SCHOLARSHIPS

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THIS PAST YEAR, WE AWARDED OVER $4000 TO HELP TRANS YOUTH PURSUE THEIR DREAMS

 

TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY AWARD

 

WHERE TENABLE: Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District

FIELD OF STUDY: Unrestricted

VALUE: $750

NUMBER: Up to 3

ELIGIBILITY:

Open to Grade 12 students who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma Applicants must identify as a member or ally of the transgender and gender diverse communities.

Successful applicants are individuals who have made a meaningful contribution to individuals within the transgender and gender diverse communities.

This contribution might be in the form of volunteering or wider community service, improving the environment within their school, significant impact on an individual classmate or role modelling being a strong and supportive ally, among many others.

Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter must be provided by a school official, employer or community-based organization. One letter may also be a personal recommendation if the applicant wishes.

ESSAY:

Applicants are required to submit an original essay explaining how their contribution has positively affected the lives of transgender and gender diverse individuals and the impact it has had on their own life.

The essay must be no more than 750 words in length.

 

APPLY:

Online application available at www.educationmatters.ca.
Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their high school.

SELECTION & PAYMENT:

Selection will be based on the essay, references and volunteerism. Recipients are selected in July and selection will be made by the Skipping Stone board of directors, including a representative from EducationMatters. All applicant contact information will remain confidential during the selection process.

To claim the award, within twelve (12) months of notification of the award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study in Canada of at least one year duration, or an eligible skilled trades or apprenticeship program. Payments are made to the post-secondary institution or program.

DEADLINE:

May 30, 2018

 

LGBTQ2+ RIPPLE AWARDS

 

WHERE TENABLE: Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District

FIELD OF STUDY: Unrestricted

VALUE: $250

NUMBER: Up to 3

ELIGIBILITY:

Open to Grade 12 students who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma Applicants must identify as a member or ally of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Successful applicants are individuals who have made a positive impact in their community.

This contribution might be in the form of volunteering or community involvement, raising awareness or education, or directly improving and supporting the lives of LGBTQ2+ individuals around them.

Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter must be provided by a school official, employer or community-based organization. One letter may also be a personal recommendation if the applicant wishes.

ESSAY:

Applicants are required to submit an original essay speaking to the nature of their impact on the LGBTQ2+ community and the effect that it has had on others and in their own lives.

The essay must be no more than 750 words in length.

 

APPLY:

Online application available at www.educationmatters.ca. Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their high school.

SELECTION & PAYMENT:

Selection will be based on the essay, references and volunteerism. Recipients are selected in July and selection will be made by the Skipping Stone board of directors, including a representative from EducationMatters. All applicant contact information will remain confidential during the selection process.  To claim the award, within twelve (12) months of notification of the award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study in Canada of at least one year duration, or an eligible skilled trades or apprenticeship program. Payments are made to the post-secondary institution or program.

DEADLINE:

May 30, 2018

YOU CAN NOW DIRECTLY SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
AND HELP TRANS AND GENDER DIVERSE YOUTH ACHIEVE THIER DREAMS.

all scholarship specific donations and sponsorships are eligible for a tax receipt.