Scholarships are intended for current sophomore/second year undergraduate, and graduate students enrolled in a four-year university program who have any type of disability.
BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship will award US$10,000 / CAD$5,000 to undergrads and grads-deadline is Sunday, May 8, 2011.
Lime Connect and BMO Capital Markets are pleased to partner in offering The BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. The scholarships are intended for current sophomore/second year undergraduate, as well as graduate students enrolled in a four-year university program, who have any type of disability, and provides $10,000 USD or $5,000 CAD in support of future studies in either the United States or Canada.
"The Equity Through Education partnership is perfectly aligned with Lime Connect's focus on talent and the valuable intellectual capital that people with disabilities bring to the global workplace," stated Thomas Wilson, Lime Connect board chairman. "We are proud to have BMO Capital Markets recognize our fresh approach in the disability space and support the studies of students who will truly change the stereotypes of professionals with disabilities in the future."
"We're delighted to be partnering with Lime Connect to help achieve our goal of building a more diverse workforce," said Patrick Cronin, Head of Trading Products, BMO Capital Markets. "Lime Connect is a perfect fit for our Equity Through Education program, which helps people achieve their dreams by providing them with an opportunity to develop themselves through education."
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must be:
A current sophomore/second year or graduate student enrolled in a four-year university program in the United States or Canada
Continuing studies as a full-time student for the 2011-2012 academic year (minimum 40 per cent course load)
Pursuing a business-related degree
A person with a (visible or invisible) disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring, condition that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90 per cent of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates, regardless of disability, are encouraged to apply
Note: Scholarships are awarded based on merit, not on financial need; and while candidates must acknowledge that they are a person with a disability, disclosure of specific details are not required.
For more information, and to apply, candidates may visit www.limeconnect.com. The deadline for application submissions is midnight PST on Sunday, May 8, 2011. Candidates with disabilities who are not a match for this particular scholarship are encouraged to register for The Lime Network - an exclusive resource for high potential students, and alumni, with disabilities and the broader, virtual program that prepares and connects candidates for career success regardless of their geographic location.
About Lime Connect: Lime Connect is leading the way as the premier resource for top talent in the disability space by attracting, preparing and connecting highly accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with the world's leading corporations. Our goal is to break stereotypes and lead all companies to realize the importance, and value, of employing people with disabilities at every level of education, talent and ability.
About BMO Capital Markets and Equity Through Education Program: Equity Through Education®, is a charitable initiative launched by BMO Capital Markets in 2005 to help people realize their educational ambitions by giving them the means to pursue those goals. On one day each year all North American institutional equity trading commissions are donated to organizations dedicated to the education of bright and deserving individuals. To date, Equity Through Education has raised CAD$9.6 million (US$9 million). This translates into assistance to over 2,000 students through scholarships, bursaries and job search strategy forums. Lime Connect is proud to have been selected as a new Equity Through Education partner in 2011. For more information about Equity Through Education, visit: www.bmocm.com/equitythrougheducation/
BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO)(TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with CDN$413 billion total assets and 38,000 employees as at January 31, 2011. In 2010, BMO continued to be one of North America's largest corporate donors, contributing a total of $31 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations in Canada and the United States, helping to build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.