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REF NO.: 11

SUBJECT: Applications open for Memorial’s Youth Foster Support Program

DATE: Feb. 2

This news release replaces previously issued news release No. 10.

Applications are now open for Memorial University’s new program to support Newfoundland and Labrador students who have been in foster care.  
 
The Memorial University Youth Foster Support Program is providing financial support, including full-time undergraduate tuition and other required institutional fees, for a maximum of four years and up to eight semesters.   
 
The application will be open until March 1 with bursary offers made before April 30.

“Memorial University is very proud to be offering this program to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians as part of our commitment to the people of the province,” said Dr. Vianne Timmons, president and vice-chancellor, Memorial University. “This is a level of support that we can offer these youth so they know that a university education is accessible to them.”

Spring launch
  
The program, which is being offered to 20 students, including current Memorial students, is launching as a pilot for the spring 2021 semester.

Ten students will be accepted for the spring semester and 10 for the fall semester.

Eligible students would have been in foster care for a minimum of one year, academically eligible to attend university and working towards their first undergraduate program.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee to identify those selected for the bursary. The support does not include accommodation and living costs.
 
More information is available online. Inquiries can be directed to fostercareprogram@mun.ca.

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