FCM scholarships for young women: 3 weeks left to apply (11/01/2017)
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is accepting nominations for a pair of scholarships that recognize young women interested in getting involved in local government.
The deadline to apply for the Andrée P. Boucher Memorial Scholarship and the Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship is January 31, 2017. This year, a total of $14,000 in scholarships will be awarded to high school, college and university students across Canada.
FCM established these scholarships to support young women who demonstrate leadership and interest in local government, and to encourage others to get involved in their community.
The scholarships are part of FCM's initiative to promote the engagement of women in local government, with the aim of achieving 30 per cent women's representation by 2026 -the minimum benchmark the United Nations says is required to ensure government reflects women's concerns.
Andrée P. Boucher Memorial Scholarship This $4,500 scholarship is presented to a female college or university student deemed to have submitted the best research paper on a topic related to women in politics.
Two André P. Boucher Scholarships will be awarded.
- One to a student at the college/university undergraduate level; and
- One at the university graduate level.
Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship
These $1,000 scholarships are presented to outstanding high school students for their involvement in their school's leadership team or student council.
Five regional scholarships will be presented across Canada this year, one each for British Columbia, The Prairies and Territories, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
To apply for any of the scholarships or to take a look at the eligibility requirements, visit FCM's website.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is the national voice of municipal government, with 2,000 members representing 91 per cent of the Canadian population.