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How do I apply for the Scholarship?

Option A: Online at https://blackandmcdonaldscholarships.com/online-application/

Option B: A .pdf can be downloaded and printed from https://blackandmcdonaldscholarships.com/submission/. Once completed, please mail your forms to the following address:

Black & McDonald Centennial Scholarship program
ATT: Swathi Alla
60 Cutler Ave,
Dartmouth, NS B3B 0J6

For printed copies, please see your regional HR Partner or download from our website.

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is May 3, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. EST.

Who is eligible?

The Black & McDonald Centennial Scholarship is open to all salaried or hourly full-time employees’ dependents. Full-time employment is defined as employees typically working 32+ hours per week. Eligible dependents include biological children, legal adoptees, stepchildren or children for whom the employee is the legal guardian or ward. To be eligible, the applicant must be 25 or under at the time of the application deadline. The applicant’s parent / legal guardian must be employed by B&M for at least 1 year as of April 8, 2024. The applicant’s parent / legal guardian must be an active B&M employee at the time of the award. The applicant’s parent / legal guardian must also be an employee paid directly by B&M.

What kind of school programs is the scholarship for?

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolling as a full-time student in an accredited 2- or 4-year university, college or trade program.

What is the amount of the scholarship?

The awarded amount is $3,000 per successful applicant. Distributed in Canadian or U.S. funds, depending on the applicant’s region.

Does the scholarship renew each school year?

Applicants may reapply and compete annually for the scholarship—the scholarship does not renew and must be reapplied for.

When will the winners be chosen?

The applications will be reviewed in May, and recipients will be contacted in July. Applicants not selected will be notified in July.

Can multiple dependents from one family apply?

Yes, if multiple dependents are pursuing post-secondary education within one family who fit the eligibility criteria, they are all encouraged to apply.

What are the tax implications of winning a scholarship?

There is nothing required on your taxes if you win a scholarship. Post-secondary school scholarships, fellowships, and bursaries are not taxable.

Who do I contact if I’m having a technical issue with submitting my application?

For any questions or issues, please contact the HR partner in your region, or e-mail [email protected]