This award has been established with yearly funding from the Esmail Safana Farzana Fayaz Bharwani Foundation, a private foundation established by the family of Esmail and Safana Bharwani to encourage and recognize adults who are pursuing their studies in Continuing Education.

Esmail Bharwani is continuing his efforts to provide financial support to those who are interested in furthering their professional education. Esmail values those who aspire to be better professionals, learn the art of management, give back to their community and who pursue their dreams with dedicated efforts. Esmail instructed for Continuing Education from 1980-2000 and has taught over 5000 students through the department.

The Award

The fund was established to provide assistance to adult learners who are newcomers to Canada and have chosen to pursue educational goals, often while maintaining a full-time career and family life commitments.

Value: $350
Number: Ten per year (if funds allow)
Application Deadline: August 1 (5 awards) and April 15 (5 awards)

Eligibility Criteria

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Enrolled in any professional certificate or diploma (100 hours or greater)
  • Have registered in the first course of their currently enrolled Continuing Education professional certificate or professional diploma.
  • Preference is given to self-identified newcomers (within 5 years) to Canada. (Information regarding their recent experience as a newcomer to Canada will be requested in the application.)
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