The Daniel Schickedanz Scholarship Award Program

 
Program Description  

Daniel Schickedanz’s belief in youth is rooted in his own experience that if given opportunity & support, youth can excel in their education and contribute to a positive social change in society. The Daniel Schickedanz Scholarship Award supports young people of refugee and/or migrant background in their efforts to pursue higher education. It encourages youth engagement within their local communities.

The Daniel Schickedanz Scholarship Award is facilitated through the collaborative efforts of Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) and the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR).

The program will be in place for 10 years. The purpose of the program is to support young people as they:

• Play a role in creating positive social change, and 

• Prepare to be active citizens promoting diversity and advocating for refugee and migrant rights.

 

Details 
  • Ten scholarships will be available per year. Five (5) of them will be awarded on an educational basis and five (5) of them will be awarded on a community engagement basis.
  • Each scholarship is valued at $650.00 CAD 
  • Applications open on 10 August 2021 and close on 20 September 2021
  • The CCR Youth Network Core Team  will review the applications and select applicants based on the below criteria along two streams: a) educational commitment and b) community engagement.  

 

Submission and Deadline:

Applications will be accepted between 10 August 2021 and 20 September 2021.

Please note:

  • Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • We will only consider complete applications.
  • Only those selected will be contacted.

Please contact us at yn@ccrweb.ca  if you have any questions.

 

Educational Bursary

The Canadian Council for Refugees’ Youth Network acknowledges the effects that one’s background (social, political, economic or cultural) can have on their education; hence, we use ‘academic improvement’ herein to recognize this diversity of backgrounds and one’s commitment in improving their academics.  

An eligible applicant must:  

  • Be aged 16 - 25 years old 
  • Youth who identifies as a migrant or newcomer (not born in Canada) 
  • Must reside in Canada and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a convention refugee (protected person) or a non-status person living in Canada at the writing of this scholarship 3 
  • Be in high school, planning to enter, or already enrolled full or part time studies in any discipline/program at an accredited high school or post-secondary institutions or affiliates. (universities, colleges, CEGEP)
  • Be able to provide all supporting documents 
  • Demonstrate commitment to their studies and career goals 
Personal Information
250 words maximum
250 words maximum
250 words maximum
Supporting documents
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.
Please note: your answer to this question does not affect your chances of winning. Please check what you are most comfortable with.
Community-based Bursary

An eligible applicant must:  

  • Be aged 16 - 25 years old
  • Youth who identifies as a migrant or newcomer (not born in Canada)
  • Must reside in Canada and be Canadian citizen,  permanent resident or a convention refugee (protected person) or a non-status person living in Canada at the writing of this scholarship
  • Be planning to continue their community engagement/volunteerism for the year 2020-2021
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to community-engagement and volunteerism in their community. *Commitment herein means that the person concerned should demonstrate a one (1) year record of volunteerism/community-engagement (I.e., since 2019, for year 2020).
  • Provide a letter from a community organization stating that you are a volunteer. The letter must include confirmation that you are currently volunteering with the organization and how have you contributed to the mission of the organization
  • Be able to provide all supporting documents
Personal Information
250 words maximum
250 words maximum
250 words maximum
Supporting documents
Your CV must show your community involvement
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Please note: your answer to this question does not affect your chances of winning. Please check what you are most comfortable with.