Seneca and CCAC open up scholarship opportunities for students of Caribbean descent

Gideon L. Exeter

Seneca Polytechnic, formerly Seneca College for Applied Arts and Technology, has teamed up with the Council of Caribbean Associations-Canada (CCAC) to launch a transformative scholarship program, marking a significant stride towards accessible education.

This pioneering partnership introduces an annual scholarship opportunity of up to $6,000.00 per year, covering full-tuition expenses for students of Caribbean descent. What sets this scholarship apart is its adaptability – extending up to four years depending on the chosen academic path. This distinctive feature underscores Seneca Polytechnic’s dedication to nurturing individual ambitions and facilitating personalized learning journeys.

Beginning in the 2023 academic year, the initiative reflects the shared commitment of Seneca Polytechnic and CCAC to fostering diversity and inclusion in education. It represents a tangible step towards creating a learning environment that mirrors the rich cultural tapestry of Canada.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to engage with CCAC’s esteemed scholarship/bursary program, which shares the same qualifying principles. This ensures a fair and transparent evaluation process, in line with the commitment to equity and accessibility.

In addition to the scholarship, CCAC is offering twelve bursaries, each valued at $1,000.00, to support Ontario-based students of Caribbean descent pursuing higher education within the province. These supplementary bursaries, sponsored by various entities, amplify the collective endeavor to provide comprehensive financial aid to deserving individuals.


For details and the official application form, interested candidates can visit CCAC’s official website: The application window for both the scholarship and bursaries is open until August 31, 2023.

As Seneca Polytechnic and CCAC take this significant step towards educational equity, deserving students are urged to seize this opportunity and embark on a journey toward realizing their academic dreams.