Scholarship window closing – take note Antiguans-Barbudans studying in Canada

Hope this isn’t too late I hope for a deserving Antiguan and Barbudan student of the arts in Canada. Note the deadline: May 31st. The clock is ticking.

Applications for the 2013 Madeline Blackman Scholarship are now being accepted. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be enrolled in a program of studies in The ARTS or in FINE ARTS at an accredited Canadian college or university, must be Antiguan and Barbudan by birth or descent and must be a permanent resident of Canada who, at the time of application, resides in Canada.

The Madeline Blackman Scholarship ($3000) which is administered by the Black Business & Professional Association (BBPA) National Scholarship Fund is awarded annually. The scholarship was established in 2010 in appreciation of Ms Blackman’s many years of dedicated service to the community as Consul General of Antigua and Barbuda in Canada and in recognition of her passion for the arts.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be:

 Aged 17 – 30 as of September 1, 2013.

 Admitted to or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program


Selection Criteria:

High Academic Achievement

Financial need

Recognized community contribution



Applications must be received at the BBPA office no later than Friday May 31, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Completed application forms must be addressed to:


The Board of Trustees

BBPA National Scholarship Fund

675 King Street West, Suite 210

Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M9


Applicants are advised to clearly indicate on their application forms if they are Antiguan and Barbudan by birth or by descent

For application forms and additional information, please contact the BBPA office at 416-504-4097 or visit the web site:





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