Canada is extremely generous with its students. Tuition is regulated and subsidized and several federal and provincial programs exists to ensure equal access to higher education for all Canadians.

This munificence is especially striking when compared to the greed and predatory behaviour that characterizes student loans and opportunities int the United States.

Students in Canada may also take advantage of several scholarship and grant opportunities from the federal government. Too often, these programs are buried in unnavigable websites — kept out of sight of students who may benefit from them.

To help you out, we've compiled this list of funding opportunities for students in Canada. These programs largely fall into two cateogies: scholarships, which are mostly awarded based on academic merit, and grants, which are mostly awarded based on an assessment of a student's need. All of these programs are currently featured on the government website.

Note that this list focuses on resources for undergraduate and graduate students, and does not include opportunities for postdoctoral applicants. Also not on this list are grants specifically for students with disabilities and students with dependants. Check the government of Canada website for more information.

Without further ado, here are 12 scholarship and grant opportunities for students in Canada.

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TL;DR The Canadian federal and provincial governments offer scholarships, grants, and aid to students. Here is a list of opportunities available.


Scholarships


International Business Scholarship

Value: $4,000

"Scholarships for students pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business or that combine business with environmental or sustainability studies."

Find out if you're eligible here.


Scholarships for Canadian Students Who Study Abroad

Value: $7,000+

Scholarships are available to Canadian students and researchers looking to pursue academic opportunities in select countries.

View programs and find out if you're eligible here.


Scholarships for International Students

Value: $7,000+

These scholarships are available to some international students in Canada. Only students from select countries are eligible.

Find out if you're eligible here.


Dick Martin Scholarship Award

Value: $3,000

"Money for students enrolled in an occupational health and safety related course or program in Canada."

Find out if you're eligible here.


Natural sciences and engineering awards

Value: $1,000 to $25,000 depending on award

"Scholarships and fellowships for undergraduates, postgraduate and post-doctoral students" in select fields of study.

Find out if you're eligible here.


Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master's Program

Value: $17,500

"Scholarships for graduate students undertaking research either in health, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences or humanities."

Find out if you're eligible here.


Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program

Value: $20,000 to $35,000

"Scholarships for doctoral students with exceptional academic performance in the social sciences or humanities."

Find out if you're eligible here.


Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Value: $50,000

"Money for doctoral students. Recipients are based on academic excellence, research potential and leadership."

Find out if you're eligible here.


Indigenous Bursaries

Value: Varies greatly according to program.

These scholarships and bursaries are available to Indigenous students.

Find a program and find out if you're eligible here.


Grants


Federal Grant for Full-Time Students

Value: $375/month

This grant is not available to students in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Quebec. Only students whose household income falls below a certain threshold are eligible.

Find out if you're eligible here.


 

Federal Grant for Part-Time Students

Value: $1,800

This grant is not available to students in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Quebec. Only students whose household income falls below a certain threshold are eligible.

Find out if you're eligible here.


Provincial Grants

Each province and territory also offers grants and aid to its students. To find a program, check eligibility requirements, and apply, click the link to provincial website.


Review the government of Canada scholarships and grants websites for more information.

 

 

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