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Scholarships and Bursaries
​This is not a complete list of scholarships. This list simply highlights some of the major awards available. Do not limit yourself to these awards. Be sure to research the awards well before the indicated deadline. If reference letters are required, be sure to plan well in advance.

Students are encouraged to use the following web sites to research additional scholarships for which they may qualify:

List of Specific​ Scholarships

Name/Amount of Scholarship
Where to get more information



2008 University of Toronto National Scholarship
  • Covers tuition and incidental fees for 4 years of undergraduate study, residence support in first year, and includes additional, renewable monetary award
  • Based on exceptional academic and extra-curricular achievement
  • Application is available in Student Services
Early October
Loran Award (formally Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation)
  • Character – CMSF scholars are enthusiastic, passionate individuals who possess a moral force of character
  • Leadership – Scholars demonstrate entrepreneurial energy and leadership qualities
  • Service – Scholars have made a difference in their communities
  • Academics – candidates must have 85% minimum average
  • Mid October for nominated applicants (high schools can nominate up to 3 students)
  • Late October for direct application
TD Canada Trust
  • Final year of high school
  • Demonstrated outstanding community leadership
  • Minimum 75% average
  • Letters of reference and essay required
Late October
Wendy’s Classic Achiever
  • Academic excellence
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Community Service
  • Minimum 70% average
  • 300 word essay required
November 1
Queen’s University Major Scholarships (Chancellors, BMO…)
  • Superior academic ability
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Some require nomination from principal (see website for specific details)
Early December
Fireside Scholarship
  • School nominates one candidate based on a 750 word essay focused on “Catholicity”
Mid December
Millennium Scholarships
  • Up to $20,000
  • Click for more info
  • Citizenship
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
Mid December

Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals (FPCBP) Scholarships

  • Recognizes the achievement of Luso-Canadian youth from the Province of Ontario
January 17th
Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation
  • Females planning to enter an engineering program
  • Community leadership and involvement in extra-curricular activities
Toyota Earth Day Scholarship
  • Environmental community service
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Volunteering
  • Academic excellence
Late January
Hubert H. Carnegie Citizen Award
  • Exemplary citizenship
  • Extensive community service
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Evidence of potential for success
Late January
Vari Scholarship (U of T)
  • Must be planning to attend Victoria College at U of T in the faculty of Arts and Science
  • Must demonstrate a genuine interest and commitment to the teaching profession
  • Plan to pursue a career in teaching at the secondary level in Ontario
  • Must demonstrate financial need (complete a financial statement)
  • High academic standing
Early February
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
  • Involvement in voluntary humanitarian work
  • Planning to pursue a degree or diploma at a Canadian post-
    secondary institution
  • Satisfactory academic standing
  • Three letters of reference
Early February
Burger King Scholarship
  • Maintain a 75-80% average in high school
  • Work part-time an average of 15 hrs/week
  • Good conduct at school and job
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Plan to enroll in a 2 to 4 year program at college or university
  • School nominates 1 student
Mid February
Western University Major Scholarships
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Creative and innovative thought
  • Extra-curricular involvement
Mid February
Waterloo Mathematics National Scholarship
  • Entering Faculty of Mathematics
  • Distinguished results in Math or Computer Science
  • Entrepreneurial experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Energetic, curious
Mid February
Epilepsy Kingston Award
  • Currently under a physician’s care for epilepsy
  • Short essay required
Late February
McMaster Hatch Entrance Scholarship
  • Four scholarships
  • Entering the Faculty of Engineering
  • 93% average
  • Demonstration of leadership qualities
  • two letters of reference
February 29th
Allan Simpson Educational Award
  • Be an orphan (both parents deceased)
  • Planning to attend College or University
Early March
Ottawa University Major Awards
  • 92% minimum average
  • 800 word essay
  • Leadership
  • Bilingual (for some awards- see website)
Early March
Carleton University Major Awards
  • 90% minimum average
  • Strong extra-curricular involvement
Early March
Padgett Scholarship
  • Dependent of a small business owner (employing less than 20 people)
  • Planning to attend a post-secondary institution
Early March
Canadian Association of Principals Student Leadership Award
  • Leadership
  • Academic Achievement
  • Essay required
Early March
Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards (formally Canadian War Museum History Award)
  • Submission of a particular media (text, visual art, web design or audio/video) based on a given theme (see website for specific details)
Mid March
  • Miller Thomson Foundation National Scholarship
    • Must be pursuing college or university in Canada
    • Academic abilities
    • School/community contributions
    Late March
    St. Lawrence College Foundation Entrance Awards
    • Entering a full time program at St. Lawrence College
    • Submit a written description with your application
    • Submit an estimate of financial need
    March 31st
    Greyhound Scholarships
    • 80% minimum average
    • Awarded by a draw
    • Students drop off transcript to nearest Greyhound depot
    Carol Anne Letheren Leadership & Sport Scholarship
    • Female
    • Applying to general arts program with emphasis in business, sport management or marketing fields
    • Leadership, respect, fun, fairness and peace
    • 85% minimum average
    • Accomplished athlete in high school, community, provincial level
    Early April
    Garfield Weston Merit Scholarship (for College)
    • Leadership potential
    • Record of service to school/community
    • Minimum 75% average
    • Applying to college for 2-3 year program
    Ryerson University Major Awards
    • 90% minimum average
    • Demonstrate leadership, original thought and creativity
    Early April
    Girl Guides of Canada
    • Registered member of Girl Guides
    • Planning to attend a Canadian college or university
    Early April
    CIBC Youth Vision Scholarship
    • Enrolled with Big Brothers/Sisters
    • 60% minimum average
    • Planning to attend Canadian college or university
    Early April
    CMA Ontario Scholarship
    • Planning to enroll in full-
      time business studies at an Ontario university
    • 80% minimum average (including 80% in Grade 11 Accounting)
    • Essay and resumé required
    Early April
    Retail as a Career Scholarship Program
    • For students entering in a business or retail related program at a post-secondary institution.
    • Needs to be currently working in retail on at least a part-time basis.
    Early to mid-April
    Ontario Knights of Columbus Bursary
    • Dependent of a member of Knights of Columbus
    • Academic Achievement
    • Financial Need
    Mid April
    Pittsburgh Community Benefit Fund
    • For students who reside in the former Pittsburgh Township and who are going to post-secondary or trades school.
    • Students require community involvement (through academics, athletics, employment, or volunteering).
    April 21
    PSAC Public Scholarship Program
    • Entering college or university in the Fall
    • Selection done by a "draw by chance" lottery
    • Selection is not based on academic standing
    April 24

    Ontario Hockey Federation

  • $1,000
  • Click for more info
    • Registered for 3 years within the OHF
    • Planning to attend post-
      secondary institution
    • Maintained good academic standing
    Late April
    OSSTF Family Bursary Program
    • Dependent of a member of OSSTF
    • Must be pursuing Canadian college or university
    • Proven record of involvement/leadership in the school and community, showing interest in community, labour/union and/or social issues
    Late April
    Aird Scholarship
    • Have a major physical disability
    • Planning to attend and Ontario college or University
    Late April
    "Whipper" Billy Watson Education Bursary
    • For students with physical disabilities in full-time study at an Ontario college of applied arts & technology.
    • See Student Services for application
    Late April
    Canadian Hospitality Foundation
    • Entering college or university in the food service/hospitality industry
    Late April
    Spirit of Hospitality
    • For students entering post secondary hospitality training programs in the area of culinary or pastry, food and beverage, or hotel.
    Late April.
    Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation Bursary
    • See Mrs. Cantarutti in Student Services for further details
    • Accepted into a full time trades or technology program at St. Lawrence College.
    April 30th
    Laurentian University Entrance Awards
    • Various scholarships
    • Application is required
    • See Mrs. Cantarutti in Student Services for further details
    May 1st
    L&A Stewardship Council Bursary Program
    • Five awards for $200
    • For students applying to Environmental Studies or Natural Resources programs at a recognized community college or university.
    • Also for students applying to programs in a field of Science applicable to environmental study and Agricultural Studies.
    • Leadership roles in environmental projects, school events and volunteer work in the community will be considered.
    • Applications available in Student Services
    Early May
    Woodruff Bounty Trust Fund
    • $600
    • Call (416) 397-2595
    • Financial need
    • Pursuing a post-secondary education in architecture, engineering or applied arts & technology
    Early May
    Royal Bank Lifeskills Award
    • Hard worker, innovation
    • 65% minimum average with acceptance to Canadian college or university
    Mid May
    OECTA Bursary
    • Financial need
    • Pursuing post- secondary studies
    Mid May
    Learning Matters Education Charity
    • Financial need
    • Community involvement
    • Academic excellence
    • Essay and letters of recommendation required
    Late May
    The Maurice Izzard Memorial Award
    • Students with  a physical disability who plans to pursue post secondary education at any centre of post secondary education
    • See Student Services for application
    End of May
    • For the children of OTIP insured members going to post-secondary studies.
    Frontenac Stewardship Council
    • Three $500 bursaries
    • Frontenac County students who are going on to post secondary education in the field of environmental studies, forestry or biology.
    • Applications available in Student Services
    J.V. Findlay Bursary
    • Pursuing studies in occupational safety, health or the workplace environment
    Late June
    Dr. Albert Rose Bursary
    • Financial need
    • Planning to attend post-secondary
    Early July
    The Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario Award
    • Pursuing a career in the justice sector at college or university
    • Financial need
    Late April
    Maria Albertina Santos Memorial Fund
    • $500
    • Any graduating student who is involved in the Portuguese community in Kingston.
    • See Mrs. Cantarutti ​in Student Services for further details
    April 27th
    Leonard Foundation Student Awards
    • Preference is given to family members of teachers, engineers, clergy and forces personnel, but all may apply and all will be considered
    • Financial need
    March 15th