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The following scholarships are listed by due date. Some scholarship details can change over time, we attempt to keep all details up to date, but students must check out all details regularly to ensure this information is accurate for the current application session.

September October November December January
February March April May June

September and October

Scholarship Name

Description and Due Date

Award Value

The Loran Award Who May Apply?
The Loran Awards are available for undergraduate study at specific universities only. Check the website to determine if you would be eligible BEFORE you decide to apply for this award. Loran Award holders must meet university and program admission requirements.  There are 2 ways to apply:

  1. Students who wish to apply as a “SCHOOL SPONSORED APPLICANT” must submit their completed application to Mr. Nicholson by Monday, October 2, 2017 at 3:00pm.  (Schools can select up to 3 sponsored applicants only.)  The Scholarship Selection Committee will select ALL sponsored applicants and inform those who have applied in a timely manner of their decision.
  2. Students who are applying as a “DIRECT POOL APPLICANT” can complete all forms themselves and request additional information directly from their guidance counsellor.

When to Apply?

  1. If you wish to be a school sponsored applicant, ALL application materials must be submitted to Mr. Nicholson by 3:00pm on Monday, October 2, 2017.  (completed applications for school sponsored applications must be received by the Loran Awards Committee by October 18, 2017 at 8:00pm).
  2. If you wish to apply as a DIRECT POOL APPLICANT, your completed application package must be received by October 25, 2017 at 8:00pm.

NOTE: The FULL Loran Scholarship is only available to students applying to Partner Universities.  Provincial and Finalist Awards are open to students attending any public university in Canada.

Tuition and expenses for up to 4 years $3,000 one time award for finalists $2,000 one time award for semi finalists
Blyth Cambridge Trust Scholarships

Who May Apply?

Students must be a full IB Diploma student or have 3 higher level courses, be in the top 2% of their class, and demonstrate financial need.  Students must also be Canadian Citizens/permanent residents, show academic excellence, intellectual depth, and personal integrity.

When to Apply?

Application opens June 1 and closes October 19.  Students must also complete their UCAS application by October 15th.

admission to Cambridge University also includes:tuition, travel costs, and living allowance for 3 years is provided
University of Toronto National Scholarship Program

Who May Apply?

This National Scholarship Program recognizes 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. Students must be Canadian citizens and permanent residents intending to begin university study in September 2018.  There are 2 ways to apply to this scholarship program:

  1. School Sponsored Applicant:  Each school may only nominate one student. Interested students must complete the application package and hand it in to Mr. Nicholson in Guidance by October 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
  2. Direct Pool Applicant:  Students may apply to this Scholarship Program as Direct Applicant if they are not selected as the school sponsored applicant.

When to Apply?

The University of Toronto’s deadline for nominated and direct pool application submissions is November 3, 2017.

 U of T offers avariety of scholarship opportunities
including $5,000 in the first year $1,500 in the following years
Horatio Alger Ontario Scholarship Who May Apply?

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record. 
When to Apply?
Application due date is October 25.

4H Scholarships Who May Apply?
Current 4H members who are planning to attend a Canadian University – please check out the numerous scholarship and bursary opportunities available.
When to Apply?

Deadlines vary depending on the award – deadlines range from late October to late November.
various award amounts



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Scholarship Name Description and Due Date Award Value
CIBC Scholarship Programs Who May Apply?
CIBC offers a number of scholarships at a variety of colleges and universities across Canada.
When to Apply?
Individual scholarships vary.
Individual scholarships vary in amount.
Royal Bank Scholarship Program Who May Apply?
The Royal Bank has a number of undergraduate and other degree scholarships.

When to Apply?
Deadlines are different for each scholarship.  Some deadlines are in November.
Amounts vary
Queen’s University-Major Admission Awards Who May Apply?
Applicants who demonstrate creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership qualities can apply for a Major Admission Award when entering Queens University. Financial need is also a consideration for some of Queens major entrance awards.  NOTE: All Major Admissions Awards (MAA) can be applied to from the same application.  Applications will be forwarded through the student’s SOLUS account.  Students MUST apply to Queen’s University by November 15 to ensure they have their SOLUS account activated to submit MAA applications.

    1. The Chancellor’s Scholarship requires a nomination and a MAA application.  Students who wish to be nominated for the Chancellor’s Scholarship must complete the practice Major  Admission Awards application and submit it to Mr. Nicholson in Student Services by November 16, 2018 at 3:00pm.
    2. Queens Chancellor’s Application for Selection Committee 2019-2020
  1. QuARMS – Queen’s Accelerated Route to Medical School:  Students wishing to gain the nomination for this MUST also be a Chancellor’s Scholarship nominee.  Any students wishing to be the QuARMS nominee must also apply to be a Chancellor’s Scholarship candidate and follow the same deadline requirements.

When to Apply?

Students wishing to apply for ANY Major Admissions Award MUST apply to Queen’s University through OUAC by November 20 to ensure their SOLUS account is activated.Students will apply to ALL Queen’s major Admission Awards through their SOLUS accounts by December 1.

various amounts including the Chancellor’s Award valued at $36,000 total other entrance scholarship possibilities are $9,000 – $15,000 per year
OSSTF Student Achievement Awards in Honour of Marion Drysdale Who May Apply?
There are several categories of awards available for students.

When to Apply?
Students are requested to present their work to sponsoring teacher by November 16, 2018 – deadline may be flexible. All pieces must be submitted by the school to the local district office by December 3, 2018 for evaluation.
The TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership

Who May Apply?

This scholarship is for students who have demonstrated outstanding community involvement, and have a minimum average of 75%. Personal circumstances and/or challenges are considered as part of the application process. Students must be in their final year of high school.

When to Apply?

Application deadline, all applications and supporting documents are to be received by November 30, 2018.

Up to $10,000 per year tuition and $7,500 per year in living expenses


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Scholarship Name Description and Due Date Award Value
RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition

Who May Apply?

Students must submit a 750 word maximum essay to be eligible.

When to Apply?

Submission deadline is December 7.

30 scholarships including a top prize of $5,000
 Burger King McLamore Foundation

 Who May Apply?

Graduating High School students living in Canada can apply to receive this scholarship award.  Students must register for full time studies in a 2 year college, or 4 year college/university program.

When to Apply?

Application deadline is December 15.

University of Alberta – Entrance Leadership Scholarship Competition Who May Apply?
A variety of scholarships are available for students who plan to attend the University of Alberta. Applications for scholarship competitions are available starting in October.
When to Apply?
Application deadline is December 15 for some awards.
up to $20,000
This awards is for students in grade 12 from the Hamilton school board who will be attending a post-secondary institution. This award is given to a high school student who demonstrates a commitment to athletic participation, while maintaining a high academic standard and was involved in the community.  

When to Apply?
Nomination MUST be received by December 20, 2018. (check for updated due date)

The award is a specially designed plaque and a monetary reward from the Jeff Dickens Memorial Bursary


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Scholarship Name Description and Due Date Award Value
Western University National Scholarship Program Who May Apply?
Recipients of these scholarships are evaluated based on outstanding academic performance, an ability to demonstrate creativity and innovative thought, and a passion for the pursuit of learning. Students will also be considered for their exceptional leadership in extracurricular activities, including the arts and athletics with a special emphasis placed on the candidate’s commitment to community service. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and have obtained a minimum of 90% academic average. (1 additional applicant may be an International Student).

  1. ONLY 4 applicants can be nominated from this school for these awards.  All interested students MUST submit a pdf of their completed Nomination Form and Reference Letters to Mr. Nicholson in Guidance to be considered for this scholarship by January 11, 2019.
  2. Use the following template for reference only.  Students must complete the online application and print a pdf to submit to Mr. Nicholson.

When to Apply?
Interested students MUST complete the Nomination Form and return it to Mr. Nicholson in Guidance by January 11, 2019.

Application deadline is February  14, 2019.

 awards range from $2,000 for one year to $65,000 for four years
Schulich Leader Scholarships

Who May Apply?

To qualify, nominees must:
1. Graduate high school in 2018/2019 academic year.
2. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
3. Enroll at a Schulich partner university in an area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)Students must demonstrate 2 of 3 selection criteria:
1. Academic excellence
2. Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership
3. Financial need
Be entrepreneurial minded, intending to pursue a career in:
1. Technology
2. Innovation
3. Engineering
4. Scientific Research (Research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses)NOTE: Schulich evaluators are NOT looking for students pursuing careers in:
1. Medicine (Practicing Physician)
2. Medical Research (Research conducted to aid and support the development of knowledge in the field of medicine)Students MUST complete the nomination form and submit it to Mr. Nicholson by January 14, 2019 to be considered for this nomination.  The Scholarship Committee will make the final decision on our nominee. 

When to Apply?

Students MUST complete the nomination form and submit it to Mr. Nicholson by January 14, 2019 to be considered for this nomination. Schools must submit their nominated candidate by January 30, 2019. Nominees will receive an application log in to complete their application by February 20, 2019.  

50 scholarships will be awarded each year
Carleton University – Bachelor of Humanities High School Essay Contest

Who May Apply?

All High School students may apply.

When to Apply?

Contest deadline is March 1, 2019.

$500.00 prize will be awarded
University of Guelph – President’s and Chancellor’s Scholarships Who May Apply?
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada entering first year of any degree program at the University of Guelph. The Lincoln Alexander Chancellor’s Scholarship specifically applies to an Aboriginal person of Canada, a person with a disability, or a member of a visible minority. Pamella Wallin’s Chancellor’s Scholarship requires superior leadership and interest in international relations and development. The President’s Scholarships recognize students of academic distinction who have made significant contributions to their schools and their communities and demonstrate the potential to become leaders in society. Students must achieve a minimum of 90% academic average for eligibility.

When to Apply?
Deadline is January 25.
-12 scholarships of $40,000 over 4 years

-including a research assistant position and mentorship

Engineers Canada Awards Who May Apply?
The Gold Medal Student Award is for outstanding leadership, contributions to society, and volunteerism by an undergraduate engineering student.
Gold Medal Student Award – Terms of Reference
When to Apply?
Nominations must be received by January.
Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme Who May Apply?
Applicants must Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, be 18 years old by January 31 and must be enrolling in a full time post secondary program.
When to Apply?
Application deadline is January 31.
one award of $1,000one or more awards of $750
Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Scholarship and Citizenship Award Who May Apply?
Applicants must be a Canadian resident who is pursuing post-secondary education and meet the service and financial criteria. Successful applicants will have demonstrated extensive volunteer and community service and commitment to humanitarian causes.

When to Apply?
Application Deadline is January.
minimum of $1,000 per scholarship
Kidsfest Pathway of Hope Scholarship Program Who May Apply?
Students must be in their last year of High school and will be attending a Canadian University or College.
When to Apply?
All application material must be postmarked by March 25.
amount varies


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Scholarship Name Description and Due Date Award Value
Kin Canada Bursaries Who May Apply?
Students must be planning to attend a post secondary institution next year. Recipients will demonstrate high ideals and qualities of citizenship. Criteria of winners includes community and volunteer involvement, financial need and knowledge of KIN Canada.
When to Apply?

Application forms must be submitted to the local KIN, Kinette, or Kinsman Club nearest the student by February 1.
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

Who May Apply?
Award recipients must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. They must be graduating secondary school students or students studying towards a first undergraduate degree or diploma at a Canadian college or university. Awards will be based on the students’ dedication to humanitarian ideals, their courage in overcoming obstacles, their participation in sport, fitness and community services, and their academic standing.

When to Apply?

deadline is February 1.

up to $7,000 per year this may be renewable
Hatch Entrance Scholarship – McMaster Engineering

Who May Apply?

Students graduating or in their final year of secondary school may apply. Students will be evaluated on their final admission average (94%+), their leadership experiences, and their community involvement.

When to Apply?

Application deadline is February 15.


$12,000 per year for 4 years
Huron at Western University Hellmuth Scholarship Program

Who May Apply?

Huron University College awards up to ten Hellmuth Scholarships to entering students who display outstanding academic achievement together with a strong record of extra-curricular activities. If you anticipate having a mid-year average of 90% or higher, we encourage you to apply for a Hellmuth Scholarship.This award is separate from Western’s National Scholarship Program.

When to Apply?

Priority is given to students who apply before February 16, 2019

$30,000 over 4 years
Shad Valley Alumni Award

Who May Apply?

This award is for outstanding Shad Valley Alumni who are entering first year engineering directly from high school.  Students must have completed their Shad program at the time of application. 

When to Apply?

Dates vary depending on the university the student plans on attending.

Award can vary depending on the university you apply to.


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Scholarship Name Description and Due Date Award Value


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Scholarship Name Description and Due Date Amount
Gaspard – Keep Canada Green Contest Who May Apply?
All students are welcome to enter the contest.

When to Apply?
Contest closes April , 2019.
1 top prize of $2,50010 prizes of $1,000
Laurentian University Scholarship program Who May Apply?
Several scholarships are available to students including – the Leadership Award.  To be eligible, students must present a minimum of 75% on 6 best 4 U/M courses, including required courses for his or her program, have made a significant contribution to his or her school and community, have demonstrated leadership qualities.When to Apply?
Check the Laurentian University website for application deadlines.
amounts vary
Max Rotman Humanitarian Youth Awards Who May Apply?
Students must be in grade 11 or 12. The award recognizes outstanding student leaders in our community. Award winners will conduct themselves in a manner bringing honour to their community, family and self and are dedicated to serving the needs of the community. They must have the potential of becoming future leaders within their community. Nominations for this award are limited to 5. Students interested in this award MUST see Mr. Nicholson in Guidance by April 15th.
When to Apply?
Application deadline is April 30, 2015
Aird Scholarship Who May Apply?
This scholarship is intended to help students with physical disabilities to study full time at a recognized Ontario post secondary institution. The scholarship is granted each year to 2 applicants who demonstrate scholastic achievement, motivation, and initiative.When to Apply? Application deadline is April 30.
“Whipper” Billy Watson Education Bursary Who May Apply?
This bursary assists students with disabilities to attend full time study at an Ontario College. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Successful applicants must have a physical disability which severly restricts physical activities, has demonstrated leadership and community service, and has participated in extra-curricular activities.When to Apply?Application deadline is April 30.
each successful applicant will receive $2,000
OSSTF Federation Family Bursary Who May Apply?
Applicants must be a child or ward of a member of OSSTF in good standing who is applying to a publicly funded college or university, or an apprenticeship program. Applicants must have a proven record of involvement/leadership in the school and community. They must show leadership and interest in the community, labour, union, or other social issues.When to Apply? Application deadline is April 30.
ten awards of $1,500
Ontario Hockey Federation Bursary Who May Apply?
Applicants must have been registered participants with at least 3 years in the OHF, have registered with the OHF during his/her application season, be in good standing with the OHF, be enrolling in a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada, and have a clear academic status.
When to Apply?
Application deadline is April 30.
Ontario Hostelry Institute College Entrance Awards Who May Apply?
Applicants must Canadian citizens/permanent residents. They must be in their final year of high school and MUST enroll in an Ontario Community College in a diploma program (min 2 years) in one of the following areas of study:
Culinary, Food & Beverage, Hotel, Hospitality, Tourism & Resort.When to Apply? Application deadline is April 30.
amounts vary depending on the award applied to
Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship Program Who May Apply?
This scholarship is open to Canadian citizens with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus who are residing in Ontario. The award is to assist students with this condition to pursue higher education with the ultimate goal of obtaining a degree, diploma, or graduate certificate. Students must be attending an accredited university or college, technical or trade school, or career institute or school of business.When to Apply? Application deadline is the last business day of April each year.


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Scholarship Name Description and Due Date Amount
Fraser Institute Student Scholarship Who May Apply?

Graduating students who are attending CEAB university of college program next year can apply. Awards will be granted based on community involvement, extracurricular activities, competitions and the student’s intent on pursuing a career in engineering. Students must submit an essay as part of the application.

When to Apply?

Application deadline is May 1.


3 potential awards including one for $1,000
ORBA – Civil Engineering Scholarships Who May Apply?
ORBA scholarships are presented annually to two high school and two post-secondary students who are enrolled in a civil engineering program at an Ontario university or a civil technology or technician program at an Ontario college. The recipients are recognized at ORBA’s annual Convention
College ApplicantsUniversity ApplicantsWhen to Apply?
Application deadline is May 31.
Each Award is valued at $2,000
 CARSO Anthony DiLena Pathways Award Who May Apply?
Five pathway awards will be given each year. Students must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. succeeded in school despite overcoming personal obstacles
  2. succeeded in school despite having to cope with bullying and/or violence
  3. succeeded in school despite being socioeconomically disadvantaged
  4. succeeded in school despite having to manage a mental health issue
  5. succeeded in school despite having to manage academic challenges

Students must be nominated by a teacher or guidance counsellor. All nomination must be signed by the principal of the high school.

When to Apply?
Nominations must be received by email – May

Each award is worth $500
Monsanto Canada Opportunity Scholarship Program Who May Apply?
This award is for Canadian high school students from a family farming operation who plan to enter first year post-secondary education in agriculture. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement in their local community. When to Apply? Application deadline is May 


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Scholarship Name Description and Due Date Amount
Updated on Friday, March 01, 2019.
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