All-in-One Scholarship Search

Did you know there are websites which list several scholarships all in one place? Yes, there are sites that maintain an extensive list of scholarships. Do you have a disability? Are you an athlete? There are websites dedicated to listing scholarships which may be pertinent to you! There are also sites with listings devoted to specific heritages as well.

Check these out:

Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA) Aboriginal Scholarship Guide
AMMSA is an Aboriginal communications society dedicated to serving the needs of Aboriginal people throughout Canada. Windspeaker (AMMSA’s newspaper) and AMMSA maintain an extensive list of scholarships and bursaries available to Aboriginal students. If you are a First Nations (status and non-status), Métis, or Inuit student in Canada, there are a variety of available funding sources to help offset the financial burden of receiving an education.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool
The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of more than 750 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others.

The majority of bursaries on this list target Aboriginal students but could vary by group such as First Nation, Métis or Inuit. Also, some bursaries are specific to a region, place of residence, a school, or a field of study.

Black Foundation of Community Networks (BFCN)
BFCN provides a detailed and accessible compilation of 45+ available scholarships for youth pursuing post-secondary education at the undergraduate level.

Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (FCCP) Ontario Education Foundation
The scholarships offered by the FCCP are listed according to the universities that administer them. The FCCP also offers interest-free student loans (Application Deadline: July 31, 2016).

Indspire: Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards
Indspire is an Indigenous-led charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) provides funds to Indspire to offer scholarships and bursaries to First Nation and Inuit students to pursue post-secondary education.

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletic Financial Awards (Scholarships)
Universities in Ontario may offer Athletic Scholarships; this site offers more information about such awards. 

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
NEADS portal to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities studying at Canada’s colleges and universities
NEADS Financial Aid Directory
NEADS High School Transition Funding and Scholarship Programs

Universities Canada
Universities Canada administers scholarships and internships for Canadian students. Note: High school students are not eligible for all of these scholarships. Some awards are for students already in post-secondary education.

Now that you have seen some examples of websites with scholarship portals and extensive lists, I hope this has given you a few ideas to start your own search: Are you an athlete? an artist? What is your heritage? What areas may have scholarships that fit YOU? What is it that makes YOU unique? (You KNOW you ARE!).  Start your scholarship search now!

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