There are many organizations and companies that provide funding for students, regardless of the university they are attending. The following links will take you to sites that offer information on scholarship and bursary programs beyond those offered by Nipissing University. Some of these sites also provide valuable tools in planning for a post-secondary education.
Veterans' Education and Training Benefit
A benefit is available through Veteran's Affairs Canada that provides veterans with six years of service up to $40,000 and veterans with at least 12 years of service up to $80,000. It can be used to cover tuition, course materials and living expenses. Veterans may register for the program online on their “my VAC account”, in person at a Veterans Affairs Canada office or by mailing in an application form.
Further details on the program can be found on the Veterans Affairs Canada website here: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/transition/education-training-benefit.
It includes a section regarding frequently asked questions, covering eligibility, finances and program/course information.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23 provides a Veterans' Memorial Bursary valued at $500 to two students in their second year of study at Nipissing University on the basis of financial need and good academic standing. Preference is given to students who are war veterans or their dependants or who are ordinary or associate members of Branch 23 (or a dependant). Applications and more detailed information are available in the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office. Deadline to apply is October 15.
ScholarshipsCanada.com has compiled a database of many of the scholarships, bursaries and awards offered by companies and organizations across Canada. Set up a profile to find out if you qualify for any of these awards.
Workers' Health & Safety Centre Scholarships
WHSC offers six $1200 scholarships to Students residing in Ontario and beginning their first year of full or part-time studies leading to a degree, diploma or certificate from a publicly-funded Ontario College or University. Entrants must not have graduated high school prior to summer of 2015.
Toptal STEM scholarships
Toptal supports aspiring female computer scientists, developers, and software engineers to achieve their goals via financial support and mentorship by top professional developers and designers; twelve $5000 scholarships.
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Provides comprehensive information on most aspects of a post-secondary education: choosing the right school, what it might cost, budgeting, student loans, a repayment calculator and much more.
NEADS Disability Awards
Bill 7 Award
The Bill 7 Award Trust will award 15 scholarships of $3000 each to students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer or two-spirited, and who demonstrate a financial need. Students must also attend or be accepted by a post-secondary educational institution in Ontario and are pursuing their first post-secondary program of study. Applications may be found on their website and are due August 2.