—Introducing the 2023 OMNI Scholarships—

2023 OMNI Scholarships are now CLOSED

About the Scholarship

The OMNI Scholarship Program invests in third-language journalism talent and supports post-secondary students majoring in journalism who wish to pursue a career in ethnic and third-language journalism.

Number, Value, and Duration of Scholarship

Up to ten (10) scholarships will be available at the bachelor or diploma level. These scholarships are valued at $2,000 CAD, valid for one year.


An eligible applicant must:

  • Have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status in Canada as of the application deadline date.
  • Be planning to enter the first year or already be enrolled in full-time studies for a first bachelor degree or a first diploma program.
  • Have a minimum cumulative average of 75% (or equivalent) over the last one to two years of available marks.

Eligible post-secondary institutions:

  • Canadian educational institutions which have recognized provincial degree/diploma-granting powers, or their affiliates (e.g. universities, colleges/CEGEPs)

Conditions / Restrictions
  • Students must use the scholarship in the academic year for which it is awarded

Selection Process
  • The selection of scholarship recipients is made by OMNI’s Advisory Councils, based on the eligibility requirements
  • Volunteering and evidence of civic engagement will be considered an asset during the selection process

Supporting Documentation


  • A personal statement detailing why you should be selected as the recipient of the OMNI Scholarship. The personal statement should include why you are interested in a career in ethnic and third-language journalism, and how you think journalism in Canada will benefit from your participation. You may wish to provide us with any other information you feel we should know about you that will make you a good candidate, such as volunteer and civic engagement activities, family, experiences of discrimination, living situation, geographic context, etc.

  • The Personal Statement can either be a written statement or an audio-visual recording or a Podcast:
    • Written Statement – If applicant chooses to submit a Written Statement, it should be between 250-500 words and double spaced
    • Video – If applicant chooses to submit a video rather than a written submission, the video should be a maximum of 5 minutes long. Post your video on YouTube and provide the link in the comment box below. Please ensure that your video is set to Public (in your Privacy Settings on YouTube)
    • Podcast – If applicant chooses to submit a podcast rather than a written or video submission, the podcast should be a maximum of 5 minutes long. Provide the link to your Podcast in the comment box below
    • Transcript – Provide a transcript of the last three terms of available marks, that is, marks for the period of September 2021 to December 2022. If the applicant was not enrolled during this time, marks for the last three available terms will be accepted. Home school grades will only be accepted if they have been validated through a recognized, independent evaluation process.

OMNI Scholarship applications for 2023 are now closed.