The Dr. Gervan Fearon Scholarship

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

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About Dr. Gervan Fearon


The Dr. Gervan Fearon  Scholarship is open to:

  • Residents of the Greater Toronto Area
  • Individuals who are accepted to or are enrolled in any Canadian college or university.
  • Persons of Black, African, or Caribbean Heritage, or who identify as Black.

Family members of Tropicana Community Services employees are eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarship Amount



Applications require the following information:

  • A 500-800-word essay, which includes:
    • A brief biography
    • For post-secondary applicants: An explanation of your long-term goals once your studies are complete
    • For post-graduate applicants: An outline on how your proposed research activity and results will benefit you, your family, and the community. Include suggestions as to how you might be able to present your research results to Tropicana Community Services and their members (sharing a final paper or abstract or making a presentation).
  • School transcripts
  • Proof of any relevant achievements such as certificates, photos, news clippings, a confirmation letter from a credible source, etc.
  • Two letters of reference from non-relatives
  • A letter of acceptance or a proof of enrollment from a recognized Canadian college or university
  • Any other documents that will help support this application