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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 their stories of how black Canadians have helped define Canada's heritage.

Students from across the country sent in their essays.

Throughout February, we're celebrating Canada's history and its future by publishing the 25 scholarship winners. Congratulations to all the winners!

$5,000 scholarship winner:

Kikachukwu Otiono, Colonel By Secondary School (Ottawa, ON) (opens PDF in new window)


$2,500 scholarship winner:

Jillian Conrad, Auburn Drive High School (Dartmouth, NS) (opens PDF in new window)

$1,500 scholarship winner:

Jarvis Bernard, Auburn Drive High School (Dartmouth, NS) (opens PDF in new window)

 

$500 scholarship winners: