About this Award

This annual award is given to deserving recipients to support their educational and post-secondary goals.

The MOSAIC Awards Committee will give six recipients $5,000 each in 2023, to pursue academic, professional or vocational studies.

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

Award Criteria

Recipients are selected for meeting some or all of the below criteria:

  • New arrival or refugee
  • Has a financial need

  • Living in Canada for less than 5 years
  • Has been accepted to an educational program or has a plan to enhance their education

  • Wants to pursue academic, professional, or vocational studies
  • Open to all ages

This award may be renewed yearly for the applicant, for a total award of $20,000 over four consecutive years. The recipient will engage in a renewal process each year and school transcripts must be submitted with the renewal application.

2021-2022 Recipients

Mishal Abdullah, Maria Albasha, Alejandra Perezalonso, Sidhant Sidana
  • Mishal is working towards becoming a practicing dentist in British Columbia and arrived in Canada from Pakistan in December of 2021.
  • Maria arrived in Canada as a refugee from Syria in 2018 and is now enrolled in the dental hygiene program at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene.
  • Alejandra came to Canada as a refugee from Nicaragua and is a lifelong baker who has dreamed of attending culinary school since childhood.
  • As an immigrant to Canada from India in February 2021, Sidhant is pursuing his Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) at the University of British Columbia.

Learn more about the 2022 recipients.