August 3, 2012 Facebook Twitter Linkedin

King`s International Office is pleased to announce that all seven undergraduate students from the Americas who expressed interest in studying at King’s for one semester have been selected to receive prestigious Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships (2012-2013). Each year, King`s hosts between four and six award winners and has benefited immensely from their presence and involvement on campus.

Introduced in 2009, the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program is offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and is administered by The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). The program supports the development of the next generation of leaders in the Americas while strengthening the linkages between postsecondary institutions in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. The scholarships, valued at $7,500 for undergraduate students, provide short-term exchange opportunities for study or research while advancing Canada’s objectives in the region: democratic governance, peace and security and prosperity.

King’s ELAP winners come from three partner universities: Marília Carlini Freire, Alini Dal Magro, Rodrigo Nerone (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Florianopolis - Brazil), Sergio Lopez, Maria Antonia Mayor Velasco (Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota - Colombia), and Antonia De La Fuente, Ricardo Jose Barriga Gonzaga (Universidad Espiritu Santo Guayaquil - Ecuador).  We look forward to hosting these outstanding students on King`s campus and to the many contributions they bring. Please take the time to meet them when they arrive.

More information on the ELAP Program is available at: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/elap-pfla.aspx?lang=eng&view=d