Tom Leon Student Bursary

The Tom Leon Charitable Foundation has established the Tom Leon Student Bursary for graduates of a TCDSB Secondary School in order to help defray the cost of post-secondary school education.


This bursary is awarded annually to two graduating female students and two graduating male students who require financial assistance in order to pursue studies at a post secondary institution. Each award is designated for the cost of tuition in the amount of up to $5,000. The cheque is made payable to the educational institution.

Selection of the recipients will be based on the following criteria:
• Contributions to the school and/or community that reflect Catholic values
• Financial need and/or personal challenges
• Evidence of acceptance into a post-secondary institution
• Volunteer work within the school or community
• Contribution and involvement in extra-curricular activities
• Academic achievements
• Personal challenges and obstacles

For each application the following is required:
• A completed application form
• A personal cover letter from the student outlining reasons to be the recipient: include the number of community hours accumulated; specifically state the impact of the student’s faith on his/her life
• Two letters of recommendation: one from within the school and one from outside of school (school principal or designate, employer, chaplain, coach, teacher, community leader etc) that outline contributions to the school and community and  state the nature of the financial need and/or personal challenges faced. (Please include as much detail as appropriate)
• Evidence of acceptance into a post-secondary institution

Selections are made by a committee comprised of TCDSB social work staff and members of The Angel
Foundation for Learning Board of Directors. Winners are notified by email.

Enquiries regarding the bursary may be made to Marisa Celenza at 416.222.8282 ext. 2195 /

Download an application 2017 Tom Leon Student Bursary Application Form

Note: Application deadline has changed for 2017! Completed applications for the Tom Leon Bursary must be received by Friday, April 14, 2017

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