January - February

The National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program is geared towards Canadian graduating secondary students that are pursuing a post-secondary education. Students must have demonstrated exemplary citizenship qualities through extensive community service, volunteerism, and humanitarian causes. The $1,000 scholarship is non-renewable and can be used at any post-secondary institution.

Amount: $1000

Deadline: Scholarship application will open in December 2018.

The STEAM Horizon Awards, a newly funded prize program, invites Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).

Up to seven students will each be awarded a $25,000 prize for their post-secondary education. Two of the seven prizes will go to Indigenous youth.

Amount: Up to seven prizes of $25000 each

Deadline: January 16, 2019

The LOUD Foundation invests in future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ community. We believe that by supporting the development of students that possess drive, vision, compassion and knowledge, we can improve society and increase awareness of our diverse community.

Amount: Varies but generally approximately $1000 distributed to a number of scholarship winners.

Deadline: All aspects of applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2019

Schulich Leader Nominees are selected by the High Schools from graduating students who are intending to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in a participating university. The student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and possess at least two of the three following attributes:

  • Exceptionally high academic grades
  • Demonstrated leadership in school life and community life, or provided evidence of entrepreneurial talent (Schulich Leader Nominees must provide two written references, at least one must be academic)
  • Financial need

If you are a student seeking a nomination, please visit your school's Guidance department for more details and school based deadlines.

Amount: 25 awards will be distributed from a total of $60,000.

Deadline: Schools must submit their nominated candidate by February 1, 2018. Nominees will receive an application log in to complete their application by February 1.

The scholarships are intended to inspire and encourage young Canadians to seek the high ideal that Terry Fox exemplified, through the pursuit of higher education.

Award Criteria:

  • In good academic standing.
  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • Students graduating from secondary (high) school or students completing their first year of CÉGEP or students who have completed secondary (high) school
  • Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated).
  • Planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution, or entering their 2nd year of CÉGEP in the upcoming academic year.

Amount: The maximum value of the award is $28,000, dispersed over four (4) years.

Deadline: February 1, 2018 (Check site in November for application details)

$1,000 bursaries are awarded to students pursuing post-secondary education at a recognized university, community college, technical institute or other school for advanced education.

There are 3 available bursaries: The “Diana Lyn McKenna Memorial Bursary” to a student from Ontario in the Health/Sciences field, the Bob Pittman Bursary for a Business student, and the Kevin Denbok Bursary for Music students

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Soles4Souls Scholarship Program is available to high school and undergraduate students with financial need who show their ability to advance positive social change. Students are recognized for their leadership, service and commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Students will lead a shoe drive.

Amount: $2000

Deadline: February 4, 2018

Once you've finished your college application, simply fill out the Changing Tomorrow entry form. In 200-500 words, tell Ontario Colleges what your tomorrow looks like, and how a college education is going to help turn it into reality. A selection committee will review all entries.

Changing Tomorrow Award Criteria:

    • Must be a resident of Canada.
    • Must complete and submit the entry form to awards@ontariocolleges.ca. Incomplete entries will not be considered.
    • Must have a paid application for the 2018 application cycle (August 2018 – July 2019) by February 1, 2018 11:59PM EST.

Amount: 25 award winners will receive a $500 tuition deposit to their college choice in addition to $1000 in their first month of class.

Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018 (11:59PM EST)

The Canadian War Museum is dedicated to the study of Canadian military history and the effects of war upon Canada and its people. Each year, the Museum sponsors a national history award competition for senior high school students, based on a historically significant event or theme.

Amount: Up to five prizes of $1,000 each are awarded to individual winners

Deadline: February 24th, 2018


RBC awards 10 scholarships in two categories:

  • For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry
  • For students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry

You are eligible to apply to the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program if you are a Status Indian*, a Non-status Indian, Inuit or Métis and meet these criteria:

  • You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada
  • You have applied or are currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada
  • You maintain a full course load that leads to a recognized degree, certificate or diploma
  • You have at least two years remaining in your post-secondary studies as of September 2017
  • You require financial assistance to pursue your education

*Indian as defined in Section 2(1) of the Indian Act

Amount: Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.

Deadline: February 28th, 2018. Additional information available December 2017.

"As students across Canada continue to invest in their education, many are taking the time to invest in their communities as well. In recognition of the growing number of Canadian students showing a passion to lead and inspire positive change in their community, we have created the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship."

Who Can Apply? (Note that application details are under review as of July, 2017)

Students currently enrolled in their graduating year of a Canadian High School or CEGEP, or have graduated from a Canadian High School or CEGEP within the last 2 years. Students will be enrolled in their first year of a minimum 2 year undergraduate degree or diploma program on a full-time basis at a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college in the fall academic term.

All applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents with a minimum 75% average in their last completed year of study

Students with a disability who attend or are planning to attend post-secondary school on a part-time basis in fall 2018 are also eligible.

Amount: 15 Awards of $10, 000 each

Deadline: February 28, 2019