FCT Charitable Foundation 2016 Scholarship Program

The Honourable William G. Davis Scholarship offers five $1,000 scholarships to post secondary students in Canada

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, May 2, 2016 – The FCT Charitable Foundation’s Honourable William G. Davis Scholarship program is accepting applications. Now in its second year, the Honourable William G. Davis Scholarship program awards five $1,000 scholarships to post-secondary students in Canada. Applicants for the scholarships must be currently enrolled in or accepted to a post-secondary Canadian educational institution.

“Last year, we awarded five very deserving and inspirational students with these scholarships,” said Michael LeBlanc, chair of the FCT Charitable Foundation board of directors, and chief executive officer of FCT. “I know that this year will be no different, and I am thrilled to be part of an organization that gives back to students in our communities and helps them along their career journey.”

This scholarship program is named after The Honourable William G. Davis, the 18th Premier of Ontario, whose passion for education contributed to his work in building Ontario’s community college system. Mr. Davis continues to serve as the Chair of FCT’s board of directors, a position he has held for the past decade. He also served on the board of directors for FCT’s parent company, First American, from 1997- 2013.

How to apply:

Students are asked to fill out an online application form, which includes their community and volunteer involvement, any extra-curricular activities, and an essay explaining why they deserve the scholarship. All applications must be submitted online to the FCT Charitable Foundation by June 30, 2016. Each application will then be reviewed by a panel of teaching professionals who will advise the FCT Charitable Foundation on their selections by early August 2016.

Visit fct.ca to learn more about the scholarships and how to apply or click here to access the online application now.

About the FCT Charitable Foundation

The FCT Charitable Foundation, a private charity foundation (registration #80435 3456 RR0001), supports charitable activities to alleviate homelessness and poverty, and offers scholarships to  individuals attending post-secondary institutions in Canada. Through FCT Charitable Foundation, FCT employees are directly empowered to select and support local charities in the regions in which they work, enabling FCT employees to put into action, in very meaningful ways, their passion to serve.

About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 800 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other realestate-related products and services to approximately 1,250 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces by for two consecutive years (2015, 2016) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named by Fortune® magazine as one of the 100 best companies to work for in America in 2016.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

† The FCT group of companies includes FCT Insurance Company Ltd., which provides title and valuation insurance with the exception of commercial policies, which are provided jointly by FCT Insurance Company Ltd. and First American Title Insurance Company. Services by First Canadian Title Company Limited.


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