scope of the Scholarship.