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Scholarship Presentation for the 2021-2022 Post-Secondary School Year

  • Slide presentation in .pdf format is here

“THE BIG SIX” 2021-2022

Are you in the Top 50 of Canada’s best students? If so, please keep reading! Most of these national scholarships require a nomination by Ancaster High School in order to apply. Details below.

“Big Six” Competitive Scholarship Summary with Due Dates & Eligibility

  • **NEW** January “Big Six” update is here
  1. LORAN Scholars Foundation Award 2021-2022
    • Detailed instructions on how to apply to Mr. Nicholson for the school’s nomination are here
    • Sample LORAN application is here
  2. University of Toronto Book Award & University of Toronto National Scholarship 2021-2022
  3. TD Scholarships for Community Leaders 2021-2022
    • This does not require school nomination
  4. Queen’s University Major Admission Awards (includes Queen’s Chancellor’s Award) 2021-2022
  5. Western University National Scholarship Program 2021-2022
    • The application for one of four school nominations is now available here
    • Applications are due to Mr. Nicholson by 3:00 p.m. on January 21, 2021. Students are asked to complete the fillable .pdf, identify themselves in the filename, attach it to an e-mail along with the required essay (please identify yourself in the filename) and use the subject heading “WESTERN” in all capitals
  6. Schulich Leaders Scholarship 2021-2022 *NEW*
    • The application for the school’s nomination for the Schulich Leaders Scholarship is now available here
    • Students are asked to complete the fillable .pdf, identify themselves in the filename, attach to an e-mail titled “SCHULICH”  in all capitals and e-mail it to Mr. Nicholson by 3:00 p.m. on January 14, 2021

Search Tools for Scholarships Not Requiring School Nomination

  1. Scholarships Canada
  2. Yconic
  3. OUInfo
  4. Individual universities’ websites. Use the internal search function for keywords like “financial, aid, scholarships, awards. bursaries”. McMaster University’s site is here
  5. Cost-estimators are a good tool. McMaster  University’s is here

North American Van Lines Scholarship. Students can win $1000 for post-secondary. Apply here

Scholarships by month : plan your for scholarship applications

Searching for Scholarship Opportunities

Hamilton Wentworth District School Board lists awards and scholarships that students may apply for or be nominated for.

Canadian Guidance Services has a complete line of information handbooks for scholarships and more.

Academicinvest.com provides a list of scholarship opportunities and potential job opportunities.

SchoolFinder helps students find colleges, universities and scholarships that match their profile.

Ontario School Counsellor’s Association provides links to resources for scholarship opportunities.

Canada Student Loans information.

International Scholarships may be of interest if you are looking to attend college or university outside of Canada.

The Ontario Government has information for Ontario students attending school abroad and for international students attending Ontario schools.

Student Scholarships has information on scholarships and salaries for specific jobs.

Scholarships which do not require an application – AUTOMATIC ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Some universities will award students “Entrance Scholarships” for having a particular average based on 6 grade 12 U/M courses from high school. It is important to know whether these Entrance Awards are based on grades at “Early Offer of Admission” time, or whether they are based on “Final Grades” from June. It is also important to find out if an Entrance Scholarship can change if the final June grades are higher or lower than those at the time an offer of admission was received. Each university or college will have their own policies on Entrance Awards, so check out this information with the institution you plan to attend.

Some of these entrance awards are renewable (money will be awarded each year of university or college if a particular average is maintained), while some are a one time offer. Check the individual universities’ websites to clarify the terms of Entrance Scholarships.

Updated on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
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