Partnering with York Memorial Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, ON and C. W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute and Westview Centennial Secondary School in North York, Makers will award four (4) grade 11 students with a scholarship valued at over $5,000 per student.

Over the summer of 2023, the scholarship will see four students completing real-life projects and working with Makers producers to see their passion projects come to life.

The goal is to pave a path for young, divergent perspectives in our industry by providing tools and support to encourage youth to discover the possibilities of a job in media. We hope to expand the initiative to other schools across Ontario, and eventually across Canada with the help of future partners.

Together we can make anything.


Four (4) students will be awarded the following:

  • A Mac laptop and an iPhone
  • 1 year access to Adobe Creative suite
  • A Makers headshot to be included on our website
  • $1,000 grant towards making your project
  • 2-month summer mentorship program with our producers


  • Display passion for media and have an interest in a career in a media profession (film, advertising, photography, writing and more)
  • Self-motivated and passionate about learning and storytelling
  • Grade 11 student in attendance at York Memorial Collegiate Institute (Toronto), Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute (Scarborough, ON), Westview Centennial Secondary School (North York, ON) or C. W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute (North York, ON)
  • Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Application submitted with all required deliverables by the application deadline of May 18th, 2023.


  • Student to fill out application form.
  • Pitch Us Your Project: Tell us about what you’d like to create with the tools, support and scholarship money. The pitch can be a TikTok video, short essay, photograph series, website, whatever you have at your disposal. We don’t mind the medium but we want to see your creativity and passion come through.


Applicants are encouraged to email us at scholarship@makers.to with any questions that come up in the creation of their scholarship applications, if required. We will be hosting a virtual information session through your school, stay tuned for date and time announcements of this event. Sign up at scholarship@makers.to to receive updates or to submit a question for the committee.


If you are interested in helping us expand our scholarship to other schools we are currently accepting scholarship sponsors. Email us at scholarship@makers.to to start the conversation about how we can work together!