Calling all youth in care: Applications for the Federation Youth Education Bursary are open!

Since 2009, The Federation’s Youth Education Bursary has been supporting young people who want to pursue a career in the human social services.

Over that time, more than 120 recipients have received over $140,000 dollars to help them access post-secondary studies.

Applications for the 2017 bursary are now open. I encourage you all to share information about the bursary with young people and your colleagues that work with young people. Print them off an application, help them fill out, or offer to be one of their references.

Do what you can to help eligible young people access these funds.

Things like tuition waivers are becoming more accessible but many young people that are or have been in care still face barriers to post-secondary education. This bursary can help.

But more than just money in their hands, the Youth Education Bursary is about supporting youth in care throughout their young lives.

It’s about offering them a pathway to a career in our sector. It’s about welcoming young people into this field of work with open arms and a helping hand.

You can learn more about the Youth Education Bursary and download application forms here.

If you have any questions about the bursary or how to help a youth complete their application, please contact The Federation office.

Altogether Better means welcoming young people into our circle and supporting those who would follow in our footsteps:

“There was a point in life where I thought I could never succeed or amount to anything. Receiving this award really gives me a sense of purpose in my career and in life. It gives me confidence going forward in my post-secondary education and provides me with hope. Thank you so much for all you have done for me, and other people like me that want to make a change.” – 2015 Bursary Recipient