Below you will find information on select scholarships and bursaries available to you. Due to the specific nature of scholarships and bursaries, it is imperative that you are searching for opportunities available to you beyond this list - there are so many opportunities out there!!
Some suggestions are: finding out if your parent's/grandparent's employers offer any scholarships/bursaries, or if any teams/clubs you are involved with offer financial help, and lastly looking into the scholarships and bursaries offered at the post-secondary institution you will be attending. Additionally, you can use the many search engines offered online. Your guidance counselors are always available to answer any questions you may have. Good luck!!!
Lambton Law Association Bursary
The Lambton Law Association is offering a bursary to one Lambton County secondary school student entering post secondary education in the fall of 2020 to pursue a career in a law related field. Applicants are asked to share their involvement in extra curricular activities, and an essay outlining academic achievements, volunteer work and an outline of plans to pursue a law related career.
Please click here for the application.
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Gerrits at firstname.lastname@example.org
WGM Short Story Award
The WGM Short Story Award aims to inspire and support students who have shown a considerable social / emotional improvement in high school, or who have shown an immense amount of creativity through their high school years. Consideration will be given to students who face financial barriers. All Applicants will submit a short story of 750-1500 words.
The first place winner will receive $4000, and the runner up will receive $1000.
All students graduating in the 2019-2020 school year are invited to apply.
Applications and short story are due June 20, 2020 by 11:59 PM.
Local (Sarnia-Lambton) Scholarships and Bursaries
Please CLICK HERE
for the Lambton County Bursary/Scholarship Application Form.
APPLICATION DUE DATE: Friday, June 26, 2020 to Ms. Dizon in Student Services/Guidance Office.
Federated Women's Institute's of Ontario Scholarship Program
The FWIO offers a wide variety of scholarships for students entering a post secondary institution in the upcoming year.
For more information on these scholarships and to access application forms, please click here.
Susan Moffatt Memorial Scholarship
The Susan Moffatt Memorial Scholarship was created with the goal of providing financial assistance to students who have faced a personal physical or mental challenge in their lives and have prevailed despite that challenge. Applicants must be entering a post secondary institution to focus on either history, education or health sciences. Applicants will compose an essay of 500 words to accompany application.
Please click here for the application and more detailed information regarding criteria.
Application and essay are due June 15, 2020.
Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) Bursary
OTIP offers 25 bursaries of $1,500 each to students who meet the following requirements:
- You or a relative are insured by an individual or group policy of an insurance plan or program offered by OTIP;
- You will be a full or part-time student at a post-secondary institution this upcoming year.
Please click here for more information and to access the application form.
Applications are due June 15, 2020.
Mainstreet Credit Union Scholarship Program
Mainstreet Credit Union offers a variety of scholarships to help students with the financial realities of post secondary education.
Please click here for more information on each scholarship, the requirements of each and respective application forms.
Scouts Canada Scholarship Program
The Scouts Canada Scholarship Program offers financial support to Scouts Canada members entering or continuing studies at a Canadian college or university. All recipients are motivated youth whom, with the help of their scouting experience, have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a desire to create a better world.
Scouts Canada offers a variety of scholarships worth $5,000 each. Please click here for more information on each scholarship, the requirements of each and respective application forms.
The OECTA St. Clair Secondary Unit is offering a scholarship to graduating senior students. Students who apply must be considering the field of education at an accredited Ontario University. Criteria for selection will be academic achievement, volunteer work, service to community and school activities. Preference will be given to applicants who are applying directly into a Concurrent Education Program.
Two awards of $500 will be given: 1 at Ursuline College and 1 at St. Patrick’s.
Please click here for the application form, or see your guidance counselor. *Note: to complete the application online, go to "file", "make a copy", rename file OECTA Scholarship, Your Name, and then send completed application to email@example.com.
Applications are due June 1, 2020.
Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) Scholarships
The BBPA National Scholarship Fund is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence by Black Canadian youth through an annual scholarship program.
The program offers a wide variety of scholarships. Please click here for a detailed list of scholarships, the requirements of each and respective application forms.
St. Clair Region Conservation Authority Scholarship
The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority offers scholarships for graduating high school students who are continuing in post secondary studies in a conservation field (biology, ecology, geography, forestry, fish and wildlife etc.). Applicants must be from one of the schools within the jurisdiction of the SCRCA or live within the SCRCA region.
Please click here for detailed information on each scholarship and to access the application form.
The application deadline is May 31.
MADD Canada Bursary
MADD Canada’s Bursary Program is open to Canadian citizens who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired driving crash and who are enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program for the upcoming academic year. The bursary is $8,000, and additional bursaries of $4,000 may also be awarded.
Please click here for more detailed information pertaining to this bursary.
Applications are due May 31, 2020.
The Maynard and Renee Walker Scholarship (Point Edward Residents)
The Maynard and Renee Walker Family Scholarship is awarded annually to a Point Edward resident entering a post-secondary institution. The scholarship is worth US $10,000 over two years of schooling. Applications are available from Point Edward CAO Jim Burns: firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting the village office at 519-337-3021.
Applications are due May 1, 2020.
4-H Canada Scholarships
Are you a member of the 4-H club? If so, there are a multitude of scholarships available ranging from $1000-full tuition.
Click here to see the wide variety of scholarships available and to access application forms.
All applications are due May 31, 2020.
Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship
Bayer will be awarding scholarships valued at $1500 to students who are entering a Canadian post-secondary institution to study agriculture, food science or culinary.
Please click here for application and more detailed information regarding this scholarship.
Josh Alderton Blue Eyes, Big Heart Scholarship
The Blue Eyes, Big Heart Scholarship was created in memory of a remarkable young man, Joshus Alderton, who tragically passed away in a car accident in 2013. Josh had a larger than life personality and a passion for volunteering. His charitable spirit knew no bounds and this scholarship is intended to help people who have been affected by domestic violence pursue their educational goals. Josh was dedicated to breaking the chain of violence in his own community and we believe that by helping women and children affected by domestic violence, we can carry on his legacy.
Please click here for application and more detailed information regarding application guidelines.
Applications are due May 24, 2020.
The Zandbergs Scholarship
The Zandberg's Scholarship is intended to help those individuals who intend to pursue a career in teaching, particularly those who intend to teach in a language other than English.
Applicants must be residents of Lambton County, and Canadian residents or landed immigrant, who have been accepted into a programme that will allow the pursuit of a degree in education, or who are already enrolled in a Faculty of Education.
Please click here for application and detailed information regarding application requirements.
Applications are due May 15, 2020.
Ontario Hockey Federation Scholarship
The OHF will be awarding multiple scholarships to members who have at least 3 years good standing with the OHF and are enrolling in a Canadian post-secondary institution for the first time.
Applicants are asked to complete the application, a 500 word essay outlining their contributions to hockey, and to procure a letter of reference from a hockey related organization and a school representative.
Please click here for the application and further information regarding application procedures.
Applications are due May 15, 2020.
Knights Of Columbus Scholarship
Knights of Columbus will be awarding a number of scholarships valued at $1000-$1500 each to students entering a Canadian post secondary institution, who is either a member of the Knights, or the son or daughter of a member.
Please click here to access the application and other relevant information.
Applications are due May 4, 2020.
LIBRO CREDIT UNION STUDENT AWARDS
34 awards worth $2,000 each will be awarded!!!
The award program is open to students between the ages of 17-25 who have a current minimum average of C+ (67% or higher). Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Canadian college, university, apprenticeship program, technical institute or private college for September 2020 and must have a primary home address in Southwestern Ontario.
For detailed applicant eligibility requirements and application, please click here.
OFSAA Alumni Scholarship - $500
The OFSAA Alumni Fund will be awarding $500 scholarships to deserving student athletes. Applicants must be planning to attend a Canadian post secondary institution, be student athletes who have maintained an average of at least 80% and be involved in the community. Applicants will need to procure a letter of reference from a teacher/coach and write a personal letter outlining why they are deserving of the scholarship.
Please click here for detailed information on the requirements for this scholarship.
Joanne Klaucke-Labelle (JKL) Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been created in the memory of Joanne Klaucke-LaBelle who devoted her life to youth. Joanne worked tirelessly to create an environment free of judgement with a mission to create harmony in ourselves, others and the world we live in through the power of the arts.
Students are encouraged to apply for the JKL Memorial Scholarship if...
- They have completed 80+ volunteer hours in the last 4 years;
- They will graduate high school with academic average of 70% in all grade 11 and 12 courses;
- They have been accepted into a post-secondary educational programme focusing on the performing arts or visual arts;
- applicants must be a resident of Lambton County and a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
DEADLINE for application is April 11, 2020.
For more eligibility requirements and to access the scholarship application, please click here.
Arts Program Scholarships Still Available
Merit Scholarship: $1500
Financial Need Scholarship: Up to 60% off program tuition
CLICK HERE for more info.
What can we make together?
This question embodies the spirit of theatre --collaborative, playful, generous and of the moment. This is also the spirit of Berridge Programs. For twelve summers a group of teaching artists have gathered in a French chateau with young actors from around the world to see what we can make together. It’s the spirit that underpins our teaching and infuses our program.
Berridge offers a nurturing, supportive environment for young artists to discover the joy of the theatre making process. We have classes in Shakespeare, Movement, Voice, On Camera, Acting Techniques, Musical Theatre, Directing, Writing and Improvisation as well as a Film Program where students can write, shoot, direct, produce and edit their own festival quality short film. Our students live in community at the Chateau le Mont Epinguet, a 17th century chateau in the heart of Normandy, France.
Let us make something with your students this summer and work together to create more confident, courageous and compassionate theatre makers.
The Society of St. Vincent DePaul and J&JY Trades Scholarship
Are you planning to attend college for a trade of college level certificate? Then this is the scholarship for you!!
The Society of St. Vincent DePaul and J&JY Trades are offering scholarships to Candian residents who plan to attend college to pursue a trade or a college level certificate. Personal circumstances and financial need will be deciding factors in the final selection, but students are also required to meet the academic standards required for enrollment in the college program.
Scholarships are awarded on the understanding that the funds will be used to cover the cost of the college program, and may be directed to the academic institution.
If you are interested, please click here for more information and the application form.
YMCA Celebration of Youth Awards
The YMCA Celebration of Youth Awards recognize deserving youth in Sarnia-Lambton, ages 17-20 years of age, whose outstanding talents and achievements have made a difference in our community. The awards focus on youth who have demonstrated leadership, sensitivity to others, innovation, development of personal talents, overcoming personal challenge and service to community.
Please click here for more information and to access the application forms.
The Norma and Don Moore Scholarship
The Norma and Don Moore scholarship has been established to support doctor's and nurse practitioners currently enrolled in an educational program leading to a license to practice in Ontario who have indicated an intent to practice in Lambton County.
Click here for more information and to access the application form.
Western National Scholarship Program
Applications Due February 14, 2020
National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning. National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate's commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life.
You should apply if…
- You have attained a minimum overall academic average of 90% in your Grade 12 M/U courses;
- You have applied to Western’s main campus through OUAC;
- You have not already been awarded a National Scholarship or the Schulich Award.
Students interested in the Western National Scholarship must self nominate themselves through their guidance counselor ASAP. Schools can nominate up to 4 students.
Deadline for school nomination, assessor reference and student application: February 14, 2020
***Get started now to allow the school and your teacher reference time to complete nomination by the due date!
For more information or to access the application forms, please click here.
STEAM HORIZON AWARDS
Founded in 2016, the Ingenium-NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
Five Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each, to attend a Canadian university, college or CEGEP to study in a STEAM field. Two of these awards will be given to Indigenous students. The winners will be invited to Ottawa and recognized at an award ceremony in April 2019.
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2020
Click here for more info.: STEAM HORIZON AWARDS
Kin-Canada Bursary ($1,000 value)
Applications due February 1, 2020
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- Must be a full-time student in the process of graduating from high school or currently studying or registered at a post-secondary institution.
- Must complete the current application form and submit it to the Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin Club closest to their permanent residence by February 1. Bursary winners are notified before June 30 by their sponsoring club.
- Must not have previouly been awarded a Kin Canada Bursary.
- Will be evaluated on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need.