Student RGDs, Junior Affiliates & Prov. RGDs are invited to apply for $500 Scholarships for DesignThinkers Toronto 2019


In addition to free registration that will be provided to Scholarship winners, they will receive a $500 Scholarships to help cover travel costs to attend the DesignThinkers Conference happening in Toronto on October 24-25, 2019. Scholarship winners will also have the opportunity to introduce a keynote speaker at the event.


To apply, Student RGDsProvisional RGDs or Junior Affiliate Members are invited to share an impactful quote by a past DesignThinkers speaker*, and explain how it inspires you and your work. How you present the quote and its meaning is up to you. See a full list of past DesignThinkers speakers here.

* The quote does not have to come from the speaker's talk at DesignThinkers.

Make sure to:

  • share your post to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
  • include your first and last name in the post
  • set your social media account to public or send RGD a private message to let us know you've posted
  • use the #rgdDT hashtag
Special Scholarships:
  • Design de Plume will award a Scholarship to an Indigenous applicant. Be sure to use the #rgdDT and #Indigenous hashtags if you are eligible
  • Redpath Mining will award a Scholarship to an applicant in Northern Ontario. Use the #rgdDT and #NorthernON hashtags if you are eligible

*view "Most Recent" under the #rgdDT tag



Applicants will be assessed on the thoughtfulness of their quote selection and explanation. Priority will be given to Members who reside 100KM or more away from the location of the conference. Applicants must be enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution or be a resident or citizen of Canada. Applicants must also be Members of RGD at the time of the application deadline (September 16). Please note that those who have won DT Scholarships in the past 4 years are not eligible to participate. Applicants who win a Scholarship but have already registered for the Conference will be refunded for the ticket they purchased.


Deadline to apply: 11:59 Pacific Time on Monday, September 16, 2019


Other Requirements

Scholarship recipients will be asked to contribute a report on their experiences at DesignThinkers to be posted on the RGD website and shared across RGD social media channels after the event.

See reports from the 2018 Vancouver scholarship winners.

See reports from the 2018 Toronto scholarship winners.

See reports from the 2019 Vancouver scholarship winners.


If you have any questions about applying for a Scholarship, please contact Rebecca at .


Interested in helping support young designers? If you are interested in sponsoring a Scholarship, email .