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One arm of the School's financial assistance program are scholarships. A scholarship is a “merit-based” financial award offered to support a student to further their education. Scholarship awards are determined on “merit,” academic ability, or other factors outlined specifically for each award. These awards will be highly competitive and are often highly targeted toward applicants with specific talents, abilities or who reside in a particular geographic region. All suitable candidates are encouraged to apply but should review the award criteria and the supplementary application details carefully. You may review available scholarships awards below.

Cirne National Scholarships (for Canadian boarding students) - Available for September 2024

The Cirne National Scholarships are merit-based and include full-tuition for the duration of the recipients’ studies in the boarding school program at Trinity College School. Each fall, the School welcomes applications for one scholarship for the next academic year.

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20th Anniversary Scholarship Program - Available for September 2024

Established in 2011, the 20th anniversary scholarship program is intended to celebrate girls at TCS and encourage more girls to put a premium on gaining the necessary foundations for their education experience.

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Caroline Chagnon ’07 Memorial Bursary (for a boarding Francophone student) - Available for September 2024

The Caroline Chagnon ’07 Memorial Bursary will be accepting applications annually. The bursary was established in 2018 by Caroline’s family to honour her memory. After graduating with honours from Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Trinity College School and Queen’s University, Caroline’s plan was to continue studying for a master’s degree. Unfortunately, her hopes and dreams were cut short by cancer. She was 26 years old.

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The Indigenous National Scholarship Program - Available for September 2024

Trinity College School has offered the Jackman Indigenous National Scholarship - a dedicated scholarship for Indigenous youth - since 1986. Building on that vision, the Indigenous National Scholarship Program has since grown to include three merit-based awards.

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Grade 9 Day Scholarship (for Canadian day students) - Available for September 2024

Introduced in 2015, in commemoration of Trinity College School’s 150th anniversary, the Hunter Scholarships are awarded to two promising students who reside in Durham Region, Peterborough or Northumberland County. These are the first full-tuition scholarships TCS has offered to Canadian day students.

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Peter N. Thomson Family Bursary - Available for September 2024

The Peter N. Thomson Family Bursary celebrates the deep connection between the late Peter Nesbitt Thomson and his adopted home in the Bahamas. Established in 2019 by his step-son and wife Andrew & Julie Raeden, the bursary is awarded to a promising student from the Bahamas, who is seeking to join Trinity College School for their boarding experience starting in Grade 9.

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How to apply for a scholarship

  1. Submit to the regular application process and receive an offer of enrolment in order to qualify for a scholarship. To learn more about the School and the application process, you may complete the Inquiry Form. If you are ready to apply to the School, you can click here to apply now.
  2. During the application process, should you meet the requirements for any of the School's scholarships, a member of the admissions team will be happy to discuss the scholarship requirements in detail.

Explore other opportunities

Our financial assistance program is comprised of need-based bursaries and merit-based scholarships. Separate from our formal financial assistance program, we also offer incentive pricing that may benefit families of Canadian boarding students; the Canadian Families Boarding Incentive Program was introduced in recognition of the School's 150th anniversary and offers a $62,725 incentive for Canadian boarding students entering Grade 9.

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