MADD Canada has created a new bursary for students victimized by drunk driving.

The MADD Canada Victim Bursary Fund is designed to support Canadian students who have had a parent, legal guardian or sibling killed in an impaired-driving crash.

The $2,000 bursaries can be put toward any full time, post-secondary educational program that is approved by a provincial Ministry of Education.

“Losing a loved one to an impaired driving crash can create many obstacles for young students,” MADD London spokesperson Christine Taleski said in a news release. “We hope that these bursaries will help alleviate the financial stress of attending school, and allow them to pursue their academic dreams.”

Qualifying students are asked to submit an application to MADD Canada, no later than May 31. There is no age limit, and students can apply if they have received assistance funds from MADD Canada in the past, but there is a limited number of bursaries available.

Application forms are available online.

The MADD Canada bursary endowment was established in 2002. In 2012 its scope was expanded to include students who had lost a sibling as a result of an impaired driving incident, not just a parent or parents.

About 90 bursaries have been awarded to date.

Source: London Community News


Last updated on: 2013-04-16 | Link to this post