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GOING BEYOND RUGBY

TIRF believes in eliminating barriers that prevent young people from reaching their full potential both on-and-off the pitch. Thanks to the generosity of the Doncaster Foundation, the Webb Family and Eventi Capital Partners, TIRF is able to offer post-secondary scholarships and bursaries to eligible players. The aim of the TIRF Scholarship Program is to produce outstanding leaders and citizens willing to give back to their local communities through the development of rugby and other social initiatives.To date the program has awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 26 outstanding scholars. TIRF’s Career Connect, a paid summer apprenticeship program, is supported by the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades; Carpenters’ Local Union 27; and the General Contractors’ Section Toronto.

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Before you get started we recommend that you view the FAQs and Application Checklist to help you put your best-foot-forward. The TIRF Scholarship Application is an online form. Unfortunately, our system won’t allow you to edit your answers after submitting your application. Consider typing your answers in a word document first to make sure that you don’t loose any of your answers if there is a problem.

If you have trouble accessing the documents or submitting your application please contact Valentine, Youth Development Coordinator at valentine@TIRFrugby.ca or 647-477-6119 ext. 6.

 

DEADLINE: Friday, May 11, 2018

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FAQs

Review these frequently asked questions before you begin your application. If you have questions that are not covered below please contact Valentine.

Deadline to submit applications is Friday, May 11, 2018.

TIRF Scholars, and previous TIRF scholarship applicants, are able to apply for awards. Eventi-Webb Award recipients, that still meet eligibility requirements, are welcome to apply again. Doncaster Award recipients are able to apply for a scholarship renewal, but must meet on-going requirements.

We carefully review all applications and take into consideration each applicants personal story. Selected applicants will share a common commitment to rugby, their schools and larger communities, by demonstrating strong character and leadership qualities through their extracurricular involvement and work experience. All TIRF programs and services are guided and measured by the five world rugby values of: DISCIPLINE, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, PASSION and SOLIDARITY. These values are at the core of our scholarship program and can be seen in our current scholars.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Involved in rugby either as a player, volunteer, coach, TIRF staff and/or in any other capacity.
  2. Demonstrated financial need. This could be that you live in a priority neighborhood, attend a high-school that is associated with TIRF or are eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
  3. Display strong academic performance and/or athletic achievement.
  4. Demonstrated involvement in your community and/or school.
  5. Current post-secondary students or high-school students that have applied to an accredited post-secondary institution such as University, College, or a trades program.

Yes, TIRF scholarship awards can be applied to any accredited post-secondary institution.

Scholarship awards will be granted on condition of acceptance to a post-secondary institution. Please let us know once you have been accepted into college/university or if your situation changes and you will not be attending college/university in the coming year.

Your chances of success are determined by the quality of your application and your eligibility. To improve your chances of receiving an award, make sure that you keep to the deadline, submit all documents, and dedicate plenty of time to preparing your application. In the short essay portions make sure you communicate your story, goals, ambitions, and why you are interested in becoming a TIRF Scholar.

Please tell us all about your accomplishments, your ability to overcome barriers, your involvement in extra-curricular activities and anything else that demonstrates your character. Be sure to read the essay questions thoroughly and adhere to the word count.

Two reference letters are required as part of the application process. Think of people that know you and can speak of your personal, academic or extra-curricular abilities such as teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, employers, or supervisors.

It’s important to begin working on your scholarship application as early as possible. Please review the timelines on our website and keep note of important deadlines. Be sure to find and request your references early to provide them with enough time to write your letters.

TIRF Scholars must maintain their full-time student status, a strong academic performance and their continued commitment to community and leadership. Scholars must continue their involvement with TIRF through coaching, mentoring, and attending TIRF Scholar events.

As a TIRF Scholar, we require you to keep in touch and continue your participation in TIRF initiatives. We ask that you to keep in touch with us by attending our events, signing up for our newsletter, follow our social media and join our TIRF Scholars group online.

Scholarship awards can be applied towards tuition, student fees, and/or on-campus accommodations.

Please email a soft copy to valentine@tirfrugby.ca or mail your card to TIRF Rugby, 77 Bloor Street West – Suite 1600, Toronto, ON, M5S 1M2 and we will forward your thanks to the selection committee on your behalf.