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Applications for the 2023 EKO Scholarship are accepted beginning February 1, 2023. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 31st.

To submit your application, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Tell us about yourself. You can do this by writing an essay of no more than 750 words, or through a creative project. You can use any medium you like to express yourself - music, visual art, a recorded performance, a short story. Whichever you choose, this is your chance to show us why you are a good fit for the EKO Scholarship. You can tell us about someone who has inspired you, whether that’s someone you know, a historical figure or a fictional character. You might describe your career goals and plans for your future, or what impact the scholarship will have for you.
  3. Provide a letter from the EKO organization where you received services verifying that you were a client.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation from people who know you. This could be a teacher, a friend, a relative, someone you’ve worked with…someone you feel will help us get to know more about you.

Applications must be filled out completely – unfortunately, we cannot accept incomplete applications.

Not sure your application is complete? Our handy checklist has you covered!

To qualify, you must be a:

  • Canadian citizen
  • Canadian First Nations, Métis, or Inuit
  • Permanent resident/landed immigrant
  • Convention refugee, or protected person living in Canada, as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

There are six (6) EKO scholarship awards available. Canadian First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth are eligible for any of the six awards, including the EKO Scholarship for Indigenous students.

Applications must be submitted through our online form. Please contact us if you require support in completing the online form, or if you have any questions.

Applications for the 2023 EKO Scholarship can be submitted beginning February 1, 2023. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 31st.

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Canadian First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth are eligible for any of the six awards, including the EKO Scholarship for Indigenous students.

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Tips on this assignment are found in the FAQs and in the Application Guide.

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