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African Caribbean Canadian Association of Northern Ontario offers inaugural scholarships for Black students

To help increase access to higher education, ACCANO has established a scholarship fund to benefit local Black students at post secondary level
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Four scholarships at Algoma University and 10 at Sault College will be available to Black students thought the African Caribbean Canadian Association of Northern Ontario (ACCANO).

The scholarships will help increase access to higher education for students who have been historically underrepresented.

For more information, please see the press release from ACCANO, included below.

African Caribbean Canadian Association of Northern Ontario (ACCANO) is excited to launch our inaugural scholarship fund for Black students. Black students have historically been, and continue to be underrepresented in all forms of higher education. The financial cost to attend University or college remains a barrier to many of them. To help increase access to higher education, ACCANO has established a scholarship fund to benefit local Black students at post secondary level and who are actively involved in ACCANO and the community.

ACCANO was established in 2011. ACCANO is an incorporated not-for-profit association that seeks to promote and grow awareness of our cultural heritage. Our vision is to foster and leave a legacy of our cultural heritage by contributing to the economic, social and civic development of the Canadian society through active and equitable integration of our members.

ACCANO in partnership with Sault College will disperse 10 scholarships to deserving Black students attending Sault College. ACCANO will disperse 4 scholarships to deserving Black students attending Algoma University. ACCANO hopes to continue supporting Black students in northern Ontario for years to come.

ACCANO would like to extend our appreciation to Ms. Angela Caputo of the Breakfast Pig for initiating the scholarship fundraiser that was generously supported by the community. We are also deeply thankful for Sault College’s partnership, commitment and continued support for the success of Black students. Last, but not least, ACCANO is grateful to the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students Association of Algoma University for their generous contribution to the scholarship fund.

For more information about the scholarship fund and how to apply, check our website at https://accano.ca