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 offers bursaries, scholarships and awards to help remove barriers by providing financial support to First Nation, Inuit and Metis post-secondary students. 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.

Source Data Products Scholarship

Source Data offers a $500 bi-annual scholarship for college or university students. Applicants are invited to submit an essay on one of the provided topics. For more information, visit the Source Data website. The deadline to apply is February 15 and July 15.

Shear Comfort Automotive scholarship

Shear Comfort offers a $1500 scholarship to a student enrolled in an engineering program related to the development of vehicles (mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, production, electrical, etc.), automotive technology, or similar program related to the automotive industry. For more information, visit the Shear Comfort website. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2016.

Joubin/Selig Scholarship Fund

The Toronto Foundation offers a scholarship competition among qualifying undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities in Ontario in order to provide financial assistance to students with permanent physical (mobility) disabilities. For more information, visit the Toronto Foundation website. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2016.

Live Out There Scholarship

Live Out There offers a $2000 scholarship to support any undergraduate student who is passionate about the outdoors by submitting a 600 word essay on why their province is the best place to Live Out There. For more information, visit the Live Out There website.  The deadline to apply is May 31, 2016.

Vaccaro Family Scholarship

Together with the Vaccaro Family, Canadian Jewellery Expos offers a $3000 scholarship through a design competition set to showcase the newest and brightest students and design programs in the Canadian jewellery industry.  For more information, visit the CJ Expos website.  The deadline to apply is May 31, 2016.

James Pon Memorial Award

The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC) would like to encourage a deeper understanding of Chinese Canadian history by offering a cash award to the top three essays received annually for this scholarship contest. For more information, visit the FCCRWC website. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2016.

Digital Marketing Scholarship

Marketing Results offers a $2000 scholarship to full and part-time students currently enrolled at an educational assistance.  Applicants are asked to write a 700-800 word essay that responds to the question "How will the Internet and digital media influence the way we shop in 2025?".  For more information, visit the Marketing Results website.  The deadline to apply is October 31, 2016.

2016 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

SeniorAdvisor.com offers a $2000 scholarship to three students enrolled in university for the 2016/17 academic year.  For more information, visit the Senior Advisor website.  The deadline to apply is December 31, 2016.

James Lee Foundation Scholarship

The James Lee Foundation Scholarship is open to emerging non-professional creative talent from across Canada looking to enter the advertising industry. A scholarship of up to $5,000 is awarded on the basis of the portfolio that demonstrates the most original thinking and dedication to craft. For more information and the application, visit the James Lee Foundation website. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2015.

Matinee Voice-over Scholarship

Matinee Multilingual understands the difficulties students experience at this time in their lives, with multiple expenses and would like to make life easier for one recipient by offering a $1,000 scholarship. For more information visit the Matinee Voice-over website. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2016.


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