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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial aid and scholarships are the grant of money awarded to students to help cover the costs of a post secondary education (tuition, accommodation, course materials).

 

Check out this page frequently, and early in your secondary school education, to learn about the variety of scholarships that exist, as well as the requirements needed to apply for different scholarships.  Please check out this year's scholarship presentation.

 

There are many scholarships available to you to help cover the financial costs of your post secondary education. Scholarships are awarded to students for a variety of reasons: academic achievement, community involvement, program area, and athletics.  It is up to you to research the many available scholarships and to ensure that you will meet all of the scholarships requirements before applying.  Read six important steps to help you apply for scholarship and Finding Scholarships: Show Me The Money

 

 

Students must complete this form and return it to Guidance and submit it ASAP.

*** Finding and applying for scholarship is student responsibility. 

  

OSAP

To assist eligible students who do not have the resources to meet the costs of postsecondary education. To provide financial assistance for educational costs and basic living expenses where students (and their families) do not have the resources to meet these costs. The intent is to supplement, not to replace, the financial resources that you (and your family, if applicable) are expected to contribute. Assistance is based on financial need as established by the federal and/or provincial governments and as determined by the ministry through an assessment of your Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) application. Educational costs (such as tuition fees, books and supplies, basic living expenses) and the resources that you (and your family, if applicable) are expected to contribute are taken into consideration. It is not the purpose of student financial assistance.

Please view this presentation to learn more about the OSAP process 

 

30% off Ontario tuition

Available to full time students attending a public college or university in Ontario meeting specific requirements. It is money that does not have to be repaid. Students applying for OSAP will automatically be considered.

 

Regional Scholarships

A list of scholarships open to Peel students.

 

Scholarships Canada

A database of post-secondary scholarships, bursaries and grants. Also includes information about student loans, applications and budget planning.

 

Student Awards

A free post secondary scholarship and matching service for Canadian students. Includes a variety of scholarships as well as opportunities to win cash rewards.

 

Student Scholarships

A comprehensive website where you can find information about post secondary scholarships, post-secondary educational and trades programs, and university profiles.

 

CanLearn

A Canadian government website that provides information on loans, grants, scholarships and more.

 

Service Canada

A Canadian government website that provides information on subjects such as awards and loans.

 

 
Loran Scholarship
This is a highly competitive scholarship that requires students to have a minimum of an 85% average. They are seeking "well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership, and strong commitment to service in the community". The school has already nominated 3 students, but everyone else can apply on their own to the direct pool by October 28th. For more information, visit www.loranscholar.ca/apply for details and the online application. It's a long process, so get started right away!
 

Aspiring Engineer University Entrance Scholarship 2015

The Professional Engineers Ontario Brampton Chapter is pleased to offer two $500 each University Entrance Scholarships to Aspiring Engineers embarking on their first year of study in engineering. 

 

Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Association (Toronto)

Is offering a bursary which aims to assist graduating high school student, of Jamaican descent,  in their pursuit of post secondary education. 

 

A scholarship for students of African or Caribbean heritage who will be pursuing a post secondary education in the upcoming school year.
For students applying to college or university.  Tell RBC your story of how one or more black Canadians have helped define Canada's diverse heritage and identity through their specific achievements and contributions by December 5th, 2014.
 
AIA is a national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. AIA Canada offers five separate scholarships for five distinct student type.
 
The Vari Scholarship/Bursary for Future Teachers ($50,000 over 5 years of study)
The Vari Scholarship/Bursary is awarded annually to students who embody both academic excellence and a proven desire to pursue a future career in teaching. The competition is open to all qualified students who have a serious interest in pursuing a career in teaching at the primary/junior or secondary level. The successful candidate(s) must register at Victoria College in the University of Toronto to receive the award.
 
A bursary to be awarded annually to two graduating students who have been in attendance at a Peel District School Board secondary school located in the City of Brampton or the Town of Caledon. The value of the Bursaries are $1,250 each per year, renewable for up to four years.
Students who meet the selection criteria, along with their parents or guardians, are requested to complete the application form and submit to Guidance by April 24, 2015.
 
The Wayne McNally Scholarship Award was established by Mr. McNally to support a graduating student with a B+ average who is enrolled in business and business related studies at a Canadian University and requires financial assistance.
Please complete and submit the application package by May 8, 2015 to your guidance counsellor.
 
The RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for New Canadians is designed to encourage young people who have immigrated to Canada to share their experience of adjusting to life in a new country. 12 scholarships valued at $3,500 each are available.
 
TD Scholarship for Community Leadership
Twenty TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to students in their last year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000.
 
The Canadian Printing Industries
The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund was initiated by the Canadian Printing Industries Association in 1971, through the efforts of a group of visionary printing industry executives. Since then, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated, as a result of the generosity of firms and individuals associated with the printing industries in Canada. The primary objective of the Fund is to attract the most talented young people available to the printing industry by providing financial assistance to them while they are enrolled in a graphic arts management or technical program.
 
The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship was established July 2008 in memory of Joan Whitworthe. Joan was involved in working with individuals as an occupational therapist. She is recognized for her devotion in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Thanks to family and friends, in her memory, a scholarship of $5,000 has been created. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student (male or female).
 
Ontario Hostelry Institute Scholarships
The Ontario Hostelry Institute was established in 1977 by hospitality industry leaders concerned over the scarcity of well-trained and educated hospitality professionals. The Institute undertakes various projects whose primary objectives are to serve as catalysts in raising standards of post-secondary hospitality programs; to serve as an advocate for the industry in matters relating to post-secondary education and training including apprenticeship; and to promote and recognize professional excellence in Canada’s food service-hospitality industry. The OHI is offering eight (8) College Entrance Awards to Ontario high school students graduating this year. Applicants must enroll this September in any one of the following minimum two-year food service and/or hospitality diploma programs at an Ontario community college (culinary, hotel, tourism, food and beverage, hospitality, resort, events).
 
The Jean Lumb Foundation is a Canadian, not-for-profit organization that was established as a charitable foundation in 2008. Its purpose is to advance education by providing scholarships to high school students of Chinese heritage. Awards will be given to four outstanding students who have achieved excellence in academics, athletics, the arts and community services.
 
BBG Communications Scholarship
The BBG Communications Scholarship is designed for students between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently or will be attending an institution of higher education in the fall of 2013. To be considered eligible for the BBG Communications Scholarship you must: A) Be between the ages of 16 and 21 on June 30, 2014 B) Submit answers to the two essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30, 2014 deadline. C) Be a Resident of the United States or Canada. D) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award Only one scholarship is available, valued at $1,000.
 
Burger King Scholars Program
The HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the new and improved 2012 BURGER KING® Scholars Program. Click on the link for more details.
 
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program
The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recognizes humanitarian volunteer work. There is no set discipline students must study in order to receive the award, but they must maintain their academic, voluntary and career performance to a satisfactory level. Application deadline is February 1st of each year.
 
Each scholarship will be in the amount of $2,500. Conditions and Eligibility requirements are listed below. To be considered, scholarship applicants must: - Be a person with a long-term and reoccurring disability that restricts the ability of a person to perform the activities necessary to participate in educational activities. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life. - Be a high school student entering the first year of studies in a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada at the undergraduate level. - Be a full-time student - Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member. - Not have been awarded one of these CCRW Scholarships in the past. - Scholarships are not renewable, one time payment only.
 
George Hitchcock Memorial Endowment Fund
The George Hitchcock Memorial Endowment Fund was created to assist Brampton residents pursuing a career in the fire service, while also honoring the late George Hitchcock who guided and encouraged many people with their pursuit of a career in the fire service. Endowment fund criteria: (1) must be a Brampton resident, (2) must be pursuing an Ontario post secondary school diploma in a fire related program, (3) must be a Canadian citizen or is able to work in Canada
Application submission period is January 1, 2014-March 31, 2014. The George Hitchcock Memorial Endowment Fund Committee will be accepting the first 30 application forms.
 
 
Toronto Real Estate Board Past President's Scholarship
The Toronto Real Estate Board’s annual Past President’s Scholarship offers two $5,000 awards and two $2,500 awards on behalf of REALTORS to graduating high school students pursuing any form of post-secondary education whether that is university, college, or trade school. Based on community involvement and a 1,000 word essay, the awards will be presented to the four winners in the spring.
 
This award is presented annually to a secondary school Peer Helping Group that has demonstrated a positive impact on the school community. Complete the application form and return to your guidance counsellor in Student Services.
 
The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Peel student registered in Business or Commerce studies at a recognized Canadian university. The principal of each Peel secondary school will be able to nominate one candidate to be considered for this award. The award will be for $5,000.00 towards the first year tuition at a Canadian university.
 
ORBA Scholarships

The Ontario Road Builders' ORBA is now accepting applications through May 15, 2015 for its Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Technology Scholarships, each valued at $2,000.00.  The Civil Engineering Scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from an Ontario high school and entering the first year of a Civil Engineering program at an Ontario University.  The Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from an Ontario high school and entering the first year of a Civil Engineering Technology or Technician program at an Ontario college or equivalent.

Additional details and applications are available at ORBA. The scholarship submission deadline is May 15, 2015.

 
Scholarship Directory 2014
A scholarship directory for students who are pursuing post secondary education in Canada

 

 

Scholarships and bursaries are awards of financial aid intended to help students further their education. Scholarships and bursaries are awarded based on various criteria, which usually reflect the values of the donor or founder of the award.

Several opportunities exist for a student to be awarded a scholarship in Ontario.

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