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.

Each year RTOERO awards up to 20 scholarships, valued at $3000, to post-secondary (college or university) students enrolled in programs that lead to a careers which could benefit RTOERO members and seniors in Canada.

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

Over the past 20 years, we’ve awarded 374 scholarships totalling $429,000.


  • The applicant must be studying in a college or university program that leads to a career which could benefit RTOERO members and seniors in Canada.
  • Students who are newly entering their programs are eligible provided that they have enrolled in their programs by the application deadline (January 29, 2021).
  • This includes fields such as: Health sciences; medicine; nursing; personal care; geriatric health care; research into healthy active living for seniors; architects and designers of age-friendly spaces.
  • 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.
  • In addition to the completed application, the applicant must provide proof of enrolment.
  • Please see application instructions (below) for more details on the selection criteria.


How to apply

Please read thoroughly the following Application Instructions before completing your application.

Applications are due by January 29, 2021. For more information contact [email protected].