2023-2024 Sibling Bursary Application Form

    Submission Requirements:

    The Helping Families Handle Cancer Bursary is a one-time bursary available to siblings of children (age 18 or younger) who have been or are currently diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Our bursary will be awarded based on financial circumstances, family situation and the impact of your essay.

    Applicants must:

    • Be the sibling of at least one child who has been treated, is in treatment, or is receiving follow-up care for some form of childhood cancer at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
    • Not be a current employee or Board member with Helping Families Handle Cancer Foundation (or a relative of a current employee or Board member).
    • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a landed immigrant.
    • Be 25 years of age or younger.
    • Be registered in a post-secondary institution for the 2023-2024 academic year (successful applicants will be asked to provide proof of enrollment).

    Personal Information

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    Are you a permanent resident of Canada? yesno
    Are you a landed immigrant? yesno

    Alternate Contact

    Sibling’s Cancer History

    To be eligible for this bursary, you must be the sibling of someone diagnosed with cancer at the age of 18 or younger.

    Currently on Treatment: yesno
    Sibling Treated at Alberta Children’s Hospital: yesno
    Have you been or are currently being helped by our charity? yesno

    Education Record

    Have you ever attended a postsecondary institution? * yesno
    Please tell us: Did you graduate from the program? yesno

    Education Plan

    Provide the following information for the post-secondary institution you plan to attend, or, if you are still awaiting decisions, please list the information for your top choice. A copy of your registration in the school or confirmation of application is not required at this stage. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide more information. Post-secondary institutions do not need to be in Alberta to qualify.


    Prior Monetary Awards Received:

    Are you applying for other scholarships/bursaries for the upcoming year? yesno

    Employment History and Financial Information

    Do you have any dependents in the house (a person who relies on another, especially a family member, for financial support) yesno


    • Please upload a typed essay, between 750-1,000 words, which will give our committee a sense of who you are and why this bursary is important to you.
    • Answer the following question: What particular personal obstacles did you need to overcome to get to where you are today?
    • Ensure that the document is in a legible format. We recommend 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins.
    • You may choose to include the following information in your essay:
      • Background information (kids, interests, hobbies, history with Helping Families Handle Cancer).
      • Your family’s experience with childhood cancer and how this has impacted your life/financial situation (short-term or long-term).
      • Your education, career, or life goals and how the post-secondary program you’ve chosen supports them.
      • Any employment you have and/or civic activities you take part in.
      • How this bursary would impact you.
      • Any additional information you would like us to consider.

    Please upload your essay below (allowed file types: .pdf, .doc, .docx | max file size: 6mb): *



    I acknowledge and agree that the collection, disclosure and use by Helping Families Handle Cancer of the information provided for this application, including my personal information, financial information, essay, and educational information, is required for the assessment of my eligibility for this award, and I hereby grant such consent to Helping Families Handle Cancer as may be required by applicable privacy laws for the collection, disclosure and use of my personal information, within the confinement of Helping Families Handle Cancer, for the purposes of assessing my eligibility.

    If I am one of the shortlisted candidates, I understand that I will have to provide additional documentation to support the information I have provided here. Once again, I acknowledge and agree that the collection, disclosure, and use by Helping Families Handle Cancer of this information is required for my assessment of eligibility for this award and I grant such consent to Helping Families Handle Cancer to use this information for the purposes of assessing my eligibility.

    Helping Families Handle Cancer treats all of your personal information with respect and strictly adheres to the Personal Information Protection Act.

    I declare that the information contained in this application is true and accurate, to the best of my knowledge.

    Electronic Signature

    By entering your signature above and selecting “I Agree” below, you certify that the statements contained in this application are true and accurate.

    Click the SUBMIT APPLICATION button below once your application is ready to submit.