A Brand New Indigenous Peoples Scholarship

It is particularly difficult to manage to make ends meet when one devotes one’s time and energy to studies. In addition to financial insecurity, Indigenous students also face unique challenges and systemic barriers. In an effort to help provide them with better conditions for academic success, the AFOA (Aboriginal Financial Officers Association) Canada and the TD Bank Group are launching a brand new scholarship program designed especially for them.

The TD Indigenous Peoples Scholarship Program will award 25 successful applicants $15,000 per year (with a maximum of $60,000 over 4 years) towards tuition and living expenses for the duration of their studies . Selected students will thus have the freedom and financial stability required to devote themselves to their post-secondary studies or professional training.

This scholarship is a source of great pride for TD as it helps provide equitable access to education for students from Indigenous communities. Thanks to her, these students will be able to achieve their academic goals and choose the career that truly excites them.

Sylvie Demers, President, Quebec Division at TD Bank Group.

Knowledge and experience

The acquisition of knowledge and training is the basis of learning. When you add to this the concrete practice of a profession, you get a most rewarding opportunity to develop your skills. Thus, the scholarship recipients will also be offered internships at TD.

“It is a real pleasure for us to offer the winners, in addition to the scholarship, internship opportunities at TD for the duration of their studies. This will be the perfect opportunity for them to gain valuable experience that matches their career aspirations. says Ms. Demers.

Additionally, regardless of field of study, the scholarships are open to students who are members of a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit community. To be eligible, the student must have applied or be accepted into a full-time program of a minimum duration of two years at an accredited post-secondary institution for the upcoming year of study.

The scholarship program is managed by AFOA of Canada, a non-profit organization that aims to assist Indigenous peoples with a focus on improving practices and skills in management, finance and governance. .

Notice to interested students: applications are open now, and will close on January 16, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. For more information about this program, please visit: afoa.ca/td!

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