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 NOW OPEN!

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 2021-22 school year ranged from $2,500 to $5,000.

Click here for more information on eligibility.

Online scholarship application forms are due before 5 pm on Monday, February 15th, 2021, and supporting documentation must be received at the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada office no later than 5pm, Wednesday February 24th, 2021.

To apply for a scholarship, students must submit the following documents:

  1. Online scholarship application
  2. Your latest academic (unofficial or official) transcript
  3. Online Child protection worker reference

*Incomplete applications will not be considered*

To request a reference from your Worker, please forward them these instructions. 

For more information on applying, including how to navigate the online system and tips on how to write your application, please read our step-by-step Application Guide.

For any additional information contact Amanda Ball at aball@cafdn.org or check out our FAQ’s.

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE WORKING ON A SAVED APPLICATION PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Tips for Writing a Successful Application

The Foundation Scholarship is a competitive process, which means not every application will be awarded a scholarship. Full instructions are found in the Application Guide, but keep these tips in mind when filling out your forms;

  • Apply early and take your time! Save your online application and come back to it as many times as you like before submitting it. Applications that are thoughtful, complete and well written generally receive higher scores than applications that leave out capital letters, have spelling mistakes and one-word answers.
  • Tell us about yourself and share your successes! Though it can be difficult to write about yourself, this is your chance to celebrate your successes with the Award Counsel and explain why you deserve an award.
  • When in doubt apply! Undecided if you’ll be going to school in Fall 2021? If there is a possibility – APPLY! – If you don’t end up going to school, it will not impact your chances of receiving an award in the future, and if you do end up going to school you’ll already be in the running for an award.

Ask for help. If you’re having difficulty with the online form, or have question about what you should write and what you need to include, be in touch with your Worker or Foundation staff for help.

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2021 Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund  – Applications are NOW OPEN!

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 fifth year to 150 young people through 17 national partner organizations, including 22 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.

Nomination Deadline: February 26th, 2021 at 5:00 pm (EST)

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Prince
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Aliyah - Ted Rogers Scholarship

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Aliyah
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

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Rai
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Brandon - Ted Rogers Scholarship

Brandon
2019 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
  • Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 5:00 pm (EST)

THIS SCHOLARSHIP INVOLVES A TWO-STEP PROCESS

Step 1:  Complete the Foundation Nomination Form by February, 26th, 2020 at 5:00 PM (EST).
Step 2:  If selected, students will be notified by March 5th, 2021 with further instructions.

Please contact Rebecca Biglow if you have any questions or to request a nomination form to apply or refer a youth to this opportunity: rbiglow@cafdn.org or (416) 923-0924 ext 275

Irene - Ted Rogers Scholarship

Irene
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Carlo - Ted Rogers Scholarship

Carlo
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Rae-Lynn - Ted Rogers Scholarship

Rae-Lynn
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Brody - Ted Rogers Scholarship

Brody
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Application Criteria

Recipients will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Application and both supporting documents submitted on time
    • Confirmation of Care form*
    •  Proof of enrolment** Required for Step 2 only
  • Quality of application; the more detail you can provide within the word count, the better
  • Quality and quantity of community leadership (i.e. volunteering, working for a community organization, community activism/advocacy, sports, arts, clubs etc.)
  • Demonstrated financial need (you have necessary expenses that are not already fully covered, like tuition, books/supplies, rent, furniture, transit, food, health care including uncovered services)
  • Proof of enrolment only. Grades are not a factor. This scholarship is not about academic achievement, but about supporting the leaders we need in our communities to pursue their goals!

*If you are not in touch with your social worker, please try the office where they worked for a confirmation letter. If you are having any issues getting a confirmation letter from a social worker, please be in touch with us before the deadline and we can help you find someone who can confirm your time in care — please don’t let it discourage you from applying!

**A screen shot of an email from the school confirming that they have received your application is acceptable if you have yet to be accepted or enrolled

Best of luck to all applicants!

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 Bursary program is now closed for applications for the 2020-21 academic year.

If you have any questions about eligibility or to be notified if it opens for the summer semester, please contact Amanda Ball.

If you are under 30 and have graduated from a post-secondary program that you received a Foundation Bursary or Scholarship in support of that program, you are eligible to apply for the Graduation Award.

The award will be paid in two halves, 90% will be paid in a first installment at the time of Stand Up for Kids Night in September and the remaining 10% six months later on the completion of a follow up survey.

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

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