Graduate Students are encouraged to apply as any youth 24 years and under who has currently enrolled in post-secondary education and experienced foster care is eligible. The successful applicant with be contacted by Storwell. The deadline has been extended to September 30th, 2022
Along with providing accessible and affordable storage units, is also devoted to helping out the local community through various charitable causes and social initiatives. For over a decade, Storwell has been running a bursary program for students who were part of the foster care system to help them attend post-secondary school. According to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, right now there are approximately 63,000 Canadian children and youth living in permanent care with foster families, extended family, or in group homes. Across the country, 235,000 children and youth have been identified as having experienced or being at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect. These children and youths often experience difficulties gaining access to adequate education opportunities, especially when it comes to post-secondary education. For every 1,000 youths in Canadian foster care, only eight go on to graduate with a post-secondary education.
One of the largest barriers to entry for children and youth who have experienced foster care is the financial burden that comes along with post-secondary education.
In response to the growing number of foster children and youth in care that struggle to afford post-secondary studies, Storwell has developed the Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program. Storwell’s bursary program has helped numerous students across Canada achieve their educational goals. The aim of the Foster Children Bursary Program is to provide foster children with resources and opportunities that might be otherwise unavailable to them. With the proper tools, these students can work towards building a better life for themselves through the pursuit of higher education.
Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 to help alleviate the barrier to accessing post-secondary studies.
Eligibility requirements and access to the application form can be found at: https://www.storwell.com/bursary-application