Local and National Scholarships and Awards for Undergraduate Study in Canada

In the table below, all the titles in the left-hand column are hot links that lead to the relevant website.

James Lee Foundation Scholarship Applications open in August $5,000

- the award is for emerging creative talent in the advertising industry

- must be a Canadian citizen over 16 years of age

-must submit a portfolio of work

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Fall 2017 for the 2017-18 Academic Year


- identify as female student with strong academic record

- Computer Science or Computer Engineering major

- demonstrated leadership in digital technology

SEAMission Scholarship


September 30 $1,500

- must be enrolled in a Canadian college or university, with an overall 70% GPA

- permanent address must be in the Jane - Finch corridor in Toronto

- household income must be below $70K

Hamilton Community Foundation

October 1 or February 1

varies - there are three need-based bursaries

- must have graduated from a high school in Hamilton

- Please see the website for further details

Hydro One Foundation Scholarships for Women, Black students, and First Nations students October 1 $5,000 - must be a major in one of the following fields: Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Forestry, Business, Information Technology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science/Studies – or a combination of these programs

The Dalton Camp Award

November 15

One $10,000 prize and one $2500 prize

- Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident may submit an essay

Corporate Finance Institute Annual Scholarship November 15 $500

- must be a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree student in Finance

- must submit three 250 word essays, describing your financial need, your passion for finance, and your plan to use your career in finance to improve the lives of others

The Working Parent College Scholarship December 10 $1,000

- must be full or part-time student at an accredited Canadian college or university

- must have 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

- must have worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying;

- must be a residential parent of at least one minor child;

- must be a legal resident of Canada;

- must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying

Silver Cross Scholarship December 15 $1500

- must be enrolled full-time

- must use a mobility device such as a wheelchair or scooter

- must submit a 500-word essay to their website, on how you have demonstrated leadership in your community

Grey Smoke Media Scholarship December 31 $3000

- must be enrolled in a post-secondary program studying Business Marketing, Communications, Liberal Arts, or Social Sciences

- must submit an essay of 500-750 words describing an obstacle you have encountered in the past and how you overcame it

Scribendi Scholarship December 31 US$1,000

-must be registered at an accredited university or college

- must submit a 150-word essay describing how you are making a difference in your community

Storwell Foster Children Bursary Award September 1, 2022 Up to $2,000

- must have been in foster care

- must be Canadian or U.S. citizen

- must be enrolled full-time in post-secondary education

- must be under 25 years old

Off the Beaten Track Anthropology Field School Scholarship January 5 Program fees for two applicants (€ 3450 in 2021)

- must be an undergraduate student with an interest in anthropological fieldwork

- must submit a research proposal. Please visit the website for guidelines and sample proposals.

- scholarship supports field research in Gozo, Malta, during the summer

Engineers Canada

January 8


- undergraduate engineering student

- Canadian citizen

- student member of one of the twelve accrediting bodies

- strong contributor to the public image of engineers in Canada

- Candidates must be nominated by the Dean of Engineering

Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation January 15

One $10,000 award and

bursaries of up to $1,000

- For the $10,000 award, students must be majors in Engineering

- All other full-time undergraduates may apply for the bursaries.

The Chinese Professionals Association of Canada January 15

One $3,000 award, and

up to four $1,000 awards

- for secondary and post-secondary students

- exceptional community leadership

- outstanding academic achievement

3M-STLHE National Student Fellowship



- must be a full-time student at a Canadian college or university, in your first undergraduate program.

- must be in neither your first nor your last year

Tim Hickman Memorial Health and Safety Scholarship January 31 $3,000

- must be registered full-time

- must be in a health related major, such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational health and safety, or medicine

- must submit a 300-500 word essay outlining your past contributions to health and safety

Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation

January 31/February 21

Seven at $5,000; three at $10,000

- female undergraduate student

- must demonstrate an interest in a specified area of study within engineering

Hannah Studentship

for summer research in medical science

February 1 $5,500

- must be a registered full-time student at a Canadian institution

- research project must address the history of medicine, disease, or health, and must be able to be completed within the three summer months

Kin Canada Bursaries February 1 $1,000

- must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant

- must be completing high school, or enrolled in post-secondary study

- rewards community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada, and financial need

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award February 1 Up to $7,000 per year, to a maximum of $15,000

- must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant

- must be involved in voluntary humanitarian work

- must be in your first post-secondary program, and must maintain satisfactory academic standing

EDC International Business Fellowships

Early February


- must be Canadian citizens enrolled in a program at a Canadian university focused on international business, finance, economics, or a combination of business with environmental or sustainability studies

Canadian Nurses Foundation Scholarships Early February Many awards at various levels

- must be a full-time student in a nursing program at a Canadian institution

- many other conditions apply to each award.  Please consult their website.

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Independent Research Grant February 15 Up to $5500

- must be Canadian resident

- project must address some aspect of Canadian geography, and project goals must be to “make Canada better known to Canadians and the world.”

AEA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program February 15 $1000 to $35,000

- for students seeking careers in avionics or aviation maintenance

- many different awards are available. Please consult their website.

Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund February 24 $3000

- You must be enrolled on a full-time basis (or be deemed enrolled on a full-time basis) at a law faculty in Canada

- You must have a disability (includes any physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments).

Advertising Standards Canada Robert E Oliver Award February 28 $1500

- must be a Canadian citizen

- must be enrolled full-time in an Advertising or Marketing program

- must submit an application with a 250-word essay to your program chair

RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for Aboriginals February 28 10 awards worth up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years - must be status or non-status Indian, Inuit or Métis pursuing post-secondary education
Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship February 15 Transportation, housing, and a $4000 stipend

- must be in the second, third, or fourth year of an undergraduate Engineering, Mathematics, or Science program, with the intention of returning to undergraduate studies in the Fall semester

- Canadian and International students welcome

- students from minority populations welcome

- must have an interest in research

Paul G. Complin Memorial Award February 29 $2,000

- must be an Engineering or Science major

- must be studying environmental issues, or be able to show how your work impacts the environment

-Refer to the guidelines attached, and use the application form.

Pink Pearl Foundation Scholarship

March 1 $1,000

- must have been diagnosed with cancer

- must be a full- or part-time student at a post-secondary institution

- must be active in extracurricular activities

- must have a GPA over 65%

Association of Black Law Enforcers Scholarship March 8 varies

- must submit an essay 500 words in length, on one of the following topics:

  • Outline your voluntary service to the community
  • Why have you chosen your particular field of study, and how will you make a positive contribution to your community
  • Why should you be selected as an ABLE award recipient
Air and Waste Management Scholarships March 31 $2,000 - must be in an engineering or science field related to waste management
Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners January 1 through April 1 US$2,000

- must be in third year of a Forensics program, or higher, including Masters

- must have a 3.0 GPA (76%) or higher

- must submit a letter of reference


The Golden Key Society

April 1

$1000 to $2000

- must have been a Golden Key member for at least two semesters

- must be registered undergraduate or graduate student

- GPA 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association April 4 $1000 or $2000 Four different scholarships are available.

- must be hard of hearing or deaf

- must be registered full-time at a recognized Canadian university or college, and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident/landed immigrant, convention refugee or a protected person living in Canada

- applicants are evaluated on their overall profile. Visit the website for further details.

The SPIROL Scholarship April 7 Up to $5,000 per year for four years

- must be studying Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, or Science

- must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

- must demonstrate a commitment to community service

Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship April 1 $1,000

- must be registered full-time

- must have documented proof of a mental illness

Libro "Commitment to Community" Award April 23 34 at $2,000

- must be enrolled full-time in a Canadian college, university, apprenticeship program, technical institute, or private college

- must have a GPA of 67% or better

- must demonstrate commitment to community through leadership and volunteer work

- must live in Southwestern Ontario, with a postal code beginning with N

Athena Scholarship April 30 $5,000

- must be enrolled as a full-time student

- must be 18 to 30 years of age

- must be dedicated to advancing leadership opportunities for women

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Award April 30 Two awards of $2,000

- must be able to demonstrate a commitment to critically studying ethics in Canadian sport

- must be a sports practitioner, sports educator, or high-performing athlete

A Place For Mom Scholarship May 1 Five awards of $1,000

- must be enrolled in full-time study, in a field that prepares you to work with seniors

- must write an essay 400-700 words in length. See their website for the essay topics.

NEADS National Student Awards May 8 Six at $3,000, one at $1,000

- must have a permanent disability

- must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

- must be registered in and returning to full-time post-secondary study in Canada

Ontario Power Generation University Engineering Award May 15 $2,400

- must be eligible to work in Canada upon graduation

- must be part of an employment equity target group: women, indigenous, disabled, or visible minority student

- must be an Engineering major

Ontario Power Generation John Wesley Beaver Award May 15 $5,000

-must be a First Nations student resident in Ontario

- available in a restricted list of majors (see website)

- minimum 75.0 average

Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics May 15 $3,500

- must be a second, third, or fourth year Economics major

- must be able to demonstrate an interest in mineral economics

SeniorCare Aging Matters Scholarship May 15 $1,500

- must be enrolled at a college or university

- must submit a 1000-word essay on "Why Aging Matters."

The RBC Capital Markets Diversity Scholarship  May 17 8 awards worth $5,000 each PLUS summer analyst positions at RBC Capital Markets

- must be a student in second year of undergraduate studies at a Canadian university

- must be a representative of a diverse community

- minimum GPA of 3.5 (80.0 %)

Canadian Hearing Society May 25

$1,000 for PT

$3,000 for FT

- must be a deaf or hard-of-hearing Canadian resident

- must be attending a Canadian university or college, full-time

Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarship Fund May 25 $500 to $4,000

- must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident

- must be registered in full-time post-secondary study in Canada in the field of wildlife conservation

Start Proud Student Leadership Award May 26 $2,500

- award supports LGBTQ students

- must demonstrate academic success and leadership in the LGBTQ community

- must be able to articulate future plans for leadership in the LGBTQ community

The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Award

May 27

One National Scholarship of $6,000 and six Regional Scholarships of $2,000

- must submit an essay

- strong academic and personal achievements

- application must be sponsored by a CFIG or A.D.A. member grocery store, who will serve as a mentor in the preparation of the student’s application

2015 McKiggan Hebert End Distracted Driving Scholarship May 31 $1,000

- minimum GPA of 3.0

- must share your personal story about the effects of distracted driving

EFC Scholarship Program May 31 ranging from $1000 to $5000 - various requirements apply; please see their website
Cariati Law College Scholarship May 31 $1,000

- must be an undergraduate student

- must submit a 750-word essay

Husky Energy Scholarship program for Aboriginal Students May 31 Three scholarships at $5,000 each

- must show First Nations status

- available in a range of specific majors; please consult their website

Community Living Walkerton and District Educational Scholarship May 31 $1,000

- must reside in Bruce County or Grey County in Ontario, Canada; it is understood that they may live elsewhere to attend school.

- must be accepted to study full-time at a recognized Canadian institution in a post secondary program.

- must submit to the selection committee a 500 word essay to demonstrate their personal and/or professional experiences and challenges in promoting inclusion for persons with disabilities.

- must include in the essay an indication of their commitment to being a builder of stronger communities and good citizenship. 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) May 31 S8,000

- Must have been severely injured, or have a parent or sibling who has been severely injured, in an impaired driving crash. Proof required.

- Must be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program

- Completed application form required.

Strong Analytics Data Science Scholarship June 1 $1,000

- The project must use publicly-available, open-access data

- All analyses, visualizations, and reports must be original

- Students can work individually or as teams

Indspire Scholarships June 1 Various

- must prove First Nations status

- various grants are available, with various requirements. Please consult their website.

Anishinabek Student Excellence Awards June 16 Four awards of $2,500

- must be an Anishinabek First Nation student

- must be registered for full-time study

- must submit a short bio, an application letter, and two academic references

- please see attached instructions

Cityline Scholarship for BIPOC Women June 25 $5,000

- Must be a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Colour identifying as female

- Must submit a video in which you answer one of three questions (see website)

Ontario CU Succeed Youth Bursary Jun 30 $1,000

- must be a full-time student

- family must do their banking at a credit union

- must be under 25 years old

Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Scholarships July 1 S2,000 - must be enrolled in a Canadian university program that will contribute to advances in asphalt technology
The Katherine Lemke Heinrichs Scholarship July 1 $2,000

- must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

- must be in your fourth year in a program of study related to international development and human rights, involving displaced persons or refugees

- must submit a short essay

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy July 5 A series of awards of $500 each

- must be a registered student

- must be diagnosed as having cerebral palsy

Tamara Gordon Foundation Scholarship July 11 $750 to $3,000

- must be a Canadian citizen with a certified disability

- must be enrolled full-time

Norman Taylor Memorial Bursary July 25 $1,000

- must be Aboriginal

- must be a full-time university student in a Business program

- financial need will be considered

Gunn's Hill Wind Farm Bursaries for Indigenous and Six Nations Students July 31



- must show evidence of indigenous status

- must be enrolled full-time

- must submit an essay showing how your studies are related to renewable energy

Disability Credit Canada July 31 $1,000

- must be registered for a full-time program of study in the field of study in health care, criminal justice or community & social services

- must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

- must have a documented disability

- must be under 20 years of age at the time of application

Indigenous Learning Centre Bursary August 5 $1,000

- must be enrolled full-time

- must have Aboriginal ancestry

- Letter of application required

Bill 7 Award August 7 @ 5:00 pm 10 awards of $2,500

- the award supports gay, lesbian, transsexual, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer students

- must submit an essay

- must be pursuing your first post-secondary degree