Local Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries
The Scholarship Report – search hundreds of province-wide and country-wide scholarships. The report is exclusively available to our students in PDF form and will be sent every second month to their school emails. Please see your counsellor if you did not receive an email copy.
Students should continue to check this website, and to visit student services for updates. Entrance scholarships are based on academic achievement and are given out automatically upon program entrance for most universities and colleges.
Scholarships/Awards – are generally based on grades, community involvement/services, leadership, innovation, or athletics
Bursaries/Grants – are generally based on financial need
Research other scholarships offered by the university or college that you are applying to. Check out Ontario Universities’ Info for other opportunities. Ask your parent/guardian if their employment offers any awards, scholarships, or bursaries.
Other websites that you can use to help you in your search:
2022 Loran Awards – deadline October 13th, 2021
Criteria for this award is as follows:
- Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.
- Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
- Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
- Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.
Students who graduated in 2021 and are currently taking a gap year are also eligible to apply.
Loran scholars must pursue their undergraduate degrees at one of the approved universities. (see website for school listings) Before beginning your application, please consult loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar for detailed information about the Loran Award.
2022 University of Toronto National Scholarship Program – deadline October 21st, 2021
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 the awards, visit the Award Explorer(external link).
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.
- 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
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 2022-2023 admission cycle. Each September, the link to the online application form is posted here(external link).
National Scholarship Deadline
The deadline to apply for the 2022 National Scholarship is October 21, 2021 (11:59pm EDT). The application is now open. We are currently accepting applications for the 2022 competition.
2022 Schulich Leader – Contact your guidance counselor by TBD to express interest. – (coming soon)
Are you are Schulich leader? Are you graduating high school this year, entering a STEM program at one of the Schulich partner universities (not medical practitioner). Do you meet at least 2 of the following criteria: financial need, excellence in academics, excellent leadership skills? If so, submit your resume to Student Services. Also, speak to one of your STEM teachers to get a teacher nomination. Notre Dame can select one nominee. Please submit a resume to Student Services by TBD. Visit http://www.schulichleaders.com/application for details.
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.
50 scholarships awarded annually
25 at $100 000 for engineering
25 at $80 000 for science and mathematics
Student eligibility requirements
- Must be a high school student graduating in the 2020/2021 academic year
- Be a Canadian or permanent resident
- Plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program at one of their partner universities
- Meet the following criteria
- 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: A. Technology B. Engineering C. Entrepreneurship and business enterprise D. Applied scientific research.
We are 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..
This is limited to one student.
2020 Queen’s Chancellor’s Scholarship – (coming soon)
Students who demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership can apply for a Queen’s major admission award. Financial need is also a consideration for some of our major admission awards. Notre Dame can nominate 2 students. Please submit a resume to Student Services by TBD.
Our Lady of Good Council Award – EXPIRED
The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Bursary is offered to female students graduating from High School in 2021. The Bursary is offered to students of St. Paul the Apostle Parish who attend Catholic Schools, Public Schools, Private Schools and Home Schools.
Tons of Hope Scholarship – EXPIRED
AIM Recycling Hamilton has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton to offer post-secondary scholarships to eligible individuals through the Tons of Hope Scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time or part-time program at an accredited post-secondary educational institution beginning in Septemebr 2021. The value of the scholarship is $2500.
Proven Winners Horticulture Scholarship – EXPIRED
Proven Winners is looking to the future, and the future of our industry depends on the young people behind us. we want to assist and recognize the academic talent that exists across North America by presenting scholarships to students in both 4-year universities as well as community colleges and vocational schools.
Port Nelson Youth Award – EXPIRED
The Port Nelson United Church Youth Award was established in September 2012 by the Church Council to recognize and celebrate the leadership of young people in the area of being inclusive, particularly pertaining to the needs and concerns of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer (LGBTQ+) people. The award offers a public and
tangible way to celebrate Affirming – one of the church’s emerging core values.
The Port Nelson United Church Youth Award is given annually in the amount of $1,000 to a student in their final year of studies at any secondary school in Halton Region, as selected by the Youth Award Committee.
Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore (Club) and the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Charitable Foundation (Foundation) 2021 Student Scholarships/Awards – EXPIRED
This year the Club and Foundation are offering 11 Scholarships worth $2,500 each. Currently the Foundation offers 4 Academic Scholarships, 1 Vocational Studies Award, 3 Specialty Awards, 1 Athletic Scholarship, and 2 Leap Forward Awards.
Attached is a poster and a flyer which outline each of the available Club and Foundation Scholarships/Awards and the application process. A separate application form is required for each of the scholarship/awards.
Halton RTO Academic Spirit Award – EXPIRED
This award recognizes graduating students who have overcome personal or academic obstacles.
Port Nelson Youth Award – EXPIRED
Our church is aware that, in many school settings, a number of bursaries, awards and scholarships exist for students who demonstrate exceptional athletic, academic and often artistic abilities. However, there are few opportunities to recognize students who have made significant contributions toward making schools and communities more inclusive, tolerant and diverse.
Therefore, as a church that greatly values and seeks to live out being inclusive, we are offering an opportunity to recognize a graduating secondary school student.
This $1,000 award will be given annually to a graduating Halton high school student who has made a significant contribution in the school or community in the area of being inclusive of others. This person may have offered leadership in organizing a Gay-Straight Alliance group, or leadership with persons with disabilities, or leadership in any number of initiatives and projects that strive to create a more inclusive school and community.
TD Scholarship for Community Leadership – EXPIRED
Celebrating students who are creating outstanding impact in their communities.
Learn more about the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership at td.com/scholarships.
Ontario Parks Association – EXPIRED
Each year the Ontario Parks Association Foundation offers a total of four bursaries worth $2,000 each and three scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000 each to eligible students, please help us spread the word!!!!
Please consider sharing our Scholarship & Bursary program information with your students who are involved in your Environment, Forestry and Horticulture & Landscaping SHSM programs, and enrolled to attend a multi-year post-secondary program in the fall in one of these areas. Applications are due by the last Friday in May. For more details on our program, please visit our website.
Ontario Parks Association email@example.com
905 864-6182 1 866-560-7783
PAST PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION (Toronto Real Estate Board) – 5,000 & $2,500 Scholarship Application – 2020 EXPIRED
Are you, or do you know, a high school senior who is en route to pursuing post-secondary education?
Now in its fourteenth year, TREB’s Past President’s Scholarship program annually awards scholarships on behalf of TREB Member REALTORS® to graduating high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education, for example, university, college, or trade school. Two $5,000 first place scholarships and two $2,500 second place scholarships are available.