The BUILD Bursary Program
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Claim your bursary in just 3 steps:
1. RSVP to an in-person Info Session.
2. Attend the Info Session to receive your exclusive bursary card.
3. Apply for BUILD within 24 hours of receiving your bursary to redeem.
"I can't make it to any of the in-person Info Session dates. Are there any other ways I can receive this bursary?"
Yes, but the only way to guarantee yourself a bursary is by coming to an in-person Info Session. There are two other ways you can be offered a bursary:
- Come find us at the Test Market and let's chat. If you're a good fit, we can hook you up with a bursary on the spot (just make sure you complete the online application form for BUILD within 24 hours)! The Groundswell Test Market is on Granville Island every Tuesday until August 28th from 11 am to 4 pm. It's located in Triangle Square (between in the Public Market Building, the Net Loft, and Bread Affair).
Join one of our online video Hangout Info Sessions. Again, if you're a good fit, we'll offer you a bursary to be redeemed within 24 hours.
"Does Groundswell offer any other kinds of financial assistance?"
Yes! Groundswell has teamed up with Vancity to offer Groundswell students and alumni up to $50,000 in financing. The money can go towards your tuition or business start-up costs.
"I've already taken a Groundswell program, so I'm not a new student. Am I still eligible for the BUILD bursary?"
No, but if you were a student in EXPLORE, you can apply the full cost of that tuition (up to $950) towards the BUILD program, and Test Market participants can apply up to $800 of their Test Market tuition to the Build program!
"Can I use the BUILD bursary with any other discount?"
No. We're happy to offer discounts, but we're only able to accept one per program registration.
Send us your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!