If you are going to school in Canada, you may be wondering how you are going to afford it. Luckily, there are Canadian scholarships that you can look into. There are scholarships that will meet your individual needs. Some scholarships are for those who are long-term residents of Canada. Requirements will vary on the type of scholarship you apply for; be sure to read them before applying.
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
This organization offers scholarships for students who are from first nations such as the Inuit or Métis heritage. According to the NAAF website, they have awarded over $32 million in funds to over 8,400 Canadian students. They offer scholarships through post-secondary education, fine arts, health careers and oil and gas aboriginal trades and technology. This means that they only give scholarships to first nation students who are studying within those fields. Scholarship amounts and requirements will vary on the type of award that the student applies for.
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Head Office P.O. Box 759 2160 Fourth Line Rd. Six Nations of the Grand River Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0 Canada +1-416-987-0241 Naaf.ca
Aiming for the Top Tuition Scholarships
This scholarship is for high school students who live in Ontario who have excellence in academic studies, are planning to attend a college of arts and technology or university in Ontario and will be a post-secondary student in the next academic year. The scholarship will vary between $100 and $3,500 per the academic year. The eligibility requirements bases itself on academic merit, student’s financial need and size of the award. The application process includes completing an application and completing the Basic Merit Amount application.
Aiming for the Top Student Support Branch, Programs Unit Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities P.O. Box 4500 189 Red River Road, 4th Floor Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9 +1-416-325-2929 Osap.gov.on.ca
Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation
They offer both the Bourse Loran Award and the Garfield Weston Award programs. Both of these scholarships are for Canadian students who have academic excellence. The Loran awards between $2,000 and $75,000. Eligibility requirements include having a minimum cumulative average of 85 percent, being a citizen of Canada and being a graduate of full-time studies in high school. The Garfield Weston Award is for students who make a commitment to their fields of study and to their community. They will award up to 25 students who are entering their first year of college. Students will receive a $8,000 stipend, $3,500 summer program funding and mentorship and an additional $4,000 award. The additional $4,000 is for those who applied for the Upper Year Award.
Garfield Weston Awards 460 Richmond Street, Suite 502 Toronto, ON, M5V 1Y1 +1-416-646-2120 Garfieldwestonawards.ca