THE 2016 NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!
Thank you for your participation and good luck to all! Winners will be announced on March 7, 2017.
NEW THIS YEAR!
We are pleased to announce that Collège Boréal is joining the National Essay Contest as French for the Future’s first collegiate partner!
It’s a true honor for us to have Colonel Chris Hadfield as this year’s National Essay Contest celebrity judge! Learn more…
Open to students in grades 10 to 12 across Canada (Secondary IV and V in Quebec), the Contest will award a total of $215,000 in scholarships, giving its winners the chance to pursue their postsecondary studies partially or completely in French.
The scholarships, valuing between $1,000 to $12,000, are offered in partnership with the following 8 postsecondary institutions:
– the University of Ottawa (ON)
– the Université Sainte-Anne (NS)
– the Université de Moncton (NB)
– the Université Saint-Boniface (MB)
– the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean (AB)
– the University of Lethbridge (AB)
– Glendon College of York University (ON)
– Collège Boréal (ON)
NEW THIS YEAR!
We are pleased to announce that Collège Boréal is joining the National Essay Contest as French for the Future’s first collegiate partner. Collège Boréal is a Francophone College of Applied Arts and Technology serving Northern and Central Southwestern Ontario. The institution is offering scholarships valid for any one of its locations that provides post-secondary education (Sudbury, Timmins, Hearst, Nipissing, Kapuskasing, Temiskaming, Toronto, Hamilton, Welland and Windsor). New exciting opportunities for our participants!
CELEBRITY JUDGE – COLONEL CHRIS HADFIELD
It’s a true honour for us to have Colonel Chris Hadfield as this year’s National Essay Contest celebrity judge. “Speaking French was a key part of the success in my career as an officer/pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and as an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency” says Colonel Chris Hadfield. “I think speaking both languages is important as a Canadian, both for mutual understanding as well as communication”. His pathway towards bilingualism and incredible career make him a model for every Canadian youth.