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Bursaries, Scholarships & Awards

2022-2023 Bursaries, Scholarships & Awards

Hello Grade 12’s

Another one today!  Here is a great Bursary that you may be interested in applying to also.

The Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary is offered annually to assist graduating high school students who will pursue post-secondary studies in a field related to the natural environment. One or more bursaries of $1000 will be awarded in 2023 to students from our area as the Bursary Fund celebrates it’s 15th year.

To be eligible:

  • You must be graduating from a school in Lanark County
  • You must be entering a program related to the natural environment at a Canadian post-secondary institution (college, university or technical
  • institute) in the 2023-2024 academic year. (some examples of past recipients have pursued post-secondary studies in ecosystem and resource management, environmental sciences and engineering, marine biology and zoology, fish and wildlife management or bio-technology)

Criteria considered upon application:

  • Evidence of the applicant’s appreciation of the natural environment and experience in this field.
  • Statement of the applicant’s plans and an explanation of how post-secondary studies relate to and will contribute to the preservation and improvement of the natural environment.
  • Academic achievement.
  • Financial need.
  • Special needs.
  • Current or prior involvement with the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists is considered an asset, but not a requirement.

Applications for the 2023 Bursary are due by May 1st 2023.

More information can also be found at the website including a link to the application form and process.

 It is the time of year for Scholarships and Bursaries, so please keep checking your emails for more great opportunities like this one.

Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Winter and Ms. Shaw

Hello Graduating Bears,

Attached is a poster for Education Awards supported by the local branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women.  Their goal is to give financial assistance to women pursuing a post-secondary education (college or university).  Please look at the attached poster or details and the application can be found at the following website.  Deadline for the application is Friday April 28th at 5:00pm

Do take the time to apply for scholarships and bursaries that sound like a good fit for you and remember to continue to check your school email as we share more on a regular basis.

Enjoy your weekend,

Your Guidance Team, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Winter and Ms. Shaw

Hi Graduating Bears,

Another scholarship opportunity has crossed our desks.  Please look to see if it might be of interest to you.

You will find the attached PDF with scholarship information from Resolute Legal Disability Lawyers.  They are offering a scholarship of $2500 to a student with a parent or guardian who has a disability.

For more information, click here.

Have a great day,

Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Winter and Ms. Shaw


Are you an Indigenous grad, if you answered yes, then the following Scholarship might be of interest to you.  It is specifically geared toward Indigenous Peoples as TD understands that students from the Indigenous community face unique challenges and systematic barriers that can make getting a post-secondary education difficult.

Check out the following link for more information, eligibility criteria and the application process.  Don’t delay though as the application process closes on January 16th 2023.

Good luck and if you have any questions, email or stop by guidance.

Your Guidance Team

Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Winter and Ms. Shaw

Hi Grade 11’s,

I hope your semester is going well and you are continuing to work hard right up to our very near Holiday Break.  When you have a chance, take a look at this great scholarship opportunity and see if you might fit the eligibility criteria.

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships

160 $5,000 Scholarships Awarded

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a post-secondary education and a desire to contribute to society.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian of Canada Scholarship Programs, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current grade 11 student, with plans to enter university in the fall of 2024
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university
  • Prove critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Be involved in extracurricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 70
  • Attend high school and reside in Canada
  • Be a Canadian citizen

There are several different Scholarships under the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship program.  Applicants are required to fill out only ONE application.  The Association will use the one application to consider students for all programs for which you are eligible.

The application for current Grade 11 students is open now and all applications must be submitted by March 15, 2023.

For more information and to find the online application go to

If you have any questions about this, send an email or stop by guidance and ask one of the guidance team.

Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Winter and Ms. Shaw

Hello CPHS Graduating Students,

Below you will find information on one of Canada’s biggest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Scholarships…..Please read if you are going into one of these fields and are an exceptional student, leader and role model in our school and community.

What are Schulich Leader Scholarships?

Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships.

One hundred are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Some are valued at $120,000 for engineering scholarships and others are valued at $100,000* for science and math scholarships.

Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply for the scholarship.

Student eligibility criteria:

  • Graduating high school or Cegep in the 2022/2023 academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program at one of our partner universities (see list below).
  • Meet the following criteria:
  1. Academic excellence, AND
  2. Leadership, charisma and creativity.

    Strong consideration will be given to students with financial need.

  3. Be entrepreneurial-minded and intend to pursue a career in one or more of the following focus areas:

  1. Technology;
  2. Engineering;
  3. Entrepreneurship and business enterprise;
  4. Applied scientific research

We are NOT considering students who:

  • Focus on activism (environmental/political/societal)
  • Intend to become a practicing physician and/or medical researcher (e.g. Doctor, Dentist, Nurse, Psychologist, Pharmacist, Optometrist, etc.)
  • Intend to become a Professor and conduct theoretical research

Partner Universities

The Online application includes:

  • Contact information for two Referees who will upload reference letters in support of the nomination

All letters of reference and scholarship applications must be completed and received by the February 21, 2023 deadline.

  • The universities you wish to attend
  • Your top three achievements (academic or other) - 50 words maximum per achievement
  • Essay demonstrating why you should win - 600 words maximum
  • Optional essay to outline extenuating circumstances - 250 words maximum
  • Short answer to identify where you see yourself in 10 years (View ideal answers to this question) - 50 words maximum
  • Copy of up-to-date transcript, credit counsel summary or detailed academic report
  • Headshot profile image for publicity

Scholarship application deadline including reference letters, is February 23, 2023.

CPHS is beginning the process to select ONE successful candidate to nominate for this Award.  If you are interested, you must put together a package that contains all but the last two bullets of the online application listed above (the Awards Committee already has your transcript information, and does not require your headshot).  If selected, you must be willing to complete the full online application by February 23, 2022.

This complete application must be submitted to the guidance office by 8am on Wednesday January 10th 2023.

If you would like more information on this scholarship before submitting your application to guidance, please check out their website.  select Apply Buttonin the top right-hand corner.

We thank those students who have already expressed interest in this award and look forward to receiving your application.


Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Winter and the Awards Committee

Hello Grads,

The following Award just came in and we want to share it with all of you.  Please take a look and see if you fit the criteria and are interested in applying.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

This award is highly competitive and ideal candidates demonstrate the same ideals of Terry Fox – true humanitarians, individuals who are compassionate and altruistic in their intention to improve the lives of others and human welfare overall.

Valued at $28000 over 4 years.

Eligibility Criteria

Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to students of all abilities.

To be considered for the Award, applicants must meet be:

  • In good academic standing.
  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • Students graduating from secondary (high) school or students who have completed secondary (high) school
  • Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated).
  • Planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

The deadline for application is December 1st, 2022.

Please check out their website for more information including the application and selection process.

From Your Guidance Team

Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Winter and Ms. Shaw

Hello Graduating Bears,

There are several prestigious awards coming up, some in the very near future and some a little ways off.  We encourage all of you to be investigating scholarship opportunities on your own so that you don’t miss out on the application deadlines.  I’ve taken this opportunity to highlight a few of the highly competitive scholarships below for university-bound students (some may require a nomination from the school, so read carefully).

Loran Scholar – due  October 12th 2022

A student in their final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school, present a minimum cumulative average of 85% and hold a Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status; based on evidence of integrity, courage, compassion, grit, and a high level of personal autonomy.

Queen’s University Major Admission Awards – specifically Queen’s Chancellor Scholarship

For the Queen’s Chancellor Scholarship, CPHS is permitted to nominate one applicant from our graduating class.  If you are interested in being considered for this, then you must take action very soon and email Mrs. Anderson by October 14th 2022 stating your intention.  Mrs. Anderson will then notify these students specifically of the next steps.  Final applications for this award are due December 8th 2022, but you must also apply to Queen’s University on OUAC by no later than November 20th 2022.


Schulich Leader Scholarship – Not due until January/February 2023, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a look.

This is the most prestigious undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship in Canada.  This Scholarship requires a nomination from your school.  A separate email with details about how to be considered will be sent out;  keep an eye out for it if you are interested in being considered.

There are more big scholarships and awards available and as we receive the information we will be sure to pass it onto all of you, our graduating class…..what a great reason to keep checking your school email regularly. 😊

Each individual university also has their own Major awards with deadlines often set in the fall.  I would encourage you to take a look at the specific universities you may be interested in applying too so that you don’t miss out.  For example here are two:

National Scholarship from the University of Toronto – due October 20th 2022

A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person currently in their final year of Canadian secondary school; intending to begin university the following academic year; a National Book Award nominee or self-identify as meeting the criteria: an original and creative thinker; committed to school and community; a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits; enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration.


Queen’s University Major Admission Awards – due December 8th 2022, but you must also apply to Queen’s University on OUAC by no later than November 20th 2022.

Students who demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership can apply for a Queen’s major admission award. Financial need is also a consideration for some of our major admission awards.

Remember it is up to you to take the initiative, start the search and complete scholarship applications by the deadlines.  If you have questions, we would be glad to help you in Guidance.  Please email either Mrs. Anderson or Mrs. Winter to make an appointment.

Thank you,

Mrs. Winter, Mrs. Anderson, Ms. Shaw

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