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Now accepting ISSofBC Bursary applications

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ISSofBC is encouraging education for refugee youth and newcomers to Canada with five bursaries. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 30, 2017.

2017 MARIAN DEWITT BURSARY

This bursary is to honour Marian Dewitt, a long serving ISSofBC Board Member since 1982 for her outstanding contribution to the immigrant community and to the development of Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia.

The Marian Dewitt Bursary is only available to ISSofBC present or former clients, students or volunteers (must be within the last three years) who may require financial assistance to pursue their chosen course of studies.

The deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017,

The application form is attached and is also available at ISSofBC locations.

Apply now


2017 JIM SIEMENS BURSARY

This bursary is in honour of Jim Siemens for his 13 years of service in the ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP). During his time with ISSofBC, he worked with compassion and determination to give resettled refugee youth and newcomers the best possible start in Canada.

The ISSofBC Jim Siemens Bursary is only available to present or former Refugee Youth who are legally entitled to attend school in Canada and may require financial assistance to pursue their chosen course of studies.

The deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017.

The application form is attached and is also available at ISSofBC locations.

Apply now


2017 MICHAEL DANCHUCK BURSARY (2 available)

Michael Danchuk, a financial consultant with Investors Group, has been a strong supporter of varied community initiatives and has actively contributed his time, energy and resources in furthering the goals of these initiatives. He established this bursary as part of his commitment to helping newcomers settle in Canada.

The Michael Danchuck Bursary is only available to ISSofBC present or former clients, students or volunteers (must be within the last three years) who may require financial assistance to pursue their chosen course of studies.

The deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017.

The application form is attached and is also available at ISSofBC locations.

Apply now


2017 PIETRO WIDMER & RENEE VAN HALM BURSARY

Pietro Widmer grew up and completed his studies in Electrical Engineering in Switzerland and immigrated to Canada in the mid-seventies. He has twenty years experience in project and operation management and is now dedicating significant time to volunteering including a leading role with pm-volunteers.org.
Renee Van Halm grew up in Vancouver after emigrating from Holland with her parents in the early 50s. She is a practicing visual artist with work in major public, private and corporate collections across the country including the National Gallery of Canada and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her most recent solo exhibition called Nudge was held at the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver.

The Pietro Widmer & Renee Van Halm Bursary is only available to ISSofBC present or former clients, students or volunteers (must be within the last three years) who may require financial assistance to pursue their chosen course of studies.

The deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017.

The application form is attached and is also available at ISSofBC locations.

Apply now


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