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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

Fostering positive growth in communities across Canada

The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund was created in honour of our founder, Ted Rogers. Launched in June 2017, the 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. We are also dedicated to providing community grants to support organizations with educational programming. The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund is divided into two key pillars: Youth Scholarships, including employee scholarships, and Community Grants. By focusing on the importance of youth development and educational programs, we are helping to break down barriers that Canadian youths face in order to help our next generation of leaders shine.

We have worked with our scholarship partner organizations to identify and select 150 high school graduates who will be the first recipients of the Ted Rogers Scholarships, Class of 2017. These bright individuals have exemplified strong leadership skills and dedication to making their communities a better place. It’s the first year among many to support their quest for higher education. Scholarship recipients will receive  up to $10,000 for the tenure of their undergraduate degree or college program duration.

We’ve identified community organizations in Canada that have gone above and beyond to provide their communities with educational support programs. These grants will help our partners continue to run innovative community programs focused on inspiring youth to continue their education and to develop skills to help them succeed.

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Stories from the Class of 2017

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 2017.

Kwame - Community Leader, Jays Care Foundation

Marrisa - Community Leader, Children's Aid Society

Jade

Potential is Everywhere

Click below take a closer look at our many Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund recipients and community grant partners across Canada.

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Our Scholarship Partners

Our scholarship partners help us identify and recognize our brightest young leaders across the country. If you wish to support any of these organizations, please click on the donation links below.

FAQ

How many scholarships are you giving out?

In honour of Canada 150, we’re giving out 150 Student Scholarships in 2017. The recipients of the 2017 scholarships have already been chosen and notified. 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 or grant?

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. Community grant recipients are identified through internal regional committees at Rogers. The recipient organizations are chosen based on their dedication to youth and/or education.

Will you continue to give out scholarships after this year?

Yes, it is our plan that this program will continue to grow year after year. Stay tuned!

I’d like to donate to the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund− how do I do that?

The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund doesn’t accept donations directly. 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 Scholarship Fund? Is it making my cellphone bill higher?

No. The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund has 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 and grant winners?

We support communities and youth by partnering with organizations across Canada who identify candidates for our various grant and 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 various grant and scholarship programs.

What are the application deadlines?

Our Class of 2017 has already been selected by our community partners. Our Community Partners will provide more information regarding our Class of 2018 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 a community grant?

Community grant recipients are identified through internal regional committees at Rogers. The recipient organizations are chosen based on their dedication to youth and/or education. At this time, we do not have an open call for applications for our community grants.

How many community grants are you giving out?

We’re awarding 65 community grants in 2017 to organizations.

 

When will I get the grant / where will the money be transferred?

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

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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