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RPIA ACE Program

Academic & Community Empowerment

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About the RPIA ACE Program

The RPIA ACE Program stands for Academic & Community Empowerment and aims to provide a wealth of opportunities to disenfranchised groups either through academic or community-driven initiatives. The program will focus on nurturing the next generation of leaders in Canada through a variety of programs including scholarships, internships, mentorship, and financial literacy. As a firm, we are committed to empowering and nurturing the unlimited potential in our community.

The RPIA ACE Scholarship in Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto
Scholarship Details

Scholarship Details

$5000/year for a non-renewable expendable scholarship awarded to an upper-year student who self-identifies as either Black or Indigenous to Canada in the Rotman Commerce Program.

Application Deadline: November 2022

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About the Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Our aim with this scholarship is to have a strong impact on a student’s life as they launch into their career. Our conversations with the university revealed the increased tuition for upper year students and the university’s desire to improve support for Black and Indigenous students in the program. The result was the RPIA ACE Scholarship, which we hope will help bridge the existing gaps and help a new student every year. In addition to financial support, we hope to include every year’s recipient in our firm’s internal Mentorship Program, where they can learn from industry leaders and gain valuable insights and advice for their career growth.

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  • You self-identify as Black or Indigenous to Canada
  • You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada
  • You are an upper-year student in Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto
  • You have shown strong potential to successfully complete the post-secondary program
  • You maintain good academic standing in your program
  • Although not required, preference is given to students with an interest and/or completed coursework in Finance
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Upcoming Initiatives


RPIA Ace Internship

10-week summer PM internship for a student attending a Toronto business school with the opportunity to shadow other teams and work on an innovation team project.



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I am very excited about the launch of the RPIA ACE Program! Giving back to the community has always been an important part of our culture, and I can't wait to see how we can impact young people in Canada and empower them to become strong leaders.

– Richard Pilosof, Principal & CEO