Scholarships & Grants


Scholarships and grants are types of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based.

Youth Opportunities Ontario

An excellent resource for youth – provides information on employment, education, scholarships, bursaries and loans.

Government of Ontario – Student loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries
Where to find money that can help you pay for a college, university or apprenticeship program after high school.

Ontario Scholarships
High School and University Resource for Ontario Students.

Scholarships Canada is one of Canada’s largest and most comprehensive databases for students looking for scholarships, bursaries, grants and student awards. With over 77,744 scholarships, bursaries and awards worth over $167,627,971, we offer unique opportunities for students across all schools, levels of study, fields of study, extracurricular activities and much, much more.

Study Online – Financial Help

A government funded, 24/7 online learning portal that provides easy and quick access in English and French to up-to-date information on the more than 1,000 programs and 18,000 courses available online and at a distance from Ontario’s public colleges, universities, literacy and basic skills and other training providers

The BBPA National Scholarship
The BBPA National Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 and is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence by Black Canadian youth through an annual scholarship program. This year we are granting scholarships totalling close to approximately $200,000 to approximately 60 students from across Canada.

JCA Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Program

The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) is a registered non-profit organization committed to identifying and responding to the needs of the Caribbean/African community. This includes community outreach and responding to the educational needs of our communities through the establishment of a Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to worthy students from the Caribbean/African community, who are pursuing post-secondary studies in Ontario Universities/Colleges. In 2014, $40,000 was awarded.

The UAC’s Scholarship program

The UAC’s Scholarship program is aimed at investing in the youth of Peel Region through the establishment of scholarships for eligible high-school students entering their first year of college/university. The first scholarship was awarded in 1985 and over 29 years later, 300 scholarships have been awarded in the amount of approximately $299,000. Successful candidates are presented with their scholarship award at the UAC’s Annual Scholarship Award and Recognition dinner.

The Free For All Foundation (FFAF)

The Free For All Foundation (FFAF) is a non-profit organization that provides programs to youths with a focus on at-risk cases. Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic, athletic, and social excellence within the community.

Black Foundation of Community Networks

BFCN is proud to introduce its 4th Annual Scholarship Directory, a detailed and accessible compilation of 45+ available scholarships for youth pursuing post secondary education at the undergraduate level.

This directory was created to support students and their parents, educators, coaches and guidance counselors find, apply for and win scholarships, awards and bursaries.

Insurance Institute

The Insurance Institute offers financial assistance in the form of scholarships and prizes to CIP (Chartered Insurance Professional) graduates and full-time students pursuing post-secondary education throughout the country.