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

Loran Scholarship – deadline October 13, 2021 before 8pm ET

The Loran Scholars Foundation is beginning its search for the 2022 Loran Scholars, and is looking to find students who demonstrate strength of character, dedication to serving others in the community, and the promise of leadership potential. 

We look for those who are humble, inquisitive, and thoughtful; who shun the status quo and pursue their own unique paths; who bring others along, will act in the face of injustices, and are inspired to build a better world. We believe Canada will thrive if we ensure that these high-potential students are given the opportunity to imagine, explore, and create the future.We invite you to hear more about what the Loran Award and the Loran community have meant to our most recent graduates, the Class of 2017. 

Reflections from previous winners

Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes study at one of our 25 partner universities in Canada, a living stipend, funding to access summer experiences in Canada and abroad, mentorship, and participation in a community of supporters and alumni working towards a better country and world. Learn more hereThis year, there is a single deadline for all applicants: October 13, 2021 before 8pm ET.

All eligible students will be welcome to apply by filling out the application, uploading a transcript, and naming a reference. School sponsorship is no longer required. There is no limit to the number of students who may apply from a single school. 


Students are invited to register for one of their webinars specifically for interested applicants where they can learn more about the Loran Award and hear from Loran Scholars.

          o   Student Webinar 1: Sept. 22@ 12pm ET
          o   Student Webinar 2: Sept. 29 @ 6pm ET

U of T National Scholarship – deadline October 21, 2021 at 11:59 EDT

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).

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.

More information

Schulich Leader Scholarships – deadline to Mr. Papa December 15, 2021

This is a prestigious entrance scholarship awarded to high school graduates enrolling in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) programs in one of 20 Canadian Partner Universities.  The scholarship is worth up to $100 000.

https://schulichleaders10.com/about/

Up to 100 undergraduate scholarships.  Corpus Christi is limited to one nomination.

Student Eligibility Requirements

To apply, submit to Mr. Papa (papad@hcdsb.org) by December 15, 2021.  Lateness will forfeit your chance for nomination.

  • University and program you wish to attend
  • Top three achievements (academic or other) – 50 word maximum per achievement
  • Essay demonstrating why you should win – 600 words maximum
  • Optional essay to outline extenuating circumstances – 250 words maximum
  • Short answer to identify where you see yourself in 10 years – 50 words maximum
  • Two single-page letters of reference that include email and telephone contact information for verification.

Previous Winners

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership- deadline Monday, November 15, 2021

Since 1995, TD has awarded millions in scholarships to recognize students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community leadership. TD Scholarship 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.

Applications are open for students in their last year of high school.

Up to $10,000 for tuition each year

For a maximum of 4 years

$7,500 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 available to be awarded annually

Video with 5 reason to apply to TD Scholarship

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Terry Fox Humanitarian Award – Opens November 1, 2021

More information to follow. Deadline is December 1, 2021

University of Guelph Scholarships

Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino President’s Scholarship – deadline January 25, 2022

One scholarship is awarded each year to the top international student. It is valued at $42,500 and includes a research assistantship position and mentorship by one of the University’s leading professors.

Students with an outstanding academic record, who have made significant contributions to their schools and their communities, who have demonstrated innovative and unique approaches to implementing change and/or bringing about improvements to life, and who demonstrate the greatest potential to be future leaders are invited to apply.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. Are an International (VISA) student;
  2. Are entering the first semester of any degree program at the University of Guelph;
  3. Have not previously attended a post-secondary institution;
  4. Have at least an admission average equivalent to a 90.0% Canadian curriculum; and
  5. Have made significant leadership contributions to your school and community.

Students who submit this application will automatically be considered for an Academic Leadership International Entrance Scholarship.

More information can be found on this link.

U of G’s Top Scholarships – deadline January 25, 2022

These 11 scholarships are considered the University of Guelph’s most prestigious undergraduate awards. Students with an outstanding academic record, who have made significant contributions to their schools and their communities, who have demonstrated innovative and unique approaches to implementing change and/or bringing about improvements to life, and who demonstrate the greatest potential to be future leaders are invited to apply.

These scholarships will be allocated as:

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  2. Are entering the first semester of any degree program at the University of Guelph;
  3. Have not previously attended a post-secondary institution;
  4. Have at least a 90% admission average;
  5. Have made significant leadership contributions to your school and/or community.

Students who submit this application will automatically be considered for an Academic Leadership Entrance Scholarship.

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