Scholarships for Youth in Care
The Ken Dryden Scholarship: available to youth in/from care across Canada, the Ken Dryden scholarship is 80% of your annual tuition and fees, up to a maximum of $3,000. It is renewable for 4 years. The annual deadline for this scholarship is the first Friday in March.
Visit the National Youth in Care Network website for more information.
The Keith Cooper Scholarship is available to young people who have been cared for by any of the four Manitoba Child and Family Services Authorities. The scholarship committee awards one or more scholarships totaling $7,500.00. Recipients may reapply for the scholarship for an additional three years so that a student might complete a four-year university, technical or vocational program. Applicants must be 30 years of age and under.
2013-2014 Keith Cooper Application
The Marymound Bursary Program is open to young people who have received Marymound services for at least 6 months. The application is due May 1st and October 1st of every year, and applicants must be under 30 years of age.
The Voices Scholarship Program is comprised of four financial awards:
The Voices Bursary is made possible through the fundraising efforts of Voices members and staff, and donations from the public. Administered by The Winnipeg Foundation, this award of $1000 is given to a youth in or from care from any community in Manitoba, in recognition and celebration of how far you've come, and where you're headed.
Anonymously funded, The Peter D. Curry Memorial Scholarship is available to youth in and from care who have lived in the following areas in Winnipeg: St. Vital, St. Boniface, Transcona, Elmwood, North Kildonan, or the
North End. Six awards of $2000 are available annually.
The Jelly Bean Bursary, in memory of baby Angeline, is funded by her foster parents, who share this description: "Angeline was born with a genetic disorder on September 19th, 2010. She was affectionately known to all of us as Jelly Bean.
"Throughout her short life she proved again and again her unwillingness to give up the fight for life. Angeline's condition made it difficult for her to be held, but one of our most treasured memories of Angeline was when you spoke closely to her, she would reach out her hand and if you put in on your face, she would keep it there! Angeline passed away on May 11th, 2011, at the age of 7 1/2 months.
Jelly Bean was a child in care, and for 7 1/2 months we had the privilege of being her Mommy and Daddy. This bursary is to keep her memory alive and to support other children who grew up in care." The Jelly Bean Bursary is $500, and available to any youth in and from care in Manitoba.
The Lemonade Award is funded by an alumni of care in honour of Marie Christian, also an alumni of care. This $500 award is given to youth in or from care who embody leadership qualities, including integrity, compassion, and an open heart. Additional consideration will be given to youth who exhibit a positive attitude and determination to take sour circumstances and create delicious opportunities. The Lemonade Award is available to any youth in or from care in Manitoba, age 25 and under.
These four awards share the Voices Scholarship Program application. In addition to the financial aspect of these awards, the recipients are invited to monthly get-togethers for peer support and encouragement, and a yummy dinner. New applicants must be 30 years of age and under.
2013-2014 Voices Scholarship Program Application (due May 15th, 2013)