The Scholarships
We are awarding a total of 15 RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships worth $10,000 each. There will be 8 scholarships awarded to graduating high school students and 7 scholarships awarded to students enrolled in any year of post-secondary studies.

Exclusive to RBC Royal Bank student clients
Although eligible for all 15 scholarships, 3 scholarships per student category (total of 6) will be reserved exclusively for RBC Royal Bank student clients. To qualify, you must be an RBC Royal Bank client from February 28, 2017 through to the winner announcement date.

Who Can Apply?

Students who fall into one of the 2 categories below are eligible to apply:

  • Category 1 (Graduating High School or CEGEP): Currently enrolled in their graduating year of a Canadian High School or CEGEP, or have graduated from a Canadian High School or CEGEP within the last 2 years, and will be enrolled in their first year of a minimum 2 year undergraduate degree or diploma program on a full-time basis at a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college in the fall 2017 academic term
  • Category 2 (Undergraduate or Graduate Degree or Diploma): Currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program on a full-time basis in a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college and planning to continue full-time studies in fall 2017. Must have at least 2 years of full-time studies left in the program
  • All applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents with a minimum 75% average in their last completed year of study
  • Students with a disability who attend or are planning to attend post-secondary school on a part-time basis in fall 2017 are also eligible. Please see terms and conditions for full details

Employees, directors, and officers of Royal Bank and its subsidiaries, or yconic, and any child of any of the foregoing are not eligible for the Scholarships. For greater certainty, “child” shall be defined herein as a person whose parent or legal guardian is an employee, director or officer of Royal Bank or any of its subsidiaries. For information about the Scholarship Program for Children of RBC Employees, click here.

When can I apply?

Applications are accepted starting on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST. All applications are to be submitted online.

What is the Deadline?

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

When are the winners announced?

Winners will be announced in the summer of 2017.

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