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 university…

Scholarships by University

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

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How to Win the Loran Scholarship

Loran Scholarship – Due October 12, 2022 (8:00 PM ET)

Lora Scholarship Website

The selection of a Loran Scholar is unique in its attention to a young person’s character. We believe that integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy are better indicators of overall potential than standard academic measures. To discover these traits, we administer the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada. Tenable at 25 partner universities, the Loran Award is valued at $100,000 over four years, including mentorship, funding for summer internships and participation in an extensive network of past and present scholars. This year, we are offering up to 36 Loran Awards. In addition, we are granting up to 120 finalist and provincial & territorial awards ($5,000 or $2,000 each, respectively) to promising candidates.

Eligibility

  • Be entering university for the first time in September 2023.
  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Be born between January 1, 2001 and September 1, 2007. 

University of Toronto National Scholarship – Due October 20 (11:59 pm EDT)

The National Scholarship

The National Scholarship rewards original, creative and committed Canadian secondary school students. These are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities. Approximately fifteen students are selected as National Scholars (winners) and ten are named Arbor Scholars (runners-up).

To learn more about awards, visit the Award Explorer(external link).

Eligibility

Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • an original and creative thinker
  • committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • currently in your final year of Canadian secondary school or first-year CEGEP
  • intending to begin university the following academic year
  • a National Book Award nominee or self-identify as meeting the criteria above

Award Value

The National Scholarship covers tuition, incidental and residence fees for up to four years of study. Finalists not designated as National Scholars receive Arbor Scholarships at a value of $7,500 in the first year and $1,500 per year for three additional years of undergraduate study. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.

Application Process

Students must submit an online application form in order to be considered for the National Scholarship. The National Scholarship application is now open for the 2023 admission cycle. You will find the link to the online application below.

National Scholarship Deadline

The deadline to apply for the 2023 National Scholarship is October 20, 2022 (11:59pm EDT). The online application form is now open. Please click the link below for the online application.

Access the National Scholarship Application

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship

Deadlines – Grade 12 October 31, 2022 (noon); Grade 11 March 15, 2023

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Website

National Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Canadian Scholarship

Fairfax Financial Entrance Awards – Students planning to enroll in certain Canadian Universities or Georgian, Seneca or Sheridan colleges

Vocational and Technical Education Scholarships– college students enrolling in a diploma of 3 years or less with a financial need

Indigenous Achievement Scholarships – for Indigenous students starting a four-year post-secondary program

There is a special application for current grade 12 students and a separate application for current grade 11 students.

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $1.68 million annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students grade 11 high school students with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program – Applications Begin November 1 and close December 1, 2022

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership – Due November 15, 2022

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership Website

Since 1995, TD has awarded millions in scholarships to recognize students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community leadership. TD Scholarships for Community Leadership recipients receive up to $70,000 for tuition and living expenses as well as opportunities for paid summer employment, peer networking and mentorship. Supporting young community leaders is one way TD is helping build a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.

Up to $10 000 for tuition each year for a maximum of 4 years

$7500 for living expenses each year for a maximum of 4 years

Up to $70 000 in total over 4 years per scholarship awarded

Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded

Eligibility

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • Are in the final year of high school
  • Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

Queen’s Chancellor Scholarship – Due December 8, 2022

Due Friday, November 18, 2022 to Mr. Papa for school nominated consideration

This is a school nominated scholarship. The award is worth up to $48 000. Corpus Christi can nominate up to two students. You must apply to Queen’s University to be eligible for this award. To be considered as a nominee for our school, please submit pages 1-6 of the Queen’s Major Admission Awards Practice Application to Mr. Papa (papad@hcdsb.org) by Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Please adhere to word and page limits outlined in the Practice Application. Late applications will not be accepted.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • 90%+ high school average

More Information

Schulich Leader Scholarship – Due February 21, 2023

Due Friday, January 13, 2023 to Mr. Papa for school nominated consideration

Schulich Leader Scholarship

This is a school nominated scholarship. The award is worth up to $120,000 for students pursuing an engineering degree or $100,000 for students pursuing a science, technology or math degree. Corpus Christi can nominate only one student. You must apply to one of the 20 partnered universities to be eligible.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduating high school in the 2022/2023 academic year
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program at one of the 20 partner universities
  • Academic excellence, AND Leadership, charisma and creativity.
  • Strong consideration will be given to students with financial need.
  • Be entrepreneurial-minded and intend to pursue a career in one or more of the following focus areas: Technology; Engineering; Entrepreneurship and business enterprise; Applied scientific research.

NOT considering students who:

  • Focus on activism (environmental/political/societal)
  • Intend to become a practicing physician and/or medical researcher (e.g. Doctor, Dentist, Nurse, Psychologist, Pharmacist, Optometrist, etc.)
  • Intend to become a Professor and conduct theoretical research

To be considered as a nominee for our school, please submit the requirements below, to Mr. Papa (papad@hcdsb.org) by Friday, January 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Please adhere to word limits. Late applications will not be accepted.

  • The universities you wish to attend and program
  • Top three achievements (academic or other) – 50 words maximum per achievement
  • Essay demonstrating why you should win – 600 words maximum
  • Optional essay outlining extenuating circumstances – 250 words maximum
  • Short answer to identify where you see yourself in 10 years – 50 words maximum

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University of Guelph – International Students

President’s Scholarships

Recognizes students academic distinction who have made significant contributions to their schools and their communities and demonstrate the potential to become leaders in society. Students must achieve a minimum 90% admission average and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Lincoln Alexander Chancellor’s Scholarship

Selection will be made on superior leadership ability and potential as demonstrated through positions held, extra-curricular activities, involvement in high school and communities and reference support.

Students entering a degree program with a minimum 90% admission average who have made significant leadership and innovative contributions to their schools and communities and demonstrate the potential to become a leader in society. In addition, students must be: Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Metis); or a person with a disability; or a racialized person.

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