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BMO Funding Futures Scholarship

The Black Business and Professional Association National Scholarship Program has officially announced its 2022 class of honorees – and among the 150 recipients, 30 exceptional individuals who are the first in their families to attend university or college, are the recipients of the BMO Funding Futures Scholarship (a four-year, renewable undergraduate scholarship).

Over the past 34 years, the BBPA Scholarship Fund has granted $4.5 million in scholarships, and we’re honoured to be able to partner with them to advance the Black business community, young people, and professionals while creating equity and opportunity for all so that no one gets left behind.

“BMO’s Purpose, to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, drives our commitment to making progress for a thriving economy, sustainable future and an inclusive society,” said Vanessa Lewerentz, Chief Inclusion Officer, BMO Financial Group. “The newly created BMO Funding Future Scholarship is designed to break down legacy barriers to inclusion for students who are the first in their families to attend university or college. Each of these scholarships are helping individuals achieve their dreams and we are so proud to be a part of their journey.”

This year, scholarships totaling $500,000 were awarded to 150 Black Canadian students from across the nation, all currently enrolled in post-secondary programs. The funds will support these scholars as they pursue their degrees and take the next steps toward esteemed careers in their respective fields, and BMO is proud to commit $1.2 million over the next three years to the BMO Funding Futures Scholarship.

Congratulations to all the deserving recipients!

2022 BBPA BMO Funding Futures Scholarship recipients:

  • Abass Awwal, York University, BA – Law and Society
  • Amani Hitimana, University of Toronto, Computer Studies
  • Amanuel Gebeyehu, Western University, Business Administration
  • Andre Moodley, McMaster University, Computer Science
  • Beverly Osazuwa, McGill University, Civil Law
  • Brandon Ryan, York University, Law (Juris Doctor)
  • Bunisha Samuels, York University, Law
  • Carl Joshua Lamers. York University, Law
  • Chiamka Okafor, York University, Psychology
  • Clifton Grant, York University, Law and Society
  • Elijah Adusi, University of Waterloo, Mathematics
  • Hezekiah Stamp, Carlton University, International Trade
  • Jamaul Douglas, York University, Administrative Studies
  • Joel, Vicente Oscar Daniel, University of Waterloo, Mathematics
  • Kayla Brereton, University of Waterloo, Hon. Mathematics, Maj. in Actuarial Science
  • Kayla Malcolm, University of Guelph, Commerce/Math
  • Lidia Sumamo, Toronto Metropolitan University, Politics
  • Myannah Carvery, University of Ottawa, Science
  • Nathan Ayele-Bangura, Western University, Management Studies
  • Newel Anderson, University of Toronto, Juris Doctor
  • Nicole Balthazar, University of Windsor, Juris Doctor
  • Ogechukwu Ndu, Toronto Metropolitan University, BScN
  • Oluwakemi Olarotimi, University of Calgary, Biomed Technology
  • Onyinye Okorafor, University of Waterloo, Bachelor of Science
  • Quincy Johnson, York University, Planning
  • Renee Bailey, University of Toronto, MD
  • Tendo Babirye, York University, BsC Health Promotion
  • Terel Leslie, Toronto Metropolitan University, Commerce
  • Tinashe Muzah, University of British Columbia, Juris Doctor
  • Trystin Halasz-Thompson, Toronto Metropolitan University, Commerce

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