SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, WIBCA proudly offers at least three 3 WIBCA Scholarships with the purpose of recognizing students with strong determination and commitment towards higher education, and to assist students who have overcome adversity.

As of 2020, WIBCA now also partners with author Alvina Ryan who sponsors the Empowered Woman Scholarship.


The 2022 Application Period is now open!

Deadline to submit is May 27, 2022 at 5:00pm


WIBCA SCHOLARSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The WIBCA scholarship awards are dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement and academic excellence of Black students. To be eligible for these awards, the student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and a bona fide resident of the West Island within the geographical territory of the WIBCA Community – Pierrefonds-Roxboro, L’ Île Bizard, Dollard des Ormeaux, Kirkland, Beaconsfield, Dorval/Lachine, Pointe Claire, Ste-Geneviève, Baie-d Urfé, Beaurepaire, and Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue & Vaudreuil.

Three (3) awards will be given to eligible students as follows:

  • One student in his/her/their final year of High School and who has gained admission to CEGEP.
  • One student in or newly admitted to CEGEP or gained admission to University.
  • One student in or newly admitted to Vocational or Adult Education.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate involvement with WIBCA and with the wider community.

  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts of the current and last completed academic year.
  • A letter of at least two (2) pages outlining why you feel that you meet the selection criteria for this scholarship and how the award will help you.
  • Proof of admission to a higher institution.
  • Two (2) letters of reference and preferably, one from your teacher

*All documents must be typed.

EMPOWERED WOMAN SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The WIBCA scholarship award sponsored by author Alvina Ryan is dedicated to empowering, supporting, and promoting the achievement and academic excellence of a female Black student. To be eligible for this award, the student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and a bona fide resident of the West Island within the geographical territory of the WIBCA Community – Pierrefonds-Roxboro, L’ Île Bizard, Dollard des Ormeaux, Kirkland, Beaconsfield, Dorval/Lachine, Pointe Claire, Ste-Geneviève, Baie-d Urfé, Beaurepaire, and Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue & Vaudreuil.

One (1) award will be given to an eligible student as follows:

  • Student in her final year of High School and who has gained admission to CEGEP.
  • Student in or newly admitted to CEGEP or gained admission to University.
  • Student in or newly admitted to Vocational or Adult Education.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate involvement with WIBCA and with the wider community.

  • A letter of intent of at least 250-500 words outlining:
    • Why you are deserving of the Empowered Women Scholarship.
    • What you will do with the funds and how it will impact your future.
    • What activity/activities you have done in your life that has proven your commitment and involvement to your community.
    • What it means to be an Empowered Woman?
  • List all volunteer activities in which you have participated over the past three years.
  • Your Curriculum Vitae.
  • Transcripts of the current and last completed academic year (80% average).
  • Proof of admission to higher institution.
  • Agree to send progress letter and pictures.
  • Two (2) letters of reference (excluding family and friends), and preferably, one from your teacher.

 * All documents must be typed.