Black History Month is an important part of celebrating the city’s diversity. In honour of this occasion, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is conducting a student essay competition.
The essay competition offers high school students who will be applying to a Canadian university or college for the 2013/14 academic year the chance to be awarded one of three scholarships ($3,000, $2,000 & $1,000) for their essay on how Black Canadians have helped to define Canada’s diverse heritage and identity through their achievements and contributions to the broader society.
Essays will be judged by a panel of esteemed Canadians including Mitzie Hunter, CEO Civic Action; Dwight Drummond of CBC and Justice Irving Andre, Superior Court of Justice.
Essays must be no more than 750 words and must be submitted by Monday, December 17, 2012. Winning essays will be profiled during February, 2013.
Full details are available at www.rbc.com/essay.