Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in each of the five regions of Canada:

  • British Columbia
  • The Prairies and Territories
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Atlantic Canada

Qualifications

  • The scholarship is open only to young women students who are enrolled in a Canadian secondary school.
  • The student can be in any year of study in secondary school.
  • Applicants should be students who are making a contribution to their school’s leadership teams or student councils.

Submissions

Your submission must include the following elements.

  • In a cover letter, please answer the following questions: 
    1. Tell us how you have been involved in school activities related to student council or leadership activities (100 words)
    2. What is the value and/or benefits to society of having women in politics? (350 words)
    3. According to you, how can we increase women’s participation in local government? (350 words)
  • References
    Two written references are required:

    • One (1) from a personal friend or relative, and
    • One (1) from a school instructor.
  • (Facultative) We also encourage you to submit a summary of your application in a 2-min video
    • Length: Maximum of 2 minutes per video, in the official language of your choice (English or French)
    • Guiding questions: See the essay questions above
    • Please film in landscape mode and HD format: If filmed with smartphone, please make sure that the smartphone is in horizontal position
    • Send us your final through wetransfer.com. Your file should be named as follows: Last Name-First Name_YourHighSchoolGrade, i.e.: AAAA-BBBB_1

Deadline

December 15, 2017

Please send your writing submissions by email at women@fcm.ca to the attention of the Women in Local Government Project Officer, Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government.

Please send your video (facultative) to women@fcm.ca through wetransfer.com.