What are Scholarships?

Scholarships are grants or payments made to support a student’s education. Scholarships are typically awarded on the basis of academic achievement, but other factors come into play such as financial need.

How can I get one?

Scholarships are awarded to those who are outstanding academically, athletically, or as a citizen of the community. If you fit one of these categories, select a scholarship to apply for, download the applications, and hand them in to your guidance counsellor. Note that most scholarships have deadlines. Take them into consideration when applying!

Please click on the links below for a list of scholarships provided by the Ontario Government, universities, colleges and businesses. Create a profile to begin the application process.

Scholarships Canada

OSAP Information

What is OSAP?

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a mix of grants and loans for students. Through one OSAP application, you have access to various financial aid programs, depending on your circumstances. You can get OSAP to attend any schools that are approved for OSAP.

Apply for OSAP

Scholarship List


Submission Period/Deadline

Scholarship Name Criteria


See website for exact day of the month

January MENSA Canada Scholarship Must be enrolling in a post-secondary institution      $2000
Dates vary depending on  scholarship AMMSA Scholarship Programs Multiple scholarships for Indigenous,  Metis and Inuit students
October-December French for the Future National Essay Contest Must be in grades 10, 11, or 12. For                    students pursuing post-secondary studies partially or completely in French at one of  9 universities listed on website $1000 to $12000
Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada or the YMCA CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Program For Grade 10 students enrolled in a mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada or the YMCA Up to $35000 in combined work placements & tuition/ mentorship
Contact directly for deadlines Project Hero For children of men and women who died serving in an active military mission. Must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at the university, in a program of study eligible for funding by the provincial government Financial assistance determined by the program
January Centre. for Occupational Health Safety Dick Martin Scholarship Based on academic achievement. For students joining an Occupational Health   Related program $3000
February Schulich Leaders Scholarship Programs Scholarships awarded for students attending a select group of universities and who meet two of the three criteria of academic excellence, leadership and financial need. Students must also be pursuing a career in technology, innovation, engineering and or scientific research. $60000
February Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Programs Based on voluntary humanitarian work $15000
February Kin Canada Bursary Programs Based on amount and quality of volunteer work done. $1000
February RBC Royal Bank Scholarship Programs Various. Community service is central Various
February Icelandic Canadian Club Scholarship Based on academic achievement. For students of Icelandic heritage $1000
February Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program Based on volunteer work done. For outstanding leaders.  Family must be insured with Foresters $8000
February – June CCFC Scholarship Programs For students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis  who are entering a postsecondary institution $5000





W.A.V.E. Youth Awards

For students involved in anti-racism, diversity and community-building activities who live in community housing

Based on leadership and involvement in a project that reduces violence in the the community




March Leonard Foundation Financial Assistance Must demonstrate financial need $1000 to $1500
March St. John Ambulance Bursaries and Scholarship Programs Must be a community service volunteer $500 to $1000
March Sikh Foundation Scholarship Based on academic achievement $5000
March Toronto Real Estate Board Essay and academic achievement $5000
March Ken Dryden Scholarship For students currently living independently on government assistance $3000
March Navy League Scholarship Programs Must be a Royal Canadian Sea Cadet $1000 – $5000
March Retail as a Career Scholarship Program For students entering business studies and who currently work in retail. $1000
March Follow the Leader Scholarship Programs For students in the GTA with a minimum average of 85% who are directly affected (self, family member) by Multiple Sclerosis. $25000
April BILL 7 Award For LGBTQ and 2 Spirited people in need of financial assistance to attend a postsecondary institution $2000
April Nahom Berhane Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion Volunteerism, community service and leadership $5000
April Girl Guides of Canada Scholarship For active members of Girl Guides of Canada.  Based on amount of volunteer work done $1000 to $2000
April Canadian War Museum Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Award Submission of writing or artwork based on an historical theme $1000
July Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Scholarship For students suffering from schizophrenia
May CNIB Scholarships and Bursary Programs   Awarded to a Canadian student who is blind or partially sighted and attending a Canadian post-secondary institution. various
May OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards For students living with epilepsy $1000
May Joubin/Selig Scholarship Fund For students with permanent physical disabilities. Based on academic achievement $1000- $3000
May Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarship Programs For student pursuing programs related to environmental conservation. Ie: Zoology, Environmental Science, Ecological Restoration, Ecosystem Management $4000
May Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers National Scholarship Program Candidates must be sponsored by an independent grocery store. Essay required $2000 to $10000
May BBPA National Scholarship Programs For African-Canadians with high academic standing and in need of financial assistance. $7000 + various
May Lincoln M. Alexander Award Outstanding achievement in the face of challenges and achievement that has touched the lives of others. $1000 to $1500
May James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Awards For Aboriginal students – based on a creative writing submission. $2500
May – July RCGA Foundation Scholarship Programs For students with proficiency in academics and golf. $3000
June OPSEU Global Solidarity Scholarship Children, foster children or wards of OPSEU members who are studying at a publicly-funded, publicly-run Canadian university or college.  Five of the 10 scholarships will be awarded to students who identify as representing equity-seeking groups: racialized workers, Aboriginal workers, workers with disabilities; LGBTTIQQ2S (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, transsexual, intersexed, queer, questioning, and two-spirited) workers, francophone workers and women workers.
June Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Program For students who are enrolling in health or medical sciences  with a minimum average of 85% $1000
June OTIP Bursary For family members of people insured by OTIP. $1500
June Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians Scholarship Awarded to blind, deaf, deaf-blind, or partially sighted students. Award selected based on academic record. $1000 to $2000
June Harmony Scholarship Programs For students who demonstrate leadership in fighting discrimination. $1000
June Holmes Foundation Scholarship Programs For students entering construction programs $1500
June Public Service Alliance of Canada Scholarship For children of  PSAC members $1000 to $4000
July National Union of Public and General Employees Must be the Child/Grandchild, Foster Child /Grandchild of a National Union Member -Based on academic achievement. Varying Amounts
August Curt Bishop Scholarship Fund Open to dependents of OPSEU members studying at a publicly-funded, publicly-run post-secondary institution in Ontario who have community, union, or other volunteer work, that has helped to build awareness of workplace, community, or environmental health and safety $1000
September Basilicata cultural society Scholarship Programs For students who are of Basilicata (Italy)  origin $2000
September 1800wheelchair.ca Scholarship A scholarship helping people a mobility disability to succeed in post-secondary 2 awards of up to $500
September UFCW BDM Scholarship Programs Children of the Members of UFCW $1000
September HPD Scholarship Fund For children of OPSEU members who are enrolling  at a publically funded college or university in Canada $750 to $1000
October Loran Scholars Foundation Minimum average of 85% $10000
November Dalton Camp Award Based on short essay about democracy and the media and biographical sketch $2500 to $10000
November TD Canada Trust Scholarship Programs for Community Leadership Based on academic achievement $70000
December Burger King Scholarship Program Value of award dependent on grades; applicants must work part-time 15 hours a week at Burger King
December Storwell Bursary for Foster Children Based on academic achievement of children who have lived in foster care $2000
December CN Diversity Scholarship Programs For women, visible minorities, military veterans, or Aboriginal students interested in pursuing engineering, transportation, marketing, human resources, Aboriginal studies, law, accounting and finance and are interested in a summer internship at CN. Min 80% average required. $3000



Scholarship & Bursary Pages

Click a college or university name to be directed to its page for scholarships, bursaries and financial aid.


Algonquin College
Cambrian College
Canadore College
Centennial College
Collège Boréal
Conestoga College
Confederation College
Durham College
Fanshawe College
Fleming College
George Brown College
Georgian College
Humber College
La Cité
Lambton College
Loyalist College
Mohawk College
Niagara College
Northern College
Sault College
Seneca College
Sheridan College
St. Clair College
St. Lawrence College


Algoma University
Brock University
Carleton University
Lakehead University
Laurentian University
McMaster University
Nipissing University
OCAD University
Queen’s University
Royal Military College of Canada
Ryerson University
Trent University
Trent University Durham
Université de Hearst
University of Guelph
University of Guelph-Humber
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University
University of Toronto – Mississauga
University of Toronto – Scarborough
University of Toronto – St. George Campus
University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo – Conrad Grebel University College
University of Waterloo – Renison University College
University of Waterloo – St. Jerome’s University College
University of Waterloo – St. Paul’s University College
University of Windsor
Western University
Western University – Brescia University College
Western University – Huron University College
Western University – King’s University College
Wilfrid Laurier University – Brantford Campus
Wilfrid Laurier University – Brantford Campus
York University
York University – Glendon Campus

Last Modified: April 18, 2018