Regent Park Scholarship

Welcome to the Regent Park 2024-25 Scholarship – where dreams take flight!

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    Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) and Tridel’s new scholarship recognizes the commitment of Regent Park tenants who have made meaningful contributions to their community. It is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of leaders by paving a pathway for their academic and career success.

    Who is eligible?

    This scholarship is available to TCHC tenants ages 17 and older who meet the following criteria: 

    • Current or relocated (due to revitalization) TCHC tenants of the Regent Park community
    • Resident in good standing
    • Entering or enrolled in a full- or part-time post-secondary accredited college, university, career academy, or trade school program in the 2024-25 school year
    • Able to demonstrate a need for financial assistance
    • Able to demonstrate community involvement/leadership.

    TCHC recognizes that the impacts of anti-Black racism have created negative outcomes for Black communities in Toronto, including underrepresentation in decision-making and access to social and economic opportunities. Through our Confronting Anti-Black Racism Strategy (PDF), we are committed to providing meaningful economic opportunities, such as creating and prioritizing access to scholarship opportunities that Black-identifying tenants can participate in and attain.

    Key information

    • Application deadline: Monday, June 24 at 4 p.m.
    • Scholarship awards are valued at up to $3,000 for tuition fees.  
    • A $500 bursary is awarded for books and fees, such as transportation costs. 
    • A cumulative maximum of $10,000 (tuition plus bursaries) per recipient from the scholarship program throughout the revitalization period, or until funds have been exhausted. 
    • Scholarship awards are applicable for part- or full-time post-secondary studies. Programs may be in-person, online, or hybrid. 
    • Recipients will be selected by a panel of evaluators. Winners will be contacted on Friday, July 12. 
    • Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the post-secondary/training institution and bursaries will be paid to the recipient upon proof of enrolment. 
    • Scholarship recipients are eligible to use their funds to pay tuition fees for several terms within one academic calendar year, including Fall 2024 and Winter 2025.

    How to Apply

    The application for the 2024-25 academic year is now open. There are two ways to apply: 

    1. Digital (PDF): Download and complete the fillable PDF application package.
    1. Print copy: Pick up applications from 530 Dundas St. E. on Mondays and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, May 27. 

    Please follow the instructions provided in the application form on how to prepare and submit your application package.

    If you face any barriers to submitting your application, have any questions about the application process or the scholarship program, need a translation or any other accommodation, or require a paper copy of the application, please contact TalkRegentPark@TorontoHousing.ca.

    Need help completing your application?

    Support is available. Schedule a one-on-one session with a TCHC representative if you need support completing the forms or reviewing your personal or financial statements. Contact us at TalkRegentPark@TorontoHousing.ca.

    You can also join us at one of our three information sessions. 

    Information sessions

    Online (Zoom): A virtual information session will take place on Wednesday, June 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

    In-Person: Join us Thursday, June 13, at 150 River Street – Recreation Room (Ground Floor) for one of the following in-person information sessions: 

    • Session 1: noon to 1:30 p.m. 
    • Session 2: 4:30 to 6 p.m. 

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    Information about the Regent Park Scholarship 2024-25 will also be shared through community newsletters, posters, social media, and other TCHC channels.

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    Questions?

    Read our Scholarship Q&A for answers to frequent questions. You may also contact us: 

    Who can apply for the scholarship?

    The Regent Park Scholarship 2024-25 is open to eligible Regent Park TCHC tenants ages 17 and older.

    What will the scholarship cover?

    Successful applicants will receive funding towards their part- or full-time accredited post-secondary college, university, career academy, or trade school program for the 2024-25 school year. Programs may be in-person, online, or hybrid: 

    • up to $3,000 for tuition fees 
    • $500 for books and related fees (such as transportation costs).

    Key Information: 

    • Application deadline: Monday, June 24 at 4 p.m. 
    • Scholarship awards are valued at up to $3,000 for tuition fees.  
    • A $500 bursary is awarded for books and fees, such as transportation costs. 
    • A cumulative maximum of $10,000 (tuition plus bursaries) per recipient from the scholarship program throughout the revitalization period, or until funds have been exhausted. 
    • Scholarship awards are applicable for part- or full-time post-secondary studies. Programs may be in-person, online, or hybrid. 
    • Recipients will be selected by a panel of evaluators. Winners will be contacted on Friday, July 12. 
    • Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the post-secondary/training institution and bursaries will be paid to the recipient upon proof of enrolment.
    • Scholarship recipients are eligible to use their funds to pay tuition fees for several terms within one academic calendar year, including Fall 2024 and Winter 2025. 

    TCHC recognizes that the impacts of anti-Black racism have created negative outcomes for Black communities in Toronto, including underrepresentation in decision-making and access to social and economic opportunities. Through our Confronting Anti-Black Racism Strategy (PDF), we are committed to providing meaningful economic opportunities, such as creating and prioritizing access to scholarship opportunities that Black-identifying tenants can participate in and attain.

    How will the applications be assessed?

    Applicants are scored using a point system that correlates to the specific mandatory components of the applications. This is why a complete application form is important! Applications are reviewed by an evaluation panel comprised of representatives of Regent Park-based organizations and service providers. Applicant names will be hidden throughout the evaluation process.  

    TCHC recognizes that the impacts of anti-Black racism have created negative outcomes for Black communities in Toronto, including underrepresentation in decision-making and access to social and economic opportunities. Through our Confronting Anti-Black Racism Strategy (PDF), we are committed to providing meaningful economic opportunities, such as creating and prioritizing access to scholarship opportunities that Black-identifying tenants can participate in and attain. 

    I have applied to the Scholarship program. When will I hear of a decision?

    TCHC will notify the scholarship winners via email on Friday, July 12.  

    I applied to the Scholarship program, and I have not received my application decision email yet. What do I do?

    If you haven’t received an update on your application status by Friday, July 12 please come to our office at 530 Dundas St E on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to speak to a member of our team, or call Esha Kidwai, Community Revitalization Assistant, at 437-231-7874.

    If I was not accepted into the Scholarship Program, can I submit a request to be reconsidered?

    Decisions of the evaluation panel are final. We encourage those not accepted in the current program to reapply next year.

    Can I only ask for the bursary?

    No, the bursary is only given when you attend a course, and both the bursary and tuition are paid at the same time. 

    What period does the scholarship season (2024-25) cover?

    This season will cover all courses from Fall 2024 and Winter 2025.

    For applicants that take fall and winter courses are they eligible for two bursaries?

    No, you are eligible for only one bursary for the entire 2024-25 scholarship season.

    Can I have the tuition payment paid directly to me?

    No, the tuition fees are paid directly to the institution of your choice once an invoice has been provided. The one-time bursary fee of $500 will be paid directly to you. 

    Can I use the tuition fee to pay for past courses/balances?

    No, we can only pay for future courses as stated in the provided invoices from the institution you are attending. 

    I have applied for this scholarship. Can I apply for other TCHC scholarships in the future?

    Yes, you can apply for this or other available TCHC-wide scholarships, such as the Investing in our Diversity Scholarship (IIODS) in the future. There is a cumulative maximum of $10,000 (tuition plus bursaries) per recipient from the Regent Park Scholarship Program throughout the revitalization period, or until funds have been exhausted. 

    Please note: The application period for the 2024 IIODS has now closed.

     

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