Programs

2024 Diversity Scholarship Application Form

Who May Apply?

To be eligible for a Diversity Scholarship, applicants must:

  • live in a COCHF member co-op;
  • plan to attend a recognized, publicly funded, Canadian post-secondary education institution – community college, university, or approved apprenticeship-training program – on a full-time basis in the 2024/2025 academic year;
  • have used their knowledge and understanding of diversity to make a positive contribution to their school and/or local community;
  • have demonstrated a financial need;
  • agree to have their photograph taken if they are interviewed;
  • agree to participate in COCHF functions if attendance is requested.

Students will have to show us

  • They are already registered in school either full-time or part-time;
  • a transcript, showing passing marks for the program;
  • proof that the live in a COCHF co-op.

Funding

  • Scholarships are $5000 distributed over four years.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory to submit the application.

    PART A - Personal Information

    Be sure to include the unit number if applicable.
    Must be a COCHF member co-op.

    PART B - Education/Work

    PART C - Volunteer Activities

    Please list the two most recent volunteer activities you have participated in that promote diversity. It is mandatory to list two activities.

    ACTIVITY 1

    ACTIVITY 2

    DIVERSITY

    PART D - Essay

    Please upload an essay on the following subject, in PDF format. Your essay must be no fewer than 500 words and no more than 750 words.

    Must be a PDF file with a maximum size of 2 MB.
    1. Tell us one thing your school or your housing co-op has done related to any one or more of the concepts covered in the reading materials below.
    2. Do you think the initiative described in (1) was successful? Why or why not?
    3. If you were on your co-op's board or the student council of your school, name one thing you'd propose to increase diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and belonging.

    Reading materials:

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    PART E - Financial Situation

    Please fill in the chart below with approximate amounts. Include all of your expenses and income sources for the upcoming academic year, not including the Diversity Scholarship. Please remember, you are calculating for the entire year and not just the school year. Misrepresentation of your financial situation will result in your application being disqualified.

    Expenses

    Income

    PART F - Transcript Upload

    Please attach your transcript as a scanned document (in PDF format).

    Must be a PDF file with a maximum size of 8 MB.