Scholarships and Bursaries

Are you thinking of pursuing post-secondary studies but there are financial barriers standing in your way?

Consider the many scholarships and bursaries available for future post-secondary students to help fund their education.

Scholarships are typically awarded based on academic merit. Bursaries and grants are usually given based on financial need but can also require extracurricular and community involvement for eligibility.

Below you will find a list of organizations that offer scholarships and bursaries- click “Next” to browse through each scholarship.

Questions?

Contact the Community Projects Coordinator, Marierose Talla at rtalla@yorku.ca.

General Scholarships

General Scholarships and Bursaries

General Scholarships and Awards

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund for Indigenous Students
Description: The Ted Rogers Scholarship through Inspire is for Canadian Indigenous students starting a post-secondary program in the fall.  It is a renewable award of $2500 per year for students enrolled in a minimum two-year post-secondary program to a maximum of four years.  While enrolled in post-secondary students must maintain a full-time course load to receive the renewed support each year



Application:

Students must be entering into full time studies in a first bachelor’s degree or first diploma program at a Canadian accredited university or college.

Program must be a minimum of 2 years in duration.

University preparatory programs in any jurisdiction are not eligible (e.g. (CEGEPs - pre-university diploma).

Students must be under the age of 25 and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have a valid social insurance number. For more information, visit: https://indspire.microsoftcrmportals.com/en-US/
$2 500-$5 000Diversity & IdentityFebruary 1st, 2022
The Investing In Our Diversity Scholarship Program
Description: Eligible applicants can receive up to $4,000 to cover tuition fees and school related expenses for postsecondary education or training.



Application: Eligible candidates:

Attending postsecondary school in 2022/23

29 years of age or younger (as of May 31, 2022)

Not previous recipients of IIOD Scholarship

Toronto Community Housing tenants or live in the Scadding Court Community Centre catchment (see application for details)

Canadian citizens or permanent residents

Provide a brief biography, headshot photo, budget and financial statement (part of package)

Share a two-page essay or artistic entry

Provide a resume, academic transcript, and a contact for a reference letter

Review and complete the 2022 Application form and email the application to youth@torontohousing.ca or drop off your completed application package at:

Toronto Community Housing

Attn: Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship

931 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M4W 2H2

Visit www.torontohousing.ca/iiods for more information. If you have any questions, email youth@torontohousing.ca or call 416-981-6300.
Up to $4 000Diversity & IdentityMarch 18th, 2022
Toronto Regional Real Estate Scholarship
Description: TRREB’s Past President’s Scholarship program annually awards scholarships on behalf of REALTORS® to graduating high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education. A record of academic achievement and a range of leadership qualities and community involvement are required for application



Application: A minimum of 1,500-word essay is required. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Christine Sha llhorn, Manager, Copy Editing & Corporate Giving, in the Communications and Government Affairs Department at 416-443-8146 or cshallhorn@trebnet.net

Deadline to apply: March 25, 2022 at 3:00pm.



For more information visit: http://trreb.ca/index.php/about-treb/scholarships
$1 500-$5 000Community InvolvementMarch 25th, 2022 @ 3:00pm
Gucci Changemakers CFDA Scholars
Description: Building upon the foundation of the inaugural Gucci Changemakers X CFDA Scholars by Design award, the Council of Fashion Designers of America is honored to continue its educational co-alliance with Gucci Changemakers and Gucci North America. The Gucci Changemakers X CFDA Scholars by Design Award seeks to foster equitable, diverse, and inclusive futures in the American fashion industry with a $20,000 scholarship award.



Application: You must be woman of color or a person who identifies as a woman, entering her senior year of design school Applicants will need to provide a  digital portfolio submissions that contain a collection and all phases of design development. Consider clarity and strength of vision, identity, creatively, and acumen. The portfolio is encouraged to holistically consider all aspects of research, process, presentation, content, and visual narrative. For more information, visit: https://cfda.com/education
$20 000Diversity and IdentityMarch 31st, 2022
The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation’s National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program 
Description: This program provides merit-based scholarships to secondary students across Canada who exhibit exemplary citizenship qualities in their communities through extensive community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes. The National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program is open to every graduating high school or CEGEP student from coast-to-coast-to-coast.



Applications: To apply, visit http://futureaces.org/initiatives/scholarship to download and complete the application package.



Applications can be emailed to scholarships@futureaces.org
$1 000Merit Based
Community Involvement
March 31st, 2022
Nahom Berhane Scholarship
Description: The Nahom Berhane Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion aids youth with a proven track record of volunteerism, community service and leadership in the community. In addition, the youth need financial support to attend post-secondary institution including universities, colleges and professional trades training. 



Application: Students will need to complete an online application form, be sponsored by a Mentor/Mentor Organization, . For more information visit: http://www.nahom.org/about-the-scholarship/scholarship-application/
UnspecifiedCommunity InvolvementMarch 31st, 2022 @ 5:00pm
The RBC Future Launch Scholarship
Description: The RBC Future Launch Scholarship could help you take your next step towards a better job. Provide a written statement explaining how $1,500 could help you take your next best step forward. This scholarship could be used for things such as: short-term courses, workshops, certificates, etc.



Application:

For Canadian youth between 15-29 years old

Enrolled part time in school or not in school at all

A Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident

Grades and transcripts are not required

Hundreds of scholarships available throughout the year

Not working at RBC or a dependent of someone working at RBC

Visit https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/future-launch-scholarship.html for more information
$1 500Diversity & IdentityMarch 31st, 2022
One City Scholarship Fund
Description: The One City Scholarship Fund is a project that was begun by Toronto teachers on behalf of students from challenging backgrounds who have excelled academically despite many obstacles. We are raising funds for substantial multi-year scholarships for post-secondary education at college and university.



Application: You are a candidate for the One City Scholarship if:



You are currently a full-time student at a high school in the Toronto District School Board

You will attend college or university in September 2022

You have demonstrated academic strength and shown potential for future success

You will apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and you can demonstrate financial need

You have been involved in your school and community and/or there are significant challenges in your life that pull on your time, preventing extracurricular commitments

For more information, visit: http://www.onecityfund.com/scholarship
$1 500 in your first year of studies, $1 000 in your second yearMerit BasedApril 11, 2022
Jerome Henry Foundation Scholarship
Description: The mission of the Jerome Henry Foundation is to provide educational grants to children, youth and/or schools in need, thereby, contributing to ongoing enrichment in the lives of children and youth and their achievement of excellence in education.



Application: Applications will be considered once the following eligibility requirements are met:

The applicant demonstrates a financial need for the scholarship.

The minimum academic requirements are met (75% for high school students applying to university, 70% for students already enrolled in a post-secondary institution, 65% for high school students applying to college).

The applicant resides in the GTA.

The applicant is a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant and permanent resident of Canada.

The applicant submits a resume, transcripts including grade 11-12 grades, personal statement (750 words).

To view this application, visit: https://www.thejeromehenryfoundation.com/whats-on
$1 000-$1 500Merit BasedMay 31st, 2022
Bill 7 Award
Description: The Bill 7 Award is a registered charitable trust that awards scholarships to gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirited and queer students who are in financial need and studying at any post-secondary institution in Ontario to attain their first degree or diploma.



Application:

To be eligible to receive a Bill 7 Award scholarship, individuals must meet ALL the following four criteria:

You are attending or accepted by a Post-Secondary Educational Institution in the Province of Ontario

You are pursuing your FIRST post-secondary program of study

You identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, two-spirited or queer (LGBTQ) You have demonstrated financial need

For more details on how to apply, visit: https://bill7award.ca/apply/
$2 500Diversity & IdentityAugust 5th, 2022
Loran Scholars Foundation
Description: In partnership with universities, donors and volunteers across the country, we are investing in the future of Canada. We offer the country’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate award (valued at $100,000) to young Canadians based on character, service and the promise of leadership.



Application:

Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school

Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%

Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status

Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.

For more information, visit: http://loranscholar.ca/loran-award/
$100 000Merit BasedTBA
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
Description: The TD Scholarship for Community Leadership awards students up to $70,000 for college or university (up to $10,000 for tuition per year, $7,500 a year for living expenses) for 4 years.



Application: TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who:

Have demonstrated community leadership

Are in the final year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec)

Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

1. Write a 600-word essay describing your community leadership experience.

2. Tell us about the other great things you are doing. Include a brief description of the range of your other community activities with: A letter of recommendation from your school, two letters of support from community groups, your academic transcript.

3. If you’re really trying to impress, you also have the option of including: 250-word essay describing your family and personal life and a 250-word essay about your life experiences if you have taken a year or more away from high school or CEGEP.



For more information, visit: https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-advice/how-to-apply-for-td-scholarships/
Up to $70 000Community InvolvementTBA
The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund
Description: The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund awards students for their community involvement, which is critical during times like this. Basically, since its launch in 2017, the fund has awarded 150 students with $2,500 dollars each academic year to encourage acts of kindness and community building.



Application: Students entering a full-time bachelors, diploma, or trades program at a Canadian university, college or trades school, that are also active with any of Rogers’ community programs. More information is to come regarding 2022 application. For more information, visit

https://about.rogers.com/our-impact/ted-rogers-scholarship-fund/
Up to $2 500Community InvolvementTBA
Horatio Alger Indigenous Achievement Scholarship
Description: The Horatio Alger Indigenous Achievement Scholarship is for Indigenous students starting a four-year post-secondary program in the fall. This is a renewable award of $2500. While enrolled in post-secondary students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and a full-time course load to receive the scholarship.



Application: Start date: March 1. Deadline date: August 1

First Nation (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis high school students from an Indigenous community in the territories as well as attending school in the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories, or Nunavut.

Enrolled full-time in a high school within Canada at time of application.

Starting in a four-year post-secondary program within Canada full-time in September.

Have a valid Social Insurance Number. 

For more information, visit: https://indspire.microsoftcrmportals.com/en-US/

Up to $2 500Diversity & IdentityTBA
Petro-Canada Award for Indigenous Students
Description: The Petro-Canada Award for Indigenous Students is for Canadian Indigenous students enrolled a Canadian high school program. 



Application: Start date: March 1. Deadline date: June 1

First Nation (status and non-status) high school students who live in communities listed within the application.

Enrolled full-time in a high school within Canada.

Have a valid Social Insurance Number.

Students must be under the age of 19 and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

For more information, visit: https://indspire.microsoftcrmportals.com/en-US/
$750Diversity & IdentityTBA

University-Specific Scholarships

York University

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
Schulich Real Property Alumni Association (SRPAA) Leadership Fund for Black and Indigenous Communities
The SRPAA Leadership Awards will be given annually to incoming Black and Indigenous domestic BBA and iBBA students, who have demonstrated leadership characteristics, resilience and community involvement. Preference will be granted to individuals with the greatest financial need. The recipient will also have optional access to mentoring and guidance from the Brookfield Centre and its alumni community, and those with an interest in pursuing a real estate career will have the opportunity to receive assistance in securing an internship after their third year.



Application: After applying to Schulich’s BBA/iBBA program via the Ontario Universities Application Centre, student will receive an invitation to complete the Schulich Supplementary Application by February 2, 2022. Shortlisted applicants who are eligible will be invited to apply via submission of a brief statement of interest to demonstrate how they meet the criteria by March 4, 2022.



For more information, visit https://schulich.yorku.ca/srpaa-fund/
Up to $30 000 ($7 500 x 4 years)Community Involvement
Diversity & Identity
Supplementary Application: February 2, 2022
Statement: March 4, 2022
Ubale Bursary Fund
Description: The Ubale Bursary Fund will be awarded to students who are affiliated with the Poverty Eradication Club which was founded by Dr. Ubale and/or McLaughlin College, who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and residents of Ontario, who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to social justice through their volunteer work. This fund is named after Dr. Bhausaheb Ubale, a well-loved Fellow of McLaughlin College (1985 - 2012) who died on March 14, 2012 from complications related to pneumonia. Dr. Ubale was a former Human Rights Commissioner of both the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Human Rights Commission. He was also the first Race Relations Commissioner for the Province of Ontario.



Application: To be considered for this bursary, submit the Student Financial Profile available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp. Applicants must complete the Extracurricular Activities and Community Service sections of the SFP and/or include a personal statement on the SFP detailing their volunteer work connected with social justice.
UnspecifiedCommunity InvolvementTBA
The Palladini Family Award
Description: You must be a student entering York University from C.W. Jeffery's Collegiate Institute, Westview Centennial Secondary School or James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School, who has achieved a minimum 70% admission average and has demonstrated leadership within the Jane-Finch community or a student association at your high school. You must also be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person and a resident of Ontario who demonstrates financial need. The award is offered every 4 years.



Application: To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/myfile. Application can also be accessed at: https://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/award-search?awardID=3500
$1 250Community InvolvementTBA
The Honderich Bursary
Description: The Toronto Star established this award in honour of its Chair, Beland Honderich, to encourage deserving high school students to pursue a university education. If you are in your final year at James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School, C.W. Jefferys Secondary School, Emery Collegiate Institute or Westview Centennial Secondary School, you will be chosen by the schools annually. The award includes a summer job at the Toronto Star at the end of your first year.



Application: Contact your high school guidance office for information about applying for this award. Access the application at: https://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/award-search?awardID=0450
$32 000 ($8 000 x 4 years)Diversity & IdentityTBA
The Faculty of Education Westview Bursary
Description: This award has been established by York University Faculty of Education to be awarded annually to a student who is a graduate of a school participating in the York University Westview Partnership which currently includes Westview Centennial Secondary School, Emery Collegiate Institute and C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute. Faculty of Education students enrolled either in the Consecutive program or the Concurrent program (enrolled in practicum seminar courses) are eligible to apply. Awards will be decided based on demonstrated financial need and applicants must include a copy of their high school transcript to confirm eligibility. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.



Application: To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/. Please also send a copy of your high school transcript to W223 Bennett Centre prior to the deadline.
UnspecifiedDiversity & IdentityTBA
Westview Scholarship for Education
Description: Three scholarships are to be awarded annually to students who are graduates of schools participating in the York University Westview Partnership which currently includes Westview Centennial Secondary School, Emery Collegiate Institute and C.W. Jeffrey’s Collegiate Institute. Recipients will be pursuing their Bachelor of Education degree at York University's Faculty of Education. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need. Scholarships will be decided based on academic merit. Recipients can qualify for this scholarship in more than one year.



Application: To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/ and review Fall/Winter Undergraduate Bursaries and Awards Program information available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/
$5 000Merit BasedTBA
Randal Dooley Memorial Entrance Bursary
Description: The Randal Dooley Memorial Entrance Bursary will be offered to a secondary school student entering the first year of a Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies program from a high school in the Jane and Finch Corridor. The successful applicant must meet the minimum admission requirements and demonstrate community involvement in the Jane-Finch community. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person and a resident of Ontario who demonstrates financial need.



Application: To apply, submit the Student Financial Profile available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp/. For additional information go to http://www.yorku.ca/laps/students/awards.html
$2 475Community InvolvementTBA
The Chancellor Bennett Entrance Award for the Westview Partnership
Description: This award is available to high-school students attending one of the following schools: Westview Centennial Secondary School; C.W. Jeffrey’s Collegiate Institute; Emery Collegiate Institute; James Cardinal McGuigan; North Albion Collegiate.



You must be entering a first-year program at York University with an admission average of 75% and have contributed to student life in your high school or community. You must also be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, and resident of Ontario who demonstrates financial need.



This award is renewed on the basis of continued high academic standing (minimum grade point average of 6.0) and participation in mentoring programs offered in local community schools that support and encourage younger students to persist in their current studies and pursue postsecondary education.



Application: Select this award from the list and complete the following sections:

Extracurricular activities

Community services

Personal statement



To access the application, please visit: https://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/award-search?awardID=3471
$20 000 ($5 000 x 4)Merit BasedTBA
Malcolm Streete Bursary
Description: An award will be given to a student entering the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies from Oakwood Collegiate high school or a high school in the Jane-Finch or Regent Park communities. To be eligible, a student must enrol in at least 24 credits, demonstrate financial need, have been involved in their community and declare an interest in studying in the social sciences (including anthropology, economics, human geography, political science or sociology). Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students of African or Caribbean Heritage.



Application: To apply, submit the Student Financial Profile available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp/. For additional information go to http://www.yorku.ca/laps/students/awards.html
$1 300Community InvolvementTBA
Dr. Ferdinand and Mrs. Emelda Thomas Entrance Award
Description: This award will be granted to a student who is a graduate of a school that has participated in the York University Westview Partnership (Westview Centennial Secondary School, C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute, Emery Collegiate Institute, James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School and North Albion Collegiate Institute).



To be considered, applicants must fulfill the following criteria: i) be first generation Canadian (i.e., parents born in a country other than Canada); ii) be entering a direct-entry undergraduate program with a minimum admission average of 75% (or equivalent); and iii) have made contributions to student life by volunteering in their high school or community. The recipient must also be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, as well as a resident of Ontario, and demonstrate financial need.



Application: Applicants must also include a personal statement on the application confirming that they are a first generation Canadian and outlining their volunteer contribution(s) to student and/or community life. Access the application at: http://www.electronicinfo.ca/scholarships/3575
$1 125Community InvolvementTBA
York University Faculty Association ACE Bursary
Description: These awards will be offered to secondary school students entering the first year of a direct-entry program at York University from a high school in the Jane and Finch community. Preference will be given to students who have completed the York/Westview Partnership Advance Credit Experience. Applicants will be selected based on their performance in the ACE course, demonstrated leadership in the ACE program and their COOP placement evaluation. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need. Recipients are limited to a maximum of $10,000 in entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries (including the value of this award).



Application: Applicants will be required to complete the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/web/futurestudents/scholarships/SFP.html
$1 000-$5 000Merit BasedTBA
Chantel Dunn Memorial Award
Description: This award will be given to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies who demonstrates leadership in making a difference in African-Canadian communities. The recipient of this award must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and must demonstrate financial need. This award is in memory of Chantel Dunn, a second-year student who was a driven individual, striving for excellence in her studies with dreams to pursue a career in law. Chantel was fatally wounded on February 7, 2006, a victim of gun violence.



Application: Applicants must submit a student financial profile available at www.yorku.ca/osfs/bursaries.shtml. Students with disabilities have the option of submitting a paper application. Paper copies of the application are available at any of the disabilities service providers on campus. Interested applicants must submit a written statement outlining their involvement as a leader in the African Canadian community and a letter of reference to the Office of the Associate Dean, N926 Ross.
$1 000Community InvolvementTBA
Diana Massiah Caribbean Canadian Scholarship
Description: The Diana Massiah Caribbean Canadian Scholarship was created to support full time undergraduate and graduate students at York University. To be eligible students must demonstrate academic excellence and have financial need. Recipients must have a clear and compelling passion for and a history with the Caribbean community or the Caribbean-Canadian community. The scholarship is renewable so that a recipient may continue to receive the award annually for their studies as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.



Application: Applications are to be submitted to the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). Please contact CERLAC for more information.



Contact:

Centre or Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC)

8th Floor Kaneff Tower

Phone: 416-736-5237

Email: cerlac@yorku.ca
UnspecifiedCommunity Involvement
Merit Based
TBA

University of Toronto

Title ValueTypeApplication Deadline
Humanities Excellence Admissions Scholarship
Description: To be awarded to students on admission on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated interest in and commitment to study in Humanities at the University of Toronto. Students must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.



Application: Recipients must be/have:

Canadian citizens or permanent residents

Entering any first-entry Humanities program

A Minimum admission average of 92%



For more information, visit: http://www.future.utoronto.ca/content/humanities-excellence-admission-scholarship
$7 500Merit BasedTBA
President's Scholars of Excellence Program
Description: Approximately 50 of the most highly qualified students applying to first year of direct entry, undergraduate studies, will be distinguished as President’s Scholars of Excellence. Outstanding students are considered automatically for these scholarships.



Application: Recipients will receive a $10,000 entrance scholarship in their first year of studies; guaranteed access to part-time, meaningful, on-campus employment during second year; and guaranteed access to an international learning opportunity during their U of T experience. Additional features may be offered by the admitting Faculty; these will be communicated explicitly in the letter of admission.
$10 000Merit BasedTBA
Admission Awards
Description: Awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence.



Application: Students are automatically considered upon admission.
$500-$5 000Merit BasedAutomatically considered
National Scholarship Program
Description: The National Scholarship covers tuition, incidental and residence fees for up to four years of study. Finalists not designated as National Scholars receive Arbor Scholarships at a value of $7,500 in the first year and $1,500 per year for three additional years of undergraduate study. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.



Application: Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award. A student who is:

an original and creative thinker committed to school and community

a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits

enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration

a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person currently in your final year of Canadian secondary school or first-year CEGEP intending to begin university the following academic year

a National Book Award nominee or self-identify as meeting the criteria above

For more information visit: http://future.utoronto.ca/national-scholarship/.  
Tuition, incidental, and residence full coverageMerit Based
Community Involvement
TBA
University of Toronto Scholars Program
Description: The University of Toronto Scholars Program provides recognition to the University’s outstanding students, at admission and on an ongoing basis. There are approximately 700 admission awards which have a value of $7,500. In some cases, a U of T Scholars award is tenable in conjunction with other admission awards that students may receive from their college/faculty. Outstanding domestic and international secondary school students are considered automatically for these awards on the basis of their average at the time of admission (applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution are not eligible for U of T Scholars consideration). Payment of the award is conditional on full-time registration at the University in the fall of the year the award is granted.



Application: No application necessary; outstanding students are considered automatically for these scholarships. For more information, visit: http://future.utoronto.ca/content/university-toronto-scholars-program
$7 500Merit BasedAutomatically considered

Ryerson University

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
Guaranteed and Renewable Scholarships (80-85.99%)
Description: Students attending a Canadian secondary school with final averages of 80% and higher, who meet the terms and conditions for scholarship, are guaranteed a renewable entrance scholarship according to the following values.



Application: To be eligible for consideration, students must:

Be currently enrolled full-time in a Canadian secondary school (minimum of three Ontario grade 12 U/M courses or Canadian provincial equivalent within the 2021–2022 regular school year.

Have been continuously enrolled full-time (no gaps in full-time attendance prior to the 2021–2022 regular school year)

Be enrolling in a postsecondary institution for the first time; and

Have submitted the correct and complete application for admission to the program for which the scholarship is being granted by September 1, 2022.
$500 (renewable with a CGPA range of 3.67-3.84)Merit BasedAutomatically considered
President's Entrance Scholarships
Description: The President's Entrance Scholarship is awarded to secondary school graduates who demonstrate academic accomplishment, leadership qualities, original thought and creative ability. A minimum 90% final admission average is required for consideration. An applicant's average is calculated with their best six Grade 12 U/M courses, or their home country's equivalent.



Application: This application will ask that you include the following:

An essay or project summary: this may be a piece of creative writing, or a summary of any creative project which you may have undertaken. It must reflect your capacity for original thought and creative ability (max 500 words).

Two (2) letters of reference:

academic reference letter that confirms your scholastic abilities. This reference may also speak to your leadership/creative endeavours.

reference letter should address your leadership/creative endeavours. It should not verify academic achievement.

Your leadership activities: you will indicate the leadership activities/positions that you have been involved in during your final two years in secondary school.





For more information, please visit: https://www.ryerson.ca/admissions/scholarships-awards/
$40 000 ($10 000 per year), + guaranteed space in first-year residenceMerit BasedTBA

University of Waterloo

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
President's Scholarship of Distinction
Description: Open to students admitted to full-time first-year degree studies at Waterloo and who are beginning post-secondary studies for the first time in September. Early May admission average of 95%+



Application: No application is required. You must accept your Offer of Admission by the date specified on the offer to remain eligible for these scholarships.
$2 000Merit BasedAutomatically considered
Merit Scholarship
Description: To recognize your outstanding academic achievement, you will be awarded one of the following scholarships if:

You are admitted to a full-time, first-year degree program

You are beginning university or college for the first time in September, and

Your early May admission average is 85% or more



Application: No application is required. You must accept your Offer of Admission by the date specified on the offer to remain eligible for these scholarships.
$1 000Merit BasedAutomatically considered
Faculty of Arts Entrance Scholarships (various)
Description: The Faculty of Arts offers several entrance scholarships funded by the Senate Scholarship Fund. These scholarships, valued at $1,000, are awarded based on secondary school performance.



Application: No application is necessary.
$1 000 and $3 000Merit BasedAutomatically considered

Wilfrid Laurier University

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
Arthur Stephen Memorial Scholarship
Description: Eligible applicants are full-time undergraduate students entering year 1 of any program at the university, directly from secondary school, who have a minimum final admission average of 85% (or equivalent). Eligible candidates must demonstrate a high commitment to athletic activities during secondary school (in school or in the wider community).



Application: Laurier uses student profiles to help you apply for competitive scholarships, awards and bursaries. There are up to 3 profiles to complete once you are an incoming student. Awards are granted based on interests, involvement, financial need, academic achievement and more.
$1 000Merit Based
Community Involvement
TBA
Chancellor's Scholarship Fund
Description: Available to full-time undergraduate students entering year 1 studies directly from a Canadian high school; must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (minimum A or 85 percent average required in your best 6 Grade 12 U and/or Grade 12 M courses (or Ontario Academic Credits (OACs) or equivalent). Significant involvement in extracurricular activities or volunteer work outside of the classroom.



Application: This is an endowed scholarship; granted to 2 students annually. Laurier uses student profiles to help you apply for competitive scholarships, awards and bursaries. There are up to 3 profiles to complete once you are an incoming student. Awards are granted based on interests, involvement, financial need, academic achievement and more.
Up to $3 000Merit BasedTBA

McMaster University

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
Marjorie Anderson Entrance Academic Grant for Indigenous Students
Description: Self-identify as Inuit, or as Status/Non-status First Nations from the Six Nations of the Grand River or the Mississaugas of the New Credit. For students entering a Level I degree program at McMaster.



Application: Application includes: Essay describing the influence that your Indigenous heritage has on your volunteer activities, leadership opportunities, university program choice, career path, or other community involvement that is important to you (1 – 2 pages). Reference letter from a non-family member.

Deadline: April 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (ET)



For more details, visit https://registrar.mcmaster.ca/aid-awards-for-indigenous-students/#tab-10
$80 000 ($20 000 per year)Community Involvement
Diversity & Identity
April 1, 2022 @ 11:59pm
Caribbean Alumni Entrance Scholarship
Description: Awarded to a visa student from a Caribbean nation belonging to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), entering Level I of any program with the highest admission average.



Application: These are awarded automatically with admission to the university. For more information, visit https://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/content.php?catoid=44&navoid=9064#international-student-entrance-awards
$1 800Community Involvement
Diversity & Identity
TBA

OCAD University

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards
for the 2019/20 academic year will be automatically considered for entrance scholarships and awards ranging from $500 - $5000 each. Entrance scholarships are given based on academic merit as demonstrated by high school average as well as admission portfolio/assignment submissions. Scholarship and award winners will be notified by the Admissions office, following their offer of admission.



Application: No Application is required.
$500-$5 000Merit BasedAutomatically considered
OCAD U Bursary
Description: All students who are registered in a degree program at the University for the 22-23 sessions are eligible to apply for a bursary through this program. Priority will be given to eligible OSAP students as per OCAD University's commitment to the Ontario government's Student Access Guarantee. International students may also apply. 



Application: Students can access AwardSpring through the myocadu.ca portal on the top menu. Check out our video on how to apply: https://www.facebook.com/finaidocad/posts/399270954319526

For more information, visit https://www.ocadu.ca/services/financial-matters/bursaries
$500-$5 000Merit BasedTBA

University of Guelph

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
President's Scholarship
Description: Students entering a degree program with a minimum 90% admission average who have made significant leadership and innovative contributions to their schools and/or communities and demonstrate the potential to become a leader in society.



Eligibility:

Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;

Are entering the first semester of any degree program at the University of Guelph;

Have not previously attended a post-secondary institution;

Have at least a 90% admission average;

Have made significant leadership contributions to your school and/or community.



Application: students can access President’s scholarship here https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/studentfinance/apps/awards?app=awards&page=index&id=e0238

Deadline: January 25, 2022
$42 000Merit BasedJanuary 25, 2022

Trent University

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
Prestigious Scholarship
Description: Any Canadian student entering their first year at Trent with a final admission average of 80% or higher may apply for a Trent University Prestigious scholarship. To qualify for a scholarship, students must be enrolled in a full-time, degree seeking program. The prestigious scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study provided the student maintains a minimum 80% average in 5.0 Trent University credits during the previous academic year.





Application: students can access pre-scholarship here https://www.trentu.ca/studentfinances/scholarships-awards-bursaries/prestigious-scholarships
$5 000Merit BasedApril 1, 2022

College-Specific Scholarships

Seneca College

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
Marie Labatte Award
Description: Awarded to a female student who is enrolled full-time in any diploma or advanced diploma program within the Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences and plans to pursue a degree program at Seneca in the subsequent academic year. The recipient will have a minimum GPA of 3.6 (80%) and demonstrated volunteer leadership in the community or at Seneca. Strong consideration is given to a candidate who is interested in pursuing a career in government, health, education or social service. Previous recipients are eligible to apply if she continues to meet the award criteria.



Application: Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents and have demonstrated financial need. The award amount will be applied to the recipient’s account in the following September.
$5 700Community InvolvementTBA
Chawkers Foundation Bursary
Description: Awards to assist financially needy students registered in any diploma or certificate program.



Application: Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents and have demonstrated financial need.
$500NATBA
SABE Scholarship
Description: Awarded to students who are members of the Seneca West Indian African Association (SWIAA) and/or enrolled in the College Opportunities program and have demonstrated financial need.



Application: Selection is based on academic achievement (G.P.A. of 3.0 or above), leadership skills and community involvement.
$400Community InvolvementTBA
Ejaz Meghji Memorial Bursary
Description: Established by the family and friends of a former Seneca student. Awarded to assist deserving students who are enrolled full-time in any Social Service Worker program.



Application: Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and Ontario residents with demonstrated financial need. Selection will be made by faculty members based on academic achievement (min GPA of 2.5), leadership skills and involvement in student life.
$1 300Merit BasedTBA
Seneca College Alumni Association Bursaries
Description: Awarded to assist students enrolled full-time in any program, who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and have demonstrated financial need.



Application: Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents and have demonstrated financial need.
$500Merit BasedTBA
Vivienne Poy Fashion Arts Entrance Scholarship
Description: Awarded to a student entering the Fashion Arts program on a full-time basis who is coming directly from a Canadian high school.



Application: The recipient should have strong academic standing and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is renewable annually, provided the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0, continues to demonstrate financial need and is enrolled full-time. This scholarship was established by The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, a distinguished Seneca graduate.
UnspecifiedMerit BasedTBA
Seneca College Alumni Association Entrance Awards
Description: Awarded to first-year full-time students enrolled in any program. Selection is based on high academic achievement. Additional consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated commitment to volunteerism and community service.



Application: Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents and have demonstrated financial need.
$500Merit Based
Community Involvement
TBA
Stephen E. Quinlan Next Generation Bursary
Description: Awarded to the child of a Seneca College Alumni Association member who is pursuing a full-time diploma or post-diploma program, who has a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0; and has demonstrated financial need.



Application: Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents and have demonstrated financial need.
$1 000Diversity & IdentityTBA
Seneca College Board of Governors' Entrance Scholarships
Description: Awarded to students entering Seneca College directly from high school based on high academic standing in their final year. Emphasis is placed on the academic courses English, Mathematics and Sciences at the Grade 12 level.



Application: Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents and have demonstrated financial need.
$1 500Merit BasedTBA

George Brown College

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
Anne Sado Award for Women in Business Scholarship
Description: Donna Harris has donated funds for the establishment of Anne Sado Award for Women in Business Scholarship.



Application: The award is available to all female students in any Business program in any year of study. *Preference will be given to first generation women. The following criteria must be met by the applicant: Student must display financial need.
UnspecifiedDiversity & IdentityTBA
AU Grit and Determination Award
Description: The School of Work and College Preparation staff has donated funds for the establishment of the AU Grit and Determination Award. The award is available to domestic students in the A738: Anglo (Hearing) and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Academic Upgrading (ASL) program in their 1st year of study.



Application: The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

Student must submit an essay about grit and determination in English or ASL describing how they are able to accomplish their academic achievements despite the obstacles in their life.
UnspecifiedDiversity & Identity
Merit Based
TBA
BMO Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Academic Achievement Award
Description: BMO Financial Group has donated funds for the establishment of the BMO Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Academic Achievement Award. The award is available to domestic students in the A107 Transitions to Post-Secondary Education program in their third semester of study.



Application: The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

Minimum of 3.0 GPA.

The student must demonstrate self-motivation, passion about learning and higher-than-average achievement within the program.
UnspecifiedMerit BasedTBA
BMO Transition to Post-Secondary Education Community Involvement Award
Description: BMO Financial Group has donated funds for the establishment of the BMO Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Community Involvement Award. The award is available to domestic students in the A107 Transitions to Post-Secondary Education program in any year of study.



Application: The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

Minimum of 3.0 GPA.

The student must be actively involved in the Community (college and/or external).

Student must exhibit diligence and interest in future study.
UnspecifiedMerit BasedTBA
Naranjan Singh Award
Description: The Naranjan Singh Award is available to domestic students in the R101 and R104 program in their first year of study, with the highest GPA.



Application: Minimum GPA of 3.5. To be considered for award students must be enrolled full-time in a program from the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies and can apply by selecting Divisional Winter Awards in the Student Profile application through STU-VIEW during the award application window.
UnspecifiedMerit BasedTBA

Centennial College

TitleValueTypeApplication Deadline
Centennial College Alumni Association Entrance Scholarship for Sole Support Parents
Description: Awarded to a sole support-parent currently enrolled in the first year of a Ministry approved post-secondary program.



Application: Students must be the primary caregiver of at least one dependent child (17 years or younger). Applicants must submit an online outline and a copy of their Canada Child Care Benefit Statement, or their Child's/Children's Birth Certificate(s).
$1 000Diversity & IdentityTBA
Centennial Pride Scholarship
Description: Awarded to a full-time student currently enrolled in the first year of a Ministry approved post-secondary program. Students must have indicated that they are a part of the LGBTTQ+ Community.



Application: Applicants must submit an online outline describing how their experience at Centennial will benefit the LGBTTQ+ rights or community.
$1 000Diversity & Identity
Community Involvement
TBA
Centennial College Alumni Association Full Tuition Entrance Scholarship
Description: Awarded to a Centennial student currently enrolled in the first year of a Ministry approved post-secondary program. This scholarship was designed to recognize and support academic and personal excellence. This award will cover the student's tuition fees up to $5,000 for the academic year.



Application: Applicants must submit an online outline and two letters of references outlining their achievements and/or contributions to their community.
Up to $5 000Merit BasedTBA