The "Raising Stars Bursary"
The “Raising Stars Bursary” by Softlanding is an innovative program created to address a critical issue within Canada’s technology sector. While diversity plays a crucial role in the technology industry, Indigenous and minority communities have often encountered systemic obstacles that limit their access to education and career prospects in this field. This bursary aims to rectify this imbalance by offering financial assistance to ambitious Canadian and permanent resident students who identify as Indigenous, belong to racial or ethnic minority groups, identify as women, fall within the 2SLGBTQQIA+ spectrum, or are members of other minority communities. Additionally, it supports those who have visible or non-visible disabilities.