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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Foundation Scholarships are now closed for 2022-23

Scholarships are awarded once a year through a competitive process and decisions are made by Children Aid Foundation of Canada’s Scholarship Award Council. Scholarships for the 2022-23 school year ranged from $2,500 to $5,000. 

Foundation Scholarship applications for the 2023-24 academic year will open in December 2022.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be:

  • A current permanent ward, or have been a permanent ward for at least one year, or be eligible for Continued Care and Support for Youth
  • Under 26 years of age at the start of their current school program, or under 30 years of age if they have received scholarship or bursary funding from the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada for the same program in previous years
  • Registered at or planning to attend school either full time, or on a reduced schedule due to an accommodation, for a full academic year at an accredited post-secondary school

For students who missed applying for a scholarship, the Bursary program will open for applications in August 2022 for the new academic year.

For any additional information contact Amanda Ball at aball@cafdn.org

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For Canadian youth with government care experience who have not previously completed a post-secondary program.

2022 Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund  – Applications are now open

The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund (TRSF) aims to provide access to post-secondary education for youth who demonstrate community leadership, with a focus on equity-deserving young people (women, LGBTQ2S+, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour and people with disabilities). The TRSF is now open for its sixth 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: March 4th, 2022 at 5:00 pm (EST)

Prince - Ted Rogers Scholarship

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Prince
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Aliyah - Ted Rogers Scholarship

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Aliyah
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Rai - Ted Rogers Scholarship

Rai
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

Brandon - Ted Rogers Scholarship

Brandon
2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

THIS SCHOLARSHIP INVOLVES A TWO-STEP PROCESS

Step 1:  Complete the Foundation Nomination Form by March, 4th, 2022 at 5:00 PM (EST).
Step 2:  If selected, students will be notified by March 11th, 2022 with further instructions.

Scholarship Details 

Outside of Quebec:

  • Scholarships are valued at $2,500 CAD per year, renewable for up to four consecutive years or until first degree or diploma is obtained.
  • Scholarships for trades programs are valued up to $2,500 CAD per year, renewable for up to three consecutive years or until a diploma or certificate is obtained

Within Quebec:

  • CEGEP – technical diploma: these scholarships are valued at $500 CAD per year, renewable for up to three consecutive years or until first diploma is obtained.
  • CEGEP – pre-university diploma: these scholarships are valued at $500 CAD per year, renewable for up to two consecutive years or until first diploma is obtained. Recipients of these scholarships can continue at the university degree level at which point the scholarship will be valued at $2,500 CAD per year, renewable for up to three consecutive years or until first university degree is obtained.
  • University only – these scholarships are valued at $2,500 CAD per year, renewable for up to three consecutive years or until first degree is obtained
  • 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

Eligibility

  • Applicant 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)
  • Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Applicant must be planning to enter, or return to school, in full-time or part-time studies at a Canadian university, college or trades school, and must have NOT previously completed a post-secondary program.
  • Applicant must be enrolled, or planning to enroll in a Canadian educational institution which has recognized provincial degree/diploma-granting powers, or their affiliates (e.g. universities, colleges/CEGEPs).
  • Program must be of a minimum of two years in duration for a bachelor degree or diploma program or a minimum of one year in duration for a trades program
  • Preference will be given to applicants 29 years or younger as of March 30, 2022
  • Applicants who have previously held a Ted Rogers Scholarship are NOT eligible to apply

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 all supporting documents submitted on time including:
  1. Nomination Form and Confirmation of Care letter: Required for Step 1
  2. Online Application and Proof of Registration: Required for Step 2 (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)
  • 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)

Best of luck to all applicants! To begin STEP 1, please contact Brenna Kelly-Adams at bkellyadams@cafdn.org to request
(1) Nomination Form and
(2) Confirmation of Care letter

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 5:00 pm (EST)

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.

The Bursary program will next open in August 2022 for the 2022-23 academic year.

Click here for more information on eligibility.

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.

Eligible applicants are awarded $500 per year for an average program length, to a maximum of $2000. 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