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.
External Award Information for Students with Disabilities
See Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons
Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada — Scholarship Opportunity
The goals of the foundation include promoting the understanding and awareness of the contribution to Canada by the Chinese Railroad Workers who participated in the construction of the first transcontinental railway (the CPR) that united Canada geographically and politically; promoting the awareness of the government's legislation of unjust Immigration Acts against the Chinese pioneers and their families; establishing scholarships; and sponsoring other Canadian charitable organizations to promote Chinese Canadian History. First Prize $500, Second Prize $300 and Third Prize $200. To enter, submit an essay (500-1000 words) about the history of the Chinese people in Canada and their contributions to the construction of the railroad and to this country. Submissions should be sent as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format by email to email@example.com. Include your full name, email contact information, name of school and program. The deadline to submit essays is May 31, 2013.
Out on Bay Street Scholarship
Out On Bay Street is committed to recognizing excellence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Ally (LGBTQA) student community across Canada as an opportunity to help students excel in their career. To support this commitment, Out On Bay Street has introduced a new series of Scholarship Awards.The scholarship program will provide two post-secondary student recipients with a financial award ($2500 per award) to help defray the costs of higher education. Recipients will be highlighted at a Scholarship Awards Ball on September 21, 2013. They will also receive complimentary access to our Leaders To Be Proud Of Awards Reception and Annual Conference, slated for September 19-21 in Toronto (Note: The organization will also cover travel and accommodation expenses for any scholarship recipients chosen from outside of the Greater Toronto Area). Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2013 via the Out On Bay Street Student Portal at www.outonbayst.org/portal.
Silver Cross Ability Achievement Scholarship
Silver Cross is a leading supplier and distributor of home accessibility products, including wheelchair lifts, stair lifts, residential elevators, and other mobility products. SILVER CROSS understands the unique needs of wheelchair users in an academic environment and we're willing to help them any way we can. We are proud to introduce the Silver Cross Ability Achievement Scholarship. The SILVER CROSS Scholarship is offered to full time college and university students who use either a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter while attending classes. One applicant each from the United States and Canada will be selected to receive the $3,000.00 scholarship award. Our goal with this award is to contribute towards the future of a wheelchair user by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books. Students can apply online at the Silver Cross website. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2013.
Community Achievement Awards
These awards occur twice a year and recognize exceptional student leaders in the fields of Art, Media, Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship. Students can nominate themselves or another outstanding student for national recognition and a $1000 scholarship package. For more information and the application, visit the Campus Perks website. Nominations are open until March 1, 2013.
2013 Youth Civic Leadership Awards
The Rotary Club of Toronto offers scholarships to youth in the GTA who show leadership in many ways across all sectors of our society. For more information, visit the Rotary Club of Toronto website. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2013.
NEWH ICON Scholarship of Industry
NEWH offers scholarships for students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry. Applicants must complete half of the requirements for their degree, demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have a career objective in the Hospitality Industry. For more information and the application, visit the NEWH website. The deadline to apply is June 28, 2013.
Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Scholarships
The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario offers a number of scholarships designed to raise awareness and combat the stigma associated with schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. The SSO offers scholarships for individuals living with schizophrenia or another psychotic illness, or individuals who suport and care to a parent living with schizophrenia or another psychotic illness, as well as other streams. For more information, visit the SSO's website. The deadline to apply is May 6, 2013.
Krill Oil Scholarship
Everest Nutrition Krill Oil will be giving $1000 to two students, pursuing further education beyond a high school level, as part of the Krill Oil Educate your Heart Program. Applicants are asked to submit a written essay about heart health. For more information, and details of the written essay, visit the Krill Oil Scholarship webpage. The deadline to apply is July 5, 2013.
Wrought Iron Art Scholarship
Art Metal Workshop Inc. offers two scholarships valued at $1000 to students pursuing further education in college, university, trade or technical school within the United States or Canada. For more information on how to apply, visit the Art Metal Workshop Inc. website. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2013.
Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship
The scholarship, worth $5,000, will contribute to the advancement of new ideas and new ways of thinking when it comes to protecting the environment by supporting students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership and the environment. It will be awarded to two Canadian students who are currently in their second or third year of an undergraduate program, who best combine academic achievement and public environmental services. For more information, visit the Delphi website. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2012.
Lexus Design Awards
The Lexus Design Award is aimed to provide an opportunity for young innovators to work with a world-famous designer as a mentor to create prototypes of their designs. Targeting entries from those 30 years old or younger, through inniative, Lexus hopes to contribute to nurturing and supporting youthful creators. The theme of the Lexus Design Award 2012 is motion — a word and concept directly connected to people's everyday lives. Under this theme, Lexus welcomes innovators and calls for work that displays a deep understanding of Lexus design, uniquely interpret concepts and provide original perspectives on and solutions to various issues of daily life. Lexus welcomes designers from all fields, such as architecture, product design and fashion. For more information, visit the designboom website. The application period runs from October 31 through December 31.
Women's Opportunity Awards
This monetary award assists women to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocation/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. For more information and the application, visit the Soroptimist Foundation website. The deadline to apply is December 15.
Established in 2007 to honour the creative legacy and spirit of the late James Lee, the JLF 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 will be awarded on the basis of the portfolio that demonstrates the most original thinking and craftsmanship according to a judging panel made up of a representative from each of the active founding member agencies and James Lee's family. Fittingly, all fields relating to the advertising industry will be considered for the award including writers, art directors, film makers, recording artists, illustrators, photographers and digital artists. Portfolio submissions will be accepted online from August 1 through September 15, 2012. For complete information on the James Lee Foundation Scholarship and how to enter, please visit the James Lee Foundation website at http://jamesleefoundation.com/.
CPAC Scholarships, Awards and Bursararies
The Education Foundation of the Chinese Professional Association of Canada (CPAC) offers a variety of scholarships, awards and bursaries to Canadian citizens and immigrants of all ethnic backgrounds. For information and the application, visit the the CPAC website. The deadline to apply is October 5, 2012.
Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities
To encourage Canadian students with permanent disabilities to pursue university studies with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first undergraduate degree. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have lived in Canada a minimum of two years and be diagnosed with a permanent disability which is documented and is the primary disability for which they are applying. For more information and the application, visit the AUCC website. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2012.
3M National Fellowships
The 3M National Student Fellowships will honour up to ten full-time, college and undergraduate university students who have demonstrated qualities of outstanding leadership and who embrace a vision where the quality of their educational experience can be enhanced in academia and beyond. The award is valued at $5000. For more information on how to apply, visit the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The deadline to apply is January 13, 2013.
Proyecto Vision List of Scholarships Programs for Students with Disabilities
Proyecto Vision lists 26 different scholarships for students with disabilities, including scholarships for blind students, students with learning disabilities, students with hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, asthma, autism, dwarfism, mobility impairments and many other types of disability. Visit Proyecto Vision for more information. Deadlines vary.
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