The Nahom Berhane Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion provides assistance to youth with a proven track record of volunteerism, community service and leadership in the community, who are in need of financial support to attend a post-secondary institution including universities, colleges and professional trades training.

The Scholarship is available for students who are registered to attend a post-secondary institution (in any year).

The ideal recipient of the Scholarship will be rewarded for their participation, contributions and leadership in the community through volunteerism and community service.

Eligible candidates:

  • Are registered to attend a post-secondary institution (in any year)
  • Have lived in the GTA for at least 2 years
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Have a proven track record of community involvement/volunteerism
  • Have demonstrated leadership in their community/are community mobilizers
  • Are sponsored by mentor / mentor organization committing to act as a mentor for the applicant for the duration of the scholarship
  • Make a positive contribution to the city

Priority will be given to candidates who come from a low-income family, single parent family, or 1st/2nd generation immigrant family.

Selection will be primarily based on candidate’s passion and involvement in their community.

A satisfactory academic standing is preferred.