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The Fastweb Team

January 13, 2019

Financial Aid for Canadian Students
The information below applies to Canadians seeking aid for study in both Canada and the United States.


The following databases and publications can help you locate scholarships and fellowships specifically for Canadian students.

$5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship

No essay required. Students and parents are eligible to win. 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. UWaterloo Graduate Office's Scholarship Database
Searchable database of undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and post-doctoral opportunities, with a decidedly Canadian emphasis.

Niche No Essay Scholarship

Quick and Easy to Apply for a $2,000 Scholarship

SFU Graduate Awards for Canadians
Contains a database of Canadian graduate and postdoctoral fellowships, compiled by Simon Fraser University. Scholarships 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.

$2,000 CollegeXpress Scaredy Cat Scholarship

In just one sentence: What scares you most about the college admission process?

AMMSA: Scholarships for Aboriginal Students
AMMSA publishes a guide to scholarships and bursaries for aboriginal students.


Canadian Guidance Services
Canadian Guidance Services publishes a 250-page book of scholarships and awards intended for Canadian high school students entering Canadian universities.

Major Scholarship Programs

Girl Guides of Canada
Girl Guides of Canada offers several scholarships each year to girl and adult members of the Guild. TD Canada Trust Scholarships
The TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership provide $10,000 per year for tuition and $7,500 per year for living expenses for up to four years (total $70,000).


Canadian Higher Education Loan Program (CanHELP)
CanHELP is an alternative loan program for Canadian students to study in US colleges and universities.

Registered Education Savings Plans

A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a tax-sheltered education savings program for Canadians.

Other Financial Aid Resources

Natural 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.

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