ICA is currently accepting applicants for the 2018 Diversity Scholarship, which recognizes the potential of students to cultivate diversity in the Capital Region.
The Greater Victoria area is growing and now reflects a variety of ethnicities, customs, languages, beliefs, abilities, values, and talents. According to the 2006 census, 19% of Victoria’s residents are immigrants born outside of Canada. Nearly nine per cent of Victoria residents are members of a visible minority
“ICA seeks to support the education of culturally sensitive community leaders,” says Jean McRae, ICA Chief Executive Officer. “Our scholarship program is an investment in the cultural capital of Greater Victoria.”
Each year, ICA awards one $1,000 undergraduate scholarship and one $1,000 graduate scholarship for students in, or accepted into, degree programs at colleges and universities in the Greater Victoria area.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
– Acceptance or registration in a college or university degree program in Greater Victoria;
– Career goals directly related to helping Greater Victoria meet the challenges of diverse societies;
– Record of most recent academic achievement (such as transcripts);
– Record of volunteer or professional involvement in multicultural affairs or diversity education, training, or community activities; and
– Familiarity with ICA and its mission.
Applicants should submit an application by Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to the attention of the President of the Board of Directors of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, 930 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC, V8T 1A8 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application letters (not exceeding 1,000 words) should discuss how the applicant’s academic program of study will prepare the applicant for a career dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and understanding and advocating for the human rights of people of all cultures. Applications should be accompanied by two letters of reference and a resume. Applications will be reviewed by the ICA Board of Directors.
Successful applicants will be notified of their award by Friday, August 31, 2018. Successful applicants agree to be featured in Tapestry, the ICA online newsletter, and to be present at ICA’s Annual General Meeting on September 19, 2018 at 5:00pm, to receive their award.
For questions, please contact Anna Huang, Executive Assistant, at 250-388-4728 ext. 136 or email@example.com