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LOUD Scholarships
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The LOUD Foundation invests in future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ community. We believe that by supporting the development of students that possess drive, vision, compassion and knowledge, we can improve society and increase awareness of our diverse community.

When the Foundation first started, we gave away two LOUD Scholarships of $2000 and one Little Sister's Bookstore Scholarship of $1000. In 2017, we awarded 13 scholarships to deserving emerging leaders. So, spread the word and join us! 

The Fine Print

Eligibility

You must be enrolled and about to begin studies, currently studying, or have completed your program in the last 12 months in a recognized, Canadian post-secondary education institution.

You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, conventional refugee or refugee claimant (please note that students attending school on a student visa are not eligible for this award).

Criteria

Each applicant must:

  • Write a letter of intent of no more than 1,000 words detailing why you should be the recipient of this award (all media accepted) including your financial need and how this scholarship would address that need.
  • Provide a copy of your most recent transcripts and proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution (once you receive it).
  • Provide two letters of reference (one of them from a faculty members or instructor). The reference should be no more than two pages long and outline your involvement in local diversity initiatives and your likelihood of success in your post-secondary career. At least one reference must be from the applicant's school.
  • Complete the online application form and then send in the supporting materials by mail.
  • Be available for a one-hour interview by telephone and to accept the award at the annual gala.

Decision

The decision of the selection committee is final and is not subject to appeal.

Award money will be released only after proof of enrollment has been provided.

Deadline

Applications for 2017 are now closed. Scholarships being handed out at the June 8 Awards gala.

Applications accepted from 15 September to 31 January of each year. 

Students, please also consider signing up for our email newsletter or following us on social media. We'd love to stay in touch!

 

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