Once a student starts their college education, their world suddenly gets bigger. They see opportunities for careers and start thinking long-term. Just as important, they discover ways to earn scholarships and find higher paying summer jobs to fund their education.
Many of the students who don't start college or university within a year of graduation, just can't afford the tuition. They're often cast adrift, with fewer options for employment and end up with lower-paying jobs. Or no job at all.
That's why Ken McLachlan and Debra Bain - owners of RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. have created a Toronto Scholarship program exclusively for senior year high school students. Helping a student get into that crucial first year of college/university, could change their lives forever!
This Toronto Scholarship is about something more than high marks
It turns out that there's a fair bit of money awarded to students with marks over 80%. Academic scholarships are wide-spread. But they miss the largest part of the student body - the B and C students - regardless of their other aptitudes or potential contribution to society.
That's why high marks aren't the first consideration when trying to earn a RE/Max Hallmark Scholarship. Ken and Debra feel strongly about encouraging empathy in our future leaders. This scholarship aims to reward students who are personally invested in volunteering, or active in leadership roles, fundraising or outreach student organizations.
We hope that some day they'll be catalysts for positive change in our society. So we need to give them the chance to make their voices heard on a much larger stage.
RE/MAX Hallmark has made an on-going Commitment to Toronto Scholarships
In just the last few years, RE/MAX Hallmark (that's Ken and Debra) has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to help ease the first year cost of university and college tuition. This year, RE/MAX Hallmark is offering awards totaling $15,000 to be divided among all deserving applicants with no pre-set limit to the number of applicants who will qualify. You may have guessed - I'm very proud of RE/MAX Hallmark for 'giving back' in such a meaningful way.
How does your child apply for the RE/MAX Hallmark Scholarship?
The deadline to apply for one of the RE/MAX Hallmark Toronto Scholarships for High School Seniors is March 31, 2012 and the awarded money will be directed to the post-secondary education of choice. (This award is now open to our Muskoka office clientele as well!)
This is a wonderful opportunity for children of all RE/MAX Hallmark clients, no matter how long ago you bought or sold your home or who you worked with. I encourage you to call or email to find out if your child is eligible.
I'm proud to say that one my clients has a daughter who received the scholarship award in 2008! Best of luck to all who apply!