Young leaders from Toronto’s east end are invited to apply for the second annual DECA Young Leaders Scholarship.
The $2,000 scholarship, which is operated by the Danforth East Community Association (DECA) in partnership with Scadding Court Community Centre’s (SCCC) Investing in our Diversity Scholarship Program, was established to help a graduating student with the costs of their upcoming schooling.
To qualify, students must be 25 years old or younger, live or go to high school within the DECA boundaries from Monarch Park to Main Street, Lumsden/Mortimer to the train tracks, be graduating this year and have a plan to continue their education, demonstrate a need for financial help, and have a strong record of activism or engagement.
The application deadline for the Young Leaders scholarship program is Friday, March 24 at 5 p.m.
Last year’s recipient was former Danforth Collegiate student Chantelle Johnson, who used the funds for her studies at Humber College in fashion business management.
Since 2001, SCCC’s Investing in our Diversity Scholarship Program has distributed upwards of 330 scholarships valued at $1,000 to $4,000 to students from low-income families who have demonstrated good academic records and community leadership.
To raise funds for the new scholarship, DECA will be holding its second annual ping-pong tournament in June. Stay tuned for more details.
For more information, visit www.scaddingcourt.org/scholarships, email Rebecca@scaddingcourt.org, or call 416-392-0335 or 416-981-6300.