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External Scholarships (Financial Aid)

There are a variety of external scholarships available to assist you with your tuition and other education expenses.

Paul G. Complin Memorial Scholarship

The Paul G. Complin Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to three (3) students at Ontario’s post-secondary institutions who are pursuing programs related to engineering or the sciences.  The scholarship fosters the furtherance of studies relating to the environment and sustainability, by striving to encourage young leaders to enter the environmental field and to stimulate professionalism.  Therefore, the applicant must demonstrate the relationship between their field of study and the environment, or must be pursuing environmentally related post-secondary studies. 

Scholarship Value: $2,500 each

Due Date: January 31, 2019

For more information and details on how to apply please follow this link:

The iWaterPurification Foundation (iWO) Scholarship 

This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement with a $1,000 USD scholarship towards tuition, books and other expenses.

Students are required to write a short essay on the topic: “Providing Clean Water to Every Human”.

Due Date:  December 12th, 2018

For more information and details on how to apply please follow this link:,1,va6x9xMtnDDzdKLb5-WGLYaVlAyhdpAnMZ57x7_igbcmlkaxSS7cMk5J-x9qJHnU03Rrav6Oo5SLbDysXtmAfPu3i4G0nwtUHLMje9k75igD8KduBQ„&typo=1

The Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship

The Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship is presented to a post-secondary student with a disability. It is awarded to a future leader to help them realize their career ambitions. One student is selected every year and is awarded $3000.

Due Date: March 29th, 2019

For more information on this scholarship please visit the following website:


2019 Veteran Car Donations Annual Scholarship 

Due date: August 15, 2019

Value of scholarship: $1,000 (1 winner), $250 (2 runner ups)

Qualifications: To qualify, undergraduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study (or related field) as well as attending an accredited college or university.

To apply, please follow this link: 2019 Veteran Car Donations Annual Scholarship


2018 BluePay STEM Scholarship

BluePay has created an annual scholarship for students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). The application includes an essay answering 1 of 3 questions in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words:

1. What recent innovation has meant the most to your daily life?
2.  What do you imagine or have you experienced to be the single greatest challenge that arises when you start your own business?
3. What do you think is the biggest threat to the security of your personal information?

Due Date: December 20, 2018

Value of Scholarship: $1,000 (winner), $250 (2 runner ups)

For more information about this scholarship, please follow this link: 2018 BluePay STEM Scholarship

Live Your Dreams: Education and Awards for Women

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. Recipients have the potential to receive $1,000 - $16,000 to further their education.

You are eligible to apply if you:

- Are a women with a primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents

- Are attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program

Please visit the following link to apply for a Live Your Dream Award:…

Due Date:  November 15, 2018


Senior Advice Caregiver Scholarship

Senior advice is offering a scholarship of $2,000 to students at Confederation College who have acted as a caregiver. 

Please follow the link below for more information:

Movavi Scholarship 

Movavi would like to offer the students of Confederation College of the Applied Arts and Technology a Scholarship of $500. 

To take part in the Movavi Scholarship Program, students need to create a video using Movavi Video Editor and Movavi Clips, which are free to access. Students will have to then share it on the home page of the Movavi company website and on social networks with a special hashtag. An independent committee will determine the scholarship winner. 

For more information about the scholarship and how to apply please visit the links below:

Indspire Scholarship

Noront partnered with Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards in 2014 to create the The Noront Resources Aboriginal Award in Memory of Paul Semple.  Since 2014, over 25 awards have been presented to students in post secondary education including technical programs or apprenticeships.

Preference is given to students from: Aroland, Attawapiskat, Constance Lake, Eabametoong,
Ginoogamang, Long Lake #58, Marten Falls, Mishkeegogamang, Neskantaga, Nibinamik, Webequie and any graduates from the Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance (RoFATA).

Application deadlines are February 1, August 1, and November 1 annually.

Click here for more information or to apply.

A Place for Mom Sixth Annual Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) who is enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec), and will grant selected applicants a $1,000 financial donation for their compelling submissions on senior living.

Please visit for deadline dates and further application information.

Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

Purpose: To encourage Aboriginal Canadians to pursue a career in journalism through a combination of studies at a Canadian postsecondary institution and experience in a newsroom.

The Award: A gift of $4,000, intended to defray education costs. Scholarship recipients with appropriate experience and qualifications may also receive an offer of temporary employment or other opportunities at The Canadian Press, at the sole direction of the scholarship provider.

Eligibility: To be awarded to an Aboriginal Canadian (status or non-status Indian, Metis or Inuit) who is enrolled at a Canadian university or community college. The student must already be attending the postsecondary institution and must be either enrolled in a journalism program or actively involved with a news organization associated with the institution (such as a student newspaper or broadcast station). The scholarship is open to both French and English-speaking aboriginal Canadians.

Deadline: November 1 of each year.

Application forms and further information can be obtained from:

Marissa D’Mello, Human Resources, The Canadian Press, 36 King Street East, Toronto, ON, M5C 2L9. Phone: 416-5072132 or email:

SeniorsZen Scholarship offers scholarships to students enrolled full time in a diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited Canadian college, university or trade school. To be eligible you must be a legal resident of Canada or hold a valid student visa. Scholarships are awarded based upon an essay or one page info graphic on a topic related to senior living in Canada. For more details about the application process, go to and navigate to the Scholarships section. This is an annual scholarship.

Hydro One, One Awards: The First Nations, Metis & Inuit Award

Value of Award:

  • Two annual academic awards, in the amount of $3,000
  • Offer of a developmental work term with Hydro One Networks

Eligibility Criteria:

  • First Nations/Metis/Inuit students in good academic standing currently in their first, second, or third year of Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or Engineering/Technology, Computer Science, Forestry, Business, Information Technology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science/Studies - or a combination of these programs
  • In good academic standing
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and involvement in extra-curricular campus/community activities
  • Demonstrated strength in oral and written communication skills
  • No more than one other concurrent award of equal or greater value held in second year
  • Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation
  • Proof of Aboriginal ancestry (ie. Status, Treaty, Metis Membership or Nunavut Certificate Card)

Deadline for application is April 30th and December 31st of each year.

Please visit to apply.

Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries and Scholarship Awards Program

Indspire has disbursed over $54 million through 16,000 bursaries and scholarships to First Nation, Inuit, and Metis students across Canada since 1985.

For details about each scholarship or bursary and to submit your application, please visit:

Project Hero Scholarships

Project Hero, started in 2009 by Retired General Rick Hillier and Honorary Lt. Colonel Kevin Reed, is a unique program providing undergraduate scholarships to children of fallen soldiers. Since September 2009, many of Canada’s finest colleges and universities are offering tuition to children of CAF personnel who have lost their lives while serving in an active mission.

To be eligible, the recipient must be:

  1. A dependent of a Canadian Armed Forces personnel deceased while serving in an active mission
  2. Under the age of twenty-six
  3. Registered as a full-time undergraduate student at the college, in a program of study eligible for funding by the Province of the location of the college
  4. Meet the academic requirements for entry to the academic program for which the recipient applies and maintain satisfactory academic standing in the program

Eligibility to the scholarship program for the children of Canadian Armed Forces personnel deceased while serving in an active mission will be determined by Canadian Armed Forces criteria.

Additional information can be found at:

Scholarships Canada

Deadline: Various

Canada’s most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through their extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You’ll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning. Visit Scholarships Canada.

Deadline: Various is a FREE scholarship search service devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. Visit


National Educational Association of Disabled Students

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is pleased to announce the availability of its new financial aid portal for students with disabilities, Visit