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2018 Scholarship Recipients

The Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA) is proud to announce that it has awarded six (6) $2,000 scholarships to both deserving children of active Independent Sales Consultants (ISCs) of DSA Member Companies and ISCs who themselves are students. The DSA has also awarded one (1) scholarship of $2,000 to a deserving child of a DSA Member Company employee. These scholarships are made possible by funding and leadership of the Direct Selling Education Foundation of Canada (DSEF).

The seven recipients of the 2018 DSA Academic Scholarships are:

  • Molly Sun, USANA Health Sciences*
  • Derek MacDougall, AVON Canada Inc.
  • Sébastien Tremblay, Scentsy Canada Enterprises
  • Cassie Burns, Arbonne International Canada
  • Senja Lieuwen, AVON Canada Inc.
  • Estelle Dube, Arbonne International Canada
  • Julia Connell, Nature’s Sunshine*

Additionally, for the very first time, the DSA is awarding $1,000 grants to the academic institution of two (2) of the scholarship recipients*. Both the University of British Columbia and York University will receive the grants to help promote the integrity, trust and transparency of direct selling, a business model that is underrepresented in education.

Now Closed

2019 application forms will be available in March 2019.

Application Process

The Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA) will award academic scholarships to the sons or daughters of active independent representatives (ISC) of DSA member companies or those that are representatives themselves. The Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA) will also award an academic scholarship to the son or daughter of a full time permanent employee of a DSA member company.

These scholarships are made possible by funding and leadership of the Direct Selling Education Foundation of Canada (DSEF). Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic performance, faculty recommendation, extracurricular activities/community involvement, employment experience and a brief personal statement.

The application is a two-stage process. To qualify, applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria:

Stage I

  • Has submitted the application form by the specified deadline.
  • I am or have a parent or legal guardian that is an active independent distributor/representative/consultant for a DSA member company (Representative must provide a valid representative number and identify DSA member company).
  • Representative and DSA member company must be in good standing as of the application deadline.
  • Full-time student registered in a degree or diploma program at a Canadian college or university entering the second, third or fourth year or enrolled in a three or four year CEGEP or technical school program. First year students are not eligible.
Applicants selected to proceed to stage two will be contacted by the DSA directly. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Stage II

  • Provide most recent college/university transcript (does not need to be an official transcript).
  • Provide proof of enrolment in an accredited Canadian college or university program.
  • Provide Letter of Reference from Faculty Member.
  • Provide video application/testimonial.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in writing. Arrangements will be made at that time for the release of scholarship funds.

DSA/DSEF reserves the right to terminate this program at any time. The Scholarship Review Committee (SRC) has the sole responsibility of selecting recipients based on the criteria as set forth in the description. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final. The application becomes the property of the DSA/DSEF. All questions about the scholarships should be directed to