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TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

Are you making a difference?
You may qualify for a
scholarship.

Applications are now closed for this year. Applications for 2015 will be available in September 2014.

Community heroes do good work because they are inspired to, not for the recognition

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.

What are the TD Scholarships?

Twenty TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to students in their last year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 and includes:

  • Up to $10,000 for tuition per year
  • $7,500 a year for living expenses

Helping you build connections

But that’s not all. These scholarships also help you make connections that could last a lifetime, including:

  • Offers paid summer employment
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Annual gatherings, networking opportunities and more

What is “community leadership”?

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. Check out what some of the past scholarship recipients have done to improve their community.

How are the winners chosen?

We carefully review all applications, taking into consideration not only each applicant’s 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 across five regions:

  • Atlantic Canada
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • 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 will be awarded across Canada (provided there are qualified applicants)

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who:

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • Are in final year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec)
  • Have a miniumum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

Deadline
(2014/2015 school year): November 28, 2014


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Past Recipients

Young Canadians like those seen here have made a meaningful impact in their communities. Learn more about how they have improved their communities.

Alannis McKee

Alannis McKee

Dayeon Min

Dayeon Min

Emily Sinclair

Emily Sinclair

Emma-Cole McCubbin

Emma-Cole McCubbin

Evan Wiens

Evan Wiens

Francis Tuntu Asajile (Asheri)

Francis Tuntu Asajile (Asheri)

Freya Kellet

Freya Kellet

Hugo St-Amant

Hugo St-Amant

Jamie Whitford

Jamie Whitford

Mitchell Wootton

Mitchell Wootton

Mustafa Ahmed

Mustafa Ahmed

Nicholas McCullum

Nicholas McCullum

Rachel Garrett

Rachel Garrett

Rebecca Hagos

Rebecca Hagos

Rohan Nuttall

Rohan Nuttall

Sam Harrison

Sam Harrison

Sawini Fernando

Sawini Fernando

Shericka Hepburn

Shericka Hepburn

Shivani Mysuria

Shivani Mysuria

Zameer Bharwani

Zameer Bharwani

Meet this years recipients

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There are two ways to apply

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who are in their final year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec); have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year and have demonstrated community leadership.

Read the terms and conditions

Along with your completed application, you’ll need to include:

1. A 600-word essay (three copies) describing your community leadership experience.
Tell us:

  • Why you got involved.
  • How your involvement shows initiative and innovation.
  • The ways your efforts have strengthened others.
  • How long you have been involved.
  • What you think the long-term impact will be.
  • How your community has affected you.
  • In addition, include a brief description of the range of your other community activities.

2. A letter of recommendation from your school.

3. Two letters of support from community groups.

4. Your academic transcript

You also have the option of including:

  • A 250-word essay (three copies) describing your family and personal life, for example your family’s employment or economic situation.
  • A 250-word essay about your life experiences if you have taken a year or more away from high school or CEGEP.