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SVGAT Scholarship Program

The Association is pleased to announce that two (2) scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each will be available to eligible applicants for the 2017-2018 school year.

To download the application form please click on the following link:

View/Download the application form (54KB)

Applicant must write a 500 words essay on one of the following topics:

  1. The History (Heritage and Culture) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; OR
  2. The main tourist attractions of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Please note that the deadline date to submit applications: August 31, 2017.

The Youth Committee of the Association plans to host several forums this year. The committee is dedicated to involving other youths and seniors in upcoming activities. If you have any suggestions that can benefit our community, or if you want be a part of the committee please do not hesitate to contact us.

> CLICK HERE to view comments made by recipients of bursaries over the years!

The St. Vincent and Grenadines Association of Toronto Inc

To encourage and assist youth from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community in areas served by the St. Vincent and Grenadines Association of Toronto (SVGAT) to pursue their educational goals at the University, College level or Trade School level.

Number and Value of Awards:
The value of scholarship(s) award annually is Cdn$1,000.00 each, to at least one recipient. The scholarships are non-renewable and non-transferable. These awards are tenable at any recognized university, community college or trade school.

To be eligible the applicant must meet the following conditions:
a) Applicants should not be older than 29 years of age. Their parents, guardians or grandparents should be of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (hereinafter referred to as” Vincentian") descent; or any Financial/Honourary Life member of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Toronto Inc.;
b) A first year or continuing student enrolled at or currently attending a university, college or trade school;
c) Proof of acceptance to university or college or trade school
d) Applicants will be selected based on their community involvement and financial need.

Scholarship Committee:
The Scholarship Committee is a sub-committee of the Education Committee. The Scholarship Committee will include at least one executive member of the current Executive and will be responsible for managing the program on behalf of the Association.

Selection of Scholarship Recipients:
The Selection Committee, appointed by the St. Vincent and Grenadines Association of Toronto Inc. under the guidance of the Education Committee, and made up of three (3) members of the Vincentian Community in Toronto will select recipients. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final.


  • • Two letters of reference, one from an academic institution attended within the last year of application; and the other from a community member other than a parent.
  • • An essay of approximately 500 words outlining (in the student's own words) on one of the two following topics:
    - The History (Heritage and Culture) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; or
    - The main tourist attractions of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • The applicant(s) should also outline his/her academic achievements, but also any volunteer involvement/community achievements.
  • The applicant should include any relevant information identifying financial need.

Requirement of the Recipient(s)
Recipient(s) must attend the Annual Independence Anniversary Gala to receive the award and serve as role a model for others in the Vincentian Community.

Terms of Payment:
The value of the scholarship will be issued to the recipient at the Annual Independence Anniversary Gala

Closing date for application of scholarship for academic year:
Completed application package (please see list of required documents) must be received at the following address no later than August 31, 2017.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Toronto Incorporated.
P.O. Box 392, Station F, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2L8.

OR email: president@vincytoronto.com or secretary@vincytoronto.com

Scholarship recipients will be notified within a reasonable time of the status of their applications. Successful applicants will receive their awards at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Annual Independence Anniversary Gala.

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program

Awards available to students from other Commonwealth countries for graduate study in Canada

The Government of Canada offers scholarships as part of the Commonwealth Scholarship Plan (CSP). These scholarships are tenable at recognized public Canadian institutions and affiliated research institutes only.

The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CCSP) is designed to provide opportunities for students of other Commonwealth countries to pursue research and studies in Canada.

The Scholarships are intended for men and women of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make a significant contribution to their own countries on their return from study in Canada.

The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program is funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) which also determines the number of scholarships available each year. The agency responsible for financial and administrative matters is the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).

Awards available under this program include:

Graduate Students' Exchange Program (GSEP) Awards available to citizens enrolled full-time in selected countries for research in Canada (including the Canada-Caribbean Community Leadership Scholarships)

Eligible countries include:

Latin America and the Caribbean region:
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos

> CLICK HERE to download the CCAC Scholarship Program Outline & Application Form



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