Church Point, NS, March 8, 2023 – The Youth in Care Bursary is a fully renewable bursary that covers all annual tuition fees for youth in care. The bursary aims to help youth who are in care and transitioning out of child protection systems to pursue degree studies at Université Sainte-Anne.

The Bursary is designed to recognize the unique and ongoing challenges faced by youth in Nova Scotia's child welfare system, including Mi'kmaw Family & Childrens Services of Nova Scotia.

In particular, this bursary marks an important contribution to the University's goal of improving access to post-secondary education for individuals facing financial barriers. The funds will support post-secondary education access among historically and currently marginalized groups (e.g., Indigenous peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities, visible and invisible and members of the LGBTQ2+ community) as these groups are over-represented in the child welfare system in Nova Scotia. 

"Thank you to Université Sainte-Anne for supporting a better future for foster children. The scholarships awarded will encourage vulnerable young people to take action to improve their lives. The Child Welfare PAC is proud and grateful to Université Sainte-Anne for its generous support of Francophone students and their educational activities.”

- Ingrid Palmer, Child Welfare Political Action Committee Canada

During the 2022-2023 academic year, up to two bursaries will be awarded to youth from care who are enrolled at Université Sainte-Anne. Bursaries will be available for students in their first post-secondary degree. Two additional bursaries will be available in subsequent academic years.

For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please refer to our website (French only).

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About Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.

For more information   

Rachelle LeBlanc, Director of Communications and Marketing
Université Sainte-Anne
Tel.: 902-769-2114 Extension 7222
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