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There are many resources available which can provide to be valuable in the search for financial aid options, ranging from scholarship and awards opportunities, to grant and bursary funding.

Please refer to the following links for specific information on each program. These links are managed and maintained by the individual organizations, and are not managed nor the responsibility of Wilfrid Laurier University.

HRPA Grand Valley Chapter Student Scholarship

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Grand Valley Chapter is proud to recognize the value of student development through studies in the field of Human Resources Management. For this reason, the HRPA Grand Valley Chapter sponsors scholarships to recognize and reward academic excellence and a commitment to the Human Resources Profession.

Click here for complete details on this program.

Zonta International

There are a number of programs available through Zonta International:

Specifically for the Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter, there is the Zonta Club, Kitchener-Waterloo:

They administer the Jane M Klausman, Women in Business Scholarship:!service-grants-and-awards/cfvg

Export Development Canada

Throughthe Youth Education Program, EDC helps build the capacity of the next generation of business leaders by awarding scholarships to Canadian students with a demonstrated interest in international business.

Click here to go directly to this link on the website for Export Development Canada.

Grand River Conservation Foundation

There are a number of scholarship programs available through the Grand River Conservation Foundation. Click here to link to their homepage.

Scholarships Canada

Scholarships Canada is a search engine, to aid in your search of available external scholarship and award opportunities. This resource is constantly updated, and can provide valuable information on a large number of funding options.

Click here to go to the Scholarships Canada website.

This is a valuable search engine, which will provide a link to a large number of scholarship and award opportunities.

Click here to go directly to their website.

This resource is a general resource to help to connect the student to the resources of a specific school, and provide an overview of possible resources which may be available to them.

Click here to go directly to the website for

1-800 Wheelchair Scholarship Program

Established in 2009, the scholarship awards two $500 scholarship each year.

Please note : There is no formal application, all the information (re; essay requirement)is online. There is no requirement in terms physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome.

Click here to go directly to their website.

Resources for Students with Disabilities

There are many resources which are available for students with Disabilities.

The National Educational Association for Disabled Students (NEADS) website provides an overview on a large number of valuable resources. Click here to go directly to their website. is a search engine which can help in the search of available scholarship and awards opportunities. Click here to go directly to their website.

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation works to raise awareness of the increasingly important role that philanthropy plays in providing support for community initiatives.

Click here to go to their website.

Gunn Award for Best Historical Essay on International Migration

The Gunn Award for the best historical essay on International Migration in Canada is an interdisciplinary award, and will therefore consider papers from any discipline in the social sciences and humanities (e.g. sociology, political science, global studies, history, communication studies, etc.) that addresses international migration in Canada from a historical perspective. The award is national and will accept applications from graduating fourth year students and graduate students enrolled in Canadian Universities, in either French or English, from across the country. The paper will be reviewed by a committee made up of IMRC and CIHS associates/members. The award will be conferred jointly by the IMRC and CIHS and will be given out annually in the fall.

Please find more information here.

James Lee Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2007 to honor the creative legacy and spirit of the late James Lee, the JLF Scholarship is open to emerging non-professional creative talent from across Canada looking to enter the advertising industry.

A scholarship of up to $5000 will be awarded on the basis of the portfolio that demonstrates the most original thinking and craftsmanship according to a judging panel made up of a representative from each of JLF's five founding member agencies: DDB Canada, Grip Limited, Lowe Roche, Rethink,and TBWA Vancouver, as well as James Lee's family.

Fittingly, all fields relating to the advertising industry will be considered for the award including writers, art directors, film makers, recording artists, illustrators, photographers and digital artists.

Portfolio submissions are accepted online from August 1 through September 15th, 2012. The portfolio judging is completed by September 24th, 2012.

For complete information on the James Lee Foundation Scholarship and how to enter, please visit the James Lee Foundation website at

John E. Lowes Insurance Education Fund

In operation since 1995, the John E. Lowes Insurance Education Fund is a charitable trust dedicated to annually offering scholarships to Ontario residents pursuing post-secondary education which includes the study of property & casualty insurance.

Specifically, the Fund offers financial assistance in the form of up to four scholarships to Ontario residents pursuing full-time post-secondary property & casualty studies at a university or college level.

For complete details on this program, click here to go directly to the website for the Insurance Institute of Canada.

Community Achievement Awards

CampusPerks has launched our Community Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding students that are doing great things on campus and in their communities.

This semester we are presenting awards for Art, Media, Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship, where the winners will be selected by an industry leader to receive national recognition, as well as a $1,000 scholarship.

Visit the website for more information.

Out On Bay Street

About Out On Bay Street:

Out On Bay Street is a national non-profit organization that strives to facilitate the professional development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied (LGBTQA) students as they transition from school to the workplace.We are committed to supporting students who make a difference in their LGBTQA or wider community by providing them with resources to help achieve their educational goals.

About the Scholarship Program:

Our new scholarship program will provide 2 post-secondary student recipients with a financial award to help defray the costs of higher education.Recipients will be highlighted at our Scholarship Awards Ball on September 21, 2013. They will also receive complimentary access to our Leaders To Be Proud Of Awards Reception and Annual Conference, slated for September 19-21 in Toronto (Note: We will also cover travel and accommodation expenses for any scholarship recipients chosen from outside of the Greater Toronto Area).Applications must be submitted byJuly 31, 2013via the Out On Bay Street Student Portal at

BeTheBoss Canada is Canada's most informative franchise directory. To give back to the community and foster the next generation of entrepreneurs, they've developed the Future of Franchising award. Four awards, valued at $1,000 each, will be awarded on August 1, 2014 to post secondary students with an interest in franchising. To be eligible, you must be: Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada, and enrolled full time in post secondary studies. Please submit a 500-600 word commentary on the importance of franchising, including what it means to you and your community, This should be a unique piece of writing to you. Entries must include the following to be considered complete: your full name, address and telephone number, and your post secondary school, program and expected graduation date. Application deadline is June 1, 2014. Apply via email to Elana Lancit, Be The Boss Canada, 302-1037 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. K6H 1E3. Telphone (604) 730-5553. E-Mail: Website:

North American Van Lines 2015 Logistics Scholarship

Intended for students in the area of business, logistics and similar fields, with eight lucky winners being selected to receive an award of $1,000 each. Complete details can be found online at: