With over 150 years of operational history, Waypoint Insurance is a leading insurance and risk management brokerage and a member of each community we serve–currently with over 250 staff at 20 locations across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Waypoint is committed to providing insurance that is as unique as every one of our clients and customized for your life and all its possibilities. Waypoint Insurance and our entire team are here to empower people to make the most of unseen possibilities.
In the spirit of reconciliation, Waypoint Insurance acknowledges that Waypoint Insurance’s Head Office is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of this land.
The Waypoint Insurance Scholarship was established in 2021, as our organizations part in Truth and Reconciliation, and to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools across Canada. The purpose of our scholarship is to support Indigenous people in pursuing postsecondary education by reducing financial barriers.
Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1 ( Annually)
Program of Study: All programs eligible; preference will be given to those pursuing programs
with potential to lead to a career in insurance.
Level of Study: Degree, diploma, certificate or technical and trade programs
Indigenous Affiliation: Any
General Eligibility Requirements:
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Be a B.C. resident
- Self-declaring First Nations, Métis, or Inuit applicant
- Must be accepted into a post-secondary degree program and provide documentation of
Required Documents for Application:
- Unofficial transcripts from your current (or most recent) educational institution. If awarded; no funds will be disbursed until official transcripts have been received.
- Acceptance Letter and proof of enrolment of Post-Secondary School.
- One Letter of Recommendation outlining the following: Please include contact information.
- How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
- What skills or abilities does the applicant have that will support him/her in completing a degree?
- How is the applicant apart of their community?
- What other information about the applicant should be taken into consideration?
- Essay questions to be filled out in application. Maximum of 250 words per answer:
- Please describe your post-secondary plans, including your intended area of study.
- Please provide information about your academic achievement and commitment to service in your school and community.
- Describe your personal and education backgrounds.
- Please describe your plans for funding your post-secondary education.
- Tell us why you should be chosen to receive the Waypoint Indigenous Scholarship and what makes you stand out from your peers?
- Please tell us anything else you would like us to know about you in consideration of your application.