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

The Jack Douglas Memorial 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.  He will be remembered for his invaluable contributions to The Kiwanis Foundation, The Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club renovation project, and for the many friends who still miss his big smile and sense of humour.
The Club created the scholarship in his memory to support the legacy he left.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Administered by our legacy partner BGC TK.

2022 Winner of Jack Douglas Memorial Scholarship

Sydney John-Baptiste 

Sydney John-Baptiste is a fourth-time scholarship recipient of the Jack Douglas Memorial Scholarship. Sydney is a student at McMaster University pursuing a career in the medical field. She was a dedicated member of the BGC Toronto Kiwanis. Sydney participated in all sorts of programs, such as Run Club and Public Speaking. She has also been a leader and counselor in the training camps. This led to her becoming a part-time staff member hoping to provide the same mentorship she experienced to others. She also encourages young people to pursue all opportunities available at BGC. Sydney currently represents Toronto on the BGC National Youth Council. 

The Ann Wondolowski Memorial Scholarship Award

Ann Wondolowski was a distinguished member of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto.  Ann joined our Club in October 2018, and in her short time with the Club, made significant contributions to numerous service projects. The Toronto Kiwanis Festival Volunteer Experience was drastically improved due to her immeasurable contribution to that project. Ann created a volunteer registration portal, training material and registration kit that ensured that every volunteer, whether new or experienced, would enter their site fully equipped to tackle any challenges. 

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. Ann not only improved the service experience within the Club but the aesthetics as well. She dedicated her time and used her sewing hobby to refresh our Club banners and created a carrying case so that we could easily and beautifully represent the Club at any location. In her short time with us, Ann earned the Kiwanis International distinction of Distinguished Membership, a true testament to her character. 

Her kind nature and boundless generosity will be missed, and we were very fortunate to share this short time with her. 

The Scholarship was created in her memory to support her legacy.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Administered by our legacy partner BGC TK.

2022 Winner of Ann Wondolowski Memorial Scholarship

Jenifer Maney

Jenifer Maney is currently a Master of Public Administration candidate at The Graduate School of James Madison University. She finished a Bachelors of Commerce at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2020. Jenifer attended BGCTK for afterschool programs, including summer and march break camps. She has also participated in the LIT Program and the Provincial Youth Council (PYC) which motivated her to seek similar leadership opportunities and engage in student involvement. She aims to be employed in public service during her MPA program. She hopes to work in the Arctic public policy for cultural preservation, entrepreneurship, security, and economic development. She is currently serving as a Graduate Assistant with the Student Leadership Center at JMU, helping to implement student development programs.

2021 Winner of Ann Wondolowski Memorial Scholarship

Afra Parvez

Afra is a chartering member of the Key Club at BGC Toronto Kiwanis, high school graduate, and service leader who dedicates much of her time volunteering both inside and outside of the classroom. Afra has been involved with BGC Toronto Kiwanis throughout her high school career. This coming fall, Afra will be starting her studies at the University of Waterloo and she is excited to see how her first year unfolds!