There are a number of awards available through agencies external to York University. These awards are listed below with links to the appropriate Web sites from which you can learn more about the award and download the application. Apply well in advance for an award for the next academic year. This site also links you to several external award search engines to start you on your own search.
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Available to current or former members and their dependents of the Canadian Army after Oct. 1, 1946 or of the Canadian Forces after Jan. 31, 1968. Must also have a minimum of one year in the Regular Force military service.
Canadian Hydrographic Student Award
This will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in the field of Geomatics with at least a 70% average. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.
Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) offers a variety of awards for student-athletes representing York University in both team and individual sports. Selected members are honoured throughout September to March by special awards and student-athlete profiles based on academic achievement or athletic excellence.
The Canadian Institute of Geomatics administers a number of scholarships and award programs that are oriented toward promoting the field of Geomatics and supporting college and university students enrolled in related programs.
Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship
The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship available to a student who is Canadian or a landed immigrant, enrolled in a graduate degree program in Canada, doing research that will assist the protection of minority or human rights.
Community Achievement Awards
The Community Achievement Awards occur twice a year. This semester we are recognizing exceptional student leaders in the fields of Art, Media, Philanthropy, and Entrepreneurship. To get involved, nominate yourself or an outstanding student you feel deserves national recognition and a $1,000 scholarship package.
Nominations have now been extended to March 1, 2013 at 11:59pm ET!
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation is generously offering financial assistance in the amount of $12,500 to help students in the development of their artistic careers. The awards are available to students working in painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation will not accept applications from commercial artists or from students whose work falls primarily within the categories of photographers, video artists, filmmakers and craftmakers. Eligible students must show work that is representational, have began or completed art school training or exemplify, through previous work and future commitments, a dedication to pursuing a lifetime career in art. The grant can be used to contribute towards any art-related expense including study, travel, studio-rental, purchasing materials etc. Students interested in applying must contact the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation directly to request application forms and to inquire on full eligibility requirements: The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, 1814 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 1, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1E4, Canada, tel.: 514-937-9225, fax: 514-937-0141, e-mail: email@example.com.
Chinese Professionals Association of Canada
Every year, the Education Foundation of Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC) provides scholarships and awards to secondary and post-secondary students who have demonstrated exceptional community leadership as well as outstanding academic achievements. The Foundation also provides assistance to students who have maintained above-average grades and are experiencing financial difficulty.
Epilepsy Postdoctoral Reseach Award and Summer Studentships
Epilepsy Canada is pleased to announce that it is again accepting submissions to support research trainees in any area of research pertaining to epilepsy.
Equals6.com Top-Talent Scholarship Program
www.Equals6.com is the student professional social network connecting students to people and resources that can help them achieve their academic and career goals. Together with private industry partners, Equals6 is providing scholarships to high school and college/university students.
Equity Through Education Student Awards and Holly Bartlett Memorial Bursary
Value: $1,000 - $3,000
These awards are being offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or professional degree programs at recognized Canadian universities or in certified diploma programs at Canadian colleges. Up to 12 awards available. For more information, please contact the NEADS office: National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), Rm. 426 Unicentre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, tel.: 613-380-8065.
Eric Waldron Scholarship
This Scholarship is provided to a student with a disability who is enrolled in an Ontario College or University and who has completed his/her first year of instruction. Enrolment in programs that will lead to working with individuals with disabilities will be an asset. The Scholarship Selection Committee is interested in the student's volunteer and employment endeavors and/or family involvement with an individual(s) with a disability. Personality, attitude and leadership attributes of the applicant will also be considered through personal/professional letters of reference. Academic and community references are acceptable. Transcripts with marks are required. The selection will be made by the Scholarship Awards Committee.
Value: $25,000 USD
The Canada-US Fulbright Program is a joint, bi-national program supported by Foreign Affairs Canada and the United States Department of State that offers multiple opportunities to post-doctoral researchers, prospective graduate students, graduate students and graduating seniors for graduate study in research and teaching positions at an American academic institution of their choice. The award carries a value of $25,000 USD for one academic year or $12,500 USD for one semester, plus health insurance and visa services. The competition is open to exceptional students, however applications in the following fields are especially encouraged: Comparative Public Policy; International Trade; North American Integration; Urban and Regional Planning; Security; Communications; Culture; Ecology and the Environment; Indigenous Issues; Law; Border Issues; Canada-US Relations; Canadian studies and American studies.
GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada
Value: $4,000 (renewable for four years)
The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada is a unique program that provides financial support and skills development opportunities for up to five accomplished Aboriginal first-year undergraduate students from recognized institutions who are pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering or business/management and are a member of one of the following groups: First Nation status or non-status, Métis or Inuit.
GreenPages Directory Bursary
Value: $1,000 and $1,500
GreenPages Directory announces a scholarship for Canadian University Students. The Vancouver-based organization, GreenPages Directory, is offering Canadian university students a $1,000 education award and a $1,500 award to help students start new projects in sustainability. For more information, please call: 1-866-898-2665 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hamilton Community Foundation offers a number of awards and grants to students holding some connection to the city of Hamilton and surrounding areas. Hamilton Community Foundation's scholarships and bursary funds provide assistance and encouragement to promising young students severely challenged by the costs of education. In the case of scholarships, bursaries and fellowships, individuals are nominated to receive the award however the grant is given to the educational institution that, in turn, gives it to the student. A number of HCF scholarships and bursaries are available through an open-call process.
Four fellowships will be given annually to graduating seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership on their campuses and/or in their greater community. The letter of recommendation is crucial to the application. Eligible students will have demonstrated that they are dynamic leaders who have the potential to advance positive change throughout the world.
Hilary M. Weston Scholarship
Each year, the program will grant two scholarships to students enrolling in a graduate level social work program at a publicly funded university. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, mental health issues and must be a resident of Ontario.
The International Council for Canadian Studies is offering a variety of scholarship programs on behalf of Foreign Affairs Canada. There are a variety of programs available such as the Commonwealth Scholarship Plan (CSFP), Foreign Government Awards (FGA), and the Organization of American States Fellowships (OAS). These scholarship programs are available to Canadians for graduate research abroad. For specific information regarding eligibility requirements per scholarship program, deadlines, and the availability of the scholarship program per country click the link above.
IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation that works with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable and more prosperous societies. IDRC awards are granted to individuals doing research directly related to and in the context of IDRC’s programs and projects. IDRC does not fund course work, only field research related to a PhD or MA study program and support is provided after successful participation in competitions. The Centre also has a corporate awards program, which includes doctoral research awards for Canadian students and developing country nationals studying at a Canadian university, awards for Canadian students studying journalism and internships tenable at IDRC.
IODE Ontario Lucy Morrison Memorial Fund
Value: $600 - $800
Receives memorial donations and contributions from IODE chapters. With this fund, we are able to award bursaries of $600 to $800 each based on need. Three annual scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded for Applied Ecology, Music Performance, Library and Information Science. An annual award for $1,000 is presented to a student at the National Ballet School, Toronto. Two tuition awards are given to students at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto.
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Award
Value: $1,000 - $5,000
Zonta International helps women overcome gender barriers to careers in traditionally male-dominated fields. The scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate or Master's degrees in business management.
Kathy Searles Scholarship
To be eligible students must be full time first or second year students, enrolled in the science, arts or business program. They should have a minimum average of 75% and demonstrate community involvement. Please send to: The Scholarship Committee, The Barbados St. Michael School Alumni (Toronto) Inc., P.O. Box 2258, Square One Post Office,
Mississauga, ON, L5B 3C8.
- Previous year’s transcript
- Supporting evidence of full-time registration
- Essay-format covering letter detailing: community involvement, career objectives, goals and aspirations (500 words)
- Listing of volunteer recognitions
- Financial information
- Reasons why you should be awarded this scholarship
The application deadline is September 30, 2013.
Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart Scholarship
Everest Nutrition, a leader in providing superior quality nutraceutical supplements across North America, is giving $1,000 to two students who pursue further education beyond a high school level. This is part of the 'Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart' program.
Value: $8,000 (renewable for four years)
The Loran Award is open to every graduating high school or cegep student from coast-to-coast-to-coast. It includes an annual tuition waiver and a stipend of $8,000, access to funding and internships through our summer program, invitations to annual gatherings and forums, and mentorship opportunities. The award is tenable at any of our partner universities.
Ontario College of Teachers Scholarships
The Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to assist candidates proceeding to their final year of a consecutive or concurrent teacher education program. This Scholarship is designed to reward the achievements and characteristics of individuals who model the values of teaching as a respected, time-honored and forward looking profession.
PDK Henry Jackman Award
Each year, the University of the Toronto Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International sponsors the Henry Jackman Award in honour of the chapter's first president. The award is presented to an educator currently attending a Faculty of Education, including graduate programs, in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario. A year's membership in the University of Toronto Chapter PDK is also awarded.
Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics
Each year, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) will award $3,500 to a recipient of the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship. Candidates must be enrolled in a Canadian university studying either a Bachelor or Master of Economics, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and must demonstrate an interest in mineral economics.
Rhodes Scholarship in Canada
Value: $50,000 (renewable for two to three years)
A Rhodes Scholarship includes tuition, college fees and a stipend covering living expenses for two and possibly three years of study at the University of Oxford. Successful candidates have come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and pursue many different courses of study while on scholarship. The Rhodes might best be viewed as an investment in an individual of remarkable promise rather than support for a particular program of postgraduate study. Applicants are assessed for their intellectual distinction, physical vigour, character, commitment to service and leadership.
Silver Cross Ability Achievement Scholarship
Silver Cross offers two annual Ability Achievement Scholarships for physically-challenged students: one in the USA and one in Canada.
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
Value: $7,500 - $10,000
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959 and is reviewed by education ministers at their triennial meetings – the only scholarship scheme in the world to receive such high-level recognition.
The George Linton Music Scholarship
The George Linton Music Scholarship is an award of $1,000.00 given to the candidate who can best demonstrate the value of music to the rehabilitation patient and describe the importance of music in their own education or career plans.
The Ontario On-site Wastewater Association (OOWA) is sponsoring two annual education awards to support students with a strong interest in on-site wastewater systems. The bursary is available to anyone enrolled in an environmental, chemical or civil engineering program. Participants can only receive the award once during their studies and must be conducting research which focuses on onsite wastewater issues, including but not restricted to development of new technologies, including nutrient removal or disinfection technologies, impact of onsite systems on the environment, assessment of performance of onsite systems, including new and old technologies, and soil systems, or operation and maintenance of onsite systems.
The Bursary Program is designed to assist students entering or continuing their post-secondary education, including courses and programs of a technical and vocational nature, outside of and beyond secondary school. Applicants must be a Canadian or Commonwealth war veteran and/or their children and grandchildren, ordinary, life and associate members of The Royal Canadian Legion and their children and grandchildren, or Ladies’ Auxiliary members and their children and grandchildren.
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Scholarship
This scholarship supports the education and training of masters and doctoral students with disabilities who are studying in a rehabilitation-related field and intend on contributing to rehabilitation science as researchers.
Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program
The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program offers twenty $5, 000 scholarships to students across Canada who have distinguished themselves through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and academic excellence. One exceptional student will also be presented with the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship National Award and a Panasonic notebook computer
Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC) Awards
The URDC at Grant MacEwan University is calling for applications for the four awards briefly described below. Application forms and/or guidelines are available from URDC. The application deadline is November 30, 2012.
- The Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts (ACUA) Award ($500) is offered annually for a project that fosters a greater awareness of Ukrainian art in Alberta. This project may be in the form of an exhibit, tour, festival, educational program, or special project.
- The Roman Soltykewych Music Scholarship ($500) is available to applicants (individual or group) determined to pursue further studies in the field of Ukrainian choral or vocal music.
- The Anna Pidruchney Award for New Writers ($1,000) is available annually to a novice writer for a work on a Ukrainian Canadian theme. Submissions for this year's award must be in English. Previous recipients of this award are not eligible to apply for it again.
- The William and Mary Kostash Award for Media Arts ($1,000) is being offered for a project which promotes Ukrainian Canadian identity through the medium of film, video or multimedia.
UNESCO-L’Oréal for Women in Science International Fellowships
Value: $20,000 (renewable for one additional year)
Granted annually to promising young women scientists, at the doctorate or post-doctorate level, in the Life Sciences to encourage international scientific cooperation and the developing of cross-cultural networks.
Applicant must be an employee of United Parcel Service.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Value: $50,000 (renewable for three years)
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated.
Wrought Iron Art Scholarship
Art Metal Workshop Inc. is a Canadian company specializing in iron work. Each year Art Metal Workshop Inc. offers two $1,000 scholarships for students enrolled in fall/spring school year at any college, university, trade or technical school within the United States or Canada. Interested candidates must submit a 500-3000 essay on one of the following topics by the application deadline:
- The modern use of wrought iron metals in residential construction.
- The evolution of wrought iron processing/use through 19th - 20th century.
Please visit their website for further details.
Offers various awards though the Government of Yukon. Some examples are: Student Financial Assistance, Yukon Grant, Student Training Allowance, Yukon Excellence Awards, Canada Student Loan and/or Millennium Bursary and various other awards, scholarships and bursaries. Information and application forms can be accessed through their Web site here and click on Student Financial Assistance located on the right hand side of the home page. For further questions or for more information, please contact only one of the following representatives, if your last name begins with A to K: Carole Theriault, and if your last name begins with L to Z: Nancy Flemming, tel.: 867-667-5929 or toll free: Yukon only 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5929.
Other External Scholarship Search Engines
of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC): is a not-for-profit,
non-governmental association representing Canadian universities,
at home and abroad. Information is available for both undergraduate
- CanLearn: provides funding information for Canadian citizens in postsecondary education and beyond.
of Science: is a privately held company funded by John Hopkins
University to create an international database of university-based
scientific research. It has expanded to provide information for
and about scientists. The funding described is primarily for American
institutions but some options for Canadian are discussed.
- DisabilityAwards.ca: site dedicated to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities at Canadian colleges and universities.
FastWeb: provides scholarship information for colleges
and universities in the US.
- FundYourFuture.ca: a Web site designed to help Canadian undergraduate students understand their options when it comes to funding their post-secondary education. Studentawards.com has joined forces with Scotiabank to build this one-stop resource for students.
- International Scholarships - Government of Canada: Canada is committed to participation in international study and research partnerships that build understanding among peoples, develop global citizens and leaders, and contribute to the development of nations. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is responsible for the Government of Canada's participation in major International Scholarship Programs. DFAIT provides support to international scholars in Canada, which is often reciprocated by foreign governments which support Canadian scholars in their countries.
- National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS):
dedicated to ensuring that educational institutions, federal
and provincial websites provide accessible information for students
with disabilities. It offers an Online Resource Centre which includes
a directory where students with disabilities can access information
on scholarships, bursaries, awards and government programs.
Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through an extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.
- The SmartStudent Guide:
this site provides up-to-date information which will be helpful for students planning to study in the United States.
- The Student Awards Site: gives you immediate access to a database of thousands of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards. Whether you are about to enter your first year of postsecondary education or are already enrolled in a university or college program, this Canadian Web site can help you find the money to finance your education.