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The GOCA is pleased to launch our scholarship award which will be awarded to a student in January 2022. Candidates are asked to fill out the application online or download and send by email to

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The deadline for applications is November 1st, 2021. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the scholarship.

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GOCA Scholarship Awards

The Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association (GOCA) is pleased to announce the launch of its Annual Scholarship Awards Program for eligible youth of Guyanese ancestry who have demonstrated a high potential for successful studies at the post-secondary level of education. 

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GOCA, through its Education and Culture Committee, is placing increased emphasis on youth and their education and views support for educational pursuits as a significant step in that direction. GOCA will provide an equivalent level of monetary support to the scholarship recipients, on par with what it provides to some of the charitable organizations in Guyana.



Specifically, the proposed GOCA Scholarships will be awarded annually to recognize and encourage deserving students of Guyanese ancestry who are about to enroll in or have enrolled in the first year at a post-secondary institution in Canada. Potential applicants will have to demonstrate eligibility/merit by providing proof of Grades required for post-secondary study and other forms of documentation outlined in the application criteria. Applications are open to students pursuing all fields of study.



GOCA will notify the recipients in writing and use one of its annual events to announce the beneficiaries of the scholarships. While these scholarships will not be renewable, past recipients could be considered in instances where financial resources permit.



The award will take the form of a monetary donation. The value of the award will be $ 1000 payable in two installments by cheque in the name of the recipients.



Applications will be accepted up to the end of June through the GOCA e-mail at The selection of deserving candidates will be done prior to the beginning of the school year, by the end of July. A designated group of expert evaluators will undertake the selection process. Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis.


The GOCA Scholarship Application Form along with details on criteria and eligibility will be provided on request through the GOCA email address,


For further information. Please contact GOCA through its email account. 


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