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Up to $4,500

Ellen Bell was a talented and creative individual who worked in the field of marketing and advertising. She was a committed volunteer at the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and made a difference in the lives of those who knew her. Ellen will be forever remembered for her boundless energy, intelligence, kindness, and willingness to commit herself to the betterment of her community.

In memory of her, Ellen’s friends and family created a scholarship granted annually to a deserving student. The successful applicant will be a woman who embodies the values of Ellen Bell, studying in a college or university academic program with plans to pursue a career in Marketing and Advertising.

To apply, email with your name, address, contact information, grades (official transcripts are not required), and a letter (500 words or less) to the scholarship committee that demonstrates the above qualities. Applicants should be supported by two reference letters.

Closing Date: February 17, 2023

Email applications to with the subject line “2023 Ellen Bell Scholarship Application”

NOTE: Student must be registered in a college or university academic program (this award is not open to secondary school students).

Candidates must be available for a virtual interview taking place on March 9 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.