TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership:

For over two decades, young people across Canada have consistently gone above and beyond to make their community — and our world — a better place. That definitely deserves recognition.

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 (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

Two easy 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›

  1. Apply online› and mail all of your supporting documents


  1. Download your application here. Print and mail your completed application with your supporting documents.

Include all of your supporting documents and ensure that your application is received by November 18, 2016. All applications and correspondence should be registered to:

Universities Canada
Ref: TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
350 Albert Street, Suite 1710
Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1

Here’s more about the application process:

You can apply directly online using our digital application form, or print your application and mail it to us by the application deadline. As well, we require:

1. 600-word essay 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.

5. 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.


Deadline:  November 18, 2016 (must be received before)