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2016 Lilian To Bursaries (template)

The 2016 Lilian To Bursary will be awarded to up 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, the bursary is accepting applications now until July 30, 2016.


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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)

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

The 2016 Lilian To bursaries can be applied towards the tuition of any one of Ashton College’s programs or courses. Many of our programs are offered in online formats and so are available to students across Canada and those travelling abroad.

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.



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Read carefully through the submission requirements above, and when you are ready, complete the application form below. Don’t forget to upload all required documents.

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