Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

Interested in potential monies to assist with your education………. refer to the links below.

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Student Awards

This site  is devoted to helping students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants, and other forms of financial assistance.  Sign up today to get information if you require financial assistance.

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Scholarships for everyone

With so many awards available to students, it’s easy to get confused. When you’re researching how to fund your education, you will probably see different scholarships, bursaries, loans, and awards on offer for students. What’s the difference? Which ones are right for your needs? Here’s a brief breakdown of the different types of funding:

Scholarships
Traditionally, scholarships are based on academic merit, such as an entrance scholarship which is awarded based on the grade average from high school. Modern usage of the term, however, is much more liberal, with providers of non-academic awards using the term to describe any financial prize that will be used towards tuition payment. Scholarship application procedures are different for each scholarship, but can include a request for your academic transcripts.

Bursaries
A bursary is typically an award for a student with financial need. Bursaries may have academic requirements, but are generally focused on helping students who do not have the resources to pay for school on their own. Applications for bursaries typically require you to show why you are in need of the assistance and how great your need is.

Loans
Student loans make up a significant amount of student aid. Student loans are typically provided by the government (provincial or federal) or a bank. The terms of a student loan vary depending on who’s providing it and who’s receiving it. Student loans are typically paid back after the student completes or leaves schooling, with interest charged on the loan amount.

Other awards
This is a catchall for any awards that don’t fit in the above categories. This may include contest-style awards or prizes from corporate sponsors.

Remember – always read the eligibility criteria for any scholarship, bursary, or award! You may find you are a great candidate for an award you wouldn’t have otherwise applied to.  Good luck!

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TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

are open to students across Canada who:

Have demonstrated community leadership

Are in final year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec)

Have a miniumum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently
     completed school year

For additional details, please review our Terms and Conditions

   Applications must be received by November 18, 2016.                                                                                                                                                                       
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Loran Scholarship

Loran Scholars are chosen for their character, service and leadership potential. They are curious by nature, interested in a wide range of subjects and willing to take meaningful risks. They prioritize results over appearances and value integrity and honesty. Though Loran Scholars study diverse subjects, and go on to work in a variety of fields, they share a common commitment to their university and larger communities.                   

 Sponsored Applications Due:  Oct. 19, 2016  

Direct Pool Applications Due: Oct. 26, 2016

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Millennium Scholarship

The City of Waterloo’s Millennium Scholarship is a one-time bursary of $1,000 awarded to a graduating high-school student for exceptional community service to the residents of Waterloo.  The candidate’s contribution to the community may be through volunteerism, leadership and extra-curricular activities.  The student’s active involvement in their school through athletic achievement, involvement and the arts, and leadership will also be considered.

Due date:  April 30, 2017

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Schulich Leader Scholarship

Schulich Leader Scholarships are open to all graduating high school students across Canada who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) at one of their partner universities.

Students must possess at least two of three criteria:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership
  3. Financial need

Tuesday, February 1, 2017 – Deadline for school to submit a Nominee (schools can nominate 2 applicants)

Tuesday, February 22, 2017 – Deadline for Nominee to submit Schulich Leader scholarship application.

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National Union Scholarship

Four scholarships are being awarded to students who plan to enter the first year of a public, post-secondary educational institution full-time in 2017-2018 and who are children/grandchildren or foster children/grandchildren, of a National Union member of OPSEU/CUBGW.  Please review the criteria required for each category by opening the link below.

Tommy Douglas Scholarship

Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for Visible Minorities                                                                                                                   

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Spiritual Warrior Scholarship

In memory of Hope Spring’s founding member Dan Blasutti.

Who is eligible to apply:

Applicants for the Spiritual Warrior Scholarship awards will have had an intimate encounter with cancer, either personally or through a family member or friend. They will be planning to attend their first year at a post secondary educational institution on a full-time basis (as defined by the institution). At the time of the application, they will be living, working or attending any secondary school in the region of Waterloo, or in the Upper Grand and Wellington District School Boards.

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Libro Student Awards

Libro Credit Union will grant a student from each branch location a $2000 scholarship to youth ages 17 to 25.  Applications will be accepted through online submission process at libro.ca/studentawards

Applications are accepted from March 1, 2017 and close April 12, 2017.  Applicants will be notified by May 30, 2017.

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Lincoln M. Alexander Award

Each year, the program recognizes up to three (3) youth who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination in Ontario.  Recipients will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a framed certificate.

To make a nomination:
• Visit  Lincoln Alexander Award
• Download the appropriate PDF nomination form.
• Read the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully.
• Fill out the form and submit it with your supporting material.  Instructions for submitting your package can be found on the website.                                                      Closes May 31, 2017 

Legacy Scholarship Program

Was established to provide exemplary students with financial assistance for post-secondary education.  Applicants must meet the following requirements.

  • Attend an approved post-secondary institution – refer to list
  • Minimum cumulative average of 70%
  • Demonstrate financial need through the OSAP program.

Scholarship Eligibility

Burger King Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2017-18 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

Applications due:  December 15, 2016

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Dennis Daub Scholarship – Education Credit Union

ECU is offering a $1,500 scholarship in Dennis’ name each year between April-May.

Candidates must:

  • Have applied to a recognized business/finance program of an accredited college or university
  • Be enrolled in or graduated from, a WRDSB secondary school
  • Be applying for their first post-secondary term
  • Supply a ‘letter of acceptance’ from the post-secondary institution
  • Supply a ‘letter of recommendation’ from a teacher, guidance councillor or principal

Apply here for the 2017 Dennis Daub Scholarship!