Scholarships

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The Congress of Black Women of Canada, Ajax/Pickering chapter, is pleased to offer annual $1,000 scholarship awards to high school and mature students pursuing post-secondary education in the fall 2020. The awards recognize individuals of African or Caribbean descent on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and community involvement, and financial need. Payment of the award will be made directly to the student’s post-secondary institution.

For more information about the scholarship application such as eligibility and upcoming dates, scroll further down the page.

 

How to Apply

 

Eligibility for High School Students

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (female/male) of African or Caribbean descent who resides in Ajax or Pickering
  • Between 17 to 20 years of age as of the end of the year in which the scholarship is granted
  • Enrolled in a Durham Region high school
  • Applied to a Canadian college or university in the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is granted
  • Demonstrated financial need of funds to cover educational costs directly associated with the college/university specified in the application

 

Eligibility for Mature Students

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (female/male) of African or Caribbean descent who resides in Ajax or Pickering
  • 20 years of age or older
  • Graduated high school and applied to a Canadian college, university, or vocational/technical school in the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is granted
  • Demonstrated financial need of funds to cover educational costs directly associated with the educational institution specified in the application

 

Application Requirements

  • a statement detailing your extracurricular activities, community involvement and/or participation in volunteer activities
  • a brief personal statement that explains how you believe you meet the award criteria and outlines your academic achievements and most important accomplishments (maximum of 150 words)
  • two letters of reference from individuals in support of your application who can attest to your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community involvement and/or participation in volunteer activities
  • a recent official transcript from the secondary/high school at which you are currently enrolled (high school students only)

Interview Process

Candidates who have been selected for an interview with Education Committee members of Congress of Black Women of Canada, Ajax/Pickering chapter will be notified the week of May 25, 2020.

 

Notification of Decision

Applicants will be informed of the award decisions by email in June 2020.

 

Conditions/Payment of Award

  • Submit proof of registration to the post-secondary institution in the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is granted.
  • Payment of the award will be made directly to the educational institution

For more information about Congress of Black Women of Canada, Ajax/Pickering’s annual scholarship awards, please contact:

Education Committee Chair
cbwc.ajaxpickering@gmail.com
1-866-986-CBWC (2292)

 

More scholarship programs and awards

  • Black Foundation of Community Networks (BCFN) is a Canadian non-profit organization that strives to network established groups and associations and make them accessible to the Black community. The BCFN Scholarship Program consists of a scholarship directory, scholarships and awards, and a scholarship application workshop. For more information about the scholarship program, visit BCFN’s Scholarships page.
  • York University offers an Academic Bridging Course for Women for women 20 years of age or over who want to upgrade their writing and speaking skills, and explore the possibility of university study. For more information about the course (starting April 8, 2020), visit York University’s Upcoming Course page.