August 29, 2022
Storwell is Offering a $2,000 Annual Bursary Program to Help Foster Children Pursue Their Post-Secondary Education
Opportunity for Foster Children: Storwell is Offering a $2,000 Annual Bursary Program to Help Foster Children Pursue Their Post-Secondary Education
Along with providing accessible and affordable self-storage solutions, Storwell is also devoted to helping out the local community through various charitable causes and social initiatives.
In response to the growing number of foster children and youth in care that struggle to afford post-secondary studies, Storwell has developed the Storwell foster children bursary program. The aim of the foster children bursary program is to provide foster children with resources and opportunities that might be otherwise unavailable to them.
Across the country, 235,000 children and youth have been identified as having experienced or being at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect.
According to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, right now there are approximately 63,000 Canadian children living in permanent care with foster families, extended family, or in group homes. Across the country, 235,000 children and youth have been identified as having experienced or being at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect.
These children and youths often experience difficulties gaining access to adequate education opportunities, especially when it comes to post-secondary education. One of the largest barriers to entry for children in foster care is the financial burden that comes along with post-secondary education.
Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 to help foster children attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. The bursary application deadline is September 1st. To learn more on eligibility requirements and to access the application form: