The Hour-A Day Study Club, is one of the longest running, non-profit, female driven organizations in Canada. Established in 1934, The Hour-A-Day Study Club provides African-Canadian youth, that are descendants of the Underground Railroad, with scholarship funds to help finance their post-secondary education. Each year, students graduating from high school within the Windsor/Essex County community are eligible to apply.

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Scott Ellsworth Jr.

"My name is Scott Ellsworth Jr. I recently graduated from Tecumseh Vista Academy GECDSB . I am attending the University of Windsor in the faculty of Engineering @uwindsor_eng with my major being Mechanical Engineering. At a very young age I was always interested in how things are built and how they work. I hope to use my curiosity and education to launch me in an exciting Engineering career, designing and manufacturing the next generation of electric vehicles. I also hope that me accomplishing my goals encourages other racialized STEM students to persevere. I actively volunteer in my church helping with Sunday school and other church activities. I have volunteered in various capacities with my home Churches of Union Baptist Church(Dresden) and First Baptist Church Puce. This included helping with various Sunday school programs, Christmas caroling to the elderly at their home and nursing homes, cleaning days at the church, assisting on building projects and fun activity days assisting and leading games. I have volunteered at school events, like wrestling tournaments and track and field meets and many hockey fundraising events such as car washes, grocery packing. I also have volunteered scorekeeping hockey games for travel teams and have trained others to be scorekeepers as well. I was a summer student working at the John Freeman Walls Museum and I am enjoying the experience. It has allowed me a chance to meet people and learn and share the experience of our ancestor’s journey to freedom. I can only imagine how proud our ancestors would be of the accomplishments we have made and the accomplishment yet to be made. I hope they will be proud of me on my journey to fulfill my goals. Scott received the Ada & Leo Ellsworth STEM bursary of $1500 Congratulations Scottie! #HADSCScholarship #HADSC #UGRR #blackhistory365 #gecsdb"

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Underground Railroad and Historically Black Canadian Communities Descended Students graduating from high school in June 2022 and going on to post-secondary education in the fall of 2022. Applications for the Hour-A-Day Study Club Scholarship and Bursaries will be  available online.   Learn More
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