Every year, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police awards scholarships to post-secondary students who have made a significant effort to prevent bullying and harassment in their schools and communities.
"The Troop 17 Scholarship is one of the initiatives the RCMP has implemented to help promote inclusion and diversity and prevent harassment. We're proud to help young Canadians reach their academic goals while encouraging them to make positive change in their communities," said RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki.
This scholarship is named in honour of the first troop of women to attend the RCMP Academy and to be hired subsequently as RCMP police officers. It will award up to five scholarships annually in the amount of $1000 to college or university students across Canada.
The deadline to apply for a 2020 Troop 17 Scholarship is March 31, 2020 – 23:59, Pacific Time. More information on the Troop 17 Scholarship, including the eligibility criteria and how to apply, is available on our website.
The 2020 Troop 17 Scholarship recipients will be announced on September 30, 2020.