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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 $24,000 in 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. Please note: Applications from all provinces are welcomed but preference will be given to BC applicants or those whose present or future work will, in some way, benefit the BC LGBTQ+ community.
  • 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 application form and send in the supporting materials by mail by the deadline.
  • Be available for a brief 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 open annually mid fall. Applications are currently open for 2018. 

All aspects of applications must be received or postmarked by 31 January each year.

Scholarships are handed out at the Awards Gala in late spring.

Students, please also consider signing up for our email newsletter or following us on social media. We'd love to stay in touch. Thank you for improving our communities in your own special way. Keep up the good work!


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