The Robert K. Brown Scholarship

The Robert K. Brown Scholarship was launched on May 6, 2000, as part of Tropicana’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Tropicana helps individuals, dealing with social and economic barriers, to find ways to lead more successful lives. This scholarship is a natural extension of these efforts. The scholarship is for students pursuing a post-secondary or post-graduate education and have exhibited an active involvement in the Black community.

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About Robert K. Brown


The Robert K. Brown Scholarship is open to:

  • Residents of the Greater Toronto Area between the ages of 16 and 29
  • Individuals who are accepted to or are enrolled in any Canadian university or college
  • Persons of Black, African, or Caribbean Heritage, or who identify as Black
  • Individuals who have exhibited an active involvement in the Black community

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, in particular any inclination towards a social services field or involvement.
    • 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 its members (e.g., sharing a final paper or abstract or making a presentation).
  • School transcripts
  • Proof of any of your 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