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Accepting applications – Yvonne Nhan Scholarship

29 Nov, 2022

The Yvonne Nhan Scholarship for Young Immigrant Mothers is made possible by a donation from James Mitchell and is named after his mother-in-law, Yvonne, who immigrated to Canada from Vietnam in 1976. 

Yvonne learned to speak English and went on to open many successful businesses, restaurants and a floral shop, all the while raising two daughters as a single mother. 

Yvonne Nhan embodies the spirit of the scholarship, which is meant to help immigrant women achieve success for themselves and their children.

PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIP:

The scholarship provides financial assistance to CIWA clients and volunteers in support of their career growth and professional success in Canada. Six scholarships of $1500 will be awarded based on financial need.

WHO CAN APPLY:

  • CIWA client or volunteer (past or present)
  • Must be under 30 years age
  • Applicant must be caring for children under 10 years of age
  • Must demonstrate financial need

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Complete and sign the Application Form
  2. Include a curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a letter of reference

SCHOLARSHIP CONDITIONS:

  • The scholarship is presented at an Awards Ceremony in December
  • You must be present at the event to receive the award
  • To give the scholarship money, CIWA will need a confirmation of enrollment and original receipts
  • All scholarship funds must be used within the year of receiving it

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO:

Yvonne Nhan Scholarship for Young Immigrant Mothers Scholarship Committee          

Via email: scholarships@ciwa-online.com

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 13, 2022

NOTE: Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.