External Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

External Awards

Many external awards, scholarships, and bursaries are available through other organizations. These types of award resources (known as external awards) are set aside for very specific candidates (based on demographics such as ethnicity, parent's occupation, hometown, etc.).

We encourage you to review the awards below to see if you meet the eligibility requirements and to see how to apply.

General Awards

The 2019 Michele Edwards Bursary

This bursary is awarded annually to two chosen candidates who identify as female and living with epilepsy to be used towards furthering their education and/or their career; whether that be in a full-time or part-time program, workshop, extra-curricular class or pursuing a career goal.

The B. Harper Bull Scholarship Awards
Are you a post-secondary student pursuing a future career in the environmental or cultural heritage sectors? The B. Harper Bull Scholarship Awards are here to support you. To qualify, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma program during the 2019-2020 academic year;
  • Be completing post-secondary studies in a field that relates broadly to the work of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). Examples of eligible programs include Environmental Studies, Landscape Architecture, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Forestry, and Civil Engineering.

Bill 7 Award
Criteria: Awarded to a student who identifies as part of the LGBTTTQ community, who is in financial need and who is an Ontario resident.

Canada Post Aboriginal Incentive Award
Criteria: Awarded to aboriginal students in full-time post-secondary studies who took at least 12 months off from education prior to returning (mature students) and who have completed at least one academic year of a multi-year program based on an application package and letters of reference.

Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund
Criteria: are eligible or serving or former serving members and their dependents of Canadian Forces when warranted by Financial need.

CHFT Diversity Scholarship
Criteria: Awarded to a student who lives in a CHFT member co-operative and is entering his or her first year of college, based on financial need and a positive contribution to his or her school and/or community.

CHHA Scholarships
Criteria: Awarded to full-time hard-of-hearing or deafened student based on academic achievement, community involvement, and the determination to cope with hearing loss.

Children's Aid Foundation
Criteria: Scholarship applications are open to full-time students demonstrating both financial need and the potential to succeed in their program of study. Applicants must be or have been a current Crown (permanent) Ward, be under 26 at the start of their current school program, or under 30 if the student has received CAF funding for the same program in previous years.

CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program
The Bursary Program provides financial support to CICan member college and institute students that demonstrate financial need and who often face greater challenges and barriers to registering and completing post-secondary education. Students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas will be given preference.

CLWD Educational Bursary

  • Reside in Bruce County or Grey County in Ontario, Canada; it is understood that they may live elsewhere to attend school.
  • Be accepted to study full-time at a recognized Canadian institution in a post-secondary program.
  • Submit to the selection committee a 500-word essay to demonstrate their personal and/or professional experiences and challenges in promoting inclusion for persons with disabilities.
  • Include in the essay an indication of their commitment to being a builder of stronger communities and good citizenship.

For more information, please visit www.clwalkerton.org

Community Living Walkerton and District Educational Bursary
Criteria: Awarded to a permanent resident of Bruce or Grey County who demonstrates a commitment to stronger and more inclusive communities.

CPAC-TDIMM Scholarship
Criteria: Awarded to a post-secondary student who has completed at least two semesters of full-time studies (minimum 60% course load per semester) at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic records and active community involvement in a leadership role.

CPAC Trailblazer Scholarship
Criteria: Awarded to an outstanding student who studies at a recognized high school or post-secondary institution in Canada. He/She must also have played an active and leading role in a uniquely meaningful project or initiative in relation to community or social development, humanitarian improvement, environment, social justice or other issues.

CPAC Education Scholarships
Criteria: Post-secondary students who have maintained a minimum average of 80%, demonstrated social responsibility as well as a determination to pursue academic excellence, and show a financial need.

Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship Program
Criteria: Awarded to a student with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus based on his or her motivation, goal setting, self-awareness, and potential for success.

Electro-Federation Canada Scholarships
Criteria: Electro-Federation Canada offers a wide array of scholarship opportunities with diverse criteria. Please search through the brochure on the website or visit the Students Awards Office for detailed criteria and application instructions.

Eric Waldron Scholarship Award
Criteria: Provided to a student with cerebral palsy who is a current Lifetime Member of OFCP and who is enrolled in an Ontario College or University, and who has completed his or her first year of instruction at University or College. Enrolment in programs that will lead to working with individuals with disabilities will be an asset.
For more information, please visit the OFP funding page.

Federation of Portuguese Canadian and Professionals Scholarships
Criteria: Awarded to students of Portuguese descent based on academic merit.

The Flywire Charitable Foundation Academic Scholarship Program
Criteria: The scholarships are open to matriculating; currently enrolled UG; Graduate students worldwide. All majors are welcome to apply.

Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program
Criteria: Awarded to students under 25 years of age who are members or the children of members of the Foresters organization, based on academic performance, community involvement and the assessment of an essay.

The Future of Freelance Scholarship
Contract Mint is offering a $1000 scholarship to students who are interested in freelancing. This award is open to high school, college and university students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit an essay answering "What is your #1 advice to future freelancers?"

Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation
Criteria: Awarded to a 16 to 24-year-old student who is graduating high school based on financial need and outstanding citizenship.

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be graduating high school (or be in the final year of CEGEP) with plans to enter university in the fall of 2020
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
  • Be Canadian citizens

Jamaican Canadian Association Scholarships
Criteria: Awarded to a student with a Caribbean / African background who demonstrated remarkable academic achievement or progress through high school while being involved in the community or high school. Recipient must have financial need.

James Lee Foundation Scholarship
The scholarship is open to emerging creative talent from across Canada wanting to enter the advertising industry. Entrants must be non-professional Canadian residents over the age of 16. All fields of creativity related to the advertising community will be considered (e.g. writers, art directors, filmmakers, recording artists, illustrators, digital artists, etc.). A minimum of $5000 will be awarded to the winner.

Job-Applications.ca Working Parent Scholarship
Job-Applications.ca is providing an annual scholarship for working parents in Canada who are pursuing post-secondary education. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They are also required to submit a 600-1000 word essay discussing experiences as a parent working their way through school and explain three pieces of advice that would be given to someone in a similar situation.

Kin Canada Bursaries
Awarded to a student who is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and is enrolled full-time in a secondary institution and shows financial need.

Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Awards
Knowledge First Financial, a leading Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) provider in Canada, is pleased to announce the availability of ten (10) scholarships for students who are continuing their academic journey at the graduate level.
Criteria: To be eligible for any of the ten scholarships, applicants must be:

  • Entering a full-time graduate program leading to a certificate, diploma or degree at a designated post-secondary school**. The student must be starting first year of the program in September
  • Within three years of completing undergraduate studies; and
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Knowledge First welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations regarding the eligibility criteria are available upon request

*Additional requirement for Knowledge First Financial student beneficiaries:

  • Five of the ten scholarships, including the Arnold Edinborough Award, are designated for students who are beneficiaries of a Knowledge First Financial RESP. The student should have received at least one (1) Education Assistance Payment from their Knowledge First RESP.

For more information, please visit: https://knowledge-first-financial.scholarshipscanada.com

Lincoln M. Alexander Award
Criteria: Awarded to a 16 to 25-year-old student who has been nominated by either their high school or by a community organization for demonstrating exemplary leadership in eliminating racial discrimination.

Luciana Spring Mascarin Bursary Program http://www.sbhao.on.ca/programs-services/scholarships-bursaries/mascarin-bursary
Criteria: Awarded to a student with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus who is a permanent resident of the Windsor district based on academic merit and financial need.

Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship

Students currently enrolled in or have been accepted to a college, university or trade school within Canada and:

  • Are a legal resident of Canada;
  • Are between 17 and 24 years of age; and
  • Have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian who had little or no life insurance coverage

Application: Visit the Manulife website to submit your application

Mon Sheong Golden Jubilee Scholarship 2022
Application deadline: July 10, 2022

Open to all students who are:

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Graduating from an Ontario high school or CEGEP with a minimum average of 80% among their top 6 Grade 12 or CEGEP marks.
  • Enrolled full-time in a degree or diploma program at a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college beginning Fall 2022.
  • Aspiring to make a difference in their communities.

National Union Scholarship
Criteria: Several awards are available for children of the National Union of Public and General Employees, with a variety of criteria.

NEADS Equity Through Education Award
Criteria: Awarded to students with permanent disabilities, based on commitment to their academic discipline, volunteerism and/or employment, and the potential to be an outstanding participant in the community.

OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards
Criteria: Students who have successfully completed high school and entering their first year of post-secondary education.

    Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada Student Award
    An applicant must be a son, daughter or ward of a person whose principal income is derived from the pipeline construction industry.

    • The parent or guardian of the applicant must be employed by or have a history of employment with a company that is a member of the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada.
    • The applicant must provide proof of full-time enrollment in a program leading to a diploma or degree in any field at a recognized Canadian college or university. Applications received from students enrolled in post-graduate programs may also be considered.

    RBC Royal Bank Scholarship Awards
    Criteria: Please visit the RBC site to find a complete list of the RBC Royal Bank scholarships available to Canadian students, as well as details on the awards, information on how to apply, eligibility, application criteria and more.

    Royal Canadian Legion Bursaries
    Criteria: Awarded to a full or part-time student who is a veteran, child/grandchild of a veteran, or associated with the Legion, based on financial need.

    Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award
    Criteria: In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need. Also, please note only residents of Soroptimist International of the Americas' member countries and territories are eligible to apply for the educational grants.
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    Start Proud Student Leadership Scholarship
    Start Proud, formerly known as Out On Bay Street, is committed to recognizing excellence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ+) student communities across Canada in order to help students excel in their careers.

    • Exemplify leadership within the LGBTQ+ communities or any community you are passionate about
    • Demonstrate personal and/or academic success
    • Clearly articulate plans for future involvement in the LGBTQ+ communities and career or academic objectives in the application
    • Award recipients must demonstrate alignment with Start Proud's Mission, Vision & Values

    Application: Please visit: StartProuds scholarship page

    Storwell's Foster Children Bursary Program

    • Applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or American foster care program and agrees to have the above organization verify the same.
    • Will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized general/ vocational College or post-secondary institution in Canada or USA as of Sept.
    • Canadian or American Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application
    • Winner agrees to have his/her name, photo and post-secondary institution displayed on the Storwell website.

    TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership
    Criteria: Open to students across Canada who are in their final year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec); have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year, and have demonstrated community leadership.

    Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program
    Criteria: The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recognizes humanitarian volunteer work. There is no set discipline students must study in order to receive the award, but they must maintain their academic, voluntary and career performance to a satisfactory level.

    Val Mason Scholarship

    • The applicant must be nominated by a member of CSCM, and a cover letter of recommendation must accompany the application package.
    • The applicant must be employed, or have been recently employed, at a member Club of CSCM.
    • The applicant must have shown a keen interest in pursuing a career in the club management industry.

    William Peyton Hubbard Award
    Criteria: Granted for outstanding post-secondary achievement by black students in Ontario.

    Arts & Design

    There are currently no awards for Arts & Design students. Please continue to check this page for updates.


    Advertising Standards Canada's Robert E. Oliver Award

    • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
    • Enrolled in a full-time Advertising and/or Marketing program
    • Committed to pursuing a career in advertising or marketing in Canada
    • Write 250-word essay outlining why they are deserving of the award
    • Academic and community service component

    To obtain and submit application, please email: awards@georgebrown.ca

    Allied Van Lines Scholarship
    Allied Van Lines is committed to improving the future of up-and-coming logistics and business professionals in Canada. This scholarship is awarded to a Canadian citizen, or Permanent Resident enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution in a Logistics or equivalent field. Applicant must submit a brief essay of 400 to 800 words detailing why logistics/supply chain management is important.

    Corporate Finance Institute Annual Scholarship
    Criteria: this award is for both part-time and full-time students that show passion for finance and who can show their determination to improve lives through their careers, as well as someone who shows financial need so that they can attend post-secondary institutions.

    Estey Undergraduate Student Essay Competition
    Criteria: Awarded based on a research paper on business or accounting/finance or related topics. Students can resubmit papers from the previous year, but all work must represent students' independent and individual work.

    RBC Royal Bank Aboriginal Student Awards Program
    Criteria: Awarded to a First Nations (status or non-status, Inuit, or Métis) student in a Financial Services program based on financial need and personal/academic achievement. Also:

    • You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada
    • You have applied or are currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada
    • You maintain a full course load that leads to a recognized degree, certificate or diploma
    • You have at least two years remaining in your post-secondary studies as of September
    • You require financial assistance to pursue your education

    Toronto CREW Real Estate Scholarship
    Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women (Toronto CREW) is a business development network for women who represent a broad cross-section of disciplines in the commercial real estate industry. To encourage women to enter the commercial real estate industry, a scholarship of up to $3,000 CAD may be awarded to a full-time female student who will complete an academic program focused on careers found in the commercial real estate industry and who has the intention to pursue a career in commercial real estate.


    • Female students.
    • Enrolled in the last two years of a post-secondary level program with a curriculum focused on professions found in the commercial real estate industry.
    • Demonstrated interest in and plans to pursue a career in the commercial real estate industry.
    • Demonstrated community involvement, which may include school activities.
    • Superior academic achievement with a grade average above 79.5%.
    • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident.

    Health Sciences

    Aging Matters Scholarship

    • An existing college student or incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall, in good academic standing)
    • Attending any 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university as a full-time student
    • Complete and submit the application form
    • Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000-word or less essay on why Aging Matters to the applicant.

    For more information, please visit www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/

    Annual Senior Care Scholarship http://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship
    Place for Mom is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree program in a medical, nursing or social sciences-related major; who are interested in the fields of aging and gerontology. Applicant must be planning on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens.

    Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

    • Enrolled in a full-time undergraduate nursing program working toward an associate or bachelor's degree
    • Non-traditional student, defined as a student that did not immediately continue their education after high school (at least a 3-year gap between high school and enrolment in a college or university)
    • Note: Past winners and applicants of this scholarship are eligible to re-apply in future years.

    Application: Download application form

    Pacific Medical Training Scholarship

    • Any undergraduate or graduate college student currently enrolled in a “healthcare degree” program may apply
      • This includes, but is not limited to, degree programs and courseware supporting the following professions: Athletic Trainer, Cardiac Sonographer, Cardiovascular Technologist, Dental Assistant, Dentist, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Electrocardiographic Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Exercise Scientist/Specialist, Mammographer, Medical Assistant, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Assistant, Paramedic, Pharmacist, Phlebotomist, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Physician, Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist
      • Pre-professional programs such as pre-nursing and pre-medicine students are qualified as well. Students begin their coursework but ultimately transfer to another institution to complete their degree.
    • Employees and Pacific Medical Training, and their family members, are not eligible to participate in this program.
    • All entries become the sole property of Pacific Medical Training.
    • Proof of enrollment in a qualifying degree program may be required for eligibility.
    • Payment will be made as a stipend to the winner, funds are unrestricted.


    7Shifts Culinary & Hospitality Management Scholarships

    7shifts offers scholarships for culinary and hotel/restaurant management students to support the next generation of professionals. Bursaries are available to students at nationally-recognized post-secondary institutions in culinary programs, and restaurant, hotel, and hospitality management programs in North America.


    • Must be a full-time student enrolled in a nationally-recognized educational institution in North America
    • Must be pursuing any recognized certification in culinary services or hospitality/restaurant management


    Apprenticeship Completion Grant
    Criteria: Awarded to Registered Apprentices in Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program Trades who complete their Apprentice training.

    Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
    Criteria: Awarded to a Registered Apprentice in an Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program Trade who is registered with an employer or equivalent organization and is able to show progress in his or her program by completing the first or second level.

    AACE Canada Competitive Scholarships

    Criteria: Awarded to a Construction Science and Management degree program student in second year or higher who has excellent academic performance and is involved in extracurricular activities.

    Canadian Association of Women in Construction
    Criteria: Awarded to a female student in a Centre for Advanced Building Technologies program based on financial need, leadership activities and a career objective in the construction industry.

    Carole and George Fletcher Foundation Awards Scholarships
    Criteria: Awarded to a full-time applied science or engineering technology student based on academic excellence. Also must have a parent or grandparent who is a member.

    E. Wayne Kay Community College Scholarship
    Criteria: Awarded to a student in a manufacturing or related program based on academic merit (a 3.0 GPA or more).

    Out on Bay Street Scholarship
    Criteria: The Awards are available to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Ally (LGBTQA) students, which include, but are not limited to, students in:

    • A public or private institution for a post-secondary program,
    • A graduate, post-graduate or other accredited degree program

    Such recipients have:

    • Exemplified leadership, at minimum, in the LGBTQ community.
    • Demonstrated the ability to be personally and academically successful

    Terry O'Banion Student Technology Award
    Criteria: Refer to website for further information