External Awards & Funding

External Awards include scholarships, awards and bursaries that are available to all students through agencies unaffiliated with Vancouver Island University. This financial aid is provided and administered through external government, corporate, or community organizations. Due to this fact, information we have posted regarding external awards is subject to change. Please contact award providers for up-to-date guidelines prior to application submission and check the deadlines carefully.

The External Award listings below is provided to assist with the financial burden associated with post-secondary education. This resource contains over $21.2 million in funding which has been compiled to minimize student debt.

Many students say, “I can't apply because my grades aren’t good enough”.  In reality, not all scholarships are based on grades. When applying for scholarships be aware of key documentation that may be required and outlined in the criteria section of each award.  Always read the criteria carefully to see exactly what is required to be submitted with your application.

External Awards (not administered by VIU)

Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award
The NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors (NISA) grant aims to engage Indigenous students in promoting interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) by visiting Canada’s Indigenous communities and schools and sharing their research and education experiences or participating in science promotion events and activities.

AFOA Canada - Indigenous Learning Centre Bursary
Two bursaries at $2,000 each available to post-secondary students attending university or college full-time in an academic program such as Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Commerce and/or other finance related programs.

AFOA Canada - Indigenous Learning Centre Scholarship
Available to anyone who wishes to take AFOA Canada’s online courses for the Certified Aboriginal Financial Management Program, Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator Program or Professional Development courses or one CAPA In-Person session.

Animikii Technology and Entrepreneurship Scholarships
A $500 scholarship for books, tuition, supplies or any other cost-of-living expenses related to their time in school.

Baxter Corporation - Jean Goodwill Scholarship
$2,500 Scholarships for nurses of Aboriginal ancestry to obtain specialized knowledge required within the Health Services field

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Scholarships & Awards
Various scholarships and awards given to honour the hard work and dedication of people who support Indigenous children and their families in BC.

BC Hydro Indigenous Scholarship and Bursary Programs
Scholarships valued at $5,000 for students in a full-time degree program and Bursaries valued at $2,000 for students in a trades program or a part-time undergraduate program. A Randy Brant scholarship valued at $8000 is awarded to the top overall applicant. 

BCPVPA Student Scholarships
The BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association annually awards up to 20 scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each, to students who are graduating from the BC public school system and will proceed to a post-secondary institution.

Blue Earth Renewables Scholarship Program
A scholarship program is designed to support, educate and inspire the next generation of leaders and professionals who have the power to change the future. There are three scholarship categories to help you achieve your education goals.

Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards
Canada Post gives $2,000 grants to Indigenous Peoples who have renewed their educational learning.

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Fellowships and Awards
The CFUW Charitable Trust provides funds for a range of post graduate awards and fellowships to women of Aboriginal ancestry.

Cenovus Indigenous Scholarship Program
Scholarships for Indigenous students residing in Cenovus Energy operating areas who are pursuing a full-time degree, diploma or certified trade. These scholarships are valued at $3,500 and are renewable for up to four years, or to the completion of your first degree.

Ch’nook Scholars Program
Initially developed in 2007 as a scholarship for Indigenous Business Students, Ch’nook Scholars has evolved into a program that complements post-secondary business education and works to develop leadership skills and business knowledge.

Chief Joe Mathias British Columbia Aboriginal Scholarship Fund
The purposes of the scholarship is to advance education by providing educational scholarships to deserving British Columbia First Nation students who are in financial need and who demonstrate merit, in order to improve access to post-secondary education.

First Citizens Fund
The program is designed to reward students for successful completion of their semester and is applicable to students who meet the criteria.

First Nations University of Canada
Various awards and scholarships available for students of Aboriginal ancestry.

GDC National Scholarships
Scholarships dedicated to establishing professional standards and supporting design practice in the workplace and in schools. Recipients receive scholarship awards that are applied directly to their tuition fees.

Gillis Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship
For Indigenous Peoples pursuing a career in journalism through a combination of studies at a Canadian post-secondary institution and experience in a newsroom.

Health Sciences Association (HSA) Bursaries for Aboriginal Students
HSA provides two $1500 bursaries to Indigenous students from BC who are continuing or proceeding in any HSA-related field.

Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award
This award of $1,000 is given to four indigenous women, two-spirited or gender diverse individuals, one from each direction, who is 30 years and under. Applicants must be currently enrolled in post-secondary studies, with priority given to those studying law, justice studies, and politics, and show their dedication to the betterment of indigenous lives.

Husky Energy Scholarships for Indigenous Students
Scholarships for Indigenous students living in communities near its operations pursue post-secondary education.

Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program
For Indigenous students attending full-time studies in a designated post-secondary program. Includes full scholarship (tuition, living expenses, paid internship placement and mentorship)

Indigenous Post-Secondary Student Support Program
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) provides financial assistance to First Nations students who are enrolled in eligible post-secondary programs.

Indspire l Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards
Various Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards available to First Nation, Inuit and Métis students.

Irving K Barber Indigenous Awards
Three Awards available to students who identify as Indigenous, defined as First Nations (status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit.

KPMG's Indigenous Student Awards
Open to all Indigenous candidates (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) who are attending post-secondary institutions (i.e. college or university) with demonstrated financial need for contributions to education costs. Preference will be given to students studying in the following academic programs: Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Information Technology, Human Resources, Communications and Marketing.

M'akola Development Services Scholarships & Bursaries
Six scholarships will be awarded in five regions to Indigenous youth enrolled in Grade 12 who plan to attend a recognized post-secondary institution or training centre.

Michael Melancon-Koffend Student Award
Thirteen Indigenous women, two-spirited or gender diverse individuals, one from each province/territory, will receive awards of $1,000.00. Applicants must be Indigenous, continuing post-secondary education, and demonstrate their dedication to the betterment of Indigenous lives. The Michael Melancon-Koffend Student Award is open to all ages and fields of study.

Modern Metis Woman
Modern Métis Woman has incorporated a yearly scholarship opportunity that can further assist Métis identifying women that are, or will be, attending a University in Canada. 

Sahtu Renewable Resources Board
This scholarship program seeks to encourage students of the Sahtú Region to enroll in college and university programs in fields related to Environmental Studies and Native Studies.

Above The Waters Bursary
This bursary has a religious affiliation. For more information on this bursary, email scholarships@greatlighthealingministries.org

Basilicata Cultural Society of Canada
Scholarships available to students whose families are of Basilicata origins. Scholarships are to provide students with financial support towards the continuation of their studies.\

BC Electrical Association - BCEA Scholarship & Bursary Program
The BC Electrical Association will award up to $10,000 in $1,000 to $2,000 scholarships. Scholarships are available to dependents of personnel of BCEA member companies in good standing, up to a maximum of two scholarships per member company

Canada Pacific (CP) Strathcona Student Scholarship Program
This scholarship program offers annual subsidies totaling $10,000 toward costs incurred through enrolment in bona-fide educational programs at the post-secondary level.

Canadian Parking Association Scholarship Program
Established as a means to foster the education of CPA members, their spouses and dependents, and employees (some restrictions apply). Scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to students in their pursuit of academic excellence and to encourage post-secondary study that enhances the parking industry in Canada.

CGNA Nursing Scholarships
Various Scholarships and awards to members of CGNA.

Columbia Institute Scholarships
Various scholarships and awards to support lifelong learning opportunities.

Grain & General Services Union Scholarships
For GSU members, spouses or dependents who are enrolled in a diploma, degree, or certificate program at an eligible institution as a full-time student.

Harold Arvid Christenson Memorial Scholarship
Nine bursaries of $1000.00 each and three scholarships of $1,000.00 each are available to sons or daughters of past or present members or employees of the Company and grandchildren of present members in good standing. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary educational institution, including trade schools.

Health Sciences Association (HSA) Bursaries & Scholarships
Twenty $1500 full-time and four $750 part time bursaries are available to HSA members or their kids under 25. Ten $1500 scholarships are available to HSA members and their kids under 25.

Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) Bursaries
$350-$1000 bursaries are available each academic year for HEU members, their children, stepchildren and legal guardians, and spouses, including common-law and same-sex partners.

IATSE Local 891 Scholarships
A scholarship program to assist members and their dependents to pursue degree granting post-secondary studies.

Interior Logging Association Forestry Scholarship
The ILA awards four scholarships annually to students preparing for a bright, beautiful future in BC’s forest industry.

Manulife Financial Scholarship | Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
Two $1000.00 scholarships available to the son or daughter of an individual member to assist students with expenses incurred to undertake studies leading to a technician or technologist diploma in a recognized program of study in engineering technology or applied science technology.

PLCAC Student Award 
The Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada administers an annual awards program. The Awards Program is a member benefit that supports the industry’s workforce, as well as their children. The Awards Program also recognizes early career leadership from within the industry.

Royal Canadian Legion Bursaries & Scholarships
The Royal Canadian Legion is committed to supporting Veterans and their families and offers financial assistance for post-secondary education to those in need. 

TWU, USW Local 1944 Scholarship
The United Steelworkers offers 12 scholarships valued at $1000 to members of USW in good standing for two years or more.

United Steelworkers’ Union (USW) Scholarships
Members and their families are eligible for scholarships and paid internships. 

USW Lifelong Learning Scholarship
Members and their families are eligible for scholarships and paid internships.

Canadian Federation University of Women
The CFUW Charitable Trust provides funds for a range of post graduate awards and fellowships to women. 

Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville/Qualicum 
CFUW PQ provides funding for students who graduated from SD69. Various awards available.

Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship
The $1,000 scholarship is open to female Canadian citizens currently enrolled in any year of study at a Canadian secondary school or CEGEP.

CEMF Awards for Women in Engineering
Various awards for Canadian woman entering an accredited engineering program in Canada 

Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award
This award of $1,000 is given to four indigenous women, two-spirited or gender diverse individuals, one from each direction, who is 30 years and under. Applicants must be currently enrolled in post-secondary studies, with priority given to those studying law, justice studies, and politics, and show their dedication to the betterment of indigenous lives.

Mary B. Jordan YVR Scholarship
YVR will award $20,000 to a female or female-identified student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, and a passion for diversity, inclusion and community participation.

Mayor Andree P. Boucher Memorial Scholarship
FCM awards the Mayor Andrée Boucher Memorial Scholarship to two female college or university students deemed to have submitted the best research paper on a topic related to women in politics. The scholarship is named in honour of the late mayor of Quebec City. 

FCM awards two (2) scholarships of $4,500: one (1) scholarship to a student at the college/university undergraduate level, and one (1) scholarship at the university graduate level.

P.E.O. Star Scholarship
This is a non-renewable $2,500 scholarship for graduating high school women which must be used in the academic year following graduation or it will be forfeited.

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)
SWAAC promotes female leadership in Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes.

Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants
Several $7,500 grants available to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives.

Women in the Trade Scholarship
The scholarship will cover tuition, fees, and books only payable to an accredited institution or trade specific school. If covering other expenses, the scholarship will be categorized as taxable income.

Zonta International Scholarships
To address these gaps and promote gender equality in education, Zonta International supports three programs for women and girls pursuing education and careers in the traditionally male-dominated fields of aerospace sciences and engineering, business and business management and public affairs.

BC Hydro - Engineers and Geoscientists BC Scholarships
These scholarships focus on encouraging students to continue their goal of becoming professional engineers or geoscientists. 

Canadian Federation University of Women
The CFUW Charitable Trust provides funds for a range of post graduate awards and fellowships to women. 

Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville/Qualicum 
CFUW PQ provides funding for students who graduated from SD69. Various awards available.

Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarships in Water Resources
Scholarship annually offers five scholarships awarded to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources. 

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship At Harvard University
Provides funding for students from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to conduct graduate study at Harvard University. 

Future Sustainability Scholarship
Eco garden is proud to offer a scholarship for university and college students interested in the field of horticulture, agriculture, engineering, or landscape design with an emphasis on sustainability.

Investintech-CAJ Journalism Scholarship
This scholarship is to support and encourage journalism students by helping them with the costs of their education. For students working toward a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

John Peters Humphrey Fellowship
The Fellowships are awarded to outstanding students in order to permit them to pursue full-time graduate studies at leading graduate institutions in Canada or world-wide. Students in Canadian law and political science (or the equivalent) faculties are eligible to apply for the Fellowship.

Laura Bassi Scholarship
The scholarships are open to every discipline and are awarded three times per year.

Mackenzie King Open Scholarship
The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.

Mayor Andree Boucher Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship available to two female college or university students deemed to have submitted the best research paper on a topic related to women in politics.

McCall MacBain Scholarships
Offers a full scholarship covering tuition and fees, plus a living stipend of $2,000 per month. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and refugees. 

Rotary International Graduate Studies Scholarships
Rotary clubs in D5020 nominate and support applicants who apply as District Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars, Global Grant Scholars and Rotary Peace Fellows.

Schiffmann Injury Lawyers Scholarship
This scholarship provides eligible students with $1000 bi-annually to any student currently enrolled in a college, university or graduate program in Canada or USA. 

Scholarship in Food Insecurity
Three $15,000 scholarships to support master or PhD students who propose to pursue research that contributes to the body of knowledge on food insecurity, including determinants, risk factors, impacts and the efficacy of potential interventions such as programs, policies and market instruments.

Registered Nurses Foundation of BC (RNFBC) Bursary Program
Bursaries for students who are enrolled in basic, post-basic, re-entry and graduate education degree programs in nursing.

Royal Columbian Hospital Nurses Alumnae Society
The Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) Nurses Alumnae Society Scholarship will annually provide financial assistance for a nursing student registered in the second or third year of a Full Time Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Program located within the province of British Columbia.

StudentAid BC - Nurses Education Bursary
This program provides up to $1 million in bursary funding, awarded each year to qualified nursing applicants who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Sunshine Coast Health Centre Scholarship
The Sunshine Coast Health Centre scholarship offers a recurring tuition scholarship opportunity to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in Canada for the 2020-21 school year.

Worksafe BC - PCU-WHS Scholarship
Scholarship opportunity available to complete the online Bachelor of Disability Management degree program at PCU-WHS (Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences). Eligible students will receive $6,000 annually for each of two years. Must be residents of BC, have already graduated with a 2-year diploma, degree, or other relevant educational prerequisites in a range of disciplines, but preferably in human resources, occupational health and safety, health care, social work, or business.

4-H British Columbia Provincial Scholarships
Provincial and National 4-H Scholarships ranging in value from $500 to $10,000 will be available to 4-H British Columbia members pursuing a post-secondary education in the coming school year.

BC Achievement Scholarships
BC Achievement Scholarships recognize the top 8,000 graduates in the province. The Ministry will determine recipients based on achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy B.C. Graduation Program requirements, including elective courses. 

BCEIA Student Scholarships Program
Applicants must be residents of British Columbia and either attend or plan to enroll at BC universities, colleges or technical institutes.

BC Hydro Community Service Award
The BC Hydro Power Pioneers are recognizing youth who have excelled in community service. There are up to twenty $500 awards available throughout British Columbia.

BCPVPA Student Scholarships
The BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association annually awards up to 20 scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each, to students who are graduating from the BC public school system and will proceed to a post-secondary institution.

BC Soccer Awards and Scholarships
Various awards and scholarships available.

BC TEAL Charitable Foundation Awards and Scholarships
Various awards and scholarships available.

CFUW Parksville/Qualicum Scholarships to Secondary School Graduates
Various secondary school scholarships available.

Coast Capital Savings Youth Education Awards
Awards support students who have overcome adversity and personal challenges.

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships
The Canadian Scholarships are awarded to eligible students across all provinces and territories in Canada.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
Graduating students from Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools (SD 68) are invited to use their secure online Student Award System to apply for Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards provided by generous local donors.

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship voucher to redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program.

Provincial Scholarships Program
The program recognizes student achievement and encourages students to pursue post-secondary education.

The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation
The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation was created to provide scholarships to Sea Cadets who are pursuing post-secondary studies.

TD Community Leadership Scholarships
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada 

Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship
The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship recognizes four student leaders in the province of British Columbia who are entering their first year of post secondary education, are in good academic standing and have made exceptional contributions 

TWU, USW Local 1944 Scholarship
Local 1944 offers three scholarships of $750 and four scholarships of $1,000 to children of active members 

AMN Scholarship
A $1000 scholarship for outstanding academic achievement in science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering are eligible. Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the US.

CodeWizard HQ Educational Scholarship
Open to high school seniors and incoming college freshman with a priority to STEM program applicants. Open to both Canadian and US residents.

Collegedunia $1000 Dream Scholarship
Collegedunia $1000 Dream Scholarship is about fulfilling your dream by writing a small essay and meeting the set eligibility criteria.

Court Records Scholarship
The Scholarship Essay Competition is aimed at lawyers in training

Drew Lewis Scholarship
Scholarship is intended for use to cover school tuition and other education related expenses. Must be attending an accredited college or law school in the US.

Elite Lawyer Scholarship
Offering a $500 scholarship to USA college students planning on attending college or graduate school in the Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 semester. 

Infotracer Scholarships
Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, vocation/trade school that is approved by the US Department of Education.

Marketing Scholarship Program - Gulab Oils
This scholarship will award eligible students across the USA, Australia, and Canada $5,000 to assist with educational expenses.

Michael Whitmarsh Family Law Scholarship
The recipient must be a US citizen or authorized to work in the US, accepted and attending school in the Fall of 2021 and must have at least a 3.0 GPA in order to be considered.

One World Scholarships
$1,000 - $3,500 awards available to students participating in study, or work-abroad programs that are either experiential learning opportunities (language or cultural training), or that provide credits toward the BC academic credential they are working towards.

Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships Program
The OAS offers academic scholarships for study or research at the Master’s or PhD level that lead to a degree at a university or educational institution in an OAS Member State, except within Canada (the nominating country).

Premier's International Scholarship 
$6,000 – $10,000 scholarships for credential granting study abroad and are awarded to students demonstrating exceptional academic achievement and a clear sense of how a globally literate citizenry impacts our society.

Protig Welders Scholarship Program
Offering a $1,000 scholarship for educational needs.

Seattle Marketing Scholarship
An annual $5000 scholarship for one undergraduate, full-time student enrolled at an accredited US college or university. 

Sparkhealth MD Annual Scholarship
This scholarship awards a $1000 scholarship to a creative-minded student who will write a winning article on the given topic. Must be a US citizen to be eligible.

Study in BC Writers' Award
International post-secondary students who are budding writers are encouraged to apply for the $1,000 Award in exchange for writing blog content for Study in BC’s website. This is a great opportunity for students to gain professional work experience.

BC Hydro - Engineers and Geoscientists BC Scholarships
These scholarships focus on encouraging students to continue their goal of becoming professional engineers or geoscientists. 

BC Institute of Agrologists Scholarship
The BC Institute of Agrologists has created two $1500 scholarships to be awarded annually to successful candidates.  Scholarships will go to a 3rd or 4th year student and/or a post-graduate student currently enrolled in an agrology-related undergraduate or graduate degree program at a British Columbia post-secondary institute. 

Engineers and Geoscientists of BC Division Bursary
The Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division offers an annual bursary intended to provide financial assistance to students pursuing an accredited post-secondary or post-graduate program related directly to professional engineering and/or geoscience in the resource sector.

Forestry Friendly Communities Education and Training Scholarships
Scholarships for students pursing forestry-related post-secondary education or training in BC.

Music Counts Scholarship Program
Scholarship includes a $4,000 financial contribution and an all-inclusive, intensive mentorship and networking experience in Toronto for music students.

Natural Medical Aesthetics Scholarship
Open to students in the United States and Canada entering their first year of university or college study.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Awards
Various awards available for students in science.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship
The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. 

Pacific Salmon Foundation l Stewardship Community Bursary
Bursary aims to reduce the financial barriers to achieving success for aquatic stewardship volunteers enrolled in education and training programs that support their goal of a career in salmon conservation.

Saskatchewan Association of Conservation Officers Scholarships
Two $1,000 scholarships to students who wish to serve and protect Saskatchewan’s natural resources.

SWANA Pacific Chapter l Stuart Somerville Memorial Scholarship
Available to students in programs relevant to solid waste management or environmental protection are eligible for these awards, with special consideration given to applicants who are members of SWANA or are immediate relatives (parent, child, spouse) of a SWANA Pacific Chapter member.

The BeMo & SortSmart Diversity Advocacy Scholarship
 $1,000 scholarship to students in need who are in full-time pre-medical (any graduate discipline) or medical programs in good academic standing.

Visual Art Scholarship
The scholarship reward amount is fixed at $5000 to spend on expenses incurred related to their field of study. Open to eligible students from Australia, Canada, and the USA. 

Well Beings Counselling Scholarship Competition
$500 scholarship for eligible students in the area of Psychology, Social work, and similar fields. 

Allied Van Lines Scholarship
Scholarship intended for students across the areas of business, logistics, and similar fields.

Ad Standards Scholarship
This $1500 scholarship is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate advertising or marketing program at a Canadian university or college. Successful applicants display a commitment to volunteerism, a record of academic excellence, and an interest in pursuing a career in advertising or marketing.

Corporate Finance Institute - Business Scholarship
Available for Canadian business school students enrolled in a degree program.

EDC International Business Scholarships
Up to 25 scholarships a year to undergraduates studying international business at university or college. In addition, five international business scholarships are available to students in programs that combine business with environmental or sustainability studies. Each scholarship is worth $4,000.

Interior Logging Association Forestry Scholarship
The ILA awards four scholarships annually to students preparing for a bright, beautiful future in BC’s forest industry.

North American Van Lines 2019 Logistics Scholarship
Scholarships for Canadian students in the area of business, logistics, and similar fields.

Risk Management Association Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships offered to students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation.

Worksafe BC - PCU-WHS Scholarship
Scholarship opportunity available to complete the online Bachelor of Disability Management degree program at PCU-WHS (Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences). Eligible students will receive $6,000 annually for each of two years. Must be residents of BC, have already graduated with a 2-year diploma, degree, or other relevant educational prerequisites in a range of disciplines, but preferably in human resources, occupational health and safety, health care, social work, or business.

AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program
Offers scholarships to recognize outstanding blind, deafblind and partially sighted post-secondary students.

AG Bell College Scholarship
AG Bell Scholarships are for high-achieving students who have bilateral hearing loss that was diagnosed before age 4. You must be using Listening and Spoken Language as your primary communication mode.

AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship program is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada with a permanent disability who are currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university.

BC Epilepsy Society Bursaries
BC Epilepsy Society awards bursaries to people living with epilepsy in BC who are entering, or are in a post-secondary academic, vocational, arts, technical or technological program. These bursaries can be applied towards tuition, books, on-campus housing, or other academic expenses.

Canada student grant for services and equipment for students with permanent disabilities
This program helps part-time or full-time students with permanent disabilities pay for exceptional education related costs for services and equipment.

Canadian Mental Health Association - BC Division - Scholarships & Bursaries
Several awards are available each year to BC post-secondary students who live with mental illness or addiction.

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC l Tanabe Bursaries
Open to any student, in BC, 17 years and older wishing to attend an institute of higher learning in the following year.

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island l Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary
Assists youth with disabilities in undertaking or continuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution in British Columbia. 

CNIB Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for Canadian post-secondary students who are blind or partially sighted. Also offers $5,000 and $12,500 to support students who are blind or partially sighted in master’s-level studies.

IBD Scholarship - Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Awards ten one-time scholarships of $5,000 to students of any age, living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who are enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary educational institute.

Lisa Huus Memorial Fund
The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund provides bursaries up to $5,000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs.

Looking Glass Foundation Scholarship Program
Awards academic funding to BC students who have received or are currently receiving treatment for an eating disorder, and who are ready for academic pursuit. 

NEADS National Student Awards Program
The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities.

Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.

SBHAC Bursary
Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and must be a registered member in good standing of SBHAC.

Spinal Cord Injury BC Scholarships and Bursaries
SCI BC, in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, is offering bursaries for persons with spinal cord injuries studying in British Columbia.

AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded annually across Canada to qualified students and monetary assistance is provided to those who wish to further their education in the automotive aftermarket field.

Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Award
Provides monetary assistance to deserving students who wish to further their education in the automotive field.

Betty Spalton Scholarship
The Betty Spalton Trust Fund was established in 1999 to provide financial support to individuals obtaining an education in fields associated with the road building and heavy construction industry. 

Future Sustainability Scholarship
Eco garden is proud to offer a scholarship for university and college students interested in the field of horticulture, agriculture, engineering, or landscape design with an emphasis on sustainability.

Glenn Spartz Scholarship | Boating BC Association
The Glenn Spartz Scholarship offers financial aid to students pursuing their Marine Mechanical Technician Apprenticeship (MMT)
offered at BCIT’s Marine Campus on Annacis Island or the Motorcycle + Marine Technician Foundation Program at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. 

Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships of $2500 to $6000 EACH to support their post-secondary education in transportation-related studies.

USW Lifelong Learning Scholarship
Members and their families are eligible for scholarships and paid internships.

Adoptive Families Association of BC Bursaries
Bursaries available to provide funding that will assist in covering costs of tuition and/or costs directly related to the post-secondary programs.

BC Federation of Foster Parent Association Bursaries
Various bursaries for youth.

Children's Aid Foundation Graduate Awards
Students who have completed a post-secondary program for which they received scholarship or bursary support from the Children’s Aid Foundation who are under the age of 30 at the time of their submission.

Children's Aid Foundation Scholarships & Bursaries
Available to full and part-time post-secondary students who meet the eligibility criteria, throughout the school year.

Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks - Dream Fund
Supports young people in and from care to pursue their careers and achieve their goals through education and skill building. Includes two different bursaries 3 times per year.

Federation of Community Social Services of BC Youth Education Bursary
The FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary assists young people that are or have been in care and want to pursue a career in the field of Human and Social Services. Bursaries support students with the financial costs of tuition, books, and supplies for post-secondary academic education, training, or upgrading.

Genevier Sullivan Memorial Bursaries for Indigenous Former Youth in Care
Three bursaries for mature (27 years+) Indigenous students who are Former Youth in Care and one bursary for any Indigenous Former youth in Care. 

Ken Dryden Scholarship
Each scholarship covers up to $3,000 or 80% of the cost of tuition and fees, whichever is less, and is renewable annually, based on reasonable progress toward the completion of a first undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate from an accredited publicly funded post-secondary education institution.

Public Guardian Trust Educational Assistance Fund
To assist any beneficiary selected under the provisions of the Trust to further his or her educational goals, whether academic or vocational, provided that the bursary shall not be used as a sole means of support but rather as a supplement to existing funding to cover shortfalls in fees, books, maintenance and/or transportation which might otherwise cause the individual affected to terminate their studies prematurely.

Storwell Bursary
An annual bursary of $2,000 in support of youth currently or previous in care who want to attend post-secondary schools

Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund 
For Canadian youth with government care experience starting their first post-secondary program.

Ally Digital Media $1000 Scholarship
Applicants will be selected based on their creativity.

A Place for Mom Senior Wisdom Scholarship (NOT OFFERED IN 2021)
For university students who are a citizen or Permanent Resident of the USA or Canada (excluding Quebec) who are enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university in USA or Canada. Selected applicants will receive a $2,000 financial donation for their compelling submission on life lessons from a senior.

Aspire Canada
Scholarships available for students. Must submit a scholarship essay based on the book "Holistic Wealth" to be eligible.

ATI Activators Scholarship
Offers students the opportunity to win a $1000 scholarship toward their educational pursuits. 

Bernice Harriet Osborne Memorial Scholarship
Up to 10 $1,000-$2,000 scholarships per year available to students attending any recognized post-secondary institution (undergraduate, certificate, diploma or some other short form of short-term training)

Best Dishwasher Scholarship Competition
$2000 scholarship for eligible students who can submit an excellent writing sample on the article(s) provided.

Bhavana Chamoli Scholarship
Open to all post-secondary students studying in the United States and Canada.

Canada Homes Scholarship
To be considered for a scholarship worth $7000 CAD, applicants must submit a 750-word essay discussing your academic and professional goals. Applicants must be a Canadian undergraduate student enrolled in a Post-Secondary Institution. 

Cat Pet Club Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is available to students from universities, high schools, and other educational institutions across the USA and Canada.

CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program
This bursary provides financial support to college and institute students that demonstrate financial need and face challenges or barriers to participating in and completing post-secondary education.

Design for Recovery Sober Living Scholarship
This is a $1000 scholarship to students who are majoring in any field.

Future Sustainability Scholarship
Eco garden is proud to offer a scholarship for university and college students interested in the field of horticulture, agriculture, engineering, or landscape design with an emphasis on sustainability.

Internet Library Scholarship Program
A $1,000 scholarship for eligible students from all over the world. Must submit an essay.

Investintech-CAJ Journalism Scholarship
This scholarship is to support and encourage journalism students by helping them with the costs of their education. For students working toward a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

James Craig Reid Memorial Scholarship (CFUW)
$3,000 to be given to a student (male or female) who graduated from a District 69 secondary school. Candidates should be entering their 4th year of study or beyond in a Canadian university academic program.

Joint Diversity Scholarships
Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to applicants who have promoted diversity awareness and acceptance in their community and have not previously received the Joint Diversity Scholarship. 

Karen V Davison Scholarship
Open to eligible students in US or Canada in Culinary Arts, Arts and/or Social Sciences programs. 

Keyboard Test Online
Undergraduate and postgraduate students get the chance to win $500 toward course materials or other resources. 

Kin Canada Scholarships
Kin Canada Bursaries is a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund. $1,000 bursaries are awarded to Canadian students from coast-to-coast who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Lalande Bi-annual Academic Scholarship
A bi-annual scholarship of $1,500 that will be payable to individuals who have surmounted adversity and persevered to achieve higher education. 

Lighthouse Recovery Academic Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $2000 to an applicant demonstrating a commitment to their own education and helping others. 

Loans Canada's Financial Literacy Scholarship
This scholarship awards $750 to a student every semester who has demonstrated how financial literacy has made a difference in their life.

LOUD Scholarships
The LOUD Foundation invests in future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ+ community. We believe that by supporting the development of students that possess drive, vision, compassion and knowledge, we can improve society and increase awareness of our diverse community.  

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund
The Fund will award a minimum of two $2,000 scholarships to two successful applicants studying in any of the following disciplines: 

Physical Education and Recreation, Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, Sports Psychology, Sport Management, Sport Studies, Exercise Science, Coaching and Leadership Programs, Sports Journalism, Strength and Conditioning, Ethics, Moral Reasoning or any other faculty/subject area that may provide a window on values and ethics challenges facing sport.

MADD Canada Bursary Program
One (1) bursary of $8,000 will be awarded to the applicant with the highest score in honour of Louise Joanne Twerdy (click on link for more details). Additional bursaries in the amount of $4,000 may also be awarded. 

Matinee Voice-over Scholarship Program
This Matinée Voice-over Scholarship open to those coming from U.S.A., Canada and U.K. Successful applicants will receive one-time award worth $1000. 

Microdea Synergize Scholarship Fund
An annual scholarship granted to students attending a Canadian post-secondary educational institution.

Mission Creek Orthodontics Scholarship
A $500 scholarship to help students with the cost of their education at a college or university.

Movavi Scholarship Program
Students enrolled in or accepted into a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university, college or school in US or Canada can create a fun video about yourself or your friends, share it on social media, and you could win $1,000.

Nanaimo - Ladysmith Schools Foundation - Scholarship Books
Graduating students from Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools (SD 68) are invited to use the secure online Student Award System (in the link) to apply for Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards provided by generous local donors.

Nested Bean "Next Level" Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship available to currently enrolled students in an undergraduate or graduate program at a verified college or university in one of the eligible majors/programs (marketing, communications, advertising, graphic design, industrial design and data analytics)

Nikkei Youth Athletics Bursary
Graduating students from Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools (SD 68) are invited to use our secure online Student Award System to apply for Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards provided by generous local donors.

NuView Treatment Center Scholarship
NuView Treatment Center is offering a $1000 scholarship to college students who are willing to write a story about how addiction has affected their life. 

Okanagan Historical Society Essay Contest
Students currently in Grades 9 to 12, or at any post-secondary institution.

Overwaitea Food Group Diversity Scholarship
Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to applicants who have promoted diversity awareness and acceptance in their in their community and have not previously received the Joint Diversity Scholarship.

Ownership Identification Inc Brian Hill Memorial Scholarship
Two $500 annual scholarships who are in Agriculture or related field of study in an accredited post-secondary institution.

ParentsNeed Student Scholarship
A yearly scholarship designed for students who show themselves able to find balance between studying and raising their children.

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship voucher to redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program.

Pickering Toyota Scholarships
The objective of this scholarship is to encourage students across Canada to increase their financial literacy skills and to support positive habits in managing their personal finances during university and thereafter.

RBC Future Launch Scholarship
A scholarship aimed at helping young Canadians (between the ages of 15 and 29) gain new skills or develop existing ones. RBC is awarding 450 scholarships across the country worth $1,500 each to support youth in pursuing short-term courses, workshops, certificates, or online training. No need to submit grades or a transcript to apply.

Ringette Canada Scholarships
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a recognized post-secondary education institution for the next academic year and must meet the admission standards of the educational institution specified, which must be a university, college or other educational institution located in Canada providing courses at a post-secondary school level. Applicants must have actively participated in ringette as player, coach or on-ice official for at least five of the last seven years and must be registered in the current playing season. 

Robert Caton Scholarship
These scholarships are intended to support students within the Environmental Sciences with high ideals, demonstrated interest in studies relating to atmospheric sciences, air quality and health or policy, and specific goals leading to future work in that field.

Schiffmann Injury Lawyers Scholarship
This scholarship provides eligible students with $1000 bi-annually to any student currently enrolled in a college, university or graduate program in Canada or USA.

Scholarship Program for Accounting Students
Scholarship for students in the accounting field. 

Scholarship Program for Gaming Students
Scholarship for students who are in the field of gaming.

Simple Texting
$1,000 college scholarship to a hard-working student to help cover their education expenses.

Student Entrepreneur National Competition (HSBC Bank of Canada)
The Student Entrepreneur National Competition is the only national competition to focus solely on full-time Canadian post-secondary student entrepreneurs. Since 1997, this competition has celebrated the commitment, determination and achievements of full-time students enrolled in a Canadian university or college who are simultaneously operating their own businesses. 

Study Pug Essay Scholarship
The annual scholarship award is for students who are currently enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.

SonoBoom Annual Scholarship
Scholarship available for undergraduate and postgraduate students with the passion of “Music” to receive $1,000 award.

Support Our Troops Scholarships
Both full-time and part-time post-secondary students of accredited academic institutions, career and vocational colleges are eligible. 

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
For students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place.

Telegraph Star Scholarship
For a college or university student who demonstrates outstanding volunteer involvement in their community. 

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
All students enrolled at any level of post-secondary education in Canada are eligible to submit an essay. Cash prizes of up to $2,000

The Lorne Leibel Scholarship Program
Applicants must be enrolled in any undergraduate program at an
accredited post-secondary institution in Canada. The $7,000 scholarship is also open to high school graduates (Senior High school) who have a confirmation of enrollment for September 2020.

Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship
The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship recognizes four student leaders in the province of British Columbia who are entering their first year of post-secondary education, are in good academic standing and have made exceptional contributions.

West Vancouver Foundation
Various scholarships available to support and cultivate our future leaders.

Youth Forward "In the Driver's Seat" Scholarship
The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students entering college or already enrolled in a higher education institution – on the topic of being a safer driver.

which offers the opportunity for students to win a $1000 scholarship toward their educational pursuits. 

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