February 2020

Masonic Higher Education Bursary

Website

Deadline:  February 1, 2020

Criteria

Financial need and scholastic ability. Going into a program no less than 2 yrs in length within AB. Interview and ‘proof of family income’ required.

30 ($5000) across AB.

2 ($7000) across AB entering Pharmacy or Medicine. 

Click the Apply tab.

Kin Canada Bursaries – Hal Rogers Endowment Fund

Website

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Criteria

Successful applicants are chosen based on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need.

56 (in 2019/20) $1000 bursaries

Submit to the Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin club closest to where you live (see online list).

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Website

Deadline: February 1, 2020 midnight

Criteria

Up to $28,000. 

Involvement in voluntary humanitarian work that is not compensated for. Good academic standing. 

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants entering degree or diploma program in Canada. 

3 references and transcript will be required.

Optimist Essay Contest

Website  Click under Who We Are / Scholarship Contests

Deadline: February (Check your local district club's deadline) programs@optimist.org

Criteria

Essay Contest: Must write an essay of 700 to 800 words on the required topic. $2500

Club deadline to submit to district is usually before March.

Oratorical contest: 4-5 minute speech on a required topic. $2500

Club deadline to submit to district: May 15, 2020

*Check with local club well before the due dates listed,

*You must submit to your local Optimist Club

Western University – National Scholarship program

Website

*Must have applied to Western main campus using OUAC application system - the Registration OUAC # is needed (advise to complete early)

National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance (90% average plus) to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning, National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate's commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life. There are numerous scholarships available valued up to $65,000. 

Deadline: A copy of your online application is due to your HWW counsellor February 10, 2020. 

Criteria

Must be nominated.

Save all essays and service/involvement lists for future applications!

Your counsellor's email address is submitted in the Nomination section. A second staff email address is given for your reference letter in the Assessor section.

The scholarship committee will nominate 4 candidates.

You will be notified by the school nomination deadline of February 14 if you are one of the nominees!

University of Waterloo – Faculty of Math Olympiad, National and Global

Website

Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Other automatic entrance awards and bursaries available with later deadlines.)

Criteria

$25,000 or more based on marks and Math contest results.

See your Math teacher re: Math contests in Grade 11 and 12.

Must write the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest and/or Euclid Mathematics Contest during your grade 12 year to be eligible for Math faculty entrance scholarships.

Must complete your admission application and get your AIF (Admission Info Form). The AIF is scored and used for admission and scholarship decisions.

Some general entrance scholarships are based on admission average alone/no application required.

McGill University Entrance Scholarships

Website

Deadline: February 7, 2020 (Must apply to McGill first)

Criteria

$3000-$12000, many renewable, awarded on the basis of academic achievement and outstanding leadership in school or community activities.

Apply to McGill. Get your PIN to log in to Minerva. Go to the Major Entrance Scholarship link.

McMaster University - Entrance Scholarships, Engineering

Website

Deadline: February 14, 2020 (Application for admission submitted prior to this date.)

Criteria

McMaster entrance scholarships are automatic based on grades, however Faculty specific scholarships require an application. In Engineering, ONE application is required to be considered for all entrance awards.

Canadian Association of Principals Student Leadership Award

Website

Deadline: To be nominated please see your counsellor by February 20, 2020 with the 1 page chart (see criteria below). If you are the nominee you will be notified by February 24 so that you can complete the application and have it postmarked by March 1.

Criteria

Each High School is eligible for 1 nomination. There are 12 awards, 1 per province/territory ($250). Must be a student leader in school & community, academic achievement in top 20% of your graduating class. If seeking nomination submit a 1 page chart to your counsellor by Feb 20th explaining how you meet the above criteria. (point form is fine, we will print your transcript to go along with the chart)

Burns Memorial Fund:  Senator Patrick Burns Legacy Scholarship

Website

*Applications available in the school Student Services Office or Online link above.

Deadline: February 25, 2020 - application due to your counsellor if you wish to be recommended.

Criteria

$2500. For students applying to post-secondary with financial need. If living at home the most recent ‘Notice of Assessment’ is required; if living independently supply documents indicating monthly income. Transcript. Extracurricular/volunteer work recommended. To apply, applicants must submit a completed application form to their counsellor; counsellor will complete a recommendation form and fax in.

Cadillac Fairview Youth of Distinction Awards

Website

Contact: yoda@youthcentral.com

Deadline: February 2020 (see online for exact date)

Criteria

Students can be nominated for the following:

 Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Environmental, Leadership, Peer Support, Perseverance, Sportsmanship, and Volunteerism. Applicants must be Age 12-18.

 This is not monetary award/ recognition only! Students should ask an adult who knows them well to complete the online nomination form.(ie, teacher, coach, group leader).

Honoring Spirit: Indigenous Student Award

Website

Deadline: See Mr. Gough by end of February

Criteria

Must be of First Nations, Metis or Inuit heritage, who demonstrates leadership and inspires others.      

See Mr. Gough or Ms. Renaud for further instructions.

RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Website

Deadline: February 28, 2020 11:59pm EST

Criteria

RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for Aboriginal students. Student must have applied for post-secondary and requires financial assistance.

10 awards valued up to $4,000 available per year for two to four years.  

Two categories: students majoring in financial services and those not majoring in financial service industry. Selection based on personal and academic achievement and financial need. 

FNMI students are welcome to apply. Online application.


January 2020

Schulich School of Engineering – Diversity Champions in Engineering Awards

Website

Deadline: January 9, 2020 - Send application by email to: sseawards@ucalgary.ca

Criteria

50 entrance scholarships ($4,000 each). For students who have overcome barriers while pursuing education, have worked to promote inclusion in STEM, and may have ideas about promoting a more inclusive profession. Open to first year Engineering applicants.

*Not to be confused with Schulich Leader Scholarships, details below.

STEAM Horizon Awards

Website

Deadline: January 15, 2020 - Visit How to Apply section.

Criteria

For Gr 12 students pursuing education in Sci, Tech, Eng, Arts, Math. 80% + average.

$25,000 (5+ awards, 2 of these for indigenous youth)

Also flown to Ottawa to attend a Gala in April. Must create a short video, letters of support, transcript, create online folder to submit. See How to Apply.

UBC Vancouver/Okanogan. International Students

Website

Deadline: Apply to UBC by January 15, 2020. Automatically considered after UBC application for admission submitted by this date!

Criteria

Entrance and Outstanding International Students. Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, intellectual promise, extra-curricular and community involvement. Up to $40,000.

University of King’s College, Halifax

Website

Deadline: January 15, 2020 - Application for admission submitted by this date also!

Criteria

Major Entrance scholarships from $16,000 to $50,000. Assorted criteria could include: leadership, academics, financial need, African-Canadian/ Indigenous descent, etc.

There are many other entrance awards of a smaller value due March 1 based on entrance average or other criteria such as choral/organ, local theatre, etc

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Website

Awarded up to $100,000 (50). Prestigious national recognition. Access to summer jobs/internships from top Canadian employers. Must be nominated by the school.(1 at HWW)

Must be pursuing a career in Scientific Research, Technology, Engineering, Math. Must be a Cdn Citizen or permanent resident. Must enrol at one of the many partner Universities.

 Must possess at least 2 of: academic excellence, outstanding leadership, or financial need.

Deadline: January 21, 2020 - Criteria outline submitted to your counsellor, see below. Nomination (1 HWW student) by school is due January 29, 2020. Nominee must complete the online application by February 19, 2020.

Criteria

Must submit 1-2 page outline to your counsellor by January 21, 2020 RE: How you meet 2 of the 3 following criteria:

  1. Academic Excellence
  2. Outstanding Community/Business/Entrepreneurial Leadership
  3. Financial Need

Please include the Universities and faculties you are applying to.

Point form, paragraphs, or any creative way you choose to explain how you meet the criteria.

*A Schulich leader nominee is not pursuing a career in Medicine or Medical Research.

The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth Scholarship

Contact contactus@cbfy.ca - Applications available from your group leader.

Deadline: Mid-End January

Criteria

Grade 9-12

Two or more scholarships of $1000.  Based upon on school and community involvement, academic achievements, citizenship and leadership contributions, problem-solving skills, and registration, participation, and/or volunteer work in the Calgary Bridge Foundation’s various programs

Application from your leader.

University of Guelph

Website

Deadline: January 27, 2020 - online application

Criteria

Up to 12 scholarships valued at $42,000 each. President’s(8), Chancellor’s(2), Lincoln Alexander (2) Scholarships.

Students entering a degree program with a minimum 90% admission average who have made significant leadership contributions to their schools and/or communities. Must apply first to University of Guelph.

Scholarship Listings

February 2020

Masonic Higher Education Bursary

Website

Deadline:  February 1, 2020

Criteria

Financial need and scholastic ability. Going into a program no less than 2 yrs in length within AB. Interview and ‘proof of family income’ required.

30 ($5000) across AB.

2 ($7000) across AB entering Pharmacy or Medicine. 

Click the Apply tab.

Kin Canada Bursaries – Hal Rogers Endowment Fund

Website

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Criteria

Successful applicants are chosen based on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need.

56 (in 2019/20) $1000 bursaries

Submit to the Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin club closest to where you live (see online list).

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Website

Deadline: February 1, 2020 midnight

Criteria

Up to $28,000. 

Involvement in voluntary humanitarian work that is not compensated for. Good academic standing. 

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants entering degree or diploma program in Canada. 

3 references and transcript will be required.

Optimist Essay Contest

Website  Click under Who We Are / Scholarship Contests

Deadline: February (Check your local district club's deadline) programs@optimist.org

Criteria

Essay Contest: Must write an essay of 700 to 800 words on the required topic. $2500

Club deadline to submit to district is usually before March.

Oratorical contest: 4-5 minute speech on a required topic. $2500

Club deadline to submit to district: May 15, 2020

*Check with local club well before the due dates listed,

*You must submit to your local Optimist Club

Western University – National Scholarship program

Website

*Must have applied to Western main campus using OUAC application system - the Registration OUAC # is needed (advise to complete early)

National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance (90% average plus) to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning, National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate's commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life. There are numerous scholarships available valued up to $65,000. 

Deadline: A copy of your online application is due to your HWW counsellor February 10, 2020. 

Criteria

Must be nominated.

Save all essays and service/involvement lists for future applications!

Your counsellor's email address is submitted in the Nomination section. A second staff email address is given for your reference letter in the Assessor section.

The scholarship committee will nominate 4 candidates.

You will be notified by the school nomination deadline of February 14 if you are one of the nominees!

University of Waterloo – Faculty of Math Olympiad, National and Global

Website

Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Other automatic entrance awards and bursaries available with later deadlines.)

Criteria

$25,000 or more based on marks and Math contest results.

See your Math teacher re: Math contests in Grade 11 and 12.

Must write the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest and/or Euclid Mathematics Contest during your grade 12 year to be eligible for Math faculty entrance scholarships.

Must complete your admission application and get your AIF (Admission Info Form). The AIF is scored and used for admission and scholarship decisions.

Some general entrance scholarships are based on admission average alone/no application required.

McGill University Entrance Scholarships

Website

Deadline: February 7, 2020 (Must apply to McGill first)

Criteria

$3000-$12000, many renewable, awarded on the basis of academic achievement and outstanding leadership in school or community activities.

Apply to McGill. Get your PIN to log in to Minerva. Go to the Major Entrance Scholarship link.

McMaster University - Entrance Scholarships, Engineering

Website

Deadline: February 14, 2020 (Application for admission submitted prior to this date.)

Criteria

McMaster entrance scholarships are automatic based on grades, however Faculty specific scholarships require an application. In Engineering, ONE application is required to be considered for all entrance awards.

Canadian Association of Principals Student Leadership Award

Website

Deadline: To be nominated please see your counsellor by February 20, 2020 with the 1 page chart (see criteria below). If you are the nominee you will be notified by February 24 so that you can complete the application and have it postmarked by March 1.

Criteria

Each High School is eligible for 1 nomination. There are 12 awards, 1 per province/territory ($250). Must be a student leader in school & community, academic achievement in top 20% of your graduating class. If seeking nomination submit a 1 page chart to your counsellor by Feb 20th explaining how you meet the above criteria. (point form is fine, we will print your transcript to go along with the chart)

Burns Memorial Fund:  Senator Patrick Burns Legacy Scholarship

Website

*Applications available in the school Student Services Office or Online link above.

Deadline: February 25, 2020 - application due to your counsellor if you wish to be recommended.

Criteria

$2500. For students applying to post-secondary with financial need. If living at home the most recent ‘Notice of Assessment’ is required; if living independently supply documents indicating monthly income. Transcript. Extracurricular/volunteer work recommended. To apply, applicants must submit a completed application form to their counsellor; counsellor will complete a recommendation form and fax in.

Cadillac Fairview Youth of Distinction Awards

Website

Contact: yoda@youthcentral.com

Deadline: February 2020 (see online for exact date)

Criteria

Students can be nominated for the following:

 Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Environmental, Leadership, Peer Support, Perseverance, Sportsmanship, and Volunteerism. Applicants must be Age 12-18.

 This is not monetary award/ recognition only! Students should ask an adult who knows them well to complete the online nomination form.(ie, teacher, coach, group leader).

Honoring Spirit: Indigenous Student Award

Website

Deadline: See Mr. Gough by end of February

Criteria

Must be of First Nations, Metis or Inuit heritage, who demonstrates leadership and inspires others.      

See Mr. Gough or Ms. Renaud for further instructions.

RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Website

Deadline: February 28, 2020 11:59pm EST

Criteria

RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for Aboriginal students. Student must have applied for post-secondary and requires financial assistance.

10 awards valued up to $4,000 available per year for two to four years.  

Two categories: students majoring in financial services and those not majoring in financial service industry. Selection based on personal and academic achievement and financial need. 

FNMI students are welcome to apply. Online application.


January 2020

Schulich School of Engineering – Diversity Champions in Engineering Awards

Website

Deadline: January 9, 2020 - Send application by email to: sseawards@ucalgary.ca

Criteria

50 entrance scholarships ($4,000 each). For students who have overcome barriers while pursuing education, have worked to promote inclusion in STEM, and may have ideas about promoting a more inclusive profession. Open to first year Engineering applicants.

*Not to be confused with Schulich Leader Scholarships, details below.

STEAM Horizon Awards

Website

Deadline: January 15, 2020 - Visit How to Apply section.

Criteria

For Gr 12 students pursuing education in Sci, Tech, Eng, Arts, Math. 80% + average.

$25,000 (5+ awards, 2 of these for indigenous youth)

Also flown to Ottawa to attend a Gala in April. Must create a short video, letters of support, transcript, create online folder to submit. See How to Apply.

UBC Vancouver/Okanogan. International Students

Website

Deadline: Apply to UBC by January 15, 2020. Automatically considered after UBC application for admission submitted by this date!

Criteria

Entrance and Outstanding International Students. Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, intellectual promise, extra-curricular and community involvement. Up to $40,000.

University of King’s College, Halifax

Website

Deadline: January 15, 2020 - Application for admission submitted by this date also!

Criteria

Major Entrance scholarships from $16,000 to $50,000. Assorted criteria could include: leadership, academics, financial need, African-Canadian/ Indigenous descent, etc.

There are many other entrance awards of a smaller value due March 1 based on entrance average or other criteria such as choral/organ, local theatre, etc

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Website

Awarded up to $100,000 (50). Prestigious national recognition. Access to summer jobs/internships from top Canadian employers. Must be nominated by the school.(1 at HWW)

Must be pursuing a career in Scientific Research, Technology, Engineering, Math. Must be a Cdn Citizen or permanent resident. Must enrol at one of the many partner Universities.

 Must possess at least 2 of: academic excellence, outstanding leadership, or financial need.

Deadline: January 21, 2020 - Criteria outline submitted to your counsellor, see below. Nomination (1 HWW student) by school is due January 29, 2020. Nominee must complete the online application by February 19, 2020.

Criteria

Must submit 1-2 page outline to your counsellor by January 21, 2020 RE: How you meet 2 of the 3 following criteria:

  1. Academic Excellence
  2. Outstanding Community/Business/Entrepreneurial Leadership
  3. Financial Need

Please include the Universities and faculties you are applying to.

Point form, paragraphs, or any creative way you choose to explain how you meet the criteria.

*A Schulich leader nominee is not pursuing a career in Medicine or Medical Research.

The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth Scholarship

Contact contactus@cbfy.ca - Applications available from your group leader.

Deadline: Mid-End January

Criteria

Grade 9-12

Two or more scholarships of $1000.  Based upon on school and community involvement, academic achievements, citizenship and leadership contributions, problem-solving skills, and registration, participation, and/or volunteer work in the Calgary Bridge Foundation’s various programs

Application from your leader.

University of Guelph

Website

Deadline: January 27, 2020 - online application

Criteria

Up to 12 scholarships valued at $42,000 each. President’s(8), Chancellor’s(2), Lincoln Alexander (2) Scholarships.

Students entering a degree program with a minimum 90% admission average who have made significant leadership contributions to their schools and/or communities. Must apply first to University of Guelph.

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