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Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarships

10 $10,000 Scholarships Awarded
Funded through the generosity of the Members of the Horatio Alger Association of Canada

The National Entrepreneurial Scholarships are awarded to eligible students across all provinces and territories in Canada. Entrepreneurial Scholars also receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the spring of their terminal year of high school to participate in a conference with their American counterparts.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be graduating high school (or be in the final year of CEGEP) with plans to enter university in the fall of 2019
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university
  • Prove critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Demonstrate desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
  • Be Canadian citizens

Applicants for both the Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships are required to fill out only ONE application.  The Association will use the one application to consider you for all programs for which you are eligible.


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Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships

160 $5,000 Scholarships Awarded
Funded through the generosity of the Members of the Canadian Association

The Canadian Scholarships are awarded to eligible students across all provinces and territories in Canada.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be graduating high school (or be in the final year of CEGEP) with plans to enter university in the fall of 2019
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
  • Be Canadian citizens

Applicants for both the Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships are required to fill out only ONE application.  The Association will use the one application to consider you for all programs for which you are eligible.


FAQs


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The Fairfax Financial Holdings Entrance Awards program is a partnership of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (whose Chairman and CEO is Canadian Association Member, Prem Watsa) and the Horatio Alger Association of Canada.  Through this partnership, some 45 scholarships will be awarded to selected youth residing in Canada who face significant financial obstacles to help them achieve a Canadian college or university diploma or degree.

Eligibility

  • plan to enroll full-time at one of the eligible colleges/universities*
  • have graduated from high school or CEGEP within 18 months prior to applying
  • demonstrate financial need based on government student loan assessment from their home province
  • demonstrate academic readiness: minimum grade percentage of 80
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency

 

*Eligible colleges and universities are:

Alberta: University of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic

British Columbia: Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Capilano University, Douglas College

Manitoba: University of Manitoba, Red River College, Assiniboine Community College

Newfoundland and Labrador: Memorial University, College of the North Atlantic

Nova Scotia: Dalhousie University

Ontario: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Georgian College, Seneca College, Sheridan College

Quebec: McGill University, Laval University, O’Sullivan College of Montreal

 

Please contact your specific institution to find out how to apply for these awards.


Horatio Alger Vocational & Technical Education Scholarships

25 $3,000 Scholarships funded through the generosity of the Members of the Horatio Alger Association of Canada

The Vocational & Technical Education Scholarships are awarded to eligible students across all provinces and territories in Canada.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Horatio Alger Vocation and Technical Education Scholarship Program, an applicant must:

  • Have completed high school (or earned high school equivalency credential) by Spring
  • Be enrolled in a 3 years or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall that will lead to employment
  • Demonstrated critical financial need
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a Canadian citizen

To download the application click here –

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Indigenous Achievement Scholarships brought to you by Indspire

Indigenous Achievement Scholarships

5 $10,000 Horatio Alger Indigenous Achievement Scholarships awarded in partnership with Indspire

The Horatio Alger Indigenous Achievement Scholarship is for Indigenous students starting a four-year post-secondary program in the Fall. While enrolled in post-secondary program, students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and a full-time course load to receive the renewed support each year.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Indigenous Achievement Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • First Nation (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis high school students
  • Enrolled full-time in a high school within Canada
  • Starting in a four-year post-secondary program within Canada full-time September 2019
  • Valid Social Insurance Number

 


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The VTE application is now available – apply today!  The deadline is July 15th for students pursuing vocational or technical training in fall 2019.

The application for the National Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships is now closed.  Recipients will be notified in January.

The Fairfax Financial Holdings Scholarships are determined by the eligible colleges and universities.  Please check with your institution (if they are included in the list of eligible schools here) to find out about the application process.