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Please check this page regularly for updated information on new external scholarships as they come up!

Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm Educational Bursaries: Financial awards intended to promote the success of Ontario’s Indigenous students involved in post-secondary education and job training relating to the renewable energy industry.

Requirements: Complete the application form and submit a short essay (1-2 pages) explaining how your education or training can be applied to the renewable energy industry and how this bursary will be applied to that education, including a brief summary of the costs to be covered by this bursary. Two bursaries are being offered: one for members of the Six Nations of the Grand River only; one for any Indigenous student living in Ontario.
Deadline Date: July 31, 2018
Value: Up to $4,000 available through each bursary.

Find more information on the Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm Educational Bursaries

The Synergize Scholarship Fund: Granted to students attending a Canadian post-secondary educational institution.

Requirement: Open to any student enrolled in a Canadian university or college attending any undergraduate program.
Deadline Date: July 31, 2018
Value: $1,000

Find more information on the Synergize Scholarship Fund

Giatech Essay-Writing Contest: A contest that helps civil-engineering researchers expose their R&D to a global audience of industry experts.

Requirements: Open to civil-engineering professors, students (undergraduate and graduate), and researchers across Canada. Interested individuals can submit either an expository essay or a previously published article that relates to one of six topics. Essays must be written in English and be a minimum of 1,000 words in length. Previously published articles must have been published in 2017.
Deadline Date: July 31, 2018
Value: $1,000

Find more information on the Giatech Essay-Writing Contest

Bill 7 AwardA Post-Secondary Scholarship for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Two-Spirited and Queer Students in Ontario.

Requirements: Attending or accepted by a Post-Secondary Educational Institution in the Province of Ontario, pursuing your FIRST post-secondary program of study; identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited or queer (LGBTQ), and you have demonstrated financial need.
Deadline Date: Aug. 3, 2018
Value: 12 scholarships of $2,500 each

Find more information on the Bill 7 Award

A Place for Mom Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship: A scholarship for university students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology.

Requirements: This scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) who is enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university. Applicants will create a video submission that captures the theme of “The Value of Seniors in Our Lives and Benefits to Society.”
Deadline Date: Submissions accepted all year, prizes awarded quarterly. Submit by Sept. 30, 2018 to be considered for third-quarter prize.
Value: $1,000

Find more information on the Place for Mom Scholarship 

Fitnesstrainer.com Scholarship: A grant aimed at health students and anyone enrolled in college or university that is trying to transform their bodies.

Requirements: Write a 1,000-word (minimum) article on: “How personal training helped transform my life.” Submissions cannot exceed 2,000 words. This scholarship is open to high school students accepted to university or college and current university/college students.
Deadline Date: Nov. 1, 2018
Value: $1,000

Find more information on the Fitnesstrainer.com Scholarship

What’s New!

Spring/Summer CIFS: Deadlines for undergraduate, graduate, MBA and Medicine students to submit a Continuation of Interest-Free Status application are approaching. Apply online via the OSAP website. Learn more about Interest-Free Status.

OSAP peer-support sessions: We are now offering peer-support sessions every Tuesday from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in MUSC 213. Our student ambassador will be available to help current and incoming students with their 2018/19 OSAP applications. Learn more about our peer-support sessions.

2018 Schulich Leaders: Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Schulich Leaders Scholarships! Four students have received Canada’s most prestigious national STEM scholarships to attend McMaster. Learn more about the 2018 Schulich Leaders.

18/19 OSAP Application: Students can now apply for OSAP for the 2018/19 academic year. Apply via the OSAP website as soon as possible.


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