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TD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples – AFOA Canada and TD announce 25 successful
applicants of the TD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples.
OTTAWA, July 24, 2023 – AFOA Canada and TD are pleased to announce the 25 successful applicants of the TD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples. Launched in November 2022, the scholarship program is tailored specifically for students from the Indigenous community, providing financial support towards pursuing post-secondary education and career aspirations.
Each of the 25 successful applicants will receive $10,000 per year for up to four years to cover tuition costs, as well as an additional $5,000 per year for up to four years to cover living expenses. Recipients will also be offered summer internship opportunities with TD to gain valuable work experience, aligned with their career aspirations. Summer internship opportunities will be available to these scholarship students throughout their time as a scholarship recipient. These students will also receive an offer of full-time employment after the successful completion of their studies.
“We are proud to support students on their journey to achieve their academic goals and chosen career path,” said Doris Bear, Vice President, Indigenous Banking, TD Bank Group. “The TD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples provides students from Indigenous communities with the financial freedom and stability to explore the benefits of a post-secondary education and work experience. Congratulations to all the successful applicants!”
The scholarship program is available to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students who are members/citizens of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit community. Applicants must be permanent residents of Canada and have applied for or are currently enrolled in a full-time, minimum two-year program with an approved post-secondary institution in Canada.
AFOA Canada President and CEO Terry Goodtrack stated, “We firmly believe that the TD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples holds the potential to be truly transformative in the lives of students. By providing them with invaluable support, it empowers them to overcome obstacles and enables them to embark on a path of success in attaining their academic goals and pursuing their chosen career path”.
A celebration for the 25 successful applicants will be held in the summer of 2023. For more information about the TD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples, please visit www.afoa.ca/td.
This year’s successful applicants are:
For further information and interview requests, please contact:
Ci Ci Fan, Manager, Corporate Communications