Scholarships

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Calgary Black Chambers Scholarship

Calgary Black Chambers Scholarship Fund

Since 2019, the has been elevating Black students, youths and professionals, to aspire to their biggest dreams. With Scholarships being a core value, the Calgary Black Chambers works to provide our students with financial aid to help them reach their goals. 

In partnership with the Calgary Foundation, the Calgary Black Chambers Scholarship Fund (CBCSF) was established in 2020 with the goal of supporting and promoting the academic achievements of Calgary’s Black students. Despite the fact that many Black students believe they can succeed in post-secondary education, there are numerous barriers in their way. We hope to make their journey less arduous through our support.

The CBCSF is adjudicated by an appointed committee of education, government, business, and Calgary Foundation professionals, with the fund managed separately from the Calgary Black Chambers Society. This independence allows our supporters to directly finance a student’s education while receiving a charitable donation receipt.

We primarily finance our scholarships through the donations of Calgary corporations and institutions, with their choice of the name of the scholarship and the specific area of study it covers. The CBCSF then adjudicates based on a variety of factors including academic performance, financial need, community contributions, and adherence to our core values. 

In addition to our corporate-sponsored scholarships, we offer four Calgary Black Chambers Legacy Scholarships for students who best represent our core values in the community. Students who excel in creating fellowship, advocating and supporting each other, elevating the level of scholarship within our community, and mentoring their younger peers, are eligible for the Calgary Black Chambers Legacy Scholarships named after famous Canadian Black people.

Applications for these scholarships are now available for the 2022-2023 semesters.

The Calgary Black Chambers Legacy Scholarships

The Calgary Black Chambers Legacy Scholarships were established by the Calgary Black Chambers, a non-profit organization, consisting of individuals working to support diversity in and around Calgary, and to foster the growth of Black culture in Calgary. The Calgary Black Chambers serves as mentors and advocates, fostering the growth of great students and future professionals. Its four pillars are: Mentorship, Scholarship, Fellowship and Advocacy. 

Two awards available for each scholarship listed below, valued at $2,500 each, applied directly to tuition. Of the two awards available for each scholarship, one award is for a Grade 12 student graduating this year and entering the first year of their undergraduate degree or diploma program, and one award is for a student entering second year or beyond of their undergraduate degree or diploma program.

Applicants must: 

  • Be a Black Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or diploma program.
  • Be attending a Calgary post-secondary institution or have graduated from a Calgary high school and attending a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Provide two reference letters.

Through a single application form, applicants can apply for the following legacy scholarships:

Calgary Black Chambers Anderson Ruffin Abbott Academic Achievement Scholarship

  • Demonstrate high academic standing.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their perspectives on the role of education in our society.

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Calgary Black Chambers John Ware Fellowship Scholarship 

  • Demonstrate good academic standing, and involvement (past or present) in community leadership.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their involvement in the community.

Apply Now

Calgary Black Chambers Olivier Le Jeune Advocacy Scholarship 

  • Demonstrate good academic standing, and involvement (past or present) in social justice issues.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their involvement in social justice issues and views of advocacy.

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Calgary Black Chambers Viola Desmond Mentorship Scholarship 

  • Demonstrate good academic standing, and involvement (past or present) in aiding, tutoring, or mentoring fellow students.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their involvement in the mentorship of fellow and younger students.

Apply Now

Calgary Black Chambers Violet King Legacy Scholarship 

  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their most important accomplishment and their future goals.

Apply Now

Calgary Black Chambers Corporate Scholarships​

The Calgary Black Chambers Legacy Scholarships were established by the Calgary Black Chambers, a non-profit organization, consisting of individuals working to support diversity in and around Calgary, and to foster the growth of Black culture in Calgary. The Calgary Black Chambers serves as mentors and advocates, fostering the growth of great students and future professionals. Its four pillars are: Mentorship, Scholarship, Fellowship and Advocacy. 

Two awards available for each scholarship listed below, valued at $2,500 each, applied directly to tuition. Of the two awards available for each scholarship, one award is for a Grade 12 student graduating this year and entering the first year of their undergraduate degree or diploma program, and one award is for a student entering second year or beyond of their undergraduate degree or diploma program.

Applicants must: 

  • Be a Black Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or diploma program.
  • Be attending a Calgary post-secondary institution or have graduated from a Calgary high school and attending a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Provide two reference letters.

Through a single application form, applicants can apply for the following legacy scholarships:

Calgary Black Chambers Anderson Ruffin Abbott Academic Achievement Scholarship

  • Demonstrate high academic standing.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their perspectives on the role of education in our society.

Apply Now

Calgary Black Chambers John Ware Fellowship Scholarship 

  • Demonstrate good academic standing, and involvement (past or present) in community leadership.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their involvement in the community.

Apply Now

Calgary Black Chambers Olivier Le Jeune Advocacy Scholarship 

  • Demonstrate good academic standing, and involvement (past or present) in social justice issues.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their involvement in social justice issues and views of advocacy.

Apply Now

Calgary Black Chambers Viola Desmond Mentorship Scholarship 

  • Demonstrate good academic standing, and involvement (past or present) in aiding, tutoring, or mentoring fellow students.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their involvement in the mentorship of fellow and younger students.

Apply Now

Calgary Black Chambers Violet King Legacy Scholarship 

  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their most important accomplishment and their future goals.

Apply Now

The Calgary Black Chambers Scholarships were established by the Calgary Black Chambers, a non-profit organization, consisting of individuals working to support diversity in and around Calgary, and to foster the growth of Black culture in Calgary. The Calgary Black Chambers serves as mentors and advocates, fostering the growth of great students and future professionals. Its four pillars are: Mentorship, Scholarship, Fellowship and Advocacy.  

One award of $1,000, applied directly to tuition.

Applicants must: 

  • Be a Black Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be currently enrolled in any year of study in an undergraduate degree or diploma program.
  • Be attending a Calgary post-secondary institution or have graduated from a Calgary high school and attending a Canadian post-secondary.
  • Demonstrate financial need, good academic standing, and present involvement in athletics.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their involvement in sports, some of their achievements and their views on the role of sports in society.
  • Provide two reference letters, one from a former coach and one from a teacher familiar with their athletic career.

Apply Now

The Calgary Black Chambers BMO Community Leadership Scholarship was established by the Calgary Black Chambers, a non-profit organization, consisting of individuals working to support diversity in and around Calgary, and to foster the growth of Black culture in Calgary. The Calgary Black Chambers serves as mentors and advocates, fostering the growth of great students and future professionals. Its four pillars are: Mentorship, Scholarship, Fellowship and Advocacy. 

One award of $5,000, applied directly to tuition.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Black Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be currently enrolled in any year of study of an undergraduate degree or diploma program studying finance or accounting.
  • Be attending a Calgary post-secondary institution or have graduated from a Calgary high school and attending a Canadian post-secondary.
  • Demonstrate outstanding academic standing and community involvement.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their involvement in community and views on diversity in finance.
  • Provide two letters of reference from community leaders.

Apply Now

The Calgary Black Chambers Blakes Law Scholarship was established by the Calgary Black Chambers, in conjunction with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP​

One award valued at $7,000, applied directly to tuition.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Black Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be currently enrolled in any year of study in a Juris Doctor (JD) program.
  • Be attending the University of Calgary or graduated from a Calgary high school and attending a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and community involvement.
  • Provide a brief summary (one-page) of their involvement and leadership in the community.
  • Provide two reference letters from community leaders.

Apply Now