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Canadian Government

Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program

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11100 USD
19 Mar 2025
Application deadline


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Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



up to $11,100

Scholarship coverage

  • Unknown


The Government of Canada announced the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) in 2009 to support the development of human capital and the next generation of leaders in the Americas while strengthening the linkages between post-secondary institutions in Canada and the Americas. 

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth:

College / undergraduate(4 months) - $8,200

Graduate (4 months) - $8,200

Graduate(5-6 months) - $11,100


To be eligible, you must be:

  • a citizen of an eligible country/territory
  • Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos
  • Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
  • North America: Mexico
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • a student enrolled full-time at post-secondary institution in an eligible country/territory
  • paying tuition fees to that institution at the time of application and for the full duration of your exchange

You are not eligible for this scholarship if:

  • you hold or have a pending application for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • you are already participating in a scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada
  • you are already enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program at a Canadian post-secondary institution

Scholarship requirements






38 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

19 Mar 2025
  • Assign a program coordinator to complete applications.
  • Select “Login or Register” to create a My EduCanada account.
  • Once you have logged into your account, select the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program and click “Apply”.
  • Enter data in the required fields and follow the instructions on the application form.
  • Click “Validate and save” as you progress through the application form.
  • Upload all required supporting documents. Each document must be smaller than 5 MB and in .jpg, .gif, .png, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt or .xlsx format.
  • Review all components of your application for accuracy and completeness.
  • Verify the data prior to submission.
  • Read and accept the conditions of the "Declaration and permission" statement. Click “Submit”. You will receive a confirmation message and a reference number for submitted applications.
  • Save or print a copy of your completed application form using the “Download” function.
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