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5th SeniorsZen Scholarship Award 2018

Since 2014, grants $500 Scholarship each year to Canadian students to help them in pursuing their educational goals! As a strong supporter of Intergeneration Equality, we at SeniorsZen believe that this initiative increases the connection between youth and senior citizens, while helping to bring awareness to the sweetness and the bitterness of aging in Canada.

WHO: Students who are legal residents of Canada and enrolled full time in a diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited Canadian college, university or trade school or high school students officially admitted to any accredited Canadian college, university or trade school (proof of admission is required).

WHAT: One $500 scholarship will be awarded each year.

WHEN: Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PST January 31st, 2018.

HOW: Applicants must submit an essay of 750-1000 words or one page infographic to: editor [at]

AWARD: One $500 scholarship will be awarded; this money can be used toward tuition or books.


Submit your 750-1000-word essay or one page infographic on the topic related to senior living in Canada. For example, you can write or create an infographic about multigenerational living, issues that Canadian seniors are facing today, retirement living options for your parents or grandparents, etc. References in any format are not included in 1000-word limit.

Submissions are accepted in MS Word format for the essay or jpg for the infographic, attached to an email and sent to editor [at]

IMPORTANT: Please send to editor [at] and reference "Scholarship-2018:[your LAST NAME]" in the subject line. The attached file name must include your first and last name. To be considered for the scholarship, the body of the email must include: Your first & last name, email address, phone number, university attending, planned graduation date. NOTE: You can't apply unless you are officially admitted to the university as of January 31, 2018.

If selected, you will be required to provide a proof of full time enrolment in a Canadian accredited, post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university, or trade school) and your photo that will be published along with the winner announcement on

All applications will receive a confirmation email upon receipt on our end.
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Whole or portions of selected essays or infographics may be posted on the SeniorsZen Website.

AWARD DATE: March 1st, 2018.

SeniorsZen may choose to not award or to withdraw the Scholarship Award for any reason.


Please help raise awareness of this scholarship opportunity amongst the student body at your school. You can post details from this page on any relevant pages of your website, include it in your newsletters, and/or share it via social media.

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