ANNOUNCING THE OPENING OF ITS 2012– 2013 SCHOLARSHIP OFFERING
Toronto -- For the past five years, members of the Boca/Toronto Support group through numerous fundraising activities and the support of individuals within the Grenadian community in Toronto have offered scholarships to assist students from the North/East St. George area -- both in Grenada and Toronto in fulfilling their dreams of post-secondary education.
Under this program, the organization awards three students; two from Grenada and one from the Greater Toronto Area with scholarships in the amounts of $500 (2) and & $1000 respectively. High school students living in the North/East St. George area, students of the Boca Secondary School and students from the area residing here in the GTA are encouraged to apply.
To be eligible, students must be planning to attend College/University in the 2012/2013 school year, have a minimum B or its equivalent and have demonstrated significant community involvement.
Applications must also include the following:
- Copy of recent report card; (CXC results, high school transcripts etc)
- Confirmation of registration or letter of acceptance to accredited college or university
- Written essay, minimum 500 words, outlining why you should be granted such a scholarship, current community involvement and how will the scholarship help you to better serve your community
- Passport size photograph of applicant
**Note: Special consideration will be given to applicants with special needs or circumstances**
Deadline for application submissions: August 31st 2012
The group, whose motto is "Helping you to help others," was formed in 2004 as part of recovery efforts after Hurricane Ivan devastated the north/east coast of Grenada. Since then the group has evolved into a viable non-profit community organization, truly living up to the dictates of its motto by providing a 'helping hand' wherever necessary -- both here in Toronto and in Grenada. In August of this year (2012) the group will stage a reunion spanning August 5th – 23rd, 2012 and include participation in community development projects in Boca and surrounding areas.
For more information or to apply, please contact:
Mr. Justin Penny: (473) 440-1142
Mr. Dunstan Phillip: (647) 200-9004