Scholarships and University/College Financial Aid

 

 

ADVICE ON HOW TO GET FREE MONEY

FOR YOUR POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

 (1) DEDICATE YOURSELF…….

 

There are many scholarship opportunities for students of all backgrounds and abilities. You do not need to have a 90% average. If you take the time to do some research and fill out some applications, you may be able to finance part or all of your education. It never hurts to apply – if you don’t, someone else will!

 

(2) ASK FOR HELP…….

Talk with your parents/guardians and ask them to inquire at work for scholarship opportunities, bursaries or other awards.

Inquire with your community organizations. You may be surprised at what you find!

Most importantly, check College and University websites and calendars for extensive opportunities. Always apply for bursaries and OSAP along with scholarships. Universities and Colleges often have extra bursaries to give out because they do not have enough applicants. If you apply to OSAP you may automatically qualify and be considered for bursaries and other opportunities.

 

(3) EXPLORE Scholarship Websites

  1. www.mowat.ca
  2. https://yconic.com

Personalized site for scholarships, awards and bursaries.

  1. www.schoolfinder.com

College and University scholarship search site.

  1. www.canlearn.ca

Merit based scholarships and other funding.

  1. www.electronicinfo.ca

Searchable scholarships function for Ontario Universities.

  1. www.ontariocolleges.ca

Searchable scholarships function for Ontario Colleges

  1. www.scholarshipsCanada.com

Database for scholarships and bursaries.

  1. www.petersons.com

 

For scholarships in the United States.

  1. www.fastweb.com

For scholarships in the United States.

  1. www.disabilityawards.ca

Awards for University and College students with disabilities.

  1. www.scholarship-grants.org

Canadian Scholarship information.

 

SOME SCHOLARSHIP EXAMPLES:

 

LORAN SCHOLARSHIP

http://www.loranscholar.ca/ 

Deadline: October 17th, 2018,


HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP

http://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/

Deadline: October 25th, 2018.

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

http://www.future.utoronto.ca/content/national-scholarship-program

Deadline: November 1st, 2018.

 

BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

www.bkmclamorefoundation.org

Deadline: December 15th, 2017.

TD SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMMUNITY LIVING

https://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/scholarship-for-community-leadership/index.jsp

 Deadline: November 17th, 2016.

 

QUEENS CHANCELLOR SCHOLARSHIP

http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financial-assistance/admission-scholarships-bursaries-and-awards/major-admission-awards

Deadline: December 1st, 2017.

 

BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

www.bkmclamorefoundation.org

Deadline: December 15th, 2017.

Terry Fox humanitarian Award

www.terryfoxawards.ca

Deadline: T.B.A. Usually February


CCRA SCHOLARSHIP

http://ccranews.com

Deadline: T.B.A. Usually March


ALliance of jamacia alumni association

http://www.ajaacanada.com/graduate/

Deadline: T.B.A. Usually May

There are also other scholarship websites to explore:


 Website  Notes
 www.electronicinfo.ca  Searchable scholarships function for Ontario Universities
 www.scholarshipsCanada.com  Database, scholarships, bursaries
 www.yconic.com  Customized lists of awards based on profile information 
 www.ontransfer.ca  Scholarships in Ontario
 www.petersons.com  For scholarships in the United States
 www.fastweb.com  For scholarships in the United States
 www.schoolfinder.com  College and university scholarship search site
 www.ontariocolleges.ca/confirm/money-matters   College awards
 www.canlearn.ca  Merit based scholarships and other funding
 www.disabilityawards.ca  Awards and Scholarships for college and university students with disabilities.
 www.fundyourfuture.ca  Yconic in partnership with Scotiabank
www.scholarship-grants.org  Canadian scholarship information


Don't forget to apply for OSAP! Loans can be applied for through the Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP) and your bank. OSAP can be applied for in the spring when you confirm the post-secondary institution you will be attending. A representative will be in the school in the Spring to talk about OSAP.

Also, check under our announcement tab for some updates!

When in doubt - ASK!