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This is one of the most inspiring scholarships I have come across in a long while. Some of you might not know that for many refugees, coming to Canada can be a financial hurdle. For those whose applications are sorted out whilst still in the refugee camp, the Government of Canada expects repayment for any financial expenses incurred in getting the refugee to Canada e.g. air tickets etc. It began in 1999 at a time when Canada restricted financial aid to citizens and permanent residents. Through the efforts of Maytree, that access was expanded by legislation to include Protected Persons.

So a scholarship that provides financial support to refugees intent on continuing their education rates an A in my books. Here is more info as posted on their website :http://maytree.com/grants/maytree-scholarship-program

“ The  impor  tant  thing  to  remember is  to always have faith in yourself and your ability to overcome adversity. I truly believe that life is a beaut i fu l  s t ruggle. ”Salma Adam, Maytree Scholarship Student

The Maytree Scholarship recipients are a truly inspiring bunch.  To better understand the challenges faced by many of those who find safety and succor in Canada, read their stories here.

 

Hamilton’s premier award show for the Afro-Caribbean community is back. Previous awardees include captains of commerce like Mr. Michael Lee-Chin, our favorite Hamiltonian Honourable Lincoln Alexander and academicians like Dr. Afua Cooper, Dr. Gary Warner and Dr. Patricia Daenzer.

The McMaster community has repeatedly yielded various winners in the Youth Achievement and Community Service categories. For 3 consecutive years, awardees included executives of the McMaster African Students Association (MASA)including yours truly.  Speaking from experience, the awards are a great networking experience and simply inspiring. The youth achievement award comes with a scholarship/bursary so get crackalacking. If you know any outstanding community members or youth, pass on the info below so that they can apply.

APPLICATION PORTFOLIO

  1. Nomination form filled by nominator describing nominee’s background, career and present activities accompanied by a resume/biography not exceeding 3 pages
  2. Nominator must describe in less than 300 words how the nominee has contributed in the category in which they have been nominated
  3. 3 letters of support from individuals or organizations whose views validate the information supplied by the nominator.
  4. contact the website for information on where to send your dossier and to download the application form

http://www.johnhollandawards.com/updated/

ELIGIBILITY

Youth Achievement:
The successful youth (16-24 years of age) must demonstrate involvement in activities that enhance the nominee’s growth and development. This award is presented as a bursary and or/academic scholarship for furthering the recipient’s studies in a post secondary institution or trade institution. (Recipient must be graduating high school in the same year of being awarded this honour)
Criteria to be considered will include:

  • Record of activities/achievements, which other youth can use to enhance their own growth and development.
  • Evidence of discipline, leadership and commitment (ambassador for youth in a wide arena and a positive role model)
  • Demonstrates a keen sense of self and can articulate the nominee’s desired goals.
  • Maintains a good standing in their educational pursuit.

Community ServiceThe successful candidate must have a record of voluntary community involvement and service that has contributed to the development and advancement of the community.
Criteria to be considered will include:

  • Significant in enrichment of lives of individuals and groups, over a period of time
  • Demonstration of commitment and dedication
  • Exceptional volunteer service through community organizations
  • Significant impact of contributions on the community

Business / Professional Achievement

The candidate(s) must currently be involved in the business sector either as an
entrepreneur or contributor or demonstrate excellence in a profession.

Criteria to be considered will include:

  • Significant contribution to the business community through a record of outstanding achievements
  • Evidence of on-going leadership in the business/profession
  • Creation of employment opportunities contributed new ideas, processes & practices that has added to the general body of knowledge in the nominee’s field and serves a framework for other practitioners.
  • Broader significance of nominee’s contribution to the community.

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Are You an Agent of Change?
VH supports people who are changing the world
Our members are instrumental in creating a sustainable community and we’re searching for new agents of change to join us. We’re giving away a free one-year “Hot” Desk package worth $2,000.
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