Bursary applications for the upcoming school year are being accepted until May 31 for MADD Canada’s Youth Bursary Fund. Black Press file photo

Bursary applications for the upcoming school year are being accepted until May 31 for MADD Canada’s Youth Bursary Fund. Black Press file photo

MADD Canada offering bursaries for post-secondary students

Bursary applications for the upcoming school year are being accepted until May 31, 2021

  • Apr. 29, 2021 12:30 p.m.

MADD Canada’s educational bursary program – now offering higher bursary amounts – is available to impaired driving victims and survivors attending post-secondary school.

The MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund offers one $10,000 bursary (increased from $8,000 last year) and several $5,000 bursaries (increased from $4,000 last year) to Canadian citizens who have been severely injured, or who have had an immediate family member (mother, father, legal guardian, sister or brother) killed or severely injured in an impairment-related crash.

Bursary applications for the upcoming school year are being accepted until May 31, 2021. Applicants must be pursuing a full-time, post-secondary educational program that is approved by a provincial Ministry of Education to be eligible.

MADD Canada is hosting an online webinar on May 6 at 7 p.m. ET for students who wish to learn more about the Youth Bursary Fund.

The largest bursary of $10,000 is the Louise Joanne Twerdy Leadership Bursary, named in memory of a former MADD Canada National President and staff member. It is awarded to one student each year who aspires to the same leadership, dedication and compassion that Louise exhibited throughout her lifetime.

MADD Canada’s National President Jaymie-Lyne Hancock, is a past recipient of that leadership bursary. Her brother, D.J. Hancock, was tragically killed in August 2014 after his car was hit by an impaired driver.

For details and an application form, visit the MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund page.

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