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The RBC® Black History Month Student Essay Competition

We asked high school students applying to Canadian colleges or universities to tell us what young people can learn from the achievements and contributions of black Canadians over the past 150 years to help shape the future for generations to come.

Students from across the country sent in their essays.

Throughout February, we’re celebrating Canada’s history and its future by publishing the 30 scholarship winners – 8 per week – beginning Monday, February 6, 2017.

Be sure to check back each Monday in February, and congratulations to all the winners!

$5,000 scholarship winner:

Kharissa Edwards (Mississauga, ON) (opens PDF in new window)

$2,500 scholarship winner:

Sarah Konermann (London, ON) (opens PDF in new window)

$1,500 scholarship winner:

Britney Trieu (Edmonton, AB) (opens PDF in new window)


$500 scholarship winners: