Black History Month essays due December 17. Three scholarships available
TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Some of the most important moments in Canadian
history don't always get talked about in the classroom. Yet students can earn
scholarships for sharing their knowledge on the important role black Canadians
have made to our diverse heritage.
The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition offers students entering
a Canadian university or college in the 2013/14 academic year the chance to be
awarded one of three scholarships for their essay on how black Canadians have
helped to define Canada's diverse heritage and identity through their
achievements and contributions to the broader society.
"It's so important for our youth to understand, and celebrate our history,"
says Justice Irving Andre, Judge on the Ontario Provincial Court of Justice,
who will help form a panel that chooses the top essays. "Researching and
writing an essay is a great way to gain insight into the experiences of our
forefathers and the vital role they played in building this country."
Other esteemed panelists include:
-- Dwight Drummond, CBC Broadcaster
-- Mitzie Hunter, CEO Civic Action
-- Inspector Rohan Thompson, OPP and Aide De Camp to Lt. Gov David
-- Professor Juliet Daniel, McMaster University
-- Audrey Campbell, President, Jamaican Canadian Association
"Black History Month is an extremely important part of celebrating our
diversity - something we really value at RBC." says Jennifer Tory, RBC
Regional President for Greater Toronto. "This essay competition gives us an
opportunity to celebrate both our past and our future."
Essays should be 750 words or less, and must be submitted by December 17,
2012. Full competition details can be found at www.rbc.com/essay
Winners will be celebrated during Black History Month 2013, when all Canadians
are invited to participate in festivities and events that honour the legacy of
black Canadians, past and present.
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Mark Hamill Director, Communications, RBC 416.974.3900 Mark.Hamill@rbc.com
SOURCE: RBC Royal Bank - Public Affairs & Community Relations
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