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.
StudentScholarships.org offers a variety of scholarships to post-secondary students. For more information, visit the studentscholarships.org website. Deadlines vary.
The Cansbridge Fellowship is available to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a Canadian university who are available to work in Asia for a minimum of 10 weeks. For more information on the application process, visit the Cansbridge Fellowship website. The deadline to apply is November 6, 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Flight Network Scholarship
Flight Network offers a $1000 scholarship to a Canadian or American student, or a student holding a valid student visa attending a Canadian or American post-secondary institution. For more information visit the Flight Network website. The deadline to apply is December 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.
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.
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.
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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