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Scotiabank Scholars

The Scotiabank Scholars program is a unique two-year curriculum, designed by Huron University in collaboration with TVDSB, for high school students. Together, Huron and Scotiabank aim to break down barriers for accessing higher education by helping Scotiabank Scholars navigate university opportunities and application processes. It is our mission to nurture a community where young leaders can thrive academically, professionally, and socially.

With sessions held on-campus at Huron University, students can gain exposure and confidence in attending a higher education setting. Participating students will engage in topics like skill development, career exploration, and university preparation.

Each school is encouraged to register eligible Grade 11 students for the Scotiabank Scholars program. The registration form will open in September.

The Scotiabank Scholars Program

Scotiabank Scholars programming is developed by Huron and delivered in partnership with community organizations, school boards and high school guidance. It includes:

  • On-campus sessions covering topics like navigating university admissions, presentation skills and networking. Sessions are hosted during school hours will all associated costs covered.
  • The Scotiabank Summer Camp is an immersive summer experience, where Grade 11 students stay on-campus at Huron while participating in programming that builds their innovation and entrepreneurial skill-sets.
  • Each year, up to five full scholarships to Huron University will be awarded to Grade 12 Scotiabank Scholars participants, covering all tuition and fees.  

Who is eligible?

The Scotiabank Scholars Program has been made available to students registered in university pathway courses, who demonstrate the propensity to attend university directly after graduation.

Scotiabank and Huron University share a mission to make higher education accessible to all. With this goal in mind, the Scotiabank Scholars Program has been made available to deserving students that are part of any one of the following communities:

  • Minoritized
  • Indigenous
  • Low-income
  • First-generation
  • Newcomers to Canada

Additional Eligibility Criteria:​

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent residents of Canada, or protect persons.​
  • Must be entering Huron directly from high school and applying for their first undergraduate degree.​
  • Must meet Huron University’s entrance requirements (minimum average 75%). 


Program Overview

Guidance Consellors register eligble Grade 11 students

Grade 11 Scotiabank Scholars participate in sessions

Scotiabank Summer Camp for all Grade 11 Scholars

Grade 12 Scotiabank Scholars partcipate in sessions

Grade 12 Scotiabank Scholars Graduation & Scotiabank Scholarship Awardees

Registration Process

Each school is encouraged to register up to 5 eligible Grade 11 students for the Scotiabank Scholars program. The registration form will close at the end of September. All registered students will receive a registration form which must be completed in order to finalize their registration in the program.

Interested in learning more?

Educators and guidance counsellors can get access to Scotiabank Scholars programming, as well as information on how to enroll students, by signing up.

Information for Educators
2023-24 Program Overview

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