RTOERO members can recommend students from their family or community for a post-secondary scholarship

RTOERO believes in the power of our community to secure a better future, and we are committed to helping secure better futures for students, for each other, and for seniors in Canada. One of the ways we work towards achieving this goal is through our post-secondary scholarship program, established with reference to our strategic goal: To improve the lives of members and seniors.

This year, RTOERO is awarding 20 scholarships valued at $3000 each to post-secondary (college or university) students enrolled in programs that lead to careers in either seniors health and wellbeing; education; environmental stewardship; or that reflect a strong commitment to diversity, equity and/or inclusion.

RTOERO members are encouraged to recommend students in their lives, including family members, who meet the criteria.

Over the past 17 years, RTOERO has awarded scholarships totaling $550,000


  • The applicant must be studying in a college or university program that leads to a career in either seniors health and wellbeing; education; or environmental stewardship; or that reflects a strong commitment to diversity, equity and/or inclusion.
  • This includes fields such as: Health sciences; medicine; nursing; personal care; geriatric health care; research into healthy active living for seniors; architects, designers of age-friendly spaces, critical race studies and teaching or careers in education.
  • Students must be enrolled in their programs at the time of the application deadline.
    • i.e. students must be taking part in their program at the time of the application deadline, Jan 13, 2023.
    • Students still in high-school at the time of the application deadline are ineligible.
  • In addition to the completed application, the applicant must provide official Confirmation of Enrollment from their post-secondary institution, in PDF format.
    • This must be an official document issued by the college or university’s registrar which demonstrates that the student is enrolled in their program at the time of submitting their application.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Letters of acceptance to a program or unofficial documents such as a copy of a timetable, student account or transcript will not suffice.
  • The applicant must be recommended by an RTOERO member.
  • Successful applicants may be awarded the RTOERO scholarship only once.
  • RTOERO members are not themselves eligible to be awarded the scholarship.
  • Students are to fill out the application themselves, not the RTOERO member.

How to apply

Please read thoroughly the following application instructions before completing your application:


Applications are due by January 13, 2023. For more information contact [email protected].