An Education Bursary
The YWCA Thompson is a feminist organization that strives to make a positive difference by promoting a strong presence of women, improving economic situations for individuals, equipping individuals to make informed choices, and making Thompson a safer community for women and children.
The YWCA Thompson Footsteps Forward Bursary aims to provide financial support to individuals who identify as a women or girl and have a desire to advance their learning. This bursary was formerly known as the Joan Johnston Award – specific to high school students enrolled in post-secondary studies. However, in order to be inclusive of all women and girls the bursary was reviewed and changes were made to reflect the diverse needs of our community. There are now 2 bursaries that can be applied for.