2016-2017 EDC International Business Scholarships in Canada

2016-2017 EDC International Business Scholarships in Canada, and applications are submitted till on or before February 5, 2016, 11:59 p.m.  EST. Applications are invited for EDC International Business Scholarships available for Canadian students. Up to 30 scholarships are awarded, 25 of which go to undergraduate university or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business, with up to 5 additional scholarships for students in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies. Scholarship is worth a $4,000 cash award. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Canada

Level: undergraduate degree

Field(s): Scholarships are awarded for studying business (international business, commerce, finance, economics, accounting, etc.) or business combined with environmental or sustainability courses.


Deadline: on or before February 5, 2016, 11:59 p.m.  EST 

Funded By: Education Development Center, Canada


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016-2017 EDC International Business Scholarships are targeted for Students of Canada

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Up to 30 scholarships are awarded annually, 25 of which go to undergraduate university or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business, with up to 5 additional scholarships for students in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.

Scholarship Duration: Not Known

Scholarship covers:An EDC scholarship is worth a $4,000 cash award.

Description

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a Crown corporation with a mandate to support and develop Canadian capacity to engage in trade and to respond to international business opportunities.

EDC has been helping Canadian exporters and investors succeed in global markets for more than 60 years by providing trade finance and risk management services, as well as sharing its foreign market expertise. 

Through its Community Investment & Youth Education Program, EDC helps build the capacity of the next generation of business leaders by awarding scholarships to Canadian students with a demonstrated interest in international business.

The  2016-2017 EDC International Business Scholarships recognize the achievements and potential of Canadian students enrolled in international business degrees, as well as in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.

EDC created the 2016-2017 EDC International Business Scholarships because international trade is critical to Canada’s economic prosperity and we’re dedicated to helping students – the next generation of business leaders – to succeed. EDC award up to 30 scholarships annually, 25 of which go to undergraduate university or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business, with up to 5 additional scholarships for students in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.

An EDC scholarship is worth a $4,000 cash award.

The application process starts in November and ends in early February. Scholarships are awarded in spring, and issued in autumn at the start of each academic year.

Eligibility





To qualify for 2016-2017 EDC International Business Scholarships you must be:

A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Enrolled in a full-time accredited bachelor’s degree at a Canadian university or college.

Studying business (international business, commerce, finance, economics, accounting, etc.) or business combined with environmental or sustainability courses.

Returning to full-time studies for the 2016-2017 academic year.

In excellent academic standing.


Assets: Study or work experience outside of Canada (or plans to go abroad) are considered assets.
Note: EDC employees and their dependents are not eligible.


Selection Criteria for 2016-2017 EDC International Business Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded by a selection committee who evaluates applications based on the following:


  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in international business
  • Academic achievement (as reflected in the transcripts and/or honours)
  • Experience in Canada and abroad (work, internships, volunteering, study exchanges) during the current program, or concrete plans for obtaining international experience during the 2015-16 academic year
  • Leadership potential (as reflected in extracurricular activities)
  • Strength of letters of reference
-Language skills


Scholarship Application Method

Interested applicants must complete the online application  on or before February 5, 2016, 11:59 p.m.  EST 

The following supporting documents are required:

1. Letter of intent

  • Please describe your main areas of interest and your proposed career path highlighting any current or past activities that demonstrate your motivation and potential in international business or in international business with an environmental or sustainability focus. (Maximum 600 words)

2. Transcripts

  • A clear, scanned copy of your official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions (e.g. university, college, cégep) attended, including the most recent academic term.
  • Transcripts must include detailed information on the grading system specific to your institution. We reserve the right to request the original, hard-copy transcript.

3. Resume must clearly include

  • A list of any scholarships and/or academic awards
  • Professional work experience
  • Any experience abroad (work, study, internship)
  • Volunteer work, extracurricular activities and/or memberships

4. Academic or employer reference letter

  • You must include a reference letter from either a professor/ instructor at your current educational institution or from your employer.  The letter must be signed and include the referee’s contact information as we may contact them directly.

Complete the online application byon or before February 5, 2016, 11:59 p.m.  EST.

Please note that with the exception of references which are submitted directly by the referees, no documents are accepted by mail or email. Faxes are not accepted.

Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about 2016-2017 EDC International Business Scholarships

http://www.edc.ca/EN/about-us/student-programs/youth-education-program/Pages/default.aspx?frompage=eye2012e


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