Student Financial Services - Community Service Bursary

Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Education and Lifelong Learning - AKA: Formerly Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture

Service Description

Provides bursaries for students entering post-secondary of up to $750.00 in recognition of volunteer work completed between the end of Grade 9 and June 30 of the year the student graduates Grade 12. Bursaries have no cash value and are applied directly to the student's post-secondary account in November of the year following high school graduation.

Information

Eligibility:
PEI students who accumulate volunteer hours from Grade 10 up to June 30 of their Grade 12 year, as long as the work completed meets the following criteria:
-Takes place at a non-profit, non-political organization registered with the Community Services program (see website for list of eligible organizations)
-Is not a fundraising activity and does not displace paid employees
-Is not part of the applicant's academic studies, related to extra-curricular activities or sporting events, or during school hours. International Baccalaureate community service requirements do not qualify.
-Offers a new and meaningful experience and helps the applicant develop career and leadership skills
-The sponsor organization agrees to supervise and keep a record of the applicant's volunteer hours
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Contact an organization from the list or organizations registered with the Community Services program (available online) and begin volunteering * Submit a completed Community Service Bursary Student Registration Form (available online) to register for the program
Documents Required:
Once volunteer hours are completed, the volunteer organization must submit the Community Service Bursary Volunteer Hours Record
Language:
English * French
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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