Scholarships and Bursaries

The web is a great source of information for awards and other forms of financial support. Some sites provide links to other external funding sources and search engines. Here are just a few of them:
http://www.canlearn.ca
https://yconic.com/
http://www.scholarshipscanada.com
http://www.schoolfinder.com

There are many awards that are offered by external companies and organizations… here are just a few of them that were previously offered, listed in order of application deadlines. Make sure to verify application deadlines – they change on a yearly basis.

THE ELIZABETH GREENSHIELDS FOUNDATION

assists artists in the early stages of their careers. Awards are limited to candidates working in painting, drawing, printmaking or sculpture who demonstrate a commitment to making art a lifetime career. Grants are in the amount of $12,500 and may be used for any art-related purpose. The award is granted quarterly. (no deadline)

SHAD VALLEY

is looking for: creative and entrepreneurial minds; initiative and drive; excellent communications skills; leadership abilities and the ability to work within a team; high academic success, especially in math and the sciences. Shad offers students a summer of: opportunity, challenge, and adventure. This residential program at a host university campus runs every July and encourages students to open their minds and explore new career opportunities. Entrance scholarships are available as well as bursaries for students in financial need. For information visit http://www.shad.ca/  .

THE ASSOCIATION QUEBECOISE DES ETUDIANTS AYANT DES INCAPACITES AU POSTSECONDAIRE (AQEIPS)

continues its bursary program to encourage and stimulate the pursuit of post secondary education for persons with disabilities. The AQEIPS seeks to pursue two main objectives: encourage students with disabilities to advocate for their rights and support their social participation; help students with disabilities face additional costs related to their functional limitations.

LA FONDATION DES COMPTABLES PROFESSIONNELS AGRÉÉS DU QUÉBEC

will grant 40 awards of $750 throughout the province to students who have completed one year in science, social science, or Accounting and Management Technology (or any program leading to university studies in administration or accounting) and have met the criteria established by the Foundation’s selection committee. Information is available at www.fondation.cpaquebec.ca .

MENSA CANADA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

By writing your career plan and describing the means you undertake to achieve your goals you may earn a scholarship of $750 or $1000. You must be a full time student and a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and be at least 18 years old by the application deadline. You must write an essay in English or French describing your career goals in 250 words or less. Rules can be found at http://www.mensacanada.ca/ .

TERRY FOX HUMANITARIAN AWARD PROGRAM

This program is intended to encourage Canadian youth to seek the high ideals represented by Terry Fox by the granting of commemorative awards for the pursuit of higher education. The value of each of the 20 awards is up to $7,000 annually, for a maximum of four years, or until a first degree is obtained. Demonstration of the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship will be criteria for the selection and renewal of recipients. Further relevant qualities are courage in overcoming obstacles, involvement in humanitarian service and participation in sport, fitness and community service. Application materials and information is available at www.terryfoxawards.ca .

KIN CANADA BURSARIES

Through this fund, assistance is available to applicants in their quest for higher learning. The Fund awards $1000 bursaries to successful applicants. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and currently registered full-time at a post-secondary institution. Application forms must be submitted to the Kinsmen Club nearest your permanent residence. Go to http://www.bursary.ca/ to print an application form.

CHAPEAU LES FILLES! HATS OFF TO YOU!

This competition helps women become familiar with the many career options open to them and provides support for those training for male-dominated trades and occupations until graduation. Cash prizes from $500 – $5,000 are available. For information and to register, go to www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/chapeau .

THE NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA

is proud to announce its 20th annual Bursary and Summer Employment Program for University and Cegep Students with Physical or Sensory Disabilities. Under this Program, the Bank awards two $2,000 bursaries together with a paid 12-week summer job for university students and one $1,000 bursary together with a paid 10-week summer job for Cegep students. Students are encouraged to apply online at www.nbc.ca/bursaries .

BOURSTAD

is a stock market simulation on the Internet open to high school, Cégep and University students. It runs from mid-February to mid-April and you can register online at http://www.bourstad.ca/ . There are almost $25,000 in prizes to be won!

BECOME A FULL-TIME LANGUAGE ASSISTANT

As part of ODYSSEY, you will have the opportunity to lead language activities in a classroom to support the teacher. From September through May 31 you’ll work 25 hours a week helping young people learn your language and culture. You will receive $18,500 for your nine month mandate. For information go to C133 or http://www.myodyssey.ca/  .

EXPLORE

another region of Canada while learning English or French during a five week Spring/Summer program. Participants receive a $2,000 bursary covering tuition fees, materials, meals and accommodation. (Travel costs to location and pocket money are not included.) For details and to apply, go to http://www.myexplore.ca/  .

HEC LEADERSHIP BURSARY

HEC offers approximately 100 Leadership Scholarships (one for Champlain-Lennoxville). Students must have a code R between 30.0 and 32.999 and be active in the community, student life, sports, arts and culture or entrepreneurship.  Entrance scholarships are automatically given to students with a code R higher than 33.0 – no application is required.

LA FONDATION DE L’UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC

offers various bursaries to students continuing their education in a francophone university in Quebec. In 2006-2007 they will grant a total of approximately $100,000 to deserving candidates. The description of the various bursaries, including the target clientele, the deadline, the branch of studies and amount of the award can be found at www.uquebec.ca/fondation  « Programme de bourses ».

CMA BURSARY

To be eligible for a CEGEP scholarship of $500, students must be registered in a CEGEP program and eligible for a university program in accounting sciences or business administration. Applications must be submitted directly to the Order by March 15. To obtain more information, contact the Coordinator at 514 849-1155, ext. 238, or 1 800 263-5390.

OSENTREPRENDRE

encourages students to participate in Quebec’s largest annual competition to promote entrepreneurship. It consists of academic or extracurricular entrepreneurship projects developed and carried out by students over the last school year that enable them to develop their entrepreneurial skills. To register and find out more about the rules and prizes, please consult http://www.concours-entrepreneur.org/ .

LA FONDATION DESJARDINS

Desjardins will be awarding nearly $700,000 in scholarships to students studying in Québec and Ontario.  All information about scholarships programs, including the application form, is available at www.desjardins.com/en/fondation

TOWNSHIPPERS’ ASSOCIATION LEADERS OF TOMORROW AWARDS

offers three $1000 prizes to young leaders between the ages of 15 and 35.  Information and a nomination form are available at http://www.townshippers.qc.ca/

MONSANTO OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

will provide 50 scholarships to students across the country entering their first year in agricultural sciences or forestry. Each scholarship is valued at $1500 and students must be from an agricultural or forestry family farming operation and have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership capabilities and active involvement in their local community.

BOURSES D’ÉTUDES EN ÉNERGIE

offers one monetary award at the collegial, university and graduate level from $1,500 to $5,000. To apply you must be a Canadian or permanent resident who has lived in Quebec for at least one year and registered in a College or University in 2007-2008 with an interest in energy in the form of engineering, economics, urbanism, design or architecture. You must be present at the awards ceremony on November 13, 2008. You must be outstanding in your studies and stand out amongst your peers. Information and an application form are available at http://www.aee.gouv.qc.ca/  .

MADD (MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING)

MADD awards a $2,000 bursary to Canadian students enrolled full-time in a Canadian college or cégep and who have lost a parent or guardian in an impaired-driving related crash. Application forms are available at http://madd.ca/pages/programs/youth-services/youth-bursary-fund/

LE FESTIVAL VIDÉ EAU

is an international competition for video clips organized by the International Secretariat for Water in preparation for the International « Water and Film » events that will take place in Istanbul in 2009. The festival invites people aged from 17 to 30 to submit 90 second or shorter video clips on the theme « Water, People and Sustainable Development ». For additional information or to apply, go to http://www.sie-isw.org/ .

$2,000 STORWELL BURSARY FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. The award is non-renewable but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year. The successful candidate is an active member of their community, has excellent grades and displays financial need. Applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or American foster care program and agrees to having the above organization verify the same.  Must be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or USA, a Canadian or American Citizen or Permanent Resident and be 24 years of age or less at the time of application.    To be considered, simply fill out our application .

THE CANADIAN MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (LORAN AWARD)

will present cash awards to students who will be attending various Canadian universities next Fall. Awards vary from $2,000 a year to paid tuition for 4 years plus $10,000/year. The student must be graduating this year with a 29 Code R and be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. Character, service and leadership are the selection criteria for Loran Awards. Students may apply directly, or be sponsored by their Cégep (maximum 8 students). To be nominated by the College, the student must submit a request. Applications and information are available at http://www.loranaward.ca .

NB: The nominated student(s) will not necessarily receive this award, since all nominated students will be independently reviewed by the Foundation.

INDSPIRE

Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.

Our vision is to enrich Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement. In partnership with Indigenous, private and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.

Indspire is led by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. We serve First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students in remote communities and urban centres across Canada. With the support of our funding partners, we disburse financial awards, deliver programs, and share resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education.

Application online at: http://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/

FONDATION DE L’ORDRE DES INGENIEURS DU QUÉBEC

Fifteen scholarships worth $2,000 each will be awarded to students in the final year of a Cégep program that will qualify them to pursue engineering studies at a university.  Information is available at www.foiq.qc.ca .

TD CANADA TRUST SCHOLARSHIP for COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

is open to students across Canada who: Are in their final year of high school in Canada (or CEGEP in Quebec); Have shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community; Possess the academic skills to successfully enter and complete college or university and present a minimum average of 75%. Each scholarship is valued at up to $70,000 and includes full tuition at any approved university or college in Canada; $7,500 a year toward living expenses; and an offer of summer employment.  For additional information or to apply, go to http://www.td.com/scholarship/

BOURSES JEUNESSE RAYMOND-BLAIS

is a program for 18-30 year olds who wish to take a technical or refresher course, take non-university courses, acquire instructional or professional equipment, carry out a personal project particularly with a view to acquiring new skills, or acquire international experience that provides benefits to Canada. 100 bursaries of $500 will be awarded. Apply on line at www.desjardins.com/fondation . Select Bursaries for 18-30 year olds.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

The candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident intending to begin university study in September 2010. It is not necessary that the student intend to apply for admission to the U. of T. Each school is invited to choose a student who demonstrates superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. The student will not only excel in academic pursuits but also have an enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and an involvement in the life of their school and community.

ROCK OR A HARD PLACE

Follow the financial fortunes of 4 friends who have to pay their own way after high school, play the game and take the quiz and get a chance to win one of five $1,000 scholarships. Go to www.fundyourfuture.ca/rock  for contest rules and regulations.

THE NEADS EQUITY THROUGH EDUCATION AWARD

is being offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities. Awards will be granted to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. Details are available at http://www.neads.ca/ .

SENATE PAGE PROGRAM

If you will be a full-time student pursuing university in the Nation’s Capital Regional and are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and are able to communicate orally in both official languages, you may be eligible to work as a Senate Page. Information and application forms are available at www.senate-senat.ca/pages.asp .

HOUSE OF COMMONS PAGE PROGRAM

Are you a good student and do you plan to attend university in the Ottawa region next fall? Are you a leader now and in the future and committed to service, to others and society? This lucrative and prestigious position may be for you. Information and an application form are available at http://www.parl.gc.ca/hocpage .

 

A number of scholarships and awards are made available to students of Champlain-Lennoxville. They include the following:

Anne Thaler Memorial Award

Awarded annually to the graduating Liberal Arts student who has shown outstanding effort in his/her academic pursuits.

Annie Turcotte Memorial Award

A scholarship established by the college in memory of Annie Turcotte honours science student at this campus from 1986-88, who was one of the 14 women slain at the École Polytechnique de l’Université de Montréal on December 6th, 1989. Annie was a second year Engineering student at the time of her death. This award is in the form of an annual prize of $250 given to a highly qualified female student pursuing her university studies in science or engineering.

Awards for Academic Excellence

These awards are given annually by the Champlain Students Association executive to those graduating students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement while at Champlain. Eligible students must have been named to the Deans’ List for at least three of their four semesters, or, in the case of three year programs, four out of six semesters. A small plaque is given to each winner, and a larger plaque inscribed with all the names is on display in the Champlain building lobby.

Canadian Federation of University Women, Sherbrooke and District Annual Prize

An award in the amount of $350 granted to a female student finishing with high standing in Science, resident of the Eastern Townships, and continuing on to higher education in science.

For other available awards, see http://lampefoundation.org/

Champlain-Lennoxville Program Achievement Awards

Awards of $150 each are given annually to the graduating student in each of the programs (or profiles) who has achieved the highest academic average (up to their last semester) in that program. A plaque with the names of the recipients is on display in the Champlain building.

The Champlain Regional College Board of Governors’ Merit Award

This award is given annually to the graduating student with the highest academic average on each of the three campuses. A monetary prize of $1,250 and a plaque are given to each winner.

The Champlain Regional College – Lennoxville Campus Scholarships

$250 scholarships offered to three graduating students, one each from Alexander Galt, Massey Vanier, and Richmond Regional high schools, entering Champlain-Lennoxville in the fall, who have excelled over-all academically with an average of over 80%, and obtained the highest combined mark in the subjects of English and French.

The Champlain Regional College – Support Staff Award

The Support Staff at Champlain College offer an award of $300 to a Champlain Student who has successfully completed at least one semester as a full-time student, who has English as a second language, and who is returning to Champlain College next year. Application forms are available from the receptionist.

Champlain Students’ Association Award of Merit

Awarded annually to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to college life. A plaque with the names of past recipients is displayed in the Champlain Students’ Association office.

Governor General’s Award

A bronze medal awarded to the graduating student with the highest academic standing upon graduation.

Heather Fisher Memorial Award

This award was established in July, 2004, in memory of a 1999 Champlain Liberal Arts graduate. This award is presented to a graduating Liberal Arts student with the highest academic average.

Homage to Jaque Brousseau

This award was created in 2003 by La Fondation Front-Tiers to honor the memory of the Champlain instructor who initiated the stage in international cooperation in 1991, first in the Dominican Republic and more recently in Peru. It is open to all students who have been involved in international cooperation, completed the stage, and continued to be involved with the project through the Tomorrow International Club after returning to Canada.

Ken Madokoro Fine Arts Award

This award was created in 2003 in memory of a veteran Fine Arts professor who passed away suddenly in July, 2003. The successful candidate(s) must be in the final semester of the Fine Arts program; must demonstrate a serious interest in continuing in the fine arts, formally or otherwise; must show creativity, combined with receptiveness to a structured learning technique; must demonstrate perseverance in their studies; must show initiative in taking responsibility for their own learning; must promote the advancement of the group as a whole; and must show improvement over the course of their studies.

Myriam Augustin Memorial Award

This award was established in June, 2015 to honour the memory of Myriam Augustin, who taught German at the College since 2007.  It is presented annually to the graduating student with the highest average in the Languages & Communication Profile.

Potter Family Scholarship

The Potter Family Award will be given to a Champlain College Lennoxville student at the graduation Ceremonies. Created to honour Champlain Regional College for it’s education mission in memory of former Director of Studies, Arthur G. Potter III, the award is presented to a student from one of the Champlain Regional Colleges, on a rotating basis, each year – 2017 being Champlain Lennoxville’s turn. A $1,000.00 prize is awarded to support a student with an inquiring, innovative mind who is able to synthesize the educational experience at Champlain in a short essay. You must be a student at Champlain Lennoxville with a cumulative grade average of at least 85% and in your last semester to apply. Complete the application form and submit with your essay to potterfamilyaward@gmail.com  .

Richard Beger Memorial Award

This monetary award, given in memory of the late Champlain professor of Geography and Humanities, is presented each spring to the graduating student who has made the greatest contribution to the life of the college. The award is made by the directors of the Richard Beger Memorial Foundation based using the following criteria: high academic achievement, distinction in representing and serving the college in extra-curricular activities, good qualities of character and leadership, and the spirit of Richard Beger’s interests. The award is made to students who demonstrate an interest in continuing their education.

The Royal Bank Award

This award is given annually to the graduating student with the second highest academic average on each of the three campuses. A monetary prize of $1,000 and a plaque are given to the winner.

Syndicat des Enseignants [et Enseignantes] du Collège Champlain de Lennoxville

The SECCL, the Lennoxville Campus faculty union, grants four scholarships of $400 annually to students who have completed at least one full year at Champlain-Lennoxville and who will return to this campus for full time studies the following year. The criteria for the award are as follows: high academic standing, participation in extra-curricular activities, and perseverance in attending college in the face of personal or physical difficulties.

Subject Achievement Certificates

These certificates are presented to graduating students who have excelled in a particular subject. The criteria and candidates are determined by the faculty who teach in the discipline concerned, and may vary from subject to subject.

Theresa Allore Memorial Scholarship

Theresa Allore was a promising student at Champlain College Lennoxville. At the time of her death, she was studying Social Science, and had expressed an interest in the field of criminology.  Theresa loved adventure which led to her interest in cycling, skydiving, and hiking.  She loved being outdoors, and particularly enjoyed hiking the local trails of Mount Orford.  Her special qualities included being a good friend, who did not judge others, but rather chose to draw encouragement and inspiration from everyone and everything she encountered.  Based on these qualities inspired by Theresa, this scholarship takes into consideration the student as a “total person”, including academic achievement, active participation in campus life, desire to assist others, and financial need.

 

ATHLETIC AWARDS

A number of awards are open to Champlain men and women who participate in intercollegiate athletics.

The Bill Huckins Memorial Award

Presented annually to the student-athlete who best exemplifies persistence of effort and courage in the face of adversity.

The Brian Morley Player of the Year Award

Presented annually to a deserving member of the Champlain Cougars football team.

Basketball /Women

• Rookie of the Year
• Most Valuable Player
• Team Award

Basketball / Men

• Rookie of the Year
• Most Valuable Player
• Team Award

Field Lacrosse

• Rookie of the Year
• Most Valuable Player
• Team Award

Football

• Cougar Pride
• Donald Bilodeau Memorial Trophy

Hockey

• Rookie of the Year
• Most Valuable Player
• Mike Hartwell Award

Rugby

• Rookie of the Year
• Most Valuable Player
• Team Award

Soccer /Women

• Rookie of the Year
• Most Valuable Player
• Team Award

Soccer /Men

• Rookie of the Year
• Most Valuable Player
• Team Award