20th Anniversary Scholarship Program

In the fall of 1991, the first girls at Trinity College School started their educational journey. After 126 years of being exclusively a school for boys, the TCS Board of Governors and school leadership team changed the course of history at TCS. The first year of girls at TCS saw 70 boarders across five grades of high school. Not long after, there were female students attending both the Junior School and Senior School levels. Over the past 30 years, the size and composition of TCS has changed immensely and is now 50% male and 50% female.

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. The focus will be on the foundations to prepare for high school. We quite often hear that “our daughter will be fine where she is.” This scholarship program is targeted at removing boundaries in education that girls often face and rewarding them with the opportunity to join the nurturing and supportive community that is Trinity College School.

Renewable annually, based on the student’s citizenship throughout the year, the scholarships are valued between $5,000 to $20,000. For 2023-2024, up to three scholarships are being offered for day girls applying for Grade 7 valued between $5,000 and $20,000.

Families of the 20th Anniversary Scholarship program may also qualify for additional assistance through our regular financial assistance program. Recipients of the scholarships are hand-selected by the TCS awards committee based on the following criteria:

  • Academic distinction
  • Co-curricular dedication
  • Strong leadership potential
  • Overall solid citizenship


The applicant must fulfill all of the following criteria to be considered for this program:

  • Complete an application for admission to Trinity College School
  • Apply as a day girl in Grade 7
  • Be a new applicant to Trinity College School for the 2023-2024 school year

Requirements for Application

The applicant must commit to the following to be considered for this program:

  • Complete all requirements of the regular application process of Trinity College School by Friday, May 12, 2023 – please click here for a list of requirements
  • Submit a persuasive piece of work expressing your opinion on the importance of equal access to education for girls worldwide. The submission can be in the form of a written piece (essay, poem, play), a film or artwork which has been produced either in print or electronically. If the candidate selects a written format, the word limit is 500 words.
  • Submission deadline: Friday, May 12, 2023

These scholarships will be given at the discretion of the TCS awards committee. The selection of a recipient is not solely based on academic achievement, but also focuses on a candidate’s perceived ability to contribute to the school community.

Expectations of the Recipient

As a 20th Anniversary Scholarship recipient, the student must:

  • Maintain a 70% academic average at TCS
  • Fully engage in co-curricular activities
  • Rise up to leadership opportunities throughout her career at TCS and act as a role model for peers
  • Embrace TCS values and live up to TCS standards

The scholarship recipient’s performance will be evaluated each year at the time of her winter report card and if all expectations are being met the scholarship will be renewed for the following year.

Please note: criteria and number of awards are subject to change each year.

To Apply

  1. Complete the regular application process – click here to apply
  2. For details on how to submit the persuasive piece of work (outlined under "Requirements for Application" above), contact Adrienne Ross, associate director of admissions at aross@tcs.on.ca or 905-885-3217 ext. 1212.