The LOUD Foundation invests in future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ+ community. We believe that by supporting the development of students that possess drive, vision, compassion and knowledge, we can improve society and increase awareness of our diverse community.
LOUD stands for Leadership, Opportunity, Unity & Diversity.
When the Foundation first started, we gave away two LOUD Scholarships of $2000 and one Little Sister's Bookstore Scholarship of $1000.
In 2018, with our partners we awarded $31,000 in 16 scholarships. In 2019 we jumped to 19 Scholarships.
2020 is a special year. With so many cutbacks we decided that the need is even greater. Most of our partners were able to agree.
So for 2020, we increased the amount to $2500 each, and granted TWENTY students!
That's $50,000.00 ! Very exciting for us and for the 20 students judging by their reactions...
You must be enrolled and about to begin studies, currently studying, or have completed your program in the last 12 months in a recognized, Canadian post-secondary education institution.
You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, conventional refugee or refugee claimant (please note that students attending school on a student visa are not eligible for this award).
Each applicant must:
The decision of the selection committee is final and is not subject to appeal.
Award money will be released only after proof of enrollment has been provided.
Scholarships will be handed out at the Awards Gala in late spring. (or not due to Covid-19)
Applications open annually in November. All aspects of applications must be received or postmarked by 31 January each year.
Students, please also consider signing up for our email newsletter or following us on social media. We'd love to stay in touch.
Thank you for improving our communities in your own special way. Keep up the good work!