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External Awards

External scholarships are offered by employers and organizations and often look at criteria other than academics such as athletics, extracurricular activities, leadership, community involvement, volunteer work, and areas of specialization.

While every effort is made to ensure that the external scholarship listings are up-to-date, the Student Awards Office cannot guarantee the accuracy or currency of the information listed on those websites not administered by Queen's.

General Information:

Often you must apply well in advance for an award for the next academic year, so start looking early!

You may be eligible for an external award from:

  • Some provincial governments offer scholarships to high school students continuing their studies at the post-secondary level.  For example:
    • British Columbia - Passport to Education
    • Alberta - The Alexander Rutherford Scholarships
  • Your parents' employer or union (e.g. Bell Canada, Lafarge Canada, NAV Canada, Weyerhaeser Canada)
  • Clubs or associations where you or your parents have membership (e.g. Rotary, Kinsmen, Masons, Cadets)
  • Businesses, organizations and interest groups dedicated to assisting specific categories of students.  Criteria may include particular disciplines of study, visible minority groups, community involvement, and/or financial need 

Specific Awards:

Below are some recommended sites to explore that offer scholarships to post-secondary students. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.  Please refer directly to the organizational websites for specific criteria and deadlines.

3M National Student Fellowships

For many years, 3M Canada has provided scholarships and awards for college and university students across Canada. Recently, the company decided to consolidate and leverage its support by strengthening its partnership with the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).  A national award for students is not only a welcome complement to STLHE’s award programs, but it also marks an exciting beginning for students across Canada to distinguish themselves as part of a unique learning community.

The 3M National Student Fellowships will honour up to ten full-time, college and undergraduate university students who have demonstrated qualities of outstanding leadership and who embrace a vision where the quality of their educational experience can be enhanced in academia and beyond.

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration.  Deadline April 15, 2015.

A&WMA Ontario Section Scholarships

AWMA Ontario Section will be awarding 2 scholarships to full-time and part-time students at Ontario's post-secondary institutions who are pursuing programs related to engineering or sciences. The scholarship fosters the furtherance of studies relating to the environment and sustainability, by striving to encourage young leaders to enter the environmental field and to stimulate professionalism. Therefore, the applicant must demonstrate the relationship between their field of study and the environment or must be pursuing environmentally related post-secondary studies. Students fulfilling this criteria are encouraged to apply.

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.  During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school

AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program

Through an educational grant by AbbVie Corporation, CCFC will extend seven (7) one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 CAN to students living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution in the fall semester.

IBD is most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30, with the typical onset being in the early 20s. A survey conducted by the CCFC found that 69 per cent of people who had IBD when they were young were delayed in completing their post-secondary education due to their disease. There is currently no known cure or cause for IBD, so young people living with the disease need strategies to achieve their best long-term health despite their diagnosis. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program highlights the obstacles faced by students living with IBD and supports them in rising above their personal challenges in pursuit of their dreams.

Scholarship applications and criteria sheets are available for download, and must be post-dated by June

ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program

You are already dedicating your life to helping those in need. Why not do something to help yourself?

We invite you to enter the ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program. We will select one top award winner who will receive a $1,000 unrestricted scholarship (unrestricted means you can by pizza with the award instead of books if you want—the check is in your name).

The winning essay will be posted on along with the second and third best essays. These two runners-up will receive one complimentary pass to the ALCS Medical Training Certification program of their choice (BLS, ACLS, or PALS) valued at $275.

ACLS Medical Training is interested in hearing how you think about providing emergency medical care. You are entering a profession in which you may be called upon to provide basic life support, advanced cardiovascular life support, or pediatric advanced life support. Are you excited? Is this scary? How will you handle the situation when the time comes? If you have already performed lifesaving techniques, what was it like? Did you use the skills you were taught? There are no correct answers—we are looking for honest, compelling essays.

AEBC And T-Base Communications Scholarship Program

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), is a grass roots organization which, through public education and advocacy, works to improve the lives of blind, deaf blind and partially sighted Canadians.  Each year, the AEBC offers scholarships to recognize outstanding blind, deaf-blind, and partially sighted post-secondary school students. This year, we are pleased to offer  three awards in total.  Application Deadline June 30, 2013:

Jennifer Laura Eve Wilson Memorial Scholarships
Jennifer was challenged by the complications of Type 1 diabetes including visual impairment.  She rose above them with her courage, inner strength and determination. She helped make the world a better place for others by giving of herself.  These annual AEBC scholarships continue her generous tradition. We are pleased to offer two $1,000.00 scholarships for 2013 in her name.

The T-Base Communications Scholarship
This program helps to fund the educational pursuits of an outstanding blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted student in Canada who is continuing his or her academic education at the post-secondary level.  The T-Base Communications Scholarship is designed to help students pursue their educational endeavours and is not limited to any one discipline. One T-Base Communications scholarship of $2000 will be awarded for the 2013/2014 academic year beginning in the fall semester of 2013.

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

The Canadian Northern Studies Trust is currently accepting applications for 2014-2015.

Association of University and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)

AUCC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental association representing Canadian universities, at home and abroad. Information is available for both undergraduates and graduates. 

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program

The Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program will award three scholarships annually to minority law school students who have completed their first year of law school. We will award each recipient a salaried second year summer associate position in one of the Firm's offices, and, after successful completion of the summer associate position, a $10,000 scholarship during the students' third year of law school.

Nicholas Bala Award for Excellence in Children and Family Law

An award of $1000.00 is granted each year to a student in either social work or law or in a joint social work/law program at a publicly funded university who is interested in interdisciplinary work in family law.

Le Prix Bastarache / The Bastarache Award

In recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of the Honourable Michel Bastarache in promoting and advancing official languages in Canada, the Ontario Bar Association (the OBA) will present the “Bastarache Award” to a student of an Ontario Faculty of Law who has contributed to the advancement of official languages in Ontario’s legal system.

Viscount Bennett Fellowship

The Viscount Bennett Fellowship ($40,000 CDN) is made possible by a donation from the Right Honourable Viscount Bennett, a CBA Past President (1929-30) who in 1943 established a trust fund to provide income to be used to encourage a high standard of legal education, training and ethics.  Candidates must be Canadian citizens who have graduated from an approved law school in Canada, or, who at the time of application are pursuing final year studies as undergraduate students at such approved law school.

BeTheBoss Future of Franchising Award is Canada’s most informative franchise directory.  Over the past decade we’ve experienced tremendous success helping savvy investors purchase the right business for their lifestyle.  To give back to our community and foster the next generation of entrepreneurs, we’ve developed the Future of Franchising award.

Four awards, valued at $1000 each, will be awarded to post secondary students with an interest in franchising.  One award will be granted in each of the following four regions: Western Canada, Central Canada, Eastern Canada and Atlantic Canada.  Deadline:  June 1.

Black Business and Professional Association - BBPA National Scholarships

The BBPA National Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 and is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence by Black Canadian youth through an annual scholarship program.

The Fund is managed by a volunteer board of trustees appointed by the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) and is operated separately from the Harry Jerome Awards and all other BBPA activities.

The Fund receives financial donations from corporations and individuals that share its mission to support the education and development of Canada’s future leaders, through assisting Black youth in their attainment of post-secondary education. Donors may contribute to the General Fund, used to fund scholarships and assist in covering operating costs; or to the Endowment Fund, established to provide a secure financial base for the expansion of the annual scholarships and to create a scholarship program that can be maintained in perpetuity.

Scholarships are awarded in three categories:

BBPA Legacy Scholarships, in the names of Black Canadians who enriched Canada with their contributions in the arts, the professions, science, business, technology, politics and other areas of endeavour;

First Generation Scholarships, funded by the investment income from a grant from the Government of Ontario and available exclusively to students residing in Ontario that are the first in their family to attend university or college; and

Sponsored or Named Scholarships funded directly by corporations or individuals in the name of the corporation or individual; or established in the memory of a relative.

Applications must be received at the office of the Black Business and Professional Association no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 30thPlease do not submit applications by e-mail.  Download the official BBPA National Scholarship Fund application form.

Bollards in My Community Scholarship

The “Bollards in My Community” scholarship program is a competition in which students are to submit multimedia presentations that describe the value that bollards bring to a site within their community.  The winning submission is chosen based upon how effectively the student communicates the value that bollards bring to a chosen site or area. Reliance Foundry will accept submissions in the form of essays, info-graphics, video, slideshows or any other form of multimedia that clearly conveys the student’s message.

One first prize scholarship of $3000.00 will be awarded to the creator of the winning submission and two runner-up prizes of $500.00 will also be awarded. This competition is a great opportunity for students that are planning a career in architectural design, site planning or civil engineering, but is open to students in virtually every field of study.  Submission deadline is early June.

BrokerFish Scholarship

Scholarship is available in spring 2015 to students who are currently pursuing any university course. Applicants must be full-time students of any nationality who are pursuing an undergraduate "degree", "diploma" or equivalent program by an accredited institution of higher education.

Campus Perks - Community Achievement Awards

The Community Achievement Awards occur twice a year. This semester we are recognizing exceptional student leaders in the fields of Art, Media, Philanthropy, and Entrepreneurship. To get involved, nominate yourself or an outstanding student you feel deserves national recognition and a $1,000 scholarship package.

Campus Perks - S-Trip!

S-Trip! is looking for passionate students who have big dreams: they're pursuing post-secondary education now or in the future, they're involved in their communities, and they love adventure!  We want to give one incredible student the Amazing Travel Scholarship: 1 year of tuition and books paid for, a paid summer internship with accommodation at S-Trip! Toronto, and an all-expenses paid trip for you + 3 friends to paradise with a photo & video shoot on-destination. Plus we'll hook up your school with an incredible community prize!.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) - Dick Martin Scholarship Award

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Dick Martin Scholarship Award program, administered by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). CCOHS is pleased to award two $3,000 scholarships to students registered, full or part-time, in occupational health and safety-related programs at Canadian colleges or universities.

Application rules, criteria and other guidelines can be found at

Canadian Federation for Sexual Health Scholarships

The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health offers annual scholarships of $3000 each to both a graduate and undergraduate student who intend to use their studies to further their capacity to increase access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The intended recipient will be a strong student with a proven commitment to expanding access to sexual and reproductive health as demonstrated by volunteer and paid work in our sector.

The Phyllis P Harris Undergraduate Scholarship is generously funded by an endowment fund created to honour the late Phyllis Harris who was an inspiring presence in the world of family planning, actively volunteering in Edmonton and throughout Canada. The John and Lois Lamont Scholarship is generously funded by Dr. Lamont an Ob/Gyn and a long time supporter of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Canada. We are grateful to the Harris and Lamont families for their generosity and ongoing commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The deadline for applications is June 28th 2013.

Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation

The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (CMSF) believes that Canada's greatest natural resource is our youth. Any Canadian student in his or her final year of high school or CEGEP may apply for a Canadian Merit Scholarship (CMS). CMSs support talented high school graduates, for undergraduate studies at Canadian universities, and are the most valuable and unique in Canada. CMSF scholars demonstrate: academic excellence, service to the community, leadership potential, and entrepreneurial energy. In partnership with 25 Canadian universities, CMSF funds talented students from across Canada, to study on Canadian campuses, to the benefit of their future and our country

Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Program

The Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) is the student awards program of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS). It was established in 1982 to further the Association’s mandate to advance knowledge and understanding of Canada’s North by offering student awards for exceptional northern-based research. The purpose of the CNST is to foster scholars and scientists with northern experience and at the same time to enhance educational opportunities available for northern residents to obtain post-secondary education at Canadian colleges and universities.

Awards Available to Canadians
Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship

The scholarship – worth $5,000 – will contribute to the advancement of new ideas and new ways of thinking when it comes to protecting the environment by supporting students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership and the environment. It will be awarded to two Canadian students who have completed at least two years of an undergraduate program, who best combine academic achievement and public environmental service.

In order to apply, students will need to be nominated by their dean, another faculty member or community leader. The information sheet and the application and nomination forms are available online. 


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CAPE Scholarship
The CAPE Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship that supports students from low-income and/or minority backgrounds pursuing professional studies. CAPE’s mission is to increase the number of low-income and minority Canadians entering professional careers, and to improve access to professional education and services in Canada’s disadvantaged communities. While studying, CAPE Scholars must be involved in professionally-relevant community service projects.  Scholarships of up to $5000 will be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year. Subject to available funding, the CAPE Scholarship is renewable for the duration of the Scholar’s program, up to a maximum of four (4) years. 

CDRAKE Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange and AKE Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange Bursary

CDRAKE, in partnership with the Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange (AKE) is introducing a student bursary program aimed at undergraduate students currently enrolled in a gerontology-related field of study at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

City of Thunder Bay Medical Student Award

This award recognizes and rewards local students who are studying medicine in Canada and who plan to train as family physicians and return to Thunder Bay to practice upon the completion of their training.

Campus Perks - Community Achievement Awards

The Community Achievement Awards occur twice a year. This semester we are recognizing exceptional student leaders in the fields of Art, Media, Philanthropy, and Entrepreneurship. To get involved, nominate yourself or an outstanding student you feel deserves national recognition and a $1,000 scholarship package.

Chevalier Award

The son or daughter of an employee of a member company of the CCSPA Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association, are invited to participate in the competition for the Chevalier Award and the accompanying sum of $2,500.00.

The late Jacques Chevalier served the association as Executive Director for about 30 years, retiring in 1988. He carried out his responsibilities with distinction and competence, but his warm personality, high ideals and sense of commitment infused the association with a spirit of “family.” He did all that was required to be done very well, but he consistently went beyond that and gave of himself in a way that enriched our association and the lives of those he touched. In this he was ably assisted and encouraged by his wife, the late Jessie Chevalier.

The purpose of this award is: To draw to the attention of students at University level in engineering and physical sciences courses that the opportunity of a university education provides more than academic challenge; to recognize the student whose extracurricular contributions and accomplishments have been outstanding; and in so doing, to fittingly honour the memory and achievements of Jacques and Jessie Chevalier.  For full details of qualifications, refer to the “criteria for qualification” in the Chevalier Award descriptive document.

The application must be received into the Ottawa office of the CCSPA association by July 8, 2013. A selection committee will review it and the successful candidate will be notified in writing by August 1. The cash amount of the award will be forwarded to the student awards officer at the appropriate institution by August 8, 2013.
The award plaque will be presented to the student at an official luncheon during the CCSPA’s conference in September in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, and he/she will have the opportunity to give a 3-minute response. 

Community of Science

Community of Science is a privately held company founded by Johns Hopkins University to create an international database of university-based scientific research. It now includes several opportunities in Ontario and across Canada.

CPAC Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries

There are three categories for students to apply to:

Scholarships: Applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary program and have completed at least two semesters of study at a recognized institution. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and community involvement. There will be a maximum of four $1000 scholarships available plus the exclusive $3000 CPAC TD Meloche Monnex Prestigious Scholarship.

Awards: Designed to encourage high schools students to pursue higher education, applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, and active community involvement. There will be a maximum of six $1000 awards for students who have completed grade 10, 11 or 12, with two awards for each grade.

Bursaries: Applicants must be enrolled in post-secondary studies, have maintained above-average academic standing and demonstrate financial need. There will be a maximum of four $1000 bursaries available.

We welcome applications from Canadian citizens and immigrants of all ethnic backgrounds. Instructions and application forms can be found online on the Education Foundation of CPAC website.

Easter Seals Scholarships

Easter Seals Ontario offer a variety of scholarships for young people with physical disabilities attending post secondary education.

EDC's International Business Scholarships (Youth Education Program)

Through the Youth Education Program, EDC helps build the capacity of the next generation of business leaders by awarding scholarships to Canadian students with a demonstrated interest in international business.

EDC created the International Business Scholarships because international trade is critical to Canada’s economic prosperity and we’re dedicated to helping students – the next generation of business leaders – to succeed.

We award up to 30 scholarships annually, 25 of which go to undergraduate university or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business, with up to 5 additional scholarships for students in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies. An EDC scholarship is worth a $4,000 cash award. Scholarships are awarded in spring, and issued in autumn at the start of each academic year.

Equals6 Scholarships

Equals6 is the student professional network connecting students to people and resources that can help them achieve their academic and career goals.  As part of our mandate, we operate the Top-Talent Scholarship program which provides awards to full-time students three times each year.

Together with private industry partners, Equals6 provides scholarships to both high school and college/university students.  The Top-Talent Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, community citizenship, and Equals6 network participation.  To date, over $30,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students and there is currently just under $9,000 in scholarships available.  Students can apply by registering at and filling in the scholarship application form.

FAFSA on the Web

The United States Department of Education has made available the fastest way to apply for federal student aid - Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) on the Web.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Award

Granted for academic excellence in the pursuit of post-secondary education by First Nations, Métis & Inuit (FNMI) students in the electricity sector.  As part of their enduring commitment to increasing the representation of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) employees throughout their operations, Hydro One is actively engaged in encouraging and investing in students interested in careers within the electricity sector. In 2011, they launched the annual Hydro One FNMI Award, an educational scholarship that supports FNMI students in their related course of study at a recognized college or university program to help achieve this goal.  Each year, up to 15 scholarships are available, which includes both a financial award and a developmental work term at Hydro One.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 30th and December 31st of each year.

fmi*igf Annual Scholarship

The Financial Management Institute (fmi*igf) of Canada's Ontario Chapter is pleased to announce their annual scholarship initiative aimed at strengthening ties between public sector financial management and academic programs across the province. Each year, up to three scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be awarded to students currently enrolled in an accounting, finance, or business program at a recognized Ontario college or university who show an interest in working in financial management within the public sector upon graduation.

Founded in 1962, the Financial Management Institute (fmi*igf) of Canada is a nationally recognized not-for-profit association with thirteen chapters across Canada. The Financial Management Institute delivers national and local professional development programs with a focus on high-level, universal themes to Federal, Provincial and Municipal government employees as well as employees working in Not-For-Profit organizations and charities.

Applicants who are interested are encouraged to refer to the fmi*igf Ontario Chapter website ( for more information.  Applications are due no later than March 30, 2013.  Scholarship winners will be notified on or before May 4th.  Award recipients will also be invited to our final Professional Development Day held in June in Toronto, to be presented with their award

Frontenac Law Association Award

Established in 1879, the Frontenac Law Association ("FLA") is one of the oldest county law libraries in the province. While providing library services to judges and lawyers has been its core function for the last 135 years, the FLA also hosts educational and social events and provides practice resources to its members. The FLA's annual Kingston and the 1000 Islands Legal Conference has gained a reputation as one of the leading legal education events in the province.  The FLA and its members have a close and long-standing connection with the Faculty of Law at Queen's University and, in furtherance of that relationship, the FLA has created the Frontenac Law Association Award (the "Award"). This $1,500 cash award may be granted to a graduating student at Queen's University Faculty of Law who intends to remain and practice law in the County of Frontenac.  Applications for the Award must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2014.

GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada is a unique program that provides financial support and skills development opportunities for accomplished first-year undergraduate students from recognized institutions who are pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering or business/management and are Canadian resident Aboriginal individuals who are either First Nation status or non-status, Métis or Inuit.

Hellenic Canadian Lawyers' Association

The HCLA is a national non-profit organization founded in 1982. Its primary purpose is to maintain a reliable network of lawyers, judges and law students of Hellenic origin. In addition to creating professional opportunities, this network serves as a platform for members to educate one another on issues that are of common interest, as well as to educate the Hellenic Canadian community at large on relevant legal issues. When necessary, the HCLA is ready, willing, and able to advocate on behalf of its membership and the greater Hellenic Canadian community.

A core mandate of the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association is to support Canadian law students of Greek heritage enter into and flourish in the legal profession. In pursuit of this, the HCLA annually offers scholarships to law students to provide financial assistance for their studies and recognize their achievements, both in school and in the community at large.

International Scholarship Programs

Canada is committed to participation in international study and research partnerships that build understanding among peoples, develop global citizens and leaders, and contribute to the development of nations. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is responsible for the Government of Canada's participation in major International Scholarship Programs. DFAIT provides support to international scholars in Canada, which is often reciprocated by foreign governments which support Canadian scholars in their countries.

InterMune IPF Legacy Scholarship Program

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive form of lung disease, currently with no known cause or cure. IPF can have a significant impact on the family, which can carry over to students pursuing higher education. InterMune established the IPF Legacy Scholarship Program to recognize this and assist individuals who are living with IPF and their families. A legacy may be a vocation, avocation, talent, personal characteristic or social contribution that makes that person unique and admirable. What has this person done in their life that you would like to continue on their behalf? Why do you feel it is important to continue this legacy? The InterMune IPF Legacy Scholarship Program recognizes the achievements of individuals living with IPF and their family members, helping them carry on their family legacy.

InterMune Canada is extending five (5) one-time scholarships of $2,500 CAN to the students of family members living with IPF, who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution. Selection of recipients will be at the sole discretion of an independent selection committee from across Canada.  Deadline:  postmarked by June 30, 2013.

Joubin/Selig Scholarship Fund

The Joubin/Selig Fund has established a Scholarship Award at the Toronto Community Foundation to provide financial assistance to post-secondary students in Ontario, with permanent physical (mobility) disabilities, who wish to pursue an education in their chosen field of stud.

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Indigenous Reporters Scholarship Fund

JHR has launched the Indigenous Reporters Program. This program aims to ensure young, Indigenous media students will have the opportunity to be supported throughout their journey to becoming established Canadian journalists. Overall, Indigenous People make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, yet Indigenous journalists make up far less than 1 per cent of the employed media population. A large portion of the Indigenous Reporters Program is giving out scholarships for Indigenous students to attend post-secondary school and study journalism and thus further their journalism ambitions. One of the main objectives of the program is to better build the professional capacity of Indigenous People pursuing careers in media, and to support the media sector in developing job opportunities and economic incentives for those people. Eligible to Indigenous students currently enrolled in a post-secondary media program at a Canadian institution.  To apply for one of the four scholarships for the Fall 2014 semester, please send a one to two page letter of intent outlining who you are, what community you are from, what school and program you are enrolled in, why you are studying media, and what your career goals are.  For further information, refer to the JHR websiteApplication Deadline:  November 17, 2014

KEGS Foundation Scholarship

The KEGS FOUNDATION is pleased to announce the continuation of its geophysical scholarship program for 2012, and encourages qualified applicants studying geophysics or allied fields at a Canadian university to apply for scholarship support the forthcoming academic year.  Now in its twelfth year of supporting education in geophysics, the KEGS Foundation primarily directs its scholarship awards to undergraduate students who have demonstrated a definite interest and aptitude for geophysics, particularly for geophysical exploration; however, applications will also be considered from graduate students in geophysics who face unusual difficulties in securing adequate support through fellowships or research grants.  Scholarship awards will be determined by the Board of Directors of the Foundation after reviewing submitted applications.

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University

Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University.  In establishing the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship program, Annie Reid Knox sought to honor her late husband and his lifelong commitment to America.  According to the wishes of Mrs. Knox, Frank Knox Memorial Fellows are selected on the basis of outstanding academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their fields.

Krill Oil - 'Educate Your Heart' Scholarship

Everest Nutrition's Krill Oil will be giving $1,000 to two students, pursuing further education beyond a high school level, as part of the 'Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart' program!

Eligibility is for any student currently enrolled in the Fall 2013 at any college, university, trade or technical school within the United States or Canada. Students must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).

  • Students must be 16 years or older at the time of enrollment.
  • Must be a Canadian/American citizen or hold a valid student visa.
  • Winning participants will be required to submit a photo for promotional purposes.

The deadline for essay submissions is Friday, July 5, 2013.
Winners will be announced Friday, July 19, 2013 on the scholarship page.
Scholarships will be paid out to successful applicants on Friday, August 2, 2013.

Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarships  

The Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1984 established funding for annual Law School Entrance Scholarships, in honour of the incorporation of the Law Society in 1834.  The 2012-2013 Scholarships, valued at $5,000 each are tenable for first year studies at any Canadian Law school recognized by the Scholarships Board.  Awards will be made on the basis of academic ability.

Law Society of Prince Edward Island

The Law Society of Prince Edward Island will be awarding Law Foundation Student Scholarships to Law students from Prince Edward Island who are in law school or expecting to be in the law school next year. 

Leonard Foundation

Colonel Leonard, who graduated from R.M.C. in 1883, formed the Foundation to assist those students who were able to demonstrate a genuine need of financial support to continue their studies.  Preference is given to family members of teachers, engineers, clergy, and forces personnel, but all may apply and all will be considered. 

The Lime Network

Lime Connect offers a wide range of opportunities for both students and alumni with disabilities via The Lime Network. Lime Connect hosts a variety of outstanding scholarship programs with our corporate partners - some of which include a paid internship to get you started on a great career.  All scholarships are awarded based on merit - not financial need, and students do not need to be registered with disability services/access centres on campus nor do they need to provide proof of disability.

Developing a profile on The Lime Network creates access to apply directly for positions with our corporate partners as Lime Connect candidates, and to have your background reviewed for specific roles they are seeking to fill.  You'll also receive notification of all other opportunities that include The Lime Connect Fellowship Program, corporate recruitment events for students and experienced candidates, scholarships, webinars focused on industry/partner overviews & professional development and more.

LSAT Prep Law Student Scholarships

The Get Prepped LSAT prep scholarships are unrestricted merit-based grants of up to $1000 available to students currently enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian law school.

Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship

This Scholarship covers full University and College fees (i.e. full tuition), a monthly living allowance, and return airfare from any point in Canada to London, England, subject to any other awards received by the successful candidate. The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies annually awards two full scholarships for graduate studies in law at the University of Cambridge, England to candidates who in the year the proposed studies are to begin are: a graduate in law from a Canadian university; or an attendee at a Bar Admissions Course in Canada; or an articling student in Canada.

Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship

The Ted Nolan Foundation annually invites women attending post-secondary educational institutions to apply for a Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship.

To be eligible candidates must:

  1. Be an Aboriginal woman (First Nations Status)
  2. Be a member of a First Nation community in Canada
  3. Be a Canadian Resident
  4. Have recently completed one year of full-time studies at any post-secondary educational or training institution.
Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

The Canadian Northern Studies Trust is pleased to announce a second call for applications in the following award categories:

Northern Resident Award (Undergraduate)

Caribou Research and Management Award

Please visit for more information.

Northwest Territories Law Foundation/Graeme Garson Scholarship Fund

The NWT Law Foundation/Graeme Garson Scholarship Fund offers Scholarships to NWT students to attend Law School and will financially assist those students with debt reduction or supplement their income when they return to the NWT to work during articles and to continue to practice in the NWT for a total of 2 years after law school.  Application deadline:  May 15th of each year.

OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards

Since 2006, Lawton Osler, president of Osler Business Consulting Ltd., has supported students with epilepsy by funding the OBCL Scholarship Awards. Every year, up to 10 students across Ontario could win a $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education.  If you are a student living with epilepsy, and are between ages 16 to 29, you could be eligible for an OBCL scholarship.  To apply, print out the application form and mail all requested documents to Epilepsy Ontario.  As part of their application package, students must submit a personal essay under that year’s theme.

One Awards

The One Awards acknowledge and share the ingenuity of our employees and the potential of aspiring professionals to the joint benefit of Hydro One and the people of Ontario.  Each December 31st marks the closing date of submissions and peer nominations for outstanding people who demonstrate the traits that make us the innovative, diverse organization we are.  The ingenuity of one, for the benefit of all.

Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund

The OMSBF offers two types of bursaries to medical students studying in one of the six Ontario medical schools:

OMSBF Bursaries

All students enrolled in an Ontario school of medicine are automatically considered eligible for a $3,000 OMSBF Bursary. Medical students demonstrating the greatest financial need will receive this bursary; however, the number of recipients each year is determined according to first year enrolment numbers. Students do not need to apply for these bursaries since every university’s financial aid office will nominate the most qualified candidates. Contact your university's Financial Aid Office if you have any further questions regarding the selection process for OMSBF Bursaries.

OMSBF Named Bursaries

An OMSBF Named Bursary is a $2,000 bursary named after an individual or group under the umbrella of the Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund through the Ontario Medical Foundation. Each Named Bursary is established with a specific set of criteria which applicants must satisfy in order to be considered eligible. Students must apply for these bursaries by completing the OMSBF Named Bursary Application Form.

Ontario Power Generation Awards

Ontario Power Generation is committed to learning and education. This value is reflected in our corporate culture, where learning opportunities are encouraged and are made accessible to everyone.  Scholarship Programs highlight OPG's commitment to education by offering financial assistance to students from many diverse backgrounds and who are studying a wide variety of disciplines.  Recognizing that a successful education is the key to the future, OPG offers an annual scholarship award at every accredited college and university in Ontario, in addition to a few other specific awards.

Out on Bay Street Scholarship

Out On Bay Street is committed to recognizing excellence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ) student communities across Canada in order to help students excel in their career. To support this commitment, Out On Bay Street offers a series of Scholarship Awards.  Out on Bay Street Scholarship recipients are students currently enrolled in a post-secondary program who exemplify academic excellence and leadership within the community.  The awards are funded via the pooled annual contributions of Out On Bay Street's sponsors.

Partnership for Resource Trade Video Scholarship

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer university students across Canada the opportunity to win a $2,000 bursary. Students will want to familiarize themselves with the Partnership for Resource Trade and produce a brief video on the merits of supporting its objectives. The videos must be creative, original, fun and no more than three to five minutes long. It should address one or more of the PRT’s three objectives and promote the support of the PRT. Participants are to email their videos to where a Project Coordinator will post the video onto the Canadian Chamber’s YouTube channel. In addition to the $2,000 bursary, the winning video will be featured in a PRT communications campaign.  The goal of this contest is not only to create more awareness among youth on the importance of Canada’s natural resource sectors, but also to further interest and engage our younger generation in one of Canada’s key policy and economic issue.

John Peters Humphrey Student Fellowships in International Human Rights Law or International Organization

The result of a most generous bequest to the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) by the late John Peters Humphrey, a renowned Canadian international lawyer and scholar. During his 20 years of service with the United Nations and more than 40 years as a human rights activist and academic, he was instrumental in efforts to promote wide ratification of, and adherence to, the major global and regional international human rights instruments. In 1974, Professor Humphrey was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "in recognition of his contributions to legal Fellowship and his world-wide reputation in the field of human rights."   Available to graduating, or graduate students of Canadian law faculties or students studying in Canada at an advanced level in political science (or the equivalent) disciplines are eligible to apply for the Fellowships. Applicants must be qualified to commence or continue as full-time students in a graduate program in the field of international human rights law or international organizations. The CCIL will award up to four Fellowships in 2011 to selected, outstanding students to permit them to pursue graduate studies at leading academic institutions in Canada or worldwide. Each year, at least one fellowship may be set aside for students entering a Masters level programme.

Powered by Search - Get Found with Inbound: 2013 Scholarship

Get Found With Inbound is open to all Canadian University Students in any faculty and any year of study.  Find a creative way to exemplify the idea of Inbound Marketing and why it’s effective in present society. Mediums can range from videos, infographics, songs, images, memes, written pieces, etc. Then, write a short blurb (max. 500 words) to explain the rationale behind your creative piece. You can submit your entry by October 1, 2013.  Two award winners will be selected from all valid entries. The top entry will receive a scholarship of $2,000 and the runner up entry will receive a scholarship of $1,000.

Diana M Priestly Memorial Scholarship 

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries/Association Canadienne des bibliothèques de droit is pleased to announce that it is presently accepting applications for the Diana M. Priestly Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to an individual needing to enhance her/his academic qualifications for law librarianship.  This scholarship was established in honour of the late Diana M. Priestly, a distinguished Canadian Law Librarian. The scholarship is intended to support professional development in the field and is awarded to a candidate:

  1. Who has previous law library experience and will be enrolled in an accredited Canadian Library School during the next academic term/year; or
  2. Who has a degree from or is currently enrolled in an accredited Canadian Library School and will be enrolled in an accredited Canadian Library School during the next academic term/year; or
  3. Who has a degree from or is currently enrolled in an approved Canadian law School and will be enrolled in an accredited Canadiab Library School during the next academic term/year; or
  4. Who will be concurrently enrolled in an approved Canadian Law School and an accredited Canadian Library School during the next academic term/year.

One scholarship is normally awarded each year in the amount of $2500. The applicants work experience, scholastic achievement, personal statement and letters of reference will form the basis of selection.

RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship

The RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship recognizes Undergraduate and Medical/Dental students who are balancing their post-secondary education workload with a commitment to civic engagement.
Today's students have an interest in social good and impacting change both in themselves and in the community around them.  With the new RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship, each scholarship recipient will receive funding for their tuition along with an enriching volunteer experience. This year, scholarship recipients will experience a life-changing Me to We Trip where they will have the opportunity to volunteer in a Free The Children community overseas.

Rhodes Scholarship

Tenable at the University of Oxford and may be held for three years. The candidate must be a Canadian citizen or a person domiciled in Canada. A candidate must have passed the 19th and not have passed the 24th birthday and have completed at least three years of university by 1 October of the year for which elected. Candidates may apply either in the province in which they are ordinarily resident, or in the province in which they have attended university. The stipend of a Rhodes Scholarship consists of a direct payment to the University and the Scholar's College of approved fees (such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory fees and certain other set charges), plus a monthly maintenance allowance to cover board, lodging and other living expenses. A full statement of requirements and conditions is outlined on the application form which may be obtained from the Office of the Vice-Principal (Academic).

Royal Canadian Legion Bursary

The Bursary Program is designed to assist those students who enter a post secondary school of education (including courses and training programs of a technical and vocational nature) and pursue the same course throughout their academic years.

Approved bursary assistance is not based upon scholastic standing but rather on the successful admission status to a post secondary institution or successful completion of one or more years leading to a recognized degree, diploma or certificate.

The Bursary Program is funded through the Ontario Command Branches and Ladies' Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation. Ontario Command branches, and our Auxiliaries, raise funds for the Bursary Program through poppy tagging, and other activities such as bingo, break open tickets, banquets and clubhouse operations.  Application deadline is the last Friday in March.

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Scholarships and Apprenticeships

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre offers scholarships to students pursuing diplomas and degrees in Theatre.   Also offered is an apprentice program to recent theater graduates.  To be eligible, students and recent grads must be Manitoba residents or have resided in Manitoba for a majority of their life.

Rueter Scargall Bennett LLP Essay Prize in Legal Ethics

The Advisory Committee on Professionalism to the Chief Justice of Ontario, the Honourable Warren K. Winkler, has established a new annual award to acknowledge the best student papers on any subject relating to legal ethics and professionalism. This award will be handed out for the first time at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year. This award has been sponsored by the law firm of Rueter Scargall Bennett LLP. The award has been established to encourage law students in Ontario to think and write about the legal profession.

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Scholarship Program

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Scholarship Program presents a unique opportunity to individuals whose lives have been touched by schizophrenia and psychosis to pursue their academic goals and follow their dreams.  With three different categories, this is the only program of its kind in Ontario and can give you the financial assistance needed to accomplish your career goals .

Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through their extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning

School Grants Blog Scholarship is proud to announce its first ever scholarship.  We’re giving away $500 to one lucky student as a special “thank you” to all of you out there who have made our site one of the most popular destinations for anyone looking for help with school grants, scholarships, and other educational needs. The scholarship is available to students registered for full time courses in properly accredited post secondary institutions in Canada and the United States for the 2013-2014 school year.

SeniorsZen Scholarship offers scholarships to students enrolled full time in a diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited Canadian college, university or trade school. To be eligible you must be a legal resident of Canada or hold a valid student visa. Scholarships are awarded based upon an essay on a topic related to senior living in Canada. For more details about the application process, go to and navigate to the Scholarships section. This is an annual scholarship. The application deadline is August 1st and February 1st.

Shastri Youth Internship Program

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is very pleased to launch its youth internship program titled: BRINGING YOUTH INTO DEVELOPMENT (BYID). This program is funded by the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for 2013-2014. 

Under the BYID program, 20 Canadians post-secondary graduates, undergraduates and graduates  will have an opportunity to gain professional experience on international development by working abroad with one of four reputable Indian development organizations for a 6-months internship.

India provides an excellent setting to gain hands on knowledge on developmental issues. Therefore, by enabling work on sustainable development projects through BYID, these internships will not only provide Canadian youth with the tools and experience needed to launch successful careers but will also  contribute to sustainable economic and social development in India. Throughout the project, the interns will have comprehensive opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge, confidence and adaptability, which, we believe, will help them make more informed and expansive career choices.  Apply by April 30, 2013

Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship

The Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship is available to residents of Alberta, Ontario, and Québec. A total of 5 recipients will be selected for the Scholarship Program in 2013, with a minimum of one winner per province. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on a personal essay describing how ADHD has impacted their lives, and their thoughts about ADHD Coaching. The deadline for submitting applications will be March 27, 2013; final winners will be announced on June 17, 2013

Shore Davis Johnston Award

The Shore Davis Johnston Award recognizes a student registered in the Faculty of Law at an accredited Canadian university who demonstrates an understanding of current criminal issues in Canada by answering the following question in approximately 1000 words: What is the most troubling criminal law decision rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada in the past 5 years, and why?  The winner will be chosen by the attorneys at Shore Davis Johnston, and will receive a prize of $500.  In addition, the winning submission, along with four runners-up will be featured on the Shore Davis Johnston website.  The deadline for submission is midnight, Eastern Time, January 31, 2014.

SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship

The SILVER CROSS Scholarship is offered to full time college and university students who use either a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter while attending classes. One applicant each from the United States and Canada will be selected to receive the $3,000.00 scholarship award. Our goal with this award is to contribute towards the future of a wheelchair user by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books.

SIRC Research Award

SIRC (Sport Information Resource Centre) invites Canadians associated with a Canadian University or degree granting institution to submit their original sport related research for consideration of the 2013 SIRC Research Award.

The SIRC Research Award recognizes outstanding sport research that benefits the Canadian sporting community. SIRC invites Canadian researchers to submit sport related original research papers in consideration for the 2013 SIRC Research Award.

April 26, 2013: Research paper is electronically received by In addition, a complete hardcopy of the applicant’s submission, which includes a bio, an abstract, a photo of the applicant (passport photo) and the signed SIRC Content License agreement and eligibility outline, with original applicant signature, is received in our offices by 4:30 pm EST.

Honourable G.I. Smith Memorial Trust Bursary

The G.I. Smith Memorial Trust is pleased to offer the G.I. Smith Memorial Award, a $1,500 bursary for a deserving Nova Scotia law student. The award honours the memory of Truro lawyer "Ike" Smith, a member of the Nova Scotia Bar for 50 years.  He was MLA for Colchester County from 1949 until 1974, serving in several Cabinet positions in the governments of Robert Stanfield, and succeeding him as Premier of Nova Scotia from 1967 until 1970.  He was appointed to the Senate in 1975 and served until his death in 1982.

This bursary is open to full-time law students or articled clerks from Nova Scotia who have begun at least their second year of law school, or their clerkship in this province or elsewhere. This includes second year students, third year students, articled clerks, and students engaged in graduate law studies.  Applicants should have a record of significant activity in the areas of public and community affairs, sports, or arts and entertainment, and have demonstrated interest in bettering themselves, their communities and their province through professional and volunteer efforts.  Applicants must exhibit financial need.  The deadline for the receipt of application is November 30 each year.

Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics

In 2012, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and its members created the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship ($3,500 value) for university students interested in a career in mineral economics. The scholarship was established in memory of MAC’s former Vice President of Economic Affairs, Paul Stothart.  Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural year of the scholarship, which will be awarded for the 2013-2014 school year. Deadline: May 15.

Storwell Self Storage Foster Children Bursary

Over 75,000 children in Canada are in need of foster care, often due to abuse, poverty and neglect. Having been a foster parent to 15 children, the president of Storwell has seen the needs and challenges of these young people first-hand.  That is why Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.  The award is non-renewable but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year. The successful candidate is an active member of their community, has excellent grades and displays financial need.

This Canadian web site gives you immediate access to a database of thousands of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards. Whether you are about to enter your first year of post-secondary education or are already enrolled in a university or college program, can help you find the money to finance your education.

SWEA Swedish Women's Educational Association (Toronto) Travel Scholarships

The Swedish Women's Educational Association International Toronto Inc. (SWEA Toronto) is an international organization of Swedish women, whose mandate is to promote Swedish history, culture and tradition outside Sweden. For more than fifteen years, the Toronto chapter of SWEA has offered a small number of travel scholarships to full-time students at Ontario universities that have an established official exchange with a university in Sweden. The purpose of the scholarship is to defray some of the costs incurred by the students selected by the university to take part in the exchange.  Application Deadline May 3, 2013

TD Insurance - My Responsible Financial Group Contest

At TD Insurance, we are proud of our commitment to the environment and of the actions we are taking.

Do you think we could be doing more? So do we!

Students willing to participate will be asked to submit a short text of no longer than 1,000 words that describes their vision of a responsible financial group as well as the social, environmental and economic actions that TD should take to attain that vision.

You could win one of three prizes:
1st prize: $3 000
2nd prize: $2 000
3rd prize: $1 000

TD Scholarship for Easter Seals Youth

The purpose of the TD Scholarship for Easter Seals Youth is to assist young adults with physical disabilities in Ontario with the cost of post-secondary education or vocational training, including special needs such as attendant care, adaptive equipment, and accessible transportation.  This purpose is being achieved by establishing a scholarship fund to make $33,000 in scholarships available per year in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The fund will award scholarships at the $5,000 level, or be divided by several students with physical disabilities at a post-secondary educational facility, i.e. university or community college. Successful applicants who remain in good academic standing will be eligible to re-apply annually. The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by May 2, 2014.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

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