Sponsoring Institution: Valour Canada
Type: History and Heritage Scholarship
• Must be a Canadian citizens younger than 20 years of age on June 30
Application Deadline: Mid June
Highlight: The history of Canada is rich with heritage and culture. With the Valour Canada Scholarship, you have the chance to win $1500 by writing about Canada’s beautiful history. To enter this history scholarship contest, you must be a Canadian citizen under 20 years old, and you cannot have already moved on to your postsecondary education institution. The application is a little involved but super interesting. In order to apply to this particular history scholarship you must submit a one to two paragraph explaining why you want to apply to this history scholarship, along with a 6-8 page typed essay that answers the prompt for the year, and a 3-5 minute Youtube video. This year’s essay question revolves around visiting a local Canadian monument and analyzing its importance in history and along with its relevance to you today. In your essay for this history scholarship, you must include two of the “six pillars of character” which of course can be found on Valour Canada’s website. As mentioned above, the first place winner gets $1500, but the runner up and the 3rd to 6th best submissions get $750 to $200 each, respectively. Previous winners can be found on the website, along with links to their winning videos and essays. So, what are you waiting for? Go visit one of Canada’s many historical monuments and let the past more personally impact your present and future!