Each year, the Toronto Kiwanis Foundation awards several scholarships to help deserving students pay for their post secondary education.   

The Ann Wondolowski Scholarship Award

Ann Wondolowski was a distinguished member of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto. She joined the Kiwanis Club of Toronto in October 2018, and in her short time with the Club, made significant contributions to numerous service projects.


She was always willing to extend herself to help in any way possible and served as a member of the Foundation Board, The Grants and the Music Festival Committees. In her short time with the Club, Ann earned the Kiwanis International distinction of Distinguished Membership, a true testament to her character.


This scholarship was created in her memory to support her legacy.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Administered by our legacy partner BGC TK.

2023 Winner of the Ann Wodolowski Scholarship

Rhashari Ricketts

Rhashari has been a long-time member of the BGC Toronto Kiwanis. She has been an active participant since she was a little girl, engaging in different activities and

programs daily.


Rhashari always enjoyed participating even as she got older, engaging in our Youth Advisory Skwad and voicing out the needs of young people. She then became a Summer Camp Counsellor and After School Program Leader, demonstrating and

sharing the positive effects the club has had on her.


Rhashari is currently in her 2nd year, attending York University with the intention of pursuing a specialization in Digital Science in the fall.

The Jack Douglas Scholarship Award

John (Jack) David Douglas was a cherished member of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto who passed away in 2012 after 25 years of service as a Kiwanian. He was a past Toronto Kiwanis Board Member and President of The Toronto Kiwanis Foundation for several terms.


He was a strong supporter of helping young people achieve their goals with higher education and was a member of the Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Committee for several years.


The Club created the scholarship in his memory to support the legacy he left.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Administered by our legacy partner BGC TK.

2023 Winner of the Jack Douglas Scholarship

Zahra Omar

Zahra became a member of the BGC Toronto Kiwanis when she was in elementary and has been a steady member. She accelerated her involvement with the club when she was just 15 years old, becoming one of our youngest Summer Camp



Zahra’s maturity and leadership was demonstrated in the 11-13 age group at our TP Loblaws site and she evolved into an After School Program Leader.


Despite her busy schedule, she continues to engage in our Youth Program when she can. She is currently pursuing her 2nd year at the University of Toronto, pursuing a Data Science career in the Health Sciences Held.

Congratulations to all the scholarship winners for their outstanding achievements and dedication to serving children & youth in our communities!

Your hard work and commitment has truly paid off.