Scholarships & Aid
James Lee Foundation Scholarship, Deadline September 15th, 2020 The $5000 scholarship is open to emerging creative talent from across Canada wanting to enter the advertising industry. All fields of creativity related to the advertising community will be considered (e.g. writers, art directors, film makers, recording artists, illustrators, digital artists, etc.). Applicants must be non-professional Canadian residents over the age of 16.
Mensa Canada Scholarship, Opens September 1st, 2020
The Mensa Canada General Scholarship is an award of $2000. Applicants are invited to write a short (250-word) essay in which detail their career plan, list their accomplishments to date, and describe what they plan to do order to achieve their future career goals.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in a full-time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution, accredited by the applicable provincial Ministry of Education, during the 2020 – 2021 academic year; must be at least 18 years old on January 31, 2021.
Lalande Scholarship, Deadline October 1st, 2020
The Lalande Scholarship is a $1500 prize awarded by Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers to a student enrolled in a North American University. To apply you must submit an MLA essay of between 1500 to 2000 words about “The greatest challenge or adversity you overcame in your life and how you persevered to get to where you are today.”
Applicant must be a student enrolled in a US or Canada University or College.
Loran Scholarship, Deadline Mid-October (Sponsored), Late October (Direct)
Valued at $100,000 over four years, the Loran Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy. Tenable at 25 partner universities, the Loran Award includes mentorship, funding for summer internships and participation in an extensive network of past and present scholars. There are two streams of applications, direct or sponsored (speak to an academic advisor or financial aid liaison).
Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in CEGEP. If you are planning to attend university outside of Québec after only one year of CEGEP, you can apply in your first year of CEGEP. Present an R score equal to or higher than 29. Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
Horatio Alger Canada & Entrepreneurial Scholarship, Deadline Late October
160, $5,000 Scholarships (and 10, $10,000 Entrepreneurial Scholarships) awarded to students demonstrating financial need and involvement in community. Requires adversity essay, personal statement and optional entrepreneurial essay (for those who wish to be considered for the National Entrepreneurial Scholarship).
Applicants must be graduating CEGEP with plans to enter university in the fall; exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at university; demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less net annual family income); be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; maintain a minimum 65% average; attend high school & reside in Canada; be Canadian citizens.
Building Brighter Futures Indspire,Deadline November 1st
Since 2004, Indspire has provided over $115 million in financial support to more than 37,500 First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. All Building Brighter Futures donations are matched by the Government of Canada allowing us to be double the impact for students.
Applicant must be a Canadian Indigenous person and enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution.
TD Canada Trust Scholarship,Deadline Mid-November
Up to $70,000 in total value, the TD Community Scholarships are granted to those who show exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community. Essays and supplementary application are required. Have demonstrated community leadership; in the final year of CEGEP; have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year.