The following sites are Canadian websites where you can register and search online for a variety of scholarships, bursaries and contests to help fund post-secondary education.
Scholarships are based on such criteria as: academic achievement, community service, athletic, musical, artistic and other achievements, and they do not need to be paid back.
Awards are based on the criteria stated, and they do not need to be paid back.
Bursaries and Grants are based on financial need, and they do not need to be paid back.
Government Loans (OSAP) are based on financial need, and need to be paid back after education is completed.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) offers two kinds of money:
- grants: money you don’t have to pay back
- a student loan you need to repay
Both the Ontario government and federal government provide this money. All you need to do is fill out the application for a full-time or part-time student.
You can apply to OSAP before you receive an offer of admission to your post-secondary institution of choice; OSAP applications are available online.
Find out how much you could get to help pay for your post-secondary education: OSAP Aid Estimator
As you continue your scholarship research, you will notice that some scholarships/awards require a school nomination. If you are interested in applying for an award that requires a school nomination, you must complete the AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY INFORMATION form and submit it to the Guidance department prior to the timelines listed on the Monsignor Doyle website. Please speak to the Guidance Secretary to let her know you wish to be nominated. Also let your Guidance Counsellor know your intentions.
For specific post-secondary institution award nominations, students must submit the AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY INFORMATION form to Guidance no later than 3 weeks prior to the post-secondary award due date. A decision will be made by the committee shortly thereafter and only the nominated student will be notified.