New applications will be accepted beginning January 2022.
In partnership with Face The World Foundation, the Jacqui Cohen Bursary Fund is designed to support individuals who would like to improve their life-skills or employability and have faced, or are currently facing, barriers to education.
The Jacqui Cohen Bursary Fund, in partnership with Face The World Foundation, is a low-barrier bursary fund designed to give a hand-up to individuals who would like to improve their life skills or employability and are facing barriers to education. Whether it is a computer course, trades training, or personal development, the bursary is set up to help individuals who demonstrate a desire to improve their life and a financial need to reach their goals. The Jacqui Cohen Bursary Fund has been set up to assist those who may be unable to secure funding through traditional scholarships or bursaries.
Unlike a typical scholarship, the Jacqui Cohen Bursary Fund allows individuals to apply at any time, for any course or program that ultimately improves the individual’s ability to access higher education or gain employment.
Applications will be reviewed four times a year to support ongoing training.
Applicants should reside in Metro Vancouver and be over the age of 19.
1. Completed application form
2. Transcript, if applicable
3. Budget outlining cost of course + supplies
4. Short essay demonstrating financial need and/or barriers to education
5. Personal or professional reference
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should I use as a reference?
You could use a counsellor, sponsor, friend, family member, co-worker, boss… Anyone who can speak to the applicant’s character and intent can be used as a reference.
How is the bursary funded? Can I donate?
The bursary is privately funded. Donations can be made to Face The World Foundation here and directed to the bursary fund through the contact information below.
What kind of courses can I apply for? Can I use the bursary for university?
The bursary is designed to support an individual who would like to further their education through life-skills classes or courses that will improve their employability such as a computer course or trades training. Unlike a typical scholarship, the bursary does not fund University programs. If there is any doubt about your program or course, please contact us.