In partnership with Canadian Immigrant Magazine, the Lilian To Bursaries are rewarded to four outstanding students to cover full-time tuition at Ashton College in Vancouver.
Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have arrived to Canada for the first time within the past five years qualify for the Lilian To Bursaries. The full-time tuition bursaries will be rewarded to a maximum of $8,000 each. Eligible programs include Bookkeeping, Sales & Marketing, and Human Resources to name a few.
Lilian To was a crusader for immigrants and the longtime executive director and CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S – a multi-service community organization that provides assistance to new immigrants. After Mrs. To’s sudden death in 2005, the bursaries were created to ensure that her work with immigrants continues by addressing the challenges immigrants face when trying to secure a stable career in Canada.
Last year’s winners included Rabia Ikram, Avril deSouza, Qunying Xue, and Frances Grace Quiddaoen. Each winner has a full year to redeem their bursary for the Ashton College program of their choosing.
Winners are chosen by an external panel of four judges after submitting an essay detailing financial struggles, past education, community involvement, and future career plans. A reference letter from a previous instructor/employer is also required. For more information, visit www.ashtoncollege.com