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External Scholarships and Bursaries

These awards are offered by external companies, organizations or associations for post-secondary students at various institutions, with deadlines throughout the 2023 to 2024 academic year. 

AIA and the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UofAF) Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000
Application status: Open

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Amount: $1,000

Application status: Open

Young people like you, with bright minds and enthusiasm, are the future of the automotive aftermarket. To help launch your career, several automotive aftermarket associations established the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UofAF) program in 1996. 

Entry Requirements:

  • Scholarship application along with your essay (at least 250 words in length, no longer than one page, double-spaced), indicating why you believe you deserve to be chosen to receive a scholarship.
  • If you are still attending high school or have graduated but not yet entered your post-secondary program, you must submit a high school transcript. NOTE: Transcripts without an official raised school seal will not be accepted.
  • If you are attending a post-secondary program, a copy of your current school transcript with official school seal. NOTE: Transcripts without an official raised school seal will not be accepted.
  • Letter of recommendation (from a non family member, preferably an employer, teacher or someone other than a family friend).

Award Eligibility:

  • Qualified applicants must either be a graduating high school senior or have graduated from high school within the past two years.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a college-level program, university or an accredited automotive program. Students must be enrolled full-time for the year of the scholarship.  You must be enrolled for September of the year you are applying until April of the following year.
  • Priority will be given to those pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket.
  • Participants must be attending a full-time program in Canada. Graduate programs and undergraduate part-time programs do not qualify.

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

UCBeyond Scholarship Program

Amount: Various
Application status: Open 
Application due date: June 24, 2024

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Amount: Various 

Application status: Open

Application due date: Monday, June 24

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete application form

Award Eligibility:

  • A legal and permanent resident of Canada
  • Diagnosed with a chronic inflammatory disease by a physician
  • Seeking an associate’s, undergraduate, or graduate degree from a Canadian university; seeking a diploma or certificate from a Canadian college; or enrolled in a trade school educational program
  • Enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from a Canadian-based institution of higher education for the fall/winter semester of 2024/2025
  • Demonstrating academic ambition and embracing a way of life that goes above and beyond the boundaries of living with inflammatory arthritis!

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

Achieving Beyond Brain Injury Scholarship

Amount: Various
Application status: Open 
Application due date: June 30, 2024

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Amount: Various

Application status: Open

Application due date: Sunday, June 30

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete application form
  • Maximum of 500 word essay or short video submission sharing your story, detailing Pediatric Stroke/Brain Injury Awareness efforts and contribution to your community
  • Proof of Canadian Residency
  • Proof of enrollment in any post secondary program at any Canadian College or University
  • Medical documentation to support claim of pediatric stroke or any other life threatening acquired brain injury

Award Eligibility:

  • Canadian Residency
  • Enrollment in any post secondary program at any Canadian College or University
  • Medical documentation to support claim of pediatric stroke or any other life threatening acquired brain injury

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

NUPGE Scholarships

Amount: $2,500
Application status: Open 
Application due date: June 30, 2024

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Amount: $2,500

Application status: Open

Application due date: Sunday, June 30

There are nine scholarships offered:

  • Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship for students planning to enter a field of study in policing, criminal justice, community services or health care
  • Scholarship for Black students
  • Scholarship for Indigenous students
  • Scholarship for 2SLGBTQIA+ students
  • Scholarship for Students of Colour
  • Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship for students with a disability
  • Tommy Douglas Scholarship for any students
  • Young Worker Scholarship (two will be awarded) for any students under the age of 31

Entry Requirements:

  • To apply, you must fill in an online application form and include an original 750-to-1,000-word essay on this year’s topics, unique to each scholarship. You cannot email, mail or fax your application.

Award Eligibility:

  • You must be a child/grandchild, foster child/grandchild) or legal ward of a current or retired member of a component or a component’s affiliate of NUPGE – this includes OPSEU/SEFPO members – and are entering your first year of full-time post-secondary education in Canada this September.

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

FurnacePrices.ca Voice of the Future Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: June 30, 2024

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Amount: $1,000

Application status: Open

Application due date: Sunday, June 30

Entry Requirements:

  • Record Your Video: Create a short video (1-3 minutes) where you discuss one of the major issues facing young people today. Tell us what you think needs to be done to address it. Be creative, be honest, and be yourself.
    You must mention in the video that it is for the FurnacePrices.ca scholarship.
  • Submit Your Application: Upload your video to a video-sharing platform (YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) and fill out the application form on our website. You’ll need to include your contact information, a link to your video, and a brief description of the issue you’re discussing.
  • Share Your Vision: Post your video on social media with the hashtag #FPVoiceoftheFuture and tag us @furnaceprices.ca. Let’s get the conversation started and show the world the power of your ideas.
  • Fill out the form below: After you’ve posted and shared your video, fill out the form below with your contact details and a link to your video & posts. This is so we can be sure we don’t miss any applications and are able to reach the winner.

Award Eligibility:

  • You must be a current high school senior, college student, or graduate student.
  • You must be enrolled or applying to/accepted at an accredited college or university within Canada for the upcoming academic year.
  • We welcome applications from students of all majors and areas of study.

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

Bursaries for Women Entering the Electricity Industry

Amount: $2,000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: July 1, 2024

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Amount: Two awards of $2,000 each

Application status: Open

Application due date: Monday, July 1

Entry Requirements:

The completed application package must contain:

  1. Fully Completed Application Form, including 500 – 750-word essay.
  2. Letter of Recommendation from the list of options noted (Signed).
  3. Proof of enrolment in post secondary education or trades program.

Award Eligibility:

  • Must be in a Canadian post-secondary institution (both part time or full-time students are eligible) with a clear, demonstrated interest in the electricity industry and demonstrate proof of enrollment.
  • Must be attending school in the 2023 – 2024 year.
  • Cannot hold a scholarship or bursary from another source of greater or equal value.
  • The bursaries are open to all women or those identifying as non-binary.
  • Preference will be given to those that show financial need.
  • Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

OPSEU/SEFPO Annual Scholarships

Amount: Various
Application status: Open 
Application due date: July 31, 2024

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Amount: Various

Application status: Open

Application due date: Wednesday, July 31

30 Annual Scholarship Opportunities

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

belairdirect Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: July 31, 2024

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Amount: $1,000

Application status: Open

Application due date: Wednesday, July 31

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete application form

Award Eligibility:

  • A resident of a province or territory of Canada;
  • Completing high school in 2024; and
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program on a full-time basis for the 2024-2025 academic year at a recognized publicly funded Canadian post-secondary institution or CEGEP (if living in the province of Quebec).

Applicants must also fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • Be a member or employee of a belairdirect recognized group* who has a home or car insurance policy with belairdirect;
  • Be a member or employee of a belairdirect recognized group* (policy not required);
  • Have a parent/guardian or grandparent who is a member or employee of a belairdirect recognized group* who has a home or car insurance policy with belairdirect; OR
  • Have a parent/guardian or grandparent who is a member or employee of a belairdirect recognized group* (policy not required).

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

Provincial Smart Home Services Scholarship Programs

Amount: Various
Application status: Open 
Application due date: July 31, 2024

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Amount: Various

Application status: Open

Application due date: Wednesday, July 31

Entry Requirements:

  • Candidate must complete application form

Award Eligibility:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Candidates Must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or trades program or plan to start such program within 12 months of applying.
  • Must reside in Canada

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

Bill 7 Award

Amount: $4,000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: August 2, 2024

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Amount: Various

Application status: Open

Application due date: Friday, August 2

Entry Requirements:

  • Candidate must complete application form
  • A copy of OSAP estimate (if applicable)
  • Proof of registration / acceptance from the post-secondary institution. Acceptable proof could be a copy of the confirmation of your offer of acceptance; proof of registration in the program; proof of payment of tuition; a copy of your offer of admission. If you are selected as a recipient, you must provide proof of active enrolment in your program before payment is issued.
  • Reference letter from a teacher, guidance counsellor, coach, employer, community or social worker, doctor, religious leader or similar professional who can support your application. The reference letter should indicate how long and in what context the writer knows you and explain why you would be a good candidate for the Award.
  • A personal statement, 250 words or fewer, detailing why you should be selected as the recipient of the Bill 7 Award. You may wish to consider how your studies or future work will contribute to the improvement of the LGBTQ community and/or provide us with any other information you feel we should know about you that will make you a good candidate, such as children, family, relationships, disabilities, experiences of discrimination, living situation, geographic context, etc.

Award Eligibility:

  • You demonstrate financial need after accessing available public financial supports
  • You are attending or accepted by a Post-Secondary Educational Institution in the Province of Ontario
  • You are pursuing your FIRST post-secondary program of study
  • You identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, two-spirited or queer (LGBTQ)

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

Haywood Hunt Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: August 31, 2024

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Amount: $1,000

Application status: Open

Application due date: Saturday, August 31

Entry Requirements:

We would like you to write a 500-1000 word essay that expresses your top 5 ideas about how “Artificial Intelligence Can Perpetuate Online Fraud and the Best Ways to Combat This Growing Threat”.

  • Your submission must be received by August 31, 2024 at midnight EST.
  • Applications should be emailed to scholarship@haywoodhunt.ca in word format, no link to Google Docs or PDFs.
  • Applicants should include their name, address, phone number.
  • The applicant should state where they are currently attending or planning to attend school in the body of their submission email.
  • No additional information should be included.

Award Eligibility:

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or other legal standing that allows them to study in Canada.
  • Accepted or enrolled in a Canadian college or university for the 2024/2025 school year.

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Amount: $28,000 over four years
Application status: Open 
Application due date: December 1

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Amount: Various

Application status: Open

Application due date: December 1

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete the online application form. 
  • Applicants must provide three (3) referees and upload online an (un)official transcript detailing the applicant’s last two years of schooling (official transcripts, sealed by the issuing institution will be requested from applicants who are selected for an interview). Referees will be emailed a link requesting they complete an online Referee Form on behalf of the applicant.

Award Eligibility:

  • 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.

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

North American Van Lines 2024 Logistics Scholarship Competition

Amount: $1,000 
Application status: Open 
Application due date: December 15, 2024

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Amount: Various

Application status: Open

Application due date: Sunday, December 15

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete the online application form. 
  • Be sure to attach the following documents to your application form:
    • Copy of your most recent transcripts.
    • Some verification of enrollment at your college.
  • Submit a brief essay of between roughly 400 and 800 words, detailing why logistics/supply chain management is important within your college major of choice. A personalized tone, referencing your firsthand experience and sentiment, is best—no need to be too formal. We’d like to know why you truly believe in logistics as the best career path for you.

Award Eligibility:

  • Canadian Citizen (or permanent resident).
  • Enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within a Canadian province, for completion of undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.
  • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.
  • Employees and professional affiliates of North American Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible.
  • The applicant must comply with CRA rules to qualify for the tax-free benefits of the scholarship, please see the rules here.
  • Your scholarship may be tax deductible.  However, you are responsible for any tax reporting requirements and any tax due.  We cannot give any tax advice

For complete information and to submit your application, please visit the award page.

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