EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

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We offer a variety of educational supports to youth from care to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Check out all of the opportunities below.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are awarded once a year through a competitive process and decisions are made by the Children Aid Foundation of Canada’s Scholarship Award Committee.  Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year ranged from $2,500 to $5,000.

Click here for more information on eligibility.

The scholarship application for the 2019-20 school year is now closed. For those students who may have missed this opportunity please see ‘Apply for a bursary’ section below.

For more information please contact Amanda Ball at aball@cafdn.org

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2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund Applications – Nominations are closed for 2019.

For Canadian youth with government care experience starting their first post-secondary program

The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund (TRSF) aims to provide access to post-secondary education and reward youth who demonstrate community leadership. The TRSF is now open for its third year to 150 young people through 14 national partner organizations, including 20 students through Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada! Those eligible to apply through the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s application stream must have spent time in government care.

Alicia scholarship recipient

Alicia
2018 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Cherilyn scholarship recipient

Cherilyn
2018 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Dylan scholarship recipient

Dylan
2018 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Faith scholarship recipient

Faith
2018 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship Details + Eligibility

  • $2500 annually towards tuition for any Canadian full-time, 2-4 year post-secondary  program or certificate at a college, university or trade school (funds will be transferred directly to the school)
  • Student must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in their first post-secondary program (academic, technical or vocational), at a recognized public post-secondary institution or a registered private post-secondary institution starting in Fall or Winter semesters 
  • Student must be 24 or under and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Student must have to-date experienced a minimum, cumulative total of 12 months in provincial government care before age 18 (including: permanent or continuing care/crown ward, temporary care, voluntary care, customary care, kith/kin or extended family placements, youth agreement/independent living, custody centres)
  • Student must demonstrate financial need and contributions to the community
  • Can be used in addition to any other funding sources (loans, scholarships/bursaries, tuition waivers) including the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s flagship scholarship program
  • Guaranteed renewal for length of program (2-4 year programs) totaling up to $10,000
  • Guaranteed Rogers job interviews for retail, call centre and intern positions if student applies

     

For more information please contact Rebecca Biglow at rbiglow@cafdn.org or (416) 923-3348 x215    

Jasmine scholarship recipient

Jasmine
2018 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Justin Scholarship recipient

Justin
2018 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Kim scholarship recipient

Kim
2018 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

If you’re applying for a post-graduate program the Foundation can help with your application fees. Click here for more information on eligibility and to access the application.

If you’re thinking of applying to college or university and would like to visit a campus, please contact Asifa Malik at asmalik@torontocas.ca

Bursary Awards are available to full and part-time post-secondary students who meet the eligibility criteria, throughout the school year. Bursary awards are for a maximum of $2000 for full time students and up to $200/course for part time students.

Click here for more information on eligibility.

The 2019-20 Bursary program is now closed.

If you have any questions about eligibility or making an application, please contact Amanda Ball.

If you are under 30 and have graduated from a post-secondary program that you received Bursary or Scholarship support from the Foundation for then you can apply for a Graduation Award. These awards are for $500 for every year of your program. So, if you completed a 3 year diploma you could receive $1500!

Applications are available throughout the year and are reviewed in June with awards being distributed in September. Along with your application you will also need to submit proof that you have graduated and a thank you letter.

If you’re upgrading any of your high school courses so that you can meet the entrance criteria at a post-secondary school then we can help with funding support. Click here for more information on eligibility and to access the application.

If you’re enrolled at college or university and would like the support of a tutor the Foundation can help. Click here for more information on eligibility and to access the application.

If you’re not sure what type of career you would enjoy and what you may be good at then the Foundation can help with funding for vocational and psycho-educational assessments. Click here for more information on eligibility and to access the application.

If you would like to complete a course that isn’t being offered by a post-secondary school but will have a positive impact on your career, or is required to get a job, the Foundation can help. Click here for more information on eligibility and to access the application.

Shyanne