Application for CPAC scholarships closes Jan 31
December 7, TORONTO – CPAC Foundation announces today that the Foundation’s 2015 Awards and Scholarships are open for application immediately until January 31, 2016. Presentation of these prizes will be held in early March 2016.
Awards: The CPAC awards are designed to encourage Ontario high school students to pursue higher education. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievements and active community involvement. There will be a maximum of six $1,000 awards for students who have completed grade 10, 11 or 12 studies, with a maximum of two awards for each grade.
The CPAC-TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarship, valued at $3,000, is awarded to a post-secondary student who has completed at least two semesters of studies at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic records and active community involvement in a leadership role.
CPAC Special Scholarship
The CPAC Special Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding high school or post-secondary student working on a unique project that benefits the community, humanity or the planet, or an outstanding post-secondary student in a non-traditional field of study. The value of this Special Scholarship is also $3,000.
CPAC Education Scholarships
Two scholarships of $3,000 each are available for post-secondary students who have maintained above-average scores, demonstrated a social responsibility as well as a determination to pursue academic excellence, and show a financial need.
The deadline for application is January 31, 2016. CPAC Foundation welcomes applications from Canadian citizens, immigrants and international students with CPAC student membership of all ethnic backgrounds. Previous CPAC Award/Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply for the same category again. Previous CPAC Bursary recipients are eligible to apply for any scholarships.
For further information, please visit CPAC Foundation’s website at www.cpacfoundation.ca, or contact the CPAC office at 416-298-7885.
“CPAC recognizes the importance of education and is committed to fostering community leadership and concern for others in the immigrant community. We want to reward those hard-working and deserving students of immigrant families,” remarks Richard Lim, President of the CPAC Foundation. “We thank all of our sponsors and donors for their generous and continued support that has allowed us to fulfill our commitment in this regard.”
About CPAC Foundation
Founded in 1999, the CPAC Foundation (formerly Education Foundation of CPAC) is a registered charity that raises funds in support of CPAC’s work within the immigrant community and also the Foundation’s own education related initiatives.
The Foundation has supported and continues to support CPAC in carrying out its mission of helping internationally trained professionals and tradespeople to obtain licenses, find jobs, advance their careers, develop leadership skills and integrate into the Canadian society.
For its own initiatives, the Foundation organizes activities that provide educational information to parents and students. It also provides scholarships and bursaries to secondary and post-secondary students who have demonstrated a social responsibility as well as a determination to pursue academic excellence.
Since 2000, the CPAC Foundation has given out more than 200 scholarships and bursaries with a total value of $235,000. It has also built two schools in poverty and disaster stricken areas in China.