Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

RBC To Award 3 Scholarships for Black History Month Essay Competition

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RBC is celebrating Black History month by giving away 3 scholarships to young Canadians.

The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition gives students who are planning to enter Canadian university or college in the 2013/14 academic year a chance to win one of three scholarships. To enter, they need to write an original essay on how black Canadians have helped to define Canada’s diverse heritage.

“Black History Month is an extremely important part of celebrating our diversity – something we really value at RBC,” said Jennifer Tory, RBC Regional President for Greater Toronto. “This essay competition gives us an opportunity to celebrate both our past and our future.”

The essays will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges that includes:

  • Justice Irving Andre, Judge on the Ontario Provincial Court of Justice
  • Dwight Drummond, CBC Broadcaster
  • Mitzie Hunter, CEO Civic Action
  • Inspector Rohan Thompson, OPP and Aide De Camp to Lt. Gov David Onley
  • Professor Juliet Daniel, McMaster University
  • Audrey Campbell, President, Jamaican Canadian Association

“It’s so important for our youth to understand, and celebrate our history,” said Justice Andre.

“Researching and writing an essay is a great way to gain insight into the experiences of our forefathers and the vital role they played in building this country.”

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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