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Introducing the Deloitte Canada Black and Indigenous Student Scholarship

Deloitte is committed to building and leveraging an inclusive culture in everything we do to help build and develop future leaders in Canada.

This year, Deloitte Canada is extremely proud to announce the launch of our Black Student Scholarship and Indigenous Student Scholarship.

We are selecting 25 students across Canada, who will be awarded a one-time $5,000 scholarship towards eligible school expenses, and an opportunity to complete a work term at one of our Canadian offices this year.

The Black Student and Indigenous Student Scholarships are being offered to 25 candidates nationally, who meet the following criteria:

  • You are eligible to work in Canada
  • You self-identify as Black or Indigenous (Inuit, First Nations or Métis)
  • You are enrolled in post-secondary education in Canada (full-time or part-time)
  • You are a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student

If you identify as both Indigenous and Black, you are welcome to apply to either scholarship.

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Black Student Section

Apply today!

Registration closes on August 22nd at 11:59 PM (ET).

If you have any questions, please reference our FAQs.

What does the application process look like?
Step 1: Initial application:

  • If you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above, we welcome you to complete your application found here
    • Please be prepared to submit the following:
      • Transcript for the latest year(s) of your completed education
      • Resume/CV
      • Cover letter
      • A brief personal statement on an experience in your life where you showed leadership and its impact.
  • You will be able to select up to two teams you would like to join in one of our Business areas
  • We will review your submission holistically, and do not currently have a Grade Point Average threshold that we are targeting
  • The purpose of the written application is for us to get to know you as a person! Please tell us what inspires you, what your career goals are, and how you serve as a leader to those around you, and in your communities

Step 2:  Virtual interview: 

  • Successful candidates will be contacted and invited to a virtual interview
  • This is an opportunity for us to get to know you better, but also for you to get to know some of our Deloitte Canada team members

Step 3: Recipient selection:

  • Successful applicants will be notified of their award via phone
  • Our team will work with you to determine which office and team you are best suited for and coordinate your work term at Deloitte accordingly

Please reference our FAQs for any additional questions. If you do not see your question addressed, please contact the Deloitte Canada Student Scholarship team at studentscholarship@deloitte.ca directly.

Indigenous Student Section

The Application Process

  1. When are applications due?
    Applications are due  August 22, 2021 (11:59 PM ET), and all applications will be submitted through our portal:
    • Click here for the Deloitte Canada Black Student Scholarship
    • Click here for the Deloitte Canada Indigenous Student Scholarship

       Please plan accordingly as we will be closing the application portal after the due date and time.
  2. I am having trouble uploading my application materials – how can I get help?
    Please aim to submit the application earlier than the due date, in case there are complications. If you are having trouble uploading materials, please contact our team at studentscholarship@deloitte.ca and include in the subject line “Deloitte Student Scholarship Uploading Help”.
  3. If I am selected for a virtual interview, what can I expect?
    If you are selected for a virtual interview, please allow for 30 minutes to complete the interview. Throughout the interview, we want to understand your background, and how Deloitte fits in with your plans for the future. It will be a casual conversation, but please be prepared to speak about your objectives, your involvement in extra-curricular activities (work, school associations, volunteering, internships, etc.), and how you plan to use this opportunity.
  4. When can I expect to find out if I am selected for an interview?
    Due to the high volume of expected responses, selected applicants will be contacted in September.
  5. I don’t see my community represented in the list of options in the self-identification question. What next steps should I take?
    We have developed two scholarships, one for students who identify as part of the Black community, and one for those who identify as part of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis community. If you do not identify with either of these, at this time, please explore our other channels for additional opportunities to work with us on a part time or full-time basis. Deloitte also has a variety of opportunities for involvement, including career networking events. Please follow our social media to keep up to date with how you can get involved.

Working at Deloitte

  1. Do I have to be part of a Co-operative education (“Co-op”) program to apply?
    No, we are accepting individuals from both Co-op programs and non-Co-op programs. If you are part of a Co-op program, your time at Deloitte can count towards a Co-op credit in your degree program. If you are not, you can join us in the summer of 2022 or, September 2022 to help you balance your school priorities and your work term.
  2. How long would the internship at Deloitte be?
    Currently – our proposed internship time period is 4 months.
  3. Have Deloitte offices returned to work officially? If not, when will they be going back to work?
    Due to the changing public health measures, at this time, we cannot confirm when Deloitte offices will be open for all employees. We will, however, communicate to the award recipients when we know further details. Today, a hybrid working experiences is embraced and encouraged across all offices.
  4. If we return to working in an office environment, which Deloitte office would I work for?
    We are looking for 25, motivated, excited young professionals from across the country. We want our work term to suit your lifestyle and are open to you working for any of our Canadian offices should we return to work. To view where our offices are located, please click here. If you are selected to the program, someone from our team will give you an overview of the offices that are in your community.
  5. What part of Deloitte would I get the opportunity to work for?
    During the application process, you will be given an opportunity to identify your preferred Business area. We will take that information, review your application and identify a team that you’d be well suited for. You will be able to select up to two teams within our services areas. Be sure that your “First Service Line Preference” directly reflects where you are interested in launching your career. Please consult our website here to learn more about our service lines.
  6. How will I be evaluated during my work term?
    Each intern is assigned a “Buddy” and a “Coach”. A Buddy is responsible for answering all day to day questions while on the job, whereas, a Coach is responsible for career development and evaluation. Throughout the summer, you will submit feedback requests to team members who you work with. You will then be able to have individual conversations to discuss performance with your close team members. Your Coach will also be responsible for meeting with your team members to discuss your overall performance and any areas of strength/weakness. Over the summer, the hope is for summer students to learn through experience, these conversations aim to provide constructive feedback in order to support development. At the end of your internship, there will be a culminating interview to review your performance over the term and receive feedback regarding your experience at Deloitte.

The Scholarship

  1. What kind of expenses are eligible to be offset by the $5,000 scholarship?
    This scholarship was created to support Indigenous and Black students in their studies, while also providing them with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in their field. We understand that there are multiple expenses faced by undergraduate students, from tuition fees to food, travel and accommodation. This is why we are not limiting the expenses eligible in our scholarship. Once received, the scholarship can be used at the discretion of the recipient.
  2. If I am selected, when can I expect to receive the $5,000?
    Students selected can expect to receive the scholarship prior to the start of your work term in one instalment.
  3. What information will I need to provide in order to receive the $5,000?
    To receive your scholarship, in addition to the material you will need to prepare to apply, you will need to provide:
    • One identity document with photo (passport, driving license, status card etc.)
    • A proof of residence
    • Your banking information for a direct deposit
    • Your email address

To learn more about our diversity and inclusion initiatives, please consult our website here.

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