RBC Capital Markets Scholarships

RBC Capital Markets is committed to fostering workplace diversity. We remain deeply committed to the Scholarship for Women with which we have experienced much success over the past couple of years. As a further step toward realizing a diverse workforce, this year we are also introducing a Diversity Scholarship. Through these scholarships, we aim to recognize and reward outstanding Canadian undergraduate business, engineering and economics students, who are interested in pursuing a career in banking and finance.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 6:00PM EST.

2017 Applications are no longer being accepted.

  • Two different scholarships are available.
  • We have continued our Scholarship for Women with up to four available, and introduced a new Diversity Scholarship with up to four available, each in the amount of C$5,000.
  • Scholarship recipients will also receive an offer of paid employment for a Summer Analyst position at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto or New York (1 position available).
  • Scholarship recipients will be paired with a senior professional from RBC Capital Markets, who will serve as a contact and mentor.
  • Female students in their 2nd year of full-time undergraduate studies, enrolled in a business, engineering or economics program at a university in Canada (or Quebec students in their 1st year)
  • Continuing full-time undergraduate studies the following year
  • Minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA/80%
  • Diverse extra-curricular participation and community involvement
  • Canadian Citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or individuals who are legally eligible to work in Canada for any employer until, and including, September 2018
  • Anyone who identifies as a visible minority, female, Aboriginal or Indigenous background, LGBT+, Vets, and/or persons with disabilities
  • Students in their 2nd year of full-time undergraduate studies, enrolled in a business, engineering or economics program at a university in Canada (or Quebec students in their 1st year)
  • Continuing their full-time undergraduate studies the following year
  • Minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA/80%
  • Diverse extra-curricular participation and community involvement
  • Canadian Citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or individuals who are legally eligible to work in Canada for any employer until, and including, September 2018

Candidates must submit the following:

  • A 300 word personal essay in support of their candidacy, explaining why the applicant is interested in a career in banking and finance.
  • A current resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of the applicant’s academic record
We appreciate all student interest and submissions for our scholarships. The review of applications and selection of candidates is a highly competitive process.

Following the May 31 deadline, applications will be reviewed by a team of business leaders at RBC Capital Markets. Any shortlisted applicants will then be invited to participate in a telephone or in-person interview at our Toronto office in Summer 2017. (Any pre-approved travel costs will be covered by RBC Capital Markets).


The recipients of both Scholarships will be announced early Fall 2017. All Scholarship recipients will join the RBC Capital Markets Summer Class of 2018.

Congratulations to the following 2016 winners:

  • Aza Albogatchiveva from The Schulich School of Business (York University)
  • Kanak Nagee from Queen’s University
  • Isabela Murillo from Carleton University
  • Meghan Wood from Queen’s University

Congratulations to the following 2015 winners:

  • Jamie Wood from Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Sofia Zhong from Queen’s University
  • Ruhama Quadir from The Schulich School of Business (York University)

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