2012 CPAC Awards, Scholarships and Professional Achievement Nominations Now Open
Aug. 9, 2012, TORONTO – The Education Foundation of Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC) announced today that applications for this year’s Awards and Scholarships are now open, as well as the nominations for this year’s Professional Achievement Awards. Both deadlines will be on Friday, October 5, 2012, and the 2012 Award Gala will be held at a later date.
Founded in 1999, the Education Foundation of Chinese Professionals Association of Canada provides Scholarships and Awards to secondary and post-secondary students who have demonstrated exceptional community leadership as well as outstanding academic achievements. The Foundation also provides bursaries to students who hold above-average academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
There are three categories for students to apply to:
Scholarships: Applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and have completed at least two semesters of study at a recognized institution. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and community involvement. There will be a maximum of four $1000 scholarships available plus the exclusive $3000 CPAC TD Meloche Monnex Prestigious Scholarship.
Awards: Designed to encourage high schools students to pursue higher education, applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, and active community involvement. There will be a maximum of six $1000 awards for students who have completed grade 10, 11 or 12, with two awards for each grade.
Bursaries: Applicants must be enrolled in post-secondary studies, have maintained above-average academic standing and demonstrate financial need. There will be a maximum of four $1000 bursaries available.
Canada is renowned for its diversity and multiculturalism, with tens of thousands of immigrants establishing their new roots here each year. In 2009, CPAC introduced the CPAC Professional Achievement Awards to recognize and celebrate the achievements of professionals who immigrated to Canada and achieved outstanding performance in their professions.
Nominees for the CPAC Professional Achievement Awards must have:
- Achieved outstanding status in their profession after settling in Canada, or
- Obtained employment or professional license through CPAC’s services (including bridging programs) and have excelled in their profession and could share their success stories, or
- Achieved success in a different profession than they were originally trained for.
Hugh Zhao, President of the Education Foundation of CPAC has the following to say on CPAC’s education and professional awards.
“CPAC recognizes the importance of education, as well as rewarding those hard-working and deserving students in their pursuit of higher education. We thank all our generous sponsors and donors for their continued support in allowing us to realize that commitment.We would also like to recognize the challenges immigrant professionals have encountered and the achievements they have accomplished. We hope that they can be influential leaders and role models for the community, and by sharing their experiences and success stories, encourage other immigrants to do the same.”
CPAC has given out over 180 monetary awards in the past twelve years and welcomes applications and nominations from Canadian citizens and immigrants of all ethnic backgrounds. Details, instructions, application forms and nomination form can be found online on the Education Foundation of CPAC website: www.cpac-ef.ca .
The deadline for this year’s applications and nomination is October 5, 2012. For further information, please visit Education Foundation of CPAC website at www.cpac-ef.ca, or contact the CPAC office at 416-298-7885 ext. 112.