Unique in Canada, the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are designed to recognize the achievements of youth who are making a difference and help them realize their educational goals. After all, today's community-minded students are tomorrow's leaders.
Have you made your community a better place? Then we want to hear from you. You may qualify for one of our Community Scholarships.
Twenty TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to students in their last year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community.
You make a difference in lives. We want to make a difference in yours.
For over two decades, young people across Canada have consistently gone above and beyond to make their community - and our world - a better place. That definitely deserves recognition.
Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 and includes:
- Up to $10,000 for tuition per year (for up to a maximum of four years)
- $7,500 a year for living expenses (for up to a maximum of four years)
Helping you build connections
But that's not all. These scholarships also help you make connections that could last a lifetime, including:
- Offers of paid summer employment
- Mentorship opportunities
- Annual gatherings and networking opportunities and more.
We're interested in hearing from students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. For example, you may be cleaning up the environment, promoting social justice, or fighting child poverty.
We carefully review all applications, taking into consideration not only their contributions to the community but also their personal circumstances and any special challenges they may have faced along the way. We then select up to 80 finalists from five regions:
- Atlantic Canada
- Prairie Provinces/Northwest Territories/Nunavut
- British Columbia/Yukon
Regional selection panels (made up of prominent community members) then interview the finalists. Each region will have at least two scholarship recipients and 20 scholarships are awarded across Canada (provided there are qualified applicants).