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An Uneven Playing Field

There is a scene in the movie BASEketball where the corrupt team owner tries to tempt one of the lead actors with the lure of more money. He says, “Do you think Shaq got rich playing in Orlando?” Our hero replies, “Shaq got rich playing in college. Everybody knows that.” American schools are known for their big money athletic scholarships, so why don’t we have a similar s... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Announcing the TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Outstanding Community Leadership

Deciding on the school of your choice takes a lot of planning. Sending applications, arranging transcripts - not to mention getting the grades for the program you're after. But certain students tackle more than just the standard challenges of high school. Whether serving as mentors, helping the needy or lobbying governments, they make a dedicated effort to solve problems in their communities. TD C... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Beat the Application

Any student can win scholarships — you just have to work smarter. Finding the right award to apply for is only the first step. How do you make your application stand out from the crowd? Use Campus Starter’s guide to scholarship and grant applications to up your ante, and you may also learn something new about yourself in the process. ANALYZE YOURSELF Filling out a successful scholarship... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Budget Cents: Get Paid to Play

The only way to get a university scholarship is to excel at math and science, right? Right? Not so fast, as hitting home runs can potentially be just as useful as hitting the books. While conventional wisdom says that academic success leads to postsecondary scholarships, athletics can actually be a great way of securing financial aid for your university experience. Whether it's hockey, footbal... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Cha-Ching! Finding Private Scholarships

Thinking of going to university next year? Tuition money could be where you least expect it! Private scholarships are fast becoming a major source of money for students looking to start university and they can come from almost anywhere. "There's more and more of them every year," said Cheryl Chapple, a counsellor and teacher of the scholarship class at Mount Douglas Senior Secondary School, in... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Find your Edge

Many students face the same problem with tuition money or the lack thereof-they don't know where they'll get the money to pay for their education and yet they don't apply for any scholarships because they don't think they have an edge. Unlike loans, scholarships don't have to be repaid and really should be a student's first consideration. However, because they don't need to be repaid, scholars... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Finding Free Money

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation was created to increase access to post-secondary education by reducing students' indebtedness. The Foundation offers both a Bursary Program, and an Excellence Awards Program, Check out their website www.millenniumsscholarships.ca for further information on applying. WITH THE RISING COSTS OF EDUCATION, you may wonder if you'll ever be ab... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Scoring Scholarships and Financial Aid for Student Snowbirds

Post-secondary education in Canada is extremely affordable compared to that of our American neighbours. If you are hoping to attend a university or college in the US, you will have to rely heavily on loans and scholarships to pay your tuition and living expenses. Do not expect to be able to finance your study by working while studying in the United States. You may be surprised to find out that you... > [more] Canadian Article Search

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation

The 900 excellence award recipients range from social activists to budding entrepreneurs, aspiring scientists to young artists all over Canada who show leadership, innovation, excellence and community service. Read about the awards at the Foundation's website. ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Wanted: One Good Home for Lonely Scholarship $$$

"All I really want, is to find my way into a student's bank account..." "Deserving student needed—will compensate with money..." " No one has applied for three straight years..." "Still looking for a warm, welcoming, bank account..." The desperate pleas of money, looking for a good home-a deserving student looking to further his or her education. Many scholarships and bursari... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Who foots the Bill?

Scholarships are awards of money to finance all or a part of your enrollment at college or university and are awarded by thousands of organizations, companies, and foundations. But just as their values can range, so to can their criteria. Each scholarship has its own set of restrictions regarding what the award can be used for. Despite popular belief, scholarships do not guarantee a free ride ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

Essay required. Do these words send chills up your spine, and give you a general feeling of nausea? They shouldn’t. When applying for a scholarship, the essay section gives you a chance to show the evaluators a little more about you as a person, and set yourself apart from everyone else. Think of it as an opportunity to express your individuality, and give the evaluators one more chance to see jus... > [more] Canadian Article Search

You win some, you lose some...

Winning a scholarship is not the same as hitting the lottery jackpot. This type of aid is a privilege, not entitlement or prize and if you're not careful, you can wind up losing your funding. If you win a scholarship, you want to make sure all of your hard work doesn't go to waste. The value of a scholarship is based on many different things and some include stipulations that not only affect your ... > [more] Canadian Article Search
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