Archive for the ‘Scholarships’ Category

******PLEASE NOTE CAPETOWN TO CAIRO HAS NO SCHOLARSHIPS TO OFFER. WE SIMPLY MAKE AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. WE HAVE RECEIVED NUMEROUS EMAILS AND COMMENTS ASKING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS BUT WE REGRET WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANY AT THE MOMENT. ALL THE BEST WITH YOUR SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH*****

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.

The African-Canadian Christian Network has been working with Upper Canada College (UCC) for the last 5 years to enhance the educational opportunities for inner city boys of African-Canadian descent. This initiative enables selected boys to complete their secondary school education at this prestigious institution with support through their Financial Aid program.  As some of you may know, UCC has an accelerated program for which tuition for the day program is between $27,000 – $29,000 annually, and the boarding between $48,000 and $50,000.  UCC also boasts of a 100% placement rate at post secondary institutions, such as McGill, Queen’s and Western—the top 3 universities of choice selected by the students. So far, we have been successful in placing students in both the boarding and day programs.  The young men are all doing well, and the first group will be graduating next year.

This year, in preparation for the 2011 school year, we are seeking candidates who may qualify for Grades 7, 8 and 9. The process is quite competitive and the number of new intakes accepted at UCC each year for the grades for which we are interviewing are as follows:

· Grade 7     Birth year 1999           40 – 50

· Grade 8     Birth year 1998           0 – 5

· Grade 9     Birth year 1997           15 – 20

Time is of the essence and we urge you to encourage family, friends and organizations who know young men who may qualify to take advantage of this opportunity.  Once you have identified these young men, have them forward the requirements to us no later than November 24th.

In selecting candidates, UCC looks at the consistency of the performance of the students and place great emphasis on Math and French.  Even though the ACCN may qualify them for an interview at UCC, they must pass their interview process as well as perform well in the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).

The ACCN looks for the criteria set by UCC, namely:

§ Academic ability and achievement

§ Co-curricular potential (athletics, art, leadership, etc.)

§ Personal and social development

The recommended boys should have a B+ average or higher and should follow the process outlined below:

1.      IMPORTANT NOTE: While the UCC application can be found and submitted online at www.ucc.on.ca/apply, the parent MUST complete and submit the application attached to this e-mail to the ACCN.  Applications submitted directly to UCC cannot be retrieved and considered for this opportunity through the ACCN.

2. Additionally, they need to submit the other application materials that include:

· Birth Certificate (copy only)

· End-of-year School Reports for the last two years (copies only)

· Candidate Statement (attached to this e-mail and can be downloaded at www.ucc.on.ca/apply)

· Candidate photo (passport size)

3. Please have the students’ teachers complete the Teacher Evaluations.  Copies are attached to this e-mail and can also be found atwww.ucc.on.ca/apply

Once completed please send to the ACCN

· Electronically, after scanning all the requested information to info@accntoronto.com

· By special delivery to the office of the African-Canadian Christian Network, 549 Oakdale Road, Unit 1, Toronto, ON M3N 1W7

· By Canada Post to the office of The African-Canadian Christian Network (ACCN), 549 Oakdale Road, Unit #1, Toronto, Ontario M3N 1W7.

· We can be reached by phone at 416-744-3084.

The Selection Process

A committee of educators who volunteer with the ACCN will review the applications and invite boys who fit the criteria to an interview at the ACCN’s office on November 27th, 2010.  After the interviews, the names of the final selection of candidates will be submitted to UCC by the ACCN.  They will contact the boys chosen for an interview at their campus.

SSAT

SSAT is a requirement for entry for the boys at UCC.  We encourage  parents to register their child (qualified by the ACCN)  to complete the SSAT by December 11th, 2010.  More information on the SSAT can be found at www.ssat.org/ontario.  The e-mail address is info@ssat.org.

Financial Aid at UCC

Consideration for Financial Aid is available to eligible parents.  Awards may cover up to 100% of tuition fees. Qualified candidates must complete and submit the Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS), which is attached to this e-mail and also available at http://www.ucc.on.ca/tuitionassistance

.

Final Decision

The ACCN will notify all candidates about the decision made regarding their son during the first week of December.  The UCC will invite the qualified boys for an interview at their campus. Applicants selected for admission will be notified in writing by UCC.

We Thank You

We recognize that this is a rigorous process, but also a tremendous and historic opportunity for youth from the community to leave a legacy behind at UCC. We look forward to your nominations. Please feel free to circulate this e-mail widely.  We thank you for your support and attention to the process.

Please contact me if you require any additional information.

Cherryl Lewis
Executive Director
African-Canadian Christian Network
P: 416-744-3084
F: 416-742-7966
e-mail: clewis@accntoronto.com
website: www.accntoronto.com

February 2010

Congress of Black Women of Canada – Mississauga Chapter

$1000 Adult Scholarship

One scholarship to be awarded annually – starting June 2010

Purpose

To assist financially challenged black women who have identified the need to return to school to further their education. To invest in our community where black women and their families are empowered to participate fully in society and reach their highest potential.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

ü An adult black female, Canadian Citizen or permanent resident, residing in Halton/Peel

ü Have never received a scholarship from the Congress

ü Between the age of 25 and 45

ü Enrolled in a diploma or certificate program at an accredited Canadian College , University, or vocational/technica l institute.

Selection Criteria

ü High School Graduate

ü Financial Need

ü Recognized contribution to the Black Community

Application Requirements

ü A completed application form

ü An essay describing the reasons why you would be a worthy recipient of the Congress of Black Women of Canada – Mississauga Chapter Adult Scholarship.

o Include your contribution to the Black Community, other volunteer activities, and what motivated your contribution

o Your academic achievements, your most important accomplishments and your future goals

ü A completed financial schedule stating budget, including information on expected sources of funding (e.g. other scholarships received, student loan, etc.), family income and related information, to assist us in determining financial need

ü 2 letters of reference.

To obtain an application package, please contact:

(905) 819-8361 / cbwcmississauga@ rogers.com/

Eligibility
An American or Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant to Canada or permanent resident of the United States.
Youth Ambassador Scholarship: Kenya
YCI is looking to award five exceptional youth (18 – 30) with a $1,950 scholarship towards a 10-week volunteer placement in Kenya from May 2 to July 12, 2010. These scholarships are part of YCI’s 20th anniversary, and this year YCI has already awarded five scholarships to Youth Ambassadors going to Guyana and Ghana.

Each of the five Kenya scholarships will be awarded to individuals with a demonstrated commitment to their communities. The scholarships are intended to provide young leaders with the opportunity to turn positive civic involvement into global action.

About the placement in Kenya

This exciting opportunity will include a pre-project distance-learning program, followed by an intensive 10-week placement in Kenya. While in Kenya, volunteers will work with YCI’s partner, Kwacha Afrika, to further the reach and relevance of their youth development program. Key project activities may include:

• Design and deliver workshops on gender and health issues
• Design and deliver workshops on gender
• Organize a “Women and Work” guest speakers panel for an audience of 150 to 200 people
• Design and deliver intensive training in small business management to groups of 15 to 20 youth
• Liaise with local employers and conduct a survey assessing barriers to youth employment.
• Assist with the compilation of a job bank and database of resumes
• Design and deliver a course in active citizenship to 15 to 20 young people
• Support peer educators in their efforts to establish a mentorship program for out-of-school youth
• Work with local peer educators, drama groups, youth groups and clubs to promote healthy behavior and conduct HIV/AIDS outreach in rural and urban communities

Click here to apply now!

Applications and entries will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve rolling basis. Only applications submitted before Friday, February 12, 2010, 9:00 AM EST will be considered for scholarships.

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to send me an email at
nucci.walsh@ yci.org.

******* Email capetowntocairo@gmail.com for pdf application file*******

Description: The Maytree Scholarship Program provides peer and financial support to protected
persons or landed immigrants who were protected persons living without parents in
Toronto, and who have demonstrated success in their academic, work and/or volunteer
life. Monthly meetings give Maytree Scholarship Program participants an opportunity
to develop relationships where they receive support, build networks and have fun. The
group engages in voluntary work throughout the school year, which helps further
develop their sense of civic engagement and responsibility.

Value: The value of The Maytree Scholarship is approximately $16,000 depending on
course selection. Scholarships cover tuition, books, rent, transportation and a living
allowance. Students who participate in the Maytree Scholarship Program may not
accept Canada Student Loans.

Duration: September 2010 to May 2011. A mid-year assessment of the student’s academic
performance will take place.

Eligibility:  The program is open to individuals who:
are protected persons (formally known as Convention refugees – as determined by
the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada); or are landed immigrants, who
were protected persons and have been landed for no more than three years;
are between the ages of 18 and 27;
live without parents in Toronto;
are entering first or second year in an accredited university or community college
in Toronto;
• have obtained an academic standing of at least 75% (or
equivalent) in their final courses in high school if planning to
attend university;
• have obtained an academic standing of at least 70% (or
equivalent) in their final courses in high school if planning to
attend community college;

2 of 3
have obtained an academic standing of at least C+ if currently
enrolled in a university or community college;
have a history of employment and/or volunteer service and are willing to continue
such activities as a complement to their studies during the school year.
Students who are selected for this program will be required to keep in regular contact
with Maytree, attend group meetings, and assist the Foundation with the evaluation of
the program.

Please note that Maytree does not participate in the admission decisions of post-
secondary institutions. Candidates are required to apply independently for admission
to university or community college.

Selection of  Selection will be based on the following criteria:
Candidates:
Academic merit. This will be reflected through an official secondary
school/university/community college transcript of course grades to date.
Financial need.  This will be assessed based on page 5 of the application form.
A history of involvement in the community through volunteer service and/or
employment. We realize that this may be limited due to your recent arrival in
Canada.
An assessment of your potential to participate in and make a positive contribution
to society.
Application
Procedure: To apply, please submit all of the following:
a signed and completed application form, including your 4 essays;
a copy of your Notice of Decision letter;
a copy of your Confirmation of Permanent Residence along with your Notice of
Decision letter, if you are a landed immigrant;
transcripts from your secondary school, university or community college
(including mid-term grades);
a sample of your school work. This should be a copy of a marked essay you
completed for a grade 12, university or community college course (no science or
math, please).

Candidates considered for this program will be invited for personal interviews.

Deadline:             Friday, March 26, 2010 by 5:00 p.m.
Late applications will not be accepted.

For further information please contact:

Katarina Vukobratovic
MAYTREE
170 Bloor Street West, Suite 804
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1T9
Telephone: 416-944-2627 ext. 229    Fax: 416-944-8915
Email: kvukobratovic@maytree.com   Website: http://www.maytree.com

JOHN C HOLLAND AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATION DEADLINE 9TH JAN 2010

http://www.johnhollandawards.com
***You will need one person to nominate you and three letters of support from individuals/organizations Get CRACKING PEOPLE

Community Service
The 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.

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.