EFC Scholarships

Supporting Estonian-Canadian students through scholarships

As part of our mission to ensure an Estonian future in Canada, EFC supports Estonian-Canadian students. By reducing the financial burden of post-secondary education, EFC hopes to encourage and enable youth in our community to stay connected to their Estonian organizations, community and heritage.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, especially Martin & Heljo Maeks and Vilma & Heinrich Blum, we are able to offer an expanded suite of scholarships this year. In fact, EFC has granted over 150 scholarships to Estonian-Canadian students since 2003.


The Estonian Foundation of Canada offers 3 Scholarship opportunities for students of Estonian-Canadian heritage who are pursuing post secondary studies.

All applicants must be:

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Registered at an accredited university, college, or community college not necessarily in Canada


1. EFC Martin & Heljo Mäeks Scholarship
This new flagship EFC scholarship may be granted annually to one or more eligible students who are:

  • Entering 2nd or higher year of undergraduate studies
  • Able to speak Estonian at approximately an A2 level (see information and application for details)

2. EFC Vilma & Heinrich Blum Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship may be granted annually to one or more eligible students who are:

  • pursuing a Masters, Doctorate or other professional degree. 
  • There is no Estonian language proficiency requirement for this scholarship.
  • 2022 minimum value: $2000

3. EFC Scholarship
This scholarship may be granted annually to one or more eligible students who are:

  • entering 2nd or higher year of undergraduate studies.
  • This scholarship is intended for students with limited or no proficiency in the Estonian language.
  • Approximate value: $2000

For more detailed information, please download the EFC Scholarship Instructions and Application Form below or email the EFC office: info@estonianfoundation.ca

Students may complete the application and submit all required information ONLINE via GoogleForms starting on May 1, 2022 here: 

EFC Scholarship Application 

Please read the instructions for online application (below) for the list of required documents.

Scholarship application due date is JUNE 1, 2022.



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The Estonian Foundation of Canada is a registered charity that supports Estonian cultural and heritage initiatives across Canada.

Charitable No. 891452575 RR 0001


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