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Awards, Scholarships, Bursaries and Contests


A variety of trust fund awards, scholarships and contests are available​ to eligible Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) students, staff and trustees. Other opportunities may exist through local service clubs or post-secondary institutions.


Please note that all funds and awards are subject to change without notice.​​ 

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 TCDSB Awards, Scholarships

 
  • TCDSB Awards, Scholarships

    • Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Stephen David Hnatiuk Memorial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to graduating students of James Cardinal McGuigan CHS and Jean Vanier CSS

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Toronto Sesquicentennial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to students of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Wilfred and Elva Russell Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annually awarded to Grade 8 student at St. Paul Catholic School with the highest mark in Religious Studies

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Lucy Connolly Endowment in the Sciences Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to graduating students at Michael Power/St. Joseph HS and Monsignor Percy Johnson Catholic HS who are accepted into a program in the Sciences (chemistry/biology/physics) at a Canadian post-secondary institution

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Chris Campbell Award for Business and Computer Studies and the Chris Campbell Memorial Award for Community Service
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to graduating students of Bishop Allen Academy

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      TCDSB Award of Merit
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annually awarded to accomplished individuals for their outstanding contributions to TCDSB and to Catholic education

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Father Andrew Cuschieri Award to a Young Citizen
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to TCDSB students aged 7-13 (inclusive), in recognition of an extraordinary humanitarian act towards another human being.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Brian Rumboldt Memorial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to graduating students of St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Vita Carlino Memorial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to graduating students of Msgr. Fraser College

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Northlea Arts Scholarship Award (University)
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to a graduating student of Bishop Allen Academy who is pursuing studies in Arts or Humanities in University

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Northlea Arts Scholarship Award (College)
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to a graduating student of Bishop Allen Academy who is pursuing studies in Arts or Humanities in College

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Halyna Kopach Memorial Mathematics Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • A graduating student of Mary Ward C.S.S. who:
      - demonstrates the most improvement over the Grade 12 year;
      - is university bound;
      - demonstrates a love of math and
      - an active determination to overcome obstacles.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Tom Leon Student Bursary
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual bursary open to graduates of a TCDSB Secondary School
      • Candidate has made contributions to the school and/or community that reflect Catholic values
      • Candidate has demonstrated financial need and/or personal challenges
      • Candidate has done volunteer work within the school or community
      • Candidate has been involved in extra-curricular activities
      • Candidate has academic achievements
      • Candidate provides evidence of acceptance into an accredited post-secondary institution

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Lou DiNicolantonio (Mr. D) Memorial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Awarded to a graduating student of Dante Alighieri Academy who demonstrates commitment to Dante athletics and physical education and has displayed exceptional teamwork, work ethic, athletic ability and leadership in their four years at Dante Alighieri Academy.
      • Applicants must also show proof of acceptance to a Canadian post-secondary institution.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Robert J. Birgeneau Award for Graduating Students
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Graduating students of St. Helen Catholic School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Mary Carole Lant Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Graduating student of Senator O'Connor College School/div>

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Lily Hynes Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Student of Holy Name Catholic School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Raymond C. Raymond Memorial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Graduating student of St. Nicholas Catholic School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Peter (Petras) Balciunas Memorial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Board -wide TCDSB alumni registered in York University Faculty of Education, CEC Site

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Susan Shields Memorial Fund
      Eligibility requirements:
      • St. Brendan, St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Gabriel Lalemant and St. Thomas More Catholic Schools

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Pay It Forward Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Graduating student from Monsignor Fraser College

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Rose Margaret Carlino Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Graduating student of Monsignor Fraser College

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Peter Pierce Memorial Trust Fund Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Student of Madonna Catholic Secondary School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Rt. Rev. J.H. Ingoldsby Trust Fund Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Students of St. Catherine CS and St. Joseph CS

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      TCDSB Alumni Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Alumni of the Toronto Catholic District School Board school

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      TCDSB Student Achievement Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Board-wide TCDSB students

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Sister Mary Hamilton Award for Exceptional Students
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to Elementary and Secondary school TCDSB students

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Spiritan Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Students of Neil McNeil High School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Peter Galbraith Memorial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • A graduating student at Michael Power/St. Joseph High School.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Rev. L.D. Burns C.S.B. and the Burns Family Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Graduating student of Michael Power/St. Joseph Catholic High School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Mary Jane McKeen Skilled Trades Bursary
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Awarded each year to a TCDSB secondary student, to defray costs associated with pursuing an apprenticeship program or continuing post-secondary education in the skilled trades
      • Successful candidate will be chosen based on:
      - evidence of contribution to the school and the community;
      - description of financial need and/or personal challenges; and
      - evidence of acceptance into an apprenticeship program or post-secondary study in the skilled trades

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Murdocca Family Literacy Bursary
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Successful candidate will show demonstration of academic proficiency - ‘B’ average or higher;
      • Successful candidate will show evidence of contribution to the school and/or community;
      • Successful candidate will provide description of financial need and/or personal challenges; and
      • Successful candidate will have acceptance into a post-secondary institution

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Tandia Credit Union Bursary
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Candidate must show demonstration of academic proficiency - ‘B’ average or higher;
      • Candidate must show evidence of contribution to the school and the community;
      • Candidate must provide description of financial need and/or personal challenges; and
      • Candidate must provide confirmation/evidence of acceptance into a post-secondary institution

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Linda Gorgonio Memorial Math Awards
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to students of St. Joseph Morrow Park C.S.S.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Greg Wilkinson Memorial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to students from Msgr. Fraser College

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Exceptional Student Bursary
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Graduating TCDSB student who is identified as exceptional and there is evidence of financial need and/or personal challenges.
      • an identified exceptionality as per the IPRC;
      • student’s overall achievement in light of their exceptionality;
      • evidence of contribution to the school and the community;
      • description of financial need and/or personal challenges; and
      • acceptance into a post-secondary institution or program.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Cadie Feeley Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to student(s) studying piano or vocal music at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Catherine Temple Mathematics Scholarship Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Graduating female TCDSB student pursuing post-secondary studies in mathematics
      • Academic standing shall be the main criteria used in the selection of the recipient
      • The student will also have a record of significant contribution to the school community especially in areas related to mathematics (such as participation in a math club, in mathematics contests, etc.)
      • Financial need, in the broad sense, may be considered as a “tie breaker” in the event that there are a number of students who demonstrate academic merit

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Agnes and Tom Archer Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • An annual award of $100 is to be presented to a Grade 8 student of St. John Catholic School. The principal shall decide as to the recipient of the award.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Ashif Jaffer Award for Excellence in Special Education Support
      Eligibility requirements:
      Special Education Teacher, EA, Peer Tutor/Helper or volunteer

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Bonnie Ho Memorial Scholarship Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Female student graduating from St. Joseph’s Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School
      • Student must have minimum overall average of 80% to be considered
      • Student must have record of significant contribution to the school community (such as participation in student council, athletics, etc.)
      • Student must have demonstrated active involvement in the community (e.g. volunteering at a local charity, other volunteer work)
      • Financial need, in the broad sense, may be considered as a “tie breaker” in the event that there are a number of students who demonstrate academic and extra merit

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Alana Lynn Celestial Memorial Trust Fund Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Must be a student from the graduating classes of St. Brigid Catholic School.
      • Award will be given on the recommendation of the School Principal with input from the parents of Alana Lynn Celestial and the school community.
      • Applicants must meet the following criteria:
      (a) Be in good academic standing at the time of the award;
      (b) Be held in high esteem by his/her peers for their consideration, thoughtfulness, help and kindness to others;
      (c) Have overcome personal difficulty in his/her life and be needy in a broad sense due to financial, social, or other issues beyond their control;
      (d) Have submitted an essay about their dreams and goals for their future.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Anna Marie Nigro Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to graduating student of Madonna C.S.S. who exemplifies compassion, humility and joy, and whose generosity contributes to the growth of others

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Angel Foundation for Learning - Music Bursary
      Eligibility requirements:
      • student has shown excellence in their music studies;
      • description of financial need and/or personal challenges in order to pursue studies in Music at the post- secondary level;
      • overall contribution to the school and community; and
      • acceptance into a post-secondary institution in the area of music.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Angel Foundation for Learning - Visual Arts Bursary
      Eligibility requirements:
      • description of financial need and/or personal challenges in order to pursue studies in Visual Arts at the post- secondary level;
      • the quality of the student’s work: originality, creativity, problem-solving and technical ability;
      • the student’s overall achievement in visual arts;
      • the student’s overall contribution to the school and community; and acceptance into a post-secondary institution in the area of Visual Arts.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Bacchelli Family Bursary
      Eligibility requirements:
      • TCDSB student who is a recent immigrant to Canada working to achieve his or her educational dreams through post-secondary education.
      • Demonstration of academic proficiency - ‘B’ average or higher;
      • Evidence of contribution to the school and/or community;
      • Description of financial need and/or personal challenges; and acceptance into a post-secondary institution.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Joseph Nucara Memorial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      Grade 9 female student from Michael Power/St. Joseph Catholic High School with the highest overall mark in mathematics.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Joseph Martino Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      Father Henry Carr CSS, and Monsignor Percy Johnson CSS

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Northlea-Caravaggio Endowment (Award) for University Mathematics
      Eligibility requirements:
      Open to a graduating student of Michael Power/St. Joseph Catholic High School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Northlea-Caravaggio Endowment (Award) for College Mathematics
      Eligibility requirements:
      Open to a graduating student of Michael Power/St. Joseph Catholic High School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Fintan Kilbride Memorial Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      Board-wide Graduating Secondary Students

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Dr. Meivys Garcia Erdeljan Awards
      Eligibility requirements:
      Open to graduating students of Msgr. Percy Johnson Catholic High School.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Dr. Mary Anne McCarty-Mayor Memorial Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      Open to students from St. Joseph College School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Christina Walters Visual Arts Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      Two (2) graduating students of Canadian Martyrs Catholic School who:
      a) Demonstrate a positive attitude towards learning and studies in Visual Arts;
      b) Demonstrate an excellence in skills and knowledge across the Visual Arts curriculum.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Frank Merlo Memorial Music Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      Holy Rosary CS and D'Arcy McGee CS

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Domnic Melino "A Man for Others" Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      St. Michael's Choir School

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Christina Walters Endowment for the Arts
      Eligibility requirements:
      Canadian Martyrs CS

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Holly Jones Spirit Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      Grade 5 Students at St. Luigi and St Vincent de Paul

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Francesco and Lucia Colle Memorial Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      Blessed Sacrament, Blessed Trinity, D’Arcy McGee, Holy Redeemer, Holy Rosary, Our Lady of the Assumption, Regina Mundi, St. Agnes, St. Alphonsus, St. Antoine Daniel, St. Bonaventure, St. Charles, St. Clare, St. Cyril, St. Edward, St. Gabriel, St. Margaret, St. Monica, St. Paschal Baylon, St. Thomas Aquinas

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Elvira De Monte Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      St. Michael Choir School (Grade 4-6) and Cardinal Carter Academy (Grade 9-12)

 

 External Awards, Scholarships

 
  • External Awards, Scholarships

    • Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      ISN Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships | Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      Annual scholarship of $2000 awarded by Inspection Support Network (ISN) 4 times a year to eligible students who:
      • are 18 years or over and currently enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the current academic year in the United States.
      • have a minimum 3.4 GPA
      • are pursuing a degree that enables them or others in their community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by ISN

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Public Relations Scholarships at Humber | Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • The following scholarships are available to students entering the Bachelor of Arts Public Relations program at Humber:

      - Agnostic Future Communicators Scholarship: Four scholarships of $2000 each presented annually to a student entering the PR program who self-identifies as a racialized person, demonstrates financial need, and has a minimum average of 75%

      - Middle Child Public Relations Scholarship: $2500 scholarship presented to a student entering the PR program who displays an interest in community involvement and community leadership, self-identifies as a racialized person, and demonstrates financial need.

      - North Strategic/MSL Group Scholarship: $3000 scholarship presented to a student entering the PR program who self-identifies as a racialized person, demonstrates financial need, and answers the provided essay question.

      - Proof Strategies Community Leadership Scholarship: $3000 scholarship, renewable for four years, presented to a student entering the PR program who self-identifies as a racialized person, demonstrates financial need, has displayed a passion and interest in community involvement and community leadership, and maintains good academic standing.

      - The Argyle PR/Alison George Scholarship: $3333 scholarship, renewable for four years, presented to a student entering the PR program who self-identifies as a racialized person, demonstrates financial need, is involved in their local community and passionate about community leadership, and maintains good academic standing.

      - Edelman Scholarship: $3000 scholarship presented to a 3rd year student who demonstrates financial need and excellent communication skills resilience, and business savvy. Student must self-identify as a member of an equity-deserving group (Women, Persons with Disabilities, Racialized Persons, Persons from diverse Gender Identities and Persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+), and must answer the provided essay question.

      - Rogers Communications Scholarship: $2500 scholarship presented to a 3rd year student who self-identifies as a racialized person, excels in their coursework, demonstrates financial need, demonstrates a proficiency for PR, and answers the provided essay question.

      - Weber Shandwick Scholarship: $3000 scholarship presented to a 2nd/3rd year student who self-identifies as a racialized person, demonstrates financial need, and is involved in their local community and passionate about community leadership.

      - Richard Ellis Scholarship: $1000 scholarship presented to a 4th year student who displays passion and proficiency in the areas of diversity and inclusion as exemplified by Richard Ellis. Student must answer the provided essay question.

      - Degree entrance scholarships: Awarded automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement, some of them renewable each year if student maintains an average of 80% or more.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award open to an applicant who:
      - must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or American foster care program
      - must be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized general/ vocational College or post-secondary institution in Canada or USA as of September of the upcoming academic year.
      - must be a Canadian or American Citizen or Permanent Resident
      - must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Council for Exceptional Children - Yes I Can Awards - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual awards that recognize 12 outstanding students with exceptionalities in six categories: Academics, Arts, School & Community Activities, Self-Advocacy, Technology, and Transition

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Wiesenthal Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Applicant must currently be in Grade 12
      • Applicant must have an average of 80% or higher
      • Applicant must demonstrate evidence of community involvement or leadership connected to social justice, tolerance,and/or human rights
      • Applicant must be willing to take part in a scholarship interview (either in person or via conference call) to discuss eligibility
      • Applicant must be willing to act as a Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center ambassador by way of contributing meaningful involvement with the organization

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Canadian Hearing Society National Scholarship Program
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual scholarship available to Deaf and hard of hearing Canadian residents, 17 years of age or older attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Crohn’s & Colitis Canada - Annual IBD Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
      • Applicant must be diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis by a health care professional
      • Applicant must be seeking a diploma, associate, undergraduate, or graduate degree from a Canadian university, college or trade school
      • Applicant must be enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from a Canadian-based post-secondary educational institution for the upcoming fall semester
      • Applicant must demonstrate academic aspiration and strive to sustain an optimal level of wellness, allowing them to excel to reach their goals and inspire others to do the same.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      RBC Emerging Artists Project - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to artists between the ages of 18 and 35
      • Must be in the early stages of their career in their art form, usually within the first few years
      • Must be a creator of new work(s) or a practitioner of an art form
      • Must demonstrate a commitment to devoting more time to their artistic activity
      • Must be involved in their creative community
      • Must have not yet been showcased outside their primary country of residence
      • Must devote a minimum of 24 hours per week to their art
      • Must make a financial commitment to their practice and seek their primary income from their artistic work
      • Must have little presentation or publication history
      • Must be enrolled in, or have recently graduated from, a related degree/diploma program
      • Must self identify as an emerging artist

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      OTIP Teaching Awards - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Anyone can nominate a teacher in Ontario’s publicly funded schools, including public, Catholic, and francophone school boards.
      • A winning teacher will be selected in each of three categories: elementary, secondary, and a beginning teacher in the first five years of teaching.
      • Nominations can be submitted from the first school day in January to March 31st of each year.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      UofT Portuguese Association (UTPA) Scholarships
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual scholarships open to students of Lusophone descent who are currently pursuing a post-secondary education at an Ontario post-secondary institution or starting to pursue a post-secondary education at an Ontario post-secondary institution.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Toronto Star High School Journalism Awards - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual awards open to all Ontario high school students that recognize and encourage excellence in high school journalism

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Toronto Sport Hall of Honour awards - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual awards that celebrate the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of those who have inspired and/or brought recognition to Toronto through sport.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Toronto Real Estate Board Past President’s Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to students currently in their final year of an Ontario secondary school who are pursuing post-secondary education after graduation, for example, at college, university, or a trade school
      • Students must currently reside in the province of Ontario and be registered with a secondary school within the province
      • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or have been given permanent resident status.
      • Applicants applying to a post-secondary school outside of Ontario (or even Canada), are still eligible for the scholarship
      • Students must currently be enrolled and attending their final year of secondary school – individuals currently taking a gap year are not eligible to apply
      • Applicants must have a record of academic achievement and possess a range of leadership qualities and community involvement experience

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Toronto Police 42 Division Youth Scholarship & Student Awards
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual awards recognizing students' commitment to the community, academic achievement, and leadership

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Merit Award Bursary Program
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Must attend a participating school (List of Participating Schools);
      • Must be currently enrolled in high school as a full-time student for the school year OR as a full time-student during Fall or Winter semester of the school year;
      • Must intend to return to school as a full-time student, in the next school year, in Grade 12 or post-secondary education at the university or college level, including registered apprenticeship programs;
      • Must demonstrate dedication to schoolwork;
      • Must have 16 credits;
      • Should demonstrate a high level of commitment to extracurricular school activities; and
      • Should demonstrate a high level of commitment to volunteerism in the community at large.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Diana Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to nominees aged 9-18, who have been carrying out their activities for a minimum of 12 months.
      • Nominators must know the young person in a professional capacity, i.e. teacher, youth worker.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Brandon Walli "Phones Down, Eyes Up" Memorial Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual scholarship open to Canadian high school students graduating in current academic year and focusing on the Arts, Creative Arts or Music at post-secondary level.
      • Special notice will be taken of applicants with community and volunteer experience.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Vimy Pilgrimage Award - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award to recognize the actions of young people who are dedicated to the betterment of society by demonstrating an outstanding commitment to volunteer work through positive contributions, notable deeds, or bravery that benefits their peers, school, community, province, or country
      • Applicants must be 14 to 17 years of age for the entire duration of the Awarded program
      • All selected winners must provide proof of a valid passport for travel or proof that an application for a new passport has been submitted within two (2) weeks of being selected.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Terry Fox Awards
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual awards open to students of all abilities across Canada
      • Applicant must be in good academic standing.
      • Applicant must be Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
      • Applicant must be graduating from secondary (high) school or completing their first year of CÉGEP or have completed secondary (high) school
      • Applicant must be involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated).
      • Applicant must be planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution, or entering their 2nd year of CÉGEP in the upcoming academic year.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      TEAMS Angelina Pizzirusso Memorial Award Application
      Eligibility requirements:
      Students attending schools in the TEAMS region who demonstrate perseverance in mathematics. Struggling students who have worked hard to make progress are ideal candidates for this award, rather than high achievers. Please consider your students with IEPs or other issues affecting achievement.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      TD Scholarships for Community Leadership - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual scholarship open to students across Canada
      • Candidates must have demonstrated community leadership
      • Candidates must be in the final year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec)
      • Candidates must have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      STEAM Horizon Awards - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Nominee must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada by the application deadline;
      • Nominee must be 16 to 18 years of age by the application deadline;
      • Nominee must have been recognized for accomplishments in a formal capacity (e.g., selected as a winner or participant of a science fair, patent application, conference presentation) or less formal capacity (e.g., founding a coding club, developing a course for kids, creating an interactive art installation, volunteer work, community outreach);
      • Nominee must have obtained, over the previous year of study, an academic average of 80% or higher;
      • Nominee must be preparing to enroll in the fall academic year in your first year of post-secondary education (university, college or CÉGEP) in a STEAM field at a Canadian institution. (*Art and design fields will only be accepted if they are integrated in science and technology.)

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Rotary Club of Toronto Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      Awarded to an outstanding student graduating from a TCDSB secondary school who demonstrates financial need, academic excellence, leadership and breadth and depth of community service, and who will be attending a College or University in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Retail Council of Canada - Retail Education Scholarship Program
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual scholarship open to students who are enrolled in or applying to retail, business, marketing or any other program that has ties to the retail industry post-secondary programs in the upcoming academic year
      • Nominee must be currently enrolled full-time or part-time at a Canadian college or university for the upcoming academic year
      • Nominee must be currently pursuing a retail, business, fashion, marketing or any other retail related post-secondary program
      • Nominee must be currently working part-time or full-time within the retail industry

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award open to young women residing in the City of Toronto, between the ages of 16 and 26 upon the application deadline
      • Nominee must have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills through a proven track record of volunteer and/or paid work in the community-based sector
      • Nominee must have shown a commitment to social justice work through creating or leading community-based programs or services for vulnerable youth or residents in Toronto
      • Nominee must have inspired other young women through formal or informal mentorship

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      OSCA-ACOSO Anthony Di Lena Student Pathway Awards - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Nominated students must be graduating/or have graduated from an accredited public secondary, Catholic secondary, or inspected private secondary school, including First Nations, in the province of Ontario in the previous school year.
      • Students must be nominated by a classroom teacher, a Student Success Teacher or a Guidance Counsellor who are not their parent. The nominator does not have to be a member of OSCA.
      • In order to be nominated, a student must fulfill one or more of the following criteria:
      - The student succeeded in school despite having to overcome personal obstacles.
      - The student succeeded in school despite having to cope with bullying and/or violence.
      - The student succeeded in school despite being socio-economically disadvantaged.
      - The student succeeded in school despite having to manage a mental health issue.
      - The student succeeded in school despite having to overcome academic challenges

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Ontario Student Voice Awards
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Nominee must be a graduating student
      • Nominee demonstrates a devotion to justice
      • Nominee advocates for an issue they feel is particularly in need of equity
      • Nominee is committed and dedicated to creating a just society
      • Nominee shows courage in speaking up for their beliefs
      • Nominee stands up for social injustices
      • Nominee devotes their time regularly to volunteer efforts
      • Nominee provides one reference letter highlighting why you are a suitable recipient for this award (Note: reference may not be from a family member)

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual medal that recognizes the outstanding contributions of young volunteers in Ontario
      • Nominee must be between 15 and 24 years old
      • Nominee must be a resident of Ontario
      • Nominee must have volunteered for a large amount of time with a charity, not-for-profit or person
      • Nominee must be a role model for other young people and inspire them to volunteer

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual medal that recognizes individuals for their exceptional long-term efforts and outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities
      • Nominee must be a resident of Ontario, including federal, provincial and municipal representatives who are not currently in public office
      • An individual cannot be nominated for achievements related to a current public appointment.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Ontario Hockey Federation Scholarship Program - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Candidate must be registered for three (3) of the previous four (4) years within the OHF in any capacity (player, trainer, coach, official)
      • Participants (players and officials) within each of the OHF Members (ALLIANCE, GTHL, NOHA, OHA, OHL, OMHA, OWHA) are eligible to receive an OHF scholarship. This includes participants (players and officials) within an OWHA program operating anywhere in the province of Ontario.
      • Candidate must be in good standing with the OHF
      • Candidate must be enrolling in post-secondary, full-time studies in Canada for the first time

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Ontario Champion of Diversity Award - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award that recognizes individuals, groups and employers who help promote immigrant success, economic growth, and inclusion in Ontario
      • Nominee must be a resident of Ontario, or an organization operating in Ontario
      • Awards are available in three categories – Inclusion and Diversity, Cross-Cultural Understanding, and Business Leadership in Immigrant Employment

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      OJEN Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law
      Eligibility requirements:
      • 22 x bursaries are available to grade 12 students in Ontario, pursuing post-secondary studies related to the many careers in the justice system at an Ontario University or College.
      • Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario – Amount: $1000 (7 awards)
      • Association of Ontario Judges– Amount: $1000 (7 awards)
      • Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association – Amount: $1000 (8 awards)

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Canadian Citizen (or permanent resident).
      • Enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within a Canadian province, for completion of undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.
      • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.
      • Employees and professional affiliates of North American Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Weston Youth Innovation Award - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award open to individuals or groups who:
      - Are between the ages of 14 and 18
      - Have used science and/or technology as the basis for developing creative and innovative ideas aimed at solving real-world problems
      - Put their ideas into action, and as a result, have had a positive impact either in their own community or on a broader scale.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Western University - National Indigenous Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Awarded annually to three Indigenous undergraduate students (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) studying full-time at Western's main campus based on their outstanding academic excellence and meaningful and impactful contribution toward Indigenous communities.
      • Two scholarships will be awarded to students applying from Canadian high schools, and one scholarship to an Indigenous student applying from a postsecondary institution.
      • Recipients must meet the minimum academic averages for their programs, and will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, creative and innovative thinking, and previous or intended contributions to Indigenous communities (including, on and off reserve and as well as urban settings).

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Mon Sheong Golden Jubilee Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award open to all students who are:
      1. Graduating from an Ontario high school or CEGEP with a minimum average of 80% among their top 6 Grade 12 or CEGEP marks;
      2. Enrolled full-time in a degree or diploma program at a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college beginning Fall 2021; and
      3. Aspiring to make a difference in their communities.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      CEFO Michael Monk Award - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award that honors a Catholic elementary or secondary school that has led the way by implementing exemplary innovative program(s) to improve the learning of their students
      • Award recipient must display a sustained commitment to existing student engagement through a new initiative designed to further engage its student community
      • Criteria to be considered are:
      a) The students served by the school community or served by this specific initiative are economically and/or socially challenged.
      b) This is a new/distinct initiative rather than being added to a project that is already funded/partially funded by the school/board.
      c) The new initiative assists in building Christian community within the school.
      d) The new initiative acts as a model for others which could be replicated in other school communities.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      CEFO Michael Carty Award - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award designated to support initiatives in the Catholic schools of Ontario that improve, develop and enhance aspects of Catholic education that contribute to the whole person
      • Examples of initiatives that could be supported would be as follows, but possibilities are not at all limited:
      a. A program aimed at developing and enhancing the leadership skills of students.
      b. A program to develop and encourage student activities that enhance relationship between the school, the local PARISH and the relevant general public community, particularly the economically disadvantaged and socially marginalized.
      c. A program to develop appropriate social action/justice activities involving students, staff and parents (develop organizing skills, techniques, abilities to manage and evaluate).
      d. A program to enhance the abilities of regular subject teachers to teach & exemplify our Catholic Faith both specifically and through regular academic work.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Meridian - Sean Jackson Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual scholarship open to secondary students entering any field of study
      • The student must be an Ontario resident
      • The student must be planning to enter their first year of study in the fall academic term at a recognized, publicly funded Canadian college or university (must not have graduated more than 12 months prior to application)
      • The student must have achieved an academic average of 80 per cent or higher
      • The student must have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their community. This can be achieved through volunteerism that demonstrates leadership, initiative and innovation
      • All applications must be received by posted deadline

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Autism Ontario - Annual MacDonald Family Post-Secondary Education Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Awarded annually to students with a parent on the autism spectrum who are entering the first year of a post-secondary program

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Louise Russo Youth Award - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual awards to recognize youth that exemplify the 3R’s – Respect, Responsibility and the Role of leadership through initiatives that reduce violence in their communities
      • Open to youth between the ages of 12 to 19 presently enrolled in School or an educational program, who have made a difference

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Lincoln M. Alexander Award - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award that award recognizes young people who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in eliminating racial discrimination
      • Nominee must be a student at an Ontario high school
      • Nominee must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution as a full-time student
      • Nominee must be a resident of Ontario

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Knights of Columbus Ontario Bursary Program - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • A member of the Knights of Columbus of Ontario in good standing.
      • The wife, son or daughter of a member in good standing.
      • A grandchild of a member in good standing.
      • A member of the Squires in good standing.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Kin Canada Bursaries - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual bursaries awarded by Kin Canada
      • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
      • Must be a full-time student in the process of graduating from high school or currently studying or registered at a post-secondary institution.
      • Must complete the current application form and submit it to the Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin Club closest to their permanent residence by February 1. Bursary winners are notified before June 30 by their sponsoring club.
      • Must not have previouly been awarded a Kin Canada Bursary.
      • Will be evaluated on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • must identify as an Indigenous person
      • must be living in non-profit housing* in Ontario during the school term
      • must be enrolled in a program at a recognized college, university or private trade school for the 2021-2022 school year, or program equivalent
      • *Non-profit housing is rental housing that is owned and operated by a non-profit organization, including community groups, faith groups, and local governments (cities, towns, or counties). Non-profit housing is sometimes referred to as social housing, public housing, community housing, or subsidized housing. If students are unsure of whether they live in non-profit housing, they can ask their landlord or property manager.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Johnson Scholarship Program - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • a resident of a province or territory of Canada;
      • completing high school in current academic year; and
      • enrolled in an undergraduate program on a full-time basis for the upcoming academic year at a recognized publicly funded Canadian post-secondary institution.
      • Applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievement and volunteer/community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Jerome Henry Foundation Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • The applicant demonstrates a financial need for the scholarship.
      • The minimum academic requirements are met (75% for high school students applying to university, 70% for students already enrolled in a post-secondary institution, 65% for high school students applying to college).
      • The applicant resides in the GTA.
      • The applicant is a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant and permanent resident of Canada.
      • The applicant provides a transcript. Applicants who are currently in high school must submit a transcript which includes Grade 11-12 marks. Applicants who are already enrolled in a post-secondary institution must submit an official transcript.
      • The applicant submits a resume.
      • The applicant submits a Personal Statement (maximum 750 words).
      • The applicant is applying to attend an accredited post-secondary institution for the upcoming academic year.
      • The application is completed in its entirety and postmarked by the application deadline.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Autism Ontario - Annual Jeanette Holden Educational Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual scholarship open to siblings of a person on the autism spectrum who are entering the first year of a post-secondary program.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Jean Lumb Foundation Awards - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual awards presented to sixteen outstanding high school students who have achieved excellence in: Academics, Athletics, The Arts, Community Services, Defence of the Environment, Dignity of Life, Innovation, Leader of Tomorrow
      • Must be enrolled full-time in any grade in a high school school in Canada
      • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
      • Must be of Chinese heritage

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Must be 18 years old or younger
      • Must self-identify as an Indigenous person
      • Must attend a school in Ontario
      • Must be a resident of Ontario
      • Must submit a creative writing piece that is completely original (a short story, poem, essay, play or song)

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Program - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Youth who are attending postsecondary school in the upcoming academic year
      • 29 years old or younger (as of May 31 of the award application year)
      • Not previous recipient of the IIOD Scholarship
      • Toronto Community Housing tenants or a person living in the Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC) catchment area (Lake Ontario to the south, Bloor Street to the north, Yonge St. to the east, and Lansdowne Ave. to the west)
      • Entering first year of postsecondary school
      • Returning postsecondary student
      • Able to demonstrate a need for financial assistance
      • Canadian citizens or permanent residents

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      IAM Scholarships - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • The Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM) offers the following scholarships each year to eligible applicants:
      - Institute for Advancements in Mental Health Scholarship: For individuals living with schizophrenia or psychosis.
      - Say Yes to Me Scholarship for individuals living with schizophrenia (Funded by Otsuka-Lundbeck).
      - Klara Boadway Memorial Scholarship for young female-identified persons living with schizophrenia or psychosis, pursuing an education in the health, social sciences or social services fields (Funded by Richard Boadway).

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Must be graduating high school (or be in the final year of CEGEP) with plans to enter university in the fall of 2021
      • Must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university
      • Must demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
      • Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
      • Must display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
      • Must maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
      • Must attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
      • Must be Canadian citizens

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      FPCBP Scholarship Program - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual scholarship program open to Luso-Canadian (Portuguese-Canadian) students in pursuit of higher education

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      For Youth Initiative (FYI) Future Fund - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Youth aged 16-29 who live, work, volunteer, and/or go to school within the York-South Weston and Oakwood-Vaughan communities

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Autism Ontario - Annual Eleanor Ritchie Education Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Individuals on the autism spectrum entering the first year of a post-secondary program.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      CWF - Wade Luzny Youth Conservation Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award open to any Canadian youth or youth group that has participated in a wildlife or habitat conservation project, or activity
      • Nomination(s) for individuals or groups can be submitted through online nomination form
      • Nominations must include a summary of the project or activity, including information about the group and its members

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Coro San Marco Music Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual scholarship awarded to student entering a Canadian University or College, specifically in the faculty of music
      • Awarded to student with good academic standing and in financial need
      • Entrant must provide full name and address with the name of the school attended.
      • Must provide proof of good academic standing. (a copy of last report card)
      • Must provide proof of acceptance in a Canadian University or College in a Music programme.
      • Participation at the official presentation is required

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Catholic Principals’ Council Ontario Student Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Presented annually to a graduating student who best exemplifies strength and passion in the areas of service, advocacy and leadership
      • Recipient will be selected from the students who have been recognized by their Catholic Secondary School as the Catholic Student of The Year through the Catholic Education Foundation of Ontario (CEFO)
      • Student has demonstrated engagement in the community and Church, and exemplifies integrity, selflessness, courage and determination
      • Student’s generous and kind spirit has positively touched and supported their peers
      • Student has demonstrated Christ-like care for others through their positive actions, attitudes and commitment toward student staff and the school

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      CEFO Catholic Student of the Year Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Awarded annually by the Catholic Education Foundation of Ontario (CEFO)
      • Any student in any grade is eligible;
      • Selection should recognize good scholarship, involvement in school or community activities, and conduct which typifies the objectives of the Catholic school;
      • Emphasis is to be placed more on activities not usually formally recognized in the school such as year book, student council, Catholic students’ federation, drama, mission drives, leadership in social concerns, etc, rather than predominately on intellectual and /or athletic excellence that may have already received recognition;
      • Consideration should be given to involvement in projects that enhance the identity of the Catholic school in the local community, volunteer work in the community, local hospitals, parishes, with youth corps, senior citizens, persons with disabilities; on political or social issues, or with other projects of a similar kind.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      CAPSLE Bursary for Education and/or Law students
      Eligibility requirements:
      • The applicant must have been accepted to a Canadian university program in a recognized Faculty of Education and/or Faculty of Law in the upcoming academic year;
      • Priority will be given to applicants who identify as a member of a group that is under-represented in Education and/or Law.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Canada’s Volunteer Awards
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award to recognize volunteers and bring national prominence to the contributions individuals, not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises and businesses make to their communities through volunteering.
      • Nominees can be individuals or groups, businesses, social enterprises or non-profit organizations and must meet specific eligibility criteria.
      • Political and public advocacy work is not eligible.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Black Foundation of Community Networks-Scholarship Directory
      Eligibility requirements:
      A scholarship directory for students who are pursuing post-secondary undergraduate education in Canada.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      BFCN Scholarships & Aim 2 Achieve Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      Black students pursuing education at an accredited Canadian University or College in September 2021.
      • Deadline to apply is July 31, 2021
      • BFCN Scholarships - $1000 each (Four Scholarships Available):  two scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students and two scholarships will be awarded to graduate students
      • BFCN Aim 2 Achieve Award - $1000 each (Two Awards Available): recognizes Black youth who are celebrating achievement after facing adversity, and is awarded to students graduating from a Canadian secondary school or CEGEP and who will be attending an accredited Canadian University or College in September 2021 to pursue undergraduate education

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Barrio Scholarship Fund
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Of Latin Descent
      • Canadian Citizen and legal residents of Canada
      • Currently completing their final year of high school
      • Proof of attending an accredited College or University for September of the award application year

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Attorney General’s Victim Services Awards of Distinction
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Victims of crime, family members or others personally impacted by crime who have raised awareness of victims’ issues in Ontario
      • Volunteers who offer their time and personal resources to help victims
      • Professional victim services providers who have gone above and beyond their duties while supporting victims of crime
      • Programs, groups and organizations that deliver innovative services to victims of crime

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Amnesty Canada Media Awards - Secondary Youth Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to student journalists in secondary schools across Canada
      • Students must submit a text, audio, video or mixed media story about a human rights issue created by them. The piece must have been published or broadcast with a school publication during the award application year.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Allied Van Lines Scholarship
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Canadian Citizen (or permanent resident).
      • Enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within a Canadian province, for completion of undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.
      • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.
      • Employees and professional affiliates of Allied Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations Bursary
      Eligibility requirements:
      • be of Jamaican descent
      • maintain a minimum “B” average in the last 2 years of high school
      • a graduate of an Ontario secondary school in the year of application
      • be nominated by their school
      • provide evidence of community service or involvement
      • provide proof of acceptance to a community college or university
      • bursaries will be disbursed upon proof of registration in a college or university

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Access, Equity & Human Rights Awards
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Nominees must be Toronto residents or non-profit organizations.
      • Mino Bimaadiziwin (Indigenous Award): For those whose volunteer efforts have improved the well-being and advancement of the Indigenous community.
      • Disability Access Award: Given to a person, group or organization that has made a significant contribution towards improving access for people with disabilities.
      • Constance E. Hamilton Award for Women's Equality: Recognizes a resident whose actions have helped secure equitable treatment for women and gender non-conforming people in Toronto, either socially, economically or culturally.
      • Pride Award: Honours a person, group or non-profit organization that has made a significant or ongoing contribution to the well-being, advancement and inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Toronto.
      • William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award: Awarded to a resident or organization that has made a significant contribution to challenge racism and support a more harmonious city.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Rosalinda C. Javier Outstanding Students Awards
      Eligibility requirements:

      • Candidates will be chosen from those who have completed their elementary or high school or post-secondary studies (baccalaureate, master's or doctorate).
      • The selection criteria for top elementary and high school graduates include:
      1) scholastic achievement/academic marks – 50%,
      2) community involvement and extra-curricular activities – 20% and
      3) interview performance – 30%.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Volunteer Toronto Legacy Awards
      Eligibility requirements:
      Nominees whose volunteer work falls into one or more of the following categories:
      • Being What's Needed: Demonstrated commitment to filling a critical need or important gap in service.
      • Inclusivity: Contributions that benefit members of the community facing barriers. Positive Change: Evidence of challenging stigmas and advocating for positive change.
      • Growth and Learning: Proof of exceptional personal or professional growth through volunteering.
      • Connection: Development of meaningful relationships with service-users, clients, and other volunteers.
      • Lifetime Achievement: A lifetime commitment to volunteering.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Urban Hero Awards
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Awards are open to all residents of Toronto or individuals that work in Toronto above the age of 14, except for employees, their immediate families and anyone living with any employee of either of the Sponsors or any affiliate, advertising or promotional agency of the Sponsors.
      • Incomplete or illegible nominations, mechanically or electronically reproduced entries will not be accepted and will be disqualified.
      • Nominees in the youth category must have the permission of a parent or guardian in order to participate.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Scholarships are reserved for students already involved with the community partner organizations of the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund. If you’re involved with of one of the community partners, reach out to them directly for more details on the application process.
      • Recipients are identified by Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund's community partners, who select individuals based on their community leadership.
      • List of community partner organizations can be found at: https://about.rogers.com/giving-back/ted-rogers-scholarship-fund/

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Ontario Junior Citizen Awards
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Any resident of Ontario, aged six to 17 years (must be at least six years, but no older than 17 years by the annual November 30th deadline)
      • Only individuals may be nominated.
      • Reasons for nominations may include
      -worthwhile community service;
      -special young people who are contributing while living with a physical or psychological limitation;
      -individuals have performed acts of heroism or bravery in the past year; excellence in personal achievements
      -individuals show a commitment to make life better for others and do more than is normally expected of someone their age.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      OECTA Young Authors Awards/Prix Jeunes Écrivains
      Eligibility requirements:
      • The awards celebrate the writing talents and accomplishments of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, who submit short stories, poems, and nonfiction articles (e.g. reflection or report) written in either English or French.
      • There are three levels of competition: School, Unit, and Provincial. The first place winners at the School level advance to the Unit level, and the first place winners in each Unit advance to the Provincial competition. A collection of winning entries is published in book form each year.
      • Provincial winners are announced at the June Council of Presidents and certificates are issued to all provincial entries. Provincial plaques will be issued to all provincial winners and provincial winners will be published in a commemorative booklet.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Father Ted Colleton Scholarship Program
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Be a high school student in grade 11 or 12 in Canada
      • Submit one letter of reference from a school staff member or community representative
      • Submit a personal outline (follow the instruction on application)
      • Submit an essay of approximately 1200 words
      • Submit required documents by required deadline.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Emery Village BIA Scholarship Award
      Eligibility requirements:
      St. Basil-Th​e-Great College School​ who meet the criteria below.

      Show interest and achievement in Skilled Trades:
      • Have applied and been accepted to attend a recognized Canadian post-secondary educational institution or training school in the following upcoming year.
      • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 70-75 or its equivalent.
      • Submit their complete application along with their Essay to their School Guidance Office.

      Meet two or more of the following criteria:
      • Are involved in their school and/or their community, advocacy, or activites.
      • Are currently enrolled in a secondary school as a full-time student
      • Have a minimum “G” in all Learning Skills/Work Habits
      • Have successfully completed their 40 hrs or more of community hours
      • Face financial need or other personal Challenges

 

 TCDSB Contests

 
  • TCDSB Contests

    • Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Friars' Student Writing Contest - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Contestants must be 14-18 years of age, and currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school or equivalent program.
      • Essay must be between 450 to 500 words in length and submitted on or before the contest closing date.
      • Entries must include contestant’s full name, email address, phone number and name of your school on the front page of your essay.
      • All submissions will be read by a panel including professional journalists and the Director of the Office for Promoting Christian Unity, Archdiocese of Toronto, and judged on overall merit.

 

 External Contests

 
  • External Contests

    • Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Friars' Student Writing Contest 2022
      Eligibility requirements:
      Contestants must be 13-19 years of age, and currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school or equivalent program.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Ontario Schools Cricket Association (OSCA) Logo Design Contest
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Contest for designing a logo for the Ontario School Cricket Association.
      • Entrants must be registered students at an Ontario High School (individuals or teams of no more than two students per team)
      • Individuals or teams may submit no more than two entries (a separate Entry Form must accompany each submission)
      • Entries must be identified with the designer’s name, mailing address, email address and telephone number
      • All submitted work must be the original work of the entrant(s) and must not include, be based on, or derived from any pre-existing or third-party designs, trademarks, or copyrighted images
      • Deadline: October 15, 2021 at 4.30 PM

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      CODE Frank Kelly Scholarship - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      Annual scholarship awarded by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) to a student from each of the 4 boards of the CODE affiliate chairs who:
      • is a graduating student
      • has earned at least 1 dual credit
      • is proceeding to an Ontario College
      • might be in financial need as a consideration

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Kids Write 4 Kids Creative Challenge
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual writing contest open to students in grades 4 through 8, aged 8 to 14, across Canada

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      ShareLife School Poster Contest - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual poster contest open to all Catholic elementary school students

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      WHSC Student Scholarship Contest - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual scholarship essay competition open to Ontario students entering full-time or part-time studies at a publicly funded Ontario post-secondary institution

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      U. of T. Ask a Laureate Contest and Lectures - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual "Ask a Laureate" event geared to the grades 11 and 12 Ontario curricula, and open to any student of high school age or younger who has not taken courses at the higher education level

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Toronto Crime Stoppers School Action Program Poster Contest - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to Toronto students

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Operations Research Challenge - TORCH
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to teams of 3 to 4 High School or CÉGEP students

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Dalton Camp Award - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual essay contest open to any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of age, student or professional status, except members of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Board of Directors, its employees, retained consultants or business associates, and members of the Selection Committee; as well as their immediate family members.
      • Previous winners are ineligible.
      • Post-secondary students may also enter their essay for a secondary Student Prize. Students who wish to be considered for the additional Student Prize must self-identify at the time of entry in order to be eligible. For purposes of the Prize, a student is defined as someone who is enrolled full-time at a recognized post-secondary institution, at time of entry or at any time during the same calendar year.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      The Aristotle Contest (U of T Dept of Philosophy) - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Anyone enrolled in a Canadian high school at or below the grade 12 level (or equivalent) may participate in the Aristotle Contest. Home-schooled students working at or below the grade 12 level may also participate.
      • Submissions in both English and French are welcome.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Beaverbrook Vimy Prize - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual two-week-long learning experience during which exceptional youth of 15-17 years of age study the interwoven First and Second World War history of Canada, Great Britain, and France

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      OJEN Grade 5 Poster Challenge - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual poster design challenge open to all English and French Grade Five classes across Ontario.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      OBA Elementary School Mock Trials (ESMT) - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to elementary school students from Grades 5 – 8

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Habitat for Humanity - Meaning of Home Writing Contest - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual poem/essay writing contest open to students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 from across Canada

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual essay contest open to young Catholics in Grades 8 through 12 in public, private, parochial, or home schools.
      • Entrants should submit essay of approximately 500-750 words on a specific subject, changing every other year
      • Entrants will be judged on grammar, style, and how clearly they present the theme – which should showcase creativity, imagination and overall development of the topic.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Kayak Illustrated History Challenge
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual competition open to Canadian kids between the ages of 7 and 14
      • Students are invited to write a fictional tale or short historical summary based on an element of Canadian history or heritage that they consider important, accompanied by illustrations made by the student or copyright-free images taken from a government or institutional archive.
      • Comics are also accepted for the competition.
      • Fictional stories and historical summaries should be 500 to 1200 words long, and include a minimum of three original illustrations related to the story (or three public-domain archival images in the case of students who will choose to write a historical summary).
      • Comics should be 5 pages long and be around 500 words.
      • Entries can be written in either English or French.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) Poster Competition - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Competition is open to teams of 2 to 5 students in three categories:
      - lower secondary schools
      - upper secondary schools
      - universites/universities of applied sciences, Bachelor level students

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Indigenous Arts & Stories contest - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual contest open to Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (self-identified, Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 6-29.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      RCMP Name the Foal contest - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to entrants 14 years old or younger;
      • Only one entry per child allowed

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Greenest School in Canada Contest - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to schools that offer any grade from kindergarten to Grade 12 in Canada
      • Schools will be judged on criteria including: efficient use of resources and reduced environmental impact; enhanced health and learning among students, teachers and staff; and emphasis on sustainability and resource-conservation education
      • Focused on schools that are weaving sustainability education into their curriculum and bringing programs and activities to students that encourage awareness about the environment

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      FPCBP Annual Portuguese Heritage Essay and Multimedia Contest
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to Ontario students from Grades 7-12 of Portuguese descent

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      EF Canadian Youth Ambassadors - Annual
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Every year EF asks students across Canada to consider an issue in their community and share one idea that would help solve the issue and make an impact at a local, national, and global level
      • Must be 13-18 years old on the date you apply.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Annual Connor Poetry Prize
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual poetry prize that honours poets in the Adult, Student, and Elementary categories
      • Entries may be submitted by anyone who is currently a resident/student of Ontario Canadian citizenship is not a requirement of residency. Each entry must be submitted with the author’s legal name, and an additional pen name if so desired
      • Entries must be a minimum of two words, and must not exceed a count of two-hundred and fifty (250)
      • All entries must be in English (the inclusion of non-English words or phrases is acceptable)
      • Entries must be unpublished and original works of the Entrant. Each entry must be the work of a single author, not including a company or organization. Each entry must not infringe upon any copyright of any person or entity
      • Any work that has appeared commercially on the Internet or in print, for financial gain to the author, or has been broadcast in any format is considered published and is therefore ineligible for the Connor Prize
      • If an entry Is published at any time before the winners of the Connor Prize have been announced, it will be rendered ineligible. Should the Connor Prize elect to publish or reproduce any Entry submitted, the Entrant hereby grants permission for such publishing or reproduction.
      • Connor Prize directors, officers, employees, representatives or agents, including the subeditors, editors and prize judges, as well as any of their immediate family members or persons with whom they are domiciled, are not eligible to enter the Connor Prize.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Community Living - Together We're Better
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual contest inviting individual students to submit a story/poem or a class to submit a video expressing why class is better because students who have an intellectual/developmental disability are included and everyone is learning together
      • Open to elementary school students (kindergarten to Grade 8) who live in Ontario (whether you are learning in class or in a virtual classroom)
      • Entrants must submit a class video (5 minutes or less) or an individual story/poem (250 words or less) describing:
      - how your class (online or in-person) maintains the inclusion of students with an intellectual disability during COVID-19
      - why is your class better because everyone is learning together?

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Catholic Register - Annual Christmas Drawing Contest
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual contest open to children enrolled in Grades 1-8.
      • One prize will be awarded to the top entry in each of these categories: Grades 7-8, Grades 4-6 and Grades 1-3.
      • Entries must be original, in colour, drawn or painted on a page 8.5” x 11” or larger, and illustrate some aspect of the birth of Jesus at the first Christmas in Bethlehem.
      • A completed entry form is required for every entry. All entries must include the signature authorization of a parent or guardian. Entries become the property of The Catholic Register.
      • Judges’ decisions are final and entries may be published in The Catholic Register at the editor’s sole discretion.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Catholic Register - Annual Easter Drawing Contest
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual contest open to children enrolled in Grades 1-8.
      • One prize will be awarded to the top entry in each of these categories: Grades 7-8, Grades 4-6 and Grades 1-3.
      • Entries must be original, in colour, drawn or painted on a page that is at least 8.5” x 11”, and illustrate some aspect of Christ’s Resurrection on the first Easter morning.
      • For electronic submissions: minimum resolution 300dpi, in jpeg or PDF format.
      • A completed entry form is required for every entry. All entries must include the signature/authorization of a parent or guardian. Entries become the property of The Catholic Register.
      • Judges’ decisions are final and entries may be published in The Catholic Register at the editor’s sole discretion.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Canadian Classic Video Competition
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual contest that aims to highlight what makes the Ancient World so exciting and interesting
      • Open to team of up to four members in Grades 9-12, who are aged between 14 and 18
      • Teams must submit an innovative and engaging film based on a subject that explores the classical Graeco-Roman world

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard Contest
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual award to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of dynamic crossing guards who help keep our children safe
      • Any adult crossing guard or adult organizer of a school crossing guard patrol can be nominated
      • Nominees can be nominated by any child enrolled in kindergarten through to and including Grade 8, any parent of a child enrolled in kindergarten through to and including Grade 8 and any elementary school teachers or principals in Canada

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Canada’s Coolest School Trip Contest
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Annual contest open to grade 7, 8, 9 classes.
      • All students in the class must plan, organize and participate in their conservation project for a minimum of 4 hours, and create a video (1 minute maximum) about the experience.
      • The conservation project must contribute to the protection of the local environment or presentation of local history or culture.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      A&E – Lives That Make A Difference Essay Contest
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Contest is open to students in grades 5-12, who are residents of Canada.
      • Essays from students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by the form attached, fully completed and signed by the Parent giving their consent to the entrant’s participation in this contest and their acceptance of/compliance with the contest rules on behalf of the entrant.
      • Prizes are awarded in two grade levels: 5th–8th grade and 9th–12th grade. Two winners will be selected from each level.

      Name of Trust Fund Award/Scholarship
      Chinese Arts and Literary Contest for Youth (CALCY)
      Eligibility requirements:
      • Open to Ontario students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.
      a) Parent-Child Recital and Parent-Child Storytelling: One student teams up with his/her parents/grandparents.
      b) Individual Contests: (Classical Poem Recital, , Individual Storytelling, Painting, Calligraphy, Essay Writing). Participants may join the contest either on their own or to represent their schools.

 

 Angel Foundation

 

​Angel Foundation for Learning

The Angel Foundation for Learning administers 18 Bursaries, Awards and Funds every year. Click the links below to find out more about each bursary, including how to apply:

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http://www.angelfoundationforlearning.org/bursaries-awards-funding/


 

 
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