Application: Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship for Newcomer Women
This scholarship application is for newcomer immigrant and refugee women interested in Groundswell EXPLORE Program. To learn more about the program visit:

If you're a newcomer woman applying for a scholarship and participation in the program, this is the only form you need to fill out.


Deadline to apply: April 22, 2019
Interviews: April 15-30, 2019
Results: May 1, 2019
Deposits due: May 2, 2019


Kick-off Weekend, May 3-4, 2019
May 6-June 3: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 PM

Ready to turn your idea into a social business in the fall Build program? You’ll get access to a monthly workshop until Build starts to keep you on track and kick start your process!


After the EXPLORE Program, you can apply for a 5-month BUILD program. To learn more visit:
Scholarship and financing are available.


If you are NOT a newcomer woman, you need to apply directly to Groundswell here:


The Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship for Newcomer Women covers 50-75% of the $950 tuition. Additional financing is available through Vancity.

For more information:

Elena Yugai
Mentor, Groundswell Community

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When did you arrive to Canada? *
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How did you find out about this scholarship opportunity? *
From a friend / Referral name: Please let us know the name of the person or organization that referred you to Groundswell so that we can thank them!
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Tell us a little bit about yourself: what do you want us to know? *
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What do you hope to achieve through this program? *
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Groundswell is guided by values of social, environmental and economic justice. We believe everyone can contribute to building a better world. How do you envision creating a more just, healthy and happy world through your work? *
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Do you intend to continue onto the 5 month Groundswell Build program?Explore participants get priority on a seat in Build, which you can reserve with a $300 refundable deposit. Enrolment in Build is contingent on your participation in the Explore program, when we decide together if it's the right fit and the right time for you to Build your social venture.
Groundswell offers financial aid for tuition in partnership with Vancity. If the cost of this program is a barrier and you’re interested in financial aid, let us know. (Deadline for financial aid application is April 15th) * *
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