Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Program (IIODS)

Between the cost of tuition, books, food, and transportation, it can be tough for many students to find the money to cover the cost of postsecondary school. We can help! Apply today for the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship (IIODS) and you could receive $4,000 to cover your tuition fees and school-related expenses for full-time postsecondary education or training.

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    Supporting aspirations: TCHC's Investing in Our Diversity scholarships

    Application process

    How do I apply?

    When registration is open, fill out the application form and follow the submission instructions.

    Who is eligible?

    • Youth who are attending postsecondary school

    • 29 years old or younger

    • Not a previous recipient of the IIOD Scholarship

    • TCHC tenants or a person living in the Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC)
      catchment area (Lake Ontario to the south, Bloor Street to the north, Yonge St. to the east,
      and Lansdowne Ave. to the west) 

    • Entering first year of postsecondary school OR returning postsecondary student

    • Able to demonstrate a need for financial assistance

    • Canadian citizens or permanent residents

    How are recipients selected?

    Successful scholarship recipients are selected from among Toronto's up-and-coming diverse young leaders by the IIODS administration team.

    Each recipient must have made a strong contribution to their communities in promoting diversity, equity and anti-racism dialogue.

    Attend one of our info sessions

    Prospective applicants can attend one info session to learn more about the benefits of the IIOD scholarships and how to make their applications stand out. There are no available information sessions right now, please check back later in the year for more dates. 

    Concord Adex Diversity Scholarship recipients in 2018 talk about their experience.


    Thank you for our founders and donors.

    logos of iiods founders

    IIODS Founders and Donors

    Logos for the IIODS Scholarship 2023 Donors: Sinai Health, BOLT, Tridel, Toronto Community Housing, WealthSimple Foundation, Dentons, Joe Pace & Sons Contracting Inc., Ed and Fran Clark, and Anne Fleming.

    2023 IIODS Donors