Launched in 1993, this program aims to recognize students who have graduated from high school in Ontario, and encourage them in their pursuit of academic excellence. The program awards bursaries to applicants who meet a set criteria and features an essay writing competition which carries a cash award for the winner.

AJAA Bursary

Bursary Criteria:

  • Be of Jamaican descent
  • Maintain a minimum “B” average in the last two years of high school
  • A graduate of an Ontario secondary school in 2017
  • Provide evidence of community service or involvement
  • Provide proof of acceptance to a community college or university

Applications are now live.  The deadline for 2017 applications is May 15, 2017. Preview application here.




AJAA Grads 2017 Essay Writing Competition

Please read the Competition Information as well as the Competition’s Terms and Conditions prior to submitting an entry.

How To Enter 

Submitting your entry online

Please consult the Competition Information before submitting your essay.  Online entries due May 15, 2017 at 12 am.

Submit your entry online.

Submitting your entry by post

If you are submitting your entry by post, please complete an entry form and attach it to the front of your essay.  Entries must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2017.

Mail to: Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations (Toronto), ℅ 55 Brower Court, Brampton ON  L6Z 4S6


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