Ever wondered what the top scholarships are in Canada? How can you win the most with one single application? In this article, we will be exploring the Top 3 Canadian scholarships with big dollar amounts!
First things first--how do I go about winning these scholarships?
The first thing that you need to do is visit each of these scholarship’s websites so you can track when the scholarship is open and the due date. Application deadlines vary and the best way to find out is simply visiting the website directly.
Something else that I want to point out is that you need to understand what you actually need to do in order to be competitive for these scholarships. We have had students in our program win many of these high ticket scholarships and if you are interested in becoming the type of student who can win them, sign up for our scholarship webinar: https://start.grantme.ca/free-scholarship-training/
Alright, now that we have established what you need to do first, let’s get into the top 3 Canadian scholarships. For each scholarship, we will look at the eligibility, worth and application process.
Most of these scholarships have similar eligibility, as in, they all require: Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and students must be in their final year of high school or final year of CEGEP. As we dive into the specifics of their eligibility, I have listed the specific eligibility for each. Last, but not least, you must, must, must be a community leader! Yes, you have to show extensive involvement within your community. Instead of just being a member of volunteer foundations, you want to demonstrate leadership roles and initiator roles within your community (see upcoming blog for next week about the differences between the initiator and member volunteer roles)
Here are the top Canadian scholarships below:
1. TD Community Leaders Scholarship:
Eligibility: Minimum grade average of 75%.
Application required? Yes! Link to application: https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians/
2. Loran Scholarship:
Eligibility: You have to be a full-time student. You cannot have interrupted studies and you must be at least sixteen years old by September the following year. You also have to present an R score on your report card, that should be 29 or greater.
Application required? Yes! Link to application: https://loranscholar.ca/
3. Schulich Leader Scholarship:
Worth: $100,000 for students who want to pursue engineering and $80,000 for students who want to pursue mathematics and science.
Eligibility: you have to plan to be enrolled in a STEM program. That means that you will have to make sure that you are going into a university that offers a STEM program (to see if the university you want to go to is a partner, check out Schulich’s website here: https://www.schulichleaders.com/#slide-top)
Some of you might be wondering, what is STEM? STEM stands for: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Schulich’s Scholarships will only go to students who are planning to study in those fields. That does not include students who want to become a medical practitioner or study medical research (unfortunately).
Students must also fit one last criterion, they have to have at least two of the following: academic excellence, financial need and community Leadership.
Application required? Yes! Link to application: https://www.schulichleaders.com/#slide-top
Those are the top 3 Canadian scholarships! Check out our upcoming blog next week about the Top 4 Canadian Scholarships offered from universities.