Part of Desta’s mission is to provide educational resources for Black students completing their high school diploma, as well as supporting individuals who have vocational and post-secondary goals. During the last year, Desta has been looking for new ways to contribute to the long term change we’d like to see in the Black community. One of these contributions is the creation of the Desta Scholarship Fund, a program benefiting up to 12 students a year based on their financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, leadership skills and dedication to their goals.


2022 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

The Desta Scholarship Fund is focused on attracting students who have shown academic excellence and community engagement, with the goal of supporting them as they begin their postsecondary journey. Our hope is that by removing some of the financial barriers to education, students will be better equipped to tackle the work ahead of them. We are committed to providing frameworks that can help Black students rise and be the best versions of themselves that they can be. This fund is intended to support students at any level of post-secondary education, including trade schools and professional training.

Thanks to a generous contribution from Deloitte, The Desta Scholarship Fund is poised to offer scholarships to up to 8 students in 2022. Applications will open on June 6, 2022 and will close on June 30, 2022.  The selection committee will meet in July 2022 to select candidates and announcements will be made in August.

Qualifying applicants must meet all selection criteria:

  • Be a Black Canadian student pursuing a post-secondary educational program with a minimum average of 70%
  • Be a Black Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident residing in the Greater Montreal area
  • Be admitted to a recognized Canadian university, CEGEP or vocational school
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Demonstrate leadership in community service and volunteer activities

*Eligible candidates will be contacted by our selection committee for a short interview if considered for an award.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Desta Scholarship Fund. Please note that all correspondence and agreements around the scholarship award will be generated from the personal information you include below, so please take care before submitting your application.

APPLICATION

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Desta Scholarship Fund. Please note that all
correspondence and agreements around the scholarship award will be generated from the
personal information you include below, so please take care before submitting your application.
The Desta Scholarship Fund is focused on attracting students who have shown academic
excellence and community engagement, with the goal of supporting them as they begin their postsecondary journey. Our hope is that by removing some of the financial barriers to education,
students will be better equipped to tackle the work ahead of them. We are committed to providing
frameworks that can help Black individuals rise and be the best versions of themselves that they
can be. Students who benefit from this award will be asked to complete an exit survey upon
completion of their program, as well as participate in future promotions around the award from
which they benefitted.

Thanks to a generous endowment from the Cole Foundation, The Desta Scholarship is built on
a firm foundation moving forward. Applications will open on March 8, 2021 and will be accepted
year-round, with scholarships up to $3000 being awarded to 12 students per cycle.

Qualifying applicants must meet all selection criteria:

  • Be a Black Canadian secondary or post-secondary student in the Greater Montreal area with a minimum average of 70%
  • Be a Black Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be admitted or enrolled in a recognized Canadian university, CEGEP or vocational school
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Demonstrate leadership in community service and volunteer activities

*Eligible candidates will be contacted by our selection committee for a short interview ifconsidered for an award.

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