Once a year, VisaPlace awards a merit-based scholarship for students pursuing higher education in the U.S. and Canada.
VisaPlace is a leading immigration law firm that helps individuals and businesses visit or relocate to Canada and the U.S., and seeks to make educational opportunities available to those committed to studying and school. Any student who is entering or currently attending university or college as a full-time student is eligible.
VisaPlace hopes to help alleviate some of the financial stress for a hard working student. VisaPlace’s founder, Michael Niren, thinks this kind of encouragement goes beyond a dollar sign and strives to support the success of inspired youth.
How to Apply
Eligibility: Canadian and U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled in a Canadian or U.S. university or college for Fall 2014.
Application: Four components must be submitted for your entry:(A) Application Form, (B) Small writing project, (C) Copy of transcript, (D) Proof of Canadian or US Residence
(A) Application Form: Click to view and print: VISAPLACE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. All fields must be filled out.
(B) Small Writing Project: On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 500-800 word post that expresses your opinion about whether immigration helps or hurts the economy, is in keeping with an open and free society and whether the government is moving in a pro or anti immigration direction.
Criteria for evaluation: the best posts will give clear details, avoid grammatical or spelling errors, demonstrate creativity, and weave in the applicant’s personal thoughts. They must also include a link from the website or blog to the VisaPlace website (www.visaplace.com).
(C) Transcript: Include, or have sent, a current transcript (either official or an unofficial printed copy) of your high school grades, along with documentation from a university or college evidencing acceptance of the applicant into a university or college program, to the address below.
(D) Proof of Residence: Include a certified copy of documentation evidencing citizenship or permanent residence
Deadline: Scholarships will be awarded once per year. All materials must be postmarked by July 30th, 2014 for the upcoming fall scholarship, which will be awarded by August 30th 2014.
Submit: Send your completed application to the address below:
c/o Scholarship Coordinator
20 Eglinton Ave West, Suite 2202
Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
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