TD Scholarships cover up to $10,000 a year for tuition and $7,500 a year for living expenses for up to a maximum of four years. That’s a scholarship value of up to $70,000! So, how do you apply?
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
TD is committed to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow. Therefore, the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership is a unique offer. It’s for students who help support change, nurture progress, and take steps to help improve the world. Ultimately, these students wish to make a meaningful and lasting difference in their community. If this sounds like you, then you may qualify for one of the Community Scholarships!
Rather than focusing on school grades, these Community Leadership Scholarships evaluate the contributions you provide in your community. TD invests time in hearing from students who demonstrate this outstanding dedication. Especially when solving a community problem or making their community a better place in general. For example: promoting social justice, fighting child poverty, and cleaning the environment would count towards this betterment.
Still not sure if you should apply? Then research past recipients to see what they do. Here are two examples:
Alannis McKee – 2014 Scholarship Recipient
“Yellowknife, NWT. For years, Alannis has helped people living with disabilities become more connected with their communities, opening doors to vibrant experiences and opportunities. As Director of Programs with the Northwest Territories Disabilities Council, she advocates for persons with disabilities, so they can enjoy self-determined, fulfilling lives, with equal access to services. She joined the Council while finishing her studies, including a psychology degree at the University of Alberta and an M.A. in critical disability studies from York University. Alannis was named an Arctic Emerging Leader in Norway in 2019.”
Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko – 2001 Scholarship Recipient
“Mississauga, ON. By helping girls build an interest in science – and realize the career opportunities in STEM fields – Larissa contributes to the financial security of the next generation of women. As President of the Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) – a group she first founded at age nine – Larissa leads a network of chapters where girls aged 7 to 16 enjoy fun, hands-on learning with inspiring experts, debunking stereotypes about female career options. Larissa earned a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.”
What More Does The TD Scholarship Include?
- Networking opportunities
- Annual gatherings
- Mentorship opportunities
- Offers of paid summer employment
- Up to $10,000 for tuition, up to a maximum of four years
- $7,500 a year for living expenses, up to a maximum of four years
- Up to $70,000 value per scholarship
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership awards twenty students in their final year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec). Most importantly, these students demonstrate leadership in improving their community. For students enrolling in college or university in September 2021, all applications and supporting documents must be received no later than November 13th, 2020.
Think you want to apply to the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership? Then read How To Apply next!