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Yearly Scholarship Award and Fundraiser
Helmut Braun Memorial Award
"Helping to make post-secondary school accessible"
The Centre for Community Based Research established the Helmut Braun Memorial Award in 2001, in memory of Helmut Braun, a local social activist, a CCBR community researcher and an advocate for the rights of people with mental health and other life struggles. The fund contributes to the cost of post-secondary education for a student pursuing studies in any of the following areas:
Awards will be given yearly to one or two students in need of financial assistance. Each award will be for $1000.
Donations for this fund will be gratefully received.
Donate using PayPal:
The scholarship is administered by the Mennonite Foundation of Canada.
Or donate to the Helmut Braun Memorial Fund by making a cheque payable to the "Mennonite Foundation of Canada" and reference the "Helmut Braun Memorial Fund". Mail it to:
The Mennonite Foundation of Canada, Stewardship Consultant
All students interested in applying for the award should write a two to three page letter expressing their desire for the award and rationalizing their fit with the following criteria.
Application letters are accepted beginning June 1 should be sent (by mail or e-mail) to the selection committee no later than July 22. The award result(s) will be announced on August 15 every year.
Helmut Braun Memorial Award Selection Committee:
The Centre for Community Based Research
73 King Street W., Suite 300, Kitchener ON N2G 1A7
Telephone: (519) 741-1318; Fax: (519) 741-8262
Click here to learn more about our other scholarship, called Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholarship.
Each year CCBR hosts a cocktail reception fundraiser in downtown Kitchener. In October 2012, CCBR successfully raised $1000 and was awarded matching funds by the KW Community Foundation.
Watch Timaj Garad, the 2012 Helmut Braun Award recipeint, at the Cocktail fundraiser, delivering her poem, "An Idea Proposed".
And, watch award recipeint Timaj Garad, delivering the keynote address at the 2012 Cocktail Reception fundraiser.
Formerly Centre for Research and Education in Human Services (CREHS)