External scholarships and awards

Governor General’s Academic Medals

The Governor General’s Academic Medals are awarded annually to a graduate student and an undergraduate student who achieve the highest academic standing upon graduation from a master's degree program (Gold Medal) and a bachelor's degree program (Silver Medal). The medals are awarded at the spring graduation ceremony on behalf, and in the name of, the governor general. No application is required.

Financial assistance for indigenous post-secondary students

Indspire disburses bursaries and scholarships through its Building Brighter Futures program to Indigenous students who are enrolled in post-secondary programs.  Since 1985, Indspire has disbursed bursaries and scholarships to First Nation, Inuit, and Metis post-secondary students.  It is the largest funder for Indigenous education outside of the federal government. For more information, visit the Indspire website. Deadlines vary.

Student scholarships

StudentScholarships.org offers a variety of scholarships to post-secondary students. For more information, visit the studentscholarships.org website. Deadlines vary.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors 123 offers a $500 Innovation Scholarship each month to high school and college/university students who showcase their creativity in a new exciting way to make a positive impact - whether it's setting a world record to raise money for cancer research or becoming an activist for a worthy cause.  For more information and the application, visit the LA Tutors 123 website. All submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. PST on the 20th of each month.

Richard West Law Office Scholarship

The Richard West Law Office offers a scholarship to college and university students bi-annually for $500.  For more information visit the Richard West Law Office website.  The deadline to apply is May 1 and November 1 each year.

SeniorsZen.com Scholarship

SeniorsZen offers a scholarship each year to Canadian students to help them in pursing their educational goals.  As a strong supporter of Intergeneration Equality, SeniorsZen believes this initiative will increase the connection between youth and senior citizens.  For more information, visit the SeniorsZen website.  The deadline to apply is January 31, 2017.

Pet Care Paul bi-Annual Scholarship

Pet Care Paul is a blog dedicated to pet lovers. In a bid to promote education, they've recently launched a bi-annual scholarship program for students.  For more information, visit the Pet Care Paul website. The deadline to apply is February 20. 2017.

Advertising Standards of Canada's Robert E. Oliver Award

The ASC awards an annual $1500 scholarship to one post-secondary student who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, enrolled in a full-time undergraduate Advertising and/or Marketing program and is committed to pursuing a career in advertising or marketing in Canada.  For more information, visit the Advertising Standards Canada website.  The deadline to apply is February 27, 2017.

CGTrader Scholarship

CGTrader offers a $1000 scholarship for post-secondary students who write and submit an original essay on the topic "The future of virtual reality: on the footsteps of changing the world or on the brink of failure?".  For more information, visit the CG Trader website.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.

Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship

The Gaulin Foundation offers a national scholarship that promotes the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.  For more information, visit the Gaulin Foundation website. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.

Emily Woodward Scholarship

Real Money Ltd. believes that giving back to the community is something every responsible organisation should invest in.  They have established an annual scholarship of $2000, aimed at supporting the education of one bright young mind.  For more information, visit the RealMoney.co.uk website. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2017.

Dazzling Watch Scholarship

Dazzling Watch offers a $1500 scholarship to a student in high school, college or university.  Students must submit a written essay as part of the application.  For more information visit the Dazzling Watch website.  The deadline to apply is September 9, 2017.

Protechlists Scholarship

Protechlists offers a scholarship to students in post-secondary studies with the submission of a written article on any technological gadget or any topic on IT of your choice..  For more information, visit the Protechlists website.  The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.

Outdoor Hobbyist Scholarship

Outdoor Hobbyist offers a $1000 annual scholarship for students who possess the same passion as they have about outdoor hobbies.  For more information, visit the Outdoor Hobbyist website. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2017.

Online Resume Builders Annual Scholarship

Online Resume Builders offers an annual scholarship designed to help students realize the importants of building a strong resume. For more information, visit the Online Resume Builders website. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.


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