The Go Getter’s Bursaries
Through the generous contribution of the Desjardins Foundation, the Literacy Foundation is pleased, for the tenth consecutive year, to present the Go getter’s bursaries (previously, I Don’t Give Up, I’m a Winner!) which highlight the perseverance and determination of adults who have successfully completed steps to improve their literacy skills or basic training.
Call for applications closed: analysis of applications in progress
Registrations are closed for the 2021 edition. See you soon and, until then, continue your literacy efforts: your determination is inspiring!
Meet our recipients
The Go getter’s bursaries, what is it?
10 bursaries of $1,500 each, which will be awarded to adults who have continued their literacy learning journey to enhance their reading and writing skills and thereby improve their living conditions.
Who can apply?
To be eligible, applicants must:
be over 16 years of age and be residents of Quebec;
have been enrolled in literacy or basic training program* in an adult education centre or a community organization or as part of a basic training program within a company;
have achieved a personal or professional goal through completing this training;
have followed a path that may serve as a model for other adults wishing to go back school to improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills;
have an email address through which information can be sent;
have a bank account with Desjardins (otherwise, the recipient will have to take the necessary steps to obtain one in order to receive the bursary);
be available and willing to participate in a promotional video (see examples opposite) if the applicant wins the bursary.
It is not mandatory to have completed your training in order to participate.
*The expression “basic training” refers to adult registration at the pre-secondary, secondary or professional level.
How do I submit my application?
You must submit your application by completing the online form no later than Friday, May 28, 2021, 5 p.m.
A complete application file must contain all of the following elements:
a text, of a maximum of 500 words, written by the endorser describing:
the initial motivations of the adult;
the obstacles encountered and overcome;
the results achieved and the changes resulting from the acquisition of this new knowledge;
how the atypical patch of this applicant can serve as a model for other adults in a similar situation;
a text of 15 to 25 lines or 250 to 300 words written by the applicant, in electronic format, describing the changes the training has made to their life.
The Literacy Foundation reserves the right to contact the persons or organizations endorsing an application to obtain additional information.
Note: Incomplete files will be discarded.
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