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Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards 311
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
General Scholarship Information
There are literally thousands of scholarships out there and it is just a matter of researching A LOT to find the ones that you qualify for. Remember, there are different types of scholarships:
Automatic scholarships: Awarded by universities based solely on your entrance average (best 6 grade 12 U/M courses, usually but not always including your prerequisites for the program).
Scholarships requiring applications: You must seek out and apply to the majority of scholarships. Scholarships, as the name implies, are based on academic merit and other criteria. Check out your parents’ place of work, the institutions you are applying to or one of the many scholarship web resources available on-line to find scholarships that you are eligible for.
School Nominated Scholarships: You will notice that some scholarships say "School Nominated". This means that we will be nominating candidates on behalf of the school. If your average from grade 11 places you in the Top 25 students, you are eligible for school nominated scholarships with deadlines in semester 1. At the end of semester 1, we will generate a new Top 25 list based on semester 1 averages and this pool of candidates will be eligible for school nominated scholarships for semester 2. There is usually still a "Direct Entry" pool for these scholarships which means that even if you are not nominated by the school, you may still submit your application on your own.
Bursaries: Unlike scholarships, bursaries are based less on academic merit and more on financial need. They will also require other criteria.
Web Resources

York Region District School Board Web Page
This site provides you with a direct link to the scholarship web pages. This site is also useful for My Pathway Planner and for information on SATs, TOFEL, OSAP, etc.
Scholarships Canada
This is a free searchable database. Users must first register before conducting a search. This Canadian website gives you immediate access to a database of thousands of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards.
This web site is a free, searchable Canadian Scholarship database. It is also available in French. Like most other data bases you must register and fill in a profile in order to be allowed access to this site.
School Finder Find information on more than 700 Canadian universities, colleges and career colleges, including admission requirements, costs, programs and contact details. Search by keyword for programs, schools, careers and scholarships.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
At the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) site, you can apply on line as well as check the status of your application, find out about loan forgiveness, and check to see if a particular institution is approved for OSAP. IMPORTANT: you can only apply for OASP once you have accepted your final offer of admission.
Electronic Info 
Provided, is a listing of scholarships and awards offered at each institution and whether an application is required or not.
Scholarship and Financial Aid at Ontario Colleges
This site provides a link to all of the Ontario college financial aid departments and scholarship opportunities under the "Pay for College" tab.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
This is your single stop for complete, up-to-date information on Canadian higher education. Universities, publications, international activities, scholarships, advocacy, and much more - all the information is here - in a single window!
Government of Canada site with all kinds of resources for planning your post-secondary education including financial planning and aid information.
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