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Scholarship information2022-09-28T12:21:07-04:00

The Scholarship Report

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Scholarship news

Please note due dates and criteria for scholarships in posts below!

The Access Program: McMaster University Awards and Bursaries

The Access Program: Supporting Equity Deserving Students

Our goal is to help you envision post-secondary education at McMaster as a world of possibilities instead of barriers. There are funds to help.
McMaster’s Access Program connects equity-deserving students and those from historically under-represented backgrounds with information and supports to set them up for success in university.
Equity-deserving groups often include:
Students with parents who did not attend, or complete, post-secondary studies (first-generation university students)
Indigenous students
Students with disabilities
Certain racialized minority students (especially youth with Afro-Canadian and Latin American backgrounds)
Students from low-income families and neighbourhoods
Adult learners who are new to post-secondary education
Students from rural communities
Women (in some disciplines)
Students who wouldn’t attend post-secondary without additional programs or supports

More Information

By |February 8th, 2024|

Carol Shantz Bursary Award – Kidsability Foundation

Carol Shantz Bursary Award – Kidsability Foundation

Due Date: April 26th, 2024

Value: $1000

  • must have a life-long disability
  • must be a client or alumnus of KidsAbility (formerly Rotary Children’s Centre)
  • must have applied to or returning to a certified post-secondary institution (college/university)
  • application form includes short essay component

Information Poster


By |February 6th, 2024|

Reminder!! Schulich Leader Scholarships: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Up to $120,000

due date extension: now, January 24th, 2024

Criteria: (must meet at least 2 of 3)

  • Academic Excellence
  • Community, Business or Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Financial Need
  • Pursuing career in STEM; programs in biology or medical are NOT accepted
  • Submit email address, 2 letters of reference to guidance, 1 page summary of leadership/community involvement

Please speak to Mr. Betik if you wish to be considered as the school nominee before the due date ( Jan. 24th, 2024)

Need to have 1 page summary of leadership (community, business, entrepreneurial)

By |January 17th, 2024|

Reminder: Western National Scholarships Program

Western National Scholarships

National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning. National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate’s commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life.

The on-line application for the Western National Scholarship Program and additional information including number of students each school can nominate can be found at

Should you have any questions or require further details about the Western National Scholarship Program, please contact Norma Merino at 519-661-2111 extension 85958 or email

For those seeking 1 of 4 nominations for these scholarships, you must see Mr. Betik in guidance by Thursday February 8th, 2024.  A 1 page summary demonstrating high achievement in extracurricular activities, commitment to school and community service must be submitted by this date. (please speak to Mr. Betik for clarification if needed)

See full announcement from November 21, 2023.

Due Date to guidance February 8th, 2024.



By |January 12th, 2024|
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