Champion for Change Scholarship

  • Are you a questioner?
  • Do you want to make a difference?
  • Do you want to work on issues and causes for justice?
  • Do you like helping others?
  • Do you want to develop new skills to contribute to new ways to help make a better world?
  • Do you demonstrate commitment to your learning and to your community?

Do these questions resonate with you? Then apply for the Linden Champion for Change Scholarship.  

Applications are open for September 2024! 

Linden’s Champion for Change Scholarship offers $15,000 in tuition fees, potentially renewable for up to five years. The program is designed to provide young women who would thrive at  Linden access to the school’s proven enriched academic and extracurricular opportunities, as well as a challenging yet supportive environment in which to make a difference in their communities through creative, social, environmental or other scientific justice work.  Winners will benefit from small classes, award-winning faculty who genuinely care, access to mentors, and much more. 

What will successful scholarship applicants receive?

  • $15,000 in tuition fees renewable for up to 5 years
  • Access to a girl-identified community with a specialization in girl-centred learning (View our Gender Inclusion Policy)
  • Small classes with an enriched and progressive academically challenging curriculum, taught by award-winning faculty who genuinely care about their students
  • Opportunities to engage in student-led learning initiatives and programs founded on the principles of equity, justice, and community engagement 
  • Engagement in a rich co-curricular program, field excursions, a passion project in high school, and access to mentors and a dedicated faculty
  • Eligibility to apply to Linden’s bursary program for the balance of the fees in accordance with our bursary application process
  • See Terms and Conditions for full details

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

  • New entrants to grades 4-12 to Linden in the 2024-2025 school year
  • Students with an academic standing of at least 3+/ 75%, according to the Ontario Ministry of Education grading system
  • Demonstrated meaningful interest and participation in social, racial and cultural justice, economic justice or climate justice action to make your neighborhood, city, country or wider world a better place

How will Linden select the scholarship recipients?

  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with a panel comprised of members of the school’s leadership team and current Grade 11 and 12 students.

When will applicants be notified of the results?

  • Shortlisted applicants selected for interview will be notified. Interviews will take place and final decisions will be communicated on or before February 23, 2024.

How do I apply?

Grade 4-8 Applicants Apply NOW

Complete our application form. Here are some of the things you’ll be asked to include:

  • A copy of your previous end of year report card and your latest current year report card;
  • A short essay about what change you’d like to see in the world;
  • A video or essay about how you worked to effect positive change in your school, local community or the world at large;
  • A reference letter.
  • Please refer to the application forms for full details.


Grade 9-12 Applicants Apply NOW

Complete our application form. Here are some of the things you’ll be asked to include: 

  • A copy of your previous end of year report card and your latest current year report card
  • A short essay about Linden’s mission and why it resonates with you
  • A video or essay describing a situation where you worked hard to effect positive change in your school, local community or the world at large.
  • A reference letter.
  • Please refer to the application forms for full details.

Have more questions?

If you have any questions that haven't been answered here, please feel free to reach out to Jean Geary, Director of Admissions & Community Engagement at [email protected]

What Parents Say

Linden provides its students with the opportunity to see, and practice, ways in which classroom exploration can be used to solve problems in our local community, as well as the wider world. According to one Linden parent, “She has a sense of purpose and a sense of herself as a confident, capable learner,” and “every sense that she can and will make her voice heard.” She added: “That I think she owes in large part to Linden.”

Meet Linden Changemakers

Jazz - Class of 2023
Jazz won an international hackathon by creating an app that facilitates communication between NGOs in order to fast track solutions to global problems such as climate change. Learn more

Aisha published a children’s book about her personal journey with her hair. She encourages everyone to embrace differences, reject conventional beauty standards, and to embrace self-discovery and self-love. Learn more

Virgil - Class of 2023
When the TTC launched a contest to ask students to reimagine their future, Virgil and their teammates embraced the challenge. They won first prize thanks to an app they created that provides information about accessibility in multiple languages! A colourful mural on display at Davisville station honours their achievements. Learn more

Serena spearheaded a Nest Box Project to rebuild dwindling tree swallow populations in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority. After installing the boxes, she monitored the tree swallow population, and watched them rebound! She recently attended Youth Advocacy Training with The Ocean Project, and looks forward to putting her new knowledge to work advocating  for 30 by 30, a worldwide initiative for governments to designate 30% of Earth's land and ocean area as protected areas by 2030.   

Grade 4/5 students
Grade 4 and 5 students brought International Women’s Day to life at Linden – and in the neighbourhood! They shared the history of IWD with the entire school and encouraged all students to make signs. Learning chants was very popular, even with the youngest students!  Finally they led the entire school in a colourful and energizing March through Midtown.

Click Here for Terms & Conditions

  1. Scholarships will be awarded to students entering Grade 4 through 12 who are not currently enrolled in The Linden School.
  2. Students and parents/guardians will need to submit a completed application by 11:59 pm on December 8, 2023 in order to be considered for the scholarship.
  3. Winners will be required to successfully complete The Linden School application process before their scholarship is awarded.
  4. The decision of the scholarship selection committee will be final.
  5. The reasons for choosing winners will be confidential.
  6. Scholarship Benefits include $15,000 to be applied directly toward tuition fees, renewable for up to 5 years subject to meeting the academic standing of 3+/75%.
  7. Scholarship winners will be exempt from the infrastructure fee.
  8. Families will be responsible for the remainder of tuition. A fee schedule can be viewed here.
  9. Financial means will not be a barrier to entry. The Linden School has a generous bursary policy, and scholarship winners are encouraged to apply in case of financial need.
  10. The Champion for Change Scholarship may be revoked if it is found that any of the application materials were false or misleading.
  11. Scholarship winners will be notified by email on or before February 23, 2024. In the event that the successful applicants choose not to accept the scholarship, we may offer it to other qualifying applicants after this date.