Were you in a group home? A foster home? Did you have a social worker?  Children and youth still under the guardianship of an angency are "in care".  Once out of care, these youth are "alumni".  There a a variety of scholarships specifically for youth in or from foster care. 

 

National Youth in Care Network

 

The National Youth in Care Network connects youth-in-care and alumni across Canada and advocates against systemic, national issues.  In addition to training, resources, opportunities for youth to speak out and leadership opportunities, the NYICN administers the application process for the Ken Dryden Scholarship.

 

National Youth in Care Network

332-207 Bank St.

Ottawa, ON

K2P 2N2

1-(613)230-8945

www.youthincare.ca

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Ken Dryden Scholarship

 

  • Funded by Hon. Ken Dryden, this scholarship covers 80% of your tuition (to a maximum of $3,000) for up to four years.
  • Applications are due in the Spring of each year.
  • New applicants must be thirty or younger at the start of the application process.
  • After the application process is over, Ken Dryden handles the next three years himself.

 

Voices

 

Manitoba's Youth in Care Network is an organization for youth, by youth in or out of care.  In addition to tickets to events, a weekly radio show, leadership retreats and an annual Christmas party, Voices also administers two scholarships.

 

PD Curry Memorial Scholarship

  • Funded by an anonymous donor up to $4,000 per year for youth in or from foster care who live in Winnipeg.
  • Applications are available in the Spring of each year.
  • New applicants must be thirty years old or younger (but scholarship recipients may continue to re-apply until they've completed their program).

 

Voices Scholarship

 

  • Funded by the efforts of Voices members, this award is $500-$1,000 for youth in or from foster care across Manitoba.
  • Applications are available in the Spring of each year.
  • New applicants must be 30 years old or younger (but scholarship recipients may continue to reapply until they've completed their program).

 

Voices

Manitoba's Youth in Care Network

929 Main St.

Winnipeg, MB

R2W 3P2

www.voices.mb.ca

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Child and Family Services Manitoba

 

There are four CFS authorities in Manitoba:

  • General
  • Métis
  • Northern First Nations
  • Southern First Nations

These authorities are responsible for the administration of all CFS services in the province.  Together, these four authorities offer the Keith Cooper Scholarship.

 

Keith Cooper Scholarship

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  • Funded by the four CFS Authorities, administered by the Winnipeg Foundation
  • Award amount varies yearly.
  • Applications due in the Spring, applicants must be twenty-nine years of age or younger.

 

General Child & Family Services Authority

301-180 King St.

Winnipeg, MB

R3B 3G8

(204) 984-9360

 

Métis Child & Family Services Authority

204-150 Henry Ave.

Winnipeg, MB

R3B 0J7

(204) 949-0220

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Northern First Nations Child & Family Services

502-338 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB

R3C 0T2

(204) 942-1842

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Southern First Nations Child & Family Services

100-696 Portage Ave.

Winnipeg, MB

R3G 0M6

(204) 783-9190

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Marymound

 

 Marymound offers residential and out patient services for youth in the care of CFS.

 

Marymound

442 Scotia St.

Winnipeg, MB

R2V 1X4

(204) 338-7971

www.marymound.com

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Marymound Bursary Program

  • Due each year on May 1st and October 1st.
  • Must have received services from Marymound for at least six months.
  • Must be under thirty years old.