If you are a grade 12 student applying to college or university, tell us what young people can learn from the achievements and contributions of black Canadians over the past 150 years to help shape the future for generations to come?
We're giving away 30 scholarships, including three Grand Prizes:
First Prize: $5,000 scholarship
Remember, there will be five guaranteed $500 scholarship winners from Atlantic. These top 5 regional entries will then move on to compete against the top entries from other Canadian regions—with hopes of being selected for one of the top 3 grand prizes up to $5,000.
Last year, two of the grand prize winners were from this region—wouldn’t it be awesome if that were to happen again?!
As a reminder, essays should be 750 words or less and must be submitted by Friday, December 9th, 2016. Full details can be found online at www.rbc.com/essay <http://www.rbc.com/essay> .
The Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI) Awards for Excellence in African Nova Scotian History are presented to students whose submissions to the challenges best exemplify the contributions that Afican Nova Scotians have made to the history, heritage and culture of our province. Bursaries totaling $3,000, gifts and prizes available.
General Rules: Open to all students and classes from all school in NS. Students may submit one entry to each of the challenges. Teachers are invited to submit class entries. Awards will be presented soley at the discretion of the Judging Committee and the Judging Committee's decisions will be deemed final. Awards include cash bursaries ranging from $50.00 to $250.00 each. The Judging committee may award one top prize and one or more runners-up prizes for each Challenge. Judges will consider content, grade level, creativity and presentation in evaluating each submission. Prizes will be awarded to winning enteries by category; High School (Grades 10-12); Juniour High (Grades 7-9) and Elementary (Grades P-6). Click here for more.
Submissions will be accepted up to February 5, 2017.
Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, grade, your teacher's name and contact info. and the name of your school. Submissions will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Only award winners will be contacted. A complete list of awards winners will be published in March.
Check the attachments below to help with the challenges.
Mail or Deliver all enteries to:
The African Nova Scotian History Challenges
Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
5539 Cornwallis Street
The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps provides youth with environmental work experience, an enhanced appreciation of the environment and their community, and develops skills for life-long learning (including team-building and leadership skills, increased knowledge for future employment and/or education ventures, and the ability to give back to their community and their environment). This program is a partnership between the NSYCC, Nova Scotia communities, and youth.