TOP 50 Most Prestigious Scholarships to Study in Canada

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Having a full scholarship to study in Canada is, for some of us, a dream. A scholarship that covers everything during your journey from tuition fees, to accommodation and let’s not forget an allocation for your daily expenses.

So, no matter you are Canadian, a permanent citizen or an international student, we made you a list of 50 most prestigious scholarships to study in Canada.

All the scholarships below are very competitive, and your only lucky card is your academic performance or your social and civil involvement (leadership, for example).

Let’s dive into our most valuable scholarships to study in Canada:

1. University of Toronto

1.1. C. David naylor university fellowships: 30.000$

The C. David Naylor University Fellowships, funded by Arthur and Sandra Irving, at the University of Toronto were established to support outstanding scholars who are active in community service and commencing the first year of a graduate degree program. 

1.2. CIBC Women in Financial Services Scholarships: $25,000

The CIBC Women in Financial Services Scholarship initiative will provide critically important financial support to promising students completing an MBA, who will go on to become tomorrow’s business leaders in Canada and around the world

1.3. IBET PhD Fellowship: $25.000

The program goal is to change the academic landscape within the next five to 10 years by removing historical and systemic barriers to participation by Indigenous and Black scholars and increasing the number of Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) and Black engineering professors teaching and researching in universities across Ontario.

1.4. Google PhD Fellowship: Full tuition and fees.

The Fellowship supports promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. Google’s mission is to foster inclusive research communities and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

1.5. Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students: $10.000 per year.

The Connaught International Scholarship for Doctoral Students is a cost-sharing initiative designed to assist graduate units in recruiting and supporting top international students by providing a top-up scholarship to each recipient, which will be paid in addition to the program’s normal funding package provided by the graduate unit.

2. Montreal University

2.6. Loran Scholars Foundation : $100.000

With a value of $100,000 ($10,000 annual stipend, tuition waiver, summer internships, mentoring program, etc.) the Loran Scholarship is the most comprehensive undergraduate scholarship in the country. It enables determined young leaders to develop their talents and contribute to a better world.

2.7. Jacques Etienne Des Marchais: $50.000

To be eligible, you must be a licensed physician (MD) and either a resident, graduate or postgraduate student, family physician or specialist;

2.8. Viscount Bennett Scholarship: $25.000

The Viscount Bennett scholarship was established through a gift from the Right Honourable Viscount Bennett, former President of the CBA (1929-1930) who established a trust fund in 1943 for the purpose of using the income generated to encourage a higher level of legal training, education and ethics.

2.9. IRSC scholarships: $35.000

To be eligible, students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a doctoral program or a combined master’s and doctoral research program in the health sciences.

2.10. UdeM Exemption Scholarship: $12.465, $9.787 and $21.038 per year.

The goal of this new program is to help the best talent from around the world attend one of the finest francophone research universities in the world. In turn, these international students will help fulfil our educational mission by enriching the cultural diversity of the Université de Montréal community.

3. University of British Columbia

3.11 International Major Entrance Scholarship: $40,000

International Major Entrance Scholarships (IMES) are awarded to exceptional international students entering undergraduate programs at UBC. Students receive their IMES when they enter their first year at UBC, and the scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years of study. The number and level of these scholarships awarded each year vary, depending on available funding.

3.12. Outstanding International Student Award: Full tuition fees.

The Outstanding International Student (OIS) Award is a one-time, merit-based entrance scholarship awarded to qualified students when they are offered admission to UBC. Students selected for this award show strength academically and display involvement outside of the classroom.

3.13 Schulich Leader Scholarships: $100.000

The Schulich Leader Scholarships program recognizes students across Canada who demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, charisma, and creativity, and plan to study in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) area on either of UBC’s campuses during their undergraduate degree.

3.14 Loran Scholars Foundation: $100.000

LORAN, short for Long-Range Aid to Navigation, is a system that uses three points (for us, our values of character, service and leadership) to determine one’s course for a long journey. The name emphasizes the lifelong impact and values of being a Loran Scholar

4. Laval University

4.15 McCall MacBain Scholarships: Tuition fee + $2.000 per month.

The McCall MacBain Scholarship is a full graduate scholarship that will provide students with the mentorship, interdisciplinary learning, and global community they need to accelerate their impact on the world.

4.16 Excellence Scholarships: $20.000.

This program aims to recruit the best candidates in the study of the legal aspects associated with smart contracts and blockchain in order to accompany the Quebec notary’s office in its digital transformation exercise.

4.17 Maibec Scholarships: $25.000

A program to recruit promising students to train highly qualified personnel and support research in secondary wood processing.

4.18 Citizens of the World Excellence scholarship: $15.000

This new program aims to attract the world’s top talent with international student scholarships, and to support Laval University students with mobility scholarships to help them become the leaders of tomorrow.

4.19 “Groupe Analyse” Scholarships: $18.000

The scholarship seeks to promote university studies in economics with a thesis or essay at the Department of Economics of Laval University.

4.20 Postdoctoral Fellowship: $40.000

The objective of this postdoctoral fellowship is to encourage holders of a doctorate in law (PhD) to further their training in the context of research activities on smart contracts and blockchain, thereby making a substantial contribution to the development of knowledge and accompanying the Quebec notary’s office in its digital transformation exercise.

4.21 Senior’s Right Scholarship: $20.000 and $15.000

The purpose of this bursary is to provide financial support to a student who plans to write a thesis related to seniors’ rights.

4.22 Leadership Scholarships: $30.000

The program aims to recognize and foster leadership, innovation, and civic engagement among university students who stand out for their exceptional involvement, competence, and outreach and who are inspiring role models for members of the university community.

Let’s keep up with our listing:

5. Concordia University

5.23 Concordia International Tuition Award of Excellence: $43.211

5.24 Concordia University Doctoral Graduate Fellowships: $14,000

5.25 Concordia Merit Scholarship: $10,000 per year.

6. Western University

6.26 Project Hero Scholarship: Tuition fees + $10.000 accommodation

6.27 Medicine & Dentistry Schulich Scholarships: $112,000 (M), $44,800 (D).

6.28 National Indigenous Scholarship Program: $50,000

6.29 President’s Entrance Scholarships: $70,000, $65,000 and $50,000

6.30 Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Scholarship: $72,000.

6.31 International President’s Entrance Scholarships: $50,000

6.32  Faculty Entrance Scholarships: $30,000

7. University of Calgary

7.33 Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP National Scholarship: $16,000 (Renewable)

7.34 Bonnie DuPont Chancellor’s Scholarship: $15,000 (Renewable)

7.35 Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship: $26,350 (Renewable)

7.36 Schulich Leader Scholarship: $25,000; $20,000 (Renewable)

7.38 Adam Richard Leinweber Entrance Scholarship: $10,000

7.39 Dick and Lois Haskayne Chancellor’s Scholarship: $15,000 (Renewable)

7.40 Chancellor Thirsk Chancellor’s Scholarship: $15,000 (Renewable)

8. University of Ottawa

8.41 President’s Scholarship: $30,000

8.42 Chancellor’s Scholarship: $26,000

8.43 Indigenous Leadership Scholarship: $26,000

8.44 Fleur de Lys Admission Scholarship: $10,000

8.45 Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Scholarship: $11,500

9. University of Alberta

9.46 President’s International Distinction Scholarship: $120,000

9.47 International Leader Scholarship: $10,000

9.48 May Quon Undergraduate Scholarship: $100,000

10. Government scholarships

10.49 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships: $50,000 per year

10.50 Canada Excellence Research Chairs: $100,000

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  1. Can there be a chance for average performing academic students, to also get a chance to get scholarship even if it is partial , or scholarships are for the only extraordinary and outstanding individuals. Can an ordinary student also apply?

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