2017 Lilian To Bursary

The 2017 Lilian To Bursary is awarded to four outstanding students who are recent Canadian immigrants. Offered in memory of Lilian To, 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.

Call for 2017 applications!

Be one of the recipients of an Ashton College full-time tuition bursary valued up to $8,000. Join the ranks of past immigrants who are building their career in their chosen field. Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents who arrived in Canada for the first time within the last five years, and who wish to enroll in a full-time program. Deadline for submission is on July 31, 2017.

Types of Awards

  • Four full-time tuition bursaries (excluding books, application fee, and material fee) to a maximum value of $8,000 each. The award has no cash value.

Areas of Study

2017 Lilian To Bursary are applicable towards Diploma and Certificate programs in the areas of Bookkeeping, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, International Business, and Home Inspection.

Submission Requirements

  • A 500-word essay detailing the applicant’s financial need, purpose, and specific goals for the future. In addition, the essay should also set out details of previous studies undertaken by the applicant, work experience, and involvement with community activities. All essays submitted should be well structured and free of errors. An external panel of four judges will evaluate the essays.
  • A reference letter from a previous instructor or employer within the past five years.
  • Resume
  • Completed application form (see below)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time the application is submitted.
  • Must have arrived in Canada for the first time within the past five years.
  • Must register and begin a full-time program within one calendar year from the date awarded.
  • Cannot be deferred.
  • Awards are non-transferable.
  • Bursary student must adhere to existing academic policies of the College.
  • At the time of registration, application fee must be submitted along with completed application form.
  • Bursary student must meet all the admission requirements of the program.
  • Bursary cannot be applied retroactively: bursary cannot be applied to tuition already paid, or to programs in which the applicant is already registered.
  • Bursary applicant cannot be employed by, or related to employees of, Ashton College or Canadian Immigrant Magazine.

Online Application

All fields are required.

Full Name


Phone Number

Email Address

Proposed Start Date of Studies

Immigration Information

Status in Canada

Canadian CitizenPermanent Resident

Date of first arrival in Canada

English Language Proficiency


Please see Policy 1002 on English Language Requirements. In some cases, you do not require an English Language test for admission to Ashton College.

Date of Language Test

File Uploads


Reference Letter





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