FPCBP Scholarships

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2024 FPCBP Scholarship Application-CLOSED

The Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals Scholarship Award is designed to recognize Luso-Canadian youth for their academic achievements and community involvement across Canada. Courtesy of our generous scholarship sponsors, Luso-Canadian youth will be awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000.00 to $4,000.00. In addition to being awarded a scholarship, recipients will be awarded a 1-year complementary Student FPCBP Membership.

Awards will be presented at the FPCBP Scholarships & Excellence Awards Gala Dinner to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario.

In order to qualify for the FPCBP scholarship, all applications must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in these guidelines. Provided that they are eligible, all applicants will go through a competitive review process. Please ensure that you have reviewed the Scholarship’s eligibility criteria before applying. For additional information about the FPCBP Scholarship, please contact the Federation at scholarship@fpcbp.com .

– High School (Grade 12)
– College
– University Undergraduate program
– University Graduate program

Friday, January 19th, 2024 5:00pm EST

Applicants are required to submit an original official school transcript from their high school, college, or university, which is to be mailed to the FPCBP Office, no later than Monday, January 22nd, 2024. A scanned copy must also be uploaded below. If the applicant’s academic institution is not able to provide an original official school transcript, they must have their academic institution email a digital securely encrypted copy of their academic transcript to: scholarship@fpcbp.com, no later than Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Recipients must collect their awards in-person at the FPCBP Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

– Completed online form submission (no email submissions will be accepted)
– Résumé
– Short Bio
– Scanned / Digital Copy of Transcript
– 1 Reference Letter (1 academic, work experience and/or volunteer)
– Original Official Transcript
– Headshot Photograph

*Applicant is a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident

*Enrolled in one of the following four programs: students in Grade 12 – High School, College, University Undergraduate program or University Graduate program.

*Applicants must meet the Portuguese descendant requirements: applicant was born in Portugal, Azores, Madeira OR is a descendant of Portuguese parents or grandparents.(Definition of immediate family members consists of one’s parents, siblings, spouse, and children.)

*Applicant has not been a past recipient of an FPCBP scholarship award in the same program category of study.

*Acknowledge that all information provided herein is true and should this information be found to be incorrect or misleading it will result in the applicant’s disqualification from the Scholarship process and Award.

*Ensure all documents are electronically submitted before the deadline. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

*Participate in-person at the 2024 FPCBP Gala on Saturday, March 23, 2024, wherein the applicant will assume travel and accommodation expenses.

*Applicant’s whose immediate family members who currently serve on the FPCBP board, cannot apply. Failure to disclose this information will result in disqualification. (Definition of immediate family members consists of one’s parents, siblings, spouse, and children.)

*Applicant’s whose immediate family members are on the FPCBP Scholarship Selection Committee cannot apply. Failure to disclose this information will result in disqualification. (Definition of immediate family members consists of one’s parents, siblings, spouse, and children.)

*In the case of the University Graduate program the applicant is eligible for an award if a past award was made while the applicant was enrolled in a different degree program (i.e. MA, PhD, LLB, M.D.) to a maximum of two awards, where one scholarship award is awarded per degree.

*Award recipients are invited to attend the 2024 Portugal Day Parade in June in Toronto and volunteer at 2 events within the federation’s calendar year.

Additional Information:

Please ensure that ALL Supporting Documents are correct and valid (including headshot photo dimensions) and are submitted with the completed form. Incomplete Applications will NOT be processed (see Section 5. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION).