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External Funding & 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.

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 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.

Studen​tawards.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.

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.

OPSEU Scholarships​

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Provides advice and resources for money management.

About your Money - Students

Great financial advice from the Canadian Bankers' Association.

Get Smarter About Money

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

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