Adult Learner Awards

Bursary Program 

Each year, we award $750 bursaries to adults who are working toward a grade 12 certificate or grade 12 equivalency (GED). This year, we are awarding four bursaries, one of which is sponsored by Canadian Tire Charlottetown. Deadline to apply is January 17, 2024.

To qualify for a bursary, you must:

  • Have not completed grade 12 or GED
  • Have not been in public school for at least 3 years
  • Be enrolled in College, Technical or Trade school or private training between January 1 and December 31, 2023

Scholarship Program

We also award $1500 scholarships to adults who have completed their GED and are enrolled in a post-secondary institution working toward a diploma or degree.

To qualify for a scholarship, you must:

  • Have completed your GED
  • Be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution working toward a diploma or degree.

We award three scholarships each year sponsored by Master Packaging.  These scholarships are administered by Holland College Foundation.

Since 2002, we have awarded over $170,500 to adults who have gone back to school.

“Making the decision to return to school has been one of the most rewarding and gratifying experiences of my life.”

Agnes MacDonald winner of the PEI Literacy Alliance Adult Bursary
“Now that I am finished and graduation is upon me this week, I can’t begin to explain the way I feel. Excited, grateful, emotional, confident all rolled up into one. It’s just an amazing feeling, and I never expected it. I would recommend returning to school to anyone, at any age. Remember: ‘better late than never.'”
AnnaMarie Drake
“I decided I wanted to better myself and further my education. I was scared. I didn’t think I was smart enough to do it. Then a good friend said to me, ‘Norma, you are smart and very capable of getting your GED. You deserve it.’ My partner has also been very supportive of my decision to go back to school. ‘The only way one fails at something at something is when you don’t try,’ he said. So, with those things in mind and the encouragement of my friends and family, I enrolled at Holland College.”
Norma Stac is a winner of a PEI Literacy Alliance Adult Bursary

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