CCAWR Scholarship Program - Applications Open for 2022

March 31, 2021


The CCAWR scholarship program had another successful year in 2021. Despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we awarded a record ten (10) scholarships to several outstanding students in our Waterloo Region community.  The CCAWR, and our partner The Congress of Black Women of Waterloo Region, continue to support the talent and excellence of young Black people from our local community as they pursue their post-secondary academic dreams.

Many scholarships available for 2022

Up to eight (8) university and college scholarships will be offered in 2022. The scholarship awards will range from $1,500 to $3,000.

Students of Caribbean heritage residing in the Region of Waterloo that are graduating from high school or are currently attending university or college, are eligible to apply for any of our CCAWR scholarships.

Vincent Smith Memorial Scholarship: $3,000

Our premier award is the Vincent Smith Memorial Scholarship, which is valued at $3,000. This award is given to a student with an outstanding academic record, who also displays leadership and community spirit.  Many thanks to the support and generous ongoing donation from one of our local community businesses, Raffi Jewellers.

Applications for Scholarships Open April 1st

As local Caribbean students make their decisions for university or college, we wanted to remind everyone that applications for scholarships will be open from April 1st through July 15th.

For more information about our scholarship program please visit our website  or send us an email at

Thank You for Your Continued Support

Our scholarship program is now in its 20th year! Since the inception of the program, we have awarded 74 scholarships valued at over $81,000. We are grateful for the support of our local community that has attended our events and provided us with generous donations to support the scholarship program. Your support has made the program a success; we look forward to your continued assistance in 2022.

If you would like to support our scholarship program with a donation, please click on the donate button or visit our website for more information.

Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region
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