​​​Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Program​

​​​Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Program​

​​​​​​​​​​​​Need money for school? Apply today for the IIOD Scholarship  ​


Read about the recent 2022 cohort of IIOD Scholarship recipients and their stories in the 2022 Programme.

​Are you a student or recent grad? Need money for postsecondary school?

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 (IIOD) and you could win up to $4,000 to cover tuition fees and school-related expenses for full-time postsecondary education or training.

How do I apply? 
What does this ​scholarship offer?

  • You could receive up to $4,000 to cover tuition fees for the first year of your postsecondary education or training (college, university, trade school, apprenticeship)

Who is eligible?

  • Youth who are attending postsecondary school in 2023/2024
  • 29 years old or younger (as of May 31, 2023)
  • Not previous recipient of the IIOD Scholarship
  • Toronto Community Housing 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
  • Returning postsecondary student
  • Able to demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents

Everyone who applies for a scholarship will receive:

  • One-on-one counselling to assist with resume writing, job searching​
  • Employment services offered through St. Stephen’s Community House Employment and Training Centre and Toronto Youth Employment Services
  • Assistance with looking for and getting a job

How are recipients selected?

Successful scholarship recipients are selected from among Toronto's up-and-coming diverse young leaders. Each recipient must have made a strong contribution to their communities in promoting diversity, equity and anti-racism dialogue.

The scholarship funds can be used by students to pay for tuition fees, books and residence fees at publicly-funded, Canadian post-secondary institutions or related expenses. The funds may also be applied towards the costs of a recognized trade apprenticeship program or to support a transitional year for mature students returning to school.

**Ted Rogers Scholarship**

The Ted Rogers Scholarship is another scholarship that aims to provide access to post-secondary education and reward youth who demonstrate community leadership. If you would like to be considered for the IIOD Scholarship *AND* the Ted Rogers Scholarship, applications for both must be received no later than Monday, February 13, 2023 at 5p.m. You can find the Ted Rogers Scholarship application form here.

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. Click one of the links below to register for that session.

Information Session #1: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Information Session #2:
Thursday, February 9, 2023
1:00pm - 4:00pm
IN-PERSON: 931 Yonge St (Meeting Room #2A)

Information Session #3: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Concord Adex Diversity Scholarship recipients in 2018 talk about their experience. 2018 Toronto Community Housing Scholarship Award Ceremony from inkblot media on Vimeo.

Help spread the word!​

Print a few application forms and keep them handy for students.

Post the IIOD poster (PDF) in a common area for students to see.

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