Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto Diversity Scholarships

CHFT
Provider
Value
$5000
Deadline
February 07, 2023
Difficulty
Normal

CHFT recognizes that the strength of our membership is reflected in the many cultures and identities represented within our co-ops. CHFT encourages applications from these diverse communities.

The purpose of the CHFT Diversity Scholarship is to recognize people living in co-ops who are actively promoting diversity through work within their community. We want to help them with their post-secondary education by providing them with award money and assistance with financial planning.

We have special scholarships that are awarded to people who have shown exceptional leadership in their school and community, or who have taken an active role in mentoring young people, or have demonstrated a commitment to social justice.

We also have the Success Becomes You scholarship. This scholarship recognizes people who are determined to succeed at the post-secondary level or in a skilled trade and who did not have the opportunity to finish their schooling due to family, financial or other circumstances.

Scholarships are $5000 distributed over four years.

How to Apply

To be eligible for a Diversity Scholarship, applicants must:

  • live in a CHFT member co-op
  • plan to attend a recognized, publicly funded, Canadian, post-secondary education institution – community college, university or approved apprenticeship-training program – on a full-time basis in the 2022/2023 academic year
  • have used their knowledge and understanding of diversity to make a positive contribution to their school and/or local community
  • have demonstrated a financial need.

Students must demonstrate:

  • they are already registered full time;
  • a transcript, showing passing marks for the program;
  • accounts with the college or university are up to date.

CHFT recognizes that the strength of our membership is reflected in the many cultures and identities represented within our co-ops. CHFT encourages applications from these diverse communities.

Terms & Conditions:

  • We will not process any incomplete, late or faxed applications.
  • You are not eligible to re-apply if you have already won a CHFT Diversity Scholarship.
  • There is no minimum or maximum age to apply.
  • If your co-op falls out of membership at any time, you will not be eligible for any funds.
  • We accept applications from graduate students.
  • If you are already attending college or university, the scholarship is pro-rated for your undergraduate program. For example, someone part way through a program would be funded for the remaining years of that program.
  • You may be asked to come in for an interview a few weeks after the deadline.
  • If you are invited to an interview, you will be asked to provide two reference letters.
  • Scholarship decisions may only be made by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto and that these decisions are final.
  • Scholarship funds will only be granted to me if I am enrolled full time, in a publicly funded Canadian college, university or approved apprentice-training program for the upcoming academic year.
  • Names and photographs of the scholarship recipients will be published.
  • Scholarship recipients will participate in CHFT functions, if attendance is requested.