What types of scholarships can I win?

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There are four types of scholarships students can win:

  1. Entrance Scholarships
  2. High School Scholarships
  3. University Scholarships
  4. External Scholarships

You are definitely eligible for at least one of these types of scholarships and many students win multiple kinds. Here’s what they are in more detail:

Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships are awarded by a university or college. These scholarships rely on academic performance and are super competitive.

Aspects that help you stand out for entrance scholarships include:

  • Your university or college application
  • Leadership skills
  • Academic merits

You will be required to write a supplementary application and essay to qualify for these. If you are super smart and have the grades to prove it, this may be a good scholarship for you to pursue.

High School Scholarships

High School Scholarships are awarded from your high school. These scholarships are available during your grade 12 year. High school scholarships are a hidden gem because there may be numerous awards available and they may not be well-publicized. Every single student should pursue internal scholarships through high school. These are usually available during short windows of time, so you need to be on your game and in the know to take advantage. 

University Scholarships

Universities offer scholarships and awards for students. These are best for students awesome academics who also partake in great extra-curricular activities. The best resource to learn about university scholarships is a faculty member, counsellor or advisor. Visit one of these people to get a full list of available scholarships. Remember, your scholarship journey doesn’t end in high school. Scholarships are possible for everyone who is in school!

External Scholarships

External scholarships are not associated with a specific school. These are sometimes thought of as third-party or community scholarships. You may find external scholarships from:

  • Companies
  • Organizations
  • Foundations

External scholarships cover a wide range, both financially (between $100 and $100,000) and awareness (some are well-known). Sometimes, external scholarships are a hugely untapped resource that you can tap into.

Research is your friend here. GrantMe has built a massive database with thousands of scholarships. Our work has included countless hours finding, compiling and monitoring scholarships in Canada. Anyone can get an external scholarship. There is no reason not to pursue these.

Every student in Canada is eligible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships. It takes a ton of time and effort to find the ones that will pay off for you. That’s why GrantMe exists. Join our program and get the most money for your education.