The International Language Academy of Canada has announced it will provide $100,000CAD in scholarships to Hispanic women who wish to study English in a Canadian institution.
The scholarships are being offered in partnership with the Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance and are open to young and ambitious women from all Spanish speaking countries who demonstrate leadership skills in their communities.
To be eligible for this specific scholarship, applicants must have been born in and currently living in a Spanish speaking country, and be 19 years of age by the time the program starts. ILAC has been focusing on promoting Canada as a study destination for students specifically from Spanish speaking countries. Offering scholarships to Hispanic women is a forward-thinking approach as many suggest.
Latin America is considered an important market for ILAC, with 39% of its students from the region.
“Our goal is to empower young women in Spanish speaking countries by giving them the chance to learn English at a world-class institution in Canada,” explained Jonathan Kolber, co-founder of ILAC.
“One of our biggest markets has always been Latin America, and in fact, our first student was from Colombia. We soon followed with students from various Spanish speaking countries, including Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Venezuela, Spain, Argentina and the rest of Latin America, including Brazil.”
The ILAC team feels that they are part of the Latin American community, and wanted to give back through the scholarship scheme. There seems to be forming a close cultural bond due to these exchanges.
To apply for one of the scholarships, students are asked to submit a one-minute video describing their achievements and goals in community service and leadership. The submissions will be judged on the basis of their content and creativity.
Apparently, there were a lot of inquiries from students in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Cuba up until now.
It is advisable for the students to work directly with ILAC representatives in their home country for visa purposes. Scholarship applications are being accepted until July 1, 2018.
Source: The Pie News