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External Scholarships and Bursaries
External Awards - if you have trouble downloading an application, contact the Office of Student and Academic Services.

Please note: We attempt to keep external scholarship information as up-to-date as possible, however, deadlines are subject to change without notice. Therefore, it is best to confirm the details with the sponsor/donor of the award prior to submitting your application.

General Awards

Entrance Awards

Graduate Awards

Awards for Students with Disabilities

For Female Students

For Students from Visible Minorities

For Students from Specific Regions or Provinces

For Mature Students

For International Students

For Study Abroad


General Awards

In addition to the individual awards listed below, you might want to check the Government of Canada's Scholarships website and the AUCC's awards list.

ABODO.com I Heart My School ScholarshipOct 31 and Feb 28
Active Calendar ScholarshipApril 30
Aesthetica Magazine Art PrizeAugust 31
AIMIA - AGO Photography PrizeMarch 2
All American Windows and Doors ScholarshipAugust 31
Alzheimer Society Phyllis Horton Bursary (research)March 28
AMDA (American Music and Dramatic Academy)February 1
American Tapestry Alliance (tapestry) International Student AwardApril 15
Anderson Ranch Artist Residency ProgramFebruary 1
Andy OS Ultimate Guide to Mobile Tech ScholarshipJan 15
Animex Animation and Computer Game AwardsNovember 25
Applied Arts Magazine - Student AwardsMay 31
Arts NB ScholarshipFebruary 1
Ask Petersen Essay Writing CompetitionJune 1
Best Price Nutrition ScholarshipDecember 31
Best Reviews Hunt Internet Marketing Scholarship Nov 30
BMO 1st Art Student Art Competition May 15 
BoomEssays.com Writing ContestFeb. 20, 2017 
Brilliance Jewellery ScholarshipAugust 1
British Essay Writing Contest May 31 
Brokerfish Spring University ScholarshipDecember 21
Build Your Own Blog New Writer ScholarshipNov 29
Canada's Luckiest Student ContestJanuary 4
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Atlantic Studentship AwardFebruary 4
Canadian Japanese-Mennonite ScholarshipApril 1
CIBC/Student Life Network ScholarshipJanuary 4
Classic Marble Restoration Inc Paths to Success ScholarshipAugust 31
Cogniview’s PDF to Excel ScholarshipDec 31
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship PlanVarious Deadlines
Compass Mortgage Group ScholarshipDec 30
Costculator Scholarship March 31 
CUTA CentennialAugust 26
CZ Jewels Fashion Jewelry Design Scholarship April 15 
DermMedica ScholarshipJanuary 1
Distinctive Window Treatment Plus ScholarshipMay 25
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation GrantsVarious Deadlines
Erasmus + ProgramMarch 4
Family Rentals ScholarshipAug 31
Fashion Draft NYCOctober 22
Fessenden- Trott ScholarshipsJune 15
Fitterfirst Scholarship (Fitter International)January 31 
Fittous Scholarship July 31
Fix Your Skin Annual Scholarship November 25 
Flight Network's Fly High Scholarship (Can/US students) Dec. 31
Free Logo Services' Most Promising Logo Design ScholarshipFeb. 1
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Dalton Camp AwardDecember 1 
George Haroutin ScholarshipJanuary 4
Global Lift Equipment ScholarshipJune 15
Graphic Designers of CanadaApril 15
Goldia Jewellery ScholarshipDec 31
Got a Spine ScholarshipJune 2
Hammock Expert Scholarships
Jan 31 and Aug 31
Heart and Stroke Foundation's WALK ABOUT Awards Nov 30 
Helen Bassett Commemorative Student AwardJuly 10
Hunting Note Scholarship Jan 31 
IdeaPod Scholarship 
iGotcha Media scholarship
Dec 1
Income Cracker Scholarship March 28 
Inside out: Mark S. Bonham Scholarship for Queer Studies in Film and VideoMay 30
Interior Deluxe Scholarship programApril 15 & Oct 15
IWK Robbie and Jean Shaw ScholarshipMay 1
J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research FoundationOctober 15
Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship (National Cartoonists) December 15
Jen Reviews $1000 Best Product Scholarship January 31 
JobApplicationDB.com Scholarship
April 25
JobApplications.ca Working Parents ScholarshipDec 12
John Gyles Education AwardsJune 1
Kin Canada Bursaries - Hal Rogers Endowment FundFebruary 1
Knightsbridge FX ScholarshipNovember
LawnStarter ScholarshipAug 20 & Dec 31
Leonard FoundationMarch 15
Levitt Machinery ScholarshipMay 31
Lift Parts Express ScholarshipJune 30
Lighting55 ScholarshipOct 15 & Apr 15
Loganix ScholarshipJanuary 1
Lunenburg DocFest Film BursaryMay 31
LVMH Young Artists’ Award and Digital Photography Contest January 31
MacEwan / Ukrainian Resource and Development CentreNovember 30
MacKenzie King  Memorial ScholarshipMarch 15 
MADDMay 31
Magnum Photo AwardsMay 26
Maple Leaf Dentistry Volunteer ScholarshipMay 30
Matinee Voice Over ScholarshipDec 31
MCO (Mission Creek Orthodontics) ScholarshipMay 15
Memory Project: The Art from Memory ChallengeOctober 15
Mensa CanadaJanuary 31
McKiggan Herbert Lawyers End Distracted Driving ScholarshipMay 31
Modern Abstract Decor Student ScholarshipAugust 31
Modern Crowd Design ScholarshipAugust 31
Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship March 31 
MPHEC Student Photo ContestJan 15
Musicskanner.com scholarshipMay 15 
Nature Harmony Institute's Life to Buildings(TM) Design ChallengeJan 31 
Neil Patel ScholarshipDec 1
Nova Scotia Talent TrustMay 1
Odenza Vacations College ScholarshipJune 1
Online Resume Builders Scholarship Dec 15 
Peter Pasula Study Habits ScholarshipApril 1
Phyllis P. Harris ScholarshipUnder review
Raymond Weil Photography CompetitionNovember 30
Retail as a Career ScholarshipMarch 30
Runabees Scholarship
April 15
Ruth Hancock Scholarship Foundation (Canadian Broadcasters)June 30
Sage One ScholarshipNovember 30
Scotiabank CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival Magnum ScholarshipNovember 15
Scribendi Scholarship Dec 31 
Senior Advisor's Future of Assisted LIving ScholarshipDec 31
Senior's Zen ScholarshipFebruary 1
Simple Texting ScholarshipDec 1
Sleekens Academic ScholarshipMarch 31
Smart Paper Help Student Scholarship January 10 
SMSF Properties Financial Literacy ScholarshipSept 14
Sole Door Cooking Scholarship
June 30
SOUTH HOUSE Bursaries Oct. 24
Terry Fox Humanitarian AwardFebruary 1
Thank Your Skin ScholarshipNov 30
Tokyo Anime Award CompetitionNovember 30
Top 20 Under 20February 1
TravelBird Scholarships/InternshipsMay 31
Trudeau Foundation ScholarshipsDecember 13
Two Ten Footwear Foundation ScholarshipsFebruary 28
UNPLAG Plagiarism Checker Student ScholarshipMarch 1
Vevey International Photo AwardApril 15
Wealthsimple ScholarshipApril 15
Young Masters Art PrizeFeb 28 
Yust Gallery ScholarshipAugust 31
Zumper Travel ScholarshipApr 15 & Nov 15

 

Entrance Awards

Bell Aliant Pioneer Awards (low vision or blind)April 12
DeGarthe Scholarship (N.S.)April 13
EduNova Entrance Scholarships for IB StudentsMarch 15
Fred Ross Scholarship for Fine Arts (N.B.) February 15
Holstein Canada Education AwardNovember 30
Johnson Scholarships and Academic GrantsAugust 31
TD Canada Trust ScholarshipsDecember 6
Toyota Earth Day ScholarshipFebruary 15

 

Graduate Awards

Alberta Arts Graduate ScholarshipsFebruary 1
Canada Graduate Scholarships (SSHRC)Various Deadlines
Canadian Japanese-Mennonite ScholarshipApril 1
Canadian Parking Foundation Research GrantsFeb 1 and July 1
FCO Liz Hoffman Ombudsperson Research AwardDecember 31
Fulbright Program (Canada-USA)November 14
Institute for Humane Studies Fellowships/Internships (I.H.S.)Various Deadlines
J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship TrustApril 30
Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award (painting)April 5
June Opie Fellowship (Post-Grad, severe disability)October 1
Killam TrustsVarious Deadlines
Lillian and Charles Bone Memorial Scholarship (N.B.)May 15
MacKenzie King Memorial ScholarshipsFebruary 2
National Gallery of Canada Research FellowshipsApril 30
Rhodes ScholarshipsOctober 14
OAS Fellowship Programs - Graduate Scholarships April 15
Ontario Graduate Scholarship ProgramNovember 15
Sauvé Scholars (McGill University)November 30
Senior Women Academic Administrators, Canada - Grad Student Award of MeritJanuary 18
Sheila Hugh MacKay Scholarship (N.B.)February 15
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Graduate ScholarshipsVarious Deadlines
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral ScholarshipsDecember 13

 

Awards For Students with Disabilities

1(800)Wheelchair.com ScholarshipMay 1
Affordable Colleges Scholarships for students with disabilitiesVarious deadlines
A.G. Bell Association for Deaf and Hard of HearingMarch 1
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (see also T-Base, below)June 30 & Nov 1
AMI (Accessible Media Inc) Scholarship May 28
AUCC Scholarship Program For Students with DisabilitiesMay 15
Bell Aliant Pioneer AwardsApril 30
BMO Lime Connect equity-through-education-scholarshipDec 21
Brain Injury Association of Canada BursaryApril 30
Brain Injury Association of Canada National Awards Program July 20
CACUSS Student Leadership Award for Student with DisabilityFebruary 15
Canada Council for the Arts CULTIVATE grants programSeptember 15
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work Youth w/ Disabilities Scholarship April 26 
Canada Student Grant for equipment and svcs. for students w/ disabilitiesDecember 15
Canadian Hard of Hearing AssociationFebruary 28
Canadian Paraplegic AssociationAugust 15
Capital Health Diversity BursaryFebruary 6
Centennial Flame Research Award (research)October 15
Communications Nova Scotia Diversity Bursary (N.S.)December 16
Crohn's and Colitis Canada AbbVie IBD Scholarship ProgramJune 1
Cultivate: Creative Development (Canada Council for the Arts) Sept 15
Epilepsy Association of Nova ScotiaMay 15
Gloria Landis Memorial Bursary (LD Assoc. of Ontario)June 15
Janine Williams Memorial BursaryOctober 17
Janine Williams Memorial ScholarshipJuly 1
June Opie Fellowship (Post-Grad, severe disability)October 1
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada ScholarshipsMay 15
Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Students with Disabilties May 16
NEADS National Scholarship Program for students w/ disabilitiesMarch 15
NFB Scholarships for Blind StudentsMarch 31
Partnership for Access Awareness (N.S.)April 8
Quebec Association of Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities Bursary ProgramFebruary 9
Reachability Imagination AwardsSeptember 30
Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship (Mental Illness)April 1
Shire Canada ADHD ScholarshipApril 15
Silver Cross ScholarshipDec. 15
Skills Canada (NS) Photography and Poster contestsFebruary 10 (registration)
T-Base Communications Scholarship (blind/partially blind)June 30
TD Bank Group Lime Connect Canada Scholarship ProgramsFeb 1
The Wayne and Walter Gretzky Scholarship FoundationMay 31
Wales Scholarship (N.S.) July 15

 

For Female Students

Canadian Federation of University Women FellowshipsNovember 1
Canadian Federation of University Women (Halifax) AwardJune 15
Canadian Federation of University Women (Truro) AwardMay 13
Florence Christie memorial Bursary (Mature, N.B.)March 28
Frieda Creelman Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship (PEI)October 8
Halifax Women’s Network BursaryMay 15
Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award (Aboriginal) July 12
Jean Flemming Memorial Scholarship (Mature, N.B.)May 15
Joanne Kohout memorial Bursary (Tearmann House, NS)May 15
Lillian and Charles Bone Memorial Scholarship (N.B., Grad) May 15
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada, Grad. Student Award of MeritJanuary 18
Soroptimist Foundation of CanadaJanuary 31
SOUTH HOUSE Bursaries Oct 24 
Talbot's Women’s Scholarship FundJanuary 3
The Margaret McNamara Memorial FundJanuary 9
The Michele Landsberg AwardJanuary 15
UNESCO-L’Oréal For Women in Science Int'l FellowshipsMarch 15

 

For Students from Visible Minorities

Aboriginal Bursaries Search toolVarious deadlines
Astral Media ScholarshipApril 15
Buenas Opiniones Scholarship for Latino students
Aug 31 & Jan 31
Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive AwardOctober 31
Canada World Youth - CIDA International Aboriginal Youth InternshipOctober 15
Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts ChallengeMarch 31
Capital Health Diversity Bursary February 6
CN Scholarships (Aboriginal internships)November 30
Communications Nova Scotia Diversity Bursary (N.S.)December 16
Donald Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship (Aboriginal)August 31
Elsie Jean Lambert Scholarship (N.S. Legion)July 15
Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)October 8
Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award (Aboriginal) July 12
Heroes of our Time Scholarships (Aboriginal)July 21
Indspire Aboriginal Fine Arts Scholarship     Nov 1, Feb 1, June 1
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Fine Arts Bursary AwardsApril 1
Native Council of Nova Scotia Scholarship Awards Trust FundJanuary 20
Nova Scotia Power Inc. Employment Equity ScholarshipMarch 29
RBC Aboriginal Student Awards ProgramFebruary 28
Sammy Gehue Achievement Awards & ScholarshipJuly 5
University of King’s College – Carrie Best ScholarshipMarch 1
Virginia J. Watt Award (Inuit Artists' College - Aboriginal)February 1
Xerox – Aboriginal Scholarship ProgramJune 15

 

For Students from Specific Regions or Provinces

Alberta Arts Graduate ScholarshipsFebruary 1
Arts NB ScholarshipsFebruary 1
BC Arts Council Scholarship Awards April 30 
Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada ScholarshipsMarch 28
Hamilton/Wentworth Chaney-Ensign Bursary Oct. 1 and Feb. 1 
Janine Williams Memorial Scholarship (G.T.A.) July 1
Jean Flemming Memorial Scholarship (CFUW) Saint John, N.B. May 15
Joan Auld Scholarship (PEI, craft)Oct 18 
Lieutenant Governor's (NS) Masterworks Art AwardsJune 1
Lillian and Charles Bone Memorial Scholarship (N.B., Grad) May 15
NS Power Inc. Employment Equity ScholarshipsMarch 29
NS Talent Trust Scholarship ProgramMarch 1
Ontario Crafts CouncilJune 14
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) ProgramNovember 15
Innovation PEI Craft Education Award ProgramMarch 31
Quebec Association of Post-Secondary Students with DisabilitiesFebruary 9
Saskatchewan Scholarship of HonourMarch 2
Sheila Hugh MacKay Scholarship (NB)February 15

 

For Mature Students

Jean Flemming Memorial Scholarship (CFUW) N.B.May 15
Joyce Kennedy Adult Learner Award (APACUE)October 31
Literacy Nova ScotiaOctober 21

  

For International Students

Canadian-Scandinavian Foundationsee website
Elizabeth Paterson International Students of the Year AwardMarch 12
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)see website
Flight Network's Fly High Scholarships (Can/US students) Dec. 31
Government of Canada Scholarships for Foreign Students studying in Canadavarious deadlines
Ireland Canada University FoundationApril 30
Japanese Government Scholarshipvaries by location
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (women from developing countries)January 9
Monbukagakusho Scholarshipsvaries by location
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarshipsvaries by location
Talbots Charitable Foundation Scholarships for Women (USA)January 3
William and Mary Kotash Award for Film and Video ArtsNovember 30

  

For Study Abroad

AUCC Frank Knox Memorial Scholarship (Harvard U.)November 28
Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University StudentsFebruary 15
Brucebo Fine Art Summer Scholarship (Grad)January 31
Canada World Youth - Global Learning ProgramVarious Deadlines
Canada-China Scholars Exchange ProgramNovember and March Deadlines
Canada World Youth International Aboriginal Youth InternshipOctober 15
Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation Travel GrantMay 5
China Travel Writing ScholarshipApril 19
Chinese Government ScholarshipApril 30
Commonwealth Scholarship PlanVarious Deadlines
Commonwealth Scholarship Plan - IndiaDec 17
DAAD Undergrad Scholarships in GermanyNov. 1 and Jan. 31 
Darmasiswa Program (Republic of Indonesia)February 14
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)See website
French Embassy - AUCC Travel Grant May 19
GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship Jan 31 
Government of Canada International Scholarships Various Deadlines
International Development Research Centre (Grad)Various Deadlines
Ireland Canada University Foundation Dobbin ScholarshipsApril 30
Japanese Government Scholarship (Japanese Studies)Various Deadlines
Japanese Gov't Monbukagakusho (MEXT) ScholarshipsVarious Deadlines
MacKenzie King Travelling Scholarships (US or UK, Grad) February 2 
OAS Graduate Fellowships ProgramApril 15
Rotary International Ambassadorial ScholarshipsVaries by location
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Scholar Travel Subsidy GrantMarch 1 and July 15
Shastri Institute/ Mount Allison Summer in IndiaFebruary 15
UNESCO Bursaries various deadlines 
UN Association of Canada Professional Placement Program February 28
UNPPP Scotiabank Inter-American Sponsorship October 31
U-Volunteer work abroad Scholarship Dec 3
Whitney Museum Independent Study ProgramApril 1