CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Application

CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Application

The Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), a national and international voice of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, is offering the CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program. This program aims to provide financial support to college students who demonstrate financial need and who often face greater challenges and barriers to participate and complete post-secondary education.

Canadian students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas across Canada will be given preference for the 10 bursaries of up to $5,000 each. Each member school, of the Colleges and Institutes Canada organization, is eligible to nominate one student to be considered for the bursary program.

1. Selkirk College students, who meet the eligibility criteria listed below, submit an application by the stated deadline.

2. A Selkirk College committee will review all completed applications and select one student to represent Selkirk College's nomination for the CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary.

3. A national review committee will adjudicate the applications. Award winners will be notified by the first week of December.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, permanent resident, or a protected person.
2. Enrolled full time at Selkirk College in the first OR second year of a multi-year post secondary program. (1 year programs are not eligible)
3. Must be attending a post-secondary institution for the first time.
4. Must demonstrate financial need.

Required Supporting Documentation
Applicants will need to provide the following information to complete the application:
1. Personal, family, and program information.
2. Essay describing the impact that the bursary will have on your ability to attend a college and your involvement in the community.
3. Essay describing the financial impact that this bursary would have.
4. Essay describing how the bursary will help you eliminate challenges or barriers to participating in and completing your education.
5. Upload 3 letters of support from people who know you. This can include a past or current employer, a teacher, a college administrator, a member of a community or campus organization, someone involved in student services or a faculty member. Use these three opportunities to provide multiple points of view by requesting a testimonial from both campus and community leaders, and from different levels and/or departments within the campus.

Deadline for Applications: September 22, 2023