Financial Aid for Canadian Students
On this page, you'll find descriptions of
financial aid resources for Canadian students. The information
below applies to Canadians seeking aid for study in Canada
The following databases and publications
can help you locate scholarships and fellowships specifically
for Canadian students.
ScholarshipsCanada.com is a searchable database of several thousand
scholarships, prizes, and bursaries for students entering their
first year of post-secondary studies in Canada. It includes
both school-administered and private awards.
Graduate Office's Scholarship Database
Searchable database of undergraduate scholarships, graduate
fellowships, and post-doctoral opportunities, with a decidedly
Graduate Awards for Canadians
Contains a database of Canadian graduate and postdoctoral fellowships,
compiled by Simon Fraser University.
and Bursaries from the Canadian Government
This site provides information on scholarships for Canadian
students who wish to study abroad and for international students
who wish to study in Canada.
Scholarships for Aboriginal Students
AMMSA publishes a guide to scholarships and bursaries for aboriginal
students. The guide currently lists more than 375 scholarships
Canadian Guidance Services
Canadian Guidance Services publishes a 250-page book of scholarships
and awards intended for Canadian high school students entering
Canadian universities. The book is revised every two years and
is now in its 7th edition. The price is $19.95, plus $5 shipping
and handling and $1.75 GST (total $26.70). For more information,
Canadian Guidance Services
2042 Coral Crescent
Canada, L7P 3K5
Major Scholarship Programs
Millennium Scholarship Foundation
The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation focuses on assisting
Canadian students who demonstrate financial need and academic
Guides of Canada
Girl Guides of Canada offers two scholarship programs: The Girl
Guides of Canada Scholarships the the Roberta Bondar Scholarship.
Each scholarship offers $1,500. For more information, call 416-487-5281
x266, fax 416-487-5570, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or write to Scholarship Administrator, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides
du Canada, 50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 1A3.
Canada Trust Scholarships
The TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership provide
$10,000 per year for tuition and $5,000 per year for living
expenses for up to four years (total $60,000).
Higher Education Loan Program (CanHELP)
CanHELP is an alternative loan program for Canadian students
to study in US colleges and universities. The loans are offered
by the International Education Finance Corporation (IEFC) working
in conjunction with the Bank of Boston and The Education Resources
Joe Cronin, VP/IEFC
424 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)
MEFA offers Programs for International Students in Massachusetts
(PRISM), a low-interest loan program for students from Canada
or Argentina attending one of 65 participating schools in Massachusetts.
Canadian students may borrow up to the full cost of education.
A US cosigner is not required.
125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110,
Loans from the Canadian Ministry of Skills,
Training and Labour
If you're a Canadian student attending college in the US, you
may obtain a loan through the Canadian government's Ministry
of Skills, Training and Labour. You should contact a Canadian
lender, the appropriate Ministry office in their province, or
Human Resources Development Canada in Ottawa.
One lender which issues these loans is:
Royal Bank Student Loan Centre
PO Box 9590
Vancouver, BC V6B 4G3.
Other Financial Aid Resources
Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
NSERC is the Canadian equivalent of the United State's National
Science Foundation (NSF). Its programs include grants and scholarships.
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 1H5
Scholarship Trust Foundation (CSTF)
CSTF runs a tax-sheltered education savings program for Canadians.
Canadian law limits contributions to Registered Education Savings
Plans (RESPs) to $1,500 per year.
Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation
200-240 Duncan Mill Road
Don Mills, Ontario
Canada M3B 3P1