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CCAWR Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 5
Award Deadline: July 15, 2021

The CCAWR offers several scholarship awards that have a monetary value of $1500.00 unless specifically noted. Several of these are "named" scholarships that pay tribute to members of our community in the Waterloo Region.

Undergraduate Scholarships:

1) The Vincent Smith Memorial Scholarship

The Vincent Smith Memorial Scholarship was launched in 2019 and is the CCAWRs premier scholarship that is an award valued up to $3,000.00. It pays tribute to the late Vincent Smith, who had a tremendous impact on our community. He was a community organizer, teacher, and a man of faith that touched many lives in our community, particularly youth. This CCAWR scholarship may be awarded to an individual who demonstrates strong community service, leadership, and involvement in education.

2) The Lauris DaCosta Scholarship

The Lauris DaCosta Scholarship pays tribute to Lauris DaCosta who shaped the CCAWR and has had a tremendous impact on our community over the last 30 years. Lauris has many accomplishments, was a past CCAWR president, and one of the co-founders of the scholarship program. Her latest successful project, "Many Roads to Freedom", a concert that celebrates black history in Canada, received tremendous accolades. This CCAWR scholarship may be awarded to an individual who demonstrates strong community service, exhibits excellent leadership skills and maybe pursuing an academic career in health sciences. This scholarship award is valued at up to $1,500.00.

3) The Delabarre Pierre-Louis Family Scholarship

The Delabarre Pierre-Louis Family Scholarship is named in honour of Delabarre Pierre-Louis, who was a Haitian lawyer called to the bar in 1909. Delabarre became a Bankruptcy Court Judge, Secretary of State (Justice), and Counsellor of State of the Republic of Haiti. As Secretary of State, he was involved in drafting amendments to Haiti's Constitution. Delabarre's great-granddaughter is a lawyer in the Waterloo Region. This CCAWR scholarship may be awarded to an individual who demonstrates strong community service and has an interest in civil rights or social justice issues. The scholarship award is valued at up to $2,000.00.

4) The Black Faculty Collective Scholarship

The Black Faculty Collective is a group of faculty members of African decent at the University of Waterloo. They are pleased to support our local community by offering a scholarship for young Black students perusing an academic career at the University of Waterloo. The scholarship is valued up to $2500.00.

5) The CCAWR General Scholarships

These are awarded to students who meet our scholarship criteria and have demonstrated excellence in their academic pursuits as well as involvement in community-based activities. These scholarship awards are valued at up to $1,500.00

Graduate Scholarships:

These are available for university or college students in their final year that is interested in pursuing graduate studies.

1) The James STEM graduate scholarship

The James Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student of Caribbean descent who is enrolled in post-secondary studies, and who has demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement, and interest in the STEM fields. This scholarship award is valued from $1,000.00 to $1,500.00.

Note: Any application submitted will be considered for any one of the above scholarships. The named scholarships (*) are offered based on funding available.

ELIGIBILITY

The eligibility criteria for the scholarships are as follows:

1) Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Supporting documentation may be requested.

2) Must be of Caribbean heritage (self, parent or grandparent) from any CARICOM nation.

3) Residency in the Region of Waterloo

a. Must reside in the Region of Waterloo

b. Or have attended at least 1 year at an accredited College, University, or Post- Secondary Institution in the Region of Waterloo.

4) Must be studying or accepted for study towards a diploma, degree, or certificate in any field at any accredited College, University, or Post-Secondary Institution.

5) For our undergraduate awards (open to high school or undergraduate students):

a. Applicants must be 17 to 25 years of age as of the end of September of the year the scholarship is granted.

b. May be either a graduating (or graduated) high school student, or a student currently enrolled in University, College, or an accredited post-secondary institution.

c. High school student applicants must have graduated or be scheduled to graduate from an accredited high school (public or private) before submitting their application.

6) For postgraduate awards (open to final year undergraduate students):

a. Applicants must be 21 to 30 years of age as of the end of September of the year the scholarship is granted.

b. Undergraduate student applicants must have graduated or in the final year of University, College, or an accredited post-secondary institution.

7) Good academic standing.


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CCAWR Scholarships
No Essay You Deserve it Scholarship - $2,222
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$10,000 College Scholarship for High School and College Students - $10,000
To be Eligible: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The ScholarshipPoints program...
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Nitro Scholarship - $2,000
To be eligible for the Nitro Scholarship you must be: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States; B) A parent who...
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Be Bold Scholarship - $25,085
The $25,000 "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply. To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most...
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$1,000 Ultra Scholarship - $1,000
To be Eligible for the Ultra Scholarship: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico....
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