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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 30 scholarship winners beginning Monday, February 5, 2018.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Top Three Winners

1st place
$5,000 Scholarship Winner

Tatiana Kelly

Charlottetown Rural (Stratford, PEI)

2nd place
$2,500 Scholarship Winner

Ililli Ahmed

Colonel By Secondary School (Ottawa, ON)

3rd place
$1,500 Scholarship Winner

Eyitayo Kunle-Oladosu

Harold M Brathwaite Secondary School (Caledon, ON)

February 19, 2018

$500 winners

February 12, 2018

$500 winners

February 5, 2018

$500 winners