OTTAWA, April 18, 2018 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has launched a new scholarship today to recognize post-secondary students who have made significant efforts toward preventing bullying and harassment in their schools and communities.
The Troop 17 Scholarship, named in honour of the first troop of women to attend the RCMP Academy and be hired as police officers in the RCMP, will award up to five scholarships in the amount of $1000 annually to college or university students across Canada.
"The Troop 17 Scholarship allows us to recognize students who are working towards the same goal as the RCMP –to eliminate bullying and harassment from our schools, communities, and workplaces," said RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki.
The creation of the Troop 17 Scholarship was part of the Merlo-Davidson settlement agreement, and is one of the many initiatives the RCMP has implemented to help eliminate harassment.
"The women of Troop 17 pushed through the challenges of joining a historically male-dominated profession, and brought about important changes to the RCMP through their courage and determination," said Commissioner Lucki. "I know that together, we will honour their legacy by building a culture that fosters respect, diversity, and inclusion."
The deadline for applications to the 2018 Troop 17 Scholarship is June 29, 2018 – 23:59, Pacific Time. More information on the Troop 17 Scholarship, including the eligibility criteria, and how to apply, is available on our website http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/en/news/2018/rcmp-launches-scholarship-recognize-harassment-efforts-post-secondary-students.
The 2018 Troop 17 Scholarship recipients will be announced in September.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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