THE JOSEPH SASVARI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND 2012
PURPOSE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
A scholarship of $500 will be granted this year to a deserving individual who has a
history of volunteering in their community and who requires financial support to further their education.
Application Submission Deadline
Information about the fund
A scholarship funded under the terms of the generous legacy of Joseph Sasvari, who came to Canada as a refugee from Hungary in 1934. Joseph dedicated his new life in British Columbia to helping others, first as a social worker and later as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation official and finally as a health administrator working with new Canadians in Vancouver. He is also one of the founders of the BC Multicultural Health Services Society (BCMHSS), which provides health care and prevention programs to new immigrants.
The BCMHSS and Umbrella Multicultural Health Cooperative have established a scholarship fund in memory of Joseph Sasvari in hopes of furthering his work and helping newcomers to Canada. This is a volunteering scholarship, to assist immigrants and refugees (including those who have now obtained Canadian citizenship) who volunteer in British Columbia to more quickly integrate into society, further contribute to the development of their communities, and promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
Value of award
It is anticipated that the award of approximately $500 shall be the whole or part of the cost of tuition in a tertiary institution in British Columbia.
Applicants should submit a resume and a letter, not to exceed 500 words, of their
intended study and to illustrate their financial need and how their studies will further their integration into life in BC and volunteerism, in accordance with the wishes of the late Joseph Sasvari.
Umbrella Multicultural Health Cooperative
Attention: Scholarship Committee
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