Want a scholarship, but not sure where to start?
Need a scholarship?
Or are you just curious?
Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Scholarships are a tricky business. It feels like there are hardly any, but in truth, there are millions of unclaimed scholarships in Canada each year. To be exact, that’s millions of unclaimed dollars you could win. In addition, it is not uncommon for graduating post-secondary students to be stuck in debt. So winning a scholarship could definitely help ease that financial blow.

Scholarships versus Bursaries:

But first and foremost, let’s get a frequently asked question out of the way: What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?

Scholarships: monetary awards given for excellence in a specific academic field (like for chemistry or English) or for achievements in a non-academic field (like for community service or athletics)

Bursary: monetary grants given to students who demonstrate a clear need of financial aid and/ or satisfactory academic achievement

So without further ado, let’s now take a look at some of the scholarships available in Canada! Clink on the scholarship of interest and it will direct you to the page where you can apply/ learn more.

BRITISH COLUMBIA:

* BC Hydro Scholarship
* Power Pioneer Youth Community Service Awards
* Aboriginal Scholarships and Bursaries

ALBERTA:

* Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal
* Alberta Centennial Awards
* Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship

SASKATCHEWAN:

* Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship
* Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship
* Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

MANITOBA:

* Alexander Josephson Memorial Scholarship
* United Way Youth Leaders in Action Scholarship
* University of Manitoba Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

QUEBEC:

* D’études Horatio Alger/ Horatio Alger of Canada Scholarship Programs
* Programme de bourses TDAH de Shire Canada/ Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program
* The Gary W. Sims Québec Association of Applied Educational Technology Scholarship

YUKON, NUNAVUT, & THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES:

* Yukon Art Society Scholarship
* Yukon Energy General Scholarship Program
* Margaret (Peg) Harper Nursing Scholarship
* Métis Heritage Association Scholarships
* Ted Trindell Memorial Scholarship

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR:

* The Junior Jubilee Scholarship
* Centenary of Responsible Government Scholarships
* The Electoral District Scholarships

NEW BRUNSWICK:

* Dialogue New Brunswick Scholarship
* University of New Brunswick JDI NB Scholarship
* Fred Ross Scholarship

NOVA SCOTIA:

* Nova Scotia Grade 12 Scholarship Research Essay
* Currie Undergraduate Scholarship
* Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND:

* University of Prince Edward Island Harrison McCain Scholarships
* Arthur & Theresa MacDonald Scholarship
* Orin Carver Scholarship

CANADA & ONTARIO:

* Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation’s National Citizenship Award and Scholarship
* Loran Award
* The Miller Thomson Foundation Scholarship
* The TD Scholarship
* RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship
* Schulich Leader Scholarships
* BGG Communications Scholarship
* Louise Russo Youth and Leadership Award

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