YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

SCHOLARSHIPS

THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW – JAM CHARITABLE FOUNDATION *CLOSED FOR THE 2021 YEAR*

Congratulations to our 2021 winners:
Anran Wang
Arthur Illiescu
(partial scholarship winner) Sabreena Abdallah

 

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.

Scholarship Value and Duration

This one-time award of $5,000 for tuition will be offered to two students during their first year of post-secondary education.

Eligibility

A recipient must be:

  • A student in Grade 12
  • Participating in or graduated from the a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto program
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Entering into full-time studies at a Canadian university, college or trades school

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Overview 

DEADLINE: May 10, 2021 at 10:00 p.m EST 

Please see Scholarship Overview and Application form for further details and instructions

ANDRA TAKACS SCHOLARSHIP – 2021 GRADE 8 SCHOLARSHIP *CLOSED FOR THE 2021 YEAR*

Congratulations to our 2021 winners:
Nevaeh Peters
Divine Emuze
Alternate Winner (Sarah Yang)
Alternate Winner (Tayshaun Nelson)

 

Background:

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. The award consists of a (one time) $200 dollar prize and post-secondary tuition assistance of $20,000 ($5000 per year for four years), conditional upon satisfactory academic progress. The $200 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 other accredited post-secondary school approved by the University of Toronto, including those outside Toronto. It is up to winners to finish high school and gain admission to an accredited post-secondary institution.

How to Apply:

-Notify your BBBST Coordinator that you will be submitting and application

-Download and read all documents attached to this email

-Complete the Application Form attached below

-Submit full application (with reference letters and signatures) by the deadline.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION IN FULL 

DEADLINE  MARCH 26TH 2021

Attn: Sheree Wells

 Andra Takacs Scholarship Program

 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto

 501-2345 Yonge St.Toronto, ON, M4P 2E5

Andra Takacs Application Package 2021

Andra Takacs Parent/Guardian Information Package 2021

Andra Takacs Principals Information Package 2021

TED ROGERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND *CLOSED FOR THE 2021 YEAR*

Congratulations to the 2021 winners:
Quentin Kozai
Anran Wang

 

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.

Please review the Program Guidelines for full eligibility, scholarship amounts and application requirements. The completed application form and accompanying reference letter must be submitted by March 10, 2021 to rogers.scholarships@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Please review the Program Outline and Application Form (below) for full eligibility and application requirements before submitting an Application Form.

Program Outline

Scholarship Application form

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION TO  rogers.scholarships@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca by 12pm EST on March 12, 2021

BBBST Agency Greeters Needed

(CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME)

This is a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience while completing your 40 hours of volunteer service!

Location: 2345 Yonge Street

Description and Details:

  1. Greet clients with a warm welcome at front desk
  2. Answer incoming calls at front desk; record messages
  3. Assist with out-going mailing, sort incoming mail and prepare mail package
  4. General administration such as organizing documents and photocopying
  5. No Internet Access
  6. Assist in other administration tasks as needed

Position Requirements:

-Must be at minimum 16 years of age

-Position will be supported and supervised by BBBST Staff

-Agency will complete student’s “Completion of Community Involvement Activities” form

-Must have Parents Consent

-Must provide a reference, letter of recommendation and sign Agency’s Confidentiality Agreement

-Student must commit to scheduled shifts for 2 months and provide notice if unable to attend

Must be able to commit to shifts once a week

Shifts Available

Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

To Obtain an Application Contact the agency.