The CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program aims to provide financial support to college and institute students that demonstrate financial need and who often face greater challenges and barriers to participate and complete post-secondary education. Students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas will be given preference for the ten bursaries of up to $5,000 each.
- Only CICan member institutions may participate.
- The student must be a Canadian citizen, or landed immigrant, or permanent resident, or a protected person.
- The student must be enrolled full time in the first year of a two or three-year CICan member program.
- The student must be in financial need. Note: the financial need of the applicant will be determined by the respective college or institute in accordance with provincial and territorial student assistance programs/guidelines.
- Preference will be given to students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas.
- There is no age limit.
Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, September 10th, 2019.
Each application must include the following:
- Endorsement Letter: An endorsement letter must be signed by the President or Director General of the institution. The letter should highlight the financial need of the student.
- Essay: A short essay (max 1000 words) by the student describing the following:
- The impact that the bursary will have on the student’s ability to attend education at a college or institute;
- The student’s involvement in the community.
- Letters of Support: A maximum of two letters of support.
- Contact information for the college or institute in which the student is enrolled for CICan follow up.
Upon receipt of the completed application, an acknowledgement email will be sent to the person who submitted the application.
By Thursday, November 28th, the results will be sent to the President or Director General of each applicant institution.
National Selection Committee
Each application will be reviewed by a national committee of regional representatives from CICan member institutions whose positions are directly related to students: e.g. registrars, academic counsellors, vice-presidents.