External Funding and Budgeting Tools

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.

Study in Canada Scholarship

The new Study in Canada Scholarships offer full academic scholarships for up to 2 years of study at the post-secondary level that leads to a post-secondary or Master's degree at a university in Canada.  It is open to students from all disciplines.  Applicants must be citizens of an eligible country, as outlined in the "eligibility" section of the website.  Deadline to apply is March 15.  For further information, please contact the School of Graduate Studies (sgs@nipissingu.ca) for more information.

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.

Veterans' Education and Training Benefit

Royal Ca​nadian 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.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23​​

Schola​rshipsCanada.com

Scholarsh​ipsCanada.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.​

Schola​rshipsCanada.com 

OPSEU Scholarships​

OPSEU provides a number of scholarships to students attending either college or university.

OPSEU Scholarships​

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.

Workers' Health & Safety Centre Scholarships​

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.

Toptal STEM scholarships

School​finder.com

Find i​nformation on more than 700 Canadian universities, colleges and career colleges, including admission requirements, costs, programs and contact details. View interactive virtual campus e-Tours TM. Search by keyword for programs, schools, careers and scholarships. Use the powerful advanced search for schools and scholarships to get customized results.

School​finder.com

Mensa ​Canada

Mensa Canada S​ociety has scholarship funds available to both graduate and undergraduate students in all faculties.

Mensa ​Canada 

Universities Canada

Universities Canada ​administers more than 150 scholar​ship programs on behalf of a number of organizations and companies. A​ listing of these awards may be found here.

Universities Canada

CanLe​arn Interactive

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.

CanLe​arn Interactive

NEADS​​ Disability Awards

Student​s can register to search through an extensive database of awards for students with a disability.

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.

Financial Consum​er Agency of Canada

Provides advice and resources for money management.

Financial Consum​er Agency of Canada

About your Money - Students

Great financial advice from the Canadian Bankers' Association.

About your Money - Students

Get Smarter About Money

Great tools for general annual expenses and budgeting for the duration of your degree.

Get Smarter About Money

Scholar Tree

Scholarships made simple - use a search engine to match external awards to your profile.

ScholarTree

The Deloitte Canada Black and Indigenous Student Scholarship

Deloitte is committed to building and leveraging an inclusive culture in everything they do to help build and develop future leaders in Canada.

This year, Deloitte Canada is extremely proud to announce the launch of the Black Student Scholarship and Indigenous Student Scholarship.

25 students across Canada will be selected and awarded a one-time $5,000 scholarship towards eligible school expenses, and an opportunity to complete a work term at one of our Canadian offices this year.

Application details can be found here.

Sixsurgery Scholarship

SixSurgery, a leader in cosmetic and plastic surgery, will award a $1,000 scholarship to one deserving student who has demonstrated leadership in medical or health related fields. A winner will be selected according to their academic achievements, and their submission of a short essay or video presentation.

Application details can be found here.

Ad Standards Scholarship

Each year, Ad Standards offers two $1500 scholarships for post-secondary students. To apply, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate advertising or marketing program at a Canadian university or college. One scholarship is open to students attending a primarily English post-secondary institution and one is open to students attending a primarily French post-secondary institution. Successful applicants display a commitment to volunteerism, a record of academic excellence, and an interest in pursuing a career in advertising or marketing.

Application details can be found here.

CNA SCHOLARSHIP

Apply now for the CNAfreetraining.com annual scholarship! As one of the internet’s leading providers of free CNA training materials like a free CNA practice testCNA salary information, and CNA skills test tips, CNA knows that employers are always looking for qualified CNAs. They want to do their part to make sure there are qualified applicants for them to hire by offering a scholarship to aspiring CNAs.

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, click here for more information.