TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
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.
- 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 will be awarded across Canada (provided there are qualified applicants)
Young Canadians like those seen here have made a meaningful impact in their communities. Learn more about how they have improved their communities.
Commited to gender equality.
Delivered leadership training to youth.
Founded club to help youth overcome bullying.
Developed support network for students of African descent.
Launched a fair trade project.
Mentored an immigrant child.
Promoted political awareness and voting among students.
Shared positive messages with youth through the arts.
Founded a club centered on helping others.
Founded a youth group dedicated to social justice.
Organized club to promote inclusion of students with developmental disabilities.
Created an online forum for young writers.
Organized a conference for the first International Day of the Girl.
Formed an educational change task force.
Co-founded a social justice and environmental club.
Co-facilitated workshops on issues such as racism, homophobia and classism.
Developed a sports program dedicated to children with special needs.
Co-organized TEDxKidsBC youth conference series.
Founded initiatives based around “helping youth help others”.
Revived local youth programs in community.
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.