The National Essay Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who are currently enrolled in a Canadian high school! Furthermore, the National Essay Contest winners receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $12,000.
Firstly, entrants must be in a Grade 10, 11, 12, secondaire IV, secondaire V, or Cégep 1 French program. Secondly, the National Essay Contest requires students to submit a completed entry form online between October and December. However, please keep in mind that if an entry form is not filled out fully, or not submitted during the Contest period, it will be rejected. Thirdly, participants must submit an original essay based on the topic that year. Also, this essay is written in French.
How do you enter?
For your chance to win, visit www.french-future.org to fill out the form and submit your essay within the acceptance period. Additionally, include your top three choices for post-secondary institution scholarships. Lastly, indicate the category you best fit into (French First Language – FFL or French Second Language – FSL).
So, are you ready to apply? Then check out How To Apply And Win!
Here is a glimpse of the 2019-2020 National Essay Contest Winners!
The topic for 2019-2020 was:
“On June 17th, 2019, Canada has declared a climate emergency. If you were put in charge of leading the government, how would you respond to this emergency?”
Also, you can view their winning essays and post-secondary institution scholarships below.
French First Language (FFL)
Université de Montréal, $12,000
Université de Saint-Boniface, $3,000
Essay: Maintenant ou jamais
The University of British Columbia, $2,000
Collège Boréal, $2,000
Collège de l’Île, $2,000
French Second Language (FSL)
The University of Regina, $2,000
Essay: Notre gouverment embarrasant
The University of Lethbridge, $2,000
Université Simon Fraser, $2,500
The University of Alberta, $2,000
York University, $5,000
Université de Moncton, $10,000
Essay: Le Recyclage
Université Sainte Anne, $5,000
Also, if you wish to view all National Essay Contest winners, visit here. However, if you’re interested in entering, check out the National Essay Contest: Scholarship Overview. Lastly, if you wish to better your chances of winning, check out National Essay Contest: Tips To Win. Good luck!