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HWDSB created this page to help our community communicate award opportunities for students. This includes scholarships, bursaries and awards of distinction. Awards may or may not include a financial reward.

When your award is posted, you can then approach the schools individually for approval to distribute this information. Please note that if an award is not on the Awards page, HWDSB schools will not distribute the information.

Do you want your award displayed on this page? Click the tab to view our guidelines and then click here for the form to submit an award!


Lion’s Club of Stoney Creek
Deadline:  June 1, 2023

The Stoney Creek Lions Club is a non-profit belonging to an international organization of volunteers, and members who participate in serving its respective communities. “WE SERVE” Our Branch via executive committee has approved bursary funding for its three local high schools within the boundary of our service jurisdiction.

In 2023 the executive board of this branch of the lion’s club has approved 6 bursary grants of $500.00 to be awarded to students of senior year moving forward on to post secondary education. The bursary award is intended to be equality awarded between schools and students within Stoney Creek district.

The applications must be submitted by mail by June 1, 2023. The three eligible secondary schools in our district are

  • Orchard Park Secondary School
  • St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School
  • Saltfleet District High School

To be eligible for the bursary award the student must be a person who ordinarily resides in the geographical area served by the Stoney Creek Lions Club and attend the schools listed above.

Please contact the Lion’s Club of Stoney Creek for more information and for the application form.

The Lions Club of Stoney Creek
Fruitland Community Centre
Sherwood Park Road
Mailing Address: PO Box 20514, RPO Worsley
Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8G 1E7

Email stoneycreeklions@gmail.com

Resolute Legal Disability Lawyers Scholarship
Deadline:  June 1, 2023 at 11:59pm

Are you a high school student pursuing post-secondary education?  Do you have a parent or guardian who has a disability?  If so, you may be eligible for a $2,500 scholarship.

For the first time in Resolute Legal’s history, we are now offering two $2,500 scholarships for high school students who are pursuing post-secondary education. However, in accordance with our mission, the students must have a parent or guardian who is unable to work due to a disability.

To be considered for the scholarship, you must be:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • In your final year of high school
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrolment as a full-time student in the academic year at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Have a parent who is unable to work due to a disability and is actively collecting or pursuing one of the following disability benefits: short or long-term disability insurance benefits, CPP Disability benefits, workers’ compensation benefits, provincial disability benefits (i.e., ODSP, AISH, SAID, PWD, etc.)
  • Able to provide proof of enrolment document/ admission letter and a photo of themselves upon selection. (This image will be used when we announce who won our scholarship on social media.)

Visit our web page for more scholarship details and how to apply.

Ralph Bradley Memorial Bursary
Drainage Superintendents Association of Ontario, Chapter 5, Niagara Region
Deadline:  June 16, 2023

The Drainage Superintendents Association of Ontario (DSAO) represents municipalities across Ontario in promoting and maintaining Municipal Drains primarily as they relate to agricultural lands in the province.

Chapter 5, Niagara Region of the DSAO includes representatives from municipalities within the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Haldimand County, Norfolk County, Brant County and the City of Hamilton. Chapter 5 awards the Ralph Bradley Memorial Bursary, valued at $1,000.00, to a student from within these municipalities who will be furthering his/her education in an agricultural or water management related course.

For more information, please contact:
Tel: 905-931-2043
Email: jrlandry7912@gmail.com

Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA)
BBPA National Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: July 3rd, 2023

The BBPA National Scholarship Program is an annual scholarship program designed to support Black Canadian students pursuing post-secondary education. The program is run by the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), a non-profit organization that aims to promote the professional and economic growth of Black Canadians. In addition to financial support, the BBPA National Scholarship Program offers recipients opportunities for mentorship and networking with successful Black professionals. The program also provides recipients with access to various resources and workshops to support their academic and professional development.

The BBPA National Scholarship Program is open to Black Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at a Canadian college or university. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and community involvement.

Awards range from $1000 to $7000

For more information please visit https://bbpa.smapply.io/prog/scholarship/

The Citizen’s Foundation Canada
TCF Canada Youth Bursary Program
Application Deadline: August 31, 2023

TCF Canada’s bursary program is for students starting their first year of post-secondary education, in a Canadian institution. This is a needs-based program and one of the pre-requisites to qualifying for our bursary is the approval of the applicant, by the provincial student aid program (Ontario: OSAP, Alberta: Student Aid Alberta, etc.). Priority is given to students who demonstrate a high level of financial need, based on household income and assets for their parents and/or guardians.

$4000 per school year, per student
For more information please visit https://tcfcanada.org/bursaries-for-canadian-youth/

Chaney-Ensign Bursary Fund
Two application deadlines – October 1 and February 1

NEED HELP WITH TUITION? A bursary is money to help pay for your education that you don’t need to pay back. Ever!
Hamilton Community Foundation is a local charity. We have a program called the Chaney-Ensign Bursary that’s specifically for postsecondary students like you who graduated from high school in Hamilton.

Complete the application on our website by these dates:

  • February 1
  • October 1 You can apply (and receive funds) in both rounds.

Three steps to get a bursary:

  • Graduate from a publicly funded high school in Hamilton.
  • Apply for OSAP (you don’t need to have received funding).
  • Submit application for a bursary.

Apply online here when the portal is open.


Electronic Recycling Association Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline:  September 1, 2023

The ERA is excited to announce the return of our two new scholarship opportunities! The competition runs from January 1st, 2023 to September 1st, 2023 giving you plenty of time to see how many donated devices you can collect.

  1. $1 Million Dollar scholarship – Collect 1 million laptops and smartphones (suitable for donation) Canada-wide, and win.
  2. $100K Dollar scholarship for 100K approved devices
  3. $10,000 (Includes Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity)
  4.  $5,000 (Includes Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity)
  5. $3,000 (Includes Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity)
  6. $1,000 (Includes Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity)
  7. $1,000 (Includes Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity)
  8. Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity
  9. Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity
  10. Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity

For more information about the competition please click on the link below:

https://www.era.ca/2023-era-scholarship-for-1-million-100k-dollars/  and https://www.era.ca/2022-era-scholarship-win-up-to-10000-a-macbook-pro-3/

Think Big Scholarship
(ongoing opportunity)

As a Partner in Education Toromont Cat is pleased to award students with a scholarship upon admission to one of our sponsored College Programs. With over twenty thousand dollars designated for scholarships Toromont Cat is paving the way to a rewarding career as a Technician.

Up to ten awards of $2,000.00 will be awarded to successful applicants; $1,000.00 towards 1st semester tuition then upon successful completion of semester 1, $1,000.00 will be awarded to towards the remainder of the program.

Click here for more information.

Click here to complete the scholarship form.

Federal Education Grants and Bonds
(ongoing opportunity)

To help save for a child’s future studies, the Government of Canada provides two education savings incentives, which are deposited into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). The Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) consists of a basic amount of 20% on the first $2,500 in annual personal contributions to an RESP (this grant is available to all eligible beneficiaries regardless of family income), as well as the additional amount of Canada Education Savings Grant, which is:

      • 10% on the first $500 of annual personal contributions for children from families with an adjusted income greater than $46,605 and up to $93,208; or,
      • 20% on the first $500 of annual personal contributions for children from families with an adjusted income of $46,605 or less.
        CESG is available until the end of calendar year in which the beneficiary turns 17, and the maximum lifetime amount, including the additional amount of Canada Education Savings Grant, is $7,200.

The Canada Learning Bond (CLB) is available for eligible children from low-income families born in 2004 or later and provides an initial payment of $500 plus $100 for each year of eligibility, up to age 15, for a maximum of $2,000. Personal contributions are not required to receive the CLB.  RESPs are the only savings vehicle that attract the federal and, where applicable, provincial education savings incentives. The money saved in an RESP is not only used to help with tuition, but can also be used to pay for housing, transportation and other education-related expenses, such as textbooks, equipment, supplies, etc., once enrolled in post-secondary education. You will need you and your child’s SIN. Visit your bank and ask to open an RESP.

Learn more: Brochure

Criteria for awards

Awards will be approved based on the following criteria. For context, the promotion of awards will align with the Education Act:

Education Act, Regulation 298 S.24:  No advertisement or announcement shall be placed in a school or on school property or distributed or announced to the pupils on school property without the consent of the board that operates the school except announcements of school activities.

Criteria for Approval:

  1. There cannot be a fee for a student to apply for an award.
    1. A student providing their likeness (name, photo, post-secondary institution, area of study, etc.) may not be a requirement to be considered for an award.
    2. The organization offering the award is responsible for obtaining consent before a student’s name, photo or any personal information is shared or posted where it is accessible to the public (e.g., on websites, social media platforms or in print material)
  1. The material must NOT contain commercial advertising, corporate logos, reference to corporate sponsors, or be a private business, unless these are directly linked to an award.
  2. The information must be respectful of all faiths, races and ethnic backgrounds.
  3. The information must respect the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and the Education Act.

Awards will be removed after their application deadline. If your award is offered annually, you will need to resubmit each year.


Questions regarding the distribution of award opportunities should be directed to:

Hamilton Foundation for Student Success
905-527-5092 ext. 2103
email foundation@hwdsb.on.ca


Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information regarding scholarships on this website. It is the responsibility of the student to do research early in order to note deadline changes, revisions to criteria, and so on. Contacting the sponsor directly for the most up-to-date information is recommended.

HWDSB schools may have awards that are specific to a given school. That is, only students attending a given school may be eligible for certain school specific awards. Check with your Principal (elementary) or Guidance Counsellor (secondary) for more information about school specific awards offered by your school.

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