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I Don't Give Up, I'm a Winner bursaries -- Fourth edition

Desjardins Foundation

Through the generous contribution of Fondation Desjardins, the Literacy Foundation is pleased to open, for the fourth year, the application period for the I Don’t Give Up, I’m a Winner! bursaries, to underscore the perseverance and determination of adults who have successfully undertaken literacy or basic training.

Five $1,000 bursaries will be awarded to five adults who have gone back to school to upgrade their reading and writing skills and improve their living conditions.

Who can participate

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • be aged over 16 and be residents of Quebec;
  • have been registered in literacy training or basic training in an adult education centre or a grassroots organization, or in a corporate basic training program, between January 1, 2013 and May 30, 2014;
  • have achieved a personal or professional goal in connection with this training;
  • have followed a path that may serve as a model for other adults wishing to return to training in order to upgrade their reading, writing and arithmetic skills.

How to submit a nomination

You must submit no later than Friday, May 30, 2014 a nomination file that must include all the following elements:

  • The official nomination form, which must bear the signatures of two respondents who can speak to the path followed by the adult and confirm the accuracy of the facts submitted in the file.
  • A text of two (2) to four (4) pages written by the respondents presenting:
    • the adult’s initial motivation;
    • the effort invested;
    • the results achieved and the changes generated by the acquisition of this new knowledge;
    • how this nominee’s path can be a model for other adults in the same situation.
  • A text of 15 to 25 lines written by the nominee describing the changes the training has made to his or her life.

The Literacy Foundation reserves the right to get in touch with individuals or organizations nominating candidates in order to obtain further information.

Incomplete files will be discarded.

Have a look at the short videos of last year's winners :

Deanna, Martin, Fatoumata, Éric, Cindy

2013 Winners I Don't Give Up, I'm a Winner! bursaries