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Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Community Scholarship

EREC Scholarship now open

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Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Communities (EREC) Scholarships are now open!

Awards ranging from $1,000-$3,000 are available. See the eligibility criteria below and apply now! Applications close on May 1, 2024.

Established at the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF), the EREC Scholarship aims to enhance the quality of life for refugees and members of Emerging Communities living in the greater Edmonton area by supporting their academic goals.

Africa Centre, ECF and Canadian Western Bank (CWB) have established a partnership in the management and delivery of the EREC Scholarship initiative annually alongside the Scholarship Advisory Committee.


To be eligible:

You are a member of an emerging community

Currently, attend or will be attending a recognized school within the greater Edmonton area

Applicants must be Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents or  Protected Persons under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Priority will be given to students who:

Experience financial need

Current residents of the greater Edmonton area

Demonstrate commitment to studies, maturity, and likelihood of their program leading to improved employment opportunities.

The program of study must lead to a recognized undergraduate, professional, or applied degree, a diploma, or a certificate. Academic upgrading, college preparation, after-degrees programs, graduate programs, and international students are ineligible.


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