Scholarship Fund
2019 - 2020

Are you a student thinking of applying for the FYI scholarship?

Youth aged 16-29 who are attending/will attend a Canadian university in the 2019-2020 academic year and live, work, volunteer, and/or go to school within York-South Weston are eligible to apply! Preference will be given to youth actively involved in FYI programs.

The 2019-2020 application is due Friday, August 23, 2019 at 6:00pm. 

Access the online application here.

Access a printable application here.


Want to contribute to our scholarship campaign?

Since 2005, FYI's Scholarship Program has given over $50,000+ to 41 youth. Celebrate this achievement with us - DONATE to our 2019-2020 Scholarship Campaign and help us reach our goal of $25,000!

The FYI Scholarship program, now in its 14th year, is in commemoration of Jamal Hemmings and Amon Beckles, Toronto youth who were lost to gun violence in November 2005. Jamal and Amon were participants in FYI’s daily programs and will be remembered for their positive, vibrant personalities and dance skills. The FYI Scholarship Program supports our community’s youth towards a brighter future through funding support for various forms of education including: college, university, training, trades, and certificate programs.


How does donating to the FYI Scholarship fund make a difference?     

Your donation can have a huge impact on a youth's ability to pursue a postsecondary education! Here is what past winners have had to say about how receiving the FYI Scholarship is important to help youth who are seeking a postsecondary education:

"Receiving the FYI Scholarship is important to help youth seeking to access post-secondary education because it helps to relieve some of the financial burdens associated with pursuing post-secondary studies, especially considering the high costs of tuition today. Instead, it allows youth to focus on completing their studies. The FYI Scholarship is also a great motivator and encouragement for youth to stay in school, particularly for those who are the first in their family to pursue post-secondary education." -Judy 2017 FYI Scholarship Winner

"It is important to help youth seeking access to postsecondary education because it encourages them to keep doing what they are doing. For them to know that they are taking a big step towards their future and that they are supported wholeheartedly. Youth need to be encouraged to achieve their goals of going to postsecondary and realize that it is possible. This will also help them achieve other goals in life and also encourage youth like them as well." -Deneisha 2017 Scholarship Winner

2017 FYI Scholarship Winners at York-South Weston community Slam Jam event!


Want to contribute to our scholarship campaign?

DONATE to our 2019-2020 Scholarship Campaign and help us reach our goal of $25,000!


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