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. 

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, including a FAQs, eligibility, finances and program/course information.

Royal Ca​nadian Legion Branch 23​​

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23 is pleased to offer the following bursaries to students who meet the criteria established by Branch 23.

The Veterans Memorial Bursary: Two (2) Veteran’s Memorial Bursaries, each in the amount of $500.00 are awarded annually to two (2) students of Nipissing University who, along with meeting the general bursary criteria, also meet the following criteria:

  • Has completed successfully a minimum of eighteen credits (18) at Nipissing University within the previous twelve (12) months of the date of bursary application
  • Is continuing to be registered and attending as a student at Nipissing University, and
  • Is in good academic standing

The President’s Bursary: The President’s Bursary in the amount of $500.00 is awarded semi-annually (spring and fall) to one mature student who, along with meeting any necessary general bursary criteria, also meets the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates their intent to achieve a higher level of educational or vocational qualification in a vocational or trade related program at Canadore College in order to enhance employment or career opportunities, and
  • who has not been enrolled in a school, college or university program for a minimum of two (2) years, and who will attend a recognized course of study.

Applications can be either mailed to the address included in the cover letter, or emailed to branch23legion@gmail.com or tgagnon@unitz.ca.

The application DEADLINE is Friday April 29th, 2022. Applications received after that time will not be accepted.

Scholarships Canada

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.

More information can be found on the Scholarships Canada website.

OPSEU Scholarships​

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

Please visit the OPSEU website for more information.

Workers' Health & Safety Centre Scholarships​

Workers Health & Safety Centre offers several scholarships and bursaries to students who are Ontario residents, 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.

Please visit the WHSC website for more information.

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.

Please visit the Toptal website for more information.

School​ Finder

Find information 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 on the Schoolfinder website to get customized results.

Mensa ​Canada

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

Visit the Mensa Canada website for more information.

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 can be found here.

CanLe​arn Interactive

The Government of Canada 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.

Please visit the Student Aid and Education Planning website for more information.

NEADS​​ Disability Awards

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

For more information, please visit the NEADS website.


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 here.

Financial Consum​er Agency of Canada

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) ensures federally regulated financial entities comply with consumer protection measures, promotes financial education and raises consumers’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities. 

Please visit FCAC website for more information. 

About your Money - Students

About Your Money Students is a free financial education seminar program for Canadian students.

Please visit the Canadian Bankers Association website for more information.

Get Smarter About Money

The Ontario Securities Commission provides great tools for general annual expenses and budgeting for the duration of your degree.

Please visit the OSC website for more information.

Scholar Tree

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

Please visit the ScholarTree website for more information. 

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.


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.

Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 to support foster children as they pursue their post-secondary education and to help them as they progress into a new and exciting stage of their lives.

If you are interested in applying for this bursary, click here for more information.

Student Awards

Find the money to pay for school. Student Awards helps find you the right scholarships, bursaries, and student awards, then sends them directly to your inbox.

Click here for more information.

RBC Future Launch Scholarships

The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth will award 20 scholarships annually valued up to $10,000 each per year (up to 4 years) to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada demonstrating strong academic performance and community involvement.

Please click here for eligibility and application details.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship 2021

Allied Van Lines, is committed to improving the future of up and coming logistics and business professionals across Canada and North America.

Allied Van Lines believes that education is significant and they place that belief into their core operating philosophy, everything from our standard practices, to our way of living. They are proud to be offering qualifying Canadian students an chance to apply for their new scholarship, which is intended for students across the areas of business, logistics, and similar fields. Four qualified candidates will be selected to receive an award amount of $1,000 each.

For scholarship and application details, please click here.

Weston Family Awards in Northern Research

Since 2007, the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research have provided unparalleled support to young scientists in Canada pursuing research in Canada’s North. Funded by the Weston Family Foundation, these annual awards are some of the most prestigious in the country for students pursuing a master’s degree, a doctoral degree or postdoctoral fellowship. Nearly 300 students have been selected to receive an award since the program’s inception, forming a community of Weston Family Northern Scientists who are at the forefront of northern scholarship and who are helping shape a better future for Canada and the world.

For a list of available awards, and application details, please click here.

SARIT Scholarship Program

The SARIT Scholarship Program is a new national awards competition open to students studying at a Canadian university.

The program is looking for the best and most innovative solutions on how we can improve the economy while also improving the environment.

The students with the best ideas will receive prizes that include electric vehicles and internships at one of the world’s leading electric mobility companies.

For scholarship and application details, please click here.

CSA Group Undergraduate Research Scholarships

The purpose of the CSA Group Undergraduate Research Scholarship is to support undergraduate students in the pursuit of novel research related to standards. The research is to be conducted over a summer term under the direct supervision of an academic advisor. Undergraduate degree students studying at a publicly-funded, accredited Canadian college or university in their second year of study or higher are eligible to apply.

The research can be conducted in any field (e.g., engineering, social sciences, health sciences) and must include standards as a central component of the research. The research may investigate aspects of an existing standard or may explore an area for future standards development. The topic does not need to be related to an area where CSA Group already has standards.

For application details, please click here.

CSA Group Graduate Scholarship

The purpose of the CSA Group Graduate Scholarship is to support graduate students in the pursuit of novel research related to standards. Graduate students at the Master’s level studying or accepted into a publicly-funded, accredited Canadian university are eligible to apply.

The research can be conducted in any field (e.g., engineering, social sciences, health sciences) and must include standards as a component of the research. The research may investigate aspects of an existing standard or may explore an area for future standards development. The topic does not need to be related to an area where CSA Group already has standards.

For application details, please click here.