The purpose is to assist full and part time African Canadian students who are graduates of the Dalhousie University Transition Year Program (TYP), and are attending the Dalhousie School of Social Work, or doing prerequisite courses to study towards a social work degree.
- Priority will be given to those students who are single parents, have volunteer work experience in the human services field and have active involvement in their community.
- The Bursary may be opened up to include students not pursuing social work studies, depending on the amount of funds raised, and number of applicants.
Submission and Application Details
1. The applicant must apply in writing to the Chairperson of the ABSW Bursary Committee annually, on or before October 15th of each calendar year.
2. The application should be accompanied by:
• a cover letter, demonstrating the need for the bursary.
• a complete resume, outlining the applicant’s paid and unpaid work.
• two letters of reference, one academic and one work or community related: each reference should
speak to the applicant’s potential for academic success and interest in the field of social work.
4. Only the successful applicant will be notified and presented with their Bursary by the end of December. The Successful candidate will be asked to attend a social work or community-based function, acknowledging receipt of the Bursary.