Scholarship Applications

Scholarships

There are many scholarships, bursaries and awards available in Ontario.  Below are some helpful websites that may help you find a scholarship.  Some scholarships are automatically given by a particular university based on academic standing while others require an application.

The following scholarships are primarily available to high school students from Ontario, Canada, applying to first-year university.  By clicking on the link you will see them arranged by application deadline…

Scholarships by application deadline

or by monetary value…

Scholarship by monetary value

Some other helpful websites are…

  1. You can create an account and use the following website to find awards, scholarships and bursaries directly applicable to you.
    https://studentawards.com/
  2. You can input your profile and be matched to scholarships in this database.
    http://ScholarshipsCanada.com
  3. Estimate how much money you will be eligible for through OSAP.
    https://www.ontario.ca/page/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program :
  4. Use Aeroplan, CIBC or TD Points from the Travel Rewards Program to help pay for your education.
    http://www.higheredpoints.com/
  5. Various listings of College, University and Institutional Scholarships sorted by various headings.
    http://scholarship-grants.org/
  6. Created by students for students.  Their goal is to help all Canadian students find external scholarships in Canada.
    http://www.findmyscholarships.com/
  7. The “do something” website has a particular emphasis on social justice and related causes, as opposed to academics.
    https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships
  8. Government of Canada Student Financial Assistance homepage. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/student-financial-aid.html
  9. Bursary for students with disabilities.
    https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/A-ZListofAid/PRDR019233.html
  10. https://scholartree.ca/

Read through the list of scholarships documented below. Please be aware that some have specific deadlines that must be adhered to.

More Information for Post Secondary from ScholarTree

At the bottom of https://scholartree.ca/educators, there is a downloadable budget planner that students can use to prepare for next year

Here is a blog outlining the most common mistakes we see on scholarship applications – https://scholartree.ca/blog/the-6-most-common-mistakes-when-applying-to-scholarships

Catholic Women’s League of Canada Bursary

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is pleased to offer female students graduating from a Catholic High School in 2021 a chance at a bursary. Applications are due by June 7, 2021.

International Students Graduation Awards

If you are an international student, please look over the Halton Catholic District School Board graduation awards that you may be able to apply to. Contact Mr. Papa (papad@hcdsb.org) for more information.

Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation in Partnership with myBlueprint

We’re excited to announce that myBlueprint has partnered with the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (CSTF) to give away $150,000 in bursaries.

“While Canada is among one of the most educated countries in the world, this is not true for everyone. Equitable access to PSE is an ongoing challenge, and especially so for those from low-income families.” (CSTF)

That’s where CSTF comes in. They’re focused on supporting access to post-secondary studies for those who believe in the power of education but are struggling to access it.

So, these bursaries are designed specifically to support students who have financial need.

  • There are 25 bursaries, each valued at $6,000
  • The bursaries are based on financial need
  • CSTF is specifically looking for students who demonstrate strong character: resiliency, community-mindedness and commitment to excellence
  • Interested students can access the application form within their myBlueprint account (in the Scholarships tab)
  • The deadline to apply is May 7, 2021

We’ve included all the information you need to know and answers to your questions here.

University of Toronto

Scholarship for Indigenous Students

The Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto has long recognized that Indigenous people are underrepresented in the legal profession and seeks to increase the number of Indigenous lawyers and judges across the country. To that end, we are excited to announce the first Law Youth Summer Program Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students in partnership with the Indigenous Initiatives Office.

First Nation, Métis and Inuit high school students with an interest in exploring the legal profession and Canadian law in the areas of criminal law, law and politics, trial advocacy, corporate law and international law are invited to apply before Monday May 31. Please note that the program will be delivered online synchronously and that Indigenous law and legal traditions will not be taught.

YSP LAW Scholarship Application for Indigenous Students 2021

CABL Scholarship for Black Students

The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), formed in March 1996, is a national network of law professionals and individuals committed to reinvesting in the community.  CABL’s continuing goal is to bring together law professionals and other interested members of the community from across Canada to cultivate and maintain The Association of Black professionals in Canada.

The CABL  Scholarship for the Law Youth Summer Program at the University of Toronto will be granted to support Black high school students with an interest in exploring the legal profession and the legal field in the areas of criminal law, law and politics, trial advocacy, corporate law and international law. 

YSP LAW CABL Scholarship Application 2021

Western University – King’s College Campus Entrance Scholarships

King’s College has an application based Entrance Awards process which is currently open and accepting applications until Friday, April 30, 2021. King’s has several Entrance Awards that recognize students’ leadership, service to their community, along with academics. Students can apply even if they aren’t sure if they’ll be attending King’s. Award information, including eligibility criteria and application links, can be found at the link.

Mon Sheong Foundation – Golden Jubilee Scholarship

The Golden Jubilee Scholarship is geared towards students looking to make positive change in their communities and in the world they live in. The scholarship offers $1,000 a year for four years to assist students with their post-secondary education.

This year, they are accepting two recipients for the award. Students must write a 500-word essay explaining how and why they want to make a difference in their world, and what motivates them to make that difference. All applications are submitted online.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mon Sheong Foundation at foundation@monsheong.org.

OJEN Student Bursary Program

Are you a grade 12 student who wants to pursue post-secondary studies that lead to a career in the justice sector? OJEN administers 22 bursaries province-wide that range from $500 – $1000 for students who are entering their first year of post-secondary studies in the fall.
When you submit your application, you are automatically considered for a bursary that is provided by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario, the Association of Ontario Judges, and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association.
Applicants should describe the justice sector career they are interested in pursuing and demonstrate how their post-secondary program will help them achieve this goal.  
To apply and learn more, please visit: http://bit.ly/OJENBursaries
Submit applications by Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact: bursary@ojen.ca

Meridian – Sean Jackson Scholarship

Are you a student at Corpus Christi making a positive impact on your community? Apply for the $10,000 Sean Jackson Scholarship which is awarded to one high school student in Ontario.

Applications are accepted between March 1 and April 30.

Meridian’s Commitment to Communities Sean Jackson Scholarship recognizes and rewards community initiative, innovation and impact among Ontario youth. Each year, we award one leading post-secondary scholarship to a high school graduate who has demonstrated both academic excellence and an outstanding commitment to communities of their own.

Meridian is interested in hearing from students who are using energy, creativity and entrepreneurship to solve or address a vital problem in their community. Whether they are advocating for youth literacy or creating a solution for blue box lids, our past scholarship winners have made a demonstrated community impact.

Click here for more information.

University of Windsor Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries

If you are going to University of Windsor next year, click on the link to see their Alumni Association awards, scholarships and bursaries for students. These are designed to acknowledge achievement, reward excellence and assist students in need. 

Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Scholarships

Canadian Hearing Services National Scholarship

Scholarships worth up to $3000 per year for full time students.

Please click here for more information.

Don McBain Memorial Award

The Don McBain Memorial Award, in honour of the late OAHS founder and Executive Director, is comprised of (2) $5,000 scholarships that will be distributed annually to (2) Indigenous students from Ontario pursuing their first year of post-secondary studies.

Please click here for more information.

Cape Breton University Scholarship

Cape Breton University has announced that their entrance scholarships and bursaries are now open to newly accepted students to CBU. Students may have questions regarding the application or which types of opportunities are available to them and so they will be hosting their first 2021 Scholarship Presentation this Friday January 29, 2021 at 12:00pm AST via Zoom.

Members from the Student Finance team and the Domestic Recruitment team will be available at that time to answer questions.  Please note they will be hosting more of these presentations in February for those unable to attend due conflict in schedule.

If students are interested in attending the January 29 session, please have them RSVP to Chelsey Martell via email chelsey_martell@cbu.ca

Some Scholarships at Western University

Western’s National Scholarship Program supports the dreams of top students whose potential can be realized through a world-class education at one of Canada’s leading universities.

They are looking for high-potential applicants who excel in the classroom and in their extracurricular pursuits.

Some scholarships that are offered…

  • One Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Scholarship valued at $72,000;
  • One President’s Entrance Scholarship valued at $70,000;
  • Four President’s Entrance Scholarships valued at $65,000 and up to 15 more at $50,000;
  • Three International President’s Entrance Scholarships valued at $50,000 for international (visa) students;
  • Up to 15 Faculty Entrance Scholarships valued at $30,000;
  • Up to 39 National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards valued up to $5,000;
  • Up to 50 National Merit Awards valued at $2,000 for one year. 

More details about all the scholarship programs offered at Western can be found online at https://registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/admission

If you have any questions, their Student Financial Services Officer Norma Merino would be pleased to help at 519-661-2111 extension 85958 or email nmerino@uwo.ca

Trevor H. Shirtliff Scholarship

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