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.

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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.

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Scholarship List

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Education Type Scholarship Amount Deadline Criteria Info
Good Citizenship Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarship Programs $1000 to $2000 Must be enrolling in select group of post-secondary institutions offering hospitality; based on work experience, professional promise, etc.
Academics Ontario Hostelry Institute Awards
Good Citizenship Schulich Leaders Scholarship Programs $60000 Based on academic achievement
Good Citizenship CNIB Scholarship and Bursary Programs
Academics DisabilityAwards.ca Scholarship
Ethnicity First Nations Educational Steering Commitee Scholarship
Good Citizenship BILL 7 Award $2000 For LGBTQ people in need of financial assistance
Good Citizenship McDonald’s Employee Scholarship Programs $2500 Must work at least 15 hours part-time at Mcdonalds
Good Citizenship HPD Scholarship Fund $750 to $1000 For children of OPSEU members
Academics CCFC Scholarship Programs $5000 For students living with IBD who are entering a post-secondary education
Academics MENSA Canada Scholarship $1000 to $3000
Ethnicity AMMSA Scholarship Programs For Aboriginal students
Ethnicity Federation of Chinese-Canadian Professionals Scholarship Based on academic achievement
Academics French for the Future National Essay Contest $1000 to $12000
Athletics Athletics Assistance Program For exceptional athletes
Good Citizenship CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Program $38000 Based on community leadership For students enrolled in YMCA or Big Brother/Sister programs
Academics Johnson Scholarship Programs
Good Citizenship Project Hero $10000 For children of men and women who died serving in an active mission
Academics Center for Occupational Health Safety Dick Martin Scholarship $3000 January (See website for exact date) Based on academic achievement For students joining the Occupational Health program
Good Citizenship H. H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Scholarship $1000 February (See website for exact date) Based on amount of volunteer work done For outstanding leaders in need of financial assistance
Good Citizenship Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Programs $15000 February (See website for exact date) Based on voluntary humanitarian work
Good Citizenship Kin Canada Bursary Programs $1000 February (See website for exact date) Based on amount of volunteer work done.
Academics RBC Royal Bank Scholarship Programs February (See website for exact date) For children of RBC employees
Academics Icelandic Canadian Club Scholarship $1000 February (See website for exact date) Based on academic achievement For students with Icelandic connections
Good Citizenship Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program $8000 February (See website for exact date) Based on amount of volunteer work done For outstanding leaders
Ethnicity RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program $4000 February (See website for exact date) For university students in need of financial assistance
Academics Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Programs $1000 March (See website for exact date) For students who are hard of hearing
Good Citizenship W.A.V.E. Youth Awards $1500 March (See website for exact date) Based on leadership and involvement in a project that changed the community
Good Citizenship Leonard Foundation Financial Assistance $1000 to $1500 March (See website for exact date)
Good Citizenship St. John Ambulance Bursaries and Scholarship Programs $500 to $1000 March (See website for exact date) Must be a community service volunteer
Good Citizenship Nahom Berhane Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion $5000 April (See website for exact date) Volunteerism, community service and leadership
Academics Scotiabank Sikh Foundations Scholarship $5000 March (See website for exact date) Based on academic achievement
Academics Toronto Real Estate Board $5000 annualy March (See website for exact date) Essay and academic achievement
Good Citizenship Ken Dryden Scholarship $3000 March (See website for exact date) For students currently living on government assistance
Academics Navy League Scholarship Programs March (See website for exact date) Must be a Royal Canadian Sea Cadet
Academics Retail as a Career Scholarship Program $1000 March (See website for exact date) For students entering business
Good Citizenship Canadian Association of Women in Construction Bursary $1500 March (See website for exact date) Based on involvement in community For women in construction in need of financial assistance
Academics Air and Waste Management Scholarship Programs 3 awards valued at $2000 March (See website for exact date) Must be in a engineering- or science-related program For people studying engineering and/or science
Academics Follow the Leader Scholarship Programs $25000 March (See website for exact date) Minimum average of 85% For students in the GTA
Good Citizenship Scouts Canada Scholarship $1000 April (See website for exact date) For current active Scouts
Good Citizenship Girl Guides of Canada Scholarship $1000 to $2000 April (See website for exact date) Based on amount of volunteer work done For active members of Girl Guides of Canada
Academics Canadian War Museum Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Award $1000 April (See website for exact date) For students entering into history programs
Academics Neads National Students Awards Program $3000 April (See website for exact date) Based on academic achievement
Good Citizenship Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Scholarship April (See website for exact date) For students suffering from schizophrenia
Academics Bayer Crop Science Scholarship Programs $5000 May (See website for exact date)
Academics OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards $1000 May (See website for exact date)
Good Citizenship Joubin/Selig Scholarship Fund $5000 May (See website for exact date) Based on academic achievement For students with disabilities
Academics Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarship Programs $4000 May (See website for exact date)
Academics Ontario Parks Association Bursary & Scholarship Programs May (See website for exact date) Based on academic achievement
Academics Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers National Scholarship Program $2000 to $10000 May (See website for exact date) Candidates must be sponsored by an independent grocery store
Academics BBPA National Scholarship Programs $7000 May (See website for exact date) For African-Canadians in high academic standing and in need of financial assistance
Ethnicity Community Foundation Grey Bruce First Nations People’s Scholarship May (See website for exact date) For First Nations students
Academics Electro-Federation Canada Scholarship Programs $136000 May (See website for exact date) Minimum average of 75%
Academics Mattison Endowment Fund Scholarship for Disabled Students $2500 May (See website for exact date) Minimum average of 85%
Good Citizenship Lincoln M. Alexander Award $1000 to $1500 May (See website for exact date) For students wishing to eliminate racism
Academics James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Awards $2500 May (See website for exact date) Based on writing a creative writing piece For Aboriginal students
Ethnicity Husk Oil Awards For Native People $3000 May (See website for exact date) Based on Financial needs and interest in studies For Aboriginal students
Academics Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Program $1000 June (See website for exact date) Minimum average of 85% For students that are enrolling in health or medical sciences
Ethnicity OTIP Bursary $1500 June (See website for exact date)
Good Citizenship Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians Scholarship $1000 to $2000 June (See website for exact date) Award selected based on academic record Awarded to blind, deaf, deaf-blind, or partially sighted students
Good Citizenship Harmony Scholarship Programs $1000 June (See website for exact date) Based on amount of volunteer work done For students who demonstrate leadership in orgranizing activities
Athletics RCGA Foundation Scholarship Programs June (See website for exact date) For students with profieciency in academics and golf
Academics Holmes Foundation Scholarship Programs $1500 June (See website for exact date) For students entering construction programs
Academics Public Service Alliance of Canada Scholarship $1000 to $4000 June (See website for exact date) For PSAC members
Good Citizenship Soroptimist Live for Your Dream Awards $3000 July (See website for exact date) Must be primary source of financial support for self and dependant
Academics National Union of Public and General Employees Several Different Types. Varying Amounts July (See website for exact date) Based on academic achievement Children/Grandchildren, Foster Children/Grandchildren of a National Union Member
Ethnicity Basilicata cultural society Scholarship Programs $2000 September (See website for exact date) For students who are Bascilicata of origin
Good Citizenship 1800wheelchair.ca Scholarship 2 awards of up to $500 September (See website for exact date) A scholarship helping people with disabilities to succeed in university
Good Citizenship UFCW BDM Scholarship Programs $1000 September(See website for exact date) Members of UFCW For members of UFCW
Good Citizenship Horatio Alger Ontario Scholarship Programs $5000 October (See website for exact date) Based on demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity For students who show good character, have a good academic record, and wish to contribute to society
Academics Loran Scholars Foundation $10000 October (See website for exact date) Minimum average of 85%
Academics Dalton Camp Award $2500 to $10000 November (See website for exact date)

 

Based on short essay and biographical sketch
Academics TD Canada Trust Scholarship Programs for Community Leadership $70000 November(See website for exact date) Based on academic achievement
Academics Burger King Scholarship Program December (See website for exact date) Value of award dependent on grades; applicants must work part-time 15 hours a week
Academics Storwell Bursary for Foster Children $2000 December (See website for exact date) Based on academic achievement
Ethnicity CN Diversity Scholarship Programs $3000 December (See website for exact date) Based on CN programs For women, visible minorities, military veterans, or Aboriginal students

Scholarship & Bursary Pages

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

Colleges

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

Universities

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: September 21, 2017