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FCT Charitable Foundations 2017 Scholarship Program

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

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, May 1, 2017 – The FCT Charitable Foundation’s Honourable William G. Davis Scholarship program is accepting applications. Now in its third year, the 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.

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-

How to apply

Students are asked to fill out an online application form, which includes their community and volunteer involvement, any extra-curricular activities, high-school transcript, letters of recommendation and an essay explaining why they deserve the scholarship. All applications must be submitted online to the FCT Charitable Foundation by June 30, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by representatives of the FCT Charitable Foundation. Successful applicants will be contacted in August 2017. Please note past recipients
of the scholarship are not eligible.

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


“Since launching the FCT Charitable Foundation’s Honourable William G. Davis Scholarship in 2015, we have seen submissions to the program grow more than 800 percent. We have been overwhelmed by the sheer number and quality of applications. Our future is definitely bright after seeing what these young people are doing in their communities.” – Anne Cesak, president, FCT Charitable Foundation; and Director, Corporate Affairs, FCT.

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

About The FCT Charitable Foundation

The FCT Charitable Foundation, a private 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 the 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 Canada. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real estate-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 for three consecutive years (2015, 2016 and 2017) 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 both 2016 and 2017.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at


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