Scholarship Opportunities for Covenant House Residents

Over the years, we at Sprott Shaw College have proudly supported our local communities through a number of initiatives including toy drives, food banks, meal programs, clothing drives, mental health awareness campaigns and so much more. 

This year, in collaboration and partnership with Covenant House Vancouver and our parent company, Global Education Communities Corp., we have established a new scholarship program that helps support youth in need in Vancouver called the Sprott Shaw College/Covenant House Scholarship Program. Together, we will be providing up to $500,000 over two years in complete scholarships for Covenant House Vancouver Youth.

Sprott Shaw College/Covenant House Scholarship Program

As said by our President, Victor Tesan, “Our communities make us who we are. We are proud to continue to support the Vancouver community that we’ve been a part of since our inception in 1903. Through this program, I hope to see lives changed and transformed. I hope to see our youth, who have faced too many challenges in their young lives, be given the opportunity to grow and make a difference in the fields they are passionate about.”

What Is the Sprott Shaw College/Covenant House Scholarship Program?

If you are ready to rebuild your life and are committed to changing it by completing an educational program, you may be qualified to apply for the Sprott Shaw College/Covenant House Scholarship Program.

This scholarship program offers qualified individuals to have the opportunity to enroll at Sprott Shaw College for any program they choose, have their entire tuition paid for, including textbooks and supplies, as well as receive student support during and after the program.

To apply, you will have gone through and been recommended by Covenant House Vancouver as well as need to meet the academic and admission requirements for the career program of your choosing.

Upon graduation from your career program, you will also receive job placement assistance and support from Sprott Shaw’s employment services team. They will work with you to help find a suitable job based on your skills and aspirations.

About Sprott Shaw College

Since 1903, Sprott Shaw College has educated and trained over 150,000 students with a strong dedication to helping our students achieve their career goals. Our history paves the way for a storied tradition with notable alumni like Emily Carr, a world-renowned artist and writer, Ernie Rose, who created one of Vancouver’s first TV stations, and Jack Cullen, who presided over the Vancouver airwaves for more than five decades with his legendary radio show.

With 16 campuses across BC and over 130 hands-on programs, our students have a wide variety of diverse opportunities they can pursue. Some programs offered at Sprott Shaw include:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Dental Assistant
  • Construction Electrician
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Community Support Worker
  • Executive Office Administrator
  • Hospitality Management
  • Education Assistant
  • Business Administration Sales and Digital Marketing
  • Legal Administrator
  • Veterinary Assistant

About Covenant House

Covenant House is an organization that provides support to Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk street youth who have fled physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse, those who have been forced out of their homes, or those who have aged out of foster care.

At Covenant House, they are here to help fight against the crisis of homelessness and give youth a fresh start. More than just providing shelter or transitional housing for youth, Covenant House also provides them with a place to call home and a family that cares for them.

About Global Education Communities Corp.

Global Education Communities Corp. is one of the largest education and student housing investment companies in Canada focused on the domestic and the global education market since 1994.  GECC owns business and language colleges, student-centric rental apartments, recruitment centres and corporate offices at 47 locations in Canada and abroad. Its education subsidiaries include Sprott Shaw College (established in 1903), Sprott Shaw Language College, Vancouver International College Career Campus and CIBT School of Business. Through these schools, GECC offers over 150 programs in business management, education, health care, hospitality,  language, nursing, social services and trades. GECC owns Global Education City Holdings Inc., an investment holding and development company focused on education-related real estate such as student-centric rental apartments, hotels and education super-centres. Visit us online and watch our corporate video at https://gechq.com/.

To learn more about the Sprott Shaw College/Covenant House Scholarship Program, please contact your Covenant House Youth Worker.

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