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I was brought up to believe that potential could be found in everything and everyone – you just have to look hard enough to find it. I have seen the impact that hard work, dedication, and a kind heart can have on communities.

My father, Ted, taught me this from a young age. He was a passionate advocate for the importance of education, dedicated to investing in the success of future generations of Canadians. The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund was created in his name to honour his legacy by helping our brightest young leaders succeed in their educational aspirations. That’s why we’ve also dedicated ourselves to supporting the organizations that help foster young people to be the best they can be.

I’d like to extend my sincerest congratulations to the 150 scholarship recipients in our inaugural year – you are our future leaders and I know my father would be proud to see the impact you’ve made in your communities. Thank you to all those who made this dream a reality – we’ll continue to make a positive impact in the communities we serve for years to come.

Martha Rogers

Chair, Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund

As one of Canada’s largest companies, we know that we wouldn’t be here without the support of Canadians. That’s why it’s so important to us to give back the communities where we live and work.

At Rogers, we felt that one of the best ways we could build stronger communities is through education.  It not only honours our founder’s legacy, but it plays a really important role in a successful economy, environment, and society.

Through the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund, we’re giving aspiring young leaders a helping hand to overcome barriers to accessing post-secondary education. But we can’t do this on our own. So we have also partnered with some incredible organizations across the country who support and motivate our youth.

We are committed to making a real life difference across our great country. And this is just the beginning.

Joe Natale

President and Chief Executive Officer

“I can think of few things worse than good minds not developing to their full potential because of economic reasons. Education can remake a city, a province or a country and can produce a growing middle class in only one generation.”

Ted Rogers

We believe that with education, anything is possible.

The Ted Rogers Scholarship was created in honour of our founder, Ted Rogers. Launching in 2017, the goal of the scholarship is to ensure the success of future generations of Canadians by helping young leaders across the country succeed in their educational aspirations. By focusing on the importance of youth development and education, we are helping to break down barriers that Canadian youth face in order to help our next generation of leaders shine.

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Stories from the Class of 2018

The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund was created to help our brightest young people succeed in their continued education. These are our future leaders. See some of the stories from the Class of 2018.

Julia Stonechild, Indspire

Silvia Gomez, Calgary

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Through the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund, Rogers is dedicated to providing opportunities to young leaders across Canada who are making a difference in their communities. That’s why we are asking Canadians to nominate someone between the ages of 16 and 24 who is an active volunteer in their community and demonstrates leadership. You could help them receive a $1,000 contribution towards their education. Rogers believes in the power of these young leaders to make more possible in their communities.

Nia A.

Anissah R.

Caileah E.

Kirsten C.

Jessica T.

Ryan B.

Naja T-H.

Amy H.

Desiree V.

Cassandra VD.

Alejandra G.

Bennett S.

Carmen R.

When Shen L.

Cassandra P.

Manon D.

Ellah Mae E.

Dominique A.

Erin O.

Jaylen F.

Jenna N.

Jordan T.

Kassandra P.

Katana P.

Kathryn L.

Kelsey X.

Tianna J.

Lauryn B.

Stephanie D.

Mark Steven G.

Matthew A.

Melissa J.

Neil Q.

Matthew Z.

Alyssa K.

Nicole B.

Mustafah M.

Tina C.

Sabrina D.

Sabrina M.

Shawn S.

Tait G.

Alexandra A.

Zachary S.

Matt M.

Zachary D.

Darren F.

Charlie S.

Alexie B.

Alyssa S.

Andrew O.

Ashley B.

Hope M.

Kayla H.

Adriana M.

Kaylee D.

Hunter S.

Keenan P.

Samantha T.

Amanda R.

Chase S.

Katrina Y.

Sierra W.

Tim S.

Kiana K.

Olivia N.

Kacy W.

Sara S.

Alvin L.

Austin W.

Terry C.

Anthony P.

Brianna N.

Emily C.

Holly C.

Liam Y.

Nicole T.

Mahra A.

Natalie K.

Nelson S.

Nicholas T.

Ravynne K.

Rebecca M.

Tanner S.

Robert S.

Tobgi K.

has been nominated!

Nia does exceptional work contributing to the Peter Lougheed Hospital as a volunteer and pianist at their emergency department. Additionally, she supports several clubs at the University of Calgary.

June 13, 2018 by Parvin, Calgary AB
95.9 CHFM

I am nominating my daughter Anissah who has struggled with mental health throughout her education journey. There are more low days than high but she has managed to complete 300 hours of community volunteer work, maintain a 90% average and assume leadership at her school as a member of the School and Performing Arts councils. In the Fall, she will leave home to embark on a new journey at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. She’s my hero, amazing me everyday. I want her to know how incredibly proud I am of her and how honoured I am to be her mom.

June 14, 2018 by Debra, Toronto ON

Caileah Ell is a 17 year old student graduating with three years of honours status from St. Francis High School in Calgary. Caileah has been accepted to the Biological Science Department at the University of Calgary for September 2018. Caileah is a competitive gymnast. When Caileah is not studying or training she spends her free time teaching her passion of gymnastics to young children. Caileah is the oldest of four children with a single Mom. Caileah regularly assists her family with meal preparation,
housework and schoolwork. Caileah dreams of being a medical doctor and a competitive gymnastic coach.

June 12, 2018 by Lynda, Calgary AB
95.9 CHFM

She has been a volunteer in our community for 8 years, she works with kids of all ages in dance and schoolwork. Kirsten is going to university to become a speech pathologist for deaf children as she has grown up wanting to work with kids. She is a delight to work with and would benefit greatly from the money going towards her education.

June 14, 2018 by Karin, Edmonton AB
KiSS 91.7

Jessica works tirelessly on her school – she has been an honour student every year in high school along with her many awards she also works part time at a local resort. Jessica finds the time to board her horse at a local farm and is at the farm every spare minute she has. She donates her time to school and community events. She helps with fundraising for her local church. She was a committee leader at Huntsville High Schools Relay for Life – Cancer Society fundraiser. She donated 8″ of her hair and proud to say because of her and all the other students they raised over $25 000 for the Cancer Society. This girl is a go getter and dedicated worker to her schooling and her job, her horse and her family. I have been recovering from chemo for the last year so I have not been able to work and her Dad had to take a lot of time off of work to help me so this scholarship would be a blessing for her.

June 18, 2018 by Tracey, Port Sydney ON
Breakfast Television

Ryan works very hard at his school. He’s on every club, he’s won over 20 awards in his 3 years at secondary school. He volunteers for everything and anything- he’s done Meagan’s Walk, he’s delivered paper cranes to Sick Kids, he helps with parent teacher night, he prepares the slideshow for award ceremony, he’s the mascot Pedro when needed, he’s done presentations for incoming grade 9s, he’s won volunteer of the year at school, he’s volunteered for the leadership retreat to help incoming grade 9s, he’s on Scribbles for Success at school (they collect school supplies for underprivileged kids in other countries, he helps his schoolmates with schoolwork….he’s amazing how he’s always willing to lead by example!…..and yes he’s my son!

June 14, 2018 by Susanna, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

My 18 year old son, Naja is a very driven and humble young man. I am very proud of his achievements. None of this could have been achieved without prayer. Since 2014 he has been volunteering at our church every Saturday as head of the Media Tech Department. His duties are to ensure that the slides are accurate and changed in a timely manner, along with answering concerns from individuals arriving at the church. He also volunteered at Providence Healthcare as a Personal Assistant for those residing at Providence. He has also volunteered at the Daily Food Bank. He has achieved over 1,000 volunteer hours since he began. He has been accepted into McMaster University.

June 14, 2018 by Carlene, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

Please consider Amy Hentschel for this award. She regularly volunteers in the Student Teacher Education Program at Karen Clark Dance Studio and is part of the Competition Team. She helped at the Island Children’s Festival for a bursary for local children in need. Amy has assisted several teams of the Peninsula Minor Hockey and Lacrosse Associations. At Claremont Secondary, she is a member of the Grad Council and Best Buddies Canada Club, plus a volunteer school tour guide and school mascot. She has also maintained excellent academic standings throughout and has been selected as 2018 Claremont Secondary Valedictorian. Thank you.

June 14, 2018 by Claudia, Victoria BC
KiSS 103.1

She is also currently enrolled at Fanshawe College, she is working 2 jobs this summer in order to pay her tuition and books. This opportunity would give her the boost she needs after struggling to stay on track after the strike last year, as a first year student she found it difficult to get back on track after it was over.

June 15, 2018 by Danielle, London ON
JACK 102.3

Cassandra is very involved in her high school. She has been a mentor to incoming Gr. 9 students for the past two years. She has participated in a yearly overnight camp with incoming students, helping them to meet other students and ease the way into high school. She has been the Minister of Fundraising for the past 2 years and planned various events at the school. Recently she planned the relay for life to raise money for cancer research. She has also collected toys for a local women’s shelter at christmas and planned a make a wish fundraiser.

June 14, 2018 by Anita, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

I would like to nominate my daughter Alejandra because even though she is very young (17 years old), she is very kind and she is always volunteering at our community Airdrie, and beyond. She is currently a Spirit Leader at ASLC and an active member of her high school leadership group. She is amazing! And not because she is my daughter, its because she cares a lot for other people and has a compassionate heart!


June 11, 2018 by Veronica, Calgary AB
95.9 CHFM

Our family’s income is not great and Ben will be applying for university next year. He works part time. But, will still be tough.

June 14, 2018 by Dorothy, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

For the past four years she has been an active volunteer within our community. She has dedicated countless amount of hours towards organizations such as the Breakfast Program and Best Buddies, as well as at the church, Harvest Bible Chapel. Due to her involvement, she managed to work towards achieving leadership roles within certain organizations. She is currently the President of the Best Buddies chapter at her school, leading an executive team of six members, as well as 144 general members. Due to her position, she utilizes the qualities and traits that subsequently make her a strong leader.

June 14, 2018 by Mary, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

Wen Shen has played an important role in his community. At his secondary school, he joined the Key Club, which focused on raising money for important causes in third-world countries. He was also an honorary member of the Student Government where other dedicated students worked alongside himself to improve the student body experience through the planning of many fun school events. Outside of school, Wen Shen is also very involved in the Air Cadet program. Over the years, he has acquired a variety of skills and experience that has allowed him to develop youth members within the program. From being a section leader of the marching band to instructing a full class of young cadets during their normal training days and during ground school, Wen Shen has developed his leadership to a degree that I believe is appropriate for this scholarship. Thank you.

June 18, 2018 by Bobby, Coquitlam BC

Cassandra Price is my niece. She will be 21 years old this September. She is married with a little girl who will be two this July. She has now completed her first year of nursing at UOIT and the second starts in September. Her placement at Bowmanville Hospital was a success and her patients did not want her to leave. Upon completion of one of her exams, the teacher told her she could not do anything to improve as she had completed it without any mistakes. She has obtained a part time job with Home Care Services. Due to the family need for funds she has decided to only go part time to UOIT in September and continue working with Home Care Services.She has such a caring, gentle and understanding nature that she will be an excellent nurse.

June 14, 2018 by Therese, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

My older sister Manon is such an empathetic and passionate worker. She’s been involved with Science North and the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee for several years and she continues to work towards promoting a healthy and sustainable lifestyle! Manon deserves all the help she needs in order to attain her ambitious (but more importantly, realistic) goals!

June 13, 2018 by Camille, Sudbury ON
KiSS 105.3

Her mom is my bestfriend and I would really like to help her. She is a single mom and she works so hard for her 2 girls. Ellah Mae is so excellent in school and participates in many extra curricular activities. Her grades are never a problem… Thank you.

June 14, 2018 by Rosario, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

She initiated a campaign called “say it with socks” that have motivational messages on the socks. She’s selling these socks in the bazar and school event. Proceeds goes to Alzheimer Society of York Region.

Dominique will start also the K.I.D. for KIDS (Knowledge in Dementia for Kids). Grassroot campaign of Dementia awareness for kids. It will help the kids understand the Dementia disease in an early age.

Dominique is currently doing volunteer work in a Dementia dedicated institution in Stouffville Ontario.

June 14, 2018 by Vernon, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

My daughter Erin is 18 and heading off to University of Toronto Missisauga in September. She has been battling a chronic gastrointestinal ailment for the past 4 years while doing her best to keep good grades and give back to her community. She is an active volunteer at Skate Oakville where she has been skating for 12 years. She volunteers with our local Superwalk for Parkinsons each year. Erin has been a peer tutor at school and active with the school’s Mock Trial. They placed third in region of Halton competitions. Because of her health challenges, she plans to focus on psychology and chronic disease management in school. Erin would be so very grateful for this opportunity.

June 14, 2018 by Brenda, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

My brother is a superstar. He is the class president of his high school, has been nominated as valedictorian, has a part-time job, plays competitive volleyball and is an active volunteer in the community. He volunteers with kids teaching them volleyball skills, he volunteers at church and is always organizing fundraisers at school. I don’t know how this kid does it but I am so proud of the motivation, dedication and huge heart he has. He is going to university to become an engineer and I know he could really use the cash for his school supplies. He deserves it!

June 14, 2018 by Kelsey, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

Jenna is a student who exemplifies service and leadership. She served as the youngest member to ever be elected to the Board of Directors of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. She volunteered as a tutor at Pathways to Education to help other students achieve academic success. She volunteered at her local hospital for three years as well as at a family practice. Her achievements are too many to list in 100 words. In September, Jenna will head to Queen’s University to pursue an accelerated medical degree. I hope you will consider Jenna for this scholarship.

June 14, 2018 by Munira, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

Jordan is a very nice young man. He has volunteered a lot over the years with different sports teams including basketball and football. He is a leader on and off the field.

June 14, 2018 by Michelle, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

My sister is 20 and has sacrificed so much time and commitment to help the community and others!!!

June 14, 2018 by Kyle, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

Katana is a great influence in her community. She participates actively in her school curricular activities, whilst maintaining an 85% average. She also has a part time job in which she is a supervisor. Here she displays leadership qualities, as well as improves her communication skills. Next year, Katana will be going into Ryerson University’s Ted Roger’s School of Management for business management. This scholarship will be a great opportunity for her journey.

June 14, 2018 by Tencie, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

She has 500+ Volunteer Hours, is on the York U Business & Society, and wants to make a difference in the community!

June 14, 2018 by Neil, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

Kelsey has always worked with children…volunteering all through elementary and secondary school to help others. Her goal is to be a special needs teacher as she is studying Linguistics at Carlton University. She is currently tutoring a physically challenged child that she very much enjoys working with. Kelsey also volunteers at Candlelighters, a local, not-for-profit volunteer organization that provide programs and services to young cancer patients, and their families, receiving treatment. Kelsey’s jobs and volunteering have been involving helping other people all her life. She is a very giving young adult and I was hoping to give her a little back through this contest.

June 14, 2018 by Pam, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

Tianna is involved in rugby. She takes all younger ones under her wing and helps them out and shows them that rugby is not a game, it is a way of life. She helps out in the community by picking up garbage and makes sure the roads are clear of stuff so everyone can enjoy the views. She is planning on going on to university of Calgary to be a sports therapist.

June 14, 2018 by Margaret, Victoria BC
KiSS 103.1

My only daughter accepted her offer to attend Trent university as a full time sociology student starting September 2018. Lauryn has been on student council at her high school for 4 years, has over 125 hours of community volunteer service, was captain of her field hockey team and played on the team for all 4 years. Her average is over 80%, is a confident kind girl and a social butterfly. Lauryn has worked part time at cineplex for over 2 years! Lauryn has figured out work/life/study balance so early on in liife and is the grestest daughter EVER! I am the proudest single mom!

June 14, 2018 by Kathleen, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

Stephanie has come a long way raising a little girl on her own and doing a very good job of it. Stephanie had Madison at a young age (16) but we are proud with how well she has done being a mother. My concern is Stephanie’s education. We would love her to find a course and then a career that she would be passionate about and be financially independent. That is our dream for her!

June 11, 2018 by Alexandra, Toronto ON
Breakfast Television

Mark had to quit College in 2013 after I was a victim of a head on collision. A sacrifice he took to stay home and care for me and my injuries. A few dead end jobs but he’s ready to go back and obtain his degree. I’m very proud of him and want nothing but the best opportunities for a happy and successful future.
Thank you.

June 14, 2018 by Lise Yvonne, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

I couldn’t love my nephew more if he was my own. He has endured several hardships at a young age with grace and strength. He recently graduated from George Brown College in engineering, but has applied to Lakehead University to continue his education. His many volunteering stints in the community include: the MasterCard Easter Seals Skate, Reach for the Rainbow (Juvenile Diabetes), the Daily Bread Food Bank, the Chocolate Ball (okay so that was a fun one), Woodland Public School, Thornhill Country Club. Actual duties included: Booth Attendant, Swag Bag Material Collator, Balloon Popper, Packaging Attendant and so much more.

June 14, 2018 by Sharon, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

I would like to nominate Melissa for this nomination cause she always helps out the community and also volunteers with seniors with planting their gardens. She is a young mother and she would love to continue school if she had this amazing opportunity .

June 14, 2018 by Christine, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

He has a great passion for dance and culture and wants to share it to the world. He has shown great leadership by teaching dance to people of all ages including me! – and I’m stiff as a stick!

June 11, 2018 by Eman, Scarborough ON
Breakfast Television

He founded the very first Chess Club at his school, J. Percy Page High School. It gathered more than 20 student members in a short period of time. The club promotes friendships, and it is open for everyone, from first time chess player to advanced ones. They gather every Wednesday during lunch hour. He won the Page Pride Award at his school for his leadership contribution. He also volunteers his time at his local church, playing bass guitar and piano every week. At his free time, he helps his school mates with Mathematics and Science courses. Everyone loves him!

June 14, 2018 by Renato, Edmonton AB
KiSS 91.7

Alyssa is an amazing young lady who is compassionate, kind, respectful and passionate towards others.

June 14, 2018 by Leanne, Edmonton AB
KiSS 91.7

Hi. I would like to nominate my sister, Nicole, for this award. Because she is AWESOME! Nicole has had seizures since she was 4 (now 23) and always had trouble studying and doing homework. However, with a little bit of help, she has ECE, DSW and in Sept is going back to college to get a BA in Child Development. Nicole wants to work with special needs. She works and volunteers at the YMCA as a Lifeguard and Instructor, and when needed to help out with the YMCA Child Minding. Nicole does so much volunteer at the YMCA, Mom said: That’s her second home. Nicole is very motivated! This summer, she will be the YMCA Director for the REACH Program. I believe in my sister and believe she should get this reward for all her hard work. I hope you will pick her Thank you.

June 14, 2018 by Shannon, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

I have had the pleasure of tutoring Mustafa at the Boys and Girls Club. He is an ideal candidate for the Ted Rogers Scholarship award. He is a dedicated community leader as indicated by his involvement at the BGCL. He has made a positive impact on his community and has accumulated over 700 community service hours. He manages to maintain a 90% average, a part-time job, and plays sports competitively. He is a hardworking individual and he has thought out his post-secondary education plan well. I feel like this scholarship will help him reach his academic and career goals.

June 15, 2018 by Carl, London ON
JACK 102.3

She has done over 190 hours in a recreation centre in Barrie. She has organised files and closets, worked in the seniors centre, worked in the skating centre, worked in the fitness centre and in the administration office for the time shes been there. For her school she’s done more than 40 hours scorekeeping for basketball at her school, has wrapped christmas gifts for a charity (called Christmas Cheer), and has been to overnight intergration camps with the school. She is amazing and in 2 days she’s graduating for the french high school in Barrie, Nouvelle Alliance. I nominate my daughter because she’s amazing. She’s going in September at the UOttawa.

June 12, 2018 by Joelle, Barrie ON
Breakfast Television

I’m nominating my daughter Sabrina for this contest. Sabrina is a student at University of Toronto entering her 4th year. She continues to keep her grades up, manages her household duties and most of all continues to work full time hours so she can pay for her tuition. She will apply and hopefully attend eacher college next year but that takes money and she works so very hard to complete her school year.

June 14, 2018 by Luisa, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

Sabrina is a cancer survivor having bravely fought off the deadly disease at 13 years old. Now, nearly 10 years later, she volunteers at Hearth Place, in her home town of Oshawa She tirelessly offers her services for the Canadian Cancer Society in fundraisers as a spokesperson for the society she has represented them as a public speaker promoting the need for more improvements to cancer care. She had the honour to present her concerns and share her story to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. She is funding her education entirely on her own. I feel that she could use the scholarship money to help her further her studies and lessen the stress of financial uncertainty.

June 14, 2018 by Larry, Oshawa ON
98.1 CHFI

Shawn is my son who has been accepted in the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Waterloo in Fall 2018. He is a straight A student . He has been a swimming volunteer at the local community center. He currently tutor kids in maths and science. This scholarship will surely help with his tuition and residence fee.

June 14, 2018 by Nermala, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

Tait is a leader in her smaller community, her school, and the larger one, our city. Through The Period Purse, she started Menstruation Nation. A high school program that leads students through conversations, groups and action to collect menstrual products for homeless women. This program is now spreading to other high schools! Tait runs events to pack Period products with ease. She is a natural leader, a natural voice for social justice for women who need to be given dignity back and better menstruated health.

June 14, 2018 by Jana, Toronto ON
98.1 CHFI

My daughter Alexandra works tirelessly within our community; along with being a UVic student, she also runs the UVSS food bank and feeds 500 people per week. In her spare time, she is a reading buddy with the Uvic Student’s for Literacy Foundation, a writer for HerCampus, a board director with the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, and an advocate for the IN Sustainable Development Goals. Alexandra spends about 60 hours a week working and volunteering, and is one of the most dedicated and kind people I know- and I’m not just saying that because she’s my daughter!

June 14, 2018 by Tammy, Victoria BC
KiSS 103.1

Zach is a hard worker and a excellent baseball player. He plans to attend SanDiego Christian Collage, and has received a 30% scholarship. Even with that scholarship he will still need to check out loans and be in student debt. He means so much to be as a role model, and a big brother and i just want to do something to help him out with his dream of playing professional baseball. He is so kind and whenever you see him he has a smile on his face and is willing to help with whatever. I hope that this reason was good enough because he deserves to be happy and doing the thing he loves for as long as he can!
Thank you

June 14, 2018 by Rachel, Victoria BC
KiSS 103.1

He just entered post secondary to get an education in order to help children in need. School is expensive and he has to take out student loans. He also is paying for my engagement ring and has to pay for rent, food, car, and gas. He works a retail job to make ends meet. He is a super star.

June 14, 2018 by Sarah, Edmonton AB
KiSS 91.7

Zach attends the University of Victoria, enrolled in Environmental Studies and swims with the Varsity Swim Team. Not only does Zach want to save the earth and help the critters of the earth live on… he also helps save the children by sharing his swim skills on his summer break. Giving back to his home town swim club, the Kitimat Marlins, Zach is teaching the swimmers skills that will help them reach the goals that he himself reached. Please choose Zach for this scholarship, he REALLY deserves it!!!

June 14, 2018 by Debra, Edmonton AB
KiSS 91.7

He is great in school, represents his school in soccer and volleyball, volunteers in primary school to teach soccer to young kids, won an essay competition tribute to Hazel McCallion, was a page in the Ontario Legislative assembly, and above all, a compassionate human being who wants to help the elderly and kids.

June 13, 2018 by Manoj, Mississauga ON
Breakfast Television

Charlie is my son. He has Asperger’s Syndrome as well as a learning disability. He has worked incredibly hard over the years to be the best he can be. He was accepted to University of Guelph in Financial Accounting. He is an example to all other people who have disabilities that a diagnosis does not define who you are or what you can achieve in your life. The possibilities are endless.

June 18, 2018 by Carol, Fergus ON

Alexie helps autistic children learn about entrepreneurship. Alexie also cleans up the local environment and helps to  divert waste!

June 13, 2018 by Moe, Sudbury ON
KiSS 105.3

Alyssa deserves this scholarship because she includes others so everyone feels that they can do whatever they set their mind to. When she was in grade 6 she was extremely sick and was told by doctors she would never play sports again, and should become a librarian. She went on to lead her Jr. High basketball team to 2 league championships and now dances with the Viter Ukrainian dancers. She wants to use her education to open a training academy for young injured athletes, so they have someone who will tell them “You can do it, we’ll get you there.”

June 14, 2018 by Robb, Calgary AB
660 NEWS

Andrew is a 19 year old Physics major at the UofA, just completing his first year this May. He helps coach a rep baseball team of 12-13 year olds in St. Albert and also tutors his younger siblings in math. Andrew has always shown leadership by encouraging others and pumping people up instead of putting them down. At the ball diamond you will his voice loud and clear from the dug out, whether coaching or playing, cheering on every player. Tutoring he is patient and kind, even with his brothers. It is all a matter of attitude, and Andrew’s attitude is always positive. He gives 100% in everything he does.

June 14, 2018 by Merilee, Edmonton AB
KiSS 91.7

Amazing young woman. Great student, creative and inspiring. She has volunteered the last 3 years behind the scenes for a local theatre group and recently gained the courage to go on stage herself at a school production. She is reliable and hard working. A very deserving person.

June 13, 2018 by Shawna, Sudbury ON
KiSS 105.3

Hope volunteers at the hospital. She also wants to work at zebra dealing with child protective services!

June 14, 2018 by Kyle, Edmonton AB
KiSS 91.7

My daughter is a very hard worker and is very dedicated and has alot ot goals and ambitions in life. Unfortunately, we have had some rough times in our life and I was unable to save for her education therefore I feel this would be a great start to get her on track into the program she is wanting to take.

June 13, 2018 by Melissa, Sudbury ON
KiSS 105.3

My daughter Adriana is a young women who reflects vibrancy, courtesy and love of life. She’s shows determination in her academic work, pride in her achievements and fidelity to the moral values received from us (her parents)and her teachers. She enriches the daily life of the school with her warmth, humour and compassion.

June 12, 2018 by Assunta, Lasalle QC
Breakfast Television Montreal

Kaylee will be 16 in August. She is hard working has over 120 volunteer hours since high school. She is an active volunteer of her school and she volunteers to help coach youth in soccer. She has also participated in many leadership camps and is a role model to her sister. She recently was accepted to a summer camp at the Northern Ontario school of Medicine all while maintaining her job as a blue coat at science North!!!! I can go on forever!

June 13, 2018 by Tammy, Sudbury ON
KiSS 105.3

Hunter is always helping out at school she is the first one to volunteer to do anything they need at school. She is the student council president and only in grade 10. She helps out in the community as well she cooks meals at Ronald McDonald house. At Christmas she is part of a group that makes breakfast for one of the schools in the intercity. She is a caring, loving girl who also got honours in grade 10. I think she is a great role model and leader.

June 14, 2018 by Christy, Edmonton AB
KiSS 91.7

Keenan has a tremendous impact on Edmonton’s population as he volunteers as a mentor with Edmonton Big Brothers Big Sisters. The weekly visits have benefited his mentee to have positive experiences. Keenan is now donating stem cells from bone marrow with the Canada Blood Services. His volunteer actions are truly inspiring.

June 14, 2018 by Darian, Edmonton AB
KiSS 91.7

Samantha is the president of student counsel at DCVI high school. She is a volunteer for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and also works at the Youth Center. She is very active in school sports and plays for the girls midget fastball team. She works hard in school and I think if you ask anyone at her school, they would agree that she is very deserving of this award.

June 15, 2018 by Robert, London ON
JACK 102.3

I am going into my last semester of university. Working hard for the last four years struggling with money is hard. Currently I volunteer at a cycle company motivating those on health and fitness. This money would greatly help my last semester as I would not have to work and could solely focus on school.

June 14, 2018 by Amanda, Calgary AB
JACK 96.9

Chase has shown phenomenal dedication to his community for years. He consistently acts as a role model towards the younger citizens of our community. Each year he continues to give back by donating countless hours towards the soccer club, both by coaching and organizing tournaments. I vouch for this young man that he continues to not only grow as a person and a wonderful member of our community, but also helps others to grow too.

June 14, 2018 by Quintynn, Calgary AB
JACK 96.9

I would like you to consider Katrina for a $1,000 contribution towards her education. Katrina continues to improve her academic average each year with the use of an action plan outlining her short and long-term goals. She aspires to be a teacher and strives to attend Fanshawe College. The scholarship would greatly benefit her in reaching her goals. Katrina is also an active volunteer in the community through the Boys and Girls Club of London. Overall, I believe Katrina is an optimal candidate for the Ted Rogers Scholarship.

June 15, 2018 by Colette, London ON
JACK 102.3

Sierra is my daughter who is my right wing! She has spent her entire life welcoming foster kids into her our home and she has taken the time to help and mentor each one! Sierra has such strength in calming situations before they arise – the kids tend to look up to her. This would be an amazing gift for Sierra has she gets ready to head off to University! A great thank you from me and many many kids!

June 15, 2018 by Dawn, London ON
JACK 102.3

Good morning. Tim is going to college to become a Paramedic. Tim is taking a gap year to work to save money to go to college. Thank you Darleen.

June 11, 2018 by Darleen, Innisfil ON
Breakfast Television

Kiana will be entering her second year in the Bachelor of Science. She volunteered with seniors for 2 years at Heritage Village extended care facility, also for the Kiwanis club, Lions music and dance festival, Salvation Army soup kitchen, Stolo Children’s Festival and Kids in the Hall for 5 years in a row. Kiana is selfless and is always willing to help. She is paying for her own education so everything helps!

June 14, 2018 by Tamara, Chilliwack BC
STAR 98.3

Olivia is graduating from Sardis Secondary this year. Olivia is a strong leader and is planning on taking business in University. Olivia has volunteered for the past 3 years at a kids summer camp where she leads groups of kids in outdoor activities, life & survival skills and personal growth. She also volunteers weekly with church youth as well as child minding during church service. Olivia is an honors student, and is very active – playing 4 sports each year of high school, as well as high level soccer. She will be playing on the Trinity Western University Soccer team this fall.

June 14, 2018 by Tricia, Chilliwack BC
STAR 98.3

Kacy is my daughter and through the years, I have watched her prosper into an inspiring leader in her school and community. She is currently a senior executive leader of the humanitarian club and an executive leader of the Gator Leadership Club at her secondary school. She is so passionate about ensuring inclusivity. For example, for the last two years, Kacy has taken part in a mentorship program. This program allows her to mentor and guide a group of 5 to 6 students in grade eight through their first year of high school. She offers advise, tips on organization, and informs them on events and opportunities in which they should engage themselves. She is so selfless and deserves this scholarship without question.

June 18, 2018 by Alice, Langley BC

Sara has worked tirelessly for her community for most of her life. She has built classrooms in Ecuador, volunteered for Special Olympic athletes for 15+ years, regularly cleaned up the main street of her hometown and was secretary of her Kiwanis service club, to name just a few. Now that she’s in university full-time, her community work is currently limited to taking care of children at her local church. Sara is in a 5 year program at Trinity Western University to become an elementary school teacher and is paying for school herself through scholarships and student loans.

June 14, 2018 by Terry, Chilliwack BC
STAR 98.3

Since Grade 9, Alvin took initiative and led a team of 6 to help refugee children better adapt to the community by donating backpacks filled with stationery. Up till Summer 2017, he has donated over 100 backpacks to Christie Refugee Centre, when he realized that he thoroughly enjoyed volunteering and taking on a leadership role in the community. He joined the school club STRUT as a co-chair later that year with team of 12 to fundraise over $1000 for the Breast Cancer Society within 5 days by coordinating performances and sales at his school.

June 18, 2018 by Alvin, Markham ON

Austin Wahl has refereed lacrosse in Port Coquitlam at the club level for the last 6 years and was awarded Referee of the Year in 2017. Every year, Austin has played sports and has humbly worn the “C” (Captain) or “A” (Assistant Captain) on his jersey. He is a quiet leader and leads by example. In school, he’s been on the honour roll every year in high school. I believe Austin is an extraordinary leader who is humble, outstanding and truly an inspiration amongst his peers. It would be an honour to see Austin win this scholarship to put towards his education as he plans to study nursing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University next year.

June 18, 2018 by Belinda, Burnaby, BC

I am Terry’s supervisor, Coordinator of Volunteer Services at Unionville Home Society – a not-for-profit offering seniors housing, programs and long term care. Terry volunteers in roles with various responsibility at Union Villa Long Term Care Home. He assists the recreation dept. and his volunteer team and support our seniors during special events and general programs and activities. On a weekly basis, Terry volunteers for the Movement to Music program, where he interacts with residents to encourage them in singing and gentle movement, including the use of hand-held instruments. Terry is a pleasant, quick study, whose leadership skills, interpersonal and communication skills were already evident; however, during his volunteer journey with us, he has continued to strengthen his skills and abilities in these areas. He has a positive attitude and is inclusive of others, hence he respects diversity.

June 18, 2018 by Nicole, Unionville ON

Anthony is a great boy with many ambitions. He wants so much to resume his education and make something of himself – a lot of put downs have been hurled at him from those who should have known better which have saddened him and has almost made him give up on his dream, but still Anthony trudges forward and wants so much to achieve academic heights.

June 12, 2018 by Elizabeth, St. Catharines ON
Breakfast Television

She is a hard working and dedicated individual. She graduated from U of T today with the hopes of being an advocate for children’s mental health. She is currently volunteering at Sick Kids hospital and has ambitions to further her education.

June 11, 2018 by Perton, Toronto ON
Breakfast Television

This young woman deserves to be rewarded for her academic excellence and leadership because she comes from a First Nation – Algonquins of Pikwakanagan. She has been attending George Brown College for a year, aspiring to complete her Community Worker Program and to be a positive role model for her son and her community. Emily is extremely passionate and motivated when it comes to working with social justice and activists.

June 12, 2018 by Jayden, Pikwakanagan ON
Breakfast Television

Holly acts in plays at the Stirling Theater and does the choreography. She also helps the dance teacher – she is a leader in everything she does and likes everything to be perfect. She is a leader when ever she can be.

June 15, 2018 by Isobel, Marmora ON
Breakfast Television

I would love to nominate my nephew Liam Young. He has a little bit of a social issue, but has pushed through regardless of this over the years. He is very smart and will hopefully one day go to further his education. The problem is money, my sister can not afford to pay for him.

June 14, 2018 by Grainne, Toronto ON
Breakfast Television

I would love to nominate my daughter Nicole. She is dedicated to her studies and has been an honour student every year of high school. She has won many awards every year for her hard work. Nicole gives her time to her church activities and fundraisers and volunteers for community events every year. She works part time at a local resort but still finds time for family. This scholarship would be a blessing to Nicole and Jessica as the last year has been a challenge for me physically and financially as I am battling cancer and recovering from chemotherapy. Nicole has been a God send helping me around the house and being there for me. As I recover, I hope you will consider Nicole for this scholarship.

June 18, 2018 by Tracey, Port Sydney ON
Breakfast Television

Mahra is a bright young woman who is highly involved in her community. She volunteers regularly at the Yonge Street Mission, where she is an active member and helps the local community that she is a part of. She is always looking for opportunities to help others and is a leader in her peer group.

June 11, 2018 by Mariko, Toronto ON
Breakfast Television

I met Natalie 4 years ago while she was completing her teaching stage at a Laval high school. She was so dedicated to the students she was teaching and the community she was involved in. She would spend hours after work making sure that community events and projects with the students were organized. She worked tirelessly on helping the needy students of the school have food to eat during the day, she organized many charity functions to raise money for these family and at the end of the day she never asked for anything back. I know she has taken the steps to take even a harder role within the community by going back to school to get her Masters in administration. This scholarship and money would help her achieve her goals 🙂 I am proud to call her my work colleague and my friend. Thank-You for the great chance to win this amazing prize 🙂

June 12, 2018 by Alexander, Laval QC
Breakfast Television

Nelson has a passion to help everyone. His older brother has Asperger’s Syndrome and a learning disability so he always tries to find activities and events they can enjoy together. While Nelson was in his first year of university he discovered Motionball which is a national not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to introduce volunteers and donors through sports and social events to the Special Olympics movement . This organization has allowed Nelson to volunteer at numerous events over the years while his brother participates with other Special Olympics athletes. Nelson’s passion for this organization has now expanded to many of his friends who also now volunteer at events around Toronto and Hamilton.

June 13, 2018 by Michelle, Oshawa ON
Breakfast Television

With the passing of his beloved grandma, my son promised her, that he would not only be the first grandson to attend uversity but to work hard and achieve the one thing his grandmother couldn’t do herself – that was the lack of funds to continue her education.

June 11, 2018 by Matilda, Brampton ON
Breakfast Television

I have known Ravynne Kaye for approximately 11 years. Ravynne is the big sister of my sons’ best friend, but the Kaye family have been like family with us since the boys became friends. Ravynne is one of the most responsible young women I have ever met. Ravynne has always worked hard and has always obtained great grades. She has had honours since grade nine. Ravynne has always worked hard to achieve her goals. One of her most exciting moments was earning her way to play rugby in Europe with the High School Team & she had to keep her grades up, practice hard and work hard to get there. Ravynne has always worked hard.

June 17, 2018 by Lea-Ann, Bowmanville ON
Breakfast Television

Rebecca works very hard every year to maintain great grades in school and expand her knowledge.

June 14, 2018 by Maria, Toronto ON
Breakfast Television

Tanner is a great individual and is always focusing on how he can help others. He plays on a hockey team, works with the children at Variety Village in Toronto, and works as a assistant hockey coach with a young girls hockey team. Tanner is a fantastic young man.

June 18, 2018 by Peter, Toronto ON
Breakfast Television

Robert started off as a shock quiet kid who after the death of his father decided he wanted to make a difference in the medical world and instead of willowing in his sorrow he studied hard and got into McGill medical school when no one else was. He is trying to make a difference in his city and community. He has a long road ahead of him when there are not many jobs offered and he is still willing to go to the extra mile. This is a child who has inner strength that no one thought was there.

June 15, 2018 by Diane, Westmount QC
Breakfast Television Montreal

My son is studying Medicine for one year and finished with success. He spent his summer deep in books, late nights, and weekends studying for his exams. He travels to university 2 hours each day, and it would be nice for him to have some help because the cost of school is so high. Thank you.

June 12, 2018 by Linda, Pierrefonds QC
Breakfast Television Montreal

Nominate A Young Leader in Your Community Today!

Do you know a young leader who makes a difference in their community?
Nominate them and they could receive a $1,000 contribution towards their education.


How many scholarships are you giving out?

We award 150 scholarships, annually. Additionally, we’re giving out 150 scholarships to Rogers employees and/or their dependants.

How much money are you giving out?

Each scholarship recipient will receive $2,500 per each academic year for up to four years (assuming all criteria are met) at any university undergraduate, college  or trade  program. For community grants, we award up to $25,000 per organization.

Why can’t I apply for a scholarship?

Our scholarships are reserved for students already involved with our community partner organizations. If you’re involved with of one of our community partners, reach out to them directly for more details on the application process.

Will you continue to give out scholarships after this year?

Yes, Rogers is committed to empowering young leaders. Through the Possibilities Project, we’ll continue to invest in their education.

I’d like to donate − how do I do that?

If you’d like to help, please check out our community partners list and donate directly to an organization of your choice.

Who’s paying for the Ted Rogers Scholarships? Is it making my cellphone bill higher?

No. The Ted Rogers Scholarships have no impact on the cost of products or services for Rogers customers.

How do I apply for a Student Scholarship?

Recipients are identified by our community partners, who select individuals based on their community leadership. There is no formal application process outside of our community partners.

Who selects the scholarship?

We support communities and youth by partnering with organizations across Canada who identify candidates for our scholarship programs. Ted Fund is an initiative of Rogers Communications Inc, a part of our wider corporate social responsibility policy. We support communities and youth by partnering with organizations across Canada who identify candidates for our scholarship programs.

What are the application deadlines?

Our Class of 2018 has already been selected by our community partners. Our Community Partners will provide more information regarding our Class of 2019 application process.

There’s something wrong with my application / I haven’t received my scholarship  who − do I contact?

Please contact your community partner organization for more information.

How do I apply for an Employee Scholarship?

Rogers employees and their dependents who are interested in scholarship opportunities may be eligible to apply for the Rogers Employee Scholarship Program. Criteria, application information, and more information on Rogers Employee Scholarship Program can be found through Rogers internal employee channels, or speak to your manager.

How does my organization become a scholarship partner?

Please visit our Contact Us page to reach out to us and someone from our team will get back to you shortly.

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