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LiveBright Scholarship Program

Tell us what female empowerment means to you


Apply for the Sun Life Global Investments LiveBright Scholarship Program

In partnership with Cirque du Soleil

Tell us what female empowerment means to you


Apply for the Sun Life Global Investments LiveBright Scholarship Program

In partnership with Cirque du Soleil

The LiveBright Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate leadership in their communities, understand the importance of gender diversity and strive to achieve academic success.

We are now accepting applications! The application deadline is September 15, 2021.

The award

Five students will receive a one-time scholarship worth $2,000. Sun Life Global Investments strongly believes in the importance of gender diversity, equity and inclusion. It’s central to our mission in helping Canadians build wealth and achieve lifetime financial security. We have made it a priority to empower and develop the next generation of female leaders, both inside and outside of the organization. We want your take on why female empowerment is important and what it means to you.

How to apply

  • Create a one-page flyer (PDF) on the importance of developing and promoting women within an organization (300-500 words). Ask yourself, why is female empowerment important? Get creative! Use infographics, statistics, and images to help illustrate your thoughts.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be:

  • Residents of Canada who are between the ages of 16-25 or entering their first year of post-secondary education.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school or equivalent post-secondary school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • If the applicant is less than 18 years of age at the time of their application, a parent or legal guardian must sign on their behalf.

The criteria

Scholarships are awarded based on:


  1. Leadership and participation in school and community activities
  2. An understanding of why gender diversity is important within an organization
  3. Past academic performance
  4. Work experience
  5. Other awards or accolades




*Please note that children of Sun Life employees, field management, financial advisors, or Cirque du Soleil employees are not eligible to apply.

Learn more about our Presenting Partnership with Cirque du Soleil 

When is the deadline?

The deadline to submit completed applications is 11:59 p.m. EST on September 15, 2021. Read the full terms and conditions before applying.


Questions? Email scholarships@sunlifeglobalinvestments.com


We thank all students for applying. Given the volume of applications, only the winners will be contacted. Good luck!


Congratulations to our past LiveBright Scholarship winners!

Sun Life Global Investments is a trade name of SLGI Asset Management Inc., Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and Sun Life Financial Trust Inc. Cirque du Soleil is trademarked owned by Cirque du Soleil and used under license. Cirque du Soleil is only a promotional partner and is not a sponsor of the 2021 LiveBright Scholarship Program.