Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and bursaries are a great way to make college or university more affordable, and they're not all just about marks! Many scholarships emphasize academic achievement, while others look at factors such as financial need, volunteer activities, extra-curricular activities, and/or community involvement.

What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?

Scholarships are non-repayable awards given to recognize the high level of excellence a student has achieved in their studies.

Bursaries are non-repayable awards allocated on the basis of financial need and without undue emphasis on academic standing. 

Types of Post Secondary Scholarships

Entrance Scholarships
  • consideration is given at the time of admission

  • usually with an admissions average of 80 percent or better

  • do not require additional applications

  • are often renewable for 4 years if average maintained

  • automatic admissions average is normally calculated from the grades submitted by your high school

Scholarships That Require Applications and/or Nominations

  • usually have set criteria

  • have application submission deadlines

  • will provide a written statement that they have received your application which could contain portal access to more information/opportunities

  • Some require your school to nominate you - Earl of March has a committee that is charged with this task

Scholarships That Require A Nomination By Earl of March SS

Application Process and Tips:
  • review the scholarship website for the application and other important information - read all information very carefully - note what needs to be completed,

  • complete the application including the essay/creative work where required,

  • speak to required teacher/community reference people and give them written instructions if applicable (give them advance notice before the deadline),

  • submit the completed scholarship application form and required documentation to Mrs. Gervais in Guidance by the EOM student deadline date.

List of Scholarships

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