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Deadline for RBC’s new Canadians scholarship fast approaching


RBC is reminding eligible applicants that the July 5th deadline for entries for its first Scholarship Program for New Canadians is little more than two weeks away.

“With Canada Day around the corner, this is a time to celebrate our country’s great achievements, including the accomplishments of newcomers,” said Mark Whitmell, director, Cultural Markets. “We know many new immigrant families come here in search of a better future for themselves and their children. This scholarship program allows us to recognize and lend support to those individuals who intend to realize their dream through advanced education.”

Seven scholarships, each worth $2,000, will be awarded to individuals who have graduated high school or CEGEP and are planning to pursue full-time studies at an accredited Canadian college or university this fall. The winners will also be invited to an all-expenses paid awards dinner in Toronto.

To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must have been born outside of Canada, and be either permanent residents or citizens of Canada. Applicants must have also achieved at least a 70 per cent average in their previous year of study. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement and responses to three, 250-word essay questions on how immigration has helped to shape the country we live in today.

For more information about RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for New Canadians, as well application forms, please visit

RBC’s Scholarship Awards Program offers a diverse range of scholarship awards to help address the critical need for student funding across Canada. In 2006, RBC awarded over 320 scholarships, totalling more than $600,000. Scholarships are available for students studying in high school, pursuing undergraduate studies at college or university, and those entering professional programs in medicine or dentistry. Specialized scholarships are also available to New Canadians, Junior A hockey players, and Aboriginal students. For more information about RBC’s Scholarship Program please visit


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