Scholarship Fund 2020-2021

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 2020-2021 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.

There is no printable version, as we are not accepting paper submissions this year.

The application opens May 19, 2020, and the due date is July 31, 2020, at 6:00 pm.

Access the online 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 2020-2021 Scholarship Campaign and help us reach our goal of $35,000!

The FYI Scholarship program, now in its 15th 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 post-secondary 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 post-secondary education:

"Not everyone can afford University, so providing a scholarship such as this one provides a lot of support for people who would otherwise have to work for their tuition and book money, taking away time that could be directed to their studies." P.O.  

"Winning the FYI scholarship means a lot to me as well as to my whole family because I will be able to help and support my family financially throughout my post-secondary journey." D.B.

"For Youth Initiative is in a riding where many young people face a lot of systemic, social and economic barriers. Also where young people are coming from a low-income family. Our parents are doing a lot to pay for rent and bills and ensure that we are being fed and taken proper care of, with the cost of going to post-secondary school being expensive FYI's scholarship reduces the financial burden on us youth, and puts us one step closer to being able to go to University/College. Not having the sufficient funds to pay your way through school should not be something that any youth worries about. FYI knows this and they help to make it easier, by offering us youth hope and a chance to be successful in this life through the FYI scholarship. " S.M.