TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
Twenty years of Leadership!
Every year, over the last 20 years, 20 amazing young Canadians receive scholarships for 4 years of university or college studies, worth up to $70,000. And the recipients of these scholarships have used this support to go on to do fantastic things in Canadian society and around the world.
Where are they now?
There are TD Scholars working to increase youth engagement in the political process, to strengthen human rights, to advance palliative care for the homeless, to increase the understanding of people with disabilities, to develop the connections between Canadian and Indigenous legal traditions, and to find venture capital support for start-ups, to name just a few.
TD Scholars demonstrate the same commitment that TD does – to strengthen the communities where we live and work. By investing in the education and personal development of these outstanding leaders, we support the future of Canada.
20 Faces of TD Scholars
To mark the 20th anniversary of the program, we have selected twenty TD Scholars to profile, to share their achievements and to inspire other young people to show their community spirit, get involved and strengthen their own communities.
What are the TD Scholarships?
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.
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 (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, 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)
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
Young Canadians like those seen here have made a meaningful impact in their communities. Learn more about how they have improved their communities.
Are you eligible? Find out.
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who are in their final year of high school or CEGEP; have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year and have demonstrated community leadership.