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Scholarships & Opportunities

Youth participating in any of our programs can find academic and financial support for post secondary schooling through one of the scholarship opportunities offered by our various supporters. Scholarship applications are closed for the 2015-2016 school year. Thank you to all applicants and foundations.

Clifton Youth Foundation Scholarship 2017

For young people in Grade 12 looking to pursue post-secondary education at an Ontario based accredited College or University. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, in collaboration with Clifton Youth Foundation, is offering two scholarships to students entering a post-secondary institution starting for the 2017/18 school year. This scholarship funds full tuition fees and book costs for the duration of your undergraduate program. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto will pay monies directly to the institution on your behalf. Candidates will be selected on the following criteria: academic success, community involvement and extra-curricular activities.

  1. Applicants must be enrolled and active within a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program for more than six months at time of application.
  2. Applicants must be in Grade 12 and accepted into a post-secondary institution.
  3. Applicants cannot have received any other scholarship that pays tuition or books as the Clifton Youth Scholarship can only be used for tuition and books.
  4. Applicants must complete all 6 Sections of the Application and include requested documentation.
How to Apply
  • Those who intend on applying must notify their BBBST Coordinator and request a Supporting Letter prior to the submission deadline.
  • Application Package must be requested from Angie Trujilo at bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or call 416 925 8981 ext. 4100
    Deadline for Completed Submissions is April 28, 2017.


Ted Rogers Scholarship Opportunity                                                   

BBBSC is pleased to facilitate 25 Ted Rogers Scholarships valued at $2,500 to students entering their first year of Post-Secondary education who are also involved in a BBBS mentoring program. Each Ted Rogers Scholarship will fund post-secondary tuition and compulsory fees on a renewable basis for up to two years for a college program and up to four years for a university program. There are no restrictions on program of study. Please review the Program Outline closely for full eligibility and application requirements.

Who is Eligible:
To apply for a Ted Rogers Scholarship the applicant must:

  1. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be registered as a mentor or mentee in any one of the following nationally recognized mentoring programs with a member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada:
    • Big Brothers
    • Big Sisters
    • In School Mentoring
    • Conversation Club
  3. Participation in the above programs must be indicated through a short agency Reference Letter (Written by Executive Director, Caseworker or other suitable Agency representative)
  4. Be accepted into a Canadian or American educational institution which has recognized degree/diploma granting powers, or their affiliates (e.g. universities, colleges/CEGEPs - technical diploma).” University preparatory programs in any jurisdiction are not eligible (e.g. CEGEPs – pre-university diploma).
How to Apply:

1.    Interested youth must apply through Rogers online portal between April 3 and April 15, 2017.
2.    Youth applying MUST inform the agency of their intent to apply by emailing contacting Angie Trujillo at bigbrothersbigsisters.ca. If no communication is received, Program Coordinators will not be able to send a supporting letter and the applications will be considered incomplete.

Deadline for Completed Submissions is April 15, 2017


2017 B.O.L.T Charitable Foundation                                             

Bother Bigs and Littles are welcome to apply for the B.O.L.T Foundation scholarship if they meet the application criteria.

  1. Must have significant economic disadvantages or adversities
  2. Must be a Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant living in the GTA
  3. Must be 18-29 years old
  4. Must have applied to the college, university or training facility by the prescribed deadline 
  5. Must be registered for full time studies in one of the designated programs
  6. Proof of acceptance by the College/University training facility is required
  7. Must provide evidence of a sincere interest in a career in construction (could include participation in the B.O.L.T. Day of Discovery, Job Shadowing on a construction site, employment in the construction industry, completion of a high school construction program, or other to be assessed on an individual basis).
Eligible Course:

A list of some of the eligible courses is available on the website at www.boltonline.org and courses not appearing on the list will be evaluated on an individual basis.

How to Apply:

The due date to submit the scholarship is May 10, 2017.

Please view the Application information sheet to apply.