Ottawa, October 11, 2022 – French for the Future is delighted to announce the launching of the 2022 National Essay Contest. The contest offers high school students the chance to win a scholarship worth $1,000 to $20,000 to pursue their postsecondary studies partially or completely in French in one of our 15 partner institutions. Postsecondary scolarships
We encourage all Francophone and Francophile students in grades 10 to 12 (secondary 4 to CÉGEP in Quebec) to register for the contest. Postsecondary scolarships
How to participate?
Students are invited to write a 750-word essay in French to answer the following question:
“What is the impact of social media on the music industry and the musical creative process?”
Nowadays music is influenced one way or another by social networks which can harm or benefit the music industry and its artists. For example, on the one hand, artists can use them to quickly distribute their musical productions, create a strong relationship with their fans and keep their popularity for several years. However, they can quickly lose their ratings and be forgotten as fast as they became famous.
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Participants can submit their texts in one of two categories, depending on their eligibility:
French as a first language: Students studying in a Francophone school or speaking mainly French at home.
French as a Second Language: Students studying in an anglophone school, enrolled in an immersion program, enrolled in a core French program, and/or mainly speaking a language other than French at home. Postsecondary scolarships
After reading the rules and regulations and reviewing the evaluation grid for the 2022 National Essay Contest, participants have until December 16, 2022, to submit their essays. An independent panel of judges made up of French teachers from across Canada will evaluate their essays and the winners will be announced in early March 2023.
$377,000 worth of scholarships will be offered by French for the Future’s 15 partner institutions:
- University of Ottawa (ON)
- Glendon College of the York University (ON)
- Université Sainte-Anne (NS)
- Université de Montréal (QC)
- Université de Moncton (NB)
- Université de l’Ontario français (ON)
- Université de Saint-Boniface (MB)
- University of British Columbia (BC)
- Campus Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta (AB)
- Simon Fraser University (BC)
- University of Lethbridge (AB)
- Collège Boréal (ON)
- La Cité universitaire francophone of the University of Regina (SK)
- Collège de l’Île (PEI)
- Université de Hearst (ON)
Thank you to our partner institutions!
Founded in 1997, French for the Future is a non-profit organization that encourages high school students to study and live in French. It promotes bilingualism in Canada, as well as the immediate and lifelong benefits of learning and communicating in French to students from grades 7 to 12.