Youth Network Bursaries 2020

Objective

The Canadian Council for Refugees’ Youth Network Bursaries provide financial assistance to youth immigrants, newcomers, refugees and non-status students who find themselves marginalized in accessing financial aid given their status/identity in Canada. This financial aid is equally a COVID-19-related initiative to help offset the financial burden that the above-mentioned persons face.

Number and Value of Bursaries

Two (2) scholarships will be available. One community-based scholarship and one education scholarship will be awarded.

Each scholarship is valued at $650.00 CAD 

 

                                                                            Educational Bursary Criteria

Eligibility:

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 the diversity 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 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 in high school or 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

                                                                       

Community-Based Bursary
 

Eligibility

  • 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

 

Submission and Deadline:

Applications will be accepted between July 30th and August 17th . Submissions are to be received no later than August 17,  11:59 pm EST. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Please contact Van Thao Dam at vdam@ccrweb.ca if you have any questions.

Personal Information
Academic scholarship

Please provide a 1000-word essay that:

  • Tells us about yourself
  • Outlines your academic goals
  • Tells us this award can offset financial difficulties and help you achieve your academic goals
Community engagement sponsorship

Please provide a 1000-word essay that:

  • Tells us about yourself
  • Outlines your community involvement and why you are passionate about it
  • Tells us about how this award can offset financial difficulties for you and continue creating change in your community
Supporting documents
If you are applying for a community engagement scholarship, your CV must show your community involvement.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.