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External Awards

External scholarships and bursaries are facilitated through the Alumni & Development office.

There are a number of awards available through agencies external to St. Lawrence College. We have listed some of these below with links to the appropriate websites from which you can learn more about the award and information on how to apply. We have also included links to external award search engines.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for the convenience of students only. While every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy and completeness, St. Lawrence College accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided and no responsibility for the content of the linked, non-St. Lawrence College websites. Students should independently confirm competition details and closing dates by consulting the relevant websites directly.

Criteria:

  • Dependents of OPSEU/SEFPO members. Check website for more information on each scholarship.

Deadline: Varies

Value: Varies

Website: https://opseu.org/scholarships/

Criteria:

  • The Ad Standards Scholarship is open and available for undergraduate students enrolled in a marketing or advertising program, or enrolled in a business program with an emphasis in marketing/advertising.

How to Apply:

  • To learn more about the application criteria and to download the application form, students can visit www.adstandards.ca/scholarship.

Value: Two $1500 scholarships

Deadline: February 29, 2024

Link: https://adstandards.ca/resources/adstandards-scholarship/ 

Criteria:

  • Blind or partially sighted (i.e. best corrected visual acuity of 20/70" and/or you have a visual field of 20 degrees or narrower).
  • Pursuing a post-secondary diploma, degree, skilled trades certificate, apprenticeship program or equivalent.
  • A Canadian citizen or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to the date of application.
  • Highly motivated, independent and able to demonstrate a reasonable level of personal achievement.

How to Apply:

  • Visit www.cnib.ca/scholarships and review all available scholarships. If you are eligible for any scholarship listed, complete an application. Applicants are automatically considered for all eligible scholarships (unless stated otherwise). Successful recipients are chosen by CNIB's scholarship selection committee.

Deadline:  July 2, 2024

Link: Scholarships and Awards | CNIB

Criteria:

  • Students must be entering or enrolled in college diploma or university degree programs in agriculture and/or environment-related studies and have a permanent residence within our membership catchment area of Wellington County, Perth County, and the Region of Waterloo.

Application:

  • Application available on the GRAS website beginning April 1, 2024.

Value: $3,000

Deadline: July 2, 2024.

Link: https://grandriveragsociety.com/philanthropy/

Criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school or college
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent)
  • Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada

 

How to Apply:

  • Visit our online application portal here
  • Submit an essay describing their innovative project
  • Provide supporting documentation (letter of recommendation, news article/photo featuring their project, etc.)

 

Value:   $500

Deadline:  The 20th of every month.

Link: Innovation in Education Scholarship | LA Tutors 123

Criteria:

  • Students with a disability, who have at minimum one full semester left in their post-secondary education are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are asked to submit:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A 1-2 page letter and/or a 1-2 minute video link describing why they should be considered for the Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship
  3. Proof of enrollment in a post-secondary or trade program

The application form and letter/ video submission must be received by March 31st, 2024 to be considered. Please send your package to info@wecare-canada.org with the subject line ‘Scholarship”

 

Value: $3000

Deadline: March 31st 2024

Link: https://wecare-canada.org/scholarships/

Criteria:

  • 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.
  • Will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized general/ vocational College or post-secondary institution in Canada or USA as of Sept 2021.
  • Canadian or American Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application
  • Winner agrees to having his/her name, photo and post-secondary institution displayed on the Storwell website.

Value: $2,000.00

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing - September 1st every year

https://www.storwell.com/bursary-application 

Criteria:

  • Eligibility for the Joseph R. Benedetto Scholarship extends to any student enrolled in a full-time engineering or manufacturing-related program within Canada. While candidates may originate from any region within Canada, their educational institution must be in Ontario. Exceptions to this criterion may be considered at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. SME membership is not obligatory, as membership is included as part of the scholarship award.

How to Apply:

  • Candidates must email their applications and related documents in PDF format to smetoronto26scholarship@gmail.com. The applications must be received by the specified deadline

Value: 3 x $3000

Deadline: March 29, 2024

Link: Community Files - SME Connect

Criteria:

  • You must have finished high school and either be enrolled in or have submitted an application to a postgraduate or undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, or institution.
  • You must have completed at least one term of study in the course.
  • You should not have dropped out of college, and there must be no gap between your bachelor's and master's degree courses.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a citizen of the United States, Canada, or Australia.
  • Exhibit a need for financial assistance.

How to Apply:

  • Draft a cover letter highlighting why you are the ideal candidate for this scholarship. Write an essay on the topic "Navigating the Landscape of Digital Media. "Provide details of your academic course of your grade transcripts. Compile the aforementioned documents on Google Docs and share the link to the email address provided below.
  • Email for submissions: scholarship@theshortmedia.com

Value: $500

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Link: Marketing Scholarship Program - The Short Media

For additional external bursary and scholarship opportunities please visit:

External awards submission process

If you are an organization looking to send a scholarship or bursary for a St. Lawrence College student, please note that payment can be made by EFT, credit card over the phone, or by cheque to the following address:

St. Lawrence College
Attn: Alumni and Development Office
100 Portsmouth Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 5A6

If you are providing the scholarship via EFT, please contact the Alumni and Development Office at development@sl.on.ca for the appropriate form.

Once we receive the funds, we will post the funds directly to the student’s tuition account under the name of your award title.

Please note that bursary funds must be reported by the student when filing a personal income tax filing, therefore a T4A will be issued at the end of the tax year from St. Lawrence College to the student (unless specified that the T4A it is being produced by the issuer of the bursary).

Note for students: 

If you have a scholarship/bursary cheque from an external organization that is made out to St. Lawrence College, please send the cheque to the address above and ensure your student number and name are included. 

Students who are OSAP recipients must report all monetary awards, scholarships, or bursaries received. If you are in receipt of OSAP this academic year, please contact your OSAP office immediately to have your application updated if you are the recipient of a bursary.

Kingston: osapk@sl.on.ca
Brockville: osapb@sl.on.ca
Cornwall: osapc@sl.on.ca