The Scholarship Report

The Scholarship Report

what is it? 

The Scholarship Report is a bi-monthly digital information resource for students. It features current national and provincial scholarship listings as well as helpful tips in the search for all forms of postsecondary funding. Information on University/College Open Houses, application deadlines and fees, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and other material pertinent is also provided. The Scholarship Report is a valuable tool that supports individual pathway planning by ensuring that all students are provided with the necessary knowledge required for effective financial planning in order to reach their post-secondary education goals, whether those goals involve skilled trades, technical programs, college, or university.

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Scholarship Information

National Scholarship Month:

National Scholarship Month is in full swing and with this observance in mind, the team at is highlighting our comprehensive financial aid and scholarship guides for college students to share information about different resources that can be utilized to fund a college education. We've created an in-depth, expert-verified Guide to FAFSA and Financial Aid and also published a number of comprehensive scholarship guides to help all students in their journey to gaining a degree:


Scholarships @ ScholarTree

ScholarTree is back for another year of helping graduating students find scholarships. Over the summer we added over 100 new awards to ScholarTree.

Since it is early in the year, here are some of our blogs that may be useful to students looking to apply to scholarships this year:

Additionally, here are a couple of significant scholarships that are available now:

>> Where to find scholarships and application tips.pdf

ZONTA Club of Ottawa Youth Awards 2021

March 1st Deadline

The Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada has been providing service in the community since 1929. We are one of 1,200 clubs in 63 countries whose mission is to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy. We envision a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her potential. For women and girls, education provides the tools and resources to empower them
to make decisions about their lives and their future.

For over 20 years, we have presented annually the Young Women in Public Affairs Award and the Jean M.
Coon Award to high school girls in Ottawa.

Please see attachment below for all application details...

Youth Awards Award Information
Youth Awards Application

Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Awards

May 1st Deadline 

The Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Awards are named for Cliff Bennett, naturalist, community volunteer, artist, retired teacher, and a founding member of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists. In February 2007, Cliff’s friends and family celebrated his 75th birthday by establishing The Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Fund in his name. The Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Fund supports MVFN’s Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary awards program for local students going on to post-secondary education in a field related to nature and the natural environment.

Please visit the website for full details and application requirements....  

Application Form > 
Application 2021
Updated Flyer > Cliff Bennett Bursary Application 2021_Poster.pdf

Schulich Leader Scholarship 

Schulich Leader Nominee 2020-2021

Do you wish to be considered as a Schulich Leader Nominee

Please tell us in 200 words why you should be selected as aSchulich Leader Nominee.  Please refer to the eligibility criteria listed below. 

Email your response to  to be considered by West Carleton S.S.  Guidance Counsellors 

Please note:  CLOSED

Student Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduate high school or Cégep in the 2020/2021 academic year

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

  • Plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program at on of our partner universities

  • Be entrepreneurial-minded and intend to pursue a career in one or more of the following focus areas:

    •   Technology 
    • Engineering
    • Entrepreneurship and business enterprise
    • Applied scientific research
    • E

    •    Students NOT considered:

  • Focus on activism (environmental/political/societal)

  • Intend to become a practicing physician and/or medical researcher (e.g. Doctor Dentist, Nurse, Psychologist, Pharmacist, Optometrist etc.)

  • Intend to become a Professor and conduct theoretical research

For more information please click the link below....

Visit -

CFUW Scholarship

The Canadian Federation of University Women will again be offering a $1000 scholarship to a girl from your school who is going on to higher education at the university or community college level. 
Although the deadline is May 21st 2021, we are going to limit the number of applications to the first 10 received before the deadline. We will be asking students to submit all parts of the application in PDF format to the CFUW Scholarship address and we will be asking for 1 or 2 reference letters from a teacher or adult in the community.
Please see the attachment below for complete details, application process and consent release for.

CFUW Scholarship Application 2021

University of Guelph Scholarships

Application for U of G's Top Scholarships

These scholarships will be allocated as:

The application for Fall 2021 will be available November 30.

Student Application Deadline: January 25, 2021 4:00:00 p.m. (EST)

Reference Letters Deadline: February 1, 2021 4:00:00 p.m. (EST)

Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino President's Scholarship

The Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino President's Scholarship is the University of Guelph's most prestigious undergraduate entrance award for international students. It was established in honour of the University’s eighth president, Dr. Franco Vaccarino, to acknowledge his remarkable impact on the University.

One scholarship is awarded each year to the top international student. It is valued at $42,000 and includes a research assistantship position and mentorship by one of the University's leading professors.

For more information visit....

The application for Fall 2021 will be available November 30.

Student Application Deadline: January 25, 2021 4:00:00 p.m. (EST)

Reference Letters Deadline: February 1, 2021 4:00:00 p.m. (EST)

Queens University - 

This Scholarship requires a school nomination -

Please email Mrs. Dicerni at to request a school nomination application.

Deadline to submit this application to Mrs Dicerni

Total Value = $36,000
• Superior academic ability
• Creative and original thinking
• Proven leadership qualities
• High school nomination required*

In order to be considered for a Chancellor's Scholarship, the applicant must receive a nomination from the high school where they most recently attended full time study.

Nominations from institutions where the applicant is enrolled in part-time studies will not be accepted.

* Please note: The Queen’s Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) admission process is no longer linked to the Chancellor’s Scholarship application process.  
For complete information about the QuARMS pathway and admission process, please refer to the School of Medicine website.

Grades - 90% +
Duration - Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in a full course load each year. 
Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria.
Annual Value - $9,000
Number Available - 50
Deadline to Apply - CLOSED-

See website for more details -

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership 2020-21

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who:

~ Have demonstrated community leadership
~ Are in the final year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec)
~ Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year


See the link below for more details & eligibility: 


Loran Scholars Foundation 2020-21

Please review the information thoroughly at

If you are seeking sponsorship - Please fill out the application via this google form by October 7, 2020:

 No longer accepting applications for sponsored applications 

Deadline for all sponsored applications to be submitted by - -CLOSED-
Deadline for all direct pool application to be submitted by - --CLOSED-

March Break Scholarships

There are many scholarships (over $850, 000) that are available to students over the March Break.
Not all awards will apply to all students.

Visit Scholar Tree @ or stop by guidance for more information

Nelson Scholarships

Nelson scholarships recognize grade 12 students for their work in the classroom and in their communities. 

This program is one of the many ways Nelson are demonstrating our commitment to student success.
Over the past 6 years, Nelson has awarded 16 scholarships amounting to $48,000 for students.
This year, Nelson are excited to offer two opportunities; 
the Civic Leadership Scholarship and the Indigenous Student Scholarship, with a significant award of $10,000 per recipient.
To learn more visit


Animation Portfolio Workshop - O'Keefe Scholarship

The O’Keefe Scholarship is granted annually to one student who best meets the specific financial and artistic eligibility criteria for this opportunity.
The O’Keefe Scholarship consists of full tuition for the Spring Session of the Animation Portfolio Workshop.
Patrick O’Keefe will also provide a private mentoring component (via Skype) for the scholarship recipient, consisting of
one session per month for the duration of the APW Session. 
Gwartzman’s Art Supplies will supply the successful applicant with all required art materials free of charge for the duration
of the APW Session.

See the website for details and more information -


RBC Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards

The RBC Spirit Awards are an annual event that celebrates the extraordinary
accomplishments of youth who are making our community, and the world
a better place. The event itself is a complete celebration of young people.

See website for more information and details -

Ocenet Lynch-Getty Global Student Award

The Lynch-Getty award will be presented to 4 grade 12 OCDSB student from the 2019/2020 school year.
This award is intended for both Canadian residents as well as international fee-paying students. 
The students will have demonstrated leadership in their community, involvement in groups, events and activities that foster 
cross cultural learning & understanding in school and in the community.

See the website for information and application form


Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to students of all abilities.

To be considered for the Award, applicants must meet be:

In good academic standing.
Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
Students graduating from secondary (high) school or students completing their first year of CÉGEP or students who have completed secondary (high) school
Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated).
Planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution, or entering their 2nd year of CÉGEP in the upcoming academic year.

Terry Fox Award Recipients are eligible to receive the Award until they graduate with their first university degree or diploma (for a maximum of four years), provided they maintain satisfactory academic standing and a standard of humanitarian work and personal conduct which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, justifies the award.

Visit the website for more details

Deadline: February 1st Annually 


Western University

DEADLINE: February 14, 2021 

With the exception of the International President's Entrance Scholarship applicants, National Scholarship
applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. 
All applicants must have obtained a minimum overall academic average of 90% on all Grade 12 U/M
courses (or equivalent), have applied for admission for full-time studies at main campus and be
nominated by their school.

For More Information see the website -

Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary

The Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary is offered annually to assist graduating high school students who
will pursue post-secondary studies in a field related to the nat-ural environment. 
One or more bursaries of $1000 will be awarded each year to students from our area.

The Bursary is named for Cliff Bennett, a founding member of the MVFN. It was established in 2007
by Cliff’s many friends on his 75th birthday,  to honour, with a legacy, his life-long contribution
to nature education. To date $16,700 has been awarded to 21 students graduating from high schools
in our area who have gone on to studies at colleges and universities across the country.

To be eligible, a student must be graduating from a high school in Lanark County or West Carleton
(or must confirm individual or family MVFN membership) and be accepted into a college or university
program related to nature and the environment.
As well as academic achievement, the Committee will consider an applicant’s involvement in issues
related to the natural environment. 
Previous recipients have demonstrated and actively promoted environmental awareness through
school projects and volunteering in their communities.

Application forms are available from student service offices at area high schools, or here at

2020 Application Form

For further information, students may contact Patricia Larkin, Chair of the Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Awards Committee



Established and funded by Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, this award is presented annually in memory of Luke Santi, who as a high school student demonstrated
a passion for research and discovery, earned top marks in his courses, took part in a variety of extracurricular activities, and volunteered his time in service of others.

For more information - see the website

Applications for the Luke Santi Memorial Award will be accepted from December 1st to May 31 Annually.
Click here for the online application. 

Each year, the recipient will be chosen and notified by August 31.
One award to be given annually at $1000
T4A forms will be issued in February for the taxation year of January to December of the year prior.

The University of Toronto National Scholarship Program

Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program.
In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award.


Morehead-Cain Merit Scholarship Program

At Morehead-Cain, we choose scholars based on four criteria: leadership, moral force of character, scholarship, and physical vigor. For more than thirty years, Canadian students have come to Carolina as Morehead-Cain Scholars and contributed to this campus as dynamic, enthusiastic students and leaders
As you begin to plan for this fall, please keep a few things in mind:

National Union of Public and General Employees Scholarships 

There are six scholarships of $2,500 to students who plan to enter the 1st year of a public post-secondary institution full-time in 2019-2020. Scholarships are open to children / grandchildren or foster children of a National Union member or retiree

For further information and the application forms - see the link -> National Union Scholarship Program


Horatio Alger National Vocational & Technical Scholarship Program 

These scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students in Canada who have financial need and exhibit integrity, and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. For scholarship criteria and other information please click the link below...


Disability Credit Canada Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities

Scholarship is valued at $1,000.  Award money goes towards tuition to an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution.   The scholarship will be awarded to a Canadian high school student with a documented disability who is pursuing post-secondary education in the field of study in health care, criminal justice or community & social services at an accredited Canadian institution for the upcoming academic year 2020-2021.
Deadline- July 31st 2020 6pm EST

Please use this link DCCI Scholarship for more details.

The Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Scholarship value of $2,000.  To be eligible applicants must be currently attending university or college or set to attend during the 2020-2021 academic year.  

For further information on the criteria and the application, please click Heer Law Scholarship.

Deadline to apply is December 31st, 2020 -  

Autism Ontario Education Scholarships

Click here for the link to the scholarship information. Check back at this site in February.

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The Top Five Websites to find INTERNATIONAL

There are plenty of search options and categories that tell you exactly how many scholarships are available to you.

American Scholarships for Canadian Students

Scholarship portal and it is also an excellent source of information if you are looking to study abroad.

Government of Canada
Grants for students in Canada who go to school in the U.S.

Study Abroad Resource and Scholarships

The following guide lists over 100 active Study Abroad Scholarships 
Please see the link to the guide below:

URL Link:  The Guide to Studying Abroad and Scholarships


Useful Scholarship Sites

Ontario loans, grants, scholarships, and bursaries:

Electronic Info: (also a guide to Ontario Universities)

Scholar Tree (Scholarships)

Can Learn:

Smart Scholar:

Student Scholarships:

Scholarships Canada

Accredited Schools Online:


Important Information From The Federal Government:

On April 22, the federal government announced new initiatives for Canadian students in light of COVID-19’s effect on summer jobs. 


The Canada Student Service Grant of $1000-$5000 is to reward students “who choose to do national service and serve their communities” in the fight against COVID-19 and will also help students gain work experience, skills, and pay for tuition in September. Volunteer programs will be aimed at essential services in areas such as agriculture, food services, and the health sector. The amount of Grant you receive will depend on your volunteer hours.



Student grants will be doubled in 2020-21 including those grants for students with dependents and permanent disabilities. Fulltime students are eligible for up to $6,000 and part-time students are eligible for up to $3,600.



The maximum weekly amount for the Canada Student Loans Program will increase from $210 to $350.



The government is investing an additional $75.2 million in existing distinctions-based support for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation students.



When assessing financial aid for students the expected student contributions will be broadened because many students and parents may not have the extra income to save for postsecondary education.


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