2020 FPCBP Scholarship Application
The Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals is pleased to once again recognize the outstanding achievement of Luso-Canadian youth, from the Province of Ontario, with scholarships ranging from $1,000.00 to $5,000.00, courtesy of our many generous scholarship sponsors. Awards will be presented at the FPCBP Scholarships & Excellence Awards Gala Dinner to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario.

To be eligible students must be residents of Ontario, and enrolled in one of the following four program categories: High School- Grade 12, College, University Undergraduate program or University Graduate program.

An applicant is not eligible for an award in a given program category of study if the applicant has been a past winner of a FPCBP scholarship in the same program. 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.

Students must meet the Portuguese descendant requirements listed at the end of the application.

PLEASE NOTE
In addition to completing and submitting this online form, addition application documents outlined in this form, including a copy of your transcript, must be scanned and submitted electronically within this application by JANUARY 20, 2020 5:00pm DEADLINE.

Emailed documents will not be accepted.

An original of your official transcript must be received at the Federation office prior to the January 20, 2020, 5:00pm DEADLINE.

Please ensure that ALL Supporting Documents are correct and valid (including photo dimensions) and are submitted with the completed form.

Incomplete Applications will NOT be processed (see Section 5. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION).

AWARD RECIPIENTS
*MUST attend the FPCBP Gala on March 21, 2020
*MUST participate alongside the FPCBP delegation in the 2020 Portugal Day Parade in June in Toronto
*MUST VOLUNTEER 10 hours to the Federation in the calendar year following the award. Volunteer opportunities will be discussed with awardees.

* Required
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  • 4. SPECIFIC AWARDS

    Five Specific Awards will be presented in addition of the regular scholarships. Please check any of the boxes for the awards that you wish to be considered. Please include a paragraph in your Biography (see Supporting Documentation below) stating why you should be considered for these special awards.
  • Open only to students enrolled in either a University Undergraduate program or a University Graduate program. Please respond to the following question "How have you demonstrated leadership?". Your response should be a maximum of 400 words, typed, font 12 and double spaced. This documentation must be uploaded below.

  • Open to all applicants. Intended to honour a “well rounded student” who demonstrates the ability to achieve strong academic results while exhibiting a passion for community involvement. A maximum of two letters of reference will be accepted as evidence of community involvement. This documentation must be uploaded below.

  • Open only to students enrolled in either a University or College music course (classical, jazz, vocal, composition, instrumental, etc.) and whom are actively involved in the Portuguese-Canadian community. Students must demonstrate, in writing, the reason for applying for this scholarship. Your response should be a maximum of 400 words, typed, font 12 and double spaced. This documentation must be uploaded below.

  • Application information will be posted here shortly.

    If you are interested in applying for this award please email: scholarships@fpcbp.com

  • Open to Canadian students of Azorean origin who are currently enrolled in a University or College program. The University of the Azores will grant 1 (one) scholarship at a fully waived tuition fee to a deserving Luso-Canadian student who wishes to enroll for a semester, in any of the BSc programs at the University of the Azores' São Miguel or Terceira campuses. Applicants may choose between one program BSc or various courses most appropriate to the curriculum they are attending at the Canadian University/College. The courses are taught in Portuguese. Even though the University offers a Portuguese foreign language course during the semester (students only pay enrollment tax) and professors may offer bibliography and material in English, it is recommended that applicants understand spoken Portuguese. Two letters of reference will be required. This documentation must be uploaded below.

    (Please note: travel expenses, room and board, insurance, meals and course materials are at the expense of the recipient)

  • Maximum of two letters
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  • 6. JUDGING PROCESS

    Scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s full application file, which best fits the aims and goals of promoting education and excellence in the Portuguese community in Ontario.

    Scholarships that do NOT have academic achievement as the PRIMARY criteria will still consider student grades. The FPCBP Scholarship Selection Committee will evaluate the student's academic record/grades, community service, and school activities. The committee members will be looking at and judging “the whole person”, and not simply grades, community involvement or financial need. Keep in mind, however, that since this is a Scholarship Award, and not a bursary, a strong GPA is important.

    The FPCBP Scholarship Selection Committee is an expert panel chosen to ensure a wide representation of academic expertise and experience, including high-school teachers, college professors and administrators, and university professors. They are an INDEPENDENT group at arms length from the FPCBP Executive and the Board of Directors (who in no way influence or participate in the judging process).

    The committee members take this competition very seriously and look for the best student applications to ensure the integrity and recognition of academic excellence and merit. If a committee member comes across a student they know, or have worked with, they recuse themselves from voting on that applicant’s file. This in no way hurts any of our applicants since the committee members' grades are averaged out mathematically to determine the applicant’s final score.
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  • DEADLINE

    Online Application, ALL supporting documents, including a copy of your transcript, must be scanned and submitted electronically by JANUARY 20, 2020, 5:00PM

    ORIGINAL Official Transcript must be stamped, sealed, mailed and received at the Federation office prior to January 20, 2020, 5:00pm
  • PLEASE NOTE:

    1. We thank everyone for submitting an application but only the selected winners will be contacted.

    2. All applications once submitted become the property of the FPCBP, including official transcripts.

    3. Awards will be presented at the FPCBP Scholarship and Excellence Awards Gala to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario. All winners are required to attend the Awards Gala. One complimentary ticket will be issued to the intended recipient only and is Non-Transferable.

    4. If you acquire any issues completing this application, please send an email to scholarships@fpcbp.com or call FPCBP Office at (416) 537-8874
  • Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals

    1136 College Street, Toronto, ON M6H 1B6
    Tel: 416-537-8874
    Email: info@fpcbp.com · Website: www.fpcbp.com · Social Media: @FPCBP
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