McGill creates new bursary to support youth in care

September 6, 2017

Students who have gone through the youth in care system will benefit from a new bursary at McGill University that is designed to increase access and student success for members of this group. The “Youth in Care Bursary” will offer a minimum of $5K per year for up to four years to students coming from the child welfare system. “If you're able to support a student in that first year when they are transitioning out of care, they are more likely to succeed. So that first year of post-secondary is pretty crucial,” says Arisha Khan, a former child in care and McGill student who helped develop the new bursary. One of the goals listed on the university's site is to “increase the number of current or former foster care youth enrolled in and graduating with a McGill degree.” CBC