Now accepting applications – Gerda R. Bloemraad Educational Scholarship

31 May, 2022

Gerda R. Bloemraad came to Canada from the Netherlands in 1975. A lawyer by profession, she went through typical integration challenges faced by a majority of newcomers to Canada. Along with improving her language proficiency and adjusting to cultural differences she had to go back to school before she could practice law in Canada. Shortly after her retirement, Gerda joined the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association in 2007, where she served as the President and Board Chair until early 2013. Gerda’s passion for the well- being of immigrant women in Calgary inspired her philanthropic engagement through this scholarship. She remains active and involved in the community and a huge supporter of CIWA and its clients.

 

PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIP:

The scholarship provides financial support to a CIWA client or volunteer who wants to go to school in a chosen course or program at an accredited post-secondary institution.

WHO CAN APPLY:

  • CIWA client or volunteer (past or present)
  • Must be between 18-30 years of age
  • Must demonstrate a financial need
  • Lived in Canada for less than 5 years

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:

  1. The award is presented at CIWA Annual General Meeting on June 21
  2. You must be present at the meeting to receive the award
  3. To give the scholarship money, CIWA will need a confirmation of enrollment and original receipts
  4. All scholarship funds must be used within 12 months of receiving it

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO:

Gerda R. Bloemraad Educational Scholarship Committee

Via email: scholarships@ciwa-online.com

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2022

NOTE: Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted