The Peter Allik-Petersenn Education Bursary

Through the work and support of Mr. Peter Allik-Petersenn, financial support is available for Canadian students enrolled in an educational program with hopes of gaining employment in the social justice or human services field of work.

Connective would like to recognize the dedication and commitment of our longstanding Board member, Mr. Peter Allik-Petersenn, who retired from the Board in 2022. Peter was an active and dedicated member of the Board for over 32 years, a steadfast advocate of the work of our organization.

A true representation of Connective values and principles, Peter provided unwavering support to our programs and services. A champion of our ACES (Acquiring Community-Based Employment Skills) program, he supported the development and expansion of the program in our community. ACES aims to support people facing multiple barriers to locate and secure employment through ongoing education, training, and ongoing employment support. ACES provides person-centered support for persons with disabilities, Indigenous people, women fleeing domestic violence and abuse, minority groups, youth, and older workers to gain employment in roles that they are passionate about.

To honour Peter’s commitment and dedication to not only our organization the work we do, but also to the citizens of our community, the Board of Directors of Connective is pleased to provide a $2000 educational bursary in fall 2022. At Connective we strengthen communities by supporting people experiencing barriers so that they can achieve greater independence. Through this educational bursary, we are pleased to invest in the future of those who strive to play a part in creating a safe, healthy, and inclusive community for all.

Our Values

  • Inclusive – We create an environment where everyone can feel welcome and respected
  • Accountable – We are responsive, take responsibility for our actions, and honour our commitments
  • Person-Centered – We adapt our approach to the individual and use empathy and compassion in all of our interactions
  • Collaborative – We engage and work closely with others
  • Determined – We are passionate, do not shy away from tough challenges, and respond to setbacks with a renewed drive to succeed

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in the academic school year, at a recognized university, community college, technical institute, or other post-secondary institution for advanced learning
  • Preference will be given to Kamloops residents and those pursuing education in the social justice or human services fields

Application

The applicants’ studies should be directed towards the goal of enhancing their employment skills to help those in their community to overcome challenges and be successful in life. The number of bursaries awarded in any one year will depend on the fund’s balance and its governing laws.

Bursaries are primarily based on financial need and intended to supplement students’ primary sources of funding. Connective staff will provide annual presentations to various community stakeholders to ensure a wide reach of potential applicants throughout the community.

Submissions

Applicants are asked to submit the following:  

  • A short essay (1500 words or less) providing information on who you are, why you should receive the bursary, and how you align with our values at Connective 
  • A description of any past/present educational programs and/or volunteering experience  
  • Verification of enrolment in part-time or full-time studies in the academic school year at a recognized university, college, institute, or other post-secondary institution  

The bursary will be awarded by a selection committee at Connective, including organizational management staff and members of the Board. The successful recipients will be notified directly, and will be announced publicly. Funding will be provided directly to the educational institution of the applicant.  

Submissions may be sent to:
Connective
Kamloops Bursary Committee
100-529 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC
V2C 0A1

Or via email to: awards@connective.ca

Application deadline: November 4, 2022