Scholarships for Youth

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2023 applications closed

The Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship was created by the JAM Charitable Foundation to provide post-secondary financial support to promising students affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto. Ideal candidates should love learning, be actively involved in school clubs or team athletics and contribute to their community in meaningful ways.

Congratulations to the 2023 recipients: 

  • Cainell Bautista
  • Christopher Guo
  • Trassy Cathrina D’Rozario
  • Arthur Iliescu
  • Asha Subramaniam
  • Dinuri Punchihewa
  • Kerryann Hutchison
  • Mosab Anwary
  • Sabreena Abdallah


*2024 applications now open*

The purpose of the Andra Takacs Scholarship is to encourage students to continue with their schooling after high school, by giving them academic and financial support. While the financial award will go to one male and one female student per year, the University of Toronto is committed to matching all applicants with university student mentors throughout their high school years. Candidates must demonstrate financial need.

The award consists of a (one time) $250 dollar prize and post-secondary tuition assistance of $36,000 ($9,000 per year for four years), conditional upon satisfactory academic progress. The $250 prize is given to the award recipients at their Grade 8 graduation ceremony in June (subject to approval of the school principal).

Post-secondary tuition assistance is provided at the time of enrolment and will be applied directly toward tuition fees and other academic expenses. The scholarship may be used at the University of Toronto or any accredited post-secondary school within Ontario that is approved by the University of Toronto. It is up to you to finish high school and gain admission to an accredited post-secondary institution within Ontario.

2024 Andra Takacs Scholarship Package

Please submit completed application by March 29th 2024 to:

Alexandra Clifford, Director of Service Delivery

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto 

ted rogers scholarship fund


2023 applications closed

The Ted Rogers Community Scholarships are aimed at students entering or going back to school, full-time or part-time to pursue a first bachelor’s degree, first diploma program or first trades program at a Canadian university, college or trades school, with a focus on equity-deserving young people (Black, Indigenous Peoples, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, Women, 2SLGBTQ+).

In 2023, up to 50 scholarships will be offered to Big Brothers Big Sisters youth. These scholarships are valued at $1,000 CAD, valid for one year. Scholarships are only available for students enrolled in a September 2023 or January 2024 school term.

Launched in 2017, the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund is dedicated to ensuring the success of future generations of Canadians by helping the brightest young leaders across the country succeed in their educational aspirations.

Ted Rogers Scholarships (21 in total) will be awarded to students involved in a BBBS mentoring program who are entering into full time studies in a first bachelor degree, first diploma program or first trades program at a Canadian university, college or trades school. Each Ted Rogers Scholarship will fund post-secondary tuition and compulsory fees on a renewable basis, dependent on the program of study.