Education is a right every child should enjoy regardless of who or what he/she is.
Acquiring education is the best investment one would give to him/herself, and not having an opportunity to enjoy this doesn’t only make one ignorant but also keeps one under hedge below others who are exposed to education.
Educations opens our eyes to see the world in it’s true sense. One can’t acquire education and still be as he/she was, void of academic experience and vocational skill.
One key importance of education is that it gives the individual a sense of belonging among others. Making one have a knowledge of certain things but the irony of it is that despite the fact that acquiring education is free and is every child’s right, some can’t actually afford it because of their less privileged state. And that is why we’d be looking into some of the scholarship scheme in Canada which this child can grab and make his/her dream come true.
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Getting admitted into any Canadian university is a very big privileged, as the country is the most popular country for student as it has various renowned citadel with high standard of learning.
For the less privileged in the society, there are various mouth watering scholarship offers which can be applied for and some of these universities where such opportunity exists are;
Francophone scholarship program (CFSP) for francophone developing countries;
Here, this scholarship opportunity by the Canadian Government offers international students who are economically poor and are from French speaking and developing countries admission for university studies which will led to a master’s and doctorial degree after their study.
One wishing for a technical and vocational training or for short term internships can also apply for this scholarship, aside the academic (Examination) qualification, the criteria for application is being from a French speaking country, including Africa. It is to note that all cost of these are covered by this scholarship.
Some of the countries legible to apply for this scholarship are, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroun, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa, Cote d’ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Laos, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
The aforementioned countries are the countries which citizens are eligible to apply.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program;
This scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years and this particular scholarship is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian university.
One can choose to apply for this particular scholarship scheme as up to three government agencies administer this scholarship and every year more than a hundred students are admitted. So while looking for a study opportunity as an individual with low source of academic funding, this scholarship scheme should be looked out for.
Quebec Government Scholarship;
Quebec is one of the provincial government in Canada and it offers scholarships and grants for dictorial research to international students
This particular scholarship scheme encourages students with both financial and academic support to acquire a degree in natural sciences, mathematics, and in the engineering field.
Here, provisions are been made for students who can’t afford furthering their education in some of the aforementioned skills to take up the opportunity.
Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for women;
In Canada, about $15,000 education grant are been given to women from developing and underdeveloped countries who after obtaining their degree, agree to return or to remain in Canada, or travel to other developing and underdeveloped countries and work to improve the lives of women and children.
The going back to help improve and develop the lives of women and children in other developing and middle income countries is in a bid to eradicate illiteracy, poverty and other social menace that can be as a result of lack of education in that particular region.
This scholarship scheme awards numerous scholarships to women every year, thereby reducing the illiteracy population among the developing and underdeveloped countries in the world.
University of British Columbia’s international leader of tomorrow;
This scholarship scheme is always based on merit and the designated beneficiaries are usually those who demonstrate top academic performance and achievement, those who exhibit good leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community services, recognized achievement in performing arts which might includes poetry, music among others, sporting activities, debating or creative writing or external academic competitions, and examinations.
This particular scholarship covers all the student’s cost of tuition, fees and living cost, minus the financial contribution which the student and his/her family can make annually towards these cost.
All the aforementioned are some of the golden opportunity a student who is not financially buoyant to sponsor his/her education can grab so as to improve his/her intellectual capability.