The Jeremy Dias Scholarship seeks to recognize a youth that has taken initiative in addressing discrimination in their school or community.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens/residents; and must be a high school or Cegep students entering accredited post-secondary institutions, or students currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
The ideal winner(s) of this scholarship will be student(s) who have worked to eliminate discrimination within their school or community, as demonstrated by their application essay and references. Those who work within their secondary school or community to address homophobia/heterosexism will be given special consideration.
Applications (and required documents) must be submitted by mail to the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity by August 15; winner(s) will be selected and contacted by Sept 15. Mail applications to: ATTN: Jeremy Dias Scholarship, the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, 440 Albert St, Suite C304, Albert Street Educational Centre, Ottawa, ON, K1R 5B5.
Applications must include:
- A cover letter with: full name, mailing address, email, phone number, high school name, and graduation date (one printed copy);
- Two reference letters (cannot be from a relative);
- A current resume (one printed copy);
- An essay of up to 250 words describing efforts to eliminate discrimination in their community (one printed copy)