NBA legend Vince Carter launches scholarship in Toronto area – 25,000 dollars per student

Today, January 28th, was the day of the official launch of the Vince Carter Scholarship and Mentorship Program in the Toronto area. The program offers a 25,000 dollar per student scholarship and primarily targets high school students who have a passion for sports, music, film, fashion, broadcasting, media, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Those between the age of sixteen and eighteen who will be entering grade 11 or 12 in September of 2021 may apply. The release says that scholarship recipients “will attend top-calibre private schools with unique academic programs geared for aiding students to accomplishing their best self.” J Addison School in Markham will be the first participating school for the program launch.

J Addison school in Markham has a student capacity of 300 and boast a student to teacher ratio of 1:15. The school also claims they offer an “elite basketball program.” This bodes well when working on scholarships with an NBA legend.

Program open to all

The program is open to all but Carter “strongly encourages the Black community, Indigenous community, people of colour and young women to apply.”

Scholarship Criteria

The scholarship requires applicants to possess a passion in any of the mentioned academic pathways. It also reviews academic scores and the applicant’s character and community service. Applicants will also be required to submit a 500-word essay.

Applicants are directed to go to the exclusive applicant portal at or email

Although directed at the 15-17 age group, the Vince Carter Scholarship program could also be used to help the GTA post-secondary students at York University; Seneca College; Ryerson University currently pursuing careers in the identified scholarship program fields. 

The press release says that “summer jobs and internship opportunities for these students will become available as auxiliary spin-offs.” 

Diverge Media is an independent media company dedicated to bringing you the stories that matter. We do not, and will not ever accept funding from the government. Therefore, we rely entirely on the donations of our generous readers/viewers to help us continue our work. If you would like to support the work of Diverge Media, you can do so by donating in the form below or by visiting our store for a Diverge Media hat!

Diverge Media Donation

Personal Info

Donate quickly and securely with Stripe

How it works: A Stripe window will open after you click the Donate Now button where you can securely make your donation. You will then be brought back to this page to view your receipt.

Diverge Media Donation

Donation Total: $50.00

Published by Greg Staley

Greg Staley is a husband and a father to 4 beautiful girls. He is the owner of Diverge Media and takes pride in telling the stories that matter - even if they may be unpopular. In addition to writing, editing, and producing videos and articles for Diverge, Mr. Staley also works full-time on a farm. Mr. Staley is working hard to be able to pursue Diverge Media full-time and wholeheartedly believes that it will become a reality in the near-future with the support of the readers/viewers of Diverge Media.