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Applications now open for 2024!

A portrait photo of Ellen Bell

Ellen Bell was a talented and creative individual who made a difference in the lives of those who knew her. Ellen is lovingly remembered for her boundless energy, intelligence, kindness, and willingness to commit herself to the betterment of her community. She was a passionate volunteer with the YMCA of Greater Vancouver during her lifetime and led a successful career in the marketing and advertising industry.

To share Ellen's legacy with the communities she loved, Ellen's friends and family created an annual scholarship in her honour. Valued at up to $4,500, the scholarship supports women pursuing a similar career path who embody her values. 


Applications close Feb. 16, 2024 at 12 p.m. PST!

Find full details and application form below.


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Applications close Feb. 16, 2024 at 12 p.m. PST.

Early applications are strongly encouraged!




Meet our 2023 scholarship recipient! 

Vancouver's Oceanna Nguyen, a UBC Sauder School of Business student pursuing a career in marketing, was selected as the recipient of our 2023 Ellen Bell YMCA Memorial Scholarship.


"It's life-changing in that it opens up more doors and opportunities for students like me."


Read Oceanna's story