$4,000 Nahom Berhane 2023 Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion

Written by David on March 1, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $3000 - $5000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Mailto: [email protected]  

Youth in the Greater Toronto Area who have demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism, community service, and leadership are eligible to receive recognition through the Nahom Berhane Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion. The scholarship can be redeemed at any level offered by postsecondary institutions, and it can be put to use at any institution that has been accredited (college, university, accredited trades schools or certificate programs). Full-time study at a Canadian college, university, trade school, or other institution is required of applicants. Candidates must either be currently enrolled in such an institution or be in the process of applying to such an institution (as defined by the school).


About the Scholarship Provider:

Nahom Berhane was born on March 15th, 1980, in the African nation of Eritrea. With his family in tow, he uprooted and headed north to Canada in 1990. They settled in the O’Connor area, which is in Toronto’s east end and is already populated by many other immigrant families from Eritrea. Growing up in a low-income area of Toronto made Nahom aware of the disproportionate effects of poverty and inequality on immigrant and racially marginalized families from an early age. One of the most segregated areas of the city was where Nahom lived. But he also saw how crucial a strong sense of community is, and that’s what got him interested in community development in the first place.

Nahom graduated from the University of Windsor with a BA in 2005, having majored in both Communications and Sociology. Nahom worked his way up through the ranks of the Eritrean Student Association while he was a student there, eventually becoming president. In the course of his duties, he was able to bring together the Eritrean student body and set up, for the first time, a social support network to help international students with the challenges of acculturation and schoolwork. After that, his desire to give back to the neighborhood only grew. He returned to Toronto and started working in community development while also attending university. In a short amount of time, he became heavily involved in a wide range of equity and social justice focused community agencies and grassroots coalitions across the Greater Toronto Area. His involvement includes the York Youth Coalition, the West Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, and his work as a community development and outreach worker for the North York Community House. Nahom participated in these activities in order to hone his skills in community building. Nahom graduated from the United Way of Greater Toronto’s CITY Leaders Program in 2010. Not only that, but he was about to apply for his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification after earning a diploma in the subject from the University of Toronto.


Despite his appreciation for Toronto’s wide array of cultural expressions, he was worried by the high rates of unemployment and underemployment, poverty, prejudice, and social exclusion faced by immigrant families there, especially those from historically oppressed racial groups. Nahom was troubled by the fact that African areas in Canada had the greatest poverty and unemployment rates. He saw how these structural inequities were affecting the social and health circumstances of many Eritrean-Canadians and other newcomer groups and young people in the area. While many Canadians would take a passive stance toward the country’s faulty status quo, Nahom was not one of them. He has decided to devote his career to the cause of making Canada a more equitable and fair country for all its citizens. His unique approach was based on his desire to encourage group cohesion and individual participation all through the process.

At Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, Nahom worked as a health promoter for the past five years. To the fullest extent, he embodied and performed the roles expected of a “health promoter.” Nahom argues that improving public health and reducing poverty and inequality are intrinsically linked goals. Everything from the Couchiching Center on Public Affairs’s dialogue curation to the Access Alliance Health Fair was made possible thanks to his tireless efforts. Nahom takes precautions to guarantee the participation of people from all walks of life, including local government representatives and members of underrepresented communities.


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Scholarship Sponsor(s): Nahom Berhane

Scholarship Country:  Canada

Scholarship Worth:  $4,000

Study Level:  Undergraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • The amount of the Scholarship, up to a maximum of $4,000, will be provided directly to the educational establishment in order to assist in mitigating the expense of enrollment. A completed application must be submitted.


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Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • The applicant must be able to satisfy all of the following requirements:
  • Be sponsored by a Mentor, who will write a letter of support for the application and agree to helping the applicant throughout their educational path for a minimum of one year;
  • Either be currently enrolled in or in the process of applying to a full-time program at a college, university, trades school, or other institution in Canada for the forthcoming academic year (as specified by the school);
  • Have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Mentor or Mentor Organization promising to function as a mentor for the applicant for the entirety of the Scholarship;
  • Have reached the age of 30 by no later than December 31, 2023;
  • Be presently residing in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA; see map) and have done so for a minimum of two years;
  • Be engaged in an educational program that will ultimately result in the awarding of a first degree, diploma, or license. Individuals who have received their diplomas from schools located outside of the United States are not eligible for this scholarship since they are regarded to already have a completed a first degree, diploma, or license.
  • vii) Have an established record of leadership, community involvement, and voluntary work within the community;
  • viii) You must either be a citizen of Canada, already have permanent resident status in Canada, or be in the process of gaining permanent resident status in Canada. (Candidates are eligible to apply if they have received authorization from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that enables them to attend a post-secondary educational establishment. Evidence that you have already submitted an application to IRCC will be necessary.)



The Nahom Berhane 2023 Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion (Candan) is open to all International Students


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit your application, please visit Nahom Berhane at accessallianceehr.wufoo.com.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for  the Nahom Berhane 2023 Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion (Candan) is March 31, 2023.


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