The CPAC Trailblazer Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding high school or post-secondary student who has played an active and leading role in a uniquely meaningful project or initiative in relation to community or social development, humanitarian improvement, environment, social justice or other meaningful causes. The value of this Trailblazer Scholarship is $3,000.
To be considered, students must submit the completed online Scholarship Application by January 15, 2019.
Please read carefully before proceeding with your application.
You are eligible to apply for a CPAC Trailblazer Scholarship if:
You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada currently enrolled as a full-time student in either a Canadian recognized high school (minimum 3/4 courses per semester) or postsecondary degree/Advanced Diploma program (minimum 60% courseload);
International students with a student visa may only apply if you are a CPAC student member;
A minimum average of 80% based on the past two or three academic trimesters (one 12-month cycle);
You have played an active and leading role in a meaningful project or initiative in relation to community or social development, humanitarian improvement, environment, social justice or other issues;
You are NOT a previous CPAC Scholarship recipient.
Note: Previous CPAC Bursary or Education Scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for any scholarships.
Applicants are required to submit all supporting documentation along with their applications. Failure to include documents required in your application may result in the refusal of your application. Please ensure you have all supporting documents ready to upload before proceeding to the next step.
Required Supporting Documents
1. Transcript of the past two or three academic trimesters (one 12-month cycle). High school students may submit a scanned copy of your official report card from your two most recent semesters. We will also accept copies of your transcript from the Ontario University Application Centre or the Application Service for Ontario's Public Colleges.
2. Three Letters of Reference
Please provide three signed letters of reference: one educational (i.e. faculty member or staff from the school) and one professional from a person familiar with your volunteer /community involvement (e.g. volunteer supervisor). The third reference can be a personal, professional, or academic reference.
3. Proof of legal status in Canada
To prove your legal status in Canada, you must submit a scanned copy of one of the following:
Permanent Resident Card or Record of Landing
Canadian Citizenship Card, Canadian Citizenship Certificate or the personal information page of you Canadian Passport
Student Visa and CPAC Student Membership Card (for International Students)
4. Proof of enrollment
You are required to submit verification of your registration status in the current term (Winter 2018) including a list of your enrolled courses.
Optional Supporting Documents
Copy of previous awards and achievements
For further information, please visit www.cpacfoundation.ca