Look for application details on this page in spring 2022! Updated application form links will be posted annually.

Are you a Youville Centre Graduate?

As a graduate of Youville Centre who is enrolling in a post-secondary program in the upcoming academic year, you are eligible for an Alumnae Bursary.

Your child is also eligible for Youville Centre’s Second Generation Bursary if they are enrolling in a post-secondary program in the upcoming academic year.  

These bursaries are typically awarded annually at the Graduation Ceremony in June.  Awards have been give for 2021, more information can be found below.

 If you are selected as a recipient, we will request your written permission to share information from your application, as well as a current photo if you are willing to share it (alumnae with their child, or second generation student with their alumnae parent ideally).  The selected recipients will be given their bursary money as soon as we receive the required proof as outlined in the application form, as well any required banking forms. Please anticipate at least 2+ weeks processing time.

Please contact info@youvillecentre.org if you have any questions.

2021 Alumnae and Second Generation Bursary Awards

Alumnae and Second Generation Bursary Awards were presented at our graduation ceremony on June 18, 2021. These award winners are typically invited to our graduation ceremony, but due to the impacts of the pandemic, the recipients were given their awards in advance.

Thank you, to every one of our bursary donors, and special thanks to those who have continued to provide bursaries for our graduates for multiple years. These donated bursaries make a huge impact on two generations, as our graduates pursue their post-secondary education and create a better life for themselves and their children.

The Rebecca Emery in Memoriam Bursary

The Rebecca Emery in Memoriam Bursary was established in 2010 in memory of Rebecca Emery, a Youville Centre graduate from 1993. This bursary is awarded annually to a Youville Centre alumna, and this year’s recipient is Christel Takam Ngwewa Nzokouo, a 2020 graduate. Christel is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Congratulations Christel!

Young mother pictured with bursary award

The G.P. Larkin Award

The G. P. Larkin Award was established in 2009 in the name of an original and long-serving member of the Youville Centre Board, Gerry Larkin, and is annually awarded to a Youville Centre alumna. This year’s recipient is Shashire Wamwanga, a 2018 graduate. Shashire is pursuing a career as a Personal Support Worker. Congratulations Shashire!

young mother pictured with bursary award

Second Generation - Former Executive Director Award

The Former Executive Director Bursary was established in 2012, and is awarded on behalf of all former Executive Directors. It is awarded to children of past Youville Centre students for the purpose and benefit of assisting with their financial needs in furthering their post secondary education. This year’s Second Generation recipients are Brianna Edoo and Carter Torunski.


Brianna is the daughter of Amanda Arial (nee Edoo), class of 2005. She will be starting her post-secondary education at Algonquin College this fall in Pre-Health Science pathways to advanced diplomas and degrees. Congratulations Brianna!

Youville Centre alumnae pictured with her daughter, a recipient of a second generation bursary award

Carter is the son of Michelle Torunski, class of 2005. He will be continuing his education at Carleton University for his second year of a Bachelor of Arts in History. Congratulations Carter!

Youville Centre alumnae pictured with her son, a recipient of a second generation bursary award