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.

Barbados Canada Foundation

The BCF Scholarships Program provides scholarships to youth of Barbadian heritage pursuing post-secondary education at Canadian universities and colleges. A total of 91 Scholarships valued at $286,000 have been granted to date, Including scholarships granted by Barbados Ball Canada Aid (now Barbados Canada Association) before Barbados Canada Foundation (BCF) assumed management of the scholarships program.  

Scholarships available are for $4000 each and include:

  • The Bass Installation Scholarship
  • The Blue Circle Energy Scholarship
  • The Gloria Baylis Memorial Scholarships
  • The BOCC Scholarship
  • The Harold M. Brathwaite Memorial Scholarship
  • The Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation Scholarship
  • The Diproinduca Canada Scholarships
  • The Donald MacKinlay Memorial Scholarship
  • The John Rollock Memorial Scholarship

Application: Please visit Barbados Canada Foundation website to submit the application
Application deadline: June 16, 2023
Application guidelines

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.

Blankstyle Scholarship

In 2017 Blankstyle established a scholarship fund as a way to give back. Each year Blankstyle hear from so many inspiring students and wishes to award scholarships for all as we believe each student is amazing and has a bright future! In our effort to provide scholarships to even more students, we offer our scholarship bi-annually and we are currently accepting submissions for the next scholarship cycle.

Eligibility:

  • a high school senior that has been accepted to an accredited university or
  • a current student enrolled in college courses.

Application Requirements:

  • Provide basic background information
  • Summarize your accomplishments and aspirations
  • Tell us why you deserve this scholarship and how it will help accomplish your goals
  • Just for fun tell us how t-shirts have played a role in your life

Important Info:

  • $1000 to be awarded
  • Apply starting 01/01/2024
  • Deadline through end of day 05/31/2024
  • Awarding scholarship June 2024
  • For more information please visit: https://www.blankstyle.com/blankstyle-scholarship-fun

 

BridgesEDU Scholarship

BridgesEDU Scholarships’ mission is to help Canadian students graduate with less debt and more career opportunities. So, we’re offering a scholarship open to all Canadian students attending a post-secondary institution in September 2024. 

Scholarship Details: 

  • Award - $1,000 
  • This award is not based on grades or financial need. It will be awarded to the best essay answering "Why do I deserve this scholarship?” 
  • Deadline – June 30, 2024 

Eligibility: 

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution (college or university) in September 2024.  
  • If you are in grade 12, you are eligible for this award if you attend college or university in September 2024.  
  • Graduate students are ineligible.  
  • International students and mature students are eligible for award provided they meet all other eligibility requirements. 
  • All required documents must be submitted by June 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Late applications will not be considered for this award. 

For more information please visit: https://bridgeseduscholarships.com/the-bridgesedu-1000-scholarship-for-canadian-students/  

Full Potential Scholarship

Full Potential Scholarship is offered to support Canadian students with learning disabilities and gifts in their pursuit of post-secondary education. We are offering both financial aid as well as tutoring support for each recipient. A $9,000 value scholarship over 4 years.

Eligibility:

  • Canadian students aged 17+ with a documented learning disability and gift who are applying to post-secondary school.
  • Graduating high school students applying to be a full-time student in a post-secondary institution.

Ideal Candidate:

  • a student who will appreciate both the financial aid and tutoring support
  • a student who will utilize the structured virtual tutoring support offered
  • a student who will participate in ongoing dialogue with us throughout the duration as an applicant
  • a student who will provide their honest/open feedback at the end of each year

Application Requirements:

  • Essays/videos and personal statements
  • Letter of support
  • Proof of application to a post-secondary institution, followed by proof of acceptance/enrolment
  • Documented learning disability and gift

Important Dates:

  • Open: Jan. 9, 2024
  • Close: March 14, 2024 1:00PM EST
  • Announcement: May 2024

For more information please visit: https://www.fullpotentialscholarship.ca/full-potential-scholarship

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.

Canada’s Flight PS752 Commemorative Scholarship

To honour the legacies of those who lost their lives in the PS752 flight disaster, Global Affairs Canada will be offering 176 scholarships to Canadian and international college and university students.

Among these victims were brilliant minds and dedicated students, faculty, and professionals in a variety of sectors who made significant contributions to Canadian educational institutions.

A total of 176 scholarships will be awarded over five years beginning the academic year 2023-2024. The average value of each scholarship will be $25,000. A minimum of 70% of the scholarships are to be granted to international students, reflecting the percentage of international on flight PS752. Family members of the victims of flight PS752 will be prioritized.

We know that over 3,500 Iranians study in colleges and institutes in Canada. Please note that students do not need to be Iranian, but the connections may be easier to establish for them.

Applicants will be asked to outline their reason for applying for the scholarship, their understanding and awareness of the tragedy, why they feel a connection with the victims, and how they will use the scholarship to honour the legacies of victims of flight PS752. Connections could involve a family member, a related field of study (aviation, healthcare), among others.

To apply, please visit: Flight PS752 Commemorative Scholarship Program (international.gc.ca)

Application deadline: October 31, 2023

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 CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program provides financial support to students who demonstrate financial need and often face greater challenges and barriers to participate and complete post-secondary education.

Eligibility
Note: This must be the first time that the student will be attending a post-secondary institution.

  • The student is enrolled full time in the first or second year of a multi-year program at a CICan member institution.
  • The student must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, permanent resident, or a protected person.
  • Students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas will be given preference for the 10 bursaries of up to $5,000 each.
  • Students must contact the registrar office of the college or institute where they are enrolled, obtain the application form, complete, and return it to awards@georgebrown.ca by September 22, 2023 in order to express their interest and justify their need for financial support.

CLWD Educational Bursary

Criteria:

  • 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.

CSA Group Undergraduate Research Scholarship

The purpose of the CSA Group Undergraduate Research Scholarship is to support undergraduate students in the pursuit of novel research related to standards. The research is to be conducted over a summer term under the direct supervision of an academic advisor.

Research Details:
The research can be conducted in any field (e.g., engineering, social sciences, health sciences) and must include standards as a central component of the research. The research may investigate aspects of an existing standard or may explore an area for future standards development. The topic does not need to be related to an area where CSA Group already has standards.

Award:

  • $6,000 per year
  • Award duration is for 16 weeks (May to August)

Application details:
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2024
Notice of Award: March 15, 2024
Award Acceptance: April 1, 2024

Eligibility:
Students must be enrolled in their second year or higher for full time studies in a degree program at the undergraduate level at an accredited Canadian university or college;

  • If awarded the scholarship, the student must be actively enrolled in the undergraduate program to hold the award;
  • Students enrolled in a certificate or diploma program are not eligible for this scholarship;
  • Students enrolled in a professional (e.g. MD, DDS) or graduate program are not eligible for this scholarship;
  • Eligibility is limited to enrollment at publicly-funded accredited Canadian universities and colleges.

How to Apply:
Students must submit the following on the CSA submission portal by the deadline:

  • Application Form
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of support from supervisor
  • Referee form from a minimum of one referee, submitted directly by the referee(s) on the CSA scholarship portal by the required deadline.

Application instructions can be found on the CSA Group Undergraduate Research Scholarship webpage

Terms of Award:

  • Students must submit a final research report to the CSA Group by November 1st on the CSA scholarship portal.
  • CSA Group funding must be acknowledged in any published works.
  • Students may be invited to attend the CSA Group
  • Annual Conference in June to present their work.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered, as applicable. 

Note: CSA Group will provide access to CSA standards, as needed, for the project.
For more information please visit the CSA website.

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.

Export Development Canada (EDC) Scholarship

As part of our Youth Education Program, EDC provides up to 20 scholarships a year to international business post-secondary students at Canadian universities and colleges, and 7 scholarships to post-secondary students representing the next generation of community champions from a diversity of backgrounds.

Award:

  • $5,000 each for the following:
    • EDC Black Community Leader Scholarship
    • EDC Indigenous Community Leader Scholarship
    • EDC 2SLGBTQI+ Community Leader Scholarship
    • EDC DiversABILITY Community Leader Scholarship
    • EDC Latin+ Community Leader Scholarship
    • EDC Future Leader Scholarship
    • EDC Ukrainian Empowerment Scholarship

Application details:
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2024

Eligibility:

  • Student pursuing studies at a Canadian college, university, or CEGEP for the 2024-2025 academic year in a field related to EDC’s work, including one of the following:
    • Business and finance (international business, economics, sustainability, statistics, finance, investments, mathematics) 
    • Operations and administration (operations, commerce, human resources, accounting, communications, project management, information management, data analytics, digital design, graphic design, legal) 
    • Information technology (computer science, software engineering/development, network engineering, business analysis, data analytics, cybersecurity).

How to Apply:

  • Complete the online application in our careers portal, under “Search jobs”. The application process ends on March 1, 2024. Scholarships are awarded in the spring and issued in the fall at the start of each academic year.
  • Application must include:
    • Personal statement/letter of intent (written response of maximum 1000 words or 3-5 minute video/voice clip) - submit a written or video personal introduction to tell us more about yourself, the studies you’re pursuing, your goals and aspirations, your passion for your career, and how receiving this funding would benefit you.
    • Transcripts - your official transcripts from your most recent academic term, including the grading system specific to your school.
    • Your resume or portfolio – include your resume or portfolio (1-3 samples), highlighting any experience abroad (work, study, internship) as well as any professional experience, volunteer work, extracurricular activities or memberships that show your interest for international business.  
    • Reference letter (maximum 1 page) – a signed reference letter from either a professor or instructor at your current educational institution, your employer, mentor/coach, or individual who is not related to you and is familiar with your community involvement, volunteer, or extracurricular activities. Individual providing reference must declare their relationship to the applicant and include contact information. A two-minute video/voice clip will be accepted.

Note:

  • EDC employees and their dependents are not eligible.
  • Students cannot receive an EDC scholarship more than once.
  • A student can only apply to -and be considered- for one scholarship each year.

For more information please visit the EDC website.

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

Entrance 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

Criteria: 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

Criteria: 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

    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

    Criteria:
    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

    moneyGenius

    moneyGenius (a WeyMedia Inc. business) proudly announces its 4th annual scholarship available to Canadian students enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate studies.

    They have created two $2,000 scholarships and are looking for a student dedicated to academic excellence, no matter what field of study they’re enrolled in.

    The chosen student will be awarded CA$2,000 which may be used towards the cost of their studies, helping them get a head start on their personal finance journey as young adults.

    Eligibility:

    • Be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled and attending a Canadian university or college, and in at least the 2nd year of their post-secondary studies.
    • Demonstrate academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (or equivalent).
    • Submit an essay in Word or PDF (tell us your relationship with money in 500 words or more).
    • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

    To apply please visit: $2,000 moneyGenius scholarship, and $2,000 creditcardGenius scholarship

    Application Deadline Date: October 6, 2023

    Metal Supermarkets – Trade School Scholarship

    Despite being a viable, stable, and well-paying career choice, there is a growing shortage of skilled trade workers in both Canada and the United States. The American Welding Society indicates there is a shortage of more than 450,000 skilled welding professions, and a study conducted by Metal Supermarkets indicates that young people lack interest in trade careers, with more than half (56%) of respondents stating they were not interested in going to trade school.

    So, in honor of National Welding Month, Metal Supermarkets is launching a $2,500 scholarship to financial support individuals interested in attending a trade school education or to continue their education and grow their knowledge in their chosen field, to lessen the skilled trade worker shortage.

    Eligibility:

    • Students accepted to and currently attending a post-secondary trade school program with a semester beginning in 2023 are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Students must be enrolled in the upcoming semester to be considered.
    • Open to citizens, permanent residents and resident aliens legally residing in the United States or Canada with a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
    • Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s certified trade school in the United States or Canada

    Required Documents:

    • Current transcript(s).
    • Up to three letters of recommendation (e.g. former or current employer from industry, school or college instructor, Personal reference).
    • Resume including industry/work and community experience.
    • Certificate showing enrollment or program acceptance at a certified trade school.
    • Optional: Pictures, if applicable and available, of any related work you have completed that exhibit your skill in your chosen trade.
    • A photo (used for media/marketing purposes only) to be submitted after the award.

    Application Process:

    For more information and application forms please visit: https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/trade-school-scholarship.

    Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023

    Mon Sheong Golden Jubilee Scholarship 2022

    Application deadline: July 10, 2022
    Criteria:

    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.

    PCK Diversity Scholarship Program

    In collaboration with Roots Community Services, PCK IP is pleased to offer the PCK Diversity Scholarship Program for youths from the Black, African, Caribbean and Indigenous communities.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Part-time or full-time enrollment or acceptance in a science or engineering program at an accredited Ontario college or university
    • Black, African, Caribbean or Indigenous youth up to age 30 residing in the GTA
    • Clearly demonstrate financial need

    Applications should be sent to: internship@rootscs.org.

    Application deadline: March 1, 2023. 

    Pink Pearl Canada

    Pink Pearl Canada is a community-based charitable organization that provides support, facilitates connections, and empowers young women across Canada who are courageously overcoming the social and emotional challenges of being diagnosed with cancer. 

    Pink Pearl Canada is offering a $1,000 scholarship for Canadians who self-identify as female, that are involved in their community, are/will be attending a post-secondary institution this fall and have been diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 18 and 40, and are still within this age bracket. 

    To apply please visit: https://pinkpearlcanada.org/scholarship/ 

    Application deadline: March 3rd, 2023.

      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.

      Reason One Mentorship & Scholarship Program

      The Reason One Mentorship & Scholarship Program awards scholarship and mentorship opportunities to Black students who are enrolled or recently accepted in a digital-related program, pursuing or with plans to pursue a career in the tech industry.  

      This program is explicitly focused on removing the systemic, financial, and socio-economic barriers that Black students encounter in tech career paths. 

      The Reason One Mentorship & Scholarship Program is offering:

      • Three students a $5,000 scholarship towards application fees, textbooks, and other expenses
      • One year of mentorship and professional development support from Reason One team members

      The deadline to apply is May 7, 2023

      To be eligible, you must:

      • Identify as Black, African American, African Canadian or African-descent 
      • Be between the ages of 17-35 years old 
      • Live in Ontario, Canada or South Carolina, USA
      • Be enrolled or accepted to a full or part-time digital-related program at a college, university, or specialized program (such as a Bootcamp, etc.)   
      • Have an interest in pursuing a career in the tech industry
      • Have demonstrated financial need/support

      How to apply
       
      Deadline date to You'll need to submit an online application by May 7, 2023.

      Each application requires the following:

      • Information on your background, including: 
        • Educational transcript(s)
        • School and community-related activities or programs
        • Honors and awards that you may have received
        • Work experience 
      • "Your story" as a document or video:
        • 500 words if written, or less than 5 minutes if video
        • Your story can provide an overview of your academic and/or professional background, and answer questions like: 
          • What are your career goals?
          • What innovative projects have you worked on?
          • Why would you benefit from this program?
      • Recommendations:  
        • Provide the contact information for at least two references. They can be academic, professional, or character references.  

      To apply please visit: Reason One Mentorship & Scholarship Program | Reason One (reasononeinc.com)

      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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      Stampede Auto

      Stampede Auto is a used car dealership serving Calgary, Alberta since 2013. They specialize in getting the best deals for their customers on used cars. With over 80 units in stock and growing

      With the cost of a college education skyrocketing, it’s becoming more and more difficult for students to afford to pay for school. The Used Cars Dealers Scholarship is here to help. They are awarding a 750 CAD/- scholarship to one deserving student each year. All you must do is write your view on any of the below topics (only one):

      • Is it better to buy a used car compared to a new car?
      • Should new graduates buy a new car or a used car?
      • The parent’s guide to the best cars for students in Calgary
      • For the term of their education, is it more economical for students to purchase a gas, hybrid, or electric used vehicle?

      Scholarship Details:

      Applicant Eligibility: Students pursuing graduation or have obtained graduate degree this year from USA and Canada.
      Average GPA: 3.0
      Start date of scholarship: Wednesday, November 1st, 2023.
      Last date of applying scholarship: Thursday, October 31st, 2024
      Winner announce date: Friday, November 15th, 2024.

      Procedure:

      All applicants must submit a unique essay on any of the above-mentioned topics. Also, applicants should make sure the length of the essay should be of minimum 500 words.

      The following details must accompany the essay:

      Full name
      Mailing address
      Email address
      Phone number
      University Name
      Scheduled Graduation Date
      Current GPA
      Essay must be submitted along with details noted above to scholarship@stampedeauto.com

      The winner will be informed via email issued by the office of Stampedeauto.com or will be updated on the website and the winner will be required to confirm acceptance of the scholarship to enable funding.

      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.
      Criteria:

      • 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: https://startproud.org/l2bpo/

      Storwell's Foster Children Bursary Program

      Criteria:

      • 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.

      Sun Life Dean Connor Inclusion Scholarship Program for Black and Indigenous Students

      The Inclusion Scholarship & Internship program intends to support Black and Indigenous youth in Canada, providing both financial assistance and practical work experience as they start their careers. This Scholarship and Internship aims to help students get financial support, an exciting internship in a global financial institution, mentorship and professional coaching from the management team, and the possibility of a full-time employment opportunity with Sun Life following graduation.

      There is a total of up to twenty (20) possible combined Scholarships and Internships to be made available for eligible participants to apply for, with each student limited to one (1) such Scholarship and Internship, although fewer than twenty (20) may be awarded depending upon the number of successful applicants.

      The scholarships are $5,000 CAD per year, available for one (1) academic year per applicant and include a four (4) month paid summer internship with Sun Life from May 2024 to August 2024. In addition, the successful recipient will also receive career and professional mentorship from Sun Life during the internship. This comes with support for the successful recipient to identify any future opportunities within Sun Life which may be of interest and to apply for and potentially transition to a full-time role with Sun Life following the internship.

      Eligibility

      Eligible applicants must:

      • Be a member of the Black and/or Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples) communities.
      • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
      • Be entering the second, third or fourth year of their program in an eligible institution (as defined below);
      • Have a minimum cumulative average of 70% (2.70 GPA or B-average) over the last three terms of available marks in their program at an eligible institution.
      • Be legally entitled to work and complete a full-time summer internship in either of our offices in Toronto, Waterloo, or Montreal. As a hybrid organization, employees may at times be permitted to work remotely outside of a Sun Life office and, depending upon the role, this may be available to a full-time summer internship position as well if deem appropriate by Sun Life.
      • If selected, applicants must also pass all required background checks and other prerequisites which may be necessary to work a full-time summer internship with Sun Life. Failure to meet these requirements, in Sun Life’s sole and absolute discretion, may deem an applicant ineligible and/or result in the withdrawal of the Scholarship and Internship.

      Questions: 

      • Register here for our Virtual Information Session on September 26th or November 7th. Meet with the Sun Life Recruitment team and ask any questions that you may have. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is November 17, 2023. Successful applicants will be contacted between November and January of 2024

      Students can also email any questions to dcis@sunlife.com

      The application process is as follows:

      1.    The applicant submits an online application via and including:
      (a) A 500-word personal essay, or a 3-5 minute video essay in support of their candidacy about the following topic: Tell us about yourself and what winning this scholarship and the internship position would mean to you.
      (b) A current, one page resume, including non-curricular activities that could be relevant or important to the applicant for the purpose of this Scholarship and Internship.
      (c) Unofficial transcripts of academic records from the applicant’s current program.

      2.    The application, including all supporting documentation, must be submitted to SPC no later than 1:00 PM EST, November 17th, 2023.

      3.    Documents will be reviewed by SPC staff to ensure all requirements have been met.

      4.    Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by email following processing by SPC.

      5.    It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all supporting documents have been received by visiting the website to review their application status. If any supporting documentation is not submitted within the specified timeframe, the application may be subject to disqualification.

      6.    Account maintenance will be conducted online.

      7.    The application will then be reviewed and assessed, and applicants will be notified if they were successful or not. 

      The student will need to add awards@univcan.ca to their safe senders in their junk email options so they can continue to receive important messages from SPC.

      Supporting Documentation

      The supporting documentation described below is required as part of the application. If any of these documents are not received or are incomplete, the application itself will be considered incomplete. SPC will send a final follow-up email to the applicant on November 13th, 2023, requesting any missing or incomplete documentation. Any applicant submitting supporting documents after this date will not receive a follow-up email. Supporting documents must be received by SPC on or before 1:00 PM EST, November 17th, 2023 for an application to be considered.

      Personal Statement

      The statement can be submitted in written or video format and must answer the following: Tell us about yourself and what winning this scholarship and the internship position would mean to you. Written statements can be up to 500 words or video submissions can be up to 3 minutes in length.

      Curriculum Vitae
      Provide a copy of a current curriculum vitae.

      Transcript

      Provide a transcript(s) of all post secondary institutions marks.

      • Note: Recognizing the impact of COVID-19, SPC will accept unofficial transcripts - bearing the student’s name and date - from student accounts where official transcripts are not available.

      Documents must be uploaded by submitting an online application or sent directly to the address below by 1:00 PM EST, November 17th, 2023.

      Please Note: If any of the requirements noted above are not met, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered. Deadline extensions will not be granted.

      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.

      TD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples

      Students from the Indigenous community face unique challenges and systemic barriers that can make getting a post-secondary education difficult. So, TD worked closely with AFOA Canada to build a scholarship program that helps meets the unique needs of students from the Indigenous community. The TD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples will help recipients with tuition, living expenses, and exploring employment opportunities at TD.

      How to apply: Students must apply online through the website here: Indigenous Student Scholarships Grants And Bursaries (td.com)

      Application Deadline: November 6, 2023

      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

      Criteria:

      • 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.

      Wecare Canada - Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship

      The Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship is presented to a post-secondary student with a disability. Eligible applicants must have at minimum one full semester left in their post-secondary education.

      The scholarship is worth $3,000 and will be awarded at our annual gala in the fall.

      Application package must be sent to info@wecare-canada.org with the subject line ‘SCHOLARSHIP’.

      Application deadline is March 31, 2023.

      William Peyton Hubbard Award

      Criteria: Granted for outstanding post-secondary achievement by black students in Ontario.

       

      Arts & Design

      American Hat Makers Scholarship 

      The American Hat Makers is calling all aspiring fashion designers and students in the clothing/garment industry. Showcase your creativity and design skills in our exciting hat design contest. Unleash your imagination and create a unique hat that defines your signature style. Whether it's a trendy fedora, a chic beret, or an edgy snapback, the choice is yours.

      How to participate:

      • Participants must be currently studying (in the USA, Canada, UK, or any location worldwide) fashion design or pursuing education related to the clothing/garment industry.
      • Design a hat of your choice using any medium: sketch, digital graphics, or a combination of both.
      • Any hat style can inspire your design, be it a classic cowboy hat, a fashionable straw hat, or a trendy cap for men or women.

      Prize:

      1st Place: $500 cash prize, featured showcase of your design on our website and social media platforms, and a certificate of achievement.
      2nd Place: $300 cash prize, recognition on our website and social media platforms, and a certificate of achievement.
      3rd Place: $200 cash prize, mention on our website and social media platforms, and a certificate of achievement.

      Important Dates:

      • Contest Start Date: Monday, July 3rd, 2023
      • Submission Deadline: Friday, March 29th, 2024
      • Winners Announcement: Friday, April 5th, 2024

      For more information please visit the American Hat Makers' site.

      Beat the Case 2024 Scholarship

      Beat the Case is an annual competition from leading Canadian marketing communications agency, PRAXIS, offering students a chance to compete for a $2,500 scholarship using skills they’ve learned in their PR/Digital Marketing programs. All submissions are due by May 15, 2024. 

      Application Requirements: 

      • Open for Digital Marketing students 
      • Deadline for application: May 15, 2024 

      For more information please visit: https://praxispr.ca/  

      The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP)

      The Salt Spring National Art Prize Society is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to recognize, showcase, and advance the accomplishments of Canadian visual artists. This year, SSNAP is offering $50,000 in awards.

      Deadline date for submissions is May 31, 2023. 

      For more information please visit the SSNAP website.

      Business

      Advertising Standards Canada's Robert E. Oliver Award
      Criteria:

      • 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.

      Criteria:

      • 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.

      Community Services

      The following Early Childhood Education programs are offering a $2,000 tuition grant to domestic students starting in September 2023.

      Early Childhood Education (C100)*
      Early Childhood Education (Consecutive Diploma/Degree) (C118)*
      Early Childhood Education (Consecutive Diploma/GBC Degree) (C148)*
      Early Childhood Education (Accelerated) (C160)*

      *This opportunity is funded in partnership with the City of Torontothe Region of Durhamthe Region of Peel, the Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada under the new Canada-Ontario Early Childhood Workforce Agreement, which provides one-time federal funding to support the retention and recruitment of a high-quality child care and early years workforce.

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      Early Childhood Education Qualifications Upgrade Program
      Criteria: Awarded to individuals involved in the child care and early years sector across Ontario

      Health Sciences

      Aging Matters Scholarship
      Criteria:

      • 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
      Criteria:

      • 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
      Criteria:

      • 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.

      Registered Nurses' Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO) Awards & Scholarship 

      Eligibility: 

      • Nurses registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario (including nurses registered in graduate level programs) 
      • Students registered in practical nursing programs approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario 
      • Students registered in baccalaureate nursing programs accredited by CASN and approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario 
      • Preference will be given to residents of Ontario 
      • Applicants must have a Canadian Social Insurance Number 

      For more information please visit: https://www.rnfoo.org/academic-awards-information/application-guidelines/  

      Six Surgery

      Six Surgery, a leader in cosmetic and plastic surgery, will award a $1,000 scholarship to one deserving student who demonstrated leadership in medical or health related fields.  A winner will be selected according to their academic achievements, and their submission of a short essay or video presentation.

      Eligibility

      • Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in Canada or the United States at an undergraduate program related to medicine or healthcare
      • Education will continue through the Spring semester
      • Must be a legal resident of Canada, United States or hold a valid student Visa
      • Must not be an employee of the Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute or associated companies

      How to Apply:

      Participants must submit a 500-word essay or a 2-minute video presentation in response to the following question:

      • What will surgery look like in 2050?

      For information and forms please visit: torontosurgery.com/scholarship

      Application Deadline: April 15, 2023

      Hospitality

      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.

      Criteria:

      • 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

      Technology

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

      Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
      In-Course
      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).

      Net Solutions

      Net Solutions is offering its annual scholarship giveaway (2022-23) to expand equal access to education in technology-related fields. Students (current and about-to-enroll) is invited to participate in the program. 

      Eligible Criteria:

      • Anyone currently enrolled as a full-time student in a 2,3 or 4-year program or with an acceptance letter for the same.
      • Students pursuing (or about to join) Coursework directly related to or leading to a degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or other related areas.
      • Students who have a cumulative of GPA 2.5 or higher if already enrolled in a program.

      How to Participate: 

      Students are required to submit an original 1000–2000-word piece (along with the research resources) on the topic:

      • Is the Current Education System (In-Person College/University) the Future of Learning & Desirable Jobs?

      To apply please visit: https://www.netsolutions.com/scholarship.

      The Orvil L. Davie Bursary Fund

      The Orvil L. Davie Bursary Fund (named after the first Chair of the Board of HRAI) was established by HRAI to assist students in completing their education for a career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry (HVACR) and to assist in maintaining a higher caliber of HVACR industry personnel.

      The fund provides bursaries to persons who require financial assistance in completing training in an accepted course directly related to the HVACR industry.  Applicants for the bursaries may come from the community or vocational college systems, or through industry sources such as the provincial apprenticeship programs.

      Eligibility Requirements

      • The assistance is intended for students in courses directly related to the HVACR industry
      • Applicants must be seeking assistance to complete training in an accepted course directly related to the HVACR industry.
      • Consideration will be given to applicants in financial need based on the assessment of the student awards officer or equivalent. As our funds are limited, priority will be given to those already enrolled in a program but their financial circumstances may force them to drop out short of completion. Applicants should be willing to allow HRAI the privilege of being informed regarding their successful completion of the course.

      Award:
      $1,000 bursary

      Application details:
      Deadline: November 30, 2023 
      Submission: training@hrai.ca 

      For more information please visit the HRAI website

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