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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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External awards

External Scholarships and Bursaries

These awards are offered by external companies, organizations or associations for post-secondary students at various institutions, with deadlines throughout 2022. 

Nora's Nursery Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Tuesday, November 15
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Award name: Nora's Nursery Scholarship 

Amount:  $1,000

Application status: Open

Application due date: Tuesday, November 15

Entry Requirements:

Participants must submit a 500-word essay or a two-minute video presentation in response to
the following question:

Tell us why continuing your education is so important to you and how being a parent has impacted your experience?

Award Eligibility:

  • You are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in Canada or the United States at an undergraduate or post graduate degree.
  • You are a parent looking to further your education.
  • Your education will continue in the 2023 spring semester.
  • You are a legal resident of Canada, United states or hold a valid Student Visa.

For more information, and to submit the essay visit Nora's Nursery website.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Amount: One award of $1,500 
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Thursday, December 8
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Award name: Allied Van Lines Scholarship 2022

Amount: One award of $1,500 

Application status: Open

Application due date: Thursday, December 8

Entry Requirements:

  • Fill out the scholarship application form and upload the required documents mentioned in the application form. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation page (not an email). If you did not reach the confirmation page, your submission did not go through. If you did reach the confirmation page, then the application was received.

Award eligibility: 

  • Applicants must have a major declared in a science related field (Life Science, Medical Science, Health Science) A list of accepted studies is listed in the application above.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma - any level of education above high school)
  • Open for Schools/Colleges/Institutes within the US, Canada, and European countries only
  • No GPA requirement.

For complete information and to apply, please visit the award page.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship 2022

Amount: Four awards of $1,000 each
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Thursday, December 15
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Award name: Allied Van Lines Scholarship 2022

Amount: Four awards of $1,000 each

Application status: Open

Application due date: Thursday, December 15

Entry Requirements:

Submit a brief essay of between roughly 400 and 800 words, detailing why logistics/supply chain management is important within your 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 Allied 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.
  • 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 apply, please visit the award page.

North American Van Lines 2022 Logistics Scholarship Competition

Amount: Four awards of $1,000 each
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Thursday, December 15
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Award name: North American Van Lines 2022 Logistics Scholarship Competition

Amount: Four awards of $1,000 each

Application status: Open

Application due date: Thursday, December 15

Entry Requirements:

Submit a brief essay of between roughly 400 and 800 words, detailing why logistics/supply chain management is important within your 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 apply, please visit the award page.

Dirk Derrick Car and Truck Accident Injury Scholarship

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

Application status: Open

Application due date: Thursday, December 15

Entry Requirements:

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.

Keep submissions to five paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident.

Award Eligibility:

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.

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

Instant Record Check $500 Scholarship

Amount: $500
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Saturday, December 31
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Amount: $500

Application status: Open

Application due date: Saturday, December 31

Entry Requirements:

The applicant must write a 300-word essay on either of the following topics:

  • The relationship between a person’s criminal history and their credibility
  • The convenience and threats technology has posed to one’s personal information
  • Your stand on employers doing criminal background checks on applicants
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic affected employment chances and the hiring process

Essays must be sent to scholarships@instantrecordcheck.ca as an attached Word document file, along with the applicant’s full name, address, phone number, school name, and date of birth. Use “Instant Record Check $500 Scholarship | Full Name” as the attachment file name and subject line.

Award Eligibility:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a legal resident of Canada or hold a valid student visa
  • Must be currently enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in an accredited Canadian university, college, or school.

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

Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship Canada

Amount: $2,000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Saturday, December 31
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Amount: $2,000

Application status: Open

Application due date: Saturday, December 31

Entry Requirements:

At Heer Law, we know students have great entrepreneurial ideas. We also know that many startup businesses start by bootstrapping whereby the initial funding comes from the founder's personal funds. For young entrepreneurs, a lack of personal funds combined with educational costs can seriously stall the progress they make in moving their business ideas forward.

So, we've set up a scholarship to help. To apply for the scholarship please send us, in confidence, a copy of the business plan for your current or prospective business, together with the details outlined in the scholarship criteria below. Since we are an intellectual property law firm, your business plan must include a section outlining your business's intellectual property strategy for our consideration.

Award Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for the $2000 CAD scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently attending university or college or set to attend during the 2022-2023 academic year;
  • Must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution;
  • Must apply via email and provide their name, address, university or college, major and expected graduation month and year;
  • Provide their application (a business plan for their current or prospective business which includes a section outlining intellectual property strategy) by Saturday, December 31.

Applications will be judged on the strength of the business idea and the cogency of the business plan and intellectual property strategy. A winner will be chosen by Tuesday, January 31. All submissions should be submitted via email to scholarship@heerlaw.com. All business plans submitted in application for this scholarship will be treated as strictly confidential.

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

The Dalton Camp Award 2023

Amount: $10,000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Friday, January 6

 

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Amount: $10,000

Application status: Open

Application due date: Friday, January 6

Entry Requirements:

The Dalton Camp Award is a $10,000 prize for the best essay on the link between media and democracy, presented annually by FRIENDS (formerly FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting). FRIENDS launched the award in 2002 to honour the memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs.

Eligible essays written in English up to 2,000 words in length are judged on both subject matter and strength of written expression on an anonymous basis by a jury.

Award Eligibility:

  • Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of age, student or professional status may enter for the $10,000 prize.
  • Students enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution are also eligible for the $2,500 Student Prize.
  • FRIENDS encourages and welcomes applications from across genders, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, religions and beliefs.

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

Toronto Personal Injury Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Sunday, January 15
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Amount: $1,000

Application status: Open

Application due date: Sunday, January 15

Entry Requirements:

Submit an eassy (minimum of 600 words) that answers the following prompt:

Describe your greatest challenge. This could be a past difficulty or a current situation in your life. How have/will you attack this obstacle and move forward? 

Please include a copy of your academic resume, including your GPA and the name of the college or university where you are currently enrolled.

Award Eligibility:

  • Any student currently enrolled in a college, university or graduate program in the USA and Canada. 

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

EnergyRates.Ca College Scholarship 2023

Amount: $500
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Tuesday, January 31
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Amount: $500

Application status: Open

Application due date: Tuesday, January 31

Entry Requirements:

Energy Rates is offering a $500 scholarship to any student enrolled in an American or Canadian post-secondary educational institution. To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit an essay, no more than 500 words in length, outlining where you see the future of the energy industry.

Award Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an American or Canadian post-secondary educational institution, or planning to enroll in such an institution within the following calendar year.
  • The subject of the essay must fall within the parameters described above.
  • The essay must be written in English or French, and have a length of no more than 500 words (not including title, applicant name, etc).
  • The scholarship funds must be used for some education-related expense, such as tuition, books, school fees, room and board, etc.

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

2023 BIPOC Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

Amount: $4,000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Tuesday, February 14
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Amount: $4,000

Application status: Open

Application due date: Tuesday, February 14

Entry Requirements:

Dig Insights Inc. is offering one scholarship available in the amount of $4,000 (CAN). The scholarship recipient will receive an (optional) three-month offer of paid employment either between academic years (i.e., summer) or as part of their study requirements (i.e., internship). Dig is a remote-first company, and this internship can be done remotely or at our office in Toronto, Ontario.

To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit the following application.

Award Eligibility:

  • Individuals who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color)
  • Demonstrate diverse extra-curricular participation and community involvement
  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary program from an accredited university or college in Canada
  • Canadian Citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or individuals who are legally eligible to work in Canada for any employer until, and including, Saturday, December 31.

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

Ad Standards Scholarships

Amount: $1,500
Application status: Open 
Application due date: Tuesday, February 28
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Amount: $1,500

Application status: Open

Application due date: Tuesday, February 28

Entry Requirements:

Each year, Ad Standards offers two $1,500 scholarships for post-secondary students. One scholarship is open to students attending a primarily English post-secondary institution and one is open to students attending a primarily French post-secondary institution. Successful applicants display a commitment to volunteerism, a record of academic excellence, and an interest in pursuing a career in advertising or marketing.

Award Eligibility:

  • To apply, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate advertising or marketing program at a Canadian university or college.
  • To apply, send the completed Scholarship Form (below) and required application support documents to scholarship@adstandards.ca.

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

Covers in Play Pool Enclosure Scholarship

Amount: $750
Application status: Open 
Application due date: FridayMarch 31
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Amount: $750

Application status: Open

Application due date: Friday, March 31

Entry Requirements:

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please submit an essay addressing the following topic: "Designing Aluminum Structures". Your essay must comply with the following requirements:

Header must include:

  • Full name
  • Student's university or college email address
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • School name
  • Area of study
  • Student number;
  • Proof of enrollment must be attached to your submission;
  • Include a minimum of 1,000 words and a maximum of 1,200 words (not including header);
  • Must be in PDF format;
  • Essay or article must include your own words and ideas; no plagiarism or duplicate articles allowed.

Award Eligibility:

  • Students who are actively enrolled in US or Canadian universities or colleges; students below the age of 18 will require consent from a parent or legal guardian;
  • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant;
  • Scholarship entries will be evaluated and awarded at the sole discretion of Covers in Play.

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

Achieving Beyond Brain Injury Scholarship

Application status: Open 
Application due date: Friday, June 30
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Application status: Open

Application due date: Friday, June 30

Entry Requirements:

  • 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
  • Maximum of 500 word essay or short video submission sharing your story, detailing Pediatric Stroke/Brain Injury Awareness efforts and contribution to your community

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

Stampede Auto Used Cars Dealers Scholarship

Amount: $750
Application status: Open 
Application due date: August 31, 2023
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Amount: $750

Application status: Open

Application due date: August 31, 2023

Entry Requirements:

The cost of a college education is skyrocketing, and it’s becoming more and more difficult for students to afford to pay for school. The Used Cars Dealers Scholarship is here to help. They're awarding a 750 CAD/- scholarship to one deserving student each year.  All you have to do is write your view on any of the below topics (any one):

• Is it better to buy a used car compared to a new car?
• Should new graduates buy a new car or a used car?
• The parent’s guide to the best cars for students in Calgary
• For the term of their education, is it more economical for students to purchase a gas, hybrid, or electric used vehicle?

Award Eligibility:

  • Applicant Eligibility: Students pursuing graduation or have obtained graduate degree this year from USA and Canada.
  • Average GPA: 3.0
  • Start date of scholarship: September 12, 2022
  • Last date of applying scholarship: August 31, 2023

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

Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program

Amount: $2000
Application status: Open 
Application due date: September 1, 2023
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Amount: $2000

Application status: Open

Application due date: September 1, 2023

Entry Requirements:

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

  • Simply fill out our application by September 1st to be considered
  • This is an annual bursary, you may apply at any time your application will be put towards the next award

 

Award Eligibility:

  • Applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or American foster care program and agrees to having the above organization verify the same.
  • Will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized general/ vocational College or post-secondary institution in Canada or USA as of Sept.
  • Canadian or American Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application
  • Winner agrees to having his/her name, photo and post secondary institution displayed on the Storwell website.

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

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