Harbhajan Ranauta Legacy Scholarship

Harbhajan Ranauta Legacy Foundation
March 30, 2024

Addiction is a chronic illness requiring lifelong solutions and care integrated into all facets of a person’s life. Existing addictions supports can often fall short by not being culturally relevant.  That’s why we started the Harbhajan Ranauta Legacy Foundation, to be honest about our family’s experiences and to support the next generation of service providers who can intuitively give back to the community.

We award annual scholarships to post-secondary graduate students working to expand culturally relevant and community-specific mental health and addictions support services for the South Asian community. This scholarship works to honour both Harbhajan’s passion for education and the struggles he faced. With your help, we can foster the development of a future in which we can speak openly about addiction and increased accessible support and services are readily available.

How to Apply

  • Be a graduate student in Public Health, Social Work, Medicine, or a related faculty at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Be of South Asian descent
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be involved in their community (is an asset)

Please submit complete application packages (application form + required documents) to: scholarship@hrlegacy.ca

  • Cover letter (maximum 1,000 words) describing:
    • Your personal, education, and community involvement background.
    • How your current studies relate to the advancement of Mental Health and/or Addiction support.
  • A letter of reference from an instructor or academic/faculty advisor.
  • A photocopy of your latest transcript of courses.

Please submit complete application packages (application form + required documents) to: scholarship@hrlegacy.ca by 11:59pm PST on March 30, 2024