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

*See your guidance counsellor for additional electronic information about scholarships*

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

Various Deadlines

AMMSA Scholarship Programs Multiple scholarships for Indigenous,  Metis and Inuit students    Various
Various Deadlines French for the Future Essay Contest Grade 10 – 12 students to study (partially or fully) in French in one of 9 listed universities. Essay  $1000- $12000
Various Deadlines 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 (combined work placement, tuition, mentorship)
Various Deadlines Project Hero For children of men and women who died serving in an active military mission. Tuition, compulsory fees and residence.
July Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Scholarship  Applicants diagnosed with schizophrenia up to $5000
July National Union of Public and General Employees Child/grandchild/foster child/grandchild of member. Academic achievement $45 – $1500
August Bill 7 Award Financial need + applicant identifies as LGBTQ or 2 spirited $2000
August Homes Foundation Scholarship/Bursary Entering construction-related programs $20-$1500
August Curt Bishop Scholarship Dependent of OPSEU member, attending public Ontario post-secondary institution. Volunteer work in area of health and safety $1000
September Basilicata Cultural Society Scholarship Students of Italian origin 2 x $2000
September Canada Iceland Foundation Students of Iceland heritage + academic achievement $1000
September 1800 Wheelchair Scholarship Mobility challenge $2 x $500
September HPD Scholarship Children of OPSEU member entering health related studies 7 x $750


October UFCW Canada BDM Scholarship Children of UFCW members 30 x $1000
October Loran Scholarship Academic achievement. Nominated by school or self 104 from $2000 – $100,000
 November Dalton Camp Award Biographical sketch. Essay related to media and democracy  1 x $2500,       1x $10000
November TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership Academic achievement + Community involvement Up to $70000
December Burger King Scholarship Academic achievement/work experience/community involv’t various from $1000 – $50000
December Storwell Bursary for Foster Children Student who has lived in foster care + academic achievement $2000
December CN Diversity Scholarship Academic achievement (80%). Student is female or visible minority or veteran or Aboriginal. Enrolling in: Engineering, law, Aboriginal studies, accounting, finance. Summer internship available. $3000
January MENSA Canada Scholarship Essay re: career pathway $2000-$3000
January Centre for Occupational Health/Safety – Dick Martin Scholarship Academic achievement entering a program related to occupational health $3000
January Schulich Leaders Scholarship Entering STEM program at one of 20 selected universities. Nominated by school. 25 x $80000,

25 x $100000

January STEAM Horizon Award Age 16-18. Academic achievement. Accomplished in STEAM field and entering STEAM related post-secondary program 5 x $25000
February Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Voluntary humanitarian work up to $28000
February Kin Canada Bursary Academic Achievement + volunteer work $500 – $5000
February RBC Scholarship Community service $500 – $5000
February Foresters Competitive Scholarship Family is insured with Foresters. Leadership and volunteer work 250 x $8000
February IBD Scholarship Student living with Crohn’s Disease or Colitis $5000
February Investing in our Diversity Scholarship Must be a resident in community housing + involvement in anti-racism, diversity and community building. $4000
March WAVE Youth Awards Leadership and a project that reduces community violence $500-$1500
March Leonard Foundation Children of: clergy,teachers, military personnel, engineers, those involved in mining 140 x $1000 – $1500
March St. John’s Ambulance Bursary and Scholarship Academic achievement + financial need + community service $500- $1000
March Sikh Foundation Scholarship Academic achievement $5000
March Toronto Real Estate Board Academic achievement +  community service. Essay $2500-$5000
March Ken Dryden Scholarship Student living independently/receiving government assistance $3000
April Retail as a Career Scholarship Entering retail related studies + currently employed in retail. Essay  20 x $1000-$5000
April Follow the Leader Scholarship Financial need + entering STEM program + academic achievement + self or family member affected by MS 3 x $100000
April Joubin/Selig Scholarship Academic achievement + affected with a permanent physical mobility disability $500 – $5000
April Nahom Berhane Scholarship Leadership, volunteer/community service $5000
April Girl Guides of Canada Scholarship Volunteer service. Active member of Girl Guides of Canada $1000-$2000
May CNIB Scholarships and Bursaries Academic achievement + Partially sighted or blind $1000 – $12000
May Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarship Entering environmental conservation program $500-$4000
May Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Scholarship Essay. Sponsored by independent grocery stores 1 x $6000,         6 x $2000
May Lincoln M Alexander Award Nomination by school. Outstanding achievement and overcome challenges and touched lives of others 3x $5000
May James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award Aboriginal student. Creative writing submission $2500
June Navy League Scholarship Must be Royal Canadian Sea Cadet $1000 – $5000
June BBPA National Scholarship African Canadian student + academic achievement + financial need $1000-$7000
June OPSEU Global Solidarity Scholarship Children/wards of OPSEU members. Some awards to equity-seeking groups 10x $1000
June Royal Canadian Gold Association Scholarship Academic achievement + involvement in golf program 3x $5000, various from  $3000
June OTIP Bursary Family members of those insured by OTIP $1500
June Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians Scholarship Academic achievement + blind or deaf or partially sighted $1000-$2000
June Harmony Movement Scholarship Leadership in fighting discrimination $1000
June Public Service Alliance of Canada Scholarship Children of PSACO members 17 x $1000 – $4000



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: January 9, 2019