At Kindred Foundation, we believe that we must address both immediate and long-term needs to make a difference.  Scholarships are about looking forward and helping to ensure that talented and deserving students have access to education, regardless of their financial situation.  We are pleased to be able to support Canadian students through different scholarship opportunities.

2023 Kindred Foundation x Adventure4Change Scholarship  - Closed for 2023

The Kindred Foundation x Adventure4Change Scholarship was established in 2022 and is dedicated to supporting the achievement of academic excellence by Adventure4Change (A4C) Alumni. The scholarship supports two selected A4C alumni for up to 4 years (or the length of their academic program). Kindred Foundation manages the scholarship, and a committee created by Kindred Foundation decides upon awardees. 

2023 Scholarship Details:


Application Requirements:

Important Dates:

Application window will reopen in May 2024.

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Congratulations to the 2023 recipients of the Kindred Foundation x Adventure4Change Scholarship!

Abdulmajid Abdulmajid

My name is Abdulmajid Abdulmajid, and I will be attending McMaster University for Social Sciences this Fall. I have always believed in helping others and making a difference in my community. Some of my interests include Soccer, Badminton, and Volunteering. The Kindred Foundation has brought me a step closer to achieving my goals. Thank you, Kindred Foundation, for this amazing opportunity.

Salma Elnady

My name is Salma Elnady. I'm going into Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. I am passionate about my community involvement and strive to be a proactive and influential leader. Guided by a strong interest in healthcare, my goal is to make a positive impact in people's lives and promote physical well-being. The journey to education is often lengthy, costly, and challenging. I'm so grateful that this scholarship alleviates many financial barriers and allows me to pursue my education, continue volunteering in my community, and focus on myself. I'm very excited to start my new journey and make all those who believed in me, including Kindred Foundation and Adventure4Change, proud. 

Congratulations to the recipients of the inaugural Kindred Foundation x Adventure4Change 2022 Scholarship!

Rosie Ruach

My name is Rosie, and I will be attending the University of Ottawa for a BASc in Civil Engineering with a BSc in Computing Technology. From a young age, I knew I wanted to build. I was captured by the beauty of my physical surroundings and wished to be able to contribute someday. I am excited to be able to achieve this lifelong dream of mine. I genuinely don't think I know enough words to describe the way I'm feeling right now. Kindred Foundation has brought me a step closer to achieving my goal of making a difference in my community!

Sumaya Ahmed

Hello my name is Sumaya and I enrolled at Conestoga College for Human Services Foundation, my dream is make an impact on others lives for the positive and help as many people as I possibly can. Some of my interest include volunteering, tennis, and art. Thank you Kindred Foundation for this amazing opportunity

Scholarships: Mental Health and Health Sciences Focus

The significant challenges that we are now facing around youth mental health in Canada require both short and long-term strategies.  We are supporting organizations that are providing mental health care to youth today, and we must also address the long-term need to educate, train, and empower more mental health professionals who can provide care to our youth in the future. 

To accomplish this long-term goal, Kindred Foundation is partnering with organizations providing scholarships to students as part of our youth mental health strategy.  We are funding scholarships in the area of mental health and/or health sciences at colleges or universities across Canada.  These scholarships are a part of our initiative to help youth dealing with mental health and illness challenges in Canada from two youth communities - Black youth and/or 2SLGBTQ+ youth communities.  

The Black Education Fund

Kindred Foundation is honoured to support 4 'roster' (multi-year) scholarships with The Black Education Fund.  These scholarships will support 4 Black students studying in the area(s) of mental health, health sciences or sciences programs.  Each student will receive $1,000 per year for the duration of their program (up to 4 years).   

For more information, please see The Black Education Fund website 

Recipients of the Kindred Foundation Roster Scholarships with The Black Education Fund

Congratulations to the 2022 Kindred Foundation Roster scholarship recipients! Best of luck to each of you in your future endeavours. We look forward to seeing what you achieve! 

David Akintola

I am pursuing a Nursing Degree at McMaster University and will start in September. I am an NBA fan and love to play and talk basketball. I'm an avid Marvel movie fan and will talk Marvel with anyone who let's me. I want to help people lead healthy lives and make a tangible difference in this world one person at a time.

Noran Izalarab

I will be attending Western university to study Medical Sciences and hopefully after my undergraduate degree I will be pursuing medicine because I don’t picture myself being anything but a doctor! During university, I want to travel more frequently to explore new cultures and food! I am beyond grateful and honoured to have been selected as the recipient of this award. Thank you to the Black Education Fund committee for believing in me.

Lillian Menghistab

In the fall, Lillian will finally venture into the psychology field. Her passion for this discipline sparked from the themes and characters in some of her favourite movies and shows. She hopes to begin her practice after obtaining a degree in psychology.

Nikaela Walker

Nikaela Walker is an incoming third-year student at Wilfrid Laurier University studying Honours Biology while concentrating in cells, molecular biology and genetics as well as anatomy and physiology. Upon graduation, Nikaela hopes to attend a Canadian dental school where she will later specialize in orthodontics. It is her ultimate goal to open her own practice where she will provide patients with lasting results and confidence in their smiles.

The Black Business and Professional Association

Kindred Foundation is honoured to support 2 scholarships with The Black Business and Professional Association.  These scholarships will support 2 Black students studying in the area(s) of mental health, health sciences or sciences programs.  Each student will receive $2,000 per year for the duration of their program (up to 4 years).   

For more information on how to apply, please see The Black Business and Professional Association website