Open to female students in the Metro Vancouver schools who are completing grade 12 and are children of refugees or immigrants to Canada. Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in social work, education, psychology, nursing or social service and possess academic grades sufficient to allow admission into their chosen area of study/educational facility and demonstrate financial need. Read below for additional criteria.



Due Date

in print or email by May 15, 2022

Submit the completed apply to the Selection Committee – Shashi Assanand Bursary,
Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society, Suite 306 – 4980
Kingsway, Burnaby, V5H 4K7 or email to


Applicants are requested to complete the following:

  • application (below)
  • share their story, in not more than 500 words about their individual and family experiences in Canadian life, how they impacted the lives of others in their community and their plans for the future.
  • submit 2 reference letters from a school official and a community member representing a community-based organization that highlight the applicant’s transition into the life in Canada, aspirations and career goals for the future.
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