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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 11, 2019.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Top Three Winners

2nd place
$2,500

Vianca Gamboa,

Winnipeg, MB.

1st place
$5,000

Tamara Wallace,

Cochrane, AB.

3rd place
$1,500

Muna Mohamed,

Cambridge, ON.

1st place
$5,000

Tamara Wallace,

Cochrane, AB.

2nd place
$2,500

Vianca Gamboa,

Winnipeg, MB.

3rd place
$1,500

Muna Mohamed,

Cambridge, ON.

February 11, 2019

$500 winners

February 18, 2019

$500 winners

February 25, 2019

$500 winners