About this award

MOSAIC is proud to award this $3,000 scholarship to a refugee aged 25 years and over to help pay for their education in a helping profession.

The Ann & Jo-Ann Sobkow Award helps refugees in Canada pay for education to pursue a helping career. These careers may include education, health care, social work, counselling, or community development.

Applications open Jan. 30, 2023 and close April 30, 2023.



Award Criteria

To be eligible for this award, recipients must meet the following:

  • Be a refugee and currently living in Canada
  • Be 25 years of age and over

  • Be going to school for a helping profession (e.g., education, health care, social work, counselling, community development)

  • Plan to enroll in a Canadian post-secondary school and/or earn Canadian accreditation for gainful employment, continued settlement and contributions in Canada

2021-2022 Recipient

Maliheh Ardeshiri

Malileh Ardeshiri is pursuing her studies in Early Childhood Education. She is a single mom to her daughter, and they came to Canada as refugees in 2016.

Learn more about the recipient and the award here.

Previous Recipients

  • A.O. (Full name withheld by request) (2020)