Grace JerkFest is celebrating its 16th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the Caribbean Promotions Arts & Culture (CPAC) Scholarship Program, is now open to applicants throughout the GTA. If you are planning to pursue post-secondary studies and you are between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, apply today for 1 of our 2 anniversary commemorative scholarships.
- Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant of Caribbean/African background
- Be enrolled as a full time student at an Ontario College/ University or other post-secondary institution.
- Be a Grade 12 student in the province of Ontario or is looking to advance to either year 2, 3 or 4 in an already enrolled Canadian post-secondary program
- Demonstrate at least a 70% overall average in academic performance in the final year of high school or the last completed year in college or university.
- Demonstrate involvement and leadership in campus and/or community activities. Successful applicants will each need to sign a release, agreeing to be available to attend PR events of future galas and volunteer at least one of the annual events hosted by Caribbean Promotions Arts & Culture Inc.
- Must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
- Must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
- Must submit with the application a two-page double-spaced essay describing the applicant’s academic and career goals, aspirations, life goals, community involvement and why he/she should be selected.
- All applications must include an original or a copy of his/her most recent university/college transcript or report card from the last semester of high school verifying academic performance.
- Two letters of recommendation as character references, must be submitted with each application.
- Two passport size photographs. These photographs become the property of CPAC and may be used for promotional purposes.
- Proof of status in Canada (Citizen or Landed Immigrant).
Based on the following criteria, two individuals will be selected for one of our scholarships by a CPAC Scholarship Selection Committee:
- Applicant’s response to the essay question
- Applicant’s involvement and leadership in community and at school
- Personal achievements, awards and accomplishments other than scholastics.
- References demonstrating the applicants accomplishments
- Commitment to career goals
- Demonstrated scholastic ability
The decision of the Selection Committee is final.APPLY NOW
This year’s beneficiaries will be needy students from across the GTA pursuing post-secondary studies and the Negril Environmental Education Trust (NEET).