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SCORE Scholars (grades 11, 12 & first year of post-secondary)

Event Type
In Person
Program Type
Children & Youth Programs

Two-week in-person program offered July 13 – 27th, 2024
in Toronto & CNIB Lake Joe
Ontario ON P0C 1H0

Put down the textbooks and join CNIB this summer for this unique all-expenses-paid opportunity! This transformational experience will provide you with an edge in your academic and job-seeking goals. Discover and explore your potential through educational and empowering activities while connecting with like-minded peers.

SCORE Scholars programming helps participants build essential leadership, independence, pre-employment, and social skills. We’ll explore the city of Toronto by visiting restaurants and local attractions. Accommodations and programming will take place at the Seneca College Newnham campus near Yonge and Finch. 

Originally the National SCORE (Skills, Confidence & Opportunities through Recreation & Education) Program and now part of Learning Academy as SCORE Scholars, this is a two-week in-person commitment. 

Apply now to CNIB Learning Academy’s SCORE Scholars program to secure an admissions interview! 

SCORE Scholars (Grades 11, 12 & first year post-secondary)

Dates: July 13 – 27th, 2024 (in person)
Application deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024


To be considered for the SCORE Scholars program, applicants must: 

  • Be a Canadian student in grades 11, 12 or first year of post-secondary
  • Have strong orientation & mobility skills and independent living skills 
  • Be interested in experiential learning activities and developing leadership skills 
  • Be determined to work on personal independence and problem-solving skills
  • Have a demonstrated interest in putting personal strengths to use for the betterment of peers, family, and community 
  • Be committed to participating in all program activities. 

Apply for the 2024 SCORE Scholars program

To participate, complete the SCORE Scholars program application form, and answer questions about yourself, your interests, and goals. You’ll also need a letter of recommendation from an endorser who will be contacted. This should be someone who knows you well, like a CNIB staff member, teacher, workplace/volunteer supervisor or youth group leader. Additionally, you will include a 750-word essay introducing yourself and discussing how you’ll benefit from attending the SCORE Scholars Program. Please send a copy of your resume if you have one. 

Download the SCORE Scholars Application Form.

If your application is picked for an interview, you will be contacted and scheduled. Your parent or guardian will also be interviewed separately.

Submit the application by Friday, April 12, 2024 to Rhonda Underhill-Gray, Program Lead, Learning Academy at rhonda.underhill-gray@cnib.ca or call 647-535-8962.

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