CPAC Scholarship

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.


  1. Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant of Caribbean/African background
  2. Be enrolled as a full time student at an Ontario College/ University or other post-secondary institution.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  7. Must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
  8. 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.

Additional Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Two letters of recommendation as character references, must be submitted with each application.
  3. Two passport size photographs. These photographs become the property of CPAC and may be used for promotional purposes.
  4. Proof of status in Canada (Citizen or Landed Immigrant).

Selection Criteria

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.


This year’s beneficiaries will be needy students from across the GTA pursuing post-secondary studies and the Negril Environmental Education Trust (NEET).

The Negril Environmental Education Trust (NEET)