Posted by Carol Hutchinson on Sep 14, 2017
The Rotary Club of Toronto Scholarship Program
– by Don Brooks, Chair
The Rotary Club of Toronto’s Scholarship program started as one of our Club’s Centennial Projects, receiving a $100,000 grant. The first of three scholarships under the Centennial Project was awarded in the spring of 2012. In 2015, the Scholarship Committee became a permanent philanthropic committee of the Club with a mandate to award one tuition scholarship each year. We currently provide a four-year scholarship of up to $10,000 a year.
The scholarship is open to outstanding students graduating from a TDSB or TDCSB secondary school who can demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, moral character, leadership and breadth and depth of community service, and who will be attending a College or University in the Greater Toronto Area. This scholarship makes post-secondary education possible for impressive young people who might not otherwise be able to continue their studies due to financial circumstances.

In addition to the financial support we provide, one member of the Scholarship Committee takes on a very important and gratifying mentorship role for one of the scholarship winners throughout their undergraduate years. The mentor is a liaison between the student and our Club, assists with the transition from high school to post-secondary education and is an ongoing resource to the student. The mentor also helps the student get involved with our Club projects and events, such as Youth Day and the Children’s Christmas Party.