Act for Impact Scholarship.

TORONTO: Scotiabank and yconic, Canada’s largest student help community, are supporting the UN Women Solidarity Movement, HeForShe, with their efforts towards gender equality.

Innovative and vibrant communities are grown out of diversity and equal access to opportunities, including education. In an effort to empower students, The Act for Impact Scholarship program provides students in Canada (Canadian students or international students studying in Canada) the opportunity to be rewarded for their continued pursuit of gender equality, while helping to ease the financial burdens they face in paying for their education. Students will be offered a chance to win one of six scholarships to help fund their post-secondary education.

Scotiabank is not only a student champion, but also believes in the power of inclusion. “We believe that inclusion makes us stronger” said Mike Henry, Executive Vice President of Retail Payments, Deposits and Unsecured Lending Scotiabank. “In partnership with yconic, the Act for Impact Scholarship program strengthens that belief. Students are empowered to take action, helping to foster gender equality in their communities.”

“yconic wants to inspire all students to achieve their goals and contribute to their communities ” said Jon Kamin, Managing Director of yconic. “The Act for Impact Scholarship program is a great example of how yconic works with like-minded organizations, like Scotiabank, who are authentically interested in making a difference in the lives of students.”

The Act for Impact Scholarship is open to students across Canada, including international students, who are enrolled at a Canadian school in the 2017-2018 academic year. In 500 words or less, students share how they can inspire others to improve gender equality in their communities. The deadline to apply is September 20, 2017.  Applications can be found on https://yconic.com/program/scotiabank-act-for-impact/

About yconic

Since 1998, yconic has supported millions of Canadian youth as they navigate their way through post-secondary education.  Powered by our ‘authentic help’ model, today we help corporate partners understand, engage, and acquire Millennial and Gen Z Canadians. yconic.com connects students to over $170 million in financial opportunities and over 825,000 other student members via a peer-to-peer community.  For more information please visit www.yconic.com

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