Scholarships and Financial Aid


UPDATED Scholarships and Bursaries

Some Scholarships and Bursaries are Specific to EDSS Students. Check out the options to help fund your education.


2017-18 LORAN Scholarship Applications: Are you a well-rounded Gr. 12 student with extensive community volunteer experience, student leadership experience at school, and have a great academic record? Scholarships of $100,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants.  You must see your Guidance Counsellor as soon as possible if you wish to apply.

Horatio Alger Scholarship: If you have critical financial need and are planning on pursuing a degree after high school, you may qualify for this scholarship.  Talk to your Guidance Counsellor if you wish to apply for this scholarship.  October 25th, 2017 deadline.

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame – Health Sciences Scholarship

If you are graduating high school this June and plan to attend a Health Sciences program in fall, you may be eligible for this scholarship.  Apply by June 10, 2017.


NEW BURSARY FOR EDSS: Female Students with Financial Need applying to a 4-year degree program in Science (including Nursing), Engineering, or Business

Caven Hall Bursary Outline 2018

Caven Hall Bursary Application 2018 form

Caven Hall Bursary Student Budget


Updated Scholarship List

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Ontario Student Assistance Program OSAP

  • Click Register to create an account
  • Once you have accepted at an Ontario College or University you may Apply through your account on the OSAP website
  • We encourage every student to apply for OSAP – there have been major changes for 2017-18
  • If you want to work on campus while you are going to college or university, you usually must prove that you have applied to OSAP.
  • Even if you don’t think you will qualify for any funding, APPLY! You may get a $200 grant for textbooks.  Every little bit counts!

Video: How to Apply for the New OSAP


OSAP Definitions

Each College or University has a Financial Aid Office webpage – check for Bursaries and/or Scholarships available to incoming students.




Scholarship Deadline Approaching: Kitchener Sports Association$1,500.

2017 KSA Application


New Scholarship Opportunity: Oratorical Competition sponsored by the Optimist Club of St. Jacobs

Application/Speech Submission Deadline:  April 7th

Oratorical Promo


EDSS 2016-17 Scholarships-and-Bursaries.


Seeking Scholarships is a great resource for tips on finding scholarships, financing your education, and more!  Check out the link to All-in-One Scholarship Search.

Mrs. Duimering’s Financial Presentation: Financial-Powerpoint-2016

The Debt-Free Graduate

Scholarship/Bursary News

  • Please read the updated 2016-17 Scholarships-and-Bursaries.
  • Complete the Profile Form given to you at the Grad meeting and return to your Guidance Counsellor.
  • Check each college/university you are applying to for Scholarship/Bursary applications.
  • EDSS students may wish to check the scholarship bulletin board in Guidance near Ms. Savill’s office.



Mon Sheong Foundation Golden Jubilee Award of Excellence Scholarship for students in high school who will be attending university or college in the fall of 2016 or already in a program, can demonstrate financial need, is pursuing study in the field of healthcare, social work, or education, has an average of 80% or higher, and is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Golden Jubilee Awards of Excellence Scholarship Application 2

Legacy Scholarship Program for Students planning to attend post-secondary education Fall 2016:

Automotive – $5000                         Bishop’s University – $7000                      St. Jerome’s at University of Waterloo – $5000

Must have 70% minimum cumulative average in required courses for post-secondary program.

Must demonstrate financial need.

Have you played organized sports? Are you going on to post-secondary next year? Are you committed to your studies?  Do you need help paying your tuition? Apply to the Kitchener Sports Association for scholarships. Open to residents of Kitchener, Waterloo and the townships of Wellesley, Woolwich, and Wilmot.

Horatio Alger Scholarship for Financial Need – Apply by October 25

Engineering Students  – check out the ORBA $2,000 Scholarship for College or University students entering an Engineering Tech or Degree program.

ORBA Scholarship News Release

ORBA Scholarship Application – First Year

Dan Snyder Memorial Scholarship


  • Township of Woolwich Resident
  • Involvement in Athletics
  • Display Determination, Desire to Succeed, Good Sportsmanship, Community Involvement

Have you been involved in sports? Check out the Kitchener Sports Association Scholarship.

KSA Scholarship Application

A Post Secondary Scholarship for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, 2-Spirited and Queer Students in Ontario. For students going on to college or university who have financial need.  CHECK THE LINK IN MID-APRIL for the 2015-16 APPLICATION.

Meridian Sean Jackson Scholarship of $10,000 towards post-secondary education- Awarded to one student who shows an outstanding commitment to their community.

OHF Hockey Bursary  If you have been registered for three (3) years within the OHF in any capacity (player, trainer, coach, official), are registered with the OHF during his/her application season, are in good standing with the OHF AND enrolling in post-secondary full-time studies in Canada for the first time, you may be able to apply.

Spiritual Warrior Scholarship $2,000.  Essay about an intimate encounter with cancer, either personally or through a family member or friend.

Walmart Canada Scholarships

Stacy Leavitt Memorial Award: Applications due in early March of each year.


List of Scholarships Available – some specific to Waterloo Region


Scholarships Canada

TD Canada Trust   For students making a difference in their community.

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada Scholarships

Scholarship search tool at eINFO