Looking for funding to support your post-secondary dreams can seem daunting. We are here to help.
Check out this guide, or scroll down for tons of help on how to get started!
We have also compiled a list of bursaries and scholarships that are broken down by state or province. You can find them here.
Finding Help in Your Community
There are many people who you can connect with for help with your funding search. Here’s some options on who you can start with!
At your current school:
If you’re in high school you can talk to a Guidance Counsellor, a Peer-Mentor, or a teacher.
If you’re already enrolled at a post-secondary institution you can talk to the Financial Aid Officer, Guidance Counsellor, Peer-Mentor, Professor or teacher.
Please note: if you are in high school, you can still reach out the school you hope to attend and ask to speak with someone in the Financial Aid Office for assistance.
At other companies & businesses:
There may be businesses in your community that offer scholarships. An easy way to check is a quick internet search. Simply search “(Company’s name) + scholarship”, and if their website says anything about a scholarship or bursary, give them a call to ask about it further.
Another great option is to reach out to community organizations – the legion, sports teams, religious groups, youth groups and anything else you or a family member are a part of. There just might be something these organizations do to help youth in their communities access funding for school.
Here are some tips or examples of how to inquire about bursaries when calling companies or organizations:
Always introduce yourself first.
If you know they offer a bursary or saw it online you can say – “I saw that you offer a scholarship/bursary and I am wondering if I could please have some more information.”
If you are not sure if they provide a bursary or not, try one of these – “I was wondering if (insert Company/Organization name) provides a scholarship or bursary to low-income youth?” OR “I was wondering if your organization has a scholarship or bursary program, and if so, where can I access it?”
Additional Ways We Can Help
Applying for bursaries and scholarships can be confusing and tricky, so we’re here to help. Don’t be afraid to ask us questions like these:
- Can you look over my bursary application to make sure that I have not forgotten anything?
- Can you help me through the application process? I’m not sure how it works.
- Can you look over my short essay response?
- What deadlines are coming up?
Camp Experiences and your Applications
You learned so many valuable skills during your time at camp – use this experience to your advantage when applying for bursaries and scholarships. Things we can help you with:
- Connecting what you’ve learned at camp to your applications
- Write you a reference letter based on your progress reports from camp
- Write you a letter stating your successful completion of the program
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!