Scholarships

Student programs

As part of our Youth Education Program, EDC provides up to 20 scholarships a year to international business post-secondary students at Canadian universities and colleges, and 7 scholarships to post-secondary students representing the next generation of community champions from a diversity of backgrounds. 

Each scholarship is worth $5,000. Applications are now open for the 2023/2024 academic year. 

The deadline for applying is February 28, 2023.

Scholarships available

  

How do I apply?

Complete the online application in our careers portal, under “Search jobs”. The application process ends in late February. Scholarships are awarded in the spring, and issued in the fall at the start of each academic year.

Please note, you must apply electronically: we cannot accept documents by mail, email or fax.

All eligible applications will be reviewed in March. If you are selected, you’ll be notified of the selection committee’s decision in May-June.

Your application must include:

  • Personal statement/letter of intent (written response of maximum 1000 words or 3-5 minute video/voice clip) - submit a written or video personal introduction to tell us more about yourself, the studies you’re pursuing, your goals and aspirations, your passion for your career, and how receiving this funding would benefit you.
  • Transcripts - your official transcripts from your most recent academic term, including the grading system specific to your school.
  • Your resume or portfolio – include your resume or portfolio (1-3 samples), highlighting any experience abroad (work, study, internship) as well as any professional experience, volunteer work, extracurricular activities or memberships that show your interest for international business.  
  • Reference letter (maximum 1 page) – a signed reference letter from either a professor or instructor at your current educational institution, your employer, mentor/coach, or individual who is not related to you and is familiar with your community involvement, volunteer, or extracurricular activities. Individual providing reference must declare their relationship to the applicant and include contact information.  

To note:

  • EDC employees and their dependents are not eligible.
  • Students cannot receive an EDC scholarship more than once.
  • A student can only apply to -and be considered- for one scholarship in a given year.

        

  

  

How will my application be evaluated?

Our selection committee will evaluate your scholarship application based on your:

  • demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in a field related to EDC’s work
  • clear expression of how the scholarship will help you pursue field of study
  • level of academic achievement (as reflected in your transcripts or honours)
  • demonstration of financial need and how the scholarship will help
  • experience in Canada and abroad (including work, internships, volunteering and study exchanges) during the current degree program
  • leadership potential (as reflected in extracurricular activities)
  • letters of reference
  • language skills

Our selection committee will evaluate your scholarship application based on your:

  • demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in international business
  • clear expression of how the scholarship will help you pursue field of study
  • level of academic achievement (as reflected in your transcripts or honours)
  • experience in Canada and abroad (including work, internships, volunteering and study exchanges) during the current degree program
  • leadership potential (as reflected in extracurricular activities)
  • letters of reference
  • language skills
 
 
  • leadership potential (as reflected in extracurricular activities)
  • letters of reference
  • language skills

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Date modified: 2019-01-16