Every year $10 million in scholarships go unclaimed.
Being a winning candidate for an award takes planning, commitment and time. Some students start panning as early as Grade 10.
Let’s break down the difference between scholarships and bursaries:
- Scholarships are non-repayable awards recognizing the high level of excellence a student has achieved in his/her studies, extracurricular accomplishments, and/or Service.
- Bursaries are non-repayable awards allocated on the basis of financial need and without undue emphasis on academic standing, with criteria set by the donor, founder or individual institution.
Here are some great resources you can use to find the perfect award for you:
Education Planner BC is the department of the provincial government dedicated to providing free resources to make your post-secondary and scholarship application process easier and quicker. You can even apply to more than one institution at once through their site. Take their YouTube tutorials by clicking here.
Student Scholarships has tons of information on different types of scholarships for schools all across Canada.
Scholarships Canada matches students to relevant scholarships and bursaries while also providing scholarship deadline alerts at no cost.
You can also learn about our featured awards & scholarships and receive some useful scholarship tips by downloading the documents below.