Scholarships for LGBTQ2S+ Students from The Chilliwack & Kent Areas.

Chilliwack Pride Society President Teri Westerby with Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon at the 2021 Chilliwack Pride Festival.

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon at the 2021 Chilliwack Pride Festival.

The Chilliwack Pride Society Partners with MLA Kelli Paddon to Offer scholarships for LGBTQ2S+ Students

Education is the cornerstone of our society. The Chilliwack Pride Society believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams and have access to a post-secondary education.

The LGBTQ2S+ community faces incredible educational barriers. Many folks are not accepted at home or among their peers, whether it is because of their gender identity or because of who they love. Some are forced to leave home at a young age, or find their own way to affirming medical care.

With these scholorships, we hope to lessen the financial barriers for our community to access their post-secondary education and, ultimately, their dreams.

The Chilliwack Pride Society executives with Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon. Left to right: Teri Westerby, Kelli Paddon, Jackie Oldhaver, Margaret Reid, Sheralie Taylor, Mallory Tomlinson, Aaron Pariseau and Jason Stromberg.

Three Scholarships Available

$250 for 2 Students in Chilliwack or Kent

Available for any 2 students who identify as LGBTQ2S+ living in the Chilliwack or Kent areas.

$250 for an Indigenous Two-Spirit Student

Available for any Indigenous student who identifies as Two-Spirit and lives within the Chilliwack or Kent areas.

How to Apply

Submissions can be video, written, audio, anything that tells us about you.

Submit online using the form below.
Email directly to:
Submit your documents or files in person at Pride August 21st 2022 at the main booth.

Please be sure to include your name and contact information.


- Must be a resident of Chilliwack or Kent.

- Must be a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ Community - but you DO NOT need to specify your identity.

- No age restrictions.

- Must be entering any post secondary program or training starting by Jan 31st 2023.

- Submissions are open from June 2nd until September 3rd, 2022.

Apply for the Chilliwack Pride Scholarships Below:

Submissions must include your name, contact information and a project that tells us about who you are. You may submit a video, art, essay, song, or anything of your choosing. Written submissions should be no longer than 500 words and recordings no longer than 3 minutes.