Opening doors to a brighter future

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation® Social Impact Bursaries are awarded annually to more than 500 students experiencing critical financial need who are committed to making a difference in their communities.

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Invest in your future

Post-secondary education opens doors to a brighter future for youth and their families. Unfortunately, not all youth have the resources needed to attend college or university. According to Statistics Canada and a 2022 survey conducted by Angus Reid, graduating students owe an average of $28,000, while two in five students are considering withdrawing from their studies altogether.

While many student award programs focus on recognizing academic achievement, we will enable those in financial need to have an opportunity to thrive through higher education. In addition, the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Social Impact Bursary is for students who are driven to make the world a better place by taking on a social impact project. 

Recipients of the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Social Impact Bursary will receive a bursary valued at $3,000 (college) or $5,000 (university) to put toward tuition fees at Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Who can apply

  • Youth between the ages of 17 and 29 who are accepted into, or attending, any undergraduate degree or diploma program at a college, university or polytechnic institute in Canada

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents

  • Those experiencing financial need ($65,000 or less net combined family income)

  • Students who are committed to developing an innovative project or venture during their studies that will have a positive social or environmental impact in their community.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2023 bursaries. The next student bursary application window will open in early 2024.

Bursary recipients may also be eligible for free or discounted mobile or internet services, mentoring, internships and other career development opportunities.

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Social Impact Bursary is also available to students directly through the financial aid offices at our partners below