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UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS/ AWARDS OVERVIEW The following information is provided to assist with understanding the vast number of opportunities your child has in obtaining financial assistance for his/ her post-secondary education. Scholarships can be broken down into 4 broad categories: 1) Canada Wide 2) School Specific 3) Program Specific 4) Churchill Specific 1) CANADA WIDE: The following awards represent some of the scholarships/ awards and other forms of financial assistance available to students across Canada. They are not attached to specific provinces; however, some awards have criteria that apply to certain student groups. In some cases, only the name of the organization and their website is listed. If you plan on applying to any of these, it is very important to contact the sponsor to verify the application process and timelines. AWARD NAME DESCRIPTION 4-H Scholarships Available through 4-H; download applications from website; applicants must be 4-H members Co-operators Scholarships 10 awards of $1000.00 each based on personal background, goals, ambitions, community involvement & interest/knowledge of accident prevention on the farm/home; essay required; deadline June 20th FCC 4-H Scholarship Program 1 award of $1500.00 awarded to 1 student from each province(1 national winner at $2000.00); selection based on project plans that improve safety, reduce hunger or enhance their communities; deadline April 1st Ivomec 4-H Scholarships Valued at $1000.00; available based on community & volunteer involvement; applicants must submit an original work with documented originals (typed essay, video, website, speech on audio; apply by May 1st TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship Up to 10 valued at $2000.00 each available to students entering agriculture/ agri-business programs; selection based on academic achievement, career plans & 4-H involvement; see www.4-h-canada.ca AMMSA- Aboriginal Multi-Media Large variety of bursaries & other forms of Society awards are listed through the AMMSA; see www.ammsa.com/ammsabursary.html Athlete Assistance Program $6000.00- $13 200.00 annually + tuition; for athletes already (or potentially) among the top 16 athletes in the world for competition at major international sporting events; high performance athletes are identified by the Provincial/National Sport Organization in their applicable sport & must meet sport-specific requirements as outline by them; see www.pch.gc.ca/progs AUCC Scholarship for Students 10 awards of $5000.00 each (may be renewable); Canadian citizens or have lived in with Disabilities Canada for at least 2 yrs. As permanent residents who are disabled; apply online at www.aucc.ca Basilicata Cultural Society 2 awards of $3000.00; must be of Basilicata origins (at least one grandparent) & residing in Bursary Canada; essay part of application; deadline April 30th; (905) 850 1070 Burger King Scholars Program Approx. 1500 awards of $1000.00 each (Canada, U.S., Puerto Rico); cumulative average of 67% or higher; works part-time an average of 15 hrs./week 40 weeks/yr.; participation in community and/or extra-curricular activities; financial need; receive written nomination & signature from school official& employer recommendation; one nomination/school; due December 15th;contact www.bkscholars.scholarshipamerica.org CAB Canada Scholarship Program $2500.00 value; strong leadership qualities, willingness to assist others in the industry & Jim Allard Award genuine enthusiasm for a career in Canadian broadcasting; application + 500 word essay; due June 30th; www.cab-acr.ca CAB Canada Scholarship Program 3 awards of $1500.00; strong leadership Ruth Hancock Award qualities, willingness to assist others, genuine interest in broadcasting career, community involvement &/or volunteer work; application + 500 word essay; due June 30th; www.cab-acr.ca CAL Callahan Memorial Bursary $6000.00 (bursary/ bursaries); must be a son/daughter or legal ward or persons who derive their principal income from the Pipeline Industry & whose employers are members of this association; due Sept. 30th; download application at www.pipeline.ca Canada Student Loans Program 60% of assessed need to a max. of $210.00/wk or $275.00/wk. for students with dependents; also Canada Access Grants for dependent students from low-income families( covers 50% of tuition to a max. of $3000.00 without exceeding federal assessed assistance; must be taking at least 60% of a full-time course load; courses at least 12 wks. Long within timeframe of 15 consecutive weeks; www.canlearn.ca Canada Millennium Excellence 711 local awards of $4000.00; 241 provincial Awards awards of $4000.00; 100 national awards of $5000.00 renewable for up to 3 additional years; demonstrated leadership & motivational skills, commitment to serving & improving community, ingenuity & talent for implementing new ideas, ability to maintain solid academic record; application includes several short essay questions, letter of reference & official transcript; due January 19th; www.millenniumscholarships.ca Canada Millennium Bursaries Represents 95% of the awards distributed by the Foundation; valued from $1000.00 to $4000.00 with $3000.00 being the average; demonstrated merit & financial need (as determined through the Canada Student Loan Assessment process; due Feb. 15th for fall entrance & Oct. 15th for January entrance; www.millenniumscholarships.ca Canada- Official Language Up to $2000.00; available for students who are taking at least 60% of their courses in French; Fellowship Program also bursaries available for students taking a 5 week summer immersion course; download application from www.gov.on.ca or (807) 343 7397 Canadian Armed Forces Plans Dept. of National Defense sponsors programs of university education for selected young men/women who have potential of becoming officers in the Canadian Armed Forces; www.recruiting.forces.gc.ca Canadian Association of 21 scholarships of $500.00; based on Principals Leadership Award demonstrated outstanding leadership (school/community); must be in top 20% of their Scholarships class academically; essay part of application; due March 31st; www.cdnprincipals.org Canadian Federation of 8 awards ranging in value from $1500.00 to Independent Grocers Nation $8000.00; for students entering specified university programs; candidates must be Scholarship Program sponsored by independent Grocery Store that is a CFIG member; selection based on academic achievement, awards & extra-curricular involvement; due May 31st; www.cfig.ca Canadian Hard of Hearing 2 awards of $1000.00; for students who are Association hard of hearing, deafened oral deaf; selection based on academic achievement, determination to cope with hearing loss & community involvement; due January 31st; www.chha.ca Canadian Hospitality Foundation Valued at $1000.00- $3500.00; for students enrolling in a select group of universities Scholarships offering hospitality-tourism or food service- hospitality related degree programs; awards based on aptitude & interest in the food services & accommodation industries, financial need, scholastic record, interpersonal skills, leadership & potential future in industry; due April 1st; online application at www.chfscholarships.com Canadian Medical Hall of Fame 2 awards valued at $1000.00 (renewable for up Great-West Life, London Life & to 4 yrs.); for students entering a health or medical sciences program; selection based on Canada Life academic achievement (minimum 85%), financial need & the interest in a career in medicine or health sciences; due June 15th; application forms at www.chha.ca Canadian Merit Scholarships Up to $75 000.00 (over 4 yrs. Of study) with up to 30 National Award recipients; finalist awards of $2500.00 for approx. 40 finalists not selected for National award, & provincial awards of $1500.00; must be attending selected universities; due Oct 20th for sponsored applicants & Nov. 4th for direct pool applicants; www.cmsf.ca Canadian Paraplegic Association 2 awards of $2500.00; available to students with spinal cord injuries; selection based on academic standing & financial need; due August 15th; www.canparaplegic.ca Canadian Printing Industries $1250.00 (variable # of awards); applicants Scholarships must be enrolled in the 1st year of printing management or technical program; minimum 80% high school average + commitment to pursuing career in printing industry; due June 30th; www.cpia-aci.ca/b_schol.html Canadian Sanitation Supply 8 awards of $2000.00; high level of academic & Association Scholarship Program leadership standards; due June 1st; download application from www.cssa.com Canadian War Museum History 5 awards of $1000.00; candidates must be entering a degree program in history; application Award + 2000 word essay; due March 31st; www.warmuseum.ca Canwest Mediaworks System 3 awards available: Aboriginal: up to $10,000.00 Broadcasters of the Future + 4 month internship at a Global TV studio; Physical Disability: up to $15,000.00 + tuition Award for 1 yr. of radio/TV broadcasting or journalism program + 3-4 month internship at a Global TV station; Visible Minority: up to $4500.00 for 1 yr. of educational assistance toward a broadcasting career; 1 800 387 8001 CIBC & Youthvision Scholarships 30 awards of $35,000.00; up to $4000.00/yr. of tuition for up to 4 yrs.; summer internship support of up to $2000.00 while in high school & up to $4000.00/yr. while in university; for grade 10 students enrolled in a mentoring program with Big Brothers/ Big Sisters or the YMCA; due September; www.aucc.ca Dominion Institute Great $2000.00 award; completion of 1500 word essay Canadian Questions Essay on specified topic; due May 15th; www.greatquestions.com Competition Epilepsy Scholarship Awards 30 awards of $1000.00; for students under care of a Canadian physician for treatment of epilepsy; www.epilepsy.ca 39 bursaries of $750.00 & 64 scholarships of Foundation for the Advancement $2000.00- $2500.00; for aboriginal students; of Aboriginal Youth Bursaries & based on contributions to community & family, Scholarships academic performance, career goals, leadership qualities; download application from www.ccab.com; includes teacher recommendation + reference letter from community member; due October 14th Girl Guides of Canada 10 awards of $1500.00; well-rounded person who is active member of Girl Guides of Canada; selection based on contributions to community, citizenship & involvement in variety of activities; application + 2 letters of reference; www.girlguides.ca Greyhound Canada Scholarships 10 scholarships of $2500.00; graduating high school students with minimum average of 80%; provide transcript to nearest Greyhound Depot; due May 6th; www.greyhound.ca House of Commons Page Program 40 positions valued at $12,000.00 + travel costs; accepted into selected universities; ability to speak both official languages; due December 5 th; www.parl.gc.ca Harmony Scholarships 10 awards of $1000.00; demonstrated leadership in organizing activities to promote social cohesion & diversity in Canada; application + 2 reference letters; due June 30th; www.harmony.ca Imperial Oil Higher Education Fill tuition & other compulsory fees; renewable Awards for up to 4 years; must be son/daughter of Imperial Oil Ltd. Employees, annuitants or deceased employees; minimum 70% high school average; due September; contact Higher Education Awards Administrative Management Services, 412-829 Northwest Rd., Kingston, ON K7P 2N3 Harry Jerome Scholarships 6 awards of $2000.00; black African or Black Caribbean student who is Canadian citizen or permanent resident; selection based on high academic achievement, financial need & recognized contribution to the Black Community; application + references; due May 30 th; www.bbpa.org/Harry/applications.html Kin Canada Bursaries Variable # of bursaries of $1000.00; demonstrated qualities of citizenship; due February 1st; www.bursary.ca Learning Disabilities Association $1000.00; must be diagnosed with a documented of Canada (Carol Thomson learning disability; application + 200 word outline describing impact of disability, Memorial Fund Scholarship) involvement in activities, future goals; due May 15th; www.ldac-taac.ca Lemaire Co-operative Studies $1000.00- $3000.00; students who have been involved with co-operatives & who can Award demonstrate reasonable knowledge & understanding of co-operative principles & their applications; eligible candidates must take a minimum of 1 course of studies about co- operatives; due March 31st; http://coop- studies.usask.ca Leonard Foundation Financial 140 awards of $1000.00- $1500.00; preference Assistance will be given to sons/daughters of ordained clergy, licensed elementary or secondary school teachers, Canadian military personnel, grads of Cnd. Military College, members of Engineering Institute of Canada; applicants are expected to obtain employment during free time & must participate in athletic, fitness or military activities; application + nomination; due March 15th; www.leonardfnd.org Carol Anne Letheren Leadership $1500.00 for 3 years; female student entering a & Sport Scholarship program in Business, Sports Management, Marketing or physical education fields; selection based on academic performance (min. average of 85%), demonstrated leadership & personal values; application + letter of reference; due March 30th; www.olympic.ca MADD Canada Bursary Fund Up to $2000.00; Canadian students who have had a parent/ guardian killed in an impaired driving related crash; due May 31st; www.madd.ca Mattinson Endowment Fund 1 award of $2500.00; for students who are Scholarship for Disabled Canadian citizens diagnosed with a documented permanent disability; due June 15 th; www.aucc.ca Students (AUCC) McDonald’s Employee 9 valued at up to $5000.00/ yr. for 2 academic Scholarships years totaling up to $10,000.00; for hourly paid employees of McDonald’s (must continue working minimum 15 hrs./wk. during non-academic periods throughout the 2 year scholarship); must have at least 6 months continuous employment at McDonald’s at time of application; applications available from store managers; due April Mensa Canada Scholarship 2+ awards from $750.00 - $1000.00; selection Program based on essay that outlines your goals & steps taken to achieve them; due Jan. 31 st; applications at www.mensacanada.ca Monsanto Canada Scholarships 50 awards of $1500.00; applicants must be entering program in agricultural sciences or forestry; award based on academic excellence, leadership & keen interest/ involvement in communities; application form + 2 reference letters. Transcript, acceptance letter from university & essay; due July 15th; www.monsanto.ca Lindsey Morden Claim Services 1 award of $1000.00; applicants must have a Ltd. parent or immediate relative employed in the insurance industry; selection based on financial need, scholastic attitude & athletic promise; due July 31st; (780) 424 3320 CN Educational Awards Program 5 awards of $1500.00 available to Inuit, status or non-status Indians or Metis students entering a program that leads to a career in transportation; deadline June 1st; www.naaf.ca Petro Canada Education Awards 5 awards of $5000.00 available to native for Native Students students of Canadian or Inuit ancestry entering programs where studies can be applied in an industrial setting in the oil & gas industry; selection based on financial need, academic performance & potential; www.naaf.ca Special Bursary Awards- Available to Canadian resident Aboriginal Aboriginal Health Careers individuals who are either of First Nation status or non-status, Metis or Inuit; applicants must be studying a branch of health sciences; application form, statement of financial need, proof of Aboriginal ancestry, current transcript, 2 assessment reports, letter of introduction, resume/ CV, recent photo & confirmation of admission into the post-secondary program; due Feb. 17th; www.naaf.ca Bursary Awards- Business, For Aboriginal individuals who are studying in Science & General Education the fields of business, science, law, engineering, info. tech., education, social work & social sciences; due June 1st; www.naaf.ca Bursary Awards- Fine Arts For Aboriginal students studying visual/ media arts, music, theatre, dance; due March 31st; www.naaf.ca National Aboriginal Special Valued at $10,000.00; www.naaf.ca Youth Award National Union of Public & 5 awards of $1500.00; must be a child/foster General Employees Scholarships child of a member; application + essay; due June 30th; www.nupge.ca Navy league & Royal Canadian Varying value; for serving & former Royal Benevolent Fund Scholarship Canadian Sea Cadets; applications due June 30th; www.navyleague.ca Padgett Business Services From $500.00 - $2000.00; for dependent child of a business owner who employs fewer than 20 Scholarships people, owns at least 10% of the stock or capital in the business & is active in day-to-day operations of the business; selection based on academic record, extracurricular/community activities, future scholastic/career plans; due March 1st; www.smallbizpros.com Phi Delta Kappa International Varies from $500.00 to $5000.00 (payable over 4 years); for students who are members of PDK; Grants selection based on academic standing, essay, letters of recommendation& leadership activities; due February 1st; www.pdkintl.org Petro-Canada Olympic Torch Tuition support of $1500.00/year; member of a Canadian national team in a Pan American, Athletic Scholarship Fund Paralympic, winter/summer Olympic; due May 1st; download applications from www.olympic.ca Public Service Alliance of 12 awards valued from $1000.00 to $4000.00; Canada available to PSAC members & their children; selection based on scholastic achievement, community and/or union involvement & union involvement of parents; application + essay; due August 15th; www.psac-afpc.org Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for Max. $3500.00 annually; designed to recognize the Top Scholarships students who have shown academic excellence at the high school level & to assist them with financial needs; amounts determined based university application & you must apply for OSAP to be considered; http://osap.gov.on.ca/eng/not_secure/a4t.htm RBC Aboriginal Student Awards 5 awards of$4000.00 annually (to a maximum of Program 4 years); open to all status & non-status Indians, Inuit or Metis; should express interest in pursuing a banking career; due Jan. 31st; www.rbc.com/community/resources/scholarships RBC Royal Bank Financial 10 awards of $2008.00; must maintain minimum Lifeskills Scholarships grade average of 65% in high school; must illustrate some involvement some/all of: community leadership, extracurricular activities, special endeavours or circumstances, volunteer service; application + transcript & sample work you’ve done in the past year; due May 12 th; www.rbcroyalbank.com/lifeskills RCGA Foundation Scholarships Variable amounts (may be renewable); golf proficiency & academic achievement; application + official transcript for past 2 years, reference form completed by principal, 3 letters of reference, typed personal letter outlining academic & golf achievements, goals & career objectives; due June 30th ; www.rcga.org Scotiabank “Rock The Bottom 5 awards of $1000.00; play a game on-line, creatively design new rock band member; due Line” December 15th; www.fundyourfuture.ca Scouts Canada Scholarships Up to 25 awards valued at $1500.00; must be currently active & registered member of Scouts Canada; selection based on Scouting history, leadership in scouting, community leadership, scholastic achievements, attitude, aptitude & letter of reference; due April 1st; download application from www.scouts.ca Soroptimist Foundation Various awards available to women; due Dec.1 st; www.soroptimist.org St. John Ambulance Bursary Variable amount; must be a Community Services volunteer or an instructor with St. John Ambulance, or earned Grand Prior’s Badge; must be entering a program in nursing; due March 15th; www.sja.ca TD Canada Trust Scholarships 20 awards of up to $60,000.00 (payable over 4 years); demonstrated outstanding community leadership & possess the academic skills to successfully enter & complete university; for someone who tackles local challenges & works hard to make a difference; application + 500 word essay, 3 letters of support, letter of recommendation from school, transcript, 250 word essay describing personal circumstances; due Oct.31st; www.tdcanadatrust.com/scholarship Terry Fox Humanitarian Award 20 awards of up to $7000.00 (renewable for up Program to 4 years); involvement in voluntary humanitarian work; must maintain satisfactory academic standing & continued involvement in voluntary humanitarian & community work; due Feb. 1st; www.terryfox.org Miller Thomson Foundation 200 awards of $1000.00; high level of academic achievement, positive contribution to school through extracurricular activities & community involvement; application + letters of recommendation, school recommendation form, transcript & letter detailing why you are a suitable candidate for receiving one of these awards; due March 31st; www.millerthomson.com Top 20 Under 20 Awards 20 awards of up to $2000.00; must be under Program age of 20 as of December 31st prior to applying; significant level of achievement, innovation & leadership; due Jan. 20th; www.top20under20.ca Toyota Earth Day Scholarship 15 regional awards of $5000.00 each; demonstrated outstanding environmental Program commitment, community services & leadership (cannot be an employee or immediate family member of an employee of Toyota & its dealers); application + essay, school reference, community reference & transcript; due Jan. 31st; www.earthday.ca Wal-Mart Canada Community 3 awards of $4000.00 (payable $1000.00/year Scholarship Program for 4 years); application + essay; due Jan. 31st; www.wal-mart.com Wendy’s Classic Achiever 10 awards of $2000.00; 20 awards of $1000.00; Scholarship Awards 180 awards of $500.00; demonstrated commitment to academic achievement (minimum average of 70%), extracurricular involvement & community service; due December 29th; www.wendysclassicachiever.ca Xerox Canada Aboriginal 8 awards valued at $3000.00 each (renewable Scholarships for up to 4 years); Canadian citizen & resident; must be Treaty, Status or non-status Indian, Metis or Inuit & entering a program in technology or business; academic achievement, community involvement; application + 2 letters of reference; due June 30th; www.xerox.ca (select “Community Relations”) Zonta International Foundation 1 award of $1000.00; 2 awards of $500.00; evidence of active commitment to volunteerism, Young Women in Public Affairs leadership & dedication to advancing the status Awards of women worldwide; application + 2 letters of reference; www.zonta.org COLLEGE AWARDS AWARD NAME DESCRIPTION Canada Millennium Scholarship 711 local awards of $4000.00; 241 provincial Award awards of $4000.00; 100 national awards of $5000.00 renewable for up to 3 additional years; demonstrated leadership & motivational skills, commitment to serving & improving community, ingenuity & talent for implementing new ideas, ability to maintain solid academic record; application includes several short essay questions, letter of reference & official transcript; due January 19th; www.millenniumscholarships.ca Canada Millennium Bursaries Represents 95% of the awards distributed by the Foundation; valued from $1000.00 to $4000.00 with $3000.00 being the average; demonstrated merit & financial need (as determined through the Canada Student Loan Assessment process; due Feb. 15th for fall entrance & Oct. 15th for January entrance; www.millenniumscholarships.ca Garfield Weston Merit 25 national awards of tuition waiver + $8000.00 stipend; for Canadian citizens Scholarship for Colleges finishing high school & entering a 2 yr. or more long program; minimum average of 75% in courses required for college program; due April 3rd; www.gwmsc.ca Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for Max. $3500.00 annually; designed to recognize students who have shown academic the Top Scholarships excellence at the high school level & to assist them with financial needs; amounts determined based university application & you must apply for OSAP to be considered; http://osap.gov.on.ca/eng/not_secure/a4t.htm Scotiabank “Rock The Bottom 5 awards of $1000.00; play a game on-line, creatively design new rock band member; due Line” December 15th; www.fundyourfuture.ca Adapted from: Harris, Brian. Scholarship: 10th Edition, 2007. Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data, Burlington, Ontario, 2006.
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