The Integrated Bursary Program: Making Jewish Life Affordable
The Integrated Bursary Program was created to make the process of applying for a bursary more dignified, anonymous, effective and fair. Families are able to apply just one time because all the schools, programs and services covered by bursaries are on one application form. This application is completed one time for the entire year for all family members.
It is Calgary Jewish Federation’s policy that families and individuals needing a bursary be accommodated if at all possible. We are committed to the ideal that no member of the Jewish community be denied a Jewish educational, social, or cultural experience. Those families that do not have the financial resources to pay full fees will be considered for a bursary.
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DEADLINE: March 15, 2013
Email Donna Lee Powers for more information
THE VALUES OF THE IBP
Anonymity - Only the Calgary Jewish Federation Associate Executive Director, IBP Manager, your counselor and the senior accountant at the agencies where you are applying will be aware of your application to the IBP. The community members making decisions will only have file numbers – no names. This information will be held in the strictest of confidence.
Dignity - You only need to make one application for all Jewish education opportunities and other communal activities.
You can apply for a bursary to many communal programs at one time. We recognize that families do not wish to complete forms and request bursaries at each agency. This process has been centralized to make it more streamlined and dignified.
Equity - Each application will be judged on its own merits. The same standard will be applied with respect to each program. In the previous system, each institution managed their own bursary process and there were variations in how applications were reviewed. Under the current system, there will be no variations as it is a single centralized process maximizing the number of Jewish families and individuals participating.