Fatima Adam is a young artist from the GTA who has seen the power of community and creative collaboration in all factors of her life. She hopes to create resources and opportunities for youth who want to pursue the arts but are unable to do so. Fatima is set to start her first year at George Brown College this September, majoring in Fashion Techniques and Design.
Elijah will be attending the University of Toronto in the fall, studying Human Biology and Immunology.
Kristina Ukhuegbe, is entering her first year at Western University for nursing. She loves playing music in her free time, and can't wait to join like-minded students on campus. After finishing her program, she wants to specialize in psychiatric nursing and work in a local mental health facility. "Thank you so much to the Black Education Fund for believing in me and awarding me this scholarship!"
Jocelyn is an 18 year old student and will be attending the University of Toronto for Life Science in September. Her goal after university is medical school to become a physician. "Thank you so much for the opportunity."
Joshua is a motivated, focused, ambitious, enthusiastic, determined, and hard-working individual who is passionate about cooking. From a young age, his mother instilled within him the value of education and because of this, he is determined to put all his effort into fulfilling his vision of becoming a Michelin Star Chef. He is confident
Joshua is a motivated, focused, ambitious, enthusiastic, determined, and hard-working individual who is passionate about cooking. From a young age, his mother instilled within him the value of education and because of this, he is determined to put all his effort into fulfilling his vision of becoming a Michelin Star Chef. He is confident that his zeal to become a Michelin Star Chef will defeat any hurdle that he may encounter. Furthermore, he aspires to independently own and manage multiple 3 Michelin Star Caribbean Restaurants around the globe.
Yvvana Yeboah Duku is an 18 year old writer and creative residing in Ottawa, ON. She studies English at Carleton University, with ambitions of becoming a teacher. Yvvana is inspired by her turbulent child and teen years to join a career sector that is central in the development of youth. As an english teacher, she hopes to mirror the adult figures that were of aid to her during her young years.
Chadrack Harerimana is a student at King’s at Western university. He is currently in his first year of the Social Justice and Peace Studies program.
Christel Shepherd is 17 years old and will be attending Centennial College this to study Child and Youth Care.
Through our partnership with the Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association, we are so very proud to announce the awarding of our first scholarship! Please join us in celebrating Tobi Adebajo, our first recipient, as she begins her post-secondary education.
"My name is Tobi Adebajo. I am pursuing this degree to achieve my future goal of becoming a physician. My greatest influence has been my family, as their drive and determination pushes me to be my best everyday. I would like to thank my family, MACCA, and my high school teachers for continually supporting me."