Support to organizations

The Alpha Bursary

What is the Alpha Bursary?

The Foundation’s leitmotiv is ‘help to help’. With this in mind, we have developed the Alpha Bursary program worth $10,000. The bursary will be given out to a literacy organization that will introduce an innovative teaching project in basic training or literacy.

Learn about the last winning project (in French)

Submission period

The submission period ended on January 13th, 2020. Thank you to everyone who submitted their project.



Terms and conditions

Organizations interested in receiving the bursary have to meet the following terms and conditions:

  • All eligibility requirements are met;
  • The submission is complete with all of the required information.

Eligibility requirements

  • To be a supporter of the Alpha Circle;
  • Submit a complete application file;
  • Submit your application file electronically (any submission sent by regular mail will not be accepted).

Exclusion criteria

No financing will be awarded to projects such as :

  • For-profit business projects;
  • Research projects.

Evaluation process

  • Step 1 : Preparing your application file
    • First, fill out the required form which can be found online, including a project outline (5000 characters maximum) and a preliminary budget. Incomplete submissions will be automatically rejected. Submit your file by email (applications sent by regular mail will not be accepted).
  • Step 2 : Evaluating your project
    • The Foundation will process all submitted applications in the six weeks following the deadline. A committee of three members (two from an external source and one from the Foundation) will examine all submissions. During the selection process, the Committee will be considering project :
      • That are innovative in terms of pedagogy, teaching or learning support.
      • That are replicable and easily implementable by other organizations.
      • That are sustainable.
  • Step 3 : The final result
    • If your organization is selected for the bursary, the Foundation will notify the contact person for the submission. Media events will follow. The winning organization will be the only one contacted.

If you have any question, please contact:

Slimane Saidj
Chief of services
514 289-1178, extension 228

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