Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society seeking applicants for pair of bursaries

Bursaries for newcomers

The Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society is looking applicants for a pair $2,000 bursaries.

The bursaries will assist newcomer - immigrant, refugee, naturalized Canadian citizen, or first-generation Canadian - students with their post-secondary educational costs.

The bursaries were made possible through donations from community members and local groups and organizations.

“Our largest donors for this year’s bursaries are 100+ Women who Care Vernon and The Willis Family Foundation. We are so grateful for the support from organizations with a vested interest in the success of Newcomer youth as they pursue their educational dreams,” said Amelia Sirianni, director of operations for Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society (VDICSS).

Newcomer students from across the North Okanagan - Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby, Cherryville, Armstrong, Enderby - who are entering into or returning to studies at a university, college or technical school are eligible to apply for a bursary.

VDICSS is asking applicants to share about their life in Canada and what it means to them to attend a program in their new country.

The VDICSS Post-Secondary Immigrant Bursary Program Committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the society's board of directors, which will choose the recipients of the bursaries.

Public announcement of awarded bursaries and their recipients will be made shortly after. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 17.

For more information or to request an application contact [email protected], or call 250-542-4177 .

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