The Amy Dalgleish Memorial Bursary Program

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The Amy Dalgleish Memorial Endowment Fund was created to honour the life of Amy Dalgleish and her demonstrated commitment to social justice. Amy was an idealist whose life was devoted to making the world a better place. A socialist and a feminist, she was the first woman in Canada to win the legal right to retain her own name after marriage. To the very end of her life Amy was involved in her community. She was a founding member of the Marginal Market Food Co-op in Vancouver, and worked actively in InFact and the Unitarian Church Single Parents Food Bank. She was also a strong supporter of women’s rights and the environmental movement. All who knew Amy admired her spirit, her energy and determination, her kindness and generosity to both individuals and groups, and her unfailing commitment to social justice and peace.

PIRS will provide the Amy Dalgleish Memorial bursaries to immigrant/refugee women who are participating in its programs and wish to pursue education/training to upgrade skills and employability, and require financial support to do so.

Why apply

Receive $500 – $1,000 to be used to cover tuition or other expenses to support education (i.e. books, childcare).

Who it’s for

  • Applicant must be an immigrant or refugee woman 
  • Enrolled or planning to be enrolled in a program of study at a post-secondary institute in BC during the following calendar year
  • Demonstrate how pursuing the education wouldn’t be possible without this funding

How to apply

Applications for 2023 are now closed. Details regarding the application process for 2024 will be posted on this page. We encourage you to check back regularly for updates or feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Email: womenleadership@pirs.bc.caPhone: 604-298-5888

Educational Bursary Inquiry Form

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