The Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association is honoured to announce the recipients of the 2021 NACCA Scholarships. This scholarship supports outstanding students who are entering their first year of post-secondary studies, with NACCA providing up to $5000 for tuition. The eleven outstanding scholars will undertake post-secondary education in fields such as Psychology, the Arts, Health Sciences, Computer Science, Commerce, Finance, Social Policy Development, & Engineering.
Our scholarship recipients are exceptional students and leaders who not only support and inspire their peers, they exemplify pride in their self-identity and commitment to service in the broader community. They demonstrate a strong capacity for leadership both now and into the future. The NACCA scholarship award not only recognizes what these remarkable young people have already achieved, but opens the door for them to build on and share more widely, their leadership and pursuit of uplifting their community.
NACCA is extremely proud of its scholarship program which demonstrates the organization's commitment to supporting young people and creating opportunities for the community to flourish.
Our congratulations to this year’s recipients of NACCA Scholarships:
· Jordan Buchanan
· Geena Melbourne
· Alexis Agyei-Gyamera
· Gabrielle Dumé
· Kaylah Christie
· Crystal Ali
· Lireesa Gokhool-Jefferson
· Natalie Tutu
· Lauren Hew
· Frank Oshodi
· Prevail Awoleye
Iris Malcolm Memorial Award
The Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association is pleased to announce that Gabrielle Dumé is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Iris Malcolm Memorial Award. Gabrielle is an outstanding student who, despite challenging circumstances, inspires us all with her passion for empowering youth and serving her community with incredible devotion. We are excited to support Gabrielle with her academic pursuits and aspiration of becoming a pediatric surgeon.
Wasim Jarrah Business Excellence Award
The Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association is pleased to announce that Frank Oshodi & Crystal Ali are this year’s recipients of the esteemed Wasim Jarrah Business Excellence Award. Frank and Crystal are outstanding students who have demonstrated excellence in their studies and been accepted to highly recognized Commerce programs at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. We are excited to witness what the future has in store for these young, bright minds and are happy to support their academic goals. We wish Frank & Crystal the best of luck in their post-secondary endeavors!
Rightsline Computer Science Scholarship
The Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association is pleased to announce that Prevail Awoleye is this year’s recipient of the distinguished Rightsline Computer Science Scholarship. Prevail is a high academic achiever with a unique story and a passion for computer sciences and athletics. His vision is to leverage his university education in computer science to bring Africa to the forefront of technology. We are excited to support Prevail with his academic and professional goals and wish him the best in his future community building endeavors.
The Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association works in collaboration with school boards, communities, businesses, local and provincial governments to create limitless pathways for youth leadership, empowerment and advancement.
For more information, please contact: Jerisha Hall-Grant, Chairperson