Frequently Asked Questions
How many scholarships are available?
A total of 10 scholarships are available. One scholarship will be awarded per city per session (subject to qualifying applications being received). Scholarship applicants must select one city for which they are applying to and are encouraged to review all DEP dates for that particular city. The ICD reserves the right to place scholarship recipients into any available program for their city of choice.
Will the ICD be offering the scholarships annually?
The scholarship program will be reviewed annually and will continue as needed and as it is found to be effective.
Who evaluates the applications?
A committee of senior board directors from across the country will review all applications.
What is the scholarship application deadline?
The application deadlines are reviewed annually. For 2013, the completed application and payment must be received by May 21, 2013.
When will I hear back regarding the status of my scholarship application?
The admissions committee will attempt to notify the successful ICD Diversity scholarship recipients by June 30, 2013.
Can I still take the DEP if I am not granted a scholarship?
Yes, applicants who are not granted a scholarship may choose to be added to the candidate pool with all other applicants. At that point, individual category members of the ICD will be required to pay the regular $250 non-refundable application fee. Board category members are not required to pay the application fee. Once admitted to the program, participants are liable for the full tuition fee of $16,000 plus any applicable taxes.
What if I cannot attend the session I received a scholarship for?
Under exceptional circumstances only, scholarship recipients may request a one-time switch into another DEP offering. A request to switch sessions must be made in writing to the ICD's Vice President, Education & Certification no later than 30 days before the start date of Module I of the original session in which the scholarship was awarded. A session switch is possible only if space is available and is at the sole discretion of the ICD. A $500 administration fee (plus applicable taxes) will be charged for switching sessions.
What if I cannot attend one of the modules?
Please refer to http://www.icd.ca/dep/policies.html for this information and other information related to your participation in the program
What if I cancel my attendance after receiving a scholarship or fail to attend the program?
A $500 administration fee (plus applicable taxes) will be charged.
Can I reapply for the scholarship in future years if I am not granted a scholarship?
Yes, applicants may reapply but will be required to submit new application materials and pay any applicable application fees.
Is there an appeal process if I am not granted a scholarship?
There is no appeal process. All decisions are final.
What are the income tax implications of receiving the scholarship?
The ICD cannot comment on tax matters and advises individuals to speak to their tax advisor for the appropriate information. Please be aware that the ICD will issue to each scholarship recipient a T4A for the value of the scholarship and a T2202A education tax credit for the value of the course (including any application fee) as required by the Canada Revenue Agency.
How will my personal information be protected?
Please see our website – www.icd.ca/privacy
Who should I contact for more information about the ICD Diversity Scholarships?
Maureen Finlan would be pleased to assist with any questions regarding the scholarships. She can be reached at email@example.com and at (416) 593-7741 or 1-877-593-7741, ext. 248.