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EDC

EDC DiversABILITY Community Leader Scholarship

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Multiple disciplines
Disciplines
5000 CAD
Grant
Canada
Location
29 Feb 2024
Application deadline

About

As part of the Youth Education Program, EDC provides up to 20 scholarships a year to international business post-secondary students at Canadian universities and colleges, and 7 scholarships to post-secondary students representing the next generation of community champions from a diversity of backgrounds. 

Overview

Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award

Multiple

Grant

$5,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction

Description

EDC DiversABILITY Community Leader Scholarship is available to  students with disabilities pursuing studies at a Canadian college, university, or cégep.

Applicable programmes

Benefits

The value of the scholarship is $5,000

Eligibility

  • Be able to provide your SIN (Social Insurance Number) for tax purposes.
  • Identify as a person with a disability.

Be pursuing post-secondary studies at a Canadian college, university or cégep for the 2023-2024 academic year in a field related to EDC’s work, including one of the following: 

  • Business and finance (international business, economics, sustainability, statistics, finance, investments, mathematics) 
  • Operations and administration (operations, commerce, human resources, accounting, communications, project management, information management, data analytics, digital design, graphic design, legal) 
  • Information technology (computer science, software engineering/development, network engineering, business analysis, data analytics, cybersecurity)
  • A field related to removing barriers for persons with disabilities, learning about the lived experiences of persons with disabilities, or addressing diversity and inclusion issues, including, but not limited to, the following: inclusive design, youth and children’s studies, social work, disability studies, psychology, human resources, community rehabilitation, community development

Have strong academic standing (minimum 70% cumulative average).

Assets

  • Demonstrate passion or aspirations for helping persons with disabilities become more connected with their communities and/or creating opportunities for persons with disabilities.
  • Demonstrate dedicated leadership, volunteering and/or extra-curriculars.

Scholarship requirements

Disciplines

Multiple disciplines

Locations

Canada

Nationality

Any

Study experience required

High school

Age

Unknown

Application

Application deadline

29 Feb 2024

Applications for the 2024/2025 academic year will be open starting 11/19/2023. 

If at that time you would like to apply, here’s how :

Complete the online application in the careers portal, under “Search jobs”. The application process ends in late February. Scholarships are awarded in the spring, and issued in the fall at the start of each academic year.

Please note, you must apply electronically: they cannot accept documents by mail, email or fax.

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