The Empowered Kids Ontario Scholarship Program

The Empowered Kids Ontario Scholarship Program helps kids with special needs go after their dreams, providing support so they can reach their education and career goals.



EKO Scholars have accomplished what their peers strive to do: succeed and pursue life’s challenges. The program is available to youth who have benefited from services and supports offered by an EKO member organization, and who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and volunteerism in their community and/or in their extra-curricular activities.

Since 2011, Empowered Kids Ontario has invested almost $60,000 in education grants to more than 50 EKO Scholars. Students who have received support through the EKO Scholarship Program have attended and are currently enrolled in colleges and universities across Ontario, including University of Waterloo, St. Clair College, Confederation College, Laurentian University, York University, Western University, University of Ottawa, and Carleton University.

Each award contributes to the cost of a college or university program, or a career training program. Awards of up to $2,000 are available this year to qualifying students.

Read about the 2019 EKO Scholars