Guidelines For Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta Scholarship Program

One mandate we (JCAA) have set for ourselves is to support the educational pursuits of our members and people in our community.  Each year the JCAA awards scholarships to eligible individuals residing in Alberta who are pursuing higher education at tertiary institutions.  Applications are open all year however the committee reviews and makes final recommendations for scholarship awards in July each year.  Scholarship recipients are announced at the end of July each year and the awards issued during our Independence Celebrations in August.  Please complete the attached application and provide all the required information.

Scholarship applications are accepted annually. The deadline for submission is June 30th. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be assessed for the August disbursement at our Independence ceremony. Applications submitted after June 30th may be assessed and approved based on the availability of funds.

Requirements for Scholarships

    To be considered for a JCAA Scholarship, you must be:
  • A resident of Alberta
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution in Canada

Selection Criteria

The decision to grant a scholarship is based on the following considerations:

  • Academic achievement
  • Volunteer activities / community service
  • Personal statement

Please complete the JCAA Scholarship Application and send it by mail.