The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC) is a registered charitable organization. The goals of the foundation include promoting the understanding and awareness of the contribution to Canada by the Chinese Railroad Workers
who participated in the construction of the first transcontinental railway (the CPR) that united Canada geographically and politically; promoting the awareness of the government’s legislation of unjust Immigration Acts against the Chinese pioneers and their families; establishing
scholarships; and sponsoring other Canadian charitable organizations to promote Chinese Canadian History.
The Foundation would like to encourage a deeper understanding of Chinese Canadian history by offering a cash award to the top three essays received annually for this scholarship contest. To Enter Please submit an essay (1000-1500 words) about the history of Chinese people in Canada and their contributions to the construction of the railroad and to this country; and how this relates to your family’s history and experience of being in Canada.
- Entrants for this scholarship must be enrolled in a post secondary education program (college or university) in Canada for September 2014.
- Deadline: May 31, 2014
- More information at: https://umanitoba.ca/student/Award2014.pdf