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Young, Gifted, and Black Scholarship

Are you a Black student attending University or College this year?

Parents of Black Children is extremely grateful to our sponsors at Magna International and the Laidlaw Foundation to offer 6 Young, Gifted, and Black scholarships.

To apply, submit a video or letter explaining the following by Friday, July 7th, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST:

  • Who are you? Tell us what makes you uniquely you!
  • What are your interest and hobbies?
  • What post-secondary institution have you been accepted to?
  • What made you choose the university/college you are attending?
  • What are some activities/programs that you are currently involved in or hoping to be involved in?
  • What positive impact have you made and/or hope to make within your community? Who has been a role model for you and why?
  • What does Black Excellence mean to you?
  • Why is advocacy and education important to you?
  • What are your future hopes and dreams?
  • What does this scholarship mean to you?

Thank You to Our Donors:

Who is considered a person of African descent?

The term ‘People of African descent’ refers to all Black people who can trace their family tree back to the continent of Africa. It does not matter if you are descendent from victims of the transatlantic slave trade (example people from the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, African American, African Canadian) or if you are a more recent migrant from the continent of Africa (example: Somalia, Nigeria, Ghana etc.).

The term “African Canadian” refers to all Canadians of African descent, regardless of where they were born, e.g. Canada, Jamaica, Nigeria, England, etc.

Eligibility Requirements

This scholarship is available to support students who identify as Black, as well as meet the following criteria:


You must self-identify as a Black student that has been accepted to attend a post-secondary school as a full-time student in September 2023.


You must provide proof of your acceptance letter to the post-secondary school that you will be attending.


Previous recipients of the Parents of Black Children, Young Gifted and Black Scholarship are not permitted to apply.


You cannot be employed by Parents of Black Children, affiliated or related to a Parents of Black Children employee, co-founder, or Board member.


You are a resident of Ontario, Canada.


You are attending a post-secondary institution that is located in Canada.

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