Contest Details

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Selection Criteria

  • Two winners from each of Canada’s ten provinces plus two Indigenous student winners will be selected for a total of 22 winners. Indigenous students or students that self-identify as indigenous peoples are automatically eligible to win in an additional category to their provincial category, so as to recognize their status as Canada’s native peoples and their traditional role as stewards of the environment.

  • Selecting winners from across the country, together with Indigenous voices, will help ensure that the Program features a diversity of perspectives and views that reflect the make-up of Canada.



  • The contest is open to students registered at an accredited Canadian university, hereinafter referred to as ‘Applicants’.

  • Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited Canadian University at the time of submission. The list of Accredited Canadian Universities can be found on the Government of Canada webpage under list of designated educational institutions.  Winners will be required to provide proof of enrollment in order to be eligible to collect their prize.

  • All essays must be researched and written by one author. Papers must be the author’s own original, unpublished work.  Submissions must not infringe the intellectual property rights of others, and must not plagiarize another’s work. Plagiarism is deliberately presenting the ideas, expression of ideas, or work of others as one’s own. Plagiarism includes reproducing or paraphrasing portions of someone else’s published or unpublished material, regardless of the source, and presenting these as one’s own without proper citation or reference to the original source. Stronach International Inc. reserves the right to assess all submissions for content that potentially infringes on or plagiarizes the work of another, and will disqualify any applicant that submits such content.

  • Essay submissions must not exceed 1,000 words.

  • Applicants may submit only one entry.

  • Only entries submitted through the SARIT Scholarship website will be considered. No entries will be returned.

  • The contest is open to all eligible applicants. Applicants do not require permission from their university to enter.

  • There is no fee for participation.

  • Deadline to participate is April 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST. Late entries will not be accepted.

  • By participating, the applicants will be required to sign a release which releases Stronach International Inc. (“Stronach”) of any liabilities and grants Stronach the right to use their names and/or writing samples for publishing results or any other publishing requirements relevant to the contest.

  • Stronach reserves the right to limit the number of prizes in any category, or to omit a category entirely, if insufficient entries are received.

  • Stronach is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any applicant by any third party connected with this contest.

  • Stronach reserves the right to cancel or amend the contest and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of god or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of Stronach’s control. Any changes that may affect the contest will be communicated to the applicants as soon as possible by Stronach.

  • Winners will be chosen by Judges. All matters regarding the interpretation of essay content and eligibility of applicants are at the discretion of the contest judges.

  • University administrators have no role in the adjudication of the contest.

  • The decisions of the contest judges are final.

  • The winner will be notified by the phone number or email provided by the applicant at the time of submission, to arrange with a representative from Stronach to collect their prize.


Submit Your Essay

  • Make sure you carefully read the contest details and rules before you begin writing your essay – and most importantly, make sure you are eligible to participate.

  • Your essay must address the following question: “If you were the Prime Minister of Canada, what clear-cut policies and principles would you establish to improve the economy while also enhancing the environment?”

  • The essay length is 1,000 words maximum.

  • When your essay is ready to submit, go online to and click on the “Submit Essay” button on the home page.

  • Follow the instructions to fill out your applicant information, ensuring that all information is accurate and truthful.

  • Copy and paste or type your essay into the designated box. The box has a word limit so ensure only your essay is typed into this section.

  • Fill out the remainder of the applicant form and carefully read all disclaimers at the bottom of the page before checking the box.

  • Be sure to carefully review all information before clicking the submit button – once an application has been submitted, it cannot be deleted or edited.

  • After your essay has been submitted, you will receive an automatic response to the email address you provided thanking you for the submission. Submissions will be accepted until March 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST. Late entries will not be accepted.

  • Once the winners are selected, they will be contacted via the contact information they provided at the time of submission – at which point they will be asked to provide proof of enrollment at a Canadian university in order to claim their prize.

  • When the 22 winners have been verified, all of the other scholarship applicants will be notified of the results via email.

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    Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2022 at 11:59 EST


Gala Awards Final

  • The 22 winning students will win the right to compete for the title of national winner at a Gala Awards ceremony held on June 3, 2022.

  • The winning students will be entitled to bring 2 guests to the Gala and the participating contestants and their guests will all receive all-expense paid travel and accommodation.

  • At the national awards Gala, the 22 winners will present a live, in-person summary of their essays lasting approximately 2 minutes before the national panel of judges.

  • The panel of judges will be comprised of members of Stronach International’s board of directors, academics, industry executives and current or former government officials.

  • Following the presentations, each student will be asked one question by one of the judges and will have 2 minutes to respond.

  • The panel will then begin deliberations to select the top 3 winning students – one of which will be declared the national winner.