Scholarships are provided on the basis of excellence in academics. Financial need is also considered between candidates of equal achievement. The grades from the last school year are also counted while applying for scholarships. Sometimes volunteer and extracurricular activities are also taken into account for obtaining a scholarship. Most important things required to obtain a scholarship is to provide grades and resumes. Students can find out the institutions that offer scholarships for students who are good in academics. Sometimes the students are automatically eligible for scholarships when they apply for admission. Some of the institutions ask the students to fill out an application for a scholarship separately.

Before applying for a scholarship, it is better to know about the scholarship policies of that institution. There are different types of scholarship such as merit based, need based, institutional based, general and sociological. Each scholarship has to meet certain prerequisites and standards of eligibility.

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Bursary is distributed on the basis of financial needs of the students. In order to apply for a bursary you have to provide a financial disclosure form. The applicants have to meet certain requirements of geography or demography to get bursaries. Extracurricular activities such as athletics and community work are also considered to receive a bursary. You don’t need to pay back the money you received as a bursary; it is a non repayable grant. But you may have to repay a certain percentage of bursaries received by you in that academic year in case you discontinue the course or take a leave of absence from that course.
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The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is an application-based government aid program for Ontario resident students. Based on the government’s assessment of your educational costs and expected financial resources, OSAP offers a mixture of repayable loans and grants (money you will not need to repay).

For complete OSAP information and to apply online, go to the Ontario government OSAP website at

Courtesy: York University

Each Ontario university and college administers a Work Study program which offers an opportunity for students to work part-time on campus in jobs that accommodate their studies. The objectives of the Work Study program are: to assist students in financial need with a regular source of income that does not add to their debt load, offer students training and experience that will assist them in further studies and their eventual entrance into the workforce, and to help staff and faculty. Financial need is determined in a manner similar to the Canada and Ontario Student Loans assessment. It involves assessing the costs of the program the student is registered in, based on advice from our students, and the resources available to them.

Courtesy: Office of the Registrar, University of Western Ontario

Administrators of the Scholarship Navigator provided by this website are not in a position to respond to detailed questions about a given scholarship.

For more details regarding any scholarship listed in the Scholarship Navigator, please consult the organization or individual that is responsible for the scholarship. As well, check the scholarship and bursary policies of the university or college you plan to attend, or are already attending.

Plan an effective strategy for submitting your scholarship application by the given deadlines. Since application deadlines vary among scholarships, and since they are subject to change (e.g. deadline extensions), the Scholarship Navigator has opted to not list deadlines for any given scholarship. In exploring scholarship information, be very mindful of application deadlines.

Should you wish to list your scholarship with the Scholarship Navigator, contact:

Mail to: Scholarship Navigator
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