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Section A: Your Personal Profile

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Section B: Your School/Program/Career Profile
14) Your University/College: Provide the name and postal address of the college/university you will be enrolled in during the academic year 2019-20

Section C: Your Academic Achievement
Note: Answer 22 or 22b, but not both.


Section D: Your Finances - Declaration of Income * (include a worksheet)

Section E: Record of Community Service and Extracurricular Activities

Section F: Donor-determined Selection Criteria

Section G: Submitting Your Application and Support Documents
a) Submitting Your Application *
Use the built-in on-line protocol for submitting your application. Immediately thereafter, submit supporting documents in a separate email to the BBPA National Scholarships as noted in Item 35. Submit your application by the deadline of Friday, May 31, 2019.

b) Electronic Submission of Supporting Documents *
Immediately after submitting your scholarship application, you must send an email to the BBPA National Scholarships (scholarships@bbpa.org) with the following documents attached in PDF format:

i: A Letter of Recommendation from your Teacher: PDF format
ii: A Letter of Recommendation from a member of your Community: PDF format
iii: A Letter of Recommendation from a coach or director of an extracurricular activity: PDF format
iv: Your Academic Transcript: PDF format.

Should you experience a delay in obtaining your hard copy original transcripts, we will extend the receipt of your transcript to a June 30, 2019 deadline.

Note: Indicate your name (Surname, Given Name) on the subject line of all emails sent to the BBPA National Scholarships Office. (Example: Doe, John)

c) Submitting Your Hardcopy Original Transcript *
You must submit a hardcopy original of your academic transcript to the BBPA NS Office no later than Sunday, June 30, 2019. It must be received by the BBPA NS by June 30, 2019. Refer to Items 22 of this application form for details about your academic transcript. (See the National Scholarships' address in Item 38)

d) Communicating with the BBPA National Scholarships *

i: Email Address : scholarships@bbpa.org

ii: Postal Address: The postal address of the National Scholarships is:
The Board of Trustees
The BBPA National Scholarships
180 Elm Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 3M4


iii: Phone: 416 504 4097

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How to Donate

The BBPA National Scholarship Fund operates under the Black Business and Professional Association’s charitable registration number 108073503RR0001. Tax receipts are issued for donations of $20.00 or more.

The Fund depends on the support of individuals, corporations and other donors, to achieve its goal of helping Black youth attain post-secondary education. You can support the BBPA National Scholarships by donating to our General Fund, sponsoring a named scholarship, donating to the Endowment Fund or sponsoring the Leaders of Tomorrow Program.

General Fund
By donating to the General Fund you will assist us in meeting our operating needs and funding core scholarships.

Sponsored Scholarships
Donors may sponsor a ‘named scholarship’ in an individual’s memory or in their company’s name. Please contact us if you wish to sponsor a scholarship.

Endowment Fund
Our endowment fund has been established to provide a secure financial base for the expansion of our core scholarships and is an important building block in creating a scholarship program that can be maintained in perpetuity. Contribute to the endowment fund and help us support the growing number of superbly qualified applicants who request our assistance each year.

Leaders of Tomorrow Program
Please contact us for our corporate sponsorship package.

Annual Choirfest Fundraising Event
Gospel music is an important element of the cultural identity of the Black community and this annual concert brings together some of Canada’s best gospel music artists to raise funds for the Scholarship Fund.

Donations may be made to the online:
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Or by mailing your cheque to:

The BBPA National Scholarship Fund
180 Elm Street
Toronto, ON M5T 3M4

To donate by way of payroll deductions through the United Way or your employer’s employee charity trust, please direct your donation to: Black Business and Professional Association – BBPA National Scholarships (Registered Charity No.108073503RR0001).

To sponsor a scholarship, donate to the Endowment Fund, sponsor the Leaders of Tomorrow Program or sponsor the annual Choirfest event, please contact us at (416) 504-4097 or by e-mail at scholarships@bbpa.org

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