Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
There are countless scholarships and bursaries available to students entering universities and colleges. It will take some research on your part. Not all scholarships are based on marks. All students should examine the selection criteria very carefully. Many applications will require letters of reference and all will have application deadlines. Please ensure that you provide sufficient time to those who will be writing letters of reference (at least one week).
1) LBP School Awards (See the list in the separate tab) or Click here. All students are considered, no application required. However, a school committee selects the winners, your “Graduate Resume" (submitted by each graduate at a Google form that will be shared with you), academics, extra-curricular involvement, and in some cases, financial need help your chances. Grad Resumes are due by March 23, 2018.
Some LBP Awards do require a special Application. See the the list here.
2) OCSB School Board Awards (See the list in the separate tab) or Click here. All applications will be available on this website in December. Completed applications must be submitted to Student Services by March 23, 2018. Please note that some of these applications will require letters of reference.
3) University/College Entrance Scholarships - These scholarships are granted automatically and are based on your Grade 11 and/or 12 marks. These are usually renewable every year. Contact the school you are applying to for more information.
4) University/College Scholarships - Students should consult the university and college websites for further information for criteria and offerings. You can be considered for these once you have decided to apply to/are accepted to a program at the institution. These are found on the financial aid page of the school's website. Here are the links for our local universities and college but all schools in Canada will have a page like this.
University of Ottawa
St. Paul University
5) Outside Agency Scholarships and Bursaries: These may be corporations, agencies, small businesses, volunteer organizations, etc. Note that many of these scholarships are not academic. Look very carefully at the selection criteria. These require research, the websites below are a great place to start. Check the Scholarship Bulletin Board across from the Staff Room and listen to the school announcements for other scholarship information. Finally, check your own networks for scholarships through your own or your parent's workplace, union, community organization, club, etc. See a list of scholarships that advertise to our students here.
General Scholarship Search Sites: