The Dr. Gervan Fearon Scholarship was launched in 2017 for students pursuing a post-graduate studies degree. Dr. Fearon is an advocate for post-secondary education, and in particular graduate studies, because of the need for research and action plans aimed at addressing opportunities and challenges that currently face our communities. He believes that through education and research, opportunities can be created and nurtured for the betterment of individuals, communities and society.


The Dr. Gervan Fearon Graduate Studies Scholarship is open to:

  • Residents of the Greater Toronto Area
  • Individuals who have acceptance for or are enrolled in a post-secondary institution for a postgraduate program
  • Persons of African or Caribbean heritage

Family members of Tropicana Community Services employees are not eligible for the Robert K. Brown Scholarship award.

Scholarship Amount:



A complete application package must contain the following information, including contact information of applicant:

  • A 500-800 word essay wich includes”
    • A brief biography
    • Explanation of how the proposed research activity and results will benefit themselves, their family and the community, including suggestions as to how you might be able to share your research results with Tropicana Community Services and its members (e.g., sharing a final paper or abstract or making a presentation at Tropicana or at the community level)
  • Signed declaration allowing committee to verify information provided School transcripts
  • Verification of outstanding achievements
  • 2 letter of acceptance or proof of current attendance from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Any other documents which may support this application

Submission Instructions and Deadline:

Applications are accepted from January 1 – April 24, at 4:00 pm each year using the online application below or mailing your application to:

Dr. Gervan Fearon Graduate Studies Scholarship
Tropicana Community Services
Attention: Scholarship Committee
1385 Huntingwood Drive
Scarborough, ON M1S 3J1


    Verification Declaration

    I hereby allow Tropicana Community Services’ Robert K. Brown
    Scholarship committee members to verify information provided within
    this application.

    EssaySchool Transcript(s)Proof of AchievementsReference Letters (2)Acceptance Letter or Enrolment Letter from a recognized post secondary institution.Signed Verification Declaration