It's Time To Apply
for Scholarships!

Applying for scholarships can seem like an overwhelming added item on your to-do list, but it is well worth your effort! Completing the applications over a number of weeks can lead to big benefits over the long term. If you are awarded a scholarship, not only will you have extra funding to support your education, but you will also have another achievement to list on your résumé.

Each scholarship application process is different, with varied deadlines, but here are a few things to make sure you include in your application essay/letter:

  • How this money will be helpful (e.g., you will be able to focus on your studies versus working a part-time job)
  • Why you have chosen to study what you have applied for – and do include a description if your experience with childhood cancer affected this decision
  • How appreciative you are to be considered and how proud you will be to be a recipient if you are successful

If you have any questions about scholarship applications, contact your SAVTI counsellor!


This Edition's Scholarship in the Spotlight – Emmy Duff Scholarship Foundation

The Emmy Duff Scholarship Foundation honours a young woman who lived her life with courage, compassion, and, above all, hope. The scholarship is open to Canadian students currently residing in Canada who have had treatment (or are currently being treated) for cancer. Successful candidates will have demonstrated an ongoing volunteer commitment to causes that are important to them. The scholarship supports post-secondary academic endeavours and recognizes the personal triumphs of exemplary students who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The Emmy Duff Scholarship – $2,000 (CAD)

  • Students in any university or college program in Canada
  • Students may be in any year of their studies (must be enrolled in the fall term when scholarships are awarded)
  • Students are eligible to receive the award once
  • Proof of enrollment required

Scholarships for Pediatric Cancer and Brain Tumour Survivors

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation Survivor Scholarship Program

Scholarships for Survivors/Ongoing Volunteers

Emmy Duff Scholarship Foundation

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

AUCC Scholarship Programs

Bursary for Students with Disabilities (OSAP)

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program

CNIB Scholarships

Easter Seals Ontario Scholarships

Holly Bartlett Memorial Award

Joubin/Selig Scholarship Fund

Justin Eves Foundation Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Osler Epilepsy Scholarship

"Whipper" Billy Watson Education Bursary

Program-Specific Scholarships

Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation Welding Scholarship

Candlelighters - Carson Wagonlit Bursary – Eastern Ontario

ChildCan Bursary – London/Southwestern Ontario

Dr. John Davis Burton Award – Ottawa Region Schools

Hamilton Community Foundation Scholarships and Bursaries – Hamilton Region

Lucas Prix Jocelyn-Demers – Quebec Only

Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer (NOFCC) - Vale Shine Bright Bursary – Pan-Northern Ontario

Xerox Scholarship (SAVTI clients attending George Brown College)
Please contact your SAVTI counsellor for more information.

Some Additional Scholarship Search Tools

Scholarships Canada



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