The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of its scholarship awards for students with disabilities, Indigenous students and students who identify as a woman or as a member of a visible minority or racialized group. We know that diversity and inclusion are core to our success as a leading central bank. A more inclusive economy is a bigger economy—a more prosperous economy. That is why our scholarships are designed to encourage Canadians from diverse backgrounds to further their education and consider employment in fields related to the work of the Bank.
The 2021-22 award recipients are as follows:
- Allison Lee, pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Finance at McGill University
- Ashna Zaman, completing a Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics and Economics at the University of Ottawa
- Bradley Bonner, pursuing a Diploma in Business Administration at St. Lawrence College
- Claudiane Boulanger, completing an integrated Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics at Université Laval
- Dawson Trimper, pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting at Cape Breton University
- Delilah Fisher, pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Regina
- Donya Ashnaei, pursuing a combined JD/MA in Economics at the University of Toronto
- Harlee Melinchuk, completing a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Economics with Subsidiary in Mathematics at St. Francis Xavier University
- Kate Waslen, completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours with a Major in Applied Economics (Minor in French and Spanish) at Queen’s University
- Kyra Carmichael, completed an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics (Minor in Mathematics) at the University of Ottawa
- Linnea Dalvi, completing an Honours Bachelor of Science in Economics with Finance concentration at University of Victoria
- Parsa Mahmud, completing an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Policy at University of Toronto
- Shingai Magumbe, pursuing a Diploma in Computer Science at Algonquin College
- Yilin Ren, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics Math and Political Economy track (Minors in Finance, Statistics and Machine Learning, Applied Mathematics, and East Asian Studies) at Princeton University
Notes for editors
- The 2021-22 recipients of the Bank’s general scholarship receive $4,000 per year, renewable for up to four years. The award is intended to assist Canadian students with disabilities, Indigenous students and those who identify as a member of a visible minority or racialized group with tuition at an accredited academic institution. Each award of tuition assistance comes with the possibility of a work placement at the Bank.
- In 2022, the Bank is expanding its Scholarship Award for Post-Secondary Students. Starting this year, recipients will be awarded a scholarship of $8,000 and students who identify as LGBTQ2S+ as well as Francophone students are now eligible to apply. Recipients may be offered a work opportunity at the Bank, with mentorship by a Bank employee.
- Recipients of the Master’s Scholarship Award for Women in Economics and Finance must have completed or be in the final two years of an undergraduate degree at a Canadian university, and self-identify as a woman. In addition to the Scholarship Award of $10,000 CAD, successful candidates may be offered a work opportunity at the Bank, with mentorship by a Bank employee.
- For more information on all opportunities for students, please visit our website.