University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Launches $100,000 Opportunity Fund

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“It’s one way we can say thank you.” - Maureen MacDonald, Dean

The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS) has launched a $100,000 fund to support learners who are dealing with financial challenges due to COVID-19.

Students experiencing financial need due to COVID-19 can apply for a one-time bursary of up to $750 to finance their SCS course tuition costs. The bursary is available to both new and returning students.

While SCS does offer other bursaries and award programs designed to provide financial assistance, Dean Maureen MacDonald says this fund was developed specifically as part of SCS’s response to the impact of COVID-19 and as a way for SCS to give back to its community of learners during what is an extremely challenging time for many of them.

“We have such a wonderful, dedicated community of people who have taken the skills and knowledge they gain with us and used them to better the wider community we’re all a part of. This is one way we can continue to support their learning journeys, and to support new learners just getting started,” she explains.

“It’s one way we can say thank you.”

Applicants will be asked to demonstrate financial need and share how funding will assist with achieving their learning objectives.

Applicants who meet these criteria will be randomly selected to receive tuition support until the full amount of the Opportunity Fund has been spent.

Applications for the Opportunity Fund bursaries are being accepted now online.

For full eligibility requirement information and to apply, please visit our Opportunity Fund Terms of Reference information page.