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May 24, 2018
ILAC Announces $100,000 in Leadership Scholarships for Hispanic Women
In Partnership with CHBA
TORONTO – Once again, the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) is taking the lead in creating opportunities for women around the world by providing $100,000 in scholarships for Hispanic women to study English in Canada. The scholarships are being offered in partnership with the Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance (CHBA) and are open to young women from all Spanish speaking countries.
The official opening of the scholarships will take place at ILAC in Toronto on May 29th. There are 10 scholarships available and each scholarship is valued at $10,000 for one academic year. The selected scholars are expected to begin their studies in September 2018 or January 2019.
“Our goal is to empower young women in Spanish speaking countries by giving them the chance to learn English at a world-class institution in Canada,” says Jonathan Kolber, Co-Founder of ILAC, whose wife is originally from Venezuela. Ilan Cohen, other Co-Founder of ILAC, speaks fluent Spanish and is married to a woman from Colombia.
In order to be eligible for the scholarships, students will be asked to submit a one-minute video describing their achievements and goals in community service and leadership. The submissions will be judged on the basis of their content and creativity. The CHBA will be responsible for vetting the submissions before presenting them to a formal panel of judges made up of diplomatic representatives, past winners of TD Bank’s “10 most influential Hispanic Canadians” awards program, two representatives from ILAC and one from CHBA.
Latin America is an important market for ILAC, with 39% of its students from the region, including Brazil. Since its inception in 2007, ILAC has supported the CHBA’s “10 most influential Hispanic Canadians” awards program and has been instrumental in promoting Canada as a premier study destination for students from Spanish speaking countries.
Learn more about the ILAC Leadership Scholarships for Hispanic Women here including who is eligible and how to apply.
The International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) is a world leader in English language programming. Since 2009, ILAC has offered scholarships for women from around the world as part of the ILAC Foundation.
The Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance (CHBA) is a private sector social enterprise that promotes entrepreneurship and the image of Hispanics in Canada. Since 2007, it runs the only national program of its kind: TD Bank’s “10 most influential Hispanic Canadians” awards.
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